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MeandMyMonkey.com
Me & My Monkey - Beatles Tribute Band
The World's Greatest Beatles Tribute Band can be seen right here in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the real deal folks. Delightful sounds of the Beatles performed by Me & My Monkey. Voted #1 "Tribute/Cover Band 2011" by Fort Worth Weekly Magazine. Don't miss a chance to see Me & My Monkey.

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Charlie Reed - Country from Roanoke, TX.
From an early age, music was an important part of Charlie's life. Raised in Sunset, Texas, he quickly learned to sing at the age of 3 surrounded by the musical influences of the church his father pastored. He taught himself to play the guitar at the age of 13 followed by the piano at age 15. Being influenced by Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt, he began writing and performing his own songs for friends, family and the occasional wedding. After high school, he joined with friends in his first band, Lure. He has sang in the north Texas scene for the past 13 years. In early 2011 he finally recorded his debut album with Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek Studios in Austin, Texas. The album, Emotional Detachment, was released on July 1, 2011. He currently lives in Roanoke, Texas.

Members: Charlie Reed - Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar, Michael Phelps - Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals, Shane Roberts - Drums, Coy Cox - Bass

Sounds Like: Casey Donahew Band, Eli Young Band, Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen


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BrandonRhyder.com
Brandon Rhyder
Brandon Rhyder had a vision for his "Live at Billy Bob's Texas" album and new songs were definitely a top priority. "I just didn't want to play all previously released songs. I wanted the fans to have something different and something with some new perspective mixed in with the songs that helped get us to where we are now," Brandon said. In this 2 disc set you will hear more outside-written songs. Songs like "You Can't Outdrink the Truth" by Walt Wilkins and Liz Rose and "Nowhere USA" by Keith Gattis. "Shine" by good friend and guitarist in the band, Matt Powell. "In The Country" by Jon Randall and the final track called "Lucky Man" by Paul Thorn. Brandon adds, "There are so many great writers and performers out there that I admire and I have wanted to record these tracks for some time. I also relate to these songs, so I can sing them with ease and conviction, no pun intended. It's nice to get to sing such great tunes."

Of course, Brandon made sure to give the fans what they wanted too. Songs like "Freeze Frame Time," "Backroads," and "Let the Good Times Roll" are all staples for any given Brandon Rhyder show. "As an artist there are songs that define your career and those songs need to be played at shows and most definitely placed on a "Live at Billy Bob's Texas" record. We are so blessed to live this crazy dream and our fans are the reason we get to do so. I say it each night; without them, I'm a nine to fiver," Brandon tells me with a smile. It's easy to see and hear when you listen to this collection of tunes that Brandon really gave all he had on this recording...just like he does each and every night his feet touch the stage!
SeanMcConnell.com

Sean McConnell

200,000 miles in two and a half years! This may sound like the description of a trucker or a traveling vagabond, and I guess Sean McConnell is a little of both, but mainly he is singer/songwriter. Touring around with his band, in Moby Dick the big white van, he has chosen to build his career the hard way…on his own. One radio station, one venue, one performance, and one fan at a time. And it’s working!

Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and others of the like. Unknown to himself or his parents, Sean was soaking it all in and locking it away somewhere inside.

Fast forward pass the moments where Sean would sneak in to his parents room and steal his fathers guitar from under their bed, pass the bloody, tired fingers, pass the awkward fledgling songs trying to take flight, pass the years of teeth cutting open mikes and coffee houses, pass the 7 independent record releases, pass the countless band auditions, pass the last few years of full time touring, and find Sean where he is now, driving to another show in his 200,000 mile old van.

Now, an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live Sean McConnell show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. While most of his performances these days are backed by his four piece band, you can sometimes find him by himself on a stool with a guitar getting back to the basics. “In whatever case”, McConnell says, “It’s all about the song. That never changes. It always starts with an acoustic guitar and a notepad. The lyrics are the point. The story is central.”

These days, Sean finds a lot of his time spent touring Texas where he has truly been adopted into the “Red Dirt” scene. Last year he took home the “Emerging Artist” award from Lone Star Music Awards.

The Songwriter:

As well as being an artist, Sean also boasts a successful songwriting career. After signing a publishing deal right out of college with Warner/Chappell Publishing, His songs have been recorded by such artists as the Plain White T’s, Jason Castro, Phil Stacey, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, the Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, The Eli Young Band, David Nail, Julianne Hough, Jimmy Wayne, and many others. Whether in his Nashville home, in a hotel room, or in the back of his van, Sean is always writing.

The Heart Of My Music (In his own words) “For me it’s all about the SONG. I remember watching my father sitting at our dining room table for hours and hours with his pencil and pad crafting his songs; spending the time to find the perfect word, the perfect chord, the perfect melody. That really made an impression on me. When I write a song it really is a kind of science, an operation; but it isn’t mathematical or calculated, it is alive and breathing and moving. At the risk of sounding like a hippie on a soapbox, music is still powerful and holy and sacred to me. You can turn it into a product and a business, but you can’t start it that way. To me the genesis of a song has to be honest and unassuming. I truly believe that God hands me these gifts and it is my job to translate them as honestly as I can. You have to let a song be what it is. We can’t lose that. When I write songs, I like to focus on the fact that we are all the same and we are all just searching for answers and trying to make sense of everything. It’s about exploring life and celebrating truth when you find it”.

ThePartyCrashers.com
The Party Crashers
This high energy 7-piece band specializes in classic Rock 'n' Roll dance & party music covering five decades from the 50's thru the 90's playing Weddings, High School Reunions, Conventions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Grand Openings, and Night Clubs. "The Best Party Band in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Award by the readers of both the Fort Worth Star Telegram and The Ft. Worth Weekly News".
JoeMoralez.com
JOE MORALEZ - Singer/Songwriter
Texas native, Joe Moralez, is an independent singer/songwriter currently residing in Dallas. His musical influences consist of artists such as The Beatles, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Rufus Wainwright, Alison Krauss, and Ben Folds. He released his debut album, If I Could, in November 2009. The sophomore album, The Way It Goes, was released in February 2012 and is currently available on iTunes.

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Monkey Love

Monkey Love: Classic Rock with just a hint of Monkey Business. Wild performances all over DFW by four guys that love to play stuff that most other bands don't play.

Come see what the Banana Nation has been buzzing about... Monkey Love - "Getcha Some"!

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Heather Roberts Band - On the Horizon in todays Texas Country Music Scene is Heather Roberts - A refreshing sound indeed. Their new song "Coming Home" is wonderful. Check them out at The Hero Band when you get a chance.  You'll be glad you did.
Rivertrip Band - Acoustic Folk Rock & Original Music. A wonderful style of their own. Enjoy the music of Rivertrip when you get a chance. For more information visit RivertripBand.com
Brad Hines - We just love his music and the inspiration he brings to so many people. Check him out at BradHinesMusic.com You're gonna like what you hear.
Phil Hamilton - Rising Texas Country Artist from Burleson, Texas. Check out his new single "Bad" at  PhilHamiltonMusic.com
Josh Abbott Band - The Lone Star State's next authentic breakout band. Check out there new single "Touch" at JoshAbbottBand,com
The Party Monkeys - These guys play what they want and they have fun doing it. Fun for the whole family to enjoy. Check them out at ThePartyMonkeys.com You're in the Jungle baby!
Nowhere Near The End - Melodic Hardcore Metal band with an edge from Fort Worth, TX. They  just released there first EP. Check it out! Now available on iTunes Music  for more info visit  them on
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The Shane Watson Band hails from Rio Vista, Texas but you can find them touring all over Fort Worth. They pride themselves on their songwriting and covering your favorite Texas Country tunes! www.shanewatsonband.com