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Mike Willard – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Behrens – Guitar
Chris Dlugosz – Keyboards
Ian Machniak – Bass
Brian Dietz – Drums

  • Splices well recognized video game tunes with elements of metal, jazz and rock to create a sound of their own
  • Has released two CDs “Leg Vacuum” and “Armcannon 2” that are available for purchase on their web page
  • Website: www.armcannon.com


Stuart Fuchs – Lead Guitar
Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry – Violin
Joshua Assad – Rhythm Guitar
Kevin O’ Brien – Upright Bass

  • Formed in 2005, Babik (pronounced Bah Beek) is a progressive Gypsy Jazz band inspired by the legendary Django Reinhardt
  • All members of Babik are full time musicians
  • They perform 150 shows a year at concert has and festivals and facilitates educational programs and workshops at high schools and colleges
  • Their new CD “American Gypsy” is now available. The debut CD “Babik” was released in 2006
  • Website: www.babikjazz.com



Bobby Lebel -  Guitar, Sitar, Vocals
Scott Freilich – Upright Bass, Vocals
Dan Stoll – Drums, Vocals

  • Formed in 2003, the Headers have released three CD’s “Turn it Up”, “Don’t be Talkin’ Smack” and “ Bring Home The Headers for the Holidays”
  • They will be releasing their 4th CD in 2011 and two of their songs were selected by WBFO audience for inclusion in the stations compilation album
  • Bobby Lebel and Scott Freilich were both inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
  • Bobby Lebel is endorsed by the Gretsch Guitar Company
  • They are supported by the Cherry Poppin Daddies, Kim Lenz and the Jaguars, Big Sandy & the Fly Right Boys and the Westside Winders on shows
  • Performed at Musikfest 2009 and were the headliners in 2010
  • Played Artpark, M&T Plaza, Taste of Buffalo, NE Jazz and Wine Fest, Hard Rock Café and headlined Rockabilly Ruckus in Tampa 2010
  • Website: www.theheaders.com



Walter Kemp – Keyboards
Bernard Kunz – Guitar
Andre Killian – Alto Saxophone
Efferin Fuse – Bass
Tim Webb – Drums

  • Gruvology was initially formed in 20006 as a duo of Walter and Bernard
  • In 2007 they released a CD entitled “1st Set”
  • Gruvology is intent on pushing the envelope and keeping the spirit of jazz alive and vibrant
  • They are open to many musical influences and incorporate them into their compositions and improvisations
  • Walter is organist for several church congregations in Buffalo and Efferin is the main bass player at Calvary Baptist Church. Andre is currently on hiatus from Gruvology
  • Website: www.gruvologyjazz.com




  • Will Holton has recorded 2 CDs with the international choir “The New Beginnings Chorale Ensemble”
  • First CD “Always” will be followed up by newest release “Face to Face”
  • Will wrote “Love You A Lifetime” for two time Grammy nominee Najee
  • Utilizes various musicians for live dates











Mike Jordan – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Kristin Prohaska – Fiddle, Mandolin
Dennis Gold – Lead Guitar
Chris Gugliuzza – Bass
Kelly Jordan – Drums

  • Forged in South Buffalo Steel and trained in the arts of whiskey and lager, The Pug Mahones are an all original Irish rock band formed in 2007
  • In 2008 they released a CD entitled “Bootleg”
  • Opened for recording artists The Tossers, Scythian, Needfire and the Briggs
  • Front man and songwriter Mike Jordan was a member of Jackdaw and won a 2004 BMA for “Original Male Vocalist”
  • Website: www.thepugmahones.com
    Photo: Kelly Gras



Dave Schmeidler – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Katie Panfil – Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals
Kevin Auwarter – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Bernardis – Bass, Vocals
Nick Corallo – Drums, Percussion, Vocals

  • Stone Row formed in 2005 and released their debut CD “Alignment” in late 2009
  • Inspired by cultural diversity, Stone Row weaves a rich tapestry of Celtic and world music
  • Performed at Syracuse Irish Festival, Erie Irish Festival, Niagara Celtic Festival and Amherst Scottish Festival
  • Has received international radio play including World Beat Canada
  • Side Projects: Glenn – solo, Nick – Leah Zicari and Theresa Quinn Band, Katie – Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Panfil Family, Dave – Waildogs, Groovitate  and Gamalon
  • Dave Schmeidler is GIT graduate and won BMA for “Best Original Guitarist” in 2001
  • Website: www.stonerow.com
    Photo: Lynn Schmeidler



Derek Bassett – Vocals, Guitar
Joelle Labret – Vocals
Nathan Montague –Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Michael Tension – Bass, Vocals
Thom Davis – Drums, Vocals

  • Flatbed was initially formed in 2004, by Joelle, Michael and Derek as an acoustic song writing trio
  • Former member Ian Belknap (Drums)
  • In 2007 they released a self-titled studio album and in 2009 they released “Live in Allen Hall”
  • Opened for national acts such as: Bottle Rockets, Carbon Leaf, Al and the Transamerican’s, Grady and Bobby Bare, Jr.
  • Joelle released her first solo album earlier this year title “Dancing Virginia” available at their shows
  • Side project – Coming in 2011 - The New Coots. Acoustic songs about murder & trains
  • Website: www.flatbedmusic.com
    Photo: Amanda 'Pants'



  • Employees a variety of different musicians dependent upon the type of show and location
  • Released CD “Kissed by Kate” in 2009 as a follow up to initial recording “Blind Faith”
  • Has entertained the troops overseas by touring through Armed Forces Entertainment
  • Performed at “Concert from the Heart” at Kleinhans Music Hall ,with the BPO, to benefit the Food Bank of WNY
  • Melissa is also vocalist for the George Scott Big Band , tours with Taylor Made Jazz and has performed several area musical theater productions
  • Website: www.melissakate.net




Buck Quigley – Vocals, Guitar
Charlie Quill – Guitar
John Weber – Bass
John Brady – Drums

  • Formed in 1991 by Buck, Charlie,John Brady and Kyle Brock
  • Released their first EP in 1992 and have released subsequent CDs
  • The band has toured extensively performing in over 23 states
  • Won BMA “Top Original Group” in 2009 Buffalo Music Awards with Buck also taking “Original Male Vocalist” award
  • Website: www.steamdonkeys.com