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
  • Bass

    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"

  • Drums

    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!