James Emmett Band

James Emmett Band

Alexis Antes

Friday Dec 14 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Beachland Tavern

$8.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

James Emmett Band
James Emmett Band
James Emmett Band, is a musical songwriting and production/artist duo consisting of brothers Justin James and Matthew Emmett Geraci. The brothers have had songs placed in hit TV shows such as “Modern Family” and “Dancing with the Stars”. They grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Coming from a strong musical background, Justin and Matthew were introduced to the music scene at an early age. Their father found world-wide success in the late 60’s and 70’s as the singer of two Billboard #1 records, “Precious and Few” and “Time Won’t Let Me”. Justin and Matthew started performing together young, influenced by songwriters Lennon and McCartney, Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, and Bradley Nowell, the duo began to write and produce their own music.

In 2005, Justin was invited to play The Songwriters Circle at the Bitter End in Manhattan. Shortly after his performance he packed a suitcase and headed out west to Los Angeles. After moving to LA, Justin formed the group Grove Hill, joined by his sister Bri Merai on vocals. The group played popular venues in the LA circuit such as The Viper Room, The Mint Club, and The Silverlake Lounge. In 2009, Grove Hill opened for pop star Bruno Mars at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Blvd. Matthew Emmett joined in 2010, and they signed their first recording contract with independent label 2101 Records with producer RedOne.

In 2016 the brothers went out on their own, forming the James Emmett Band, releasing their first single “Crawl” to YouTube in the summer of 2016. The band's retro rooted, pop driven melodies, and explosive productions gives them a fresh new sound in the music scene.
Alexis Antes
Alexis Antes
Alexis Antes is a well-established name in the Ohio Region. Many years of professional performing, touring and record making have given her a great platform to jump from. Add that with some of the renowned artists she has performed with; Sarah McLachlan, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, Joan Armatrading, and Dan Fogelberg, and you've got a spring board to boot.

Alexis has been absorbing and performing music all her life. An environment of creativity surrounded her as she grew up with her mother, Bobbie Antes, an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician. Her father, Scott Antes, was also influential as a songwriter and musical instrument builder. The two owned and operated a coffeehouse in Lakewood, Ohio, in the late ‘70s and this provided the perfect environment for Alexis to soak up all that the local Cleveland folk talent had to offer.

By the age of twelve, Alexis had taught herself to play the guitar. At eighteen, she was the youngest founding member of the popular and influential Cleveland-based folk-pop group, Odd Girl Out. After OGO split, Alexis found her own voice and a new path as a writer and performer of her own songs. It is the personal nature of Alexis’ songs on her debut recording, Stronger, and her follow-up release, All Come Down that strikes a chord with her fans. Cleveland’s Scene Magazine said of her work, “Listeners are treated to a lone voice in the wilderness singing introspective, soul-searching ballads about disillusionment, heartache and growth — songs that would not be out of place on a disc by Paula Cole”.

The music, the mood, the strength and the sensitivity of Alexis Antes shows us a blossoming artist firmly in control of her own destiny, comfortable in the spotlight at center stage and far from finished with writing and evolving. In fact, her new material is yet a new chapter, and a fresh look at change, being put to music.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110