The Glorious Veins: They came together with a mutual appreciation for all kinds of styles and a predilection for blending these influences to create a sound of their own. The band’s singer and primary songwriter is Paul Pangman. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Paul showed a love and affinity for music from a very young age. Paul came to New York at the age of 18 to attend Columbia University, where he picked up the guitar and started writing music. In a few years he wrote well over 100 songs but he needed to find a band to play them. Fortunately for him, that was all about to change. Matt “howlin” Howels, the guitarist, was born and raised in London, England. He taught himself how to play at age 12 and has been blowing minds with his slashing skills ever since. In the UK, he played with many different bands while in college at Southhampton and in London after graduation. In October of 2007, Matt moved to New York City where he immediately fell into the downtown blues scene before joining The GV’s. Lee Grasso, the bassist, was born and raised in Connecticut. Originally a guitar player, Lee found himself playing bass for theGV's after they did a line-up change during August of '08. And last but not least, drummer Wiggy Colmenares. Born and raised in the Philippines, Wiggy started playing the drums in middle school. Music became his passion and he went on to play in many successful Filipino rock bands. He moved to New York City in 2007 with his family and now lives in Queens.
If you like Coldplay, The Fray, Radiohead and Snow Patrol, you will love the pop/rock band D'SIMONE. The New York based quartet is lead by frontman/keyboardist/songwriter Charles D'Simone, backed by three highly talented musicians, drummist Michael Smith, guitarist Joe Belle and bassist Keith O'Dwyer. D'SIMONE'S first full-length album, "Sleepwalking," was released in the spring of 2012 and was recorded and produced by Charles D'Simone in a studio he built in his Manhattan apartment. The album features an impressive mix of songs, many of which the band is currently playing live, along with new music that will be released in the fall of 2013.
The Drop-Out Record: The Drop-Out Record is pop/rock band straight from New York City with a fun, uptempo, and unique sound. With many genres in their influence, The Drop-Out Record brings their own style to the current rock scene with great songs and a loyalty to a live show that you can dance, sing, and clap along to.
The Grey Area: Washington Area Music Award Nominee for New Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocalist of the Year.