Todd Wright, Tommy Gann
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
KILLER DELUXE is the throwback brain child of Andy Waldeck and Chris Reardon.
This dynamic duo of multi-instrumentalists and singer/songwriters has been producing and songwriting together since the late 90's when their groundbreaking modern rock quartet, Earth To Andy, was lighting up stages around the country. Earth To Andy toured nationally with Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel and Tonic, and more in an effort to promote their critically acclaimed record "Chronicle Kings", on Warner Brothers boutique label, Giant Records.
Following Earth To Andy, the duo found a steady flow of songwriting work together, landing notable cuts with artists such as Daughtry, David Cook, and others. While enjoying the rewards of writing for established artists, these two had something new brewing in their collective minds.
KILLER DELUXE was born from songs the duo had initially penned for other artists into a cohesive collection of tunes.
First came the album, and once that was completed, it was obvious that the duo’s signature production warranted its own entity as well. Again KILLER DELUXE.
A management deal was secured with JLS Artist Management based on the outstanding strength and unique quality of the songwriting and retro-soul production. JLS immediately paired KILLER DELUXE with two-time TONY nominee Constantine Maroulis for his new album project.
KILLER DELUXE’s self-titled album was released in February of 2016 and has been blowing minds since it dropped on the strength of their lead single “Tomorrow Is Yesterday"
Chris and Andy decided it was time to try this new creation out in a live setting. Jammin Java being home turf, it was the obvious choice for the debut live performance of KILLER DELUXE!
Dual lead vocal duties are handled by Chris and Andy in the same "trading lines”, Blues Brothers-style employed on the album.
Band members are :
Nate Brown - Drums and back ground vocals
Mike Tony Echols - Bass and background vocals
Matt Miceli - Guitar
Tommy Gann - Keyboards and background vocals
Ken Francis Wenzel - Saxophone and background vocals
Daniel Davis - Trumpet
A prolific songwriter and energetic performer, Todd Wright has garnered numerous Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMA) nominations including Songwriter of the Year, Producer of the Year, Pop Singer of the Year, Musician of the Year and Artist of the Year. Former lead singer of Washington, D.C.-based band Getaway Car, Todd Wright, who has toured with everyone from Pat McGee Band, Fighting Gravity, and Better Than Ezra, now focuses on producing and writing for himself and others. In addition to fronting his own pop-rock bands, he has written songs recorded by artists including Celine Dion (L’Amour Peut Prendre Froid / Certified Diamond in France) and Avicii label mates Cazzette (Blind Heart/ #1 Billboard Dance Charts). His most recent album “Year of the Dog” recorded with Ethan Mentzer is available on Apple Music.
Based in Northern Virginia, Tommy Gann is a singer/songwriter and performer who is well-known throughout the Washington D.C.-metro area. His diverse music ranges from soulful rock to rousing contemporary pop, and his songwriting has been noted for its depth, wit, and stimulating melodies. Tommy’s voice is uniquely heavy and gruff, complementing his talents on the piano and guitar, and his live performances are extremely popular across multiple audiences.
Tommy’s childhood was spent moving all over the world as the son of an Air Force officer, and this constant relocating and exposure to different cultures helped shape his style to include aspects from pop, soul, rock, and R&B. Over the last ten years he has performed as a solo artist and also collaborates with several rock and pop groups across the mid-Atlantic region. Tommy recently began working with internationally known songwriter, Todd Wright, on what will become his third catalog of material, slated for release in the first half of 2017.
GA $15 | Premier Plus $25
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service