Scott Varney   A bass player from the age of 14 who played everything from punk & hardcore to funk and jazz, Scott’s current solo project is where he has truly found his way as a songwriter. a modern day one man band with the stylings of Victor Wooten, Ani Difranco and Bobby Mcferrin, Varney expertly showcases his musicianship with a six string bass guitar and various percussion instruments, “Looping” vocals ,percussion, and melody to create his signature full band sound. Scott takes his outlook on life and the world around him and lets it shine with his positive lyrics and upbeat arrangements, having performed live on 93.7 the Coast WKOC and on 106.1 The Bob FM WPYA. A true veteran of the Hampton Roads scene, Scott released his debut Cd “The Child’s Eye” in the spring of 2004,  and today, Scott’s music is an ever evolving work in progress that is showing no signs of stopping. Find available music and a full schedule  here .    

Scott Varney

A bass player from the age of 14 who played everything from punk & hardcore to funk and jazz, Scott’s current solo project is where he has truly found his way as a songwriter. a modern day one man band with the stylings of Victor Wooten, Ani Difranco and Bobby Mcferrin, Varney expertly showcases his musicianship with a six string bass guitar and various percussion instruments, “Looping” vocals ,percussion, and melody to create his signature full band sound. Scott takes his outlook on life and the world around him and lets it shine with his positive lyrics and upbeat arrangements, having performed live on 93.7 the Coast WKOC and on 106.1 The Bob FM WPYA. A true veteran of the Hampton Roads scene, Scott released his debut Cd “The Child’s Eye” in the spring of 2004,  and today, Scott’s music is an ever evolving work in progress that is showing no signs of stopping. Find available music and a full schedule here

 

  Jonny Cardigan    

Jonny Cardigan

 

  The Billy Joe Trio    

The Billy Joe Trio

 

  Nathan Lienard   Nathan is an example of how business acumen and musical talent should be combined to find success in any music market. A singer/songwriter from Williamsburg, he has grown an expertly cultivated career across the Hampton Roads area, establishing a well-deserved title of “local favorite", playing for local breweries like Williamsburg Alewerks, and Wineries like Saude' Creek Vineyards. His latest EP, "Livin' Check To Check” is a six track glimpse into the very soul of this family man and performer. Seek out his music  here  (or @nathanlienardmusic) and know that when you hear his originals, you’ll be raising your glass to this “local favorite” as well! 

Nathan Lienard

Nathan is an example of how business acumen and musical talent should be combined to find success in any music market. A singer/songwriter from Williamsburg, he has grown an expertly cultivated career across the Hampton Roads area, establishing a well-deserved title of “local favorite", playing for local breweries like Williamsburg Alewerks, and Wineries like Saude' Creek Vineyards. His latest EP, "Livin' Check To Check” is a six track glimpse into the very soul of this family man and performer. Seek out his music here (or @nathanlienardmusic) and know that when you hear his originals, you’ll be raising your glass to this “local favorite” as well! 

  Big Mama Shakes/ Holy Roller   Holy Roller brings you songs of love, loss, hope, and heartache. Their early country twang and vivid lyrics meld with signature harmonies for a sound that is beautifully crooning.

Big Mama Shakes/ Holy Roller

Holy Roller brings you songs of love, loss, hope, and heartache. Their early country twang and vivid lyrics meld with signature harmonies for a sound that is beautifully crooning.

  Elijah Righter & The Flaming Shambles   The Flaming Shambles are a Roots Rock, Soiul, and Americana band out of Richmond Virginia. They are intact, not extraterrestrial microbial lifeforms wearing human suits trying to glean an understanding of earth culture... why would you even think that??

Elijah Righter & The Flaming Shambles

The Flaming Shambles are a Roots Rock, Soiul, and Americana band out of Richmond Virginia. They are intact, not extraterrestrial microbial lifeforms wearing human suits trying to glean an understanding of earth culture... why would you even think that??

  The People   Collection    “The People Collection” is a group of lifelong musicians who found each other in late 2016.  Although it is James Wright’s (guitar,vocals) songwriting and melodies at the core of the music, the incredible arrangements are brought to life by the meticulous and experienced craftsmanship of Joshua Hensley (bass, vocals) and Corey Pavlosky (drums).  Their “collection” of music is a refreshingly eclectic blend of Pop/Rock/Funk/R&B, infused with contagious hooks and sing-a-longs that communicate a mature narrative with modern edge.  “The People Collection” is currently in the recording process with Echodog Studios in Richmond, VA and planning to release their debut album late 2018. You can find their schedule and music available online here. 

The People Collection

“The People Collection” is a group of lifelong musicians who found each other in late 2016.  Although it is James Wright’s (guitar,vocals) songwriting and melodies at the core of the music, the incredible arrangements are brought to life by the meticulous and experienced craftsmanship of Joshua Hensley (bass, vocals) and Corey Pavlosky (drums).  Their “collection” of music is a refreshingly eclectic blend of Pop/Rock/Funk/R&B, infused with contagious hooks and sing-a-longs that communicate a mature narrative with modern edge.  “The People Collection” is currently in the recording process with Echodog Studios in Richmond, VA and planning to release their debut album late 2018. You can find their schedule and music available online here. 

  Felicia Hoyos   A local phenom and independent industry champion, Felicia Hoyos is a full-time Singer/Songwriter, who performs across Hampton Roads in every way she can. Hoyos is know for her solo acoustic performances as well as full band (The Felicia Hoyos Band) shows that captivate and inspire audiences everywhere. Many performances are standard for the Hampton Roads scene, covers inspired by Pop, Rock, Alternative, Country, R&B, Hip Hop, and 90’s music. Felicia comes into her own with an original sound that commands attention and lyrics that are as nuanced as they are inspiring.  In addition to performing, Hoyos supports local musicians through booking and open mic opportunities. Music and a schedule can be found both on Spotify and social media @feliciahoyosmusic

Felicia Hoyos

A local phenom and independent industry champion, Felicia Hoyos is a full-time Singer/Songwriter, who performs across Hampton Roads in every way she can. Hoyos is know for her solo acoustic performances as well as full band (The Felicia Hoyos Band) shows that captivate and inspire audiences everywhere. Many performances are standard for the Hampton Roads scene, covers inspired by Pop, Rock, Alternative, Country, R&B, Hip Hop, and 90’s music. Felicia comes into her own with an original sound that commands attention and lyrics that are as nuanced as they are inspiring.  In addition to performing, Hoyos supports local musicians through booking and open mic opportunities. Music and a schedule can be found both on Spotify and social media @feliciahoyosmusic

  Jacob Vanko   A singer/songwriter born and raised in the anthracite coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania. The blue collar town in Pennsylvania’s slice of the Appalachian mountains provided a compelling backdrop for Vanko’s narrative and observational style of songwriting. Finding his home in Norfolk, this soul/rock phenomenon demonstrates an honest approach to writing, describing that, “Playing blues and folk with my father quickly evolved into writing, composition and story-telling.” Most comfortable while performing, audiences across Hampton Roads yearn for the emotional depth and vulnerability provided by the lyrical and melodic symphony that Jacob, in either a solo or full band capacity consistently provides. Find, follow, and dive deep into Vanko’s music, finding his full schedule of Hampton Roads shows available online. Make sure you aren’t among the few who will find themselves saying, “I should have seen him back when...” www.jacobvanko.com

Jacob Vanko

A singer/songwriter born and raised in the anthracite coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania. The blue collar town in Pennsylvania’s slice of the Appalachian mountains provided a compelling backdrop for Vanko’s narrative and observational style of songwriting. Finding his home in Norfolk, this soul/rock phenomenon demonstrates an honest approach to writing, describing that, “Playing blues and folk with my father quickly evolved into writing, composition and story-telling.” Most comfortable while performing, audiences across Hampton Roads yearn for the emotional depth and vulnerability provided by the lyrical and melodic symphony that Jacob, in either a solo or full band capacity consistently provides. Find, follow, and dive deep into Vanko’s music, finding his full schedule of Hampton Roads shows available online. Make sure you aren’t among the few who will find themselves saying, “I should have seen him back when...” www.jacobvanko.com

  Paul Todd   This Williamsburg guitarist turned songwriter is well known for his "Chet Atkins style" or "Chickin Pickin" guitar playing, folk/blues/americana type lyrical storytelling, and gravel textured effortless bass vocals that has created a unique niche Todd defines as "Hillbilly Jazz" across Hampton Roads. A multi-instrumentalist, his recent breakout into the music scene had him working with and leading several groups like "Billy Jack" and "Hoot & Annie", and playing lead guitar in the group "The Way Back". These different projects highlight the expertise he wields and how adaptable his dynamic finger style approach truly is. Paul Todd's "Hillbilly Jazz" will not only impress and entertain, but will have you looking for his unique sound across Hampton Roads.

Paul Todd

This Williamsburg guitarist turned songwriter is well known for his "Chet Atkins style" or "Chickin Pickin" guitar playing, folk/blues/americana type lyrical storytelling, and gravel textured effortless bass vocals that has created a unique niche Todd defines as "Hillbilly Jazz" across Hampton Roads. A multi-instrumentalist, his recent breakout into the music scene had him working with and leading several groups like "Billy Jack" and "Hoot & Annie", and playing lead guitar in the group "The Way Back". These different projects highlight the expertise he wields and how adaptable his dynamic finger style approach truly is. Paul Todd's "Hillbilly Jazz" will not only impress and entertain, but will have you looking for his unique sound across Hampton Roads.

  Laura Rice   A singer/songwriter with soul, This United States Marine Corps veteran has been chasing her dreams since she was a knee-high to a grasshopper. Making her bones in the industry, she competed on the show Nashville Star during its first season that aired on the USA network in 2003, and progressed through multiple elimination rounds. Though Rice didn’t take the top prize, she left the show undeterred, and continued her pursuit. Joining TypeCast, a Hampton Roads-based band, acted as a launch pad for the growth of her career and now has blossomed into a solo artist, recently signed with Heart Songs Records. Always looking to give back, Laura is a Veteran Ambassador for Heart Songs, and the co-host for the Project Lips Radio show, a program that showcases veteran artists and highlights worthy veteran causes. No stranger to achieving ambitious goals, Laura recently released a second single titled, “Just One Night” off her freshmen EP, and has been touring with Dana Parton while developing her upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 tour schedule. Her music is available online and you can find her schedule  here .

Laura Rice

A singer/songwriter with soul, This United States Marine Corps veteran has been chasing her dreams since she was a knee-high to a grasshopper. Making her bones in the industry, she competed on the show Nashville Star during its first season that aired on the USA network in 2003, and progressed through multiple elimination rounds. Though Rice didn’t take the top prize, she left the show undeterred, and continued her pursuit. Joining TypeCast, a Hampton Roads-based band, acted as a launch pad for the growth of her career and now has blossomed into a solo artist, recently signed with Heart Songs Records. Always looking to give back, Laura is a Veteran Ambassador for Heart Songs, and the co-host for the Project Lips Radio show, a program that showcases veteran artists and highlights worthy veteran causes. No stranger to achieving ambitious goals, Laura recently released a second single titled, “Just One Night” off her freshmen EP, and has been touring with Dana Parton while developing her upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 tour schedule. Her music is available online and you can find her schedule here.

  Honeysucker   Honeysucker is a duo. Two women -Nadia Koz , and MaryBeth Ammons- who met one fateful night at open mic... and realized that there was no way they could not play music together. Mary sings with inspired soul well beyond her years, and Nadias depth range and blues/rock texture melds together for an epic combination. Two voices. Two guitars. the careful weaving of Mary on rhythm and Nadia adding dynamic lead licks creates a sound that stands on it's own and commands attention. You could call it "folk/punk"... call it whatever you want. Just know these two ladies are a force to be reckoned with!   

Honeysucker

Honeysucker is a duo. Two women -Nadia Koz , and MaryBeth Ammons- who met one fateful night at open mic... and realized that there was no way they could not play music together. Mary sings with inspired soul well beyond her years, and Nadias depth range and blues/rock texture melds together for an epic combination. Two voices. Two guitars. the careful weaving of Mary on rhythm and Nadia adding dynamic lead licks creates a sound that stands on it's own and commands attention. You could call it "folk/punk"... call it whatever you want. Just know these two ladies are a force to be reckoned with!

 

  Tony Bob Merritt   With deep roots in rock, country, and blues, Tony Bob Merritt gives a nod to the busking culture of Nashville and Austin in his acoustic performances using a kick drum, soaring vocals, and acoustic guitar to deliver original music that engages and inspires. Merritt is a multi-instrumentalist, playing bass in the full band “Home by Fall” , and ensure the sound is on point as an engineer for his own band as well as for Bj Griffin and the Galaxy Groove. Online and across Hampton Roads, Tony Bob Merritt is a Songwriter you’ll wish you hadn’t missed!

Tony Bob Merritt

With deep roots in rock, country, and blues, Tony Bob Merritt gives a nod to the busking culture of Nashville and Austin in his acoustic performances using a kick drum, soaring vocals, and acoustic guitar to deliver original music that engages and inspires. Merritt is a multi-instrumentalist, playing bass in the full band “Home by Fall” , and ensure the sound is on point as an engineer for his own band as well as for Bj Griffin and the Galaxy Groove. Online and across Hampton Roads, Tony Bob Merritt is a Songwriter you’ll wish you hadn’t missed!