93.3 WMMR presents: Jaxon's Building The Band
We put together 6 area musicians to form an all-star band.
One by one, week by week, we added another piece, until we built a band of all-stars. That band will OPEN the MMR*B*Q, AND get to produce a professionally recorded three song demo at Forge Recording!
The band is complete. Our entry and voting deadlines for all musicians/vocalists have past. Thanks to everyone who participated! You Guys Rock!
Complete Contest Rules
Meet the Band
You voted for them, now it's time to meet your Local Shots All Stars.
- Lead Guitar
- Vahe Sarkissian
- Hometown: Bensalem, PA
- Current Projects: Solo Performer, T.S.U. (The Subtle Urge), Freelance musician
- Musical influences: Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Guthrie Govan
- First thoughts about winning: "Does this mean I get to go to the MMRBQ for free?"
- Website: www.vahesarkissian.com
- Facebook: vahesarkissianmusic
- Rob Smith
- Home Town: Vineland, NJ
- (Currently Living In Swedesboro, NJ)
- Current Projects: Dave Weiner, Rob Balducci, Minor Arcana, Zeroesque, Bo Rains and Dan Jost
- Musical Influences: Geddy Lee, Flea, Victor Wooten, and Michael Manring
- First thoughts about winning: "Vahe and I are gonna have some fun doing four-hand tapping"
- Christopher Bones
- Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
- Current Projects: Light Beyond The Dark, Earthbound, Skinn & Bones
- Musical Influences: Neil Peart, John Bonham, Mike Portnoy, Chris Adler, Tony Royster, Jr., Carter Beauford, Danny Carey, Chad Sexton, Travis Barker, Vinny Caliauta, Dave Grohl, Josh Freese, Tommy Lee, Stewart Copeland, Terry Bozzio, & Thomas Lang
- First thoughts about winning:"Wicked Line-up of musicians so far! Can't wait to ROCK the MMRBQ!!"
- Facebook: ChristopherBones.Official
- Rhythm Guitar
- Ryan Voelker
- Home Town: Warminster, PA
- Current Projects: Wake the Sleeper, In Dire Need
- Musical Influences: Avenged Sevenfold, The Human Abstract, Jason Becker, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Wes Montgomery, Valora; My former teachers: Jay Jans, John Sheridan,Tom Giacabettii, A.J. Minette, Between The Buried and Me
- First thoughts about winning: "I can't wait to share the stage with such a talented group of fellow musician. It is such an honor. We are going to tear it up!"
- Twitter: @ryanvshred
- Electric Violin
- George Flayer
- Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
- Current Projects: Studio work, music production, solo work (weddings and banquets), guest spots on musical tracks
- Musical Influences: Itzhak Perlman, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Sinatra
- First thoughts about winning: "Everyone in the band is SOO talented - MAN this is going to SICK! I can't wait to rock out the place!"
- Lead Singer
- Kevin Showmaker
- Home Town: Newtown, PA
- Current Projects: Solo work
- Musical Influences: Metallica, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Corrosion of Conformity, Pearl Jam, STP, BLS, Pantera, Travis Meeks, Black Sabbath, CCR
- First thoughts about winning: It is such an honor to be part of this extremely talented group of musicians. Thanks to everyone that voted for me, I can't wait to rock out at the MMRBQ!