Guitarist Frandie Batista and vocalist Timothy Perez were in the same high school orchestra for three years but barely spoke to each other. It wasn’t until after college that by fate they met again and rediscovered each other’s musical talents. “Amistad.” had already been formed by Frandie who recruited two other musicians. Eventually, one of them dropped out and the other was replaced. At this time Frandie and Timothy started writing songs together and became a prolific writing duo by combining passionate vocals and music with intricate lyrics. They kept the name “Amistad.” and began playing acoustic shows at local venues like Peggy O’Neill’s,The Hideout and the Sunset Park BID for the annual Make Music New York Festival. In September of 2014, drummer Gabriel Merino (a friend of Timothy’s) began rehearsing with Frandie and Timothy in preparation for the BxC Music Fesitval taking place at Santos’ Party House in New York City. In October, Gabriel joined the band as an official member, followed by bassist Jeremy Torres (a good friend of Timothy and Gabriel). The band hit the ground running, playing their first full band set at Peggy O’Neill’s in support of Kiirstin Marilyn. Since then, the quartet has gone on to play shows all over New York City in venues such as The Pyramid Club, The Spot, Bar 13, The Delancey, and the Studio at Webster Hall while garnering the attention of local press such as “Pancakes and Whiskey”. They are currently working on their debut EP and have a multitude of shows lined up.
Soular Rhythm is a fantastic and dynamic group, with a home base of Brooklyn, NY. They are made up of authentic and talented players- Jackie is an exceptional male vocalist and guitarist who can sing anything for Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Lord Kitchener, Ne-Yo , Frank Sinatra, and Marvin Gaye, Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars. Bonnie is also a talented female vocalist and keyboard player who sings everything from Reggae, Calypso, Soca to hip-hop, R&B and top 40, singing songs of Bob Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Lady Gaga, Rihanna to Selena Gomez. Junior is a talented Steel Pan Player who has traveled all over the world performing.
The Dry States
The Dry States are a 3 piece LIVE Blues Rock group that plays a wide variety of original Blues. Soulful and honest songs about people, work & life. Original music & arrangements with danceable grooves.
Texas Wranglers is an excellent country and bluegrass group that plays the best classic and new country songs along with bluegrass fiddle music, classic rock and Zydeco (Cajun) hits. The guys have performed together for many years playing clubs, fairs, farms and private parties.
The Brooklyn Drumline Express
The Brooklyn Express Drumline is known throughout the city for their energetic showmanship, sharp choreography, and powerful rhythms taking on over 40 various shows each year in diversified cities, states, colleges, show cases, competitions, fundraisers, parties, commercials, celebrity events, charity holdings, parades, weddings, celebrations, events, venuesand many other gatherings both big and small.
The Zone is a popular rock band originally formed in 1990 by brothers Chris and Mike Mazzoni. For years, The Zone has been one of the most entertaining and talented cover bands to appear on the east coast. The Zone is known for energetic shows which mix contemporary rock, pop, and hard rock covers with fun re-makes of classic hits!
Jeff SLOME is from the North jersey classic retro rock Band THE HARMONY BROTHERS. They are a 3 piece power trio who perform a wide range of artists from Led Zeplin to CSNY. Jeff sings and plays 12 string guitar keyboards and harmonica. Fellow band mates Vince McKEON is on drums and percussion and Doug Fried sings and plays guitar and bass. Performing as a solo artist, Jeff will bring to the stage the spirit of the 60s and 70s with unleashed energy of those times. From Dylan to the Who to his own originals he brings his honest and Harry Chapin like style to the audience. He opened up for the late Harry Chapin and has performed with radio personality JEFF FOX and his band. Jeff loves to get the crowd involved so get ready raise your voice in Rock and Roll.