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2012 Port Clinton Bands

Splendid Chaos

An aggressive, high-energy four-piece modern rock band, which tours from Key West to Alaska. Splendid Chaos performs the latest modern rock hits and classic alternative favorites from the 80's and 90's along with their own kick-ass originals.

Neon Black

All the guitar of heavy metal. All the melodic vocals of rock and roll. A great 80s band from Port Clinton!

The Brave Youngster

The Brave Youngster is an original/cover band out of Columbus, OH. Expect very high energy performances from these guys, with an arsenal of new songs to rock your faces!

Lovesick Radio

Lovesick Radio is a band from Columbus Ohio. The four met when David Harris ran into the core of already formed band Cleverin, which was Justin Theriault, Josh Masters, and Josh McGee. The three were looking for a new guitarist and things began to unfold from there. Theriault and Harris wrote two songs at their first meeting and the band was formed. McGee came into the studio after a breakup and said, "It seems that every song on the radio is about love- doesn't matter what station it is, its all lovesick radio." The band Lovesick Radio was born. From dive clubs to large stages Lovesick Radio has made great progress with more in years to come.

Empire Drift

From their original music to the more than 100 covers they know, Empire Drift has a lot for everybody. When it comes to covers, playing tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, up through today, Empire Drift throws a party every time they step on stage.

Trailer Park Ninjas

The Trailer Park Ninjas are your ultimate party band! They bring a rocking show where the emphasis is put on "Sing Alongs and Throwing a Party."

Poptart Monkeys

A high energy animated rock band specializing in modern rock, spontaneous medleys, original and cover material. A top drawing act at Club Lavela (home of MTV Spring Break) in Panama City, Fl.

Blackberry Brandy

One of Put-in-Bay's premier bands, playing all of your favorite 70s, 80s, 90s, and todays songs!

Downstroke

A high energy Alternative/Rock band from Chatanooga, TN.

The Earthquakers

Buncha beer-drinkin' sons of bitches! Also the best band in the universe. Hailing from Erie, PA.

Killer Flamingos

The Killer Flamingos have been voted Best Band in Detroit in 2008, 2009, and 2011 by Hour Magazine, WDIV4 Click on Detroit Best band in 2008, 2009, and 2010, and Ann Arbor Current Magazine Best Band in Ann Arbor in both 2008 & 2009. An infectious blend of pop, rock, and electronica, Killer Flamingos produce a sound that is turning heads and capturing listeners everywhere. Anyone who has seen The Killer Flamingos can attest to their amazing live show. Superb musicianship, explosive stage presence, and concert-style performance have secured the band an important place on the Detroit music scene. This quintet consists of vocalist Michelle Carravallah, Darren Drake on keyboards, guitarist Todd Best, David Gondoly on bass guitar, and Tim Webber on drums. The Killer Flamingos have quickly amassed a huge following of devoted fans throughout the state and beyond, and have gained widespread recognition as one of the best bands in Detroit. Their first CD release, entitled Sick Society included songs that were featured in the Anna Nichole Smith movie, "Illegal Aliens" and MTV's "The Hills". The band has opened for national acts such as Sloan and Grammy winners, OK Go. The band secured its place on the original scene as the 2005 Sonic Summer, Detroit News Battle of the Bands Winners for best original band in Detroit!

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Hey Monea

Hey Monea! has been routing out of Canton,Ohio and touring every part of the east coast for the past 7 years. Fusing a mixture of rock, funk, soul and R&B the band has a way of bringing a fun, party atmosphere wherever they perform. With 2 original albums and a massive list of upbeat cover songs the show is always diverse and interesting.

Their current album "Women, Wine and Song" has received much parise from college radio stations all around Ohio. Singles include "Sex Hair" and "The Ballad Of Moonbeam Swiner." These songs demonstrate the diversity of the band, going from an electric, reggae/rock song to a piano driven ballad.

The group has been a popular favorite on the "Carnival Rock Boats," performing with Kid Rock, Run DMC and Carlos Mencia on the "Chillin The Most" cruise. On the VH1 "Best Cruise Ever" they shared the stage with Lifehouse, Train, The Script and Colbie Caillat. Most recently the band played the "Rombello" cruise opening for Michael Franti, G Love and the Special Sauce, Citizen Cope and Slightly Stupid. The group is set to play the "Rock Boat" cruise in March of 2012 performing with Sister Hazel, Will Hoge and Vertical Horizon. On dry land, Hey Monea! has performed with Blood Sweat and Tears, Chuck Cannon (song writer for Shawn Mullins, Toby Keith, John Michael Montgomery and Willie Nelson,)Tom Bukovac (song writer for Rascal Flats, Sugarland, Trisha Yearwood and Jessica Simpson.)

Hey Monea! has also performed at many colleges and universities, including: Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA, Finger Lakes College in Canadadiagua,NY, Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, Keene State College in Keene, NH, Akron University in Akron,OH, Wooster College in Wooster,OH, McNeese State University in Lake Charlies,LA and Dalton State College in Dalton,GA.

YThe band has played many notable clubs including: Bullwinkle's in Tallahassee,FL, Ocean Deck in Daytona Beach,FL, Arlene's Grocery in New York,NY, House Of Blues in Cleveland,OH, City Winery in New York, NY, Johnny D's in Boston,MA, Ballydoyle Pub in Chicago, IL, Hard Rock Cafe in Niagra Falls, NY, 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, TN, Mr. Ed's in Put-In-Bay,OH and Port Clinton, OH, and The Hangout in Gulf Shores,AL.

The band consists of Dan Monea singing lead vocals and alternates from guitar and keyboard. Nate Monea sings backup and alternates from drum kit to hand percussion. Adam Orin sings backup and plays bass.

Tricky Dick and the Cover-Ups

Tricky Dick and the Cover-Ups is an eclectic entertainment group that is humbly trying to save the world, one previously-written song at a time.
They play for the young and the young at heart- those who still recognize that it's only a bad decision if you remember it, or if it costs money to fix. To that end, they stack their playlist with a heavy dose of fist pumpin, booty grinding dance tunes, some 80's staples, a few modern pop rock hits and a healthy dose of hip hop and R&B.

4th Day Echo

"One of the premier rock bands in the Tri-State" From Tom Petty to Tool, 4th Day Echo jams on nothing but the best hard rock (with a couple classics) has to offer. These boys can shake a stage now too.If your jones'n for a rock'n jam these boys know how you feel. 4th Day Echo has got the look the sound and talent to get down. This ain't no pansy whining and crying cover band... this is the kind of rock n roll that would make AC/DC proud.It's no wonder the youthful's want a mouthful, 4th Day Echo keeps the set list fresh and clean with the most current rock hits as well as a few crowd favorites from the past. On any given night you'll hear 4th Day Echo blastin' out anything from Buckcherry and Blink 182 to the Beastie Boys and Bush. They tear into to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage against the Machine and Radiohead then they roll right into some gritty GNR and Rolling Stones. They even cover Kelly Clarkson and the Dixie Chicks for gits & shiggles (besides it gets the girls all riled up). If you haven't seen them yet it's a show well worth seeing.

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Nine Lives

Nine Lives is the combination of a few Toledo area bands Highland and Fezziwig. Members include Jake Pilewski, Mike Haskins, Tim Bauer, Chad Singleton, and Mike Toth. The band has played all over the Ohio and SE Michigan area and plans to branch out even further in the next few years. Playing everything from 50s to todays top 40, blues, classic rock, pop, country and dance hits that everyone will surely enjoy!

Another Hero

All the way from Birmingham, AL! Captivating, energetic, original all catch words you seem to hear the most when a new band emerges onto a scene. But what about the one word that can truly make a profound difference in a band, experience? That is exactly what ANOTHER HERO brings to the stage; it is just that which sets this band a world apart from just another circuit act. Five musicians with a collective total of over two decades of writing and performing music for the masses of club goers and arenas across the US now combine experience and expertise to become ANOTHER HERO. Having members that have served tours of duty on festival tours such as The Jager Tour among others, opening for Nationals like Buckcherry, Silvertide, etc. and carrying endorsements from Jagermeister, Spector Basses, d'drumm And Silverfox Drumsticks (among others) speaks for the band members reputation on ability to deliver a solid performance comparable to national level performers. A well balanced blend of masterfully crafted originals and crowd pleasing covers will be a guaranteed top rank performance everytime.

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Mike "Mad Dog" Adams

Now in his 28th consecutive year of performing at the Round House Bar, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams is living-proof that, "Every Day Above Ground Is A Gooood Day."

(A catch-phrase he began using in his show back in the early eighties.)

Traveling nearly 200 days a year the former music critic/writer for Scene Magazine spends his winters on the road headlining music and comedy clubs large and small from British Columbia and Alaska to the Cayman Islands and Mexico and throughout the United States. He also has performed his unique style of interactive music and comedy in Florence, Italy for shows at the Fiddler's Elbow Club and hosts his own annual Caribbean cruise.

In a varied career over many years "Mad Dog" has appeared in concert with a wide range of legendary performers. Johnny Cash, Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Starship, Jerry Lee Lewis…the list goes on and continues to grow. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, The Nashville Network, The Dr. Demento Show, Sunday Funnies, Nightshift and many local television and radio shows throughout the U.S.

Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has recorded three albums of original music, "Me and Jim Beam" (1985), "Stuck on the Island" (1994) and "Lake ~Affect" (2005) and two comedy albums "Live at Laff-In" (1989) and "Live at the Funny Farm" (1999). He has also written and performed several radio commercials and has recently finished being recorded as the voice inside a new line of children's toy trucks for the Little Tykes Company.

Manian

MANIAN is a four member independent rock band from the Central Pennsylvania area. Formed in 2011 from former members of Silverscreen Prom Queen; Manian Van Hacker- lead vocals, Brandon Reece -guitar, Tim White-bass, and Keith Collins-drums. MANIAN brings with them a powerful blend of seasoned experience and raw, natural talent. The band's sound is lyrically evocative, based in hook-driven melodies marked by musical styles including rock, psychedelic rock, and rhythm and blues.

MANIAN has been sharing their musical message on a national level, touring the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast alike, also participating in South by Southwest SXSW Annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, TX. The band has also shared the stage with giants Bon Jovi, Three Doors Down, and Shinedown.

Since January of 2011, the band is currently writing and producing new material with Grammy award winning producer Obie O'Brien (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper) slated for a 2012 release.

The Curve

The Curve is a top 40 dance rock band hailing from the rock-n-roll capital, Cleveland Ohio! The band is lead by the infectious & soulful power house voice of Brittany Lobas & gunslinger guitar player Jimmy Maler. The anchor rhythm section of drummer Mike Gould and Bass player crooner Nathan Hedges really cement this band and elevate their entertaining performace and musicall prowness

Frankly Speaking

It is difficult to categorize Frankly Speaking into any one or even three genres. The sounds Frankly produce range from piano pop vocal to acoustic guitar, and everything in between. Frankly Speaking describes their sound as a combination of Death cab for cutie and Ben Fold's, with some jam band and acoustic folk rock influence. Listeners may appreciate the rarity that no two songs sound alike on their three albums.

Their first album, "Edit, Undo" debuted in June of 2007 and contains the track, "Wasting All My Time." This track was not only included in two CD compilations, but was also nominated for "best punk vocal" at the L.A. Music Awards. These accolades are well deserved, as this band has worked vigorously to develop their musical skills, not only creatively, but instrumentally as well. Frankly Speaking's various mediums of expression provide a great range and likelihood of connecting to their listeners.

"If you can paint a picture well enough to show your listeners exactly what you were feeling/thinking when you wrote or recorded a song, then you really have something' says front man and songwriter Jordon Schneider.

Frankly Speaking Just finished their 3rd album entitled, "Apart From How We Feel" and it is already at work on their 4th. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rockestra

Detroit area Classic Pop and Rock cover band

Sunset Villians

The Sunset Villains started out with a simple mission to make the best possible songs that just about anyone would want to listen to. With strong, familiar melodies and easily relatable lyrics the Sunset Villains music is made for everyone! The band is comprised of longtime writers and touring musicians. Mixing the unique combination of Christian Lombardo's hook-driven vocals with Donny Lombardo's... melodic keyboards/guitars and Harmonies. Add Anthony Dorse's unique, precise guitar playing to Jeff Tomassacci's instinctive sense of concrete bass rhythms and Ryan Wolk's solid dance influenced beats and you get a powerful, effective musical force. With an equally exciting live show that is comprised of pop oriented originals and interesting pop-rock, hip-hop, and dance covers; the Sunset Villains will make any crowd come back for more!

Gas Station Disco

High Octane Party Fuel! (may contain up to 10% alcohol.) Hailing from Pottsville, PA., and featured on Maxim.com, Spring Break Fever on The Travel Channel, and performed at the MTV Spring Break in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Fibbion Handful

Born in April of 2008, Fibbion sprouted from the Greater Cincinnati area onto the cover music scene. The 4-Piece band includes Jonathan Tipton (Lead Vocals & keys), Nathaniel Bowling (vocals & Bass guitar), Jake Adams(vocals & guitars) and Justin Webb (percussion). Fibbion quickly became a staple in Cincinnati's music scene with a unique sound and interpretation of today's most popular music. With the ability to adapt to any crowd or age group, Fibbion has developed a solid following as diverse and unpredictable as their set lists. Their selections range from the earliest of the classic rock era to modern hits ahead of the mainstream "FM" curve. From The Beatles to Laroux, they are sure to bombard each and every patron, within audible range, with sentimental tones.

Moving to Boise

Since their start in 2003, the high energy live performances and musical prowess of Moving To Boise have established them as one of Ohio's most popular bands. Touring extensively throughout the Midwest, they average in excess of 100 shows per year with regular appearances on ABC & Fox news as well as frequent performances at Nationwide Arena. Their diverse play list of upbeat party hits span all the way from the 70's to today with a blend or pop, rock, dance and even country!

Cover Model

From Cincinnati, OH, Cover Model rocks the house with covers from the likes of the Cars, Blondie, Weezer, the Clash, the Cure, the Rolling Stones, the Go-Go's, the Pretenders, David Bowie, AHA, Prince, Tom Petty, INXS, the Talking Heads, the Ramones, the Pixies, the Police, Cheap Trick, and many more.

Rachel Timberlake

Southern Indiana's Rachel Timberlake has an extra supply of guts and guile. That's because she isn't one of those performers who've been on stage their entire life and knew singing would be their career choice before they had a prom date. Instead, she's made the decision after attaining success as a teacher, and after being encouraged by others to step out and display what's unquestionably a prominent, impressive and striking voice and delivery.
"I've sung for a long time but I didn't make that decision to get out on my own until some of my church members heard me and told me that I had to let others hear my voice," Timberlake said. "But music is certainly something that I love, although country wasn't the first music that I grew up singing. One of my strengths is my willingness to get out there and show what I can do without worrying so much about failure."
Timberlake has confidence rather than cockiness and that quality shows up very quickly when you hear her crystal-clear voice and energetic delivery. Unlike some performers who depend solely on their vocal abilities, she understands the importance of entertaining the audience with not only her voice but also her mannerisms, melody, pace, intensity and storytelling, and has that special quality to effectively combine all those things into one prominent package.
With a deep religious faith and a devoted husband who believes in her, Timberlake also possesses the necessary resourcefulness for anyone who wants to succeed in today's crowded music landscape. She took the stage a couple of years ago at the famous Tootsie's Orchard Lounge during one of their open mic nights and proceeded to bring the house down, even as she acknowledges she was extremely nervous. "Certainly I was nervous, I mean you're singing in Tootsie's " Timberlake recalls. "But once I got up there and got started, the response was great. The people really warmed up to me and it was wonderful. It also was a big boost because it shows that audiences respond to honesty and personality and that you can be yourself and succeed."
Timberlake's already been a big winner in several other ways. She was a collegiate basketball player before injuries ended her athletic endeavors and she turned to teaching, something she still loves even as she's preparing for the major life transitions that would come with country stardom. "I've really enjoyed teaching. It's been a stable, though certainly demanding job, but it's helped me professionally and personally," she said. "When the children in my class (she teaches 5th grade) have heard about me singing, they've generally been very supportive. While music is something I feel ready for and a challenge that excites me, I'm not just going to toss aside teaching and overlook what it's done for me."
Still, Timberlake feels 2010 will be her breakout year, with a debut CD scheduled for release in October and the video already done for the sparkling single "Honky Tonk Queen." She also has another standout tune in "Let's Ride," a rollicking number that highlights both her rhythmic intensity and overall charisma and vocal personality. Last summer Timberlake recorded a three song EP, then later finished a 10-cut album that teamed her with veteran songwriter Danny White (Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers) with whom she joined forces penning some tunes while he produced the album. A video for "Honky Tonk Queen," which was produced by Chuck Howard and directed by Amanda Van Sandt, will also be available on various video platforms.
Aware that many performers relocate to Music City in order to achieve their goals, she's both willing to take the chance but wise enough to do it responsibly. "We had a great life and were happy prior to music," Timberlake concludes, "However we tried to start a family of our own without success and my perspective on life drastically changed. I grew up planning my adult life as far as school, marriage, a home and a family.
"But one day I woke up and realized that I was not in control, and couldn't plan every detail of my life. I realized that you must trust that God's plan is right and follow his lead even though it may not be what you want at the time. Through that I have found a new passion, entertaining through music. When I get on stage it is an adrenaline rush like no other and I love going on the road and putting on high energy shows. If that path someday brings me to Nashville, then I'll be thrilled and happy to come."

O.C.D.

Rocking from the heart of Ohio, O.C.D. delivers a power-punch of energy to the masses. Years of performing have taught them what the crowds want, fun music from bands such as Green Day, Fall Out Boy, 311, and Sublime. Modern classics from Billy Idol, Poison, and Bon Jovi round out their set with a splash of hip hop added for a twist!
O.C.D. is no stranger to the Ohio music scene with their member
s hailing from Columbus bands Fenster, Semisextile, Naked, and Full Throttle.
They bring together their collective experience to create a night of entertainment that keeps the audience asking for more. Don't deprive yourself of one of the hottest bands around, get some O.C.D.!
O.C.D. has also landed a sponsor from Monster Energy and Jagermeister, which provides them with awesome merchandise, such as Shirts, Hats, and Keychains, to pass out to fans.

 

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