The winner of multiple awards and having opened for world-renowned artists, Alise King embodies soul in a town well versed in the genre. Her vocals are powerful and impactful, definitely worth witnessing in a live setting. aliseking.com
Cosmic Groove’s authentic arrangements and attention to musical detail will take your breath away. Imagine Motown songs that sound and feel like Motown, classic rock that actually rocks, jazz standards you can dance cheek-to-cheek to, contemporary pop songs from today’s radio playlist, some pure 80’s fun and romantic ballads for setting the mood. cosmicgrooveband.com
Rio & The Rockabilly Revival
The Revival’s music is reminiscent of a whiskey-fueled, Southern revival tent. They are not interested in re-creating music from the 50’s but instead draw off the early rock and roll sound that would shape the musical landscape forever. rioandtherockabillyrevival.com
Blues, R&B, some rock, just great music. That’s Moonshine Stew. A little bit of all the good things.
Detroit “fuzz rock” featuring simply two musicians, in the same vein as The Black Keys or White Stripes, these guys put some pep in your step.
Check it out live! themessengerbirds.com
Guitar, bass. Sweet boy-girl harmonies embracing 50’s doo-wop and 90’s pop-punk while living in a post garage-rock Detroit. thekickstandband.com
SpaceCat is a versatile and energetic young variety cover band that is available for weddings, private events, bars/nightclubs, and any other type of event where live entertainment is needed. spacecatband.com
AwesomeR is made up of two members of THE MUGGS and two members of THE BEGGARS, creating a tried-and-true rock n’ roll band, dedicated to early rock n’ roll and its spirit.
Metro Soul Band is a high-energy Detroit band that has mastered the sound of smooth jazz mixed with Motown classics and R&B. They’re called “Metro Soul” for good reason!
Motor City soul at its finest! Tosha carries on the tradition of talented and versatile female vocalists. Blues, rock, funk and R&B – this Detroit native can do it all. toshaowens.com
Weekend Comeback is a four-piece ensemble that features saxophone and versatile female vocals. Their exciting show includes multiple vocalists, guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, delivering a crisp and impressive assortment of cover tunes. weekendcomeback.com
Sweet Willie Tea
Willie provides an authentic roots, blues and Americana feel with a genuine, bonafide, one-of-a-kind, old-time, one-man-band! Performing Delta-style bottleneck slide steel, 6- and 12-string acoustic, cigar box, diddly bow, and electric guitars – plus the ukulele, banjo, mandolin and harmonica – all while singing and playing drums with his feet! sweetwillietea.com
Tripp 'N' Dixie
Tripp N Dixie showcases a blend of soulful vocals, fierce dueling guitars, eclectic keyboards, alongside a thunderous drum and bass section, providing an irresistible delight in your body and makes you want to get off your feet and groove. trippndixie.info
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Alexandria N’Transit Band is a 5-piece cover band with both female and male lead vocals! They are Detroit’s hottest party band that will keep you on the dance floor all night long! alexandrialintner.com
Emerging artist Jayme Orr, an organic singer/songwriter with modern sonic twists, is carving out her path in 2016 as an energetic and determined musical force with the release of her five song debut EP, “Healed”. A highly emotive and melodic singer, the captivating artist is both progressive and classical, blended with an unwavering spirit, focus, and authentic appreciation for the art of songwriting. jaymeorr.com
Al Bettis blends blues, folk and other eclectic influences that can only be experienced by listening. Growing up in Detroit, he was exposed to blues and gospel music as the sounds spilled from speakers of the local record store near his grandmother’s home. He has since emulated that style with his own personal touch. albettis.com
Trained in classical and jazz upright bass, Bobby McManus made the jump to the guitar while inspired by the physical styles of Eddie Van Halen and Victor Wooten, as well as progressive music like Rush and Dream Theater. bobbymcmanus.com
The Ken & Bob Show
Bob Monteleone and Ken McCauley have been an acoustic duo for over a decade. A perfect compliment of harmonies and guitar.
Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men are a working class rock n’ roll band that was formed in 2012 in the Motor City. They immediately began making a name for themselves in the local music scene and gained a well-deserved reputation for rollicking, whiskey-fueled performances. ryandillaha.com
Founded in 2013 inside a suburban basement of Metro Detroit, Honeybabe has since grown in the technical aspects of music as well as the ethereal. And after an era of certain stagnation, Honeybabe is moving forward, aspiring to cover as much musical ground as humanly possible. honeybabe.bandcamp.com
Detroit is known for Motown Records, but if Lin-Say has anything to do with it, someday soon it will be known for NuMotown. That’s what she is calling her brand of pop with a touch of soul. She makes upbeat soulful pop songs that get stuck in your head. You can hear her first album here to get a feel for her style. lin-say.com
Levi Moore & The Difference have made it there mission to stray away from the pack, with an ambitious and inspired sound, unique to the sound of Detroit as well as the world. reverbnation.com/levimoore
Mark Reitenga has been playing folk rock in Metro Detroit for almost 30 years. With selections from The Beatles to Dave Matthews, Reitenga has entertained crowds at local restaurants, clubs, music festivals and private engagements, performing energetic, acoustic sets that deliver an intimate vibe.
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The Whiskey Charmers is a Detroit-based Americana band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to the feeling of riding in the middle of the desert with the top down. thewhiskeycharmers.com
A dynamic personality and life of the party, Dan Tillery’s humor, enthusiasm and love of music come through during every performance. dantillery.com
Holly & The Johnnies
With a set list always evolving, Holly and the Johnnies covers artists from Frank Sinatra to Stevie Wonder, The Beatles to the Steve Miller Band, Michael Jackson to Red Hot Chili Peppers and all the way to Bruno Mars and other current hits. hollyandthejohnnies.com