Kennedy Jason is a singer-songwriter from Rochester, NY. She began writing music at a young age and continues to add to her long list of original music. In June of 2015, Kennedy participated in and won the Firehouse Saloon’s Songwriter Contest in Rochester, NY, and went on to record her debut EP “Headlights” at The Green Room studios in Ontario, NY.
From the harmonic passages of The Beatles to the hard driving straight ahead Rock ‘n’ Roll of The Rolling Stones, INSIDE OUT is the definitive Classic Vinyl 60s band. INSIDE OUT delivers the authentic sounds of The Beatles, Stones, Doors, Lovin’ Spoonful, Kinks, Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty, Steppenwolf, The Who, Grass Roots and The Hollies…just to name a few. Clubs, Festivals, Parties and Special Events are equally appropriate venues for the band.
Amy Montrois is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist from Rochester, NY who plays a mix of cover tunes ranging from pop and country, to alternative rock. Bands covered include Grace Potter, Jason Mraz, Pearl Jam, Miranda Lambert and more. She loves to experiment with many different genres, and is often complimented for the wide variety of songs in her set list – including Rocky Raccoon / The Beatles, American Girl / Tom Petty, Pumped Up Kicks / Foster the People, Folsom Prison Blues / Johnny Cash, to name a few.
Paul has been called “The Human Jukebox“ because of his knowledge of over 700 songs and extraordinary recall of classic tunes.
Paul was named Best Solo Musician in CITY Newspaper’s 2016 Best of Rochester readers’ poll.
Paul has opened for and shared the stage with national acts like Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Edgar Winter, Marc Cohen, Robert Klein and many more. Incorporating his sense of humor and knack for imitation (Johnny Cash does the Bee Gees) – every song is a journey through the past charged with Paul’s incredible energy.
Marty Roberts & Donny Conga bring their surf bar party vibe to B-Side. Grab a tambourine and join in the fun.
“I was born in Rochester, New York and still live in the area. I have been writing songs and singing since I was in 8th grade. When I was in college I use to perform at coffee houses and local parties. My first CD “First Time…At Last”, was released in 2002 and includes 11 original songs (like “Face of an Angel” and ” I did the Best I could…so Far”). My second CD, “Second Chances” was released on December 1st of 2004. My third CD, “3rd Times a Charm” was released in 2012. It includes 12 originals and 2 cover songs. Check out some of my audio samples on my “Music” page.” – Marty http://www.singermartyroberts.com/music/
Steve Lyons has been playing guitar, singing, and writing songs for over 50 years. Although well known for his work with bands such as Mitty and the Followers, The Legendary Dukes, The Enerjets, King Juke and more, he’s returned to his solo roots in country and folk music. His repertoire consists of songs by John Sebastian, Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Johnny Cash and many others, as well as several of his originals.
What happens when four area musicians cross paths over the years? Next stop becomes a destination, a creative union of song writing and playing. Original pop and blues blend for a modern soul experience.
“Moving seamlessly between its own material and that of the masters that came before, the veteran musicians in Soul Passenger own whatever song they play. When they do cover other’s material, the band’s tightness affords them a little wiggle room to lay claim to its groove. Although the band shines note for note on stuff as intricate as Steely Dan, my hope is for the tight pop of the quartet’s original stuff to take hold and take us all for a ride.” – Frank De Blase / CITY Newspaper
Soul Passenger is:
• David Cohen. Drums. Versatile, inventive style builds a hard grooving foundation.
• Tyler Norton. Vocals. Bold and spirited style makes a strong lyrical message.
• Ethan Porter. Guitar. Unique, progressive playing style adds new color to an adventurous sound.
• Mark Terranova. Bass. Powerful, high definition performance that is the heart of the song.
We welcome back singer/songwriter Alyssa Trahan to B-Side.
“Trahan is a thoughtful songwriter with insight beyond her years. Though she peppers her sets with pop (covers by artists like Miranda Lambert and Leonard Cohen as well as her own compositions), she always comes back to the country.” – CITY Newspaper
Alyssa began her music career at a very young age. Growing up in East Rochester, she quickly became known for her talent and drive. Now residing in Nashville, TN, she is creating buzz for the same reasons. She writes her own music and has written hundreds of songs, plays over a dozen different instruments, and produces much of her music herself.