The Zydeco Dots
The Zydeco Dots, more commonly referred to just as The Dots, originated in 1987. Back then Zydeco music itself was advancing in popularity and The Dots were about to do their part. Although Zydeco music was born in southern Louisiana the music had been played in the gulf coast region from the Florida panhandle to south Texas since the early 1900′s. Clifton Chenier (The King of Zydeco) gave the music its name and brought Zydeco to a new level. In Houston, Texas, during the mid 80′s, the music was still relatively obscure. The Dots, based in Houston, brought Zydeco to venues where the music had never been heard before. Since then, The Zydeco Dots have won numerous awards and have been voted best Zydeco band by the Houston Press. The Dots have backed up many accordion players over the years including such notables as C J Chenier, Pierre Blanchard, Leon Sam, Pierre Stout, Wilfred Chavis, Lil Jabo, Ted Pacholik, Paul Richard, Lil Willie Davis, Lonnie Mitchell, Wilbert Thibideaux, and Promising new-comer Lil Pop’s.
The Sugarland Brass Company
THE SUGARLAND BRASS COMPANY a 5 – 6 piece rock ‘n’ roll, old standards, motown, blues, soul & R&B band here to take you on a journey you will not soon forget. The hipsters will razzle dazzle you through the First Decade of Rock ‘n’ Roll which offers a combination of sounds for everyone. The horns will be ringin to the sweet songs of Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Delbert McClinton, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Johnny Rivers, Robert Cray, Ray Charles and a potpourri of all time greats. Way too many to mention. The sharp dressed men bring back the days of yesteryear when the Cotton Club, Peppermint Lounge & The Great Apollo Theater were the hot spots. So come take that stroll with The Sugarland Brass Company down memory lane.www.ReverbNation.com/TheSugarlandBrassCompany
Bon Ton Mickey & The Zydeco Highsteppers
Mickey Guillory grew up in Mallet, Louisiana. Mickey learned to love the fun side of making music. Today he still lends that passionate voice and his fun-loving appreciation to his music. He has a band known, BON TON MICKEY & THE ZYDECO HOTSTEPPERS.www.MySpace/com/BonTonMickey/a>
Richard Cagle & The Voodoo Choir
Richard Cagle has been a fixture of the Houston Texas music scene from the days of his first band “Shades of Time” with Joe “King” Curasco when he was in the seventh grade to managing and producing superb local talent such as Carolyn Wonderland, Under the Sun, Rosebud, Pasadena Napalm Division, and Clay Farmer to the 2010 first release of his latest project, The Voodoo Choir. Their 1st CD release, Texas Voodoo Blues on Montrose Records in 2009, has received airplay all over the world and came in on the Top 100 Blues Charts in Denmark. You Got The Shake and Up Town Down Town are in regular rotation here in the Houston area on KACC 89.7 and KPFT 90.1. The Voodoo Choir provide a high energy stage performance, gathering fans all around the southeastern Texas and Louisiana region. Their major musical influences are Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, and ZZ Top.
Want to experience music the way God and Hank intended it? Kick back at a Roy Heinrich show, and you’ll hear the lonesome sounds of a man whose voice is too peppered with experience, lost love, and heartache to not be real. You’ll also enjoy high-voltage honky tonk at it’s best. And most of all, you’ll share the experience with Roy as he puts one more honky tonk under his belt, one more night of singing, twanging and rocking, and one more night of plain and simple honky tonk music.
Clara’s live performance is beyond electrifying!!! Performing a set of favorite country rock, Americana, and original favorites, audiences are making it known that this is “one over the top band.” With a long time background in musical theatre, Clara definitely brings her dancing ability and vocals together for an outstanding show. Clara headed to LosAngeles straight out of high school, and there she began vigorously pursuing an acting career. But it was on a visit back to her native Houston that a perfect music opportunity presented itself. Trained in commercial, stage and film acting, improv, voice and piano, Clara has had supporting and lead roles in many short and independent films, been featured in numerous TV commercials, both regional and national, and has also taken the the stage in around 30 theatrical/musical productions.
When Junior Gordon was a kid he remembers riding in the car, singing along with the radio to all of the songs that he would hear. He never thought much about it: being able to remember the words and hearing things in vocals that stuck out to him. At a very young age he was inspired by one of the greatest dance halls in the world, Famous Gilley’s in Pasadena Texas. Both of Junior’s parents worked there, giving him front row seats at any time to see the likes of Conway Twitty, George Strait, Ronnie Millsap, George Jones, Mickey Gilley, and Johnny Lee. Now that Junior is fronting his own band he admits that he had to learn a lot about the business and life. He stumbled his way through it all. It was not until 2010 that Junior ever had the inspiration to write. Once that process began, he couldn’t stop himself. Junior is blazing and burning up every stage that he and the band steps foot on. “The doors have opened finally,” he says. Recently they have shared the stage with Hal Ketchum, Sammy Kershaw, Asleep at the Wheel, Jake Hooker, and Wayne Toups.
The Scars Heal In Time
Primal, raw, rock ‘n roll, at its most basic and pure: in a few words, this best describes Houston’s own The Scars Heal In Time. Kayla Smith, guitar, bass and vocals with sister Tayler Smith, drums, percussion and screaming make up the band, and have brought real passion back to rock ‘n roll. They have a sound all their own, that expresses teenage angst, frustration, as well as hope and dreams of the new generation. They will charm you, surprise you, stun you and leave you wanting more. In little more than one year, since their first practice in their living room, they have accomplished more than most bands ever hope for. They have opened for bands like Drowning Pool, Bad Company, Dilana and One Eyed Doll- headlined their own shows at clubs, bars, festivals and biker rallies. They released their first cd “Twisted Truth,” in April 2011 receiving rave reviews. They released their first video in conjunction at the same time and will release their second video in early 2012. They will be playing Rockapalooza in Michigan this summer with several national bands. Home schooled, this band is ready to take on the world.
In early 2012, CulverHouse was formed by members of several regionally successful East Texas bands, driven by the need to rock and roll all night and party every day! With influences ranging from The Cult to Nirvana, from KISS to Marvin Gaye, from the Foo Fighters to Billy Idol, from Poison to AC/DC, and from Def Leppard to Green Day, CulverHouse blends musical emotion, passionate funk, and classic sounds with a large helping of modern twists and a huge dose of energy and fun.
Jesse Roach has been described in the press as talented, sexy, passionate and completely alluring. Her music has been called real, unaffected and simply magical. A true natural in her singing and writing, reflecting the deep South Texas blues heritage absorbed as a child, Jesse has introduced a modern sensibility to the old passion. An atmosphere of back porch concerts under the low hanging Spanish moss in the old Live Oaks, is evident in the raw tonalities of her voice and the stories she tells. Driven by a need to perform and express herself, Jesse found a guitar, put her stories to music and began singing to whoever was around. Thus, after a chance meeting with veteran guitarist/songwriter/producer Ken Reynolds at one of her shows in Houston, in less than a year, Jesse’s fame and recognition has reached a point to where she is one of the best known artists in Houston.
Writing and recording in a collaboration with Ken, Doug Deforest and Ron Geslin, Jesse and her ‘team’ are on the way and ready for anything. Looks, talent, style and bravado come together to form the very core of this beautiful young lady!
Flipside has returned former bassist Eric Luna to the lineup for 2013 and beyond, rejoining his brother, drummer Gene Luna and reuniting him with singer Jimmy Lipscomb (AKA Johnny Rockstar) and guitarist Mike Juarez, once known as Lounge 4407. Flipside’s goal is the same now as it was in the beginning: A dynamic and entertaining performance for the audience. This cover band’s repertoire spans several decades and genres with some surprises to keep things fresh.
Lead guitar and vocalist Chris TERRANOVA has played with Rael, Jeremiah, Air Force 1, Cheeks, and with the current band members from Private Eye. Chris does head turning, eye opening AC/DC Bon Scott. He plays a scorching guitar and showmanship just comes natural for him. Chris and Ray Philbrook started Private Eye around 1982, Ray was the bass player and lead vocalist for the band. Later the band evolved with Steve Evitts on bass, Robert McMillan on drums and vocals, and Ray became the bands front man. Ray has an incredibly versatile voice. From Metallica to Don Henley Ray emulates the voices of others and still adds his own style. The band is the music and the audience is the show. Big Noyzz has given Ray the opportunity to take all the experience from 25 years in Private Eye and perform a show that sends the audience away with something to remember.
Texas Style Rock Blues band with that Country Soul
The Acoustic Duo and Trio were formed out of the love for the pure sound you only get out of that Old Flat Top Guitar and Standup Bass. Heck that’s what we just do in Texas. You’ll see many different styles in the acoustic sets that will bring you home to your roots, The boys just love gettin’ down and dirty while doing their thing, kinda like playin’ to the crowd from their front porch! Ya might say, the Rock, Country and Blues Band shows a bit of their “Wild Side”. The Inner play between each and every member with their Vocal Harmonic Tones just makes you get down jump around and Party through the night. The dynamic part that each member plays is how we’ve become known for our individual sound unlike many of the bands out there today! With part of the bands member’s styles from the 60 to 70’s and the other part from the 70 to 80’s it is a true blend of different worlds. When you put all that together you have the Blend, the Punch and the Dynamics and Sound of the Big Band from Yesterday and Today which is CrossTown Renegades.
IRIE TIME® is a band of culturally-diverse musicians based in Houston, Texas, performing Caribbean jazz, reggae and soca music. The band’s CD releases consist of all original material, and the group continues to break into new musical terrain by means of their songwriting. Irie (pronounced ‘eye-ree’) is a Jamaican patois word that means ‘feeling great’, and IRIE TIME’s music has been described as “a blend of reggae, soca and dub grooves that is just about as refreshing as a bottle of Ting grapefruit soda on a sweltering Trenchtown summer day.” [The Houston Press] The band has been entertaining audiences for more than a decade.