A band three decades in the making, they have been forging ahead in some configuration since the mid seventies uniting and reuniting over a span of 37 yrs.
Every member of this unit has cut their teeth on the Philadelphia jazz scene and has developed into a creative and noteworthy member of the world wide Smooth Jazz / Jazz community.
Forged in smoky jazz clubs of the 70's Drivetime retains that soulfulness and individual talent you would expect from a band with such history.
Philadelphia has given us some brilliant music over the decades and this tight, contemporary jazz ensemble holds up to Philly's solid reputation with their highly anticipated new release, IGNITION! DrivetimeUOJ will rev you up with what the group calls Urban Organic Jazz... that is funky grooves and jazz-soaked, melodic originals, and delivers exciting new music, ranging from smooth to Latin to fusion to Tower of Power-like grooves, and even a splash of chillout! IGNITION sparks from cool collaborations including special guest appearances by saxophonist Andrew Neu vocalists Phyllis Chapell, Justin Guarini & guitarist Vinnie Zummo. Drivetime has been honing their craft and evolving into an important new voice in the Global Smooth Jazz community with three previous recordings and two top-selling singles featuring Bob Baldwin and Justin Guarini. Leader Bernie Capodici and band shift into high gear for live performances where they marry old school cool with modern, musical ideas... buckle up and download now!
Joe Bonner - Keyboards
Jeff Harrison - Bass, Vocals
Jim Hines - Drums, Vocals
Jeff McCullough - Guitar, Vocals
Jack Skudris - Guitar, Vocals
Rake is a Classic Rock band concept that has taken many years to come to fruition.
Each of the members has played in multiple bands going back to the 70's .
Performing classics that are true to the original compositions, but with our own sound.
Post War Dream started in November of 2014 as a creative outlet for two musicians from the Philadelphia area.
The two were in a band together and realized that they needed to be able to express themselves musically and artistically and without being bound by the confines of the "typical". From this, they found a common love for all creative arts. As they continued to push themselves musically, they found others, whether they were family, friends or fellow artists, who wanted to be a part of the project in some capacity.
From having guest musicians perform with onstage to live painting during their performances; they want to always bring a show and performance to the live aspect of their shows
The current setup usually involves a piano and an upright bassist creating sounds that are similar to the likes of The Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Thrice, Kings of Leon, The Head and The Heart, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.
The sounds that are created are unique but familiar incorporating bellowed vocal lines, foot stomps, percussion instruments and captivating harmonies.
FOLK, FUNK, REGGAE, BLUES, & CLASSICALLY
INFLUENCED MUSIC WITH A ROCK SENSIBILITY
Special 1:00pm Showtime !
Join Todd O and River of Dreams at Puck for a VERY SPECIAL evening as they recreate the magic of Billy's iconic album The Stranger track for track. The Stranger was Billy Joel's breakthrough album and the songs still resonate as much as they did in 1977 when it was released! There will be much more including ROD's usual "by request" part of the evening."
Todd O has performed over 5000 times in the Philadelphia, New Jersey area as a singer, keyboardist and drummer.
Todd O has written original jazz-rock songs that have been played on radio around the world.
Todd O has performed with Pink, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago as well as with many other artists.
Todd was an extra in the movie "Law Abiding Citizen" starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.
Todd is a part of Broadway Dreams as a singer and actor.
I was maybe 6 or 7 years old when I laid eyes on it. My mom and I were browsing at Rice's Flea Market where nothing other than penny-candy typically caught my attention. But somewhere in the maze of tables and crowds of people, I saw something that would become a passion of my life. A black case was lying on the ground and inside was an acoustic guitar. I don't exactly remember what it looked like other than it was small, like me at the time. I had no idea how to play it - all I knew was that I wanted to play it. We didn't have the money to buy it that day, but my mom brought me back the following week - it wasnÂ't there. I never forgot it...
I was 15 when I got my first lesson on the guitar. I was in college before I wrote my first meaningful song. I owned my own home before I started my own band. The practical aspects of life sometimes usurp the wonderfully impractical ones. My Engineering Degree? Practical. Pays the bills. My music? Well, that makes me happy - no diploma necessary. Funny thing, it's my guitars that hang on my wall. The diploma sits in the closet.
I think I write with an open mind, so-to-speak, in that I've never tried to emulate or copy any one style. Musically, I simply know what I like and I write about the things I've experienced.
That kid at the flea market knew something years ago. She'd like to sing to you sometime...
Hope you enjoy.
Drummer Rich Scannella has played with Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga among others.
After touring the USA, Japan, South America, Europe, and Canada he has returned to leading his own group playing everything from pop and rock to blues and funk.
His band features Tony Magistro on guitar and vocals, and Bob Luciani on bass and vocals. Together they bring an amazingly fun and high energy show that has been a favorite of fans in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.
Phunkyman is the spirit of guitarist P.M. Eaton.
Even when P.M. is playing guitar for T.M. Stevens, Kelis, Dawn Robinson or Bo Diddley Phunkyman is laying down the groove, pocket and soul stirring lead lines that energise you and keeps you dancing.
Phunkyman is what live music was always meant to be.
An electrifying show that is all crowd participation, fun and a funky rockin' good time.
The songs will take you on a journey of love, loss, celebration, and joy.
P.M. has created a new musical genre, "Parable" music, an extension of Jimi Hendrix' "Electric Church" music teaching and encouraging in song.
The musicianship is awe inspiring and inspirational.
A guaranteed awesome experience for any audience and venue.
WaveRadio is a captivating and energetic rock trio with a sound much greater than the sum of its parts based in West Chester PA.
Thunderous grooves, suspenseful arrangements, and searing riffs lay the ground work for evocative lyrics, ethereal melodies and captivating hooks.
Since the release of the band's debut self-titled album in 2012, WaveRadio has garnered the attention of fans, promoters, radio stations and music publications both regionally and online.
Having recently showcased in Austin's SXSW, the band has appeared in 5 major music conferences and festivals within the last year.
"WaveRadio took the stage first, and immediately established themselves as the act to beat. The West Chester band has an impressively full sound for only being a three-piece – James McGlaughlin plays a pair of keyboards in the Ray Manzarek style, where the left hand carries the high lead melodies and the right hand runs the baseline...Considerably better were their originals, which incorporated some of that Doors-y sense of wandering psychedelia but was probably more in line with the buoyant pop of Jukebox the Ghost and the cinematic anthems of fun. Colin McGetrick has a dynamic voice; Chris Cotter's drumming is uptempo and on point." Article: WaveRadio, RFA take Top Honors at Beta Hi Fi Philly"
- John Vettese, WXPN's The Key (Aug 25, 2014 )