Clauster Eve: Jammin Java Songwriters Circle Holiday Edition featuring Todd Wright, Anthony Fiacco, Luke Brindley, and Scott Simons – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – December 21st, 2017

Clauster Eve: Jammin Java Songwriters Circle Holiday Edition featuring Todd Wright, Anthony Fiacco, Luke Brindley, and Scott Simons

Clauster Eve: Jammin Java Songwriters Circle Holiday Edition featuring Todd Wright, Anthony Fiacco, Luke Brindley, and Scott Simons

Thursday December 21, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $16 | Premier $16 | Premier Plus $16

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

Jammin Java Songwriters Circle
Jammin Java Songwriters Circle
Coming soon!
Luke Brindley
Luke Brindley
Check out Luke's new fingerstyle guitar record on iTunes here or direct here!

“The rambling acoustic environment of New Morning—era Dylan and the smokiness of early Townes Van Zandt…his own compelling musical voice.” – Acoustic Guitar

“Digging deep and mining for the soul…One Of The Top 12 Albums of the Year” – Paste Magazine

“Magical…an early contender for one the best albums of the year.” – The Washington Post

I’ve been obsessed with writing songs and the guitar for as long as I can remember. I married young, am an adoptive parent, and the son of a preacher man. I toured a lot for a few years and put out a few records as Luke Brindley, Brindley Brothers, and Native Run. I never quite fit into (or cared about) “the business”. I grew up in New Jersey but live outside of Washington, DC. Along with my brothers, I run Jammin Java in Vienna,VA – one of the Top 100 Clubs In The World.

The songs have a definite focus on the lyrics and hopefully offer a kind of deeper perspective. I tend to gravitate toward the larger worldview questions such as, Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing? What does it mean to know another person? To love someone?

In 2010 I released A Hidden Wholeness.

In 2011 and 2012, I released two records with my old band, Native Run.

In 2013, I released a song every week (52 songs) with producer Chip Johnson and some talented special guests. You can download them here: http://bit.ly/1dVeQPL

In 2014 I released The Whiskey Switch, a stripped-down folk/americana record with Taylor Swift sideman, Mike Meadows, on mandolin and banjo and DC’s Laura Tsaggaris on harmonies.

In 2015 I released Crack of Light - a fan-funded, full-band record featuring Stephen Kellogg, The Alternate Routes, Emily Hearn, Molly Parden, and more. It received airplay on SiriusXM and was featured in The Washington Post, American Songwriter, and more.

In 2016 I am releasing Invitation To Joy, an 12-song album of fingerstyle guitar instrumentals featuring special guests David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Bobby McFerrin) on mandolin and fiddle, Todd Isler (Sting, Mike Gordon) on percussion, and Joe Fitzgerald (Pat Metheny, Dave Liebman) on bass.

I'm not touring at the moment so I write and record a lot. Currently, I'm recording a fingerstyle guitar record and am writing a lot with other people, raising a family, and running one of the best clubs in the country.
Todd Wright
Todd Wright
Todd Wright is a songwriter/producer whose 25 year career has included fronting his own pop-rock bands along with writing songs for artists around the world. He has written songs recorded by artists including Celine Dion (L’Amour Peut Prendre Froid / Certified Diamond in France) and Avicii label mates Cazzette (Blind Heart/ #1 Billboard Dance Charts). He’s also placed songs in numerous Film/TV shows including “Bones”, “One Tree Hill”, and “Vampire Diaries.”
Anthony Fiacco
Anthony Fiacco
Coming soon!
Scott Simons
Scott Simons
Scott Simons' career as a musician started at the age of 15 when his father, a local news weatherman, hired him to write the 6 o'clock new theme music for WBOY-TV. After seeing his name credited at the end of every newscast, Scott knew he wanted to write music for a living. Playing keyboards in cover bands as the only under 18 kid in bars and composing jingles for local radio and TV stations led to him studying music at West Virginia University.

After receiving his B.A. in Music Composition, Scott Simons spent the next 10 years touring in several 15 passenger cargo vans while fronting original indie-pop band The Argument. To make ends meet while pursuing his dream, Scott taught pre-school through 8th grade music, private piano lessons and was a substitute band teacher. The Argument toured the country, performed on public radio's "Mountain Stage" twice and was named as one of the "Top Ten Unsigned Bands in America" by the American Music Awards. When the last van broke down and the band broke up, Simons began writing and producing for other artists which lead to frequent writing trips to Los Angeles and Nashville and his first co-publishing deal with Bug Music. In 2006, his self-produced internet smash cover of Rhianna's "Umbrella" was added to many radio station rotations all over the US and overseas, received praise on countless internet pop culture sites such as TMZ.com and amassed millions of plays on MySpace, YouTube and other social media.

In 2008, Scott made the move west to LA and has been keeping busy as a writer, performer and recording artist ever since. As a songwriter and producer, Simons has worked with many writers and artists all over the world. His recent collaboration with Italian pop DJ group Daddy's Groove "Stellar" hit #1 on the Italian Dance Music charts. Scott also co-wrote "Another Break Up Song" with up-and-coming soul singer songwriter Allen Stone. Other notable song placements include: dance music legends Dirty Vegas, Drake Bell (Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh), Brandon and Leah ("Keeping Up With The Kardashians" ), Eurovision Contest winner Lena, Holland Idol winner Lisa Lois and broadway actress Shoshana Bean from the musical "Wicked".

As a performer, Scott works behind-the-scenes and occasionally in front of the camera on America's Got Talent and The X Factor (USA). He has been musical director for Nickelodeon actor-turned-musician Drake Bell, X Factor finalist Chris Rene, The Voice finalist Chris Mann and American Idol finalist Megan Joy. He has played keyboards for Leona Lewis, Aimee Mann, Lucy Woodward, Robert Schwartzman, Toby Lightman and has also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Anderson Cooper Live, Ellen and The Brazil Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Simons also sings the Emmy-nominated theme song for Nickelodeon's "Paw Patrol", Netflix/Dreamworks “Veggie Tales in the House” and Esquire Network's "Lucky Bastards".
Scott's newest project is TeamMate, a two-piece band with his ex-girlfriend and drummer Dani Buncher. The duo spent the last few years touring the United Sates supporting OneRepublic, Bleachers and Skylar Grey and has been featured on Huffington Post, KROQ-FM, KIIS-FM and The Advocate. On TV, TeamMate’s music has been heard on ESPN’s Wimbledon coverage, NBC’s Sunday Night Football and various commercials. Rapper Wiz Khalifa also sampled TeamMate's song "LA Winter" for the first track of his last full length album "O.N.I.F.C.".
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/