Jammin Java Local Scene: Brian McShea’s The Sidemen + Red Version + Ben Higginbotham Band + Dedline – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – March 20th, 2017

Jammin Java Local Scene: Brian McShea's The Sidemen + Red Version + Ben Higginbotham Band + Dedline

Jammin Java Local Scene: Brian McShea's The Sidemen + Red Version + Ben Higginbotham Band + Dedline

Monday March 20, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Adv: GA $10 | Premier Plus: $18
Day Of: GA $13 | Premier Plus $18

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a  dedicated server for faster service

Brian McShea's the Sidemen
Brian McShea's the Sidemen
"As if Ben Folds joined Chicago and all they listened to was Phish."

Brian McShea's The Sidemen are sing-along storytellers and dynamic pop rock n' roll conversationalists bringing the show back to show business. With a powerful rhythm section and a explosive horn line, suspend your disbelief and the high-energy drive and live nature of the band will keep you on your feet and completely tuned in.

The band’s debut EP, Live! From The Citgo Sign opens with a thematic overture. The EP’s first track, Thanks to the Caterpillar Company, set in a newly single narrator’s new apartment, deals with acceptance and moving on, even while nostalgia may pull back. The driving piano, accented with the horn section and guitar, sets up the dynamic range of the EP, from heavy rock to impassioned improvisation. Over the next 5 songs, LFTCS develops from the screaming rock of Bad Guys Have Bad Days Too, through the light hearted fun of Glowing Girl, to the meticulously crafted love story of The Barista, and finally arrives at the explosive anthem of friendship and relationships, Character Witness. With exciting musical moments packed throughout the EP, Live! From The Citgo Sign is a young, heartfelt, and exciting journey from start to finish.

With a background in driving punk rock from his early teens, Brian spent his high school years training and playing with high-level jazz ensembles, such as the Alan Baylock Orchestra and the United States Army Blues. He also devoted four years to his award winning high school indoor drumline on both guitar and marching percussion. He then enrolled in the Jazz Composition and Songwriting majors at Berklee College of Music, where he studied under Larry Baione, Lin Biviano, and Tia Fuller. At Berklee, he paid his dues on the club and wedding band circuit, switching genres at a second’s notice and learning the trades of a frontman. With a broad range of musical perspectives, Brian developed an appreciation for the power a live band can give music that strives for meaning and communication.
Red Version
Red Version
Four Piece Indie/Alt Rock band with an energy straight out of the punk rock playbook overtop of a jazzy backbeat.
Ben Higginbotham Band
Ben Higginbotham Band
Ben Higginbotham is a singer-songwriter currently based in Boston. He self-released his debut EP, “I Think I’m Growing a Beard”, and is about to wrap up production of his second album. His music is piano driven rock, influenced by pop and educated by jazz. Ben has been a student of piano since he was eight years old and of voice since thirteen. He wrote his first song at fifteen and now is a songwriting major at Berklee College of Music. He’s finding a home in the music scene of the northeast, playing all kinds of gigs around Boston and New York City, both as a front man, and as a pianist.
Dedline
Dedline
Coming soon!
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/