THE FLOORWALKERS

Original rock/pop and soul music. An unmatched vocalist, a touch of indie rock.

“One of the Top Ten bands you've never heard of."
- Chicago NOW

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MOJOFLO

Old school funk and soul with a side of hip-hop.

"Marked by blazing horns, funky bass lines and a front-woman with sizzling pipes.. old-school swagger mixed with contemporary cool" - Columbus Dispatch

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THE ARK BAND

Originally from the Carribean island of St. Lucia. Reggae music doesn’t get more authentic.

 

“The singing and songwriting is so strong. Roots tunes, love tunes and reality tunes.” - Small Axe

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McGuffey Lane's high-energy rock, country and contemporary music have been attracting attention throughout Ohio and the Midwest for nearly twenty years. But this veteran band remains fresh and innovative, redefining itself with an infusion of new talent that blends perfectly with the bands established style.

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McGuffey Lane

 

 


 

Yumbambé is Latin Jazz, bringing together the lush sound of jazz harmony with the vibrant rhythms of Afro-Cuban drumming. Lead by Eric "the FISH" Paton, this group has hosted regular weekly shows since 1995 featuring authentic Salsa music and dance instruction.

Yumbambé floats the greats of the Jazz standard collection on the tide of Latin rhythm and culture that has splashed the shores of popular music for decades. The arrangements are presented in a diverse collection of rhythms including meringue, calypso, bembe, cha cha, samba and bossa nova.

Male and female vocals along with an eclectic mix of authentic percussion instruments make Yumbambé a unique and exciting group. The band includes some of Columbus’ most prominent Jazz musicians, who have performed with many Jazz and Latin greats.

Yumbambé

 

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Hiuchi Taiko

In Japan, Taiko is both an instrument with a long history and a young art form. Used for meditation, communication, and celebration since the fourth century A.D. it moved to the stage and became a performing art in the 1950’s. It is this dynamic Kumi daiko – group drumming - that draws upon the taiko and its place in the iconography of the Imperial Court, Buddhist ritual, Shinto derived festivals, and traditional village life.

 

In 1995 Eric "the FISH" Paton began to present taiko at festivals and in schools through the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Artists-In-Schools Program. Paton has presented over one thousand performances and workshops in the last ten years. He has appeared as a guest with Burlington Taiko, performed with Yas Hakoshima Mime Theater, Sachiyo Ito, and Eitetsu Hayashi.In addition to his own compositions, Paton performs literature from the Japanese kumi daiko tradition, including those of Mr. Eitetsu Hayashi.

 

In 2006, Paton formed Hiuchi Taiko (Hee-oo-chi tie-co) to include fellow Eitetsu Hayashi residency students from Davis Middle School and Capital University. Inspired by the taiko experience in Eitetsu Hayashi Fuun No Kai’s "Train the Trainer" program and their two-year residency in Ohio, Paton began composing new taiko works with his twin brother, Stuart Paton.

 


 

 

The Randys are a 5-piece band from Columbus Ohio. Since 1998 they’ve been establishing a unique sound using a mixture of styles from the 1940s to the present.

Everything old is new again with the Randys. They cover artists such as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Louis Prima, Elvis Presley, Joe Tex, Dean Martin, Perez Prado, Mills Brothers, Lawrence Welk, The Beatles and more. Their state side influences can be described as Americana, while their imported “world music”, includes Cuban, French, Latin & Italian selections.

The bands’ musical focus is on upbeat, danceable, melodic songs that all ages can enjoy but might not recognize. Often introducing listeners to music that has otherwise been forgotten, their eclectic tastes define the band.

Whether it’s a pulp surf sounding guitar, tropical lap steel, soothing accordion, or a peppy piano accompanying five crooning voices with fabulous vocal harmonies, the Randys are devoted to getting the toes tapping and the feet shuffling.

The Randys

 

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Since their humble Rust Belt beginnings in 2003, The Spikedrivers have captivated show-goers throughout the United States with their ferocious brand of red-hot Yankee country boom. The outfit has a genuine stage appeal and has continually delivered the "can't miss" show experience not readily available in the dusty clubs spanning from New York to Chicago. Having completed several successful tours throughout the Midwest and East Coast, the demand for this bunch is becoming quite high.

In 2006, the band released of their debut studio album, The Spikedrivers, which was produced by Grammy award winner Jeff Ciampa. The album features the band's most popular down-and-dirty originals, melding an industrial soundscape with old-time country, swingin' blues, and good ole rock 'n' roll.

The band is based around talented singer-songwriter Jesse Henry but this is no one-man show. Fiddler Megan Palmer adds sublime colour to the songs no matter what style the band tackles whilst guitarists Paul Brown and Steve Sweney prove adept in adding southern-fried flavour. Without a doubt, the considerable individual talent of each artist alone is enough to draw a thirsty crowd. But put them together, and you have such cohesive showmanship that audiences everywhere are left begging for more.

The Spikedrivers

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Maggie Green

 

 

 

 

 

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Embracing both the music of Brazil and the great American songbook, Maggie Green’s live shows are creating a buzz. Highlights include sold out shows in Rio de Janeiro and a television appearance in the hometown of beloved singer Elis Regina.

Studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Maggie filled her time listening to recordings of the jazz greats and began developing a style all her own. It was also during this time that Maggie started absorbing the music of Brazil, especially the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. The exploration of this music has become an integral aspect of Maggie’s work.

Maggie is one of the most promising new musicians in the region… an accomplished singer and great live performer.
-Ray Hanley, Greater Columbus Arts Council President

 


 

Arnett Howard is a legend. No matter what he plays or who he plays with, he always brings out the crowds. His energetic personality and musicianship have made him perhaps the best-known entertainer in Central Ohio.

Arnett has performed over 4000 concerts since 1985 – for audiences big and small, people young and old, in Central Ohio and worldwide. No matter what the event needs, Arnett Howard has the band and the repertoire to make it sizzle. Why not put this show-stopper to work for you?

"…absolutely loved him…the music, the band, his graciousness as a host, and the list goes on… "

- DePhilip Wedding

 

"…always such a big hit and a joy to witness…a special talent for making children feel like they are part of the music…"

- Franklin County Children Services

 

"…your ability to share some familiar and beautiful music brought a heartfelt touch of home to our patients…"

- OSU James Cancer Hospital

 

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