Date(s) - Saturday, April 29, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Glendale Ridge Vineyard
Glendale Ridge Vineyard – Saturday, April 29, 2023
A Showcase & Competition between some of the Best Up & Coming Original Bands in Western New England:
at Glendale Ridge Vineyards, Southampton, MA
A NEW MUSIC ALLIANCE Sponsored Event
*No Admission Fee *Donations are kindly requested- Suggested Donation $10-$12
(Donations will support The New Music Alliance’s efforts to assist the careers of local musicians who write original music & promote W. New England nationally as a destination for original music writing, production & performances.)
Event will also be filmed by Holyoke Media
A juried competition for BIG PRIZES designed to show off the best exciting new talent in the Western/Central Mass, Central CT, & Southern. VT area.
The Lineup!: 1) JOHNNY CAB, 2) STONER WILL & THE NARKS, 3)HAWKNS, 4) SHAGOHOD
Food Truck: TBD
COVID-19 Safety: Social distancing is encouraged.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS! Limited seating will be available.
GUEST JUDGES: Connor Rowen, Telefunken Elektroakustic; Leah Rantz, DJ Lazer 99.3 FM, Travis Branch Founder + CCO Recording Den, Bethany, CT; and more
*EACH BAND TO PLAY A 30 MIN SET
1) JOHNNY CAB 1:40-2:10 pm
Style/Genre: Psycho-Punk rock Hometown: Hartford, CT
Song Link: https://johnnycab1.bandcamp.com/track/bone-jack
Johnny Cab formed in 2016 when Chris Indigo (vocals), threw a Halloween party & longtime friend David Carrier (guitar), showed up by surprise. In between emptying the punch bowl & bobbing for apples, they decided to put a new band together. They put out call for a rhythm section. Steve Dayn’jirus! (drums) & Jeremy Smith (bass) jumped on board. Their fast-rising energetic sound is quickly gaining them recognition on the East Coast.
2) STONER WILL AND THE NARKS 2:25-2:55 pm
Genre(s): Rock n Roll
Hometown: Hadley, MA
Description: Stoner Will & the Narks is perhaps the last word on purist old school indie rock. The songs are deep, intellectual in a way that is half Chomsky, half Malkmus, and funny as hell! “For all their indie slack stylings, these songs are HOOK ADDLED and express a very genuine generational angst”- John Burdick
3) HAWKNS ( the band) 3:10-3:40 pm
Hometown: New Haven CT
Description: With Hawkins French as the lead singer, Joseph Frank on lead guitar, Ricky Frank on bass and Josh Frank on drums, Hawkns balances energetic Rock and Roll mixed with infectious pop sophistication. The band embraces an ever-more genre-bending Pop Rock aesthetic as they continue to captivate audiences with musical virtuosity in a manner that is reminiscent of their Rock and Roll predecessors.
4) SHAGOHOD 3:55-4:25 pm
Style/Genre: Heavy prog rock
Hometown: Hartford, CT/W. Springfield, MA
Song Link: https://shagohodofficial.bandcamp.com/
We’re just some average dudes making the kind of music that comes naturally to us: overwrought, melodramatic rock operas about videogames. Drew Bligh on guitar and vocals, Ben Lane on guitar, Ryan Wantroba on drums, Dave Coffey on bass.
4:35 pm: AWARDS CERMONY
Hosted by Glendale Ridge Vineyard Southampton, MA
Contact Info: Mark Sherry’s Valley Music Showcase (413) 203-9764
Produced by Mark Sherry & Sponsored by
New Music Alliance, Cider House Media, Holyoke Media, Northampton Open Media, LAZER 99.3FM, Valley Advocate, Telefunken Elektroakustik, INSA, Deans Beans, Focus Springfield TV, Easthampton Savings Bank, Dirt Floor Recording,Ghost Hit Recording, SoneLab Recording, , Pharaoh Recording
Horizon Studios, Dam Cafe, Turn it Up, Galaxy Restaurant, Falcetti Music, Antonios Pizza, Healy Guitars, Mantis Graphics, PRIA Music Marketing, Valley Free Radio 103.3, Whip City Music, Sutter Meats, Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting, Electric Eye Records