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Jammin Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle VIII - Finals! + Arteless + Heather Mae + Grand Revival + M.H. and His Orchestra

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Jammin Java presents The EIGHTH Mid-Atlantic Band Battle. Everyone had such a killer time in all seven battles, that we're doing it all over again! We are searching for the best bands of any genre from up-and-down the East Coast to prove that they have what it takes to win $2500 CASH, your own headlining show at Jammin Java, Studio time @ Cue Recording Studios w/ producer Jim Ebert and Gift Certificates from Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center, and more!


GRAND PRIZE
-2,500 CASH
-Your own headlining show at Jammin Java
-Studio time at Cue Recording Studios with producer Jim Ebert
-Gift Certificate from Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
-Live In-Concert photoshoot by Shadowflood
-10 hours rehearsal studio time at The Music School at Jammin Java
-Business card or poster design from BandsByLuke.com
-Printing of business cards and free posters via Donelley's Printing
-Full website feature with Downloadmag.net


SECOND PRIZE
-Gift certificate from Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
-4 hours free or 25% off Single/EP Recording with Sonic Sweets Recording
-Photoshoot with Eman Photography


THIRD PRIZE
-Gift certificate from Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center


FOURTH PRIZE
-Gift certificate from Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center


 


JUDGES


JEFF JULIANO is a mixer based out of Lewes Delaware. His discography includes artists such as: Train, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Lifehouse, Shinedown, O.A.R., Miley Cyrus, Satellite, All Time Low, Paramore, Dave Matthews Band, Green River Ordinance, Lovedrug, Honor By August, Josh Kelley, Steve Moakler and Casadee Pope. His work has collectively sold over 30 million records world wide.

PAT SOMMERS' rock credentials include touring with numerous bands (Jagged Steel, Cypress, Sticky) and recording with rock legends Ace Frehley (KISS) and Roger Daltrey (The Who). Pat’s work as a Rock-n-Roll hired gun led to his performing and writing with Frank Carillo (currently touring with John Hammond’s band), Ricky Byrd (formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Al Greenwood (Foreigner) and Ritchie Supa (co-writer of Aerosmith’s hit single “Chip Away at The Stone” and the 1 platinum success single “Amazing” from the Get A Grip LP). After leaving the music scene for a break to raise his son, he’s back and ready to rock with the intensity of a true ROCK N’ ROLL LEGEND!!!

MARK WILLIAMS is a producer/engineer/guitarist from Silver Spring, MD. Mark spent 7 years touring and recording nationally with the renowned band Jonasay. Since 2003, Mark has been producing and playing session gigs. In January Mark opened Sucker Punch Recording Co., in Bethesda, MD with the fabulous Paul Barber.

JIM EBERT started his musical career at the age of twelve with a Micromoog synth and a Wurlitzer electric piano. After playing the worst version of ”Smoke On The Water” for the five thousandth time, Jim discovered music was going to be his life passion. As a guitarist, vocalist and keyboardist, Jim gigged regularly in the DC area from age 15-21. At 19 he took on the burden of recording his own band and stumbled upon where his true musical gifts lied, the studio. Jim sharpened his talent as chief engineer of Cue recording (VA). Every day was something new at Cue, from recording HR of the Bad Brains, to Buddy Miles, it helped nurture his diverse style. After the success of the double platinum album “If I Ever Fall In Love Again”, Jim’s mixing reputation grew, and so Jim relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Mixing became Jim’s main focus and led him to work with such artists as Ice Cube, Madonna and Toni Braxton. Though Jim was in great demand in the R & B world, he could not get away from his true love, ROCK! So in 1996 Jim decided to work exclusively with rock artist, starting with Jason Falkner’s Solo debut. From there it just rolled on……… Jim now resides on the east coast in the Washington, D.C. area. Jim works with indie, major label and developing artists as a producer and mixer. Jim also shares his passion for music by teaching recording, mixing and producing in small groups and one on one. Check out Jim’s teaching page for more information.

SEAN RUSSELL - CUE RECORDING


 


EMCEE: NATE IHARA
Nate Ihara has been producing and writing songs in the Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles area since 2002. He has written several songs for consideration for artists such as Adam Lambert, Cobra Starship, and Hot Chelle Rae. His music has been featured in several MGM and HBO movies, WB television series, and most recently on Nick at Nite's "Hollywood Heights". Ihara and his former group Welbilt toured the U.S. extensively from 2002-2006 with Lifehouse, Maroon 5, Live, Pete Yorn, and various other bands and artists. After the split from the group in 2007 he released his first single "If You Want To" written with producer and long time friend Todd Wright. (The song would later be re-released with a new project.) In 2008 he toured playing bass with the now Nashville based group The Blackjacks until 2010. That year he was offered a supporting slot for Memphis, TN band Ingram Hill. Three weeks before the show he formed his current project We Were Kings and debuted the band to a sold out crowd. A month later they entered the studio with friend and producer Mark Williams. Shortly thereafter they released their critically acclaimed debut album "Ghost" in 2011. Please check out nateihara.com for updates on tours and other news.


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