Fri Aug 5 2022
8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)
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Union Stage Presents:
Oh He Dead,
Dior Ashley Brown,
Oh He Dead hails from Washington, D.C., and is quickly garnering national attention. Lead singer CJ Johnson, “maneuvers her powerful voice — a combination of Stevie Nicks and Tracy Chapman” (NPR) in rhythm with the band’s “infectiously groovy” and “sublime instrumentation” (NPR) to create an “infectious and soulful sound” (Washington Post). Founded in 2015 by Johnson and Andy Valenti, the now five-piece group includes lead guitarist Alex Salser, TJ Turkman on bass, and Adam Ashforth on drums. The close-knit band weaves in and out of genres ranging from soul to funk to folk to rock, all tied together by the stirring harmonies of Johnson and Valenti.
Around the DMV, Jarreau (juh-ROW) Williams is known as the "man with the golden pipes.” The Alexandria, VA native and 4x Wammie Award winner is a consummate showman and charismatic front-man. His smooth powerhouse vocals fused with electronic 80s-90s modern R&B grooves, beatbox, and nostalgic lyrical innuendo leaves listeners hyped with messages of self love, unity, perseverance, and positive vibes. Expect high-energy, funk, and a unique brand of soulful humor at any of his performances.
Williams and his band, JWX: The Jarreau Williams Experience, have been entertaining crowds at some of DC’s premier music venues such as 9:30 Club, Blues Alley, Farm Brew LIVE, and Jammin Java... and have appeared in major area music festivals like DC Music Rocks, PIKEtoberfest, The Wharf and Capitol Riverfront Summer Series.
Jarreau’s professional credits include backing 4-time Grammy Award winner Michael Buble, praise and worship with President Barack Obama and the First Family, as well as performing the National Anthem for thousands in DC’s most prominent professional sports arenas.
Anyone who has seen Jarreau perform will agree, it is truly an ‘experience’ from the moment he grabs the microphone. His enchanting personality and extraordinary voice has a way of creating special moments; inviting you to join in the experience right along with him. Always leaving room for magic.
Oh He Dead, Dior Ashley Brown, Jarreau Williams
Fri Aug 5 2022 8:00 PM
(Doors 7:00 PM)