Egypt: 2nd Annual Reunion Show – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – December 27th, 2014

Egypt: 2nd Annual Reunion Show

Egypt: 2nd Annual Reunion Show

Hot Buttered Elvis, Wally Worsley

Saturday December 27, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

General Admission $15
VIP $18

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

Egypt: The Novella

The story of Egypt began a long, long time ago in a city far away from Washington D.C., long before the sweaty shows in dank bars with black lights and day-glo paint, and long before the post -show party at "The Band House".

The true nucleus of Egypt was formed in the summer of 1984, when Joe Lawlor and Andy Waldeck met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Andy, having just graduated from high school, chose music school as a way to get heavily immersed in a new and exciting urban music scene, and to avoid having to go to "a normal college". Joe had just finished his junior year in high school and was taking the summer music program before starting his senior year, and,, strangely enough, moving to Andy's former home town of Amherst ,Mass to live with his father... This is the first coincidence in the history of Egypt. The two became fast friends and compatriots in the ways of music, partying, and girls. They had so much in common, their paths seemed destined to cross again.

After the summer was over, Andy moved to the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC with his family, not 15 miles from the very Virginia suburb that Joe had just moved away from to attend Berklee and move to western Mass....weird. Joe's last year of high school was a good one. He played a lot of guitar and had many new friends to hang with. The town of Amherst suited him well. Andy had begun to answer classified ads in local DC news papers. He found a band called the Flip that was part new wave, part ska ,all fun. It was in the Flip that he met longtime friend. Glenn Walton, who would later drum for Egypt. The Flip was great for Andy. He learned to write great pop songs with guitarist, Steve Nally. They would sit at Bob's Big Boy, smoke tons of cigarettes and write songs about the waitress who was making sure their coffee cups were always topped off. Fast forward to a year or so. Joe is out of high school , Andy has left the Flip (or been kicked out, we're still not sure about that) and the two are looking for something exciting to dig into. Joe moves back to the DC burbs and the two begin putting together a band. They had an old friend of Joe's playing the drums and a another guy singing lead who had a great voice ,but never wrote down any lyrics, and never sang the same thing twice... Back to the drawing board. The next bizarre adventure takes Joe & Andy down to Wilmington, NC where they hook up with a full time touring top 40 dance band. This is where they get bit by the funk bug. They play 6 nights a week and really cut their teeth on the grooves of Prince, The Time, Jesse Johnson and others. Fast forward another year and the boys have grown tired of playing other peoples music. They want more creative flow. They want to use the funk and rock skills they have honed to create something original and great. And so they did...
Hot Buttered Elvis
Hot Buttered Elvis
Hot Buttered Elvis is fronted by Washington Area Music Assoc (WAMA) “Wammie” award winning vocalist/guitarist Scott Barber and features distinguished national performers’ drummer Rob San Pietro (formerly of The Meatmen) and bass player Shawn Sharifi.

Hot Buttered Elvis has been kicking ass and taking names for over a decade with their hard rock shenanigans, winning over crowds with their tight musicianship, one-of-a-kind stage show and notoriously over-the-top antics. How many bands are willing to sport costumes and wigs only to open for themselves as one of a variety of “alter ego” bands? How many bands go that extra mile with a stage show featuring sirens, strobe lights, fog machines, television sets...even a towering Wheel-of-Fortune-style wheel encouraging audience members to interact? Hot Buttered Elvis does it, and they do it on a nightly basis, winning fans worldwide by creating a truly one-of-a-kind event.

In short: when these guys get together, expect the unexpected!

But Hot Buttered Elvis is more than just window dressing. Hot Buttered Elvis are all top-notch, touring veterans of the music scene who take their craft seriously. Whether it’s creating fun versions of popular cover songs (the likes of which have been played nationally on NBC TV) or writing/performing selections from their own original music catalog (likes of which have been played on radio including "The Howard Stern Show”), Hot Buttered Elvis have the chops and versatility to deliver the goods musically AND visually, no matter the venue or occasion.

So next time you’re looking for something fresh and fun on the live music scene, give Hot Buttered Elvis a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Wally Worsley
Wally Worsley
His music started where most guitarists did, in a garage when he was a boy. His musical upbringing emphasized no particular style, but was characterized by his fascination for many different styles. What Wally Worsley has done that most do not manage is to make something of those styles that is uniquely his own.

Wally’s music is like pancakes and Tabasco sauce. Like wheat bread and beer. Like that time you wore your best Birkenstocks and went on a tequila binge. Wally’s songs are comfort food that tastes a touch too spicy. His high tenor voice and silky guitar pickin’ are pretty and sweet, but listening to his stuff reminds me of what it must have felt like to be Chrissy out there swimming in the ocean at dawn, blissfully unaware that the huge Great White that would leave a nation afraid to swim in their own swimming pools was swirling around hungry right underneath her.

The opening chords of Wally's new songs feel a lot like that first tug on her ankle must have felt. Not painful yet, just mysterious, leaving us unaware that we’re about to be eaten alive by something we’ve never yet encountered.

Wally's songs are a corduroy jacket with leather elbow patches and a razored and safety-pinned Ramones t-shirt underneath
Wally’s music, like Chuck Norris’ right foot, can kick you in the back of your face. So, check out a live show since this is where he really shines. His love of life, of vocation, of the guitar… it all comes off genuine and it makes his performance something worth watching.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180