Rhythm Doctors are Jill Dineen has powerful vocals. Paul Branin (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen) is an amazing guitarist. Mark Johnson a veteran bassist. Jimmy Cooper longtime bayarea drummer and founding member.
“Outlaw Female Country rock with a gypsy twist that brings you an enticingly soulfelt musical experience.”
Mama Foxxy & The Whiskey Gypsy Rebels have their roots dug deep into the soil of Northern California with a band that serves you Old Country, New Country, Blues, and Folk! There’s something distinctly demanding when these rebels hit the stage with the natural lush and pull the crowd has towards them it’s no question they can silence a chatty room with just an ounce of a melody. Kick your feet up, or stomp your boots because this is the band that’s got the fuel.
Founded in Concord, California in 1999, Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces have been entertaining audiences world wide with their engaging original sound and highly entertaining live stage show. The hi energy three piece ensemble performs Rockabilly from the late '50's Sun Records era, blazing guitar instrumentals from influences such as Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, and Don Rich, with a wide a range of Bakersfield Honky Tonk, Truck Driving classics, Ameripolitan and classic Country music. Mitch also adds the 5 String Banjo to the show, bringing in the influence of Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley as well as some of his own compositions, creating the highly unique and much loved "Banjobilly" sound. Mitch has worked and or recorded with such artists as Deke Dickerson, Peter Rowan of Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Don Maddox of The Maddox Brothers and Rose, Joe Clay, Lazy Lester, Gene Summers, Chris Sprague, Johnny Cuviello (Drummer for Bob Wills), and has published articles for Play Guitar magazine. Veteran drummer Les James (Red Meat, Wanda Jackson, The Plain High Drifters) adds a groove deeper than the Grand Canyon and harmony vocals that blend seamlessly. He also blends seamlessly with the banjo , reminiscent of the sounds of Jimmy Martin or the Osbourne Bros. Hank Maninger (The Hacienda Brothers, The Aquavelvets) is the bass player, locking tighter than Fort Knox with Les James and adds vocals as well filling out a beautiful 3 part harmony blend. The band has entertained audiences multiple times at the legendary Viva Las Vegas Rock n Roll event in Las Vegas, Hot August Nights in Reno for the Peppermill Casino, The Shake the Shack Festival in Seattle, and many other engagements throughout the US as well as appearances in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
Sprouting on 4-20-99 in Concord, California, Planting Seeds started as a shared idea between two friends which has flourished into a full grown tree with reaching branches and deep roots. The Seeds have been collectively playing together for the past twelve years. Troy Hazleton (Guitar & Vocals), Chris Rivera (Guitar & Vocals), Josh Gill (Bass), Rob Deikman (Drums), and Seth Hall (saxophone) have put together a sound that will appeal to any and all generations. Being in local SF East Bay bands such as PERMAGRIN (Troy & Chris), & countless other line-ups, have given Planting Seeds a grasp on the music "Scene" that few today have.
With members that play everything from Flamenco, to Metal, to Covers gives PLANTING SEEDS the versatility that it takes to keep a crowd entertained for hours on end, and while having past members that have played in world-wide touring acts such as 40 GRIT (Mike) gives Planting Seeds the professional know how that it takes to make it in this business and still remain true to the music. The up lifting reggae riff is very apparent in many of Planting Seeds songs but thoughtful lyrics and spine tingling harmonies throw Planting Seeds into a league of their own. You never know where they will go next, it could be a soft melodic love song or a high energy hip hop tune to a down right metal anthem that will whip any one into an all out frenzy. No matter what type of music you may prefer there is something for everyone at a Planting Seeds show.
Working with a vast variety of people in the San Francisco music industry has lead the Seeds in all types of different directions. Such as opportunities to play with such diverse acts as Norton Buffalo (Steve Miller Band), Ky-Mani Marley (Bob Marley's son), 2Live Crew, Slightly Stoopid, Long Beach Short Bus, Pepper, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Ronnie Montrose, Tone Loc, Digital Underground, and King of the funky drums, Zigaboo Modeliste (The Original Meters).
Punk. Swing. Ragtime. Southern jazz. Surf. Van Goat is a band to which you could apply many labels, but none would quite prepare you for what you’re about to hear as you pop on your headphones and queue up their album.
Harnessing the diverse DIY aesthetic of their native Oakland, Van Goat (featuring Aidan Ward, Ben Einstein, Derek Burle, Lindsay Alexis, and Taylor Moxon) is in the business of writing not only songs that you can dance to, but entire albums that you can enjoy front to back without pausing or skipping: a musical experience wherein each successive song’s mottled riffs and bewildering charisma is pleasantly startling.
Follow Me Under, the five-piece’s debut full-length LP, pits thick bass lines against rhythmic trombone; pointed lyrics against verdant harmonies: bursts of liveliness in the first half against bursts of contemplation in the second. Side A, so to speak, is the dancing side, and Side B is the meditative side, but the entire LP creates a shindig all its own, plucking together influences both local and global and mashing them together in a cohesive and sophisticated exertion.
“You know when you’re in the shower and you want to turn the water as hot as you possibly can, and when it starts to burn you, you lower it a little bit? That’s what I want people to feel with this record,” says bassist Derek Burle.
Crockett's own Steve Snyder Big Band, a seventeen-piece jazz orchestra, made up from experienced San Francisco Bay Area musicians, playing the original big band arrangements from the late 1940's, through the 1990's and beyond.
Along with modern day musical arrangements from Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin, Thad Jones, Louie Bellson, and Maynard Furguson, we specialize and play your favorites from the greats in tribute to the legacy of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, The Dorsey Brothers, Stan Kenton and more. We perform live music for all occasions including weddings, corporate events, festivals, and even your backyard party, in Northern California, The San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles.
One of the top zydeco bands to come out of Louisiana, Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier and The Zydeco Ro Doggs Bandleader, accordion player, and singer Carrier comes from a long line of distinguished musicians (he's the nephew of Roy Carrier and cousin of Troy "Dikki Du" and Chubby Carrier, to name just a few), a family where zydeco music was a pastime for holidays and family gatherings. He embodies both tradition and a unique style that is infused with his blues and R&B influences.
Growing up in Church Point, Louisiana, in the time when rap music was gaining popularity, Carrier's friends would laugh when he and his brother Joseph practiced their zydeco music. In 1988, his first band, Dwight Carrier and Zydeco Rockers was created, with Dwight playing accordion and Joseph on drums. When he was just 14, Dwight released his first album entitled "My Baby Left Me," which earned him local status.
In 1991 Dwight was asked to join the Creole Zydeco Snap Band, headed by Creole and blues musician Warren Ceasar. Dwight became the group's accordionist and traveled extensively around the world for several years, including multiple appearances at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
After a break from music, Carrier returned to the family business of zydeco in 2008, forming his band Black Cat and the Zydeco Ro Doggs. They have taken their pumping style of music to both coasts and the Midwest as well as throughout Louisiana.
Billy Martini and Steve Allison have been playing and writing music together for years, but when Billy Martini stepped from behind the drum kit and took the microphone and a feather boa, The Billy Martini Show was born.
Hard rockin’ tunes along the lines of Foo Fighters and AC/DC, and a stage show with costume changes and dancing girls that has been compared to The Tubes and KISS…
“The Billy Martini Show cranks out a full out fun show of rock the way it was meant to be performed: with style”. –Skott Freedman (Indie-Music.com)
“An infectious brand of high octane rock and roll”. –Garrett Wheeler (Metro Santa Cruz)
The Billy Martini Show has shared the bill with national acts such as Pat Travers Band and The Tubes, have played at multiple festivals such as X-Fest in Modesto, and First Friday in Las Vegas. The band has played more than 600 shows in the 9 years they have been together.
Their first two albums, “Like No Other” (2007) and “Pajama Party A Go-Go” (2009), are available on iTunes and CDBaby, and their third release, “Love Sombrero” is due out this fall. Here’s what the media had to say about the first two records:
“Welcome to The Billy Martini Show and be prepared to rock. From the first track to the last, this CD (Like No Other) is a testosterone pumped homage to the rock and roll lifestyle”. – Darryl Gregory (Indie-Music.com)
“Pajama Party A Go-Go is the full package. It’s everything arena rock should be in a tight little shrink wrapped case: boisterous, flamboyant, full of catchy hooks and powerhouse lyrics”. – Jessica Skelton (Your Music Magazine)
The VibraSÓN band was formed in mid-2013 to fulfill a long yearning of its leader Jake Jacobs, an accomplished salsa dancer and instructor for over 20 years to bring some of the greatest dance music back into the live music scene. The concept was to play the music of an older era with a hip sound for dancers and audiences alike. Many of the DJs and dancers in the scene adore such music and it is played frequently in recorded form - a comeback for a great era of innovative music that soothes the soul and stirs the dancer in all of us. In Bay Area, rich with talent and populated with salsa bands, no group really was devoted to the genre. Besides dancing/teaching Jake took up playing percussion around 10 years ago and has played with numerous bands in the Bay Area. As the leader, he brings his musical tastes from both dancing and playing to the mix, plus a bevy of some of the greatest musical talent the Bay Area has to offer. VibraSON brings back great live music for dancers and listeners alike, while moving forward at the same time.