skell hails from Pittsburgh, PA. where the Mike Palone first teamed up with bass player, Michael Ekis, to form a band that would play the kind of music that was rarely heard on the local music scene. With the additions of vocalist Wally Wright and drummer Keith Kweder, Skell, one of the Pittsburgh area’s biggest draws, just keeps on getting bigger, better, and louder. With the release of there new album Shangrila 27 they have sold a staggering 30,000 copies, and the number continues to grow. So put on your helmets and get to a skell show you wont be disapointed.
Crooked Ways is a hard rock band from Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2018 by guitarist Nick Gorrie and vocalist Zack Esposito, the quartet has exhibited a rigorous work ethic and passion for writing original music since their onset. Their creativity and passion resulted in two all-original records,
“Time to Panic,” which was released in February 2020 and “Totality,” which was released in October 2021.
The high-energy act’s ability to write and perform music from a variety of rock sub-genres has granted them the opportunity to perform throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey by sharing the stage with a wide variety of local, regional, and national rock acts. They have been featured on local media outlets such as 97.9X, NEPA Scene, 5-7-0 Press, The Popko Project, and The Stereo Jo Show, along with nationally reaching YouTube music review channels and media companies such as Jomboy
Media. Crooked Ways has garnered a fan-base that spans the US, with a particular crowd draw for live shows in the Pennsylvania area.
Crooked Ways is:
Zack Esposito - Vocals
Patrick Dietrich - Bass
Steven Glesias - Drums
Nick Gorrie - Guitar
Transcendence is an American band that are known for their diverse sound. The band members use their wide range of eclectic influences to create a sound that aims to be unrestricted by genre and resists definition from moment to moment. This unique blend leaves them with an inimitable sonic impact.
All within a few miles of Pittsburgh, PA, the members of Transcendence have come from something "less" and yearn for something "more". Through tragedy and hardship in life, they've found themselves and each other, using adversity as a tool to push themselves forward in the hope that they inspire others to do the same. The band has seen a lot of success and many accomplishments - sharing the stage with bands such as Soil, Saving Abel, Failure Anthem, and Act of Defiance. They have forged their live performance with the fires of passion, and with that passion, crowds are often moved by the chemistry that shines forth when the individual band members become one organism on stage.
Transcendence is prepared to take 2020 by storm with the upcoming release of their EP, Pangaea. The selection of songs on the release were chosen by the band to show just a small portion of the diversity and originality that they try to convey with their music. With influences from Heavy metal, Hardcore, Punk, Hard Rock and more, the band hopes everyone who hears the Pangaea EP will find something they love. Accompanying this release is a music video for the title track which was filmed in Brooklyn with videographer Tom Flynn, whose list of clients include All That Remains and Flava Flav. The band hopes for a bright future and are keeping their eyes to the horizon.
Singer/songwriter Matt Aquiline lived and performed in Washington, DC for nearly
two decades, but he has always been of Pittsburgh rst. He began performing in
Pittsburgh in the early '90s and recorded his 1997 cd, Dice Roll, at Dave World in
Ambridge, PA, backed by some of Pittsburgh's best musicians including Whitey
Cooper and Sam Klingensmith of The Norman Nardini Band, Joe Marini of Jim
Donovan and the Sun King Warriors, Jill Simmons of TheCause and at least 1
Granati brother. While in DC he formed the band Kid Goat, which performed in the
DC area for ten years and recorded the 2009 cd, “These People Aren’t You.”
Kid Goat disbanded in 2013 and Aquiline returned to Pittsburgh to raise his family
and continue writing and performing his music in the town where it was formed.
To help bring his sound home, Aquiline enlisted veterans of the local scene Stefan
Rodriguez on Bass, Neil Carr on Lead Guitar and Bill Maruca on Keys and
Accordion, and the youthful talents of Evan Cvejkus on Drums and Heather Catley
on Vocals. The band released its debut EP, “Coming Home” in 2017 (as “Matt
Aquiline & The Dead End Streets”), the two-song single “No Excuse Not To Have A
Merry Christmas” in 2018 and the single “Snowball Fight on the Fourth of July” in
2019. The singles took a humorous look at the very serious subject of global
warming. The 2020 release, “The Time Has Come,” is the band’s earnest response
to these trying times when we have all seen the resurgent normalization of racism,
sexism, religious persecution, division, and hate, and a political environment that
has fueled it.
Other members also contribute their own stellar original material to Aquiline's,
adding even more dimension to a sound that already married folk, rock, blues,
country and a little blue-eyed soul into a Roots Rock sound that is pure Pittsburgh,
with skill, authenticity and the kind of depth you develop surviving a few cold
We are the alpha rock supreme, the American Dream, your new favorite band. Scattered Hamlet. BIO and additional information available at: https://scatteredhamlet.com/epk or google scattered hamlet.