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Original Rock



Janna Willoughby – Vocals, Trumpet
Alex Mead – Vocals
Bryan Lohr – Guitar
Ben Sachs – Bass
Kaitlyn Gardner – Keyboard, Clarinet
Dave Harter - Drums

  • Michael Delaney and Liz Bailey augment the group on some dates
  • Their music is a lively mix of energetic hip hop, rock, funk, ska and blues topped off with socially conscious positive lyrics
  • Bloodthirsty Vegans is a musical family that makes music about peace, love and understanding to unite the human family, foster respect for the inter-connected web of life and remind the tribes how liberating it was to dance the dances of freedom
  • Website: www.bloodthirstyvegans.com




Steve Fleck – Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Ryan Dallavia – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Evan Waterstrat – Bass, Vocals
Tyler Midgely – Drums

  • Performs a unique blend of 60’s and 70’s rock paired with newer influences
  • Winners 2009 Buffalo Music Awards Best New Original band
  • Winners 2008 Rapids Theatre Battle of the Bands
  • Winners 2008 Music Is Art Niagara Battle of the Bands
  • Performed at Music Is Art Festival 2009/2010
  • Performed at Taste of Buffalo 2010
  • Opened for Fran Cosmo of Boston and for Dereke St. Holmes of the Ted Nugent Band
  • Recorded their first CD “The Brass Monkeez” in the summer of 2010
  • All members attend Lewiston Porter High School
  • Website: www.thebrassmonkeez.com



Jody Velletta – Vocals
Mike Trabucco – Guitar
Doug Smith – Guitar
Joe Martucci – Bass
Mark Conlon – Drums

  • DoDriver formed in 2005, a continuation of Jive Injection which was formed in 1992
  • Mike and Jody are the founding members and the band has continued to play most of the music from the original group along with music written with the current members
  • The band has opened for many national acts in the Buffalo area and on August 13, 2010 DoDriver won the chance to open for KISS at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  • They have played in 5 different states, Puerto Rico and Canada
  • Since 1992 they have released 5 recordings “Sinus”, “Man”, “Neon”, “DoDriver” and “Life Changes Everything”
  • Website: www.dodriver.com
    Photo: Jeffrey T. Barnes



Bob Buckley – Vocals, Guitar
Alexander Gavin Foote – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Derek Presti – Bass
Pat Mannella – Drums

  • Formed in 2009 they released debut album “Summers on Neptune” and they are currently working on their follow up
  • Have opened for Blues Traveler, Foreigner, Guess Who, Soulive, Rusted Root, Blind Melon, Badfinger, Better Than Ezra, We the Kings, Lou Gramm & Rik Emmett
  • In 2009/2010 took Buffalo Music Award for “ Best Original Rock Band”  and ArtVoice Magazine’s Best of Buffalo Awards for” Best Rock Act”, “ Best Original Music Act” and “Best Band Name”
  • Website: www.freehenryband.com



Todd Kessner – Vocals, Acoustic
Roger Cormier – Guitar, Vocals
Jason Durys– Bass, Vocals
Sean Martin – Guitar, Vocals
Mark Freeland – Drums

  • 2011 will mark a full decade of the same line-up
  •  They are completing their second studio album with engineer Justin Rose
  • First CD “Strength” released in 2004
  • Their song “Rejuvenate” selected for the Lake local music CD
  • 2010 Dam Show in Austin, Pa. with Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues Band
  • Vail Resorts College Recruit Video “Too Much Trouble” in 2009
  • 2009 studio video for ArtVoice TV featuring the song “Running” in 2009
  • Website: www.thefeast.biz




Kevin Sampson – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Adam Schroeder - Guitar
Chris Nanula – Bass
Scott Bernard – Drums

  • Former members: Brandon Adler (guitar) and Rick Masi (guitar)
  • Formed in 2005, they are signed to Amherst Records and have played over 100 shows in WNY
  • They are inspired by 90’s alternative rock bands such as  Weezer, Green Day and Ben Folds Five
  • They have opened concerts for Third Eye Blind and Sugar Ray
  • In 2007 released a self-titled debut album
  • Second single “Popsicles” featured on Houston radio station  KRBE New Music Faceoff, winning five nights in a row
  • Contributed four songs to motion picture soundtrack “What Goes Up” starring Hilary Duff, with single “Under Wraps” appearing in the film



Jim Crean – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Stephen Perry – Lead Guitar
Steve Szabo – Bass
Colleen Mastrocovo – Drums

  • The band headlined the Flight 3407 Benefit Concert in Clarence, New York
  • They performed at the Hello Yesterday Festival
  • They are currently recording their new CD entitled “Hollywood Rockstar”
  • They have appeared on the allwnyradio.com Noah’s Ark Radio program along with a live interview on WBNY 91.3
  • Side projects: Jim – Hair Nation,  Colleen – Mystic Jayyd,  Stephen – The Sins/Veil and Steve - Remotely Crue
  • Website: www.jimcrean.net




Jamison Passuite – Guitar, Vocals
Joey Verdonselli – Bass, Vocals
Phil Allport – Keyboards, Guitar
Chad Salmeri – Drums

  • Handsome Jack formed in 2004 when all the members were teenagers in Lockport, New York
  • In 2010 they released an EP “Prologue” as a follow up to their two previous releases “Heat Seeker” and “Handsome Jack”




Joseph Stocker – Guitar, Keyboards
Zak Ward -  Vocals, Guitar
Jeremy Franklin – Guitar
Steve Matthews – Bass, Moog
Brandon Delmont – Drums

  • Formed in 2008, they released an EP “Before the After” and in 2010 released a full length album “The Happy Loss”
  • Opened concerts for: Guess Who, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, The Trews, Rusted Root and Randy Bachman
  • Their single “Tell Me” placed on Bad Girls Club on Oxygen – Season 5 (Episode 10) in October 2010
  • Their single “Stay the Same” placed on MTV’s Real World XXIV New Orleans (Episode 9) in September 2010
  • In October 2010 they were selected to perform at CMJ Music Showcase presented by Boston’s Weekly Dig and Ryan’s Smashing Life Blog  
  • Website: www.sonofthesunmusic.com
    Photo : Cris Puccia



Vincent James Mastrantonio – Guitars, Vocals
Jerry Sampson – Bass, Vocals
Jim Linsner – Drums

  • The Vincent James Xplosion formed in 2006
  • Recorded “Jammin’ with J.T.” in 2006, “Revelation” in 2007 and “Blown” in 2009
  • Opened for  the Alex Skolnick Trio, Brian Augers, Oblivian Express and Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
  • They plan to release their 4th CD in the Spring of 2011
  • Vince also performs with the Rod Nixon Project
  • Jerry and Jim are also members of JJ Swing
    Photo: Linda Snell