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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




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...



Busted Chandeliers

Indie / Folk-rock

Cocktails in the Village of East Davenport led to repeated get-togethers and weeknight basement jams for Erin Moore Waterman, Maureen Carter, and Amy Falvey. In late 2011, the trio officially declared itself “a band” and embarked upon a journey to create original music and begin recording an EP. And in early 2012, longing for back beat, they welcomed Erin Marie Bertram to the band. Having appeared at Rozz-Tox, Bent River Brewery, the Redstone Room, and elsewhere, Busted Chandeliers are an inchoate but oftentimes compelling mix of earthy folk-rock stylings accompanied by keys and ukulele, traces of harmonica, fancy claps, and soulful honest lady vox.

Erin Moore Waterman - Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
Amy Falvey - Keys
Maureen Carter - Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals, Percussion
Erin Marie Bertram - Drums & Vocals



Busted Chandeliers at the Redstone Room


Leaning on the traditions of `60s Motown and Stax, together with the classic groove bands of the 1970s, The Candymakers make no secret of their desire to have some fun while making their music, and in turn, share as much of the joy as they can with their audience. I imagine live on stage, in front of an enthusiastic crowd, the Davenport, Iowa six-piece are damn near irresistible. It's to their eternal credit that they've managed to transfer all that bustling energy into studio recordings, and their songs leap from the speakers like timeless productions by Frank Wilson and Steve Cropper.

At the moment the blues crowd have adopted them as their own, and they're beginning to win awards in that category, though for me, it's their soul side that marks them out from the crowd. Tracks like "Yet to Begin" and "No Music No Party" are bonafide floor fillers, and in Alan Sweet they've a singer with a voice which is powerful and utterly convincing. Which isn't to dismiss their other attributes. When they err towards rock and blues, the remarkable "Mirror Don't Lie" is a prime example, they can be just as persuasive, and guitarist Bret Dale absolutely shines in this setting.

-Tony S. from Leicester Bangs UK



The Candymakers