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1st Impression

The Quad Cities’ very own 1st Impression has staked their claim on Top 40 rock ‘n’ roll music. They feature music from classic and current rock artists such as; Aerosmith, Journey, Guns & Roses, AC/DC, Nickelback, Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5, Halestorm with a few of their own original songs in the mix! 1st Impression performs to packed venues in the Quad City area and throughout the Midwest. They have opened for nationally touring bands such as Quiet Riot, Dokken, Warrant and have performed alongside artists like Pat Travers and Jackyl. The band is known for their top notch musicianship, along with stellar four-part harmony vocals, always offering a high quality show from start to finish! The band has produced two original CDs and plans on recording more in the future.

Established in 1999, founding member Becky Anson, named the band 1st Impression all those years ago. Known as the “Front Man” of the band, she maintains a personal connection with the band’s following by sending emails, texts and phone calls to “fans”, reminding them of upcoming event dates.
Becky Anson - vocals
Lyle Harris - Guiltar, vocals
John Biondo - drums, vocals
Phil Bonilla - bass, vocals



1st Impression


90-Proof from the Quad Cities, 4 piece Classic Rock/Country band featuring 4 unique players from the Quad City area.
High Energy Classic Rock and Country.
Available for booking by calling 309-269-6262

Band page https://www.facebook.com/90-Proof-1661159940764321/


Archimedes Death Ray

The Archimedes Death Ray, a heavy metal band, first formed in 2007, in Davenport, IA, consisting of only a singer, a drummer and guitarist. A few years would pass before a bass player was recruited, during which time a full length cd was written and recorded. After years of a constant line-up change, The Archimedes Death Ray is now Justin Kelly on drums, Ryan Denekas on bass, Zach Anderson on guitars, and Izzy Sutton(the only remaining founding member) on vocals.



Atllantis Dialogue

Genre: A heady Brew, with a slight orange aftertaste

We are an engine of creation. That creates engines

Of creation



Avey/Grouws Band

The Avey/Grouws Band hits hard with a soul for Blues, Rock and Roots/Americana. Winners of the 2019 and 2017 Iowa Blues Challenge and Semi Finalists at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

Jeni Grouws met Chris Avey and Bryan West at a blues jam in the Quad Cities in 2015, and later that year The Avey Grouws Duo was formed. After throwing in a handful of well-received full band gigs in 2016, in 2017 the duo finally called up Bryan West to officially form the Avey/Grouws Band. Chris Avey, formerly of The Avey Brothers and former lead guitarist for blues icon Big Pete Pearson, has been called a "younger, more fiery Coco Montoya mixed with a dash of Tab Benoit". Avey and drummer Bryan West came in 3rd in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2009 as The Avey Brothers. The strength and grit of Avey's guitar and vocals are beautifully matched by the sheer power and nuance of Grouws' unmistakable voice. She's been called "a choir full of angels on a runaway train!” Gary Eckhart of Blue Monday Monthly saw their first performance in 2017 and said, "It was their first show and they are already ready for festivals!" And though their musicianship is stellar, there is simply something about how the band communicates with an audience. An evening with the Avey/Grouws Band is playful, raucous and rooted in the moment. And you won't want it to end!

Energetic Blues, Blues/Rock and Americana/Roots

Band Members
Chris Avey - Guitar/vocals
Jeni Grouws - Vocals/guitar
Bryan West - Drums
Randy Leasman - Bass

Booking Agent

Web presence:

Instagram: @aveygrouwsband
Facebook @aveygrouwsband




These Americana sirens hail from the banks of the Mississippi River and pair supremely-sonic harmonies with songwriting that examines relationships and the human condition.

Naming themselves after the first letter of their names, BEEs formed in 2017 when friends Bethann Heidgerken, Erin Moore, and Esme Haferbier were hanging out and enjoying each other's company. Although they initially met through connections in the Quad Cities magnetic music community and their involvement with other music projects, they found their way into each other's lives and realized quickly that collaborating was in their near future. One night, in Erin's basement, amidst much laughter and cerebral conversation, the three women began sharing some of their original songs and discovered that their combined voices sounded remarkably beautiful together. While each woman is a songwriter and musician in her own right, it is synergistically through the blending of crystalline and soulful voices that they tap into dormant magic. Forming a band full of authentic musical chemistry that is compelling to a wider audience is as much a crap-shoot as it is luck of the draw. But getting to create that magic with your best friends? That is a miracle.

EP, "Shady Lady", released February 24th, 2018! "Shady Lady" was recorded by the one and only Pat Stolley at Future Apple Tree Studio in Rock Island, Illinois and Mastered by Jeff Konrad.

We are especially grateful to our friends and fans: thank you for showing up and sharing the magic with us. We can't do it without you!

Video: Leave No Doubt

Video: Shady Lady

BEEs band photo credit Molly Koenig



Rock Covers/Originals

The Binjers are a band that plays popular rock covers from the 70's to today, with some originals thrown in for good measure.



Formed almost overnight in late 2014, The Blacklights took on a life of its own. Solo keyboardist/vocalist EmJay and bassist Beej Dillard were in the midst of another creative project when EmJay was asked to play a solo set at a well-known music venue and event. Nonchalantly, she threw the idea out to work up a few songs together, and The Blacklights were formed. Joined by Matt Agjishigiri (drums), Brett Stanton (guitar), Sam Carothers (guitar), Solo Shaner (percussion) and Otis Holmes (vocals), the Blacklights continues to grow and gain momentum.

The idea behind this band was to create an ego-free environment where all players can feel welcome to share working ideas. We had all been in bands before and had experienced ego-centric situations where good ideas would go unnoticed. The band that writes together, stays together. We break bread and share ideas... When a few of us move on to be grown ups, the band will continue to grow and evolve for the second generation. We are a collective, a family of creative beings meant to marry the sound of classic soul, neo-soul, funk and indie rock in this community. Our music grows with the scene around us!

Emily "EmJay" Jawoisz



Rock covers.

If you don't come see us, you'll never find out what Steve's special purpose is!

Steve Judge - guitar, vocals
Tami Seitz - vocals
Eric Pobanz - drums
Joe Brown - guitar, vocals



The Blackstones at The Muddy Waters

Buckshot Classic

We celebrate traditional country music, values, & lifestyles. We play outlaw and classic country!
All are previous members of Trent Avery & Buckshot. Most were members of The Bandits before that. Nearly 20 years of defending country music live in Illinois & Iowa! We are determined to give folks a REAL country alternative to enjoy live music in our neck of the woods! No teenage radio stuff here...this is the real deal...hold on!
We celebrate traditional country music, values, & lifestyles. We enjoy outlaw & classic country. New top 40 is not a true representation of this great genre. We encourage folks to search for new traditional artists like Sturgil Simpson & Jaimie Johnson for a better understanding of country music. We have lived it and we will show that when we entertain you!
Band Interests
We are interested in traditional country, raising hell outlaw country, having fun entertaining friends, and blowing off steam with an occasional drink or two!
Artists We Also Like
Paycheck, Hag, AJ, Strait, Waylon, Cash, Chestnut, etc...

Trent Avery - Lead vocals....rhythm guitar
Bo Schrank - Lead guitar....vocals
Mike Johnson - Drums....vocals
Butch Nelson - Bass...vocals
Bob Frederick - Steel guitar

Opened for nearly 30 national artists such as Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Johnny Paycheck, Hank Williams Jr., etc...