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Copperview
 
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Hometown: St. Louis
Website: http://www.copperviewband.com
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Members:

Sam Baker – Vocals
Pat Gibson – Guitar
Jay Pelzer – Guitar
Jeremy Patterson – Drums
David Kopp – Bass

 
Musical Influences
 
From the Band
For a band that has been together for just two and a half years, this rock quintet has stretched itself in ways that haven’t been witnessed all that often in recent decades. Not satisfied to remain in their hometown hoping to be discovered, the five, by sending out promotion packs with their first CD, Copperview’s “ Karma,” have managed to book themselves for gigs in venues as far apart as Phoenix, Arizona and Fort Myers, Florida, and in major cities in between, including Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Cincinnati, Memphis, Knoxville, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and Sioux Falls.

“We’re on the road six months a year,” Baker said. “It’s a hard path, and you have to love it or you wouldn’t do it.”

But it’s a path that has paid off. Airplay for Copperview’s first single, “Yesterday,” earned rotation on KPNT-FM (105.7) The Point, a major Emmis broadcasting station, as well as a number of college radio and other commercial stations in the markets just mentioned, resulting in more than 150,000 hits on MySpace.

As a matter of course, and because of the airplay, the band has opened for or toured with several national acts, including Stone Temple Pilots, Seether, Hurt, Motley Crue, Sick Puppies, Breaking Bejamin, Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd and Saving Abel.

An unsigned band getting airplay on a commercial station such as Emmis’ KPNT-FM is rare indeed in today’s market.

“We were persistent,” Baker explained, “but then The Point is more accessible than many stations.”

On KPNT-FM’s web site, “Yesterday” is reported to be one of the station’s top 100 songs of 2009.

Of course, Copperview had a product that worked in its favor, and the kind of show that rewards the band with repeat bookings. It’s easy to like hard-working performers who earn rave reviews everywhere they appear.

The members also understand what makes a song popular.

“You need a hook,” Baker said.

Although, Baker is sometimes the spokesman for the band, Copperview is a democratic organization.

“I only get 20 percent of the vote,” he said. “We decide on everything together. We don’t always agree on everything, but we all have an equal vote.”

Even in songwriting. They write as a group.

And now the group has signed with Arsenic Records, a new label based in St. Louis.

“We’re hoping that with Arsenic Records, we’ll move up to the next level. Copperview is a band that already has all the tools to make it in a major way.
 
Discography
Karma – Released Jan. 26th, 2009 Back To Life – Summer 2011

"Yesterday"
 

 
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The Trixx Band
 
Genre: Classic Rock
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Website:
Label Management: Tommy: 217-740-8759
 
Members:

Tommy Vahle — lead guitar, keyboard and vocals
Dave "Big Daddy" Griffin — guitar and vocals
Danny Whithouse — bass
Jon Uppinghouse — drums

 
Musical Influences
Everything from Johnny Cash to Eric Clapton to Brad Paisley to Chuck Berry and so much more.
 
From the Band
The band was formed in November of 2010. Four experienced musicians came together to give the region a new, easy to listen to, easy to dance to sound.
 
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The Smokin' Mojo Kings
 
Genre: Blues
Hometown: Southeast Iowa and West Central Illinois
Website:
Label Management:
 
Members:

Jim French — harp and vocals
Dennis Albee — guitar and vocals
John Wentzien — bass and vocals
Eric Bartholomew — drums and vocals

 
Musical Influences
Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Robben Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, B.B. King and Pat Ramsey.
 
From the Band
The Smokin' Mojo Kings formed in 2007 in Fort Madison, Iowa. The Kings took first place, two years in a row, at the Quad Cites division of the Iowa Blues Challenge in 2007 and 2008 and have performed at the Davenport, Iowa, Blues Festival and "Simply the Blues" in Fort Madison. They are also popular regulars at The Washington club in Burlington, Iowa. Their sound is a mix of traditional blues, rhythm & blues and New Orleans funk.
 
Discography
"The Smokin' Mojo Kings" - independent release - 2008
 

 
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Rock Steady
 
Genre: Rock
Hometown: Southeast Iowa, West Central Illinois
Website:
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Members:

Mina Kaye Jager — vocals
Dennis Albee — guitar and vocals
John Wentzien — bass and vocals
Eric Bartholomew — drums and vocals

 
Musical Influences
AC/DC, ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, Pat Benetar, Heart, The Bloodhound Gang, Rush, Edgar Winter, Janice Joplin, Guns N' Roses, Average White Band and Jimmy Buffet.
 
From the Band
Rock Steady features 2010 Iowa Rock n/ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dennis Albee on guitar, Burlington singer/entertainer Mina Kaye Jager on lead vocals, former Pat Ramsey bassist John Wentzien and Eric Bartholomew, from Holland America Cruise ships and USO tours, on drums. The band plays classic and current rock, as well as a few country favorites and a little funk and R&B as well. The band prides itself on strong musicianship and all four members share lead vocal duties. The band makes regular stops at clubs in Keokuk and Fort Madison, Iowa, and in Northeast Missouri.
 
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Nocebo
 
Genre: Metal
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Website:
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Members:

Kraig Buss —vocals
John Eidson — guitar
Justin "Juice" Trammel — bass
Andrew "Kampy" Kamphaus — drums

 
Musical Influences
Everyone that plays music. Its that simple we dont care if its classical or blues or metal or rap those that pour themselves to the tune of music are influences.
 
From the Band
Three years ago a band emerged from the death of another band. A man approached another in a park and an Idea was born which blossomed. Afer a few member changes here and there, the final metal machine known as NoCeBo was solidified.
 
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Overdraft
 
Genre: Classic Rock
Hometown: Warsaw and Quincy, Ill.
Website:
Label Management:
 
Members:

Zack Travis - lead vocals and rhythm guitar
JJ Caulkins - lead guitar
Casey Cornwell - drums and backing vocals
Chris Cornwell - bass and backing vocals

 
Musical Influences
Influences include all styles of rock music from the '70s to now.
 
From the Band
We are a rock and roll band that has been together for the past three years playing venues in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
 
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The Gentlemen
 
Genre: Classic Rock
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Website:
Label Management:
 
Members:

Jared Holbrook - lead vocals and rhythm guitar
Justin Haubrich - lead guitar and backing vocals
Zakery Haubrich - bass guitar
Aaron Haubrich - drums

 
Musical Influences
 
From the Band
We are three brothers and a friend who want to play music that everyone enjoys. While most of our effort goes into the covers we play, hopefully we will be delving into the original music realm by the summer of 2011.
 
Discography
A four to six song demo CD should hopefully be available by Christmas.
 

 
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The Texas Funerals
 
Genre: Alternative, Punk, Rock
Hometown: Quincy, Ill. (Six feet beneath the earth)
Website:
Label Management:
 
Members:

Pete Magliocco, trombone, vocals and guitar
Jesse Sommers, guitar and vocals
Alex Sanders, bass and vocals
Chris Franklin, drums

 
Musical Influences
Southern Culture on the Skids, Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, The Queers, Screeching Weasel, Dick Dale, Iron Maiden, Dethklok and Movie Soundtracks.
 
From the Band
Formed through the darkness of Halloween in 2008 The Texas Funerals have been creating their own "brand" of music for the mid-west and refer to it as Kill-Billy Western Surf. They continue today in pursuit of nothing more than melting faces and putting the beat back in those feet.
 
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The Huckabutt Trio
 
Genre: Acoustic, Blues, Jazz, Rock
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Website:
Label Management:
 
Members:

Josh Hucklenbrick, vocals and guitar
Aaron Butterfield, drums
Jack Presley, bass

 
Musical Influences
The Beatles, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Jack Johnson, G-Love, Dave Matthews, Dr. Dre, Shine Down, Bob Marley and Incubus.
 
From the Band
The Huckabutt Trio was started by Aaron Butterfield and Josh Hucklenbrick in the Fall of 2010. Aaron and Josh have been playing music together since 2007 (originally in a hardcore band called Death-council). We began recording music with local musicians and finally decided to create this band as a platform to perform the music we recorded. We have played all around the Tri-State area, and some of our recordings have even been played on Y101's local music over the radio. We look to create music with local musicians still, and we are always down to play at your local venue/bar.
 
Discography
Discography: We have over 20 songs recorded as a band and with local artist which you can hear on our facebook/reverb nation page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/HuckaButt-Studios/109881642376365
 

 
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Luke Westberg
 
Genre: Acoustic
Hometown: Quincy, Ill.
Website:
Label Management:
 
Members:

Luke Westberg - Guitar, vocals and awesomeness

 
Musical Influences
Sigur Ros, Deathcab for Cutie, Blink-182, Weezer, They Might Be Giants, P.U.S.A. and Jon LaJoie.
 
From the Band
Luke was a part of the local music scene from 2004 to 2006, playing solo/duo acoustic shows and singing for two local bands. He has dabbled in stand-up comedy and humorous songs and re-invented himself as a guitar comedy act. Upon graduation from college he is now wiser, wittier and beginning to take on the local music scene once again.
 
Discography
Luke & Justin - A Compilation - 2004 (Nice Guy Studios) Bad Mister Jimmy Habits - 2005 (Indie) 48th & Maine - 2005 (Atavism Records) This Orbit - 2006 (Indie)