The belle of the band is the beautiful Laura Noble, a talented vocalist hailing from the Dominican Republic. Her talents have taken Laura all over the world, opening for national recording artists like Jon B, Trina and Trick Daddy. Laura’s abilities have been recognized by the international community, winning the Harrah’s Lucky Break national singing competition not once, but twice! Laura has graced the cover of Caramba magazine, as well as appearing on the popular Dominican late night show, Dos Por Dos. Locally, you might have seen her front and center at Kaufmann Stadium, singing the national anthem at many Kansas City Royals games, or televised nationally singing the anthem for a pay-per-view UFC event. When enjoying her amazingly smooth and powerful stylings through covering artists like Etta James or Beyonce, audiences get lost in the moment. Laura has time and time again proven that she is a professional vocalist worthy of being added into the context of the artists she covers. Unique and versatile, you will be amazed that this girl is actually killing it right in front of you.
Described as a “brilliant, intense” performer of jazz piano by KC Confidential and a “dynamic artist and musical force in today’s jazz world” by allaboutjazz.com Michael Pagán has performed for 40 years throughout the United States and in Europe with many jazz greats. He appears regularly in the jazz venues of Kansas City as a solo pianist, with his own trio, with bassist Steve Rigazzi in the duo Pagarazzi and as leader/pianist of the Michael Pagán Big Band. As a composer/arranger he has produced over 150 works, mostly in the jazz idiom; his recordings can be heard on the Cadence, Capri, Dutch Music Partners, Tapestry, and Artists Recording Collective labels. Michael Pagán is Chair of the Music Department at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS where he also directs Bravo!, the Ottawa University Jazz Singers.
Amanda is getting ready to take off on tour with her sister Samantha, so come on down and show some love!
Over the last 10 years Heather Newman has been leaving her footprints in the blues scene of her hometown Omaha, NE before relocating to Kansas City. Confidence and presence paired with her vocal prowess, always left the crowd hanging on the edge of their seats wanting more. With that, Kansas City accepted her with open arms as she made her debut with the Nick Schnebelen Band. For the past two years she toured, wrote, and recorded with the NSB before breaking off to form her own soulful blues band. You can find Heather’s sultry vocals on Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies Funeral Guns, Kris Lager Band Heavy Soul and Boogie Trance, and most recently, Nick Schnebelen Band Live at Knucklehead’s Vol. 1.
The MGDs are a high energy band, built with soul and a natural funk. Ranging with extremes from all genres, this Kansas City band is ready to make you shake it all night! Guaranteed.
CC And The Remedy is a Kansas City band with deep roots in blues and Blues Rock. Playing both originals and covers, CC Hardy commands the stage with her powerful lyrics and vocals. She has taken Kansas City by storm since starting out in 2016 at local jams in the area where she honed her craft. Loïs Nadal, a Kansas City newcomer from Martingues, France provides seering guitar riffs. Mack McKinney’s bass licks and percussion from RJ Rowland provide a lot of surprises and an enjoyable performance
Multi instrumentalist performer and songwriter Jason Vivone and his band The Billy Bats play within the genres of roots and blues, soul, ragtime, gospel, swamp pop and more. This is a FUN band that always rocks the house! Winner of the 2012 KC IBC. Performs 9pm – 1am. By the way, if you haven’t seen Jason’s FOX Sports NASCAR commercial, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRV7weOSu9E
Voted best Americana band in the Midwest in 2015. Voted the “Best Blues Band” in Kansas in 2010 and KC International Blues Challenge in 2012.
Vocalist Julia Haile performs a wide range of genres to give you an unforgettable evening of music. Joined by guitarist Tim Braun and drummer Brendan Culp, this trio wants you to enjoy music that will having you feeling nostalgic and ready to dance.