Previous Years’ Bands – Examples of the Quality Entertainment Presented at the Rails to Ales Brewfest

2011 Entertainment Line Up – BUMP KITCHEN, MR. E & JUMPIN’ JOHNNY!

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Starring musical headliner, popular Pacific Northwest band serving up funky blues, R&B & soul stirred up with a big helping of infectious energetic good humor- ladies and gentlemen, it’s Tacoma’s “BUMP KITCHEN”!

Cookin’ up the hottest funky blues and grooves to hit the northwest, Bump Kitchen continues to keep fans out of their seats and bumpin’ on the dance floor. The band delivers a mix of original tunes and spicy twists on popular favorites. Guaranteed to leave the crowd begging for a second helping!

Bump Kitchen has a sound that is truly all their own. Imagine, if you will, the musicianship of the finest fusion band with the vocal power of the Neville Brothers. When the Kitchen gets down….you know it.

They dig in to solid r&b grooves that bring you back to a time when the stage was full of real musicians. When Tony sings a soul ballad, with 4 part harmonies by the band, he commands the attention of all within earshot. When the boys lay down a funk groove…oh man….lookout!

Watch Bump Kitchen on stage, they are having fun. They interact with the audience, they clown around, but they never loose the groove and intensity. These guys are for real.

Instrumentation
Tony Harper – Vocals and Percussion
Everett James – Drums and Vocals.
Mark Bittler – keyboards and Vocals
Joe Bevens – Bass and Vocals
David Broyles – guitar and vocals
Tom Mazzuca – Sax and percussion

Discography
Big Ol’ Bones (2003)
Who Ordered The Waffle? (2009)
Bump Kitchen, Live at the Yale (currently in production, to be released SOON)

Learn more about Bump Kitchen, including band member bios, at their website: www.BumpKitchen.com

 

ALSO STARRING LOCAL TALENT MR. E BAND AND JUMPIN’ JOHNNY!

Mr. E Band: Local husband and wife team of Bret and Lisa Eyerly of Easton Washington. “Family who plays together stays together.” They play originals and some cool covers of Rock and Roll, some newer country and pop. Chris Crnick and Eric Dyer round out the band.

Jumpin’ Johnny -perennial favorite at local events, Jumpin’ Johnny will be making an appearance at this year’s Brewfest. “My influences have always been my dad (John) my sister Joann. The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Richie Blue. I feel these people have covered pretty much everything I need to know… i was born in music and been there ever since I’ve always wanted to be a cowboy. love listening to disco and country. those cowboy singers sometime make you wanna almost moo…”


 

Brewfest Entertainer Update: Last year’s headliner, Vicci Martinez, is competing in 2011 on NBC TV’s “The Voice”

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“The world needs more musicians like Vicci Martinez.” – Naomi Judd
Vicci may be 24 years old, but she writes, sings and plays guitar with the touch of a veteran. Vicci is an acoustic-based
singer/songwriter with a passionate voice, profound lyrics and incendiary live performances. The Tacoma native is growing
a grass roots following and critical acclaim with her contagious live performances throughout the Northwest and beyond.

After the 2005 release of her 4th album, On My Way, Vicci has been touring the region non-stop, repeatedly selling out
the prestigious Triple Door in Seattle and opening for Sting and Annie Lennox at the White River Amphitheatre.

Vicci has been on the cusp of mainstream stardom with successful appearances on CBS-TV’s nationally syndicated Star Search and winning the regional tryouts for American Idol in 2000 at the tender age of 16. But she has turned down such offers in favor of pursuing success on her own terms and staying true to her musical vision.

Whether it’s an intense solo performance, an acoustic duet, or her electric full band, her powerful mezzo soprano is equally
convincing on anthemic rockers and sensitive ballads. And her songwriting has progressed well beyond the “promising” stage.
This vibrant young singer continues to develop her talent patiently, building a solid ground of experience playing major
festivals and the top venues in the No

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