Meet the Bands
Flipper Dave is Brett Connors on guitar and vocals, Glen Nelson on keyboards and vocals, Mike Sherman on bass guitar, and Steve Battistoni on drums. Hailing from New Hartford CT, and founded by Brett Connors in 1994, Flipper Dave has been performing original jam rock from Maine to Colorado. Inspired by the likes of Jerry Garcia, The Allmans, and Max Creek, they have released three CDs, “Flipper Dave”, “Too Cold”, the classic “Something Simple”, the Jägermeister-sponsored live collection “Ransom Notes”, and several national Jägermeister CDs. Through the years, Flipper Dave’s Connecticut-based following has remained large and loyal. The band members have explored other musical directions (Shortness, Spaghetti Cake) but the musical heart of Flipper Dave has never stopped beating. These veteran artists and extremely close friends describe their music as “road of life rock”, playing blisteringly high-energy sets infused with catchy choruses, infectious grooves, astounding musical pyrotechnics, and hooky alt-country anthems about drinking, debauchery, loneliness, loss, love, road trips, and oh yeah, your first minibike. Flipper Dave is more than just a band; they’re a family. Brett’s music is more than just an ideal; it’s a way of life.
Con Coyote Doty and MOSES BONE
Con Doty – guitar, vocals
Patti Wilion – guitar, vocals
Dale Adams – keys, piano, vocals
Jim Stevens – Bass, vocals
Jesse Doty – drums, percussion, vocals
Moses Bone Band is a versatile all-purpose band drawing from all styles of popular music. Chameleon like in nature, you can catch them playing full nights of rock, blues, country, including full shows of their original stuff.
The band has played on stages with and opened up for people such as Grand Funk, Mark Farner, James Montgomery, Al Cooper, The Commitments, N.R.B.Q., Big Al Anderson, and many more.
Con has written some two hundred plus songs, and co-written a few more. His albums include Negotiations, Cats N Rats, and Beast.
In short this band is as entertaining as any real deal out there, they always leaving the audience wanting more.
Kazoo Crew Family Band
Funking into the Kazone and BEYOND!
GET IN THE KAZONE with your favorite Kazoo Crew Family Band.
The most fun you’ve had since the bike ride to free waffle day at your whiffle ball tournament. We got a funky thing 😉 Winners of the Golden Pickle Award 2014
Members: Adam (Sax/Vocals), Will (Guitar), Riche (Bass), Phil (Drums), Pat (Head Kazooist), Tara (Kazoo/Vocals), Albert (Kazoo/Vocals), and Kyle (Kazoo/Vocals)
Hometown Waterbury, CT
Record Label: Spin Ray Presents
Joey Sexton Band
Through the years there have been many incarnations of the Connecticut-bassed rock band led by guitarist, vocalist, and song writer Joey Sexton, but the band really began to evolve in 2010 when Sexton went into Millbrook Sound Studios with 12 songs and a handful of musicians (with whom he had very little time to work) to record “Games” album.
Though he only plays on one track of “Games” album Joe Sciortino (who played with Bill Baker’s 5 Satins during the 80’s) soon became the permanent bassist and backing vocalist for the band. When Sexton mentioned that he was looking for a piano and a HamondB-3 on some of the tracks, Sciortino recommended one of his friends: the talented Art Karpf from Hamden, CT. who quickly became the band’s keyboardist.
When Joey Sexton “Games” was complete, Sexton, Sciortino, and session drummer Norman Deltufo set out doing local shows to promote the CD release. Deltufo was heavily committed with other projects, so Sexton and Sciortino discussed finding a full time drummer. Sciortino once again came through by suggesting Chip Damiani (who was a founding member of the legendary group “The Remains”) and so Sexton, Sciortino, and Damiani, together with Karpf began booking more shows. During this time, while the band was working and rehearsing to refine their sound, Sexton was writing what would become the first album arranged by “The Joey Sexton Band”, called “These Horses”. The hard work soon began to pay off as they were selected to be the opening act at the 2013 Hamden Arts Festival concert featuring Eddie Money.
Soon after the Hamden show, the band was shocked and devastated when Damiani died suddenly from a cerebral hemorrhage, Chip was a great friend and a great drummer, he is sorely missed.
After a period of grieving, the guys picked themselves up and began rehearsing Sexton’s new material, now in collaboration with Dave Davino, the owner and engineer at Studio 23 in Prospect, Connecticut. After an number of unsuccessful tryouts, the band was still in need of a drummer, so Davino invited a long-time collaborator of his: Andrew “A.J.” Levesque to sit in on a few rehearsals and he turned out to be a great fit. He formally joined the band in October 2013.
With the band being now almost complete, Sexton asked the guys to put their feelers out for a second guitarist. Davino, who in addition to being an acomplished engineer happens to be a talented guitarist, spontaneously replied that he would like to audition for the role, and after that they never looked back. Until once again at the end of 2016 the band found themselves wondering if they should continue after longtime band member Joe Sciortino left the band due to health and family issues. Determined to go on the guys are back recording and auditioning bassists for their upcoming CD release and shows.
For more info on Joey Sexton and the Joey Sexton Band please visit: www.joeysextonband.com
Joey Batts and Them
Hartford, CT / Manchester, CT
Live, Funky, Alternative/Hip-Hop for your ear holes.
Joey Batts & Them are a five-piece alternative hip-hop band based out of Connecticut. The band, comprised of Joey on vocals, Tony Volpe on guitar, John Dotson on bass, Marty Wirt on keys and Mike “Beatwiz” Spellman on drums and percussion, is taking the live hip hop scene by storm, Joey Batts never takes no for an answer – you either love his sound right away, or his voice kidnaps you until you change your mind. A lyrical genius and an amazing front man with impeccable crowd control, rolled into, one Joey Batts has proven to be an asset to CT’s growing underground hip-hop culture.
With funky grooves and plenty of hooks, Joey Batts & Them can turn any show or event into an outright party. And with shows all over New England, the Northeast, and beyond, be sure to check them out, and you can be the best of friends! – See more at: http://rapjoeybatts.com/bio/#sthash.uilnxxLS.dpuf
Genre DEVIANT POP
JENNIFER HILL VOCALIST/LYRICIST/PRODUCER/COMPOSER
ROBERT SCHWECHERL DRUMS/PRODUCTION…
Hometown Farmington, CT
POP ROCK SPITTING UNICORNS AND FAIRIES WITH MACHETES…. ITS ALL IN THE MIND OF THE TALENTED MURDEROUS CHANTEUSE.
A PURVEYOR OF ALL THINGS POP, M CHANTEUSE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM DEDICATED TO ALL THE THINGS THAT BROUGHT HER TO THE WORLD OF POP IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE MUSIC IS AN ECLECTIC MIX OF SOPHISTICATED POP WITH A LUSH ELECTRO VIBE ALONGSIDE PIANO, STRINGS AND A PULSING PERCUSSIVE BEAT.
STEPPING OUT FROM HER INDIE ROCK ROOTS AS JENNIFER HILL AND CO., MURDEROUS CHANTEUSE IS THE NEWEST INCARNATION OF MS HILL’S ECLECTIC LOVE OF ALL THINGS THAT GO POP IN THE NIGHT.
THINK BJORK+MADONNA+SNEAKER PIMPS MAKE A BABY WITH THE DNA OF ROBYN AND YOU GET MURDEROUS CHANTEUSE
Call (860) 583-6114
Martha and Andy
Martha Rochelle has spent the last 20+ years playing rhythm guitar and singing with various bands, duos, and other musical groups in the western CT and western MA area. Influenced by the great bands of the 60’s and early 70’s, Martha’s had a blast covering these groups, whether singing lead or her own personal favorite, harmony. Through the years, Martha has also spent time pursuing the impossible but oh so satisfying art of songwriting.
Andy Styles has played in various bands over the years, mostly around the N.Y. and CT areas. His genres include rock and roll, southern rock, bluegrass, country, folk music and his own originals. Some of Andy’s influences are the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, and string and Motown music. Andy’s a vocalist, guitarist, harmonica and bass player. Andy runs the Infinity Hall Norfolk Bistro Open Mic on Thursday nights.
The Plural of Ruckus
With their eighth debut in as many decades, The Plural of Ruckus is sure to captivate you with a song or two from their chronicles of creative chaos. Tyler Thompson’s self-identified soul crushing song writing style will convince you that you indeed possess what are known as feelings. Tyler’s self-taught multi-instrumental aptitude brings the music to depths still unknown. The rhythm section, conjoined twins known as Ryal Panker, are definitely not robots, simply a sassy and well-oiled machine of gut thumping, toe tapping bad ass beats.