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Tony Lee Thomas Killington, VT
currently accepting booking requests for The Tony Lee Thomas Band
A student of voice from age 4, his vocal endeavors have included classical technique, various choral ensembles, even barbershop and doo-wop quartets. He has sung in, directed and arranged for many such projects and has gained a deep understanding of vocal harmony. Tony began guitar at seven years old, double bass at age 10, furthering his understanding of instrumentation and song composition. TLT’s wealth of performance experience lends him the ability to connect with audiences on a multi-faceted scope: from intimate and poignant solo performances to momentous full-blown commanding vamps with his rock band, the Tony Lee Thomas Band.
Imagine the energetic strumming of Richie Havens and the intricate finger work of Bert Jansch. Add a vocal style that summons Stevie Wonder and Martin Sexton. Then take a songwriting vocabulary as poignant as Ani DiFranco, playful as John Prine, and add commanding stage presence. There’s Tony Lee Thomas!
Arclite Hartford, CT
In 2010 brothers Jake and Gabe Spector began formally working together as Arclite. Their genre could generally be called House, but their actual musical influences come from hundreds of different artists, producers, DJ’s and bands. The duo spent many years developing specific tastes in various genres of dance music, specifically french house, hard trance, and more esoteric forms of dubstep. Arclite is an amalgamation of these styles and many more. Their catalogue of original music and remixes of various artists (Daft Punk, Zedd, Steve Aoki, ATrak, Deadmau5, Amy Winehouse, Luke Vibert…) is diverse and continually expanding.
Arclite’s live sets can last 30 minutes or 5 hours, and they have been known to play three different shows in an evening without repeating tracks. Worldwide touring DJ’s regularly solicit tracks from Arclite for use in their own sets as well.
The duo’s music is regularly used on television, having been recently featured by Showtime, and T-Mobile, as well as in commercials for Inside the NFL and Spike’s MMA.
Mr. Breakdown Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Breakdown throws dance parties. The band plays pop-funk…a unique style of funk, reggae, and soul steeped in the grooves of James Brown, Tower of Power, Bob Marley and Fela Kuti. Their tight pocket sets the groove, while catchy vocals and inventive horn arrangements give the songs their distinctive pop sound.
Based in Nyack, NY, the main songwriters and rhythm section have been creating music together for over 10 years. They are Mike Kemmlein (Guitar, lead vocals), Joe “Mamma” Carpentieri (Drums, vocals) and Dave Reiss (Bass, vocals). After years of playing funk in many incarnations, they honed their sound and formed Mr. Breakdown in 2008.
Breakdown released their debut album “Shake Daddy Jupiter” on April 20th, 2012. This instant funk dance party was recorded by Bob Both of Twain Recording, who was production supervisor for James Brown from ’69 to ’75. The album was self-produced by Mr. Breakdown, mixed by Jonny Rod at JRod Productions and mastered by Tony Gillis at Cutting Room Studios.
With summer shows lined up throughout the Tri-State area, MA and VT, Mr. Breakdown will spend the summer spreading their music. Next stop…Jupiter and Beyond!
The Truck Stop Troubadours Agawam, MA
In a time when country music has become less country, it’s a good thing to know that there is a band like The TRUCK STOP TROUBADOURS around to keep the fire alive for the traditional sounds and themes of true country music.
The Truck Stop Troubadours are a Massachusetts based band bringing back a classic outlaw country sound mixed with hints of Rockabilly and Americana. The band has been performing since 2010 and has been gaining a solid fan base that extends to country and non-county fans alike. Landing them prime spots on the Town and County fair market as well as opening for national acts like JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY ,DWIGHT YOAKAM and CHARLIE DANIELS BAND. The band also has won the title of BEST COUNTRY BAND in the Valley Advocate’s annual reader’s poll in 2010 and 2011, an honor they are proud to have.