Bands for Hire ~ Acoustic Rock

Open Mic - Open Jam

Acoustic Rock



Come and share your stuff - it’s fun! You can play solo or have the band support you. Just bring your chord charts to share with other players.

John Michael

Acoustic Rock



Known for his strong and mightily trained voice, John Michaels can belt out a song or soothe you with melody that won`t let you leave. He`s the lead singer and plays guitar in several bands in the peninsula and is a solid pillar of music here, when John Michael sings - people listen.

Anomalous Peach

Acoustic Rock



Anomalous Peach: The band was formed nearly in the summer of 2013, However, guitarist William ’Sully’ Sullivan and Lead singer/ songwriter Brett ’The Anomaly’ Freshour date back all the way to 2001 when Sully was in the army stationed in Hawaii. Brett was just a boy as ripe as 9 years old when he heard Sully plucking away at the infamous " Sweet home Alabama". From this point forward Brett began to beg for a guitar and eventually would start writing his own songs at the early age of 13 years young. After 8 long years of the slightest connection through the Internet, Sully and Brett reunited in what was planned to be a "short visit". 3 years after, the two found themselves effortlessly writing new material, "No pre-meditations, just raw emotions" says Brett. It was a like act of fate when Sully suggested stopping at an estate sale on their car ride home one day. The day that Rachael " Peach" Williams would enter the two rock n rollers lives and instantly become one of the bands greatest assets with the voice of heaven and an ability to write and perform improvisational exceeding most. These 3 musicians have set out to spread a message mainly based upon the goodness within our hearts and their interpretation of knowledge in which required to becoming better human beings. With influence from bands like ’The Allman brothers"," Tom Petty &The Heartbreakers" and "Joni Mitchell", this is a very interesting blend with traces of folk, country, blues, and rock n roll.

Linda Arceo

Acoustic Rock
www.lindaarceo.com


Linda Arceo is an accomplished, self-taught singer, rhythm guitarist who has had radio airplay throughout California. Her musical career has also included being the lead singer for various Top 40 Dance, Rock, Country, R & B cover bands, solo performances and her all original music band "TRUSTING LUCY". Her music influences include traditional, Rock & Roll, New Country, Alternative music, and Latin. Her powerful distinctive voice and energetic stage presence create a combination that has been described as captivating and has won her multiple first place awards in local and national talent and songwriting competitions. She has won 2nd place in the Latin Division for her song "Cliché" and Honorable Mentions awards for songs entered in the in the International John Lennon Songwriting Competitions for “She’s Waiting” “Khascading Eyes” “Yes I Do Bleed” & “Maybe”. She has recorded with recording artists Tom Ayres, Nina Gerber, Bryan Diamond, Kenny Stahl, Laurel Thomsen, and Grammy nominee Rashad Eggleston. In 2012, she was the opening act for Martha Davis and the Motels.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Acoustic Rock



"Rock, Paper, Scissors (acoustic) is singer songwriter Linda Arceo (formerly of Trusting Lucy) on vocal and rhythm guitar and former members of The Wharf Rats; Matt Bosworth (vocals rhythm guitar) and Bill Clevenger (lead guitar) performing Linda`s originals and rock cover tunes. Joining them will be special guest artist Blake Mallory on percussion.RPS music whether performed as a band or acoustic trio provides an fun energetic performance that willleave a memorable music impression on any listener. Visit their face book page "Rock, Paper, Scissors - Monterey. Linda has won multiple first place awards in local and national talent and songwriting competitions. She has won 2nd place in the Latin Division for her song "Cliché" and Honorable Mentions awards for songs entered in the in the International John Lennon Songwriting Competitions for "She`s Waiting" "Khascading Eyes" "Yes I Do Bleed" & "Maybe". She has recorded with recording artists Tom Ayres, Nina Gerber, Bryan Diamond, Kenny Stahl, Laurel Thomsen, and Grammy nominee Rashad Eggleston. In 2012, she was the opening act for Martha Davis and the Motels"

Trey Tosh & The Band Called Life

Acoustic Rock
http://treytoshmusic.com


Born January 28th near Fresno, California, Trey was quick to embrace the musical adeptness inherited from his father. Picking up the guitar at the age of eleven Trey’s proficiency excelled with alacrity and within one year was already performing publicly at a variety of jam nights, open mics, and festivals. After catching the ear of Blues legend Ron Thompson at an impromptu jam night at Porky’s (Fresno, CA), Trey was asked to return for weekly gigs. After nearly a year playing several nights a week at an assortment of local venues, Trey was asked at the age of thirteen to perform multiples dates at Sturgis 2004. Following the 2004 Sturgis appearance that same year, Trey released his self-produced debut album, “Aim for the Sun”. The album was met with a warm reception experiencing excellent sales as well as a state tour. Trey’s increasing exposure led to the recognition from Cutter Brandburg, who offered him the opportunity to perform at the 11th Annual SRV Ride and Remembrance. Trey’s captivating abilities were noted in Brandenburg’s book, “You Can’t Stop a Comet”, as an up and coming artist. In 2007 through a local radio promoter in Fresno, California Trey was introduced to guitarist Al Pittirelli. The following year he was invited to play live with Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California (15,000 capacity). Impressed by his musical talents, Trey was approached by Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder and producer Paul O’Neil to appear on their album “Night Castle”. A performance that would earn him a Gold Record. In 2009 Trey caught his next break opening for Peter Frampton at the Madera State Fair (Madera, CA). Following the event Trey soon joined the rock band ShiverFox. ShiverFox experienced several highlights including opening for KISS at the Save Mart Center in 2010 and three consecutive years at the SXSW in Austin, TX. Following their growing recognition the band recorded their first album, “Ride It” under the guidance of producer Brian Virtue in Nashville, TN. Trey’s rising acclaim and desire to become a self-made artist led to his departure from ShiverFox. With the goal of becoming a more rounded and eclectic artist, his pursuit was rewarded with a wide scope of successes. Upon his recent arrival to San Diego, Trey has wasted no time continuing his never-ending pursuit of creating a name synonymous with uniqueness and artistic wisdom. He recently finished his second album, titled “Beginnings”, produced by Chris Testa, and is expected to launch a West Coast Tour in early 2014.

Wade Egan & Steve Mosley

Acoustic Rock



California based singer-songwriter, Wade Egan, uses bold vocal style and ecclectic guitar playing along with soulful songwriting to create an original musical journey through rock, blues, country, jazz, and americana. He got his start playing jazz saxophone at age 13, toured Eroupe with the Northern California Jaz Choir and performed in the North Sea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam at age 17, and furthered his education studying songwriting and music business at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Since then he has recorded and performed with countless bands and has two independent releases which can be found on iTunes and CDBaby. His original music can also be found on Sonos.com, Spotify.com, Pandora.com, and other digital music stations which feature unsigned artists.

Erick Tyler

Acoustic Rock
http://www.ericktyler.com/



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Erick Tyler is a singer/songwriter in Fresno, CA. After playing college baseball in New Mexico & getting his Bachelor`s Degree, Erick decided it was time to pursue his real dream; music. Erick is a blend of soothing acoustic fingerpicking and groovy rock n` roll electric guitar solos. Influences include artists like John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, James Taylor and Eric Clapton. Whether he is writing a love song or rocking out with the band, Erick Tyler has always considered himself "Stuck In The Middle".

The Coffis Brothers

Acoustic Rock
http://coffisbrothers.com


The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are five young men from the Santa Cruz Mountains that have been playing around the Bay Area and beyond since 2010. The band consists of Jamie Coffis (Vocals, Keyboard, ) Kellen Coffis (Vocals, guitar,) Kyle Poppen (Guitar,) Aidan Collins (Bass,) and Henry Chadwick (Drums.) They play a style of music that is rock and roll in the most classic sense, melodic, rootsy and heartfelt. The songwriting duo of Jamie and Kellen show an obvious love for a bygone era of music and for groups like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Neil Young and The Beatles as well as a sense of maturity and experience beyond their years.

Sus Corez

Acoustic Rock



Sus Corez is a southland favorite based in Ventura and performs throughout Ojai and Santa Barbara. Her acoustic soul and folky funk style is a blend of familiar favorites with a twist and well crafted originals. Having performed in the 80’s with latin jazz, r & b, and funk bands, she left the L.A. scene and headed slightly north. She developed into a proficient solo artist and deepened her passion for bluegrass, country and acoustic styles. An accomplished guitarist and vocalist, her repertoire is expanded by switching between regular and open guitar tunings. Admittedly under the influence of Joni and Dylan, she’s a real crowd pleaser.

The Thyme Bombs

Acoustic Rock
http:/www.thymebombsmusic.com


Mike Tarango: Guitar and vocals Thyme Bombs founder Mike Tarango has played guitar and bass and has sung in rock, top 40, alternative, power-pop, heavy metal, and alternative country bands in the Sierra Foothill and Central Valley regions of California. Mike considers his formulation of the Thyme Bombs the final outcome of a lifetime of great musical experiences. Ellen Marconi: Vocals Singing since the age of 3, Ellen Marconi was exposed to a range of musical influences from Barbara Streisand to Bob Dylan and Motown. She studied vocal performance at Indiana University with aspirations to perform on Broadway - but found her true calling singing all genres of music while fronting East Coast cover bands during the 1970’s and 1980’s. After a hiatus for family and career, Ellen returns to her roots - singing in a perfect collaborative environment, the songs of her generation and beyond. Gary Griffith: 12-string guitar, bass and vocals Gary`s background spans arranging, conducting, choir, musical theater, progressive rock, jazz and more. He holds a degree in music theory and composition from Newberry College in S. Carolina. During an 18-year tenure as music director of a Tampa church, Gary owned a recording studio and produced, wrote, and arranged music for many musical clients. He also performed in local bands. His 8-piece vocal group presented styles from medieval madrigal music to Broadway show tunes. ​ Ellen Berrahmoun: C flute, alto flute, percussion Ellen lives for music! She attended Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory for jazz and classical flute studies, while absorbing the urban international music scene. With forays into pop, blues, ballads, Latin, jazz, funk, folkloric, world fusion and flamenco music among other styles, Ellen performed and arranged with many local ensembles. She`s a passionate fan and interpreter of Brasilian music. Along with her role in the Thyme Bombs, Ellen plays in a jazz duo, Shades of Light.

Bart Keagy

Acoustic Rock



I would call it rock `n` roll with a touch of reggae country influenced by Jimi Hendrix blues. With a touch of 80s pop. I do mostly originals but I`ll cover Jimi Hendrix Rolling Stones,Tom Petty, The Police - lots of good stuff.

Troy O`Shann

Acoustic Rock



He`s the lead singer for Blues at Eleven, Vybe and can make you feel the music with his masterful, powerful voice. He`s been a musician his entire life - he plays everything - just right.