Thunder & Lightning
WEC introduces Thunder & Lightning, the house band of Washington’s Entertainment Connection. This is a one-of-a-kind Rock & Roll, party and Pop band.
WEC is a family of managers, musicians, sound engineers, photographers, videographers and DJ’s, all working together to find great bands and match them with the needs of our clients. It is a family of artists in collaboration. Thunder & Lightning is a product of this collaboration. The band is a project. It is a show!
Thunder & Lightning features a very wide repertoire that extends beyond the Rock & Roll you hear most bands play. Their song list includes Pop, Classic Rock, Funk, a touch of Rap and even some Blues. T & L performs at public events, clubs, parties, weddings and corporate functions.
- Booked as 5 – 8 players
The Nexus Rock Band
A hi energy Rock & Roll band that is renowned for their Classic Rock, Funk and Pop. A band that has played for heads of state, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Peloci and other dignitaries. A band that takes your party or gala and turns it into a private rock concert, just for you. Yes, we have sound samples! Let us show you those and more.
- Classic Rock
- Booked as 4 – 8 players
St8 of Grace
Platinum rap producer “Lemoyne (LA) Alexander” and former bass player “Ben Sticklen” of metal band “Black Thumb” lead this amazing alternative rock band. Their sound is crafted to perform live and at corporate events. St8 of Grace will not disappoint. Passion, message and no holds barred writing define this group. Listen to this cutting edge sound here.
The Crawdaddies are a very popular group from the East Coast whose music combines some of Louisiana’s Cajun / Zydeco / Blues sounds with North Eastern’s Roots Rock / Americana / Ska influences to create a very unique sound that is all its own.
New York Minute
New York Minute is a set rehearsed band that has been serving the industry for 8 years now providing the BEST in live music & event production. They have performed at events throughout the world! We have performed in Paris, West Palm Beach Florida, Houston Texas, Cleveland, as well as the New York city for celebrity parties and corporate events. Bring New York Minute’s show to you event!
- R & B
The C. Barnes Project
The C. Barnes Project is 10-piece band that specializes in R&B with the flexibility to easily play other genres upon request. They are in high demand at weddings, private parties, college events, festivals, concerts and corporate functions.
- Booked as 10 players
Choper Music Program
We Assemble The Perfect Band For YOU!
WEC manages several in house bands, including the Nexus Rock Band, Thunder & Lightning, The Jazz Connection, The Choper Jazz Project, The Kol Haruach Band and The New Klezmer Quintet (as shown above on this page). These bands specialize in a wide variety of music, from classic rock, blues, jazz and swing, to Klezmer and more. If you are interested in any of these specialties, we encourage you to check out those bands. If however, you have an interest in the music of more than one of these bands, let us know and we can discuss combining the parts of the bands you like to create the perfect band for you – a band that plays all of the music you want.
- Booked as 1 – 10 players
The Liverpool Beat
Your ultimate Beatles tribute band, having performed concerts, parties, festivals and corporate events since 2001.
- Beatles Tribute band
- Booked as 4 players
The Kol Haruach Klezmer Band
This is the band with the reputation in the US and around the world as one of the best Klezmer/Israeli bands there is! They are specifically known for their jamming medleys, Hora sets, and ability to morph in to a full Swing band upon request. Kol Haruach has performed at many events including the John F. Kennedy Center.
- Booked as 3 – 8 players
The New Klezmer Quintet
The New Klezmer Quintet is not about tradition….but about traditions! Their goal is to bring all influences together to create an entirely new and modern approach to what they write, from the melodies to the rhythms, and including the lyrics. They educate the audience on the music’s authenticity by including tidbits of music history and humor as they introduce each piece and interact with the audience. Throwing Jazz into the mix allows the audience to hear the similarities between European Klezmer and American Jazz and Rock, as they dance in the aisles!
- Booked as 3 – 8 players
The Choper Jazz Project
The personal project of Drummer Brian Choper, this band writes and performs all types of Jazz, and is one of the great Jazz bands of the area.
- Booked as 1 – 4 players
2 and a Bass
Founded by renowned bass player Dan Hall, the 2 and a Bass Trio offer creative mixed instrumentation that lets this group convincingly play a wider variety of musical styles then a standard string trio or quartet. They easily perform material from the traditional classical repertoire while excelling at jazz and pop tunes. Style, versatility and performance excellence – 2 and a Bass.
- Booked as 3 players
The Duende Quartet has been chosen twice by Jazz at Lincoln Center to tour internationally under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad program.
- Booked as 4 players
Duos, Trios and Quartets
Looking for something smaller and more intimate? Looking to add a touch of class to your event without involving a full band, consider hiring a trio. 2 and a Bass, the Jazz Connection and The Choper Jazz Project are available as a trios.
- Booked as 2 – 4 players