ROCK/ALTERNATIVE BANDS

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A List, rock band

The A List Band

The A-List Band has a song list with over 100 songs Rock, Top 40, Country, Dance and is equipped to play Clubs , Lounges, and Weddings . The A-List Band has done over 60 weddings in 14 years. A top notch dance band covering over 6 decades of music.

Active Radio

Active Radio was formed in 2010. The band performs music by a wide range of rock and alternative music from artists including Goo Goo Dolls, The Black Keys, Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, The Killers, Muse, Tom Petty and many more. The band is always willing to play new venues!

Disco Duck, disco, dance band, dance music, 70's music

Allykat

ALLYKAT winners of 2018 Best New Band in NightLife Buffalo Music Awards. Alison Rabbitt voted Best Vocalist in NightLife Buffalo Music Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 and NightLife Buffalo Music “Hall of Achievements” inductee. Playing rock, country and alternative music from Pat Benatar, Prince, Pretenders, Pink, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Boston, Van Halen, Journey, Lady Gaga, Bosstones, Joan Jett, Sass Jordan, David Bowie, Doors, Jimmy Eat World, Shania Twain and so many more.

anatara, buffalo music hall of fame

Anatara

Their voices blend together with such emotion that you are pulled right in. And there lyrics are strong and true. They are very energetic and lot of fun to watch and listen to. When performing, Anatara has this true ability to entertain all walks of life with a musical style that is hugely diverse.Accomplishments :Buffalo Hall of Fame, Many Buffalo music awards., Played at the White House twice, In movie and sound track for space balls, Traveled for years threw out the US and Canada, Cover music from Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Melissa Etheridge, Foo Fighters, Journey, Styx, Indigo Girls and more

back to the bars, one hit wonders

Back To The Bars

AUTHENTIC renditions of the best in forgotten classics, one-hit wonders, amazing “B-Sides”, AM Gold and Progressive rock songs you never thought you’d hear a band play!

rock band, beatles tribute,

Beatlemagic

The most electrifying Beatles tribute band on the scene today. Come and experience the energy of Beatles like you have never seen before!

Big Wheelie & the Hubcaps, Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame, 50's rock-n-roll, oldies

Big Wheelie, Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame inductee performing all the “Greser” music of the 50’s & early 60’s. Dubbed  “The Prince Of Rock ‘N Roll” a Big Wheelie show features music from Elvis, Chuck Berry, Richie Valens, Drifters, Platters, Danny & The Juniors and more!

Black Widow band, live music, rock band, buffalo music hall of fame

Black Widow

Playing all the hits, Rock, Country, Dance, Alternative hits from yesterday and today. Buffalo Music Awards have been bestowed on this all star act.

bleeding hearts, classic rock, oldies,

Bleeding Hearts

Since 1989 BLEEDING HEARTS have been thrilling audiences around Western New York and the Pennsylvania area. The band plays a unique blend of Classic Rock from the ’60s & ’70s, Retro Hits of The  ’80s, Alternative Hits from the ’90s and Current Hits of Today – This has established BLEEDING HEARTS as one of the most versatile and popular bands around. Also, one of the most respected and well loved. They have one of the most diverse and loyal following in all of New York State. 

blind vision, live music, rock,

Blind Vision

Cover rock band playing all sorts of stuff like classic rock, dance rock, some heavy stuff, some old rock. We play mostly in clubs in Western NY but also do private parties, events, and even weddings from time to time

michael bly, rock band, live music

Michael Bly Band

All the fun and style of Dave Matthews or Jason Mraz with the heart of Bruce Springsteen or U2 and a hip-hop influenced lyrical style Michael calls “Hip-pop-rock”

Boogie Monsters, Ike Smith, Buffalo Music Awards

Boogie Monsters

The Boogie Monsters from Buffalo NY are one of the area’s most entertaining bands performing disco, funk dance rock. Winners of the 2009 & 2010 Buffalo Music Awards Top Pop/Rock Band. 2010 Winners of Top Pop/Rock Band Nightlife Awards.

Box Of Wine

Box of Wine is a classic rock party band in Buffalo, NY. We do this as a hobby and have a lot of fun. Jump start your next party with live classic rock music from Box of Wine

breakaway, buffalo music awards, top rock band, cory klawon

Breakaway

After their debut in May of 2010, Breakaway has rapidly become the “must see” band in the Buffalo music scene. Combining expert musicianship, amazing vocal harmonies and unmatched energy and stage presence, the band brings a wide variety of music from many different eras. Whether it’s the Beatles, 70’s funk, 80’s hair metal, all of your favorite 90’s tunes, 2000’s, Alternative, and Modern Rock……

Gimme Buffett, margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett, buffalo music awards

Cockrobin

Remember Cock Robin, the local band that rocked the 70’s? A feel good band. Talented. Entertaining. The reason you would meet your friends, stand in line, pay acover and party ’til the music stopped. Cock Robin entertains with a powerful instrumental and vocal journey that takes audiences from driving party rock to the melodic classics. Share the magic that made this band one of Western New York’s favorites.

Dave Constantino, Talas, see saw, sink your teeth,

Dave Constantino Band

Dave Constantino has a tasteful & polished blues rock style that has made him a legendary Western New York and National Guitarist and Singer. In the mid sixties he founded The Tweeds and wrote the 1967 regional hit “A Thing of the Past”. In the early seventies he joined forces with Drummer, Paul Varga and Bassist, Billy Sheehan to form the powerhouse trio, Talas.

 

CPR band, 97 rock tailgate band, buffalo music award

Doubleshot

Playing high quality music and having a great time! We are a very versatile band that will always keep the crowd having fun. With a playlist that includes everything from classic rock to country to Top 40 to alternative rock. There is always something for everyone when it comes to DoubleShot.

Gimme Buffett, margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett, buffalo music awards

Gimme Buffett

If you love the sounds of summer and good time party music, you’re in for a great time when Gimme Buffett! hits the stage. Featuring the tropical rock sounds ofJimmy Buffett as well as other summertime and party favorites, having a good time is a must, and crowd participation is highly encouraged. Anyone that’s ever been to a Parrott head show knows the fun these shows can be, whether it’s wearing your most outrageous tropical attire or just dancing and singing along to the sounds of Margaritaville!

GRUNGEBOX

Cover-band. All 90’s. Well, Mostly !!! Sound Garden, Nirvana, Bush, Smashing Pumpkins, Collective Soul, STP, Alice In Chains…

hair nation, hair band, 80's rock, arena rock, heavy metal

Hair Nation

VETERAN MUSICIANS THAT BRING THE LOUD LIVE STAGE SHOW BACK!!!! BIG LIGHTS,BIG SOUND AND OF COURSE BIG HAIR!!!! MUISC FROM QUIET RIOT, RONNIE JAME DIO, WHITESNAKE, VAN HALEN, TALAS, POISON AND ALL YOUR FAVORITE BNDS FROM THE 80’S!

Hit'N Run, Mark Valentino, Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame

Hipnosis

A tribute to Canadian-Rock unlike any other.Armed with will and determination, Hipnosis has been playing across Western New York and north of the border since the summer of 2016. Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Hipnosis melds together the songs of the best Canadian bands and solo artists both past and present that have graced the many stages and concert venues throughout the Queen City and across Canada. With set-lists consisting of songs from Canadian favorites, Sam Roberts Band, 54-40, Neil Young, The Trews, Barenaked Ladies, The Sheepdogs, City and Colour, The Arkells, Our Lady Peace and of course…The Tragically Hip.
Hit'N Run, Mark Valentino, Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame

Hit’N Run

Hit N Run is a 6 piece band that was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of fame in 2009 playing anything from AC/DC, to Neil Diamond,With the wide array of material we strive to play something for everyone

ioT

Rock, Progressive, New Wave, Power Pop, Alternative, and other nonsense. We play songs you like, but probably haven’t heard live in a while.

JJ Swing, wedding band, rock band, horn band

JJ Swing

JJ SWING is a high energy rock band with horns, based in Buffalo, NY. Playing Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, etc.

Midnight Kings, classic rock, blues rock,

Joyryde

For 30 years, JOYRYDE has been setting the standard of excellence in live entertainment in Western New York. Their uncompromising musical and vocal arrangementsdraw from the sounds of Big Band, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s Retro, Motown, Country, Jazz, R&B, and top hits from the ’80s through today. They are the perfect choice in live entertainment for your wedding, corporate function, country club party, or special event.

Knight Crew, rock band, live music, shred and regan,

Knight Crew

Winners of 2018’s Buffalo Night Life Magazine’s Best Rock Band, Best Female Vocalist and Best Rock GuitaristVoted 2015 Buffalo Music Awards best new band! Nominated in 2016 Buffalo Music Awards for Best Rock Band and Best Female Vocals we try to always have Nothing But A Good Time by playing tunes ya’ll love to Dance The Knight Away to!!!! Party ROCK Anthems from all rock decades~One Hit Wonders!!!! We just like to have fun and have YOU have fun!!!!!

Midnight Kings, classic rock, blues rock,

Midnight Kings

The Midnight Kings feature a collection of experienced and stage-tested musicians, playing a wide variety of crowd-pleasing songs from Classic Rock to Oldies, Blues to Alternative and more.  Fronted by X WHTT FM DJ’s Tom Schuh & Larry “The Bear” McFarland this is a well polished act that knows how to work an audience. Music from Tom Petty, REM, Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, John Mellencamp, Bob Seeger, Black Crowes, Doors, Tragically Hip, ZZ Top and much more!

Nerds Gone Wild, 80's tribute, party band, rock band, live music

Nerds Gone Wild

Back in the early 80’s, we were the nerdy guys who no one took seriously because we were in the shadows of bands like TALAS, THE ROAD, WEEKEND, and now were the hottest, sexiest, smartest bunch of GEEKAZOIDS ready to take over the Western New York music scene. It will be our REVENGE!! An 80’s New Wave show feturing the great groups like DEVO, DURAN DURAN, BILLY IDOL, MEN @ WORK, THE B52’S, ROMANTICS, FLOCK OF SEAGULS, THE CLASH and many more...

NY2LA

Originally formed in 1991, NEW YORK TO L.A. consistently plays the high-energy Classic Rock music they love. A band with unmistakable vocals, their unique ability to recreate classics while adding their own signature to these songs has set them apart from other bands.

Over The Edge

Over The Edge is an alternative rock cover band from Cheektowaga, NY. Formed in February 2019, these four musicians put a new light on the high adrenaline alternative rock that is sometimes forgotten. Over The Edge is Dave Bailey on guitars(Gravity, Fall From Grace, Fracture). Dale Rennells on bass(Active Radio, Dyslexic Dog, Krush). Michael Newman on lead vocals(Out of Focus, Methane). And Johnpatrick Filutze on drums/vocals(Hey You-Pink Floyd tribute, Methane, Studio 54, Jay McDonnel Duo).
zz top, zz top tribute, southern rock, live music

Ozone Rangers

A Classic Rock, Country, and ZZ Top tribute band based in Buffalo, NY. Spanning four decades, The Ozone Rangers have survived disco, big hair, techno- pop, and pretty boys with wispy voices. Relying on a groove of bluesy bass and drum rhythms sprinkled with some tasty Southern licks, the Ozone recipe has stood the test of time like a bottle of Jack Daniels on a woodshed shelf.

Red Letter Kings

The Red Letter Kings are Joe Kreppel, Jarrod Rose and Garrett Shea. They keep the party rocking with your favorites pop, rock and dance hits from across the ages. Catch them as they play all across WNY and party rock the night away! Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Cee-Lo Green, Neon Trees, American Authors, The Clash, Justin Bieber, LMFAO, and many many more!
seismic urge, michael nowak, rock band, live music

Seismic Urge

One of WNY’s fastest rising cover bands! Playing music from AC/DC to Zac Brown! Lynyrd Skynyrd to Lady Gaga! CCR, STP, & LMFAO! Come to our show & have fun

silver extreme, rock band, hard rock, patsy silver, top rock band, buffalo music award

Silver Xtreme

The thunderous in-the-pocket rhythm section and dual guitar players seasoned beyond their years – give the band fullness and versatility that sets them apart. Fronted by veteran vocalist Patsy Silver whose commanding stage presence and searing vocals brought the band to be nominated FIVE years in a  row as “Buffalo’s Best Rock Band” at the Buffalo Music Awards

South City

energetic blend of classic and acoustic rock & roll! Hear familiar songs from throughout the many decades of Rock

The Strangers

Buffalo’s Best Party Rock Band. Keeping the fun in Buffalo Rock n Roll since 2004! Twice voted WNY’s top Classic Rock Band.

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Supercharger

SUPERCHARGER is an all out blast of current rock, dance and just great party music! Current, right now on the radio hits mixed with enduring classics from all genres keep the shows fresh. fun and tailored to all events from club shows to concerts to wedding receptions to happy hours.

The Bomb

The Bomb is a high energy band that brings the party to you, by playing the best songs from old style Motown to modern dance hits. Let us bring the party to your next event!

toast, toast rock, alternative rock, canadian rock

The Boom

The Boom consists of Buffalo Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer, Ron Rocco on Drums and Vocals. Bob Lee on Guitar and Vocals, and Joe Zarrillo on Bass and Vocals, The Boom is a powerhouse trio of fantastic musicians playing the best classic rock, funk, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s music.

The Rig

​The RiG is a classic rock five-piece band playing at various venues around the Buffalo Area. You will hear everything from the Rolling Stones to Pink Floyd, Clapton to Stevie Ray and Van Morrison to The Clash.

Tim Britt Band

With an engaging personality, and vocals that range from a soft vibrato to a raspy rocker, from an operatic falsetto to a mellow baritone, Tim Britt continually proves he can entertain a vast audience, and never fails to impress. His original songs have an appealing style of honesty with bluesy undertones, and range from love songs, to contagious crowd sing-alongs. When Tim isn’t playing an all original show he has a set list of covers from numerous decades and genres, including everything from the Beatles, to Dave Matthews, to Johnny Cash, to AC/DC, to Whitney Houston, to Mumford & Sons. His ability to combine humor, sensitivity, emotion, and true passion in his vocals, with a percussive approach to guitar, intricate finger work, and a looping system that can layer harmonies, rhythms, and sound effects, make this entertainer not only unique, but a refreshing change to the music scene.

Triple Threat

WNY’s Most Unique Party Band – We’re a 3 girl front with vocals that’ll blow you away! We cover pop and rock from the 60s to now – something for everyone!

Ultraviolet, Amy Zielinski, alternative rock, hard rock, live music

Ultraviolet

Hypnotizing 90’s throwback hip hop, current pop, grunge favorites, and everything in between.
White Chocolate band, top 40, disco, R & B, funk, wedding band

White Chocolate

Whether you a bride to be or an organizer of a community event, we’ll help you customize the music, the show and the time to accomodate every aspect of your live entertainment for your special day. Energy packed dance and party live music for all generations. From the Temptations to Nelle. White Chocolate is proud to be part of the Buffalo music community for over 10 years. Weddings Parties Clubs — Every event should have some White Chocolate .

wide right band, classic rock, wedding band

Wide Right

Wide Right started in 2009 as a weekly get together just to have some fun. The more we practiced the better we became so much so that we won Buffalo Music awards “Best New Group ” that year. Since then we have been nominated in our respective category every year since then. We have had several members that have come and gone but feel that our present line up is the best yet. Band members include Katy Burgler, Ken Kolniak, Bob Taberski, Ed Berowski and  Mark Ricci. Playing a a little something to make everybody happy and keep you dancing. Current Radio Hits, Classic Rock, Country, Disco, Motown… And more!!!

XOXO

XOXO has fast become one of the most well-known acts in Buffalo, N.Y, bringing a unique blend of today’s hottest dance, hip-hop, Top 40 and pop music to audiences

Ultraviolet, Amy Zielinski, alternative rock, hard rock, live music

716 Dance Band

Buffalo’s hottest new group, 716 Dance Band! Playing all of your favorites from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s! Get ready to grab your boogie shoes and DANCE, Buffalo!! Voted “2019 Best New Group”- Buffalo Night Life Music and Club Awards

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