7 Deadlies

7 Deadlies is one of DC’s favorite party rock cover bands. Recently named Runner Up by Washington City Paper as Best Local Cover Band, 7 Deadlies brings healthy doses of your favorites from the 90s, 2000s, and recent radio play.

American University Treble in Paradise

Treble in Paradise is American University’ first all-female a cappella group. Since it was founded in 2004, the Treble ladies have worked hard to perform exciting, new arrangements at concerts on campus and at numerous events around the DC community — including the national MS Walk, AU’s President’s Circle dinner, and the National Anthem for games at Nationals Park! This organization is a place for girls to pursue their passion for singing and performance, while creating life-long friendships and amazing memories along the way. We put in time, energy, and dedication to rehearse for our concerts, performances, and other opportunities…and make sure to have a LOT of fun while doing it!

Batala Washington

Batalà in Washington, DC is an all-women percussion band whose mission is to empower women through drumming and expose communities to Brazil’s dynamic music and culture. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all proceeds go towards providing instruments and costumes to members, all of whom are volunteers.

Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble

Beyond Limits is a Passion Filled company offering exceptional services in FITNESS and DANCE. The dance portion of the company was birthed out of a deep love and passion for the art of dance. Our Dance Company ‘s mission is to encourage, inspire, motivate and educate individuals with positive or life changing messages through inspirational and uplifting dance interpretation. We Live to DANCE. and SERVE THE LORD!

Billy Winn

Billy Winn is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer from Washington DC, who has captivated audiences with his energetic dance shows and powerhouse talent. After signing with dance music label Kaleidosphere Recordings, Billy released the song ñFuture X Boyfriendî in 2014„reaching the top 20 on the Billboard Dance chart. Since then, Billy has shared the stage with the likes of Emeli Sande’, Cher Lloyd, Blake Lewis, and Icona Pop. Following the success of his top 20 dance single, Billy released ñCruel Intentions / He Won’t Doî, a double-single that garnered substantial acclaim during his 2015 Pride Tour„followed by the remix EP ñThe Remixes / The Revisit / The Unreleasedî. After a brief hiatus and parting ways with Kaleidosphere, Billy has returned with a new sound and a new single„ready to expand his reach even further. He describes his music as ñElectro/Pop with a sexy urban edge,î noting artists such as Prince, Aaliyah, and Janet Jackson as some of his biggest influences.

Capitol Hillbillies

Capitol Hillbillies

Native to Capitol Hill but featuring some of the best improv players from the DC metro area, the band travels inside the beltway and beyond. In nice weather look for the rolling piano on the streets and corners of Capitol Hill!

Cheaper Than Therapy

What started as an aimless Sunday morning jam session between some parents in Northwest DC to have some adult time, Cheaper Than Therapy quickly became a neighborhood favorite. Within five years, Therapy is one of the leading festival and bar bands in DC, performing at public and private events across the region. Using their diverse musical experience, style, and a WHOLE LOTTA energy, CTT makes cover songs their own by giving them the “therapy treatment” _ not playing the song exactly as it was recorded, but rather giving each song its own unique and cool spin. You’ll hear 80s alternative, 90s and 00s pop, and a few throwback tunes tossed in. Then you, too, will realize that rockin’ out really IS Cheaper than Therapy!

Chute

Chute is an alternative rock band from Washington DC. The band fuses together elements of classic rock, grunge, punk rock, and heavy metal to achieve their exciting sound. Released in the fall of 2011, the band’s critically acclaimed debut album “Crooked Doses of Happiness” was heralded for combining pop sensibilities with crunchy riffs, powerful vocals, and hard driving rhythms.

Dan McGuire Group

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Dan McGuire has gathered some of the areas finest musicians to form The Dan McGuire Group (DMG) out of Frederick, MD. Pulling from a vast set-list that spans 5 decades, DMG steps outside of the traditional format by engaging the crowd and taking requests. In addition to modern and classic hits, DMG plays a wide variety of seldom heard but well remembered songs from the 80’s, 90’s, and early 00’s. Combining expert musicianship, incredible vocal range, and the ability to take requests from the audience, each DMG show is unique and captivating. Available as an Acoustic-Solo, Acoustic-Duo or Full Band, DMG provides quality Live Entertainment for the Mid Atlantic region.

DC Bhangra Crew

D.C. Bhangra Crew (DCBC) is an all-female Bhangra dance team representing the D.C. Metropolitan area. DCBC consists of first and second-generation students and individuals who seek to further explore the rich and vibrant culture of Punjab through the lens of performing arts. We aim to be an example of equality within a circuit that is traditionally male-dominated. D.C. Bhangra Crew was formed by a group of girls from George Washington University in late 2008. DCBC gave its debut performance as a competitive bhangra team at Apna Virsa Apna Punjab (AVAP) in April 2009. The team has expanded to include girls from all over the D.C. Metropolitan Area and has continued to spread their love of Bhangra to the local community and beyond. Despite coming from different schools, dance backgrounds, and styles, the members of DCBC have worked together for the past years to promote a team of unity, collaboration, diversity, and traditionality and hope to continue doing so for years to come.

Demi Day

Songwriter and hip hop artist Demi Day has a sound that is incomparable to any rapper – male or female – of our time. A bit of jazz, a dash of soul, and a lot of hip hop, Demi Day has found success in her field by consistently pushing the envelope with her skills; this has landed her as the Greensboro, NC Who Wants To Make It winner for BET weekend (2015) and as an opener for Fat Trel (2014). She performs along the east coast in D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida.

DJ Julian Rivera

No genre, No types, No limits…Dj Julian Rivera a.k.a. DoYoThAnG, caters to ALL and many. He started out small in the Hampton Roads area, but now Dj Julian Rivera performs at venues, clubs, concerts and events all around the country. His Unique style of live remixing, quick drops, scratching and blending classic party anthems, spans every genre from Gun’s N Roses to Jay-Z, 80_s to House, Top 40 to Pop, just to name a few. With a drive you can’t purchase in a can, Playing the Best Music, With his ability to read ANY crowd, He will always have the ” PARTIES ROCKING “. So expect nothing but greatness from Dj Julian Rivera !!!

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Fellowcraft

Fellowcraft

Fellowcraft is an Original Rock & Roll Band from Washington DC. It started in the neighborhood of Shaw. Brian and JR met in Federal Lodge #1, the oldest Masonic Lodge in the District of Columbia. They both had experience in live music, and became fast friends. The band formed in 2014. In March 2015, Fellowcraft released their debut EP, “The Singles”, to rave reviews. Shortly after, Brandon joined as the band’s bassist, which catapulted the band to new heights. The trio released their sophomore record, a full length album, “Get Up Young Phoenix”, in January of 2016 to iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/Google Play and more. They have been featured in national broadcasts, radio, television, newspaper, numerous independent blogs, websites, and national podcasts. Fellowcraft is about revelry, energy, and independence. Brian, Brandon and JR are more than band mates, they are friends. “We love making music, whenever, and wherever we can.”

Georgetown Phantoms

Founded in 1988, we are a group of ~18 Georgetown University students performing rock, pop, and R&B a cappella music. In recent years, the Georgetown Phantoms have performed at the White House, State Department, National Museum of Natural History, Blair House, and Kennedy Center, and maintained a yearly repertoire of 50+ songs.Ê In 2010, the Phantoms competed for the first time in the International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAÕs) and won ÒOutstanding SoloistÓ in the Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds. We are also the co-hosts of the annual invitational D.C. A Cappella Fest (ÒDCAFÓ) held in Gaston Hall in November. Check out our CDs, upcoming events, and contact info, and we hope to see you soon!

Heather LaRose

Heather LaRose

Heather LaRose is an indie-pop artist based in NYC. Her songs are played on several radio stations across the country.ÊThis year LaRose has played SXSW, Daytrotter, MTV’s Teen Wolf, headlined Montauk Music Festival and last month we performed for Hillary Clinton at her rally in NY!Ê

Micro Massive

In an Arlington basement in February of 2015, the power trio has steadily built their music repertoireÊand has been playing shows extensively around the DMV area for the past year and a half. They have taken the stage at such venues as The Bayou, Gypsy Sally’s, IOTA Club and Cafe, and the Bullpen at Nationals Park among many others. Their stupefying setlist containing the best of every era as well as toe-tapping originals, combined with their unmissable live performances have garnered them a significant following around their hometown. They continue to perform around the area, and hope to bring their sound to a venue near you.

Micro Massive

Micro Massive

In an Arlington basement in February of 2015, the power trio has steadily built their music repertoireÊand has been playing shows extensively around the DMV area for the past year and a half. They have taken the stage at such venues as The Bayou, Gypsy Sally’s, IOTA Club and Cafe, and the Bullpen at Nationals Park among many others. Their stupefying setlist containing the best of every era as well as toe-tapping originals, combined with their unmissable live performances have garnered them a significant following around their hometown. They continue to perform around the area, and hope to bring their sound to a venue near you.

N2N

N2N is a Rhythm and Blues cover band that resides in Northern Virginia. N2N is equipped with talented musician and wonderful vocalists. N2N has performed during a Presidential Inaugural ball and has opened for Grammy award winning artist BeBe Winans.

Take Note Acapella

The Catholic University of America’s Take Note Acapella Group was established in 2007. Today, Take Note is recognized by the CUA community and DMV area as a diverse and extremely talented group of students representing the general student body in singing and performing with their style of Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop Acapella entertainment!

The Fishermen Band

DC natives Lindsay and Phillip ÒFlipÓ Hough started haunting area music venues in the mid 90’s, starting The Fishermen Band officially in 1999. Since, TFB has built an impressive resume, touring nationally and regionally, supporting notable bands including Maroon 5, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, John Popper of Blues Traveller, The Grooveline Horns (of Jason Mraz), Raining Jane, Allrise, Pseudopod,New Riders of the Purple Sage, Egypt,DJ Rapid Rick, 3rd Eye Blind, and The Charlie Daniels Band, just to name a few! A DC music mainstay for 17 years, The Fishermen Band has built a large cult following by only releasing short-run collectible CD’s at their shows, in favor of releasing any music to the internet (outside of 2009’s ÒVisionÓ). If you have a Fishermen Band album, chances are you were there (somewhere local) and got one from the band directly. And, chances are, that CD has the date of the show, the name of the venue, and the number of CD’s printed for that occasion. Multiply that by 16 years at an average of 140 shows per year, and you begin to understand the draw. TFB’s selling point is that there’s something for everyone; Reggae, Folk, Rock, Funk, Jazz, even A Capella Barbershop(the band has four singers that sing perfect harmony and backing vocals). Adding the talents of Drummer Chris Compton, Bassist Brian Waitzman, and Grammy Nominated Keyboardist Andre Leonard has made the music of The Fishermen Band a fun, polished, and unforgettable live show experience!

The Piranhas

It’s not uncommon to hear members of the audience saying something like this after they have just seen The Piranhas live. Energetic, passionate and seriously engaging, each frontman adds their flavor to the show: Mike channels Jim Morrison and Dave Grohl, Dylan pulls from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eminem and Angus Young. Their very eclectic performing styles each member adds is complimented by an even more diverse set list , slinging everything from Gun’s and Roses to The Killers to The Jackson 5 and Bel Biv Devoe, time and time again this band has delivered to an enormous demographic of very satisfied audiences. Winners of the annual Southern Maryland Phoenix Awards for “Best Performance”, out of state audiences are rapidly finding out why. The Piranhas have been trailblazing all the way from DC and Virginia to New Jersey and New York and lighting up the Eastern Seaboard faster than those unpredictable polar vortexes. What’s that? You want to see a show, too? Check out our show schedule and come out, we’ll be waiting for you.

Turtle Recall

Turtle Recall is catching fire in the District with their energy, endurance, musicality, and mashups. Once described as ‘punk country,’ these pop-rockers like to keep the harmonies tight, the attitude loose, and the drums lightning fast. Don’t sleep on their originals, either! The Turtles have fiddled their way through two albums, fully steeped in metaphor and syncopation, while continuing to push themselves creatively and stay ahead of the game in their cover sets. Currently booking 2017 weddings.

Words Beats and Life

Words Beats and Life

Words Beats & Life began as a conference at the University of Maryland in the fall of 2000; founders worked to create a vehicle to transform individual lives and communities through Hip-Hop. In 2003, WBL was incorporated as a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status in the District of Columbia and began its first program, the Saturday Arts Academy, which is now known as the Words Beats & Life Academy.