It was a great party as the Vanguard turned one year old!
Opening up was Rhythm Street, a new cover band with two excellent vocalists. One from behind the keys, and the other singing lead rumored to be a recent addition. I heard a rumor that this was her very first gig. The crowd loved them and their set list drew from top 40 favorites -- a lot of popular funk type dance songs. As a whole the group shares similarities with Slapnation. I predict they will have no problem booking gigs at all. They seem geared up to bring folks out on the dance floor.
Runnin' Shine is just about to drop an album the release party will be May 5th at Big Woody's in Great Bridge. They mix a few pop country covers alongside originals on their set list with a touch of hip hop.
Anthony Rosano of course by the third freaking song I had worked up a sweat, he scorched the stage and he could have ended the show right there and then. Seriously, he takes no prisoners. At one point there was an unplanned, impromptu jam with Richie Bohr (guitarist of Runnin' Shine) as he was packing up his gear on side stage during the set, Rosano pulled him into a cover of Ozzy's War Pigs -- joking that his (Anthony's) mom raised him on that song.
The parking overflowed into an accessory lot, and this was easily the largest crowd I've seen yet at the Vanguard.
Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos.
Norfolk. Blues Rock.
Hampton Roads. Country.
Virginia Beach. Cover Band.