Local Music Profile Archive
They play Alternative rock
This alternative rock trio, which formed last year, has released a four-song EP of original music and recently filmed an episode of Cox Channel 11’s "Soundcheck."
Backstage with ... Knuckle From Virginia Beach Playing a mix of rock, blues, funk and reggae, the band will headline its second show at The NorVa on Friday. The lineup will also feature local bands Foreplay, Malt Liquor Sundae and The Remedy.
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Matt Thomas blames his horrible handwriting and his tendency to look up odd words on the Internet for the name Uglyography. "I came across the word and thought to myself, ‘For anyone that has ever tried to read my handwriting, this would make a good band name,’ " he said.
Rapper Kap Rizzy, whose birth name is Nathaniel Brown, grew up in the Tidewater Park area of Norfolk. "I didn't get a chance to do a childhood because I had a lot of responsibilities in front of me," he said.
The three members of The Difference were playing with other worship bands when they met. When those groups fizzled, drummer and vocalist Thomas Guglielmo of Poquoson, guitarist and lead vocalist Ryan Mekkes of Norfolk and bassist Josh Jones of Chesapeake got together in January and started writing songs.
Base of operations Virginia Beach
Style of music Alternative rock
Bio On Tuesday, The Influence will release "Falling Objects" on its independent label, Flying Eye Records. It's a follow-up to 2007's "Pig Radio." Drummer Collin Cogan said the band decided to search outside of Hampton Roads for a producer and found Raleigh, N.C.-based Ted Comerford.
Base of operations Virginia Beach Style of music Classic and modern rock Bio Last November when four teenagers came together to form mOceans (pronounced motions), they never thought they would get regular requests for Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”
Backstage with ... Micah Watson Band Base of operations Atlanta Style of music Pop-rock with worship theme
Base of operations Virginia Beach Style of music A mix of genres Biography A hectic gig schedule means the four-member band works full time at music. The band’s current members – lead vocalist Michele Hover, lead guitarist Diego Gomes, bassist Carson Lambaiso and drummer/keyboardist Ernie Sines – have played together for a year and a half.
Backstage with ... 4IIC
Base of operations Hampton, Newport News
Style of music R&B
Bio Ron “RK” Pierce, Joe Shivers and Jerry Hairston make up the group 4IIC (four to see).
“We met at a place that used to do karaoke, a place called Crabbers over in Hampton. We all used to sing individually,” Pierce said.
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