Chris Raabe Band
Consist of Chris Raabe, Guitar/Vocals, Eric Winter, Bass, and Vito Luizzi, Drums, they perform a mix of Blues, Soul and Rock. Front man, Chris captivates his listeners with harmonious guitar playing and unique vocal qualities. Gathering influence from an array of different artists and genres.
Menza Madison Band
Consist of Tracy Madison Lead Vocal, Mike Menza Lead Guitar and vocal, Joe Menza Lead Guitar and vocal, Tim Chanowitz Bass Guitar, Rich Sarles Drums. This five-piece powerhouse perform blues, roots, and Rock and Roll and soul and shared the stage with The Bruce Katz Band, Scott Sharrard and his band, The Jamie McLean Band, Blues legend Coco Montoya. They have performed at known Hudson Valley venues including, The Falcon and Daryl’s House. The band has just released their first studio album NO PEDALS now available for download on all digital platforms. Club. Valley at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, 2022!
Kenn Morr Duo
Singer/Songwriter Kenn Morr and his long-time multi-instrumentalist, Tom Hagymasi, sings harmonies and plays a variety of instruments including mandolin, violin, accordion, and bouzouki. They are touring in support of their new album “Open Field” featuring ten new original songs in the Folk/Rock/Americana style for which the band has become known. Highlighted by their vocal harmonies and unique instrumentation (guitar, violin, mandolin, accordion, violin, and bouzouki) the Kenn Morr Dup’s music has been described as “uplifting” seemingly coming “right from American’s heartland…” The UK’s “Folk Words” wrote: “Life offers some certainties – they include the flow of memorable melodies and deeply-thought themes that permeate Kenn Morr’s mix of folk-rock Americana. The Kenn Morr Band serves up a selection of laid-back warmth, involving softly embracing songs and pin-sharp observational lyrics.” With airplay across the country and Europe (England, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, among other countries), “Open Field” is set to bring the Kenn Morr sound to new listeners.
Heavy Gauge Band
Heavy Gauge is a 4 piece classic rock band from Putnam and Dutchess counties. Started in 2018 by lead singer, Chris Lee, the band has evolved into what it is today, adding Tony Singer on lead guitar, Glenn Sacchi on drums and Pete McCaw on bass guitar. We do not have an album out. Our influences range from Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd and beyond. Our venues range from The Chance in Poughkeepsie, Harmony’s Bar, La Famiglia Restaurant, and many local motorcycle benefit rides and events.
Derrick Barnett & Statement Band
The super talented Derrick Barnett and the Statement Band, one of the leading reggae show units in New York City. Barnett, renowned for delivering memorable and incomparable bass lines, is not only a skilled bassist, but also a master of the guitar, drums, keyboard, singing and songwriting. In the 1980s he toured globally with his Sagittarius band, backing Dancehall King Yellow Man, Toots Hibbert, Marcia Griffiths, Sister Nancy, Eek A Mouse and Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. The Statement Band has over the years backed many top reggae acts including Reggae Queen Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor, Sanchez, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Spragga Benz, Mikey Spice, Ky-Mani Marley, Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel. Barnett’s credentials also include other genres, having worked with international stars like Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, The Manhattans, Little Kim, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and Lauren Hill.
The New Administration
Based in Yonkers, NY, The New Administration are a five-piece band bringing their unique spin on deep cuts of funk, R&B, and psychedelic soul to NY audiences and beyond. By day, the band’s members are all educators and educational administrators in the NYC area; by night, they transport audiences to a funky transcendence as they serve up delectable slabs of rhythm for your listening delight. Reaching deep into their grab bag of soul-funk, their only aims are to please you and to put you to work… getting down. The New Administration are Dr. Julie Avina – Bass; Mr. Lukas Bauer – Drums; Dr. Aaron Flagg – Trumpet/Keyboards; Dr. Zachary Maggio – Guitar; and Principal Brady Smith – Vocals.