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
Best known as the lead singer, lead guitarist, and principal songwriter of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty’s career has landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and on both Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists and 100 Greatest Singers lists. Join Luke Brindley, Todd Wright, and Anthony Fiacco as they pay tribute to the iconic creativity of John Fogerty.


Never attended a songwriter’s circle before? It’s an intimate, stripped-down setting, with some of the best local singer/songwriters sharing the stage, telling stories, and playing songs- originals, covers, and the occasional group number. It’s like having staples of the Washington, DC music scene singing your favorite songs in your living room.
Luke Brindley
Luke Brindley
Luke Brindley is as a prolific songwriter as he is productive. Paste Magazine describes his music as “digging deep and mining for the soul” and named one of his records “One Of The Top 12 Albums of the Year.” Along with his brothers, he runs Jammin Java in Vienna,VA – one of the Top 100 Clubs In The World- and Union Stage at the Wharf in Washington, DC. He has recorded and toured as Luke Brindley, Brindley Brothers, and Native Run. His most recent release “Invitation To Joy” is a 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.

Check out Luke's new fingerstyle guitar record on iTunes here or direct here!
Todd Wright
Todd Wright
A prolific songwriter and energetic performer, Todd Wright has garnered numerous Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMA) nominations including Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Pop Singer of the Year, Musician of the Year and Artist of the Year. Former lead singer of Washington, D.C.-based band Getaway Car, Todd Wright, who has toured with everyone from Pat McGee Band, Fighting Gravity, and Better Than Ezra, now focuses on producing and writing for himself and others. In addition to fronting his own pop-rock bands, 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). His most recent album “Year of the Dog” recorded with Ethan Mentzer is available on Apple Music.
Anthony Fiacco
Anthony Fiacco
Now calling Nashville home, Anthony Fiacco could most recently be found fronting The Blackjacks, a guitar-infused classic rock band. While The Blackjacks’ songs are raucous and heavy, Fiacco’s solo work showcases his raw vocals and captivating lyrics.
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/