Bands & Ensembles in Maryland
Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).
The Dirty Grass PlayersBluegrass Band
Hailing from Baltimore, Md The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass and blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. Comprised of Josh Ballard on Bass, Alex Berman on Banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, this four piece is successfully bringing their growing fan base a down, dirty and heated performance.
Spencer JoyceSinger/Songwriter Rock w/ Folk & Reggae undertones
Annapolis’s Spencer Joyce is not your Mom's "singer/songwriter" stereotype. He produces catchy tunes influenced by folk, reggae, punk, blues, and jam band sensibilities. Spencer's lyrics speak of love, the daily grind, and being the best version of yourself. Spencer has been playing solo or with his band, Spencer Joyce's Open Bar Band around the mid-Atlantic for the past 5 years, filling his schedule with 3/4 hour sets with over 150 popular covers from the 50’s to now, Elvis to Old Town Road.
AcousticafePlaying the hits you love...Acousti-cized!
AcoustiCafe takes your favorite classic rock station's Sunday Acoustic Cafe show and brings it to the stage. Perfect for lunch crowds, happy hours and quieter evening events where a more laid back and light-hearted acoustic set of favorite classics is desired. Along with the standard classic rock genre, AcoustiCafe includes acoustic versions of folk rock, country and pop, all with a healthy dose of family vocal harmonies.
Elijah AliLiving The Dream
Elijah Ali is a native of Charlotte, NC. He devolved the love for the arts at an early age as he comes from a family of performers, artist, and musicians. Elijah’s passion lead him to study voice at Benedict College under Dr. Angela Blalock-Smalls. Later he studied Music Business & Technology at Johnson C Smith University. Performances include: Be A Lion, A Walk In My Shoes, Magic Of Christmas, Daughter of A King, and Porgy & Bess, just to make a few!
The Tool ShedOld Time Traditional and Original Songs
The Tool Shed formed in 2014. The band includes Cara White on singing saw and vocals, and Dave Thomas on 5 string banjo and vocals. Their first release, Local Liquid Folk Art, and subsequent single, Mr Santa, are available on many music sites for download and Spotify for streaming.
ButlerMusic for the moment
Butler is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Nathan Bittner, a West Coast boy living in an East Coast world. Bittner brings the sun and waves to Northern Virginia and melds it into his music. His original songs are jazz and soul influenced easy-listening tunes to listen to on the beach or in the car. Originals, covers, and praise & worship are my areas of expertise, but I am flexible and I match whatever vibe you’re hoping for! Let’s work together and make it a great time! -Nathan
ZellharperBaltimore’s Most Dynamic Duo
ZellHarper has brought a new sound to Baltimore's rap scene. They're showing that there's more to music than just the streets & violence and they're bringing back fun & energy to the game. With the influences of Lil Uzi Vert, A$AP Rocky, Chief Keef, & more, They both have teamed up as an extraordinary duo. King Zell & Tay Harper grew up with a similar liking to skateboarding, and to artists like Lil Wayne, Paramore, A$AP Mob & many more. They are often described as the "Rap Rock Stars".