We are The Donnybrooks, an acoustic string band in Richmond, Virginia.
Thanks for stopping by! Featuring a singer/guitarist, a multi-instrumentalist and one of RVA's finest fiddlers, we play lots of foot-stomping, crowd-pleasing, Southern-Fried Irish music. Our repertoire runs the gamut from The Rolling Stones, over to Hank (Sr.), dipping a toe into Bluegrass, with a hefty dose of traditional Irish music, and many other selections from that nebulous musical category known as Americana... except of course Freebird, but we won’t get into that...
Hang out for a while and get to know us!
Contact us if you’re ready for us to “Donnybrook It Up” at your next affair!
The Taters play Roots-pop: an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana, a sound that's been described as "Country roots-pop with the genius songwriting of 60's & 70's power-pop, …a curious mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles" (CDBaby). Billboard magazine calls it "American roots-rock with thoroughly modern, totally hip sensibilities". No Depression magazine describes it like this: "Think 'Beatles For Sale' if Marty Robbins were a primary influence instead of Carl Perkins." The Washington Post says the Taters "Successfully combine the best elements of Buddy Holly with the vocal harmonies of the Everly Brothers."
The Tater Brothers
When Craig Evans and Brad Tucker started singing together in the early 1980's, neither could have guessed how long that partnership would last. With "Taters PARTY", the band's 6th CD release, they continue to mine their collective experience to craft songs with unforgettable hooks and pop melodies, and to add classic tunes to their repertoire that reflect a wide range of interests and influences. Layers of acoustic and electric guitars mix with 3 and 4 part harmonies to give each song its own personality while the lead vocals and songwriting pull it all together into a very satisfying whole.
What's all this about Taters?
Writing in Billboard magazine, the internationally published "bible" of the music industry, critic Gordon Ely described the Taters as "determinedly-and gleefully-forging a path with no limits or end in sight. This is music for which you've been waiting a long, long time... Without a trace of self-consciousness or pretension, the Taters draw up a formula that can rightly be claimed as their own".
The Taters soar through a catalog of Americana and '60s-era pop influences that color their own material brightly and tightly
- Richmond Times- Dispatch
"The connection between singer-bassist Craig Evans and guitarist Brad Tucker goes back more than 20 years. That kind of knowledge and interplay is responsible for the crisp harmonies and infectious hooks of the band's old school roots-pop"
- Durham Herald-Sunn
The Taters’ Menagerie is full of noteworthy hooks and melodies as the band crosses genres and eras exhibiting their obvious Americana and classic pop influences. All in all, it’s obvious that The Taters want you to know that their music can be both memorable in concert as well as “Fun at Home”. If you've never listened to The Taters' Menagerie, listen to it. If you've already listened to it . . . listen again.
- LA Examiner (Will Phoenix, reviewer)
Diamond Heist has a blast performing the timeless music of Neil Diamond. The six-member band infuses its shows with nonstop fun, a little kitsch and full audience participation. It all goes to show there are two types of people in the world: Ones who love Neil Diamond’s music and ones who just haven't realized it.
Diamond Heist performs songs from throughout Neil Diamond’s storied career, including “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Solitary Man,” "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," “I Am, I Said,” “Love on the Rocks,” "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," and, of course, “Sweet Caroline.” Formed in 2014, the band continues to expand its repertoire with suggestions from fans, who are always encouraged to bring their own flags to wave during "America" and lyric sheets to sing along.
You will receive $25 in food & drink credit for purchase of this ticket! Celebrate the Irish New Year with Cindy and Then Some. Music starts at 5PM! Ring in the Irish New Year at 7pm! Then get home and relaxed before all the craziness happens!
Reserve Ticket HERE: https://www.rareoldetimes.com/events/uisce-beatha-chruiscemas-2018-dining-reservations-ca2fn-n737h
We will be featuring a fabulous 4 course dinner with complimentary champagne toast. A limited menu of Pub favorites will also be available! Reservations are for the main dining room and dinner service only. All other’s will be served on a first come first serve basis. To cancel tickets please give at least 72 hours notice for a full refund.
Cindy Jennings & Then Some play American & Irish folk music primarily at Rare Olde Times Public House.
Reserve Tickets Here: https://www.rareoldetimes.com/events/uisce-beatha-chruiscemas-2018-dining-reservations-ca2fn
Ring in the New Year with the Killer B’s!
The Killer B's are a 5 piece band that plays danceable classic rock music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Brandt, Brad, Butch, Mike and Steve!
Elana Lisa & The Hot Mess plays a mix of Classic Jazz, Swing and Modern Swing. They bring to the stage a high energy, fun show with lots of charisma and personality. With 3 part harmonies and New Orleans style horns, their sound is unique. Vocalist, Elana Lisa captures the feel of artists ranging from Amy Winehouse to Ella Fitzgerald to Etta James to Diana Krall. Her ability to adopt the vocal characteristics of the original artists while incorporating her own style is a special feature of the Hot Mess sound. When your at a Hot Mess show you will most likely swing dance, slow dance and laugh because... WE ARE A HOT MESS!!!
Out On A Limb is an acoustic trio consisting of experienced musicians and most importantly, friends who focus on strong vocals, intricate instrumental work and making our audience happy with a variety of music and a laid back, welcoming style.
Tommy Hughes, Vocals, Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin
Chris Stanley, Vocals and Guitar
Jane Cooper, Vocals and Percussion
PMS and the Hot Flashes originally performed as The Colonists, the first all-girl band in RVA, from 1966-1977. They reunited in 1998 as PMS and the Hot Flashes (for obvious reasons) until 2001. Like bad pennies, they’re back again with a repertoire filled with great songs from the 1960s to today, including favorites from James Brown, Credence Clearwater Revival, and Travis Tritt to name a few. Come check them out! https://youtu.be/JcAVvH20XXU
The J.O.B. will perform this Veteran's Day at Rare Olde Times Pub in Richmond VA. All original rock, alternative, blues and Americana rock song styles. Great food & drink and live music by RVA's national Top 40 charting independent band.
The night's profits will be donated to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans)
The J.O.B. proudly supports non-partisan Veteran causes. We encourage our friends and fans, vets and civies, to join us for dinner & drinks, live music, and help support the DAV on Veteran's Day!
No cover, a free show!
Antique Melody Show (AMS) is a nostalgic journey into early-American, post-parlor era music that layed the groundwork for speakeasy and lounge divas of the 1920's 30's and 40's, such as Annette Henshaw, Billie Holiday and Ruth Etting. AMS also touts a few original tunes reminiscent of the same genre.
Local troubadour Luke Bobbitt had spent some years as the lead of Rocket Knife before starting to perform solo at wineries, bars and for private events. His bud Walt Romanosky suggested that they start a band to perform the songs of one of their favorite artists, Bruce Springsteen. They got Eric Bowers (bass) and Tom Vest (drums) and Dan Fortuna (keys) to join. So here we are.