Something Old, Something New: A Night of Covers & Originals feat. Magno, J Scott Thompson, Justin, Chris Wold, Jason Pomar and Joe Baia
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Magno – derived from the Latin adjective magna, meaning “of greatness”... Somewhere in the definition, Michael Magno inherited the drive to become a serious singer/songwriter. Spoon-fed his influences by radio-loving parents, Michael wrote his first song at age 14 and never looked back. By today’s standards, you can compare him to such contemporaries as Bruno Mars and OneRepublic, with a smooth vocal reminiscent of Sting or Marvin Gaye. In 1998, the Florida native transplanted to Atlanta and began performing his originals solo acoustic or with the his band, MAGNO. He quickly gained popularity at such venues as Eddie’s Attic, Smith’s Olde Bar and other music rooms around Atlanta. His sound is an organic blend of rock and soul, with an undeniable pop sensibility. Drawing inspiration from coffee and 80’s radio, Magno’s songs are a personal invite into familiarity. His songs convey broad takes on love and hope, while letting his listeners embrace the lyrics in their own singularity. Live performances showcase Magno’s natural abilities: lucid vocals, comfort on guitar and piano, an alluring demeanor and boy-next-door smile. With every show, Magno continues to draw a growing fan base, validating his stride as a serious songwriter and performer. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @mrmagnomusic
Jason Pomar is an Atlanta-area bassist / vocalist / multi-instrumentalist. He has been a professional musician since 2004 and has toured nationally and internationally. In 2009 Pomar became the touring bass player for Edwin McCain, and he has been a solo acoustic performer since 2011. He is also known as the singer/principle songwriter for erstwhile Atlanta-based band Sun Domingo, having written nearly all of the material on a number of studio releases, including 2008's The World's Alive. As a solo acoustic performer, Pomar delivers both alternative pop originals and a wide variety of unusual-but-recognizable covers with an emphasis on 70's & 80's AOR.
Joe’s set brings an upbeat rhythm to an eclectic variety of popular covers and original songs. He grew up on classic rock and 90's bands - influences which are apparent in the simple yet charismatic melodies that pair with his touch of reflection and positivity in his songwriting. After spending several years playing music in upstate NY, Joe relocated to Atlanta in 2016 and can be found at a variety of venues in the area. Joe's feel for the room has captivated patrons of many different musical tastes, and his show grows more dynamic while combining a percussive playing style with timely progressions to add a fun and engaging element to the room. Joe can be found on Facebook @joebacoustic, and on Instagram @joebaiamusic.
Justin has been a bright spot on the Atlanta music scene for more than 20 years. Performing both solo shows and shows backed by his stellar band, Justin has shared the stage with artist like, Edwin McCain, John Mayer, Third Eye Blind and Sheryl Crow just to name a few. Justin performs in and around the south east and has toured coast to coast with VH-1 performing with Cheap Trick, K's Choice and Bare Naked Ladies. You can catch Justin all around the Atlanta area each week
J Scott Thompson
J. Scott Thompson is an audience favorite endearing himself to crowds nationwide (and quite a few in England!) with his warm, easy going personality, powerful voice, and fresh style of Americana songwriting. Pulling from his Southern roots, Thompson writes from the heart and speaks to the soul with songs influenced by his Dad’s record collection of James Brown, Sam Cooke, The Beatles, and Otis Redding. A prolific songwriter and captivating performer, Thompson combines a southerner’s knack for storytelling with a dose of southern charm making lifelong friends and loyal fans wherever he goes.
Chris "CJ" Wold & Jonny
CJ and Jonny are 2/3rds of Atlanta-based rock band 7 Sharp 9, named after CJ’s favorite chord (which he tries to sneak in every song he can). The cover songs are from all genres and the original material is straight up pop/rock. To CJ and Jonny, melody lines are crucial and chord changes are key. The band's love for music is clear when you see their fun, high energy shows. 7 Sharp 9 recently released their 3rd record titled ‘How You Feel,’ available everywhere online.