Local Music Profile Archive
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BASE OF OPERATIONS Norfolk
STYLE OF MUSIC “Refreshingly listenable, original rock ’n’ roll”
BIO Bassist Karl Ziemann and guitarist/singer Russ Barnes are the founding members of the band, which has been going strong for 10 years.
Backstage with ... Dave Cynar Base of Operations Chesapeake
Style of Music New country
BIO The country music bug took hold of Cynar in his late 20s when he was singing along with Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Brooks and Dunn at karaoke nights at Chevy’s Nightclub in Chesapeake.
Hope Askew Base of Operations Portsmouth
Style of music gospel
BIO Thirty-five year old Askew began singing when she was 15. “I did a couple of shows on Channel 27. That was way back then,” she said with a laugh.
Base of Operations: Portsmouth
Style of Music: acoustic/folk
Triumph the Vessel
Base of operations Mathews County
Style of music Gospel rap
Base of Operations: Newport News
Style of music: Contemporary rock
Bio: Christopher Newport University students Nate Fender (lead guitarist) and Graham Todd (lead vocalist) formed the band after meeting at an open-mic night in 2005.
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Former band mates and high school friends from Maury – guitarist Josh Christian and drummer Mark Griffin formed this all-original experimental garage band a couple of years ago when the two of them reconnected.
BASE OF OPERATIONS Newport News, but its members live all over Hampton Roads STYLE Alt-Americana – all original, mixing everything from bluegrass to swing with traditional American rock ’n’ roll. BIO
NR Hunt BASE OF OPERATIONS
Virginia Beach STYLE
Christian rap BIO The 22-year-old, Memphis-born rapper graduated from Chesapeake’s Western Branch High School in 2005, and goes by the stage name 2 Lettas – which, he explained, stands for “to live encouraging the truth acquiring salvation.”
Base of operations Suffolk
Style Christian rock Bio The 43-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist, with a little bass and keyboard thrown in, released “Time to Rise” in early 2008. He began his solo career in 2003 and has released five EPs with original material.
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