Area Bands

Todd Murray, Sincerely Iris, “Travelin’ Man”

“Sincerely, Iris consists of singer/songwriter Todd Murray. He has a sound that can be summed up best as “road trip music.” It’s a style that’s always changing, and always moving along. Whether it be gypsy-esque or like Kerouac’s beat up old truck, shaking down the road at midnight, it is at once comforting, and somewhat unknown. Sincerely, Iris draws upon influences from Jeff Buckley all the way to Billie Holiday.” https://sincerelyiris.com

Patrick Mawn – Charlotte

Patrick Mawn is a Boston-born, Charlotte-based artist. A singer/songwriter/guitarist, Patrick brings both his original works and unique takes on popular favorites, ranging across many different genres. His eclectic blend and strumming style offer a powerful performance that fluctuates fluidly from poignant to poetic to pounding. Strong or soft, he brings it 100% and pours his heart into every song. At times, you’ll want to stop and listen, at others you’ll be dancing and moving your feet to the beat. His original works are a mix of indie, folk, rock, ballads and unlabled, tripped-out randomness. There’s something for everybody. Patrick’s aim…
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Joe Firstman

Adult album alternative, Rock music https://www.facebook.com/j1stman/ http://www.joefirstman.com/ Joe Firstman bought an $18 cross-country Greyhound ticket from his home in North Carolina to Los Angeles, arriving with a beat-up guitar and head full of songs. He quickly found the big stage. It all happened quickly: first came the big Hollywood gigs, then the industry buzz, then the big deal with Atlantic Records and national tours with big rock stars like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, and Willie Nelson. There was ego and excess and beautiful ladies and music, music, music. Firstman wrote it all down and sang his songs like his life depended…
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Calvin Richardson

Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Jazz https://www.facebook.com/IAmCalvinRichardson/ Whether categorized as “retro-soul,” neo-soul or simply soul, the decade-plus trend of resurgent soul music has only accelerated recently. Artists as diverse as Janelle Monet (doing a James Brown homage on David Letterman), Raphael Saddiq (who evoked Motown on his most recent album), Leela James, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Raheem DeVaughn, Amy Winehouse and more have ridden the soul bandwagon. For Calvin Richardson, affectionately dubbed The Soul Prince, soul music is more than a trend or even a musical style; it is a set of values that he has been living since…
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K-Ci & JoJo

Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues https://www.facebook.com/realkcijojo/ K-Ci & JoJo (brothers Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey and Joel “JoJo” Hailey) have seen much success as one half of R&B group Jodeci, and as a duo. As K-Ci & JoJo, they have released five studio albums to date, plus a successful Greatest Hit album and numerous singles for theatrical films. Their debut album, “Love Always,” garnered the smash #1 hit ballad “All My Life,” plus two additional hits, “Last Night’s Letter” and “You Bring Me Up.” Their Platinum sophomore follow-up, “It’s Real,” went top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart and #2 on the…
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Firehouse

Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music http://www.firehousemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FireHouseMusic FireHouse has been rockin’ for over 25 years. Their music has taken them all over the world and has produced Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum records in the United States and countries abroad. In 1990, their first album, entitled FIREHOUSE, was released. The band’s first single, “Shake & Tumble”, had impressive radio success. The band then released “Don’t Treat Me Bad”, which became their first top ten hit. This was followed by “Love of a Lifetime”, which also entered the Top Ten, reaching the #3 spot on the United States charts. This string…
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