Concerts With Causes, Inc.

"Making A Difference With Music"

Artists
We Work With and Recommend
For more information and booking details contact Lisa Catherine
Lisa@concertswithcauses.org
203-213-0199

 

SOLO Acoustic

Carrie Ashton
Carrie Ashton’s passion for music has been long standing; she began performing at the age of thirteen and never looked back. For almost 20 years Carrie has been performing and perfecting a stage show that is unpretentious and captivating. She is currently performing solo acoustic as well as with her band, and travels throughout New England and the east coast. Carrie has shared the stage with Natalie Merchant, the Go-Go’s, REO Speedwagon, Antigone Rising, Van Zant and Lucinda Williams. She has an innate ability to read the crowd and move them with her unique style and charisma, and her energy on stage is hard to ignore.

Carrie also performs with a full band. See full band listings

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Tim Longden

Originally from Syracuse,  has been playing guitar since 17.  At 19 was playing in the college campus bar and was forever hooked on music.  Influences include Petty, Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Mellencamp.   Plays acoustic rock covers as well as originals.  Plays multiple venues.  Also plays in a local rock band as lead guitar.  Available for full night of entertainment. Full PA.


 
 
ArleneWow!

Award winning songwriter ArleneWow! has a signature voice and
poignant lyrics that attract fans from many genres of music.
Raised in New Haven Connecticut, Arlene has performed across
the country for three decades.
ArleneWow!'s original music has brought her immediate
recognition and notoriety among fans and fellow musicians alike.
Her live performances have been described as "life changing,
mesmerizing, uplifting and emotionally charged."
ArleneWow! has entertained at many venues and various festivals
nationwide and also continues to play locally, giving her fans a
delicious combination of original and cover music spanning from
Sara McLachlan to Janis Joplin, U2, Train and the Rolling Stones.
"This gal can play anything!" - Annie Riley, an adoring fan
www.arlenewow1.com




 
 


 Jann Klose is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released five albums and two EPs. Klose was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States and now resides in New York City. His music has been streamed over 1,000,000 times online and his song ‘Make It Better’ is featured on the Billboard Top 10 charting compilation album ‘Action Moves People United.’ His new single “Don’t Give Up” (Peter Gabriel) featuring vocal legend and painter Annie Haslam of the classical rock group Renaissance, is now available worldwide. His latest duo album STEREOPTICON (2016), recorded with Grammy® nominated guitarist Gary Lucas and lyricist Dan Beck is now available on the Cosmic Trigger label.


Jann’s most recent solo album, MOSAIC (2013) featuring ‘Make It Better’ entered the Roots Rock charts at #22 above Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Crow and won three 2014 Independent Music Awards. The record also made the first round of the 2014 Grammys® in the categories Pop Vocal Album and Album Of The Year.


His voice is featured in the movie ‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’ (Universal) as the voice of Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots. His songs have been heard on the Grammy® nominated ‘Healthy Food For Thought’ compilation as well as MTV Cribs and movies ‘Dead Broke’ (Warner Bros) featuring Paul Sorvino and ‘A Venue For The End Of The World’ (BrinkVision) featuring Dick Cavett and Ian Anderson. Most recently Jann scored the music for the award-winning short film ‘The Beauty of Disaster.’ 


He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘Jekyll & Hyde,’ and ‘The Who’s Tommy.’ In 2005, the off-Broadway production ‘Moonlight Interior,’ a musical based on Klose’s music, premiered in New York City.

Jann Klose has periodically collaborated with members of classical rock group Renaissance and tours regularly in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. He has worked with with a wide range of artists including Pat Benatar, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Suzanne Vega, Paula Cole, Annie Haslam, Brett Dennen, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Rusted Root, Vonda Shepard, Ben Taylor, RJ Benjamin, Karen Zoid, Majozi, Tamara Dey, Ziyon (Liquideep), Shekhinah, Amanda Black, Gary Hoey, Jeffrey Gaines, Bret Michaels, Willy Porter, Rosanne Cash, The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart, The Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty, Elliott Murphy, Pete Seeger and Les Paul.


 

Glenn Roth is not your typical commuter from Connecticut. Instead of a briefcase, he carries a gig bag. His workspace is the vaulted splendor of Grand Central Terminal or the tunnels and platforms of the New York City subway system. A literal “underground” sensation, Glenn is a licensed performer in the MTA’s “Music under New York” program, playing for the most distracted and demanding audience in the world: legions of workers rushing to jobs throughout the Big Apple. And his fingers work magic, creating a soundscape of compelling melodies that invite them to leave the cityrush behind on an aural escape.  


Glenn is a fingerstyle guitarist, his thumb riding the bassline and the melody driving all. His compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it’s really just one guy, ten flying fingers, one instrument. All instrumental, Glenn’s songs suggest moods and narratives that compel the listener to fill in the details. 

Glenn has released five CDs to date: Innovations (2005), Busker (2006), Into the Unknown (2010), Welcome Home (2016), and a holiday CD. His original compositions have been hailed as “sheer virtuosity” and “delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work” (PLAY: New Haven Arts & Entertainment Weekly). Glenn has shared bills with Stephen Bennett, Monty Montgomery, Tuck & Patti, Bucky Pizzarelli, Carl Verheyen, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour, and Vicky Genfan, among others.

Glenn plays regularly throughout the northeast and tours nationally & internationally to bring his music to new fans and locales. Glenn

 
Robert C Fullerton says he grew up in a home where his parents were always singing around the house, and the radio and record player were on more often than the television. It was a steady diet of Bandstand, Ed Sullivan, church music, early C&W, and Rock & Roll.

Picking up the guitar at age 12, Robert has since been involved in musical ventures that span several styles: folk music in coffeehouses, traditional/contemporary/gospel in churches, classical as a private school choral director, rock/blues in cover bands, and fronting a jazz ensemble. All of these had different elements of writing and/or arranging. For the past six years, however, Robert has focused his energies on his songwriting.

He currently has two solo albums, NEVER TOO LATE (2013) and LET IT RAIN (2016), and is working concurrently on two new albums for release later this year: YOU WEREN'T THERE, and an unnamed live album. You can hear his music being played on area independent radio stations, and used in Elmwood Productions' soon to be released series, "The Risley Brothers". His music is also available on Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and other digital music markets.


 
 

NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST
STEPHEN COCHRAN
Stephen Cochran is an Eastern Kentucky native and long time resident of Music City. He has been writing, recording, performing, and producing country music for well over a decade. Initially following in his father’s footsteps as a country music artist, Stephen later decided that he wanted his music to make a positive impact on a very specific group of people, a group that he himself belongs to…American Veterans.
Stephen served overseas as a United States Marine in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was critically injured in Afghanistan and was told he may never walk again. Stephen recovered. He began his music career as a singer/songwriter soon after he was discharged from the Marine Corps, performing at venues all over the United States and even returning to the Middle East to perform for the troops, all the while, battling the residual traumas of war and struggling to connect to those around him.
Stephen is a solo act now, writing and performing songs that speak to those who have lost, who struggle to adjust, and who are constantly searching for something to keep them going. His message reminds us that we all have our demons, but we also have each other. Stephen continues to write and perform, but he spends most of his time with his fiancee Megan, their two children, and his service dog Semper Fi, as they all impatiently await the birth of SC3 in January 2018.

 

Tommy O

Tommy O plays upbeat classics from the 60's - 90's & beyond across the US & Europe, with an engaging style and incomparable energy spread across 5 octaves--from Axl Rose to Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson to Warren Zevon, Tommy O covers it--and more... AKA The HornNapper, Tommy O has produced dozens of parodies for CT radio in the 80's & 90's, performing them live with a theatrical presence & sense of humor, much like Steel Panther does today. A veteran of the HAIR European tour circuit, Tommy O was written in as the guitar-playing Apache for the 30th Anniversary production in NYC, and continues to sing his brand of light, love & laughter. --this hippie is an intercontinental Troubadour with a galactic sense of humor! 

Also open mic. talent showcase & TV host


 

Bill Somers


Bill has been a solo acoustic artist since the late 1960’s. He covers many songs by the singer/songwriters of that era, including James Taylor, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, and many more. He specializes in ballads and songs that tell a story. He loves to play his music for people of all ages who appreciate the music of the 60’s and 70’s. Bill began performing at local coffee houses while in college, and continues his musical journey to this day, playing at farmer’s markets, small cultural events and at open mics in the greater Meriden/Wallingford/New Haven area.


 

Matt Sperzal


"Live Looping. It's my specialty. Surrounded by the coolest electronic gadgets, I offer the modern day one man show. I use guitars, effects processors, a hand triggered percussion synthesizer and my faithful Looping Phrase Sampler to record the music I'm playing in real time, loop those recordings in real time and layer creative musical arrangements to produce some really cool stuff. Blues, Rock and Roll, Hip Hop, Dance, Reggae, Soul and Funky Jams. The old and the new, acoustic or electric.The possibilities are endless and I love exploring them."

For more information and booking details contact Lisa Catherine
Lisa@concertswithcauses.org
203-213-0199

 
Mike Cappiello
With roots steeped deep in Americana bolstering this young songwriter's craft, Mike Cappiello performs original music and hits from varied genres with an exuberant & confident delivery. An engaging performer, Mike has won over audiences from every age group performing what he describes as, 'Country with a mix of rock, blues, and a little bit of punk edge'.

"A singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from a shoreline town on a mission to achieve his dreams. Music has been and always will be the ultimate drive and goal. I've wanted to play music for a living ever since I was a child, and I will stop at nothing to achieve that."
 

Erick Northrop

With confessional lyrics and an introspective personality, Erick Northrop allows his sensitivity to pour freely from his words and often pensive vocals, enabling him to strike a balance between hard rock bombast and thoughtful country music. 


 

DUOS

The Big Ideas
The Big Ideas is a musical duo from central Connecticut, playing music ranging from 40's Jazz, 60's rock and Motown to 70's and 80's classic rock and Disco.
 

For more information and booking details contact Lisa Catherine
Lisa@concertswithcauses.org
203-213-0199

 

HEARTSHINE

Sid Ironson and Christy Killion perform a beautiful Angry Young Man .... incredible!!!!

Posted by Tim Longden on Saturday, December 9, 2017

TRIOS

The Castlefield Trio is a compact energy cell of musical power whose unexpected turns and combinations electrify the familiar, audience-pleasing jazz and blues they play so well. Featuring torch heartbreaker Sarah LeMieux on vocals and guitar, the exuberantly joyful Joe Casillo on bass, and the groovy, mathematical Andy Chatfield on drums, the Castlefield Trio manages to be playfully classy; polished but daring. Debuting in March 2017, the trio performs original songs by Sarah LeMieux, as well as carefully curated pop, jazz, blues, and rock covers, from The Police to Fleetwood Mac. Casillo's seasoned studio, theatrical, and session experience rounds out this award-winning trio - LeMieux's quintet has won the "Best Jazz" category in the Connecticut Music Awards three years in a row (2016, 2015, 2014); while Chatfield's quartet "Stanley Maxwell" won the "Best Jazz Band" category in the Hartford Advocate's "Grand Band Slam" three times (2010, 2009, 2007).

 
 
 

Whiskey, Wine & Coke...With 3 members of the Coyote River Band, this is Whiskey Wine & Coke Acoustic Trio.

We are a musical trio with a male and female lead singer and acoustic guitarist. We cover songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's and modern country. Through the intimacy of a trio, we engage our audience to experience musical nostalgia while dancing and singing along to timeless favorites!

BANDS

Cody Bondra 
"In a time when new artists are emerging left and right it’s hard to find someone that can capture every emotion of an everyday working person. Well enter The Cody Bondra Band. The young group from the bars and coffee houses of Northern Ct. They're making their first run of East Coast dates already notching off New York and Connecticut leading up to the release of his first EP High Tide due out on iTunes next summer. They're not flashy or glam. Just raw and straight forward. With their uplifting, inspiring lyrics and soothing tones and voice. You will hear the ups and downs of everyday life and everyday people. Already creating a following they are sure to be a voice being heard from the dorm room to the break room.

They are from the surrounding towns of Hartford Ct . Being from a blue collar area has given their music a very personal and in depth relationship to the working class. Following in the tradition of James McMurtry, and Jackson Browne. Their songs will surely strike a chord with the singer songwriter fans" - The New Hartford Plus
Corey Michael Rieman, along with band The Dilemma (Featuring former members of Toto, The Blood Brothers Band, and Phoenix Tribe), as well as cohort and friend Cody Bondra, is a rock and roller with 1 and 7/8 lungs full of hot air and a brain full of lyrics that wish to dazzle the mind, eyes, and soul.
 

Brendan James Donahue and the Guilty Party

A mixture of Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, old school country and funky originals to keep the crowd on the dance floor having a great time. A high energy band complete with a full horn section and great vocals.

Brendan has performed all over the country and been an opening act for Grateful Dead, Black Crowes, Arlo Guthrie, Radiators, Peter Frampton and Chuck Berry.


Latest CD released called Check Please has been released by CD Baby and available on itunes and spotify as well as hard copy. This all original CD has received rave reviews.

 

Coyote River Band is Connecticut's premier modern country and pop/rock event. Stellar vocals, a tight knit rhythm section and impassioned song renditions will have the audience entertained and up and moving for the entire show.
Biography
The original concept for CRB was established in 2010 by Alfred (Alfi) the founder and creator of Coyote River Band. His vision was clear. Build a band with great chemistry and from that chemistry would flow great music and a better band/audience connection. Alfi has succeeded by bringing together a rock solid foundation of musicianship and blended it with 3 part vocal harmonies, great song selections and an energetic stage show guaranteed to provide an unforgettable live experience.
2012 found Coyote River Band, consisting of original members, Alfi and David Warner, adding new members to the family. This infusion proved to be a great asset to CRB bringing fresh ideas, solid instrumental skills and rich vocals. These highly talented people give the audience a top-notch entertainment experience fusing high energy with dynamic renditions of modern country, 80's and classic rock songs the audience knows and loves.
CRB's 2014 schedule proves their continued success and they are excited to perform at various venues throughout New England.
CRB is now doing 70's 80's 90's and dance music making us available to what ever your taste requires

 

THE HOFNERS

One of the East Coast's foremost Beatles Tribute Shows, complete with costumes, instruments and, of course, the musical sound of The Beatles.

TOMMY & THE RIVIERAS

Tommy and the Rivieras have been a dominating force on the entertainment scene for over Five decades. Beginning with their East Coast tour with the Beach Boys in the mid-sixties. Tommy and the Rivieras have logged more than a million miles of travel. Tommy and the Rivieras performs the hits they have recorded in addition to the hit songs of the bands they have shared the stage with over the years

 The Roustabouts

Performing a wide variety of music written by great songwriters, spanning many decades.. the Kinks, Beatles, Bruce Sprinstiean, Jasckson Brown, Tom Petty, Steely Dan to name just a few!


Serious professional musicians making rocking out easy because they are having a blast with you!

 

Karma

Get everyone on the dance floor with KARMA!
One of the hottest new bands in the area, KARMA generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform.
This dynamic band is comprised of 4 very talented musicians performing music from the last 5 decades:
classic rock, today's rock, blues, oldies, country, pop and originals - KARMA does it all! Parties, clubs/bars, BBQ's, weddings, corporate and social events. Indoors, outdoors, rain or shine, KARMA will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and plan just the right music for you. 

 

Wastin' Bullets 

...is primarily a country cover band but not in the way you might expect from a country band based in Meriden CT. Artists covered include Dale Watson, Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgann, Sturgill Simpson, Kevin Fowler, Strait, Haggard, Yoakam & Jennings just to name a few.


Down The Hatch

Cover band from Connecticut. Playing covers ranging from the 60's to 2010. The Beatles, The Doors, Bush, 3 Doors Down, Green Day, Blink 182, Kings of Leon, Pink, Katy Perry, The Killers, Neon Trees....and many many more.

Crossroads
The Ultimate Southern Rock Experience! Featuring members from Angry Again, Far From Here, Lost Rebel and the Whiskey River Band playing the best from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers Band, The Outlaws, 38 Special, Blackfoot and more! Not to be confused with some cheap imitation! Full band with 3 guitarists and keyboards!
 
 
 
For more information and booking details contact Lisa Catherine
Lisa@concertswithcauses.org
203-213-0199