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TnL

TnL
“The Band That Combines Classic Rock, Pop, Funk and Disco to Create The Ultimate Dance Party”

WEC introduces TnL, 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. TnL is a product of this collaboration. The band is a project. It is a show!

TnL 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. TnL performs at public events, clubs, parties, weddings and corporate functions.

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Funk
  • Booked as 58 players

The Nexus Rock Band

The perfect wedding, corporate event, Bar Mitzvah, Bot Mitzvah or party band, the Nexus Rock Band will have your guests moving, laughing and dancing with the greatest in Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Funk and Disco!
“The Band That Has Performed For Governor Martin O’Malley and Other Dignitaries and Celebrities”

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
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Booked as 48 players

St8 of Grace

St8 of Grace
“ST8 OF GRACE music is real, the message is real and it’s refreshing to hear good music again. Nothing is recycled and everything is created from the core of our hearts for our fans.”

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.

  • Rock
  • Original

The Crawdaddies

The Crawdaddies
“It’s hard not to keep lookin’ up with music as buoyant and infectious as The Crawdaddies’…these lads are authentic roots rockers even when they have tongue firmly placed in cheek.”

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.

  • Blues
  • Rock
  • Ethnic

New York Minute

New York Minute
“New York Minute was absolutely fabulous!! We knew that they were a quality group going into the event, and they definitely followed through on delivering the best product possible. New York Minute was flawless!”

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!

  • Rock
  • R & B
  • Pop
  • Funk

The C. Barnes Project

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“The Funk and R&B Band That Worked with “The Duke of Earl”, Gene Chandler!”

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.

  • R&B
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Funk
  • Booked as 10 players

Choper Music Program

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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.

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  • Variety
  • Booked as 110 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
Our Bands
Nexus Rock Band
“Rock & Roll of the 70s, 80s, and 90s Mixed with Modern Pop, Original Rock Compositions, and a Touch of Swing”
The perfect wedding band or party band, the Nexus Rock Band will have your guests moving, laughing and dancing with the greatest in Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Funk and Disco for parties, weddings and corporate events and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in MD, VA and DC.
With well over 200 songs on its repertoire list, this party band could be labeled a top 40 or society band, but they do so much more than that. This professional party entertainment band’s repertoire includes classic rock, dance and party tunes by such artists as Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Chicago, Melissa Etheridge and The Who; and Pop including Katy Perry, Fergie, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, The Police, Natasha Beddingfield, and so many others.
This professional party entertainment band then moves on to even more spicy territory, rockin’ it up with exciting, syncopated and showy tunes from artists such as Santana and Gloria Estefan, then really showing it up with classics such as Blood, Sweat & Tears “Spinning Wheel”, Styx “Come Sail Away” and “Freebird”. This is a professional party entertainment band that loves the challenge of bringing you the best, and has the ability to bring an unparalleled variety of music to any event. Believe it or not, we can even play Jazz and Swing upon request (i.e. for cocktails), and we’re good at it! Contact us for more information.
And we have been noticed, having been invited to perform for celebrities, including TV and movie personalities, Nancy Pelosi, other members of Congress and President Barack Obama. We are the perfect wedding band, Bar or Bat Mitzvah band, anniversary band, gala band or party band in general, as we know so much music. Rock it up and party down with the Nexus Rock Band! What we play, how loud we play and how we dress is completely up to you!
The diversity of The Nexus Rock Band allows the band to be booked as a 3 member ensemble, to the full 8 member band, and anywhere in between. All of the configurations are great, and the full band really rocks down the house.
TnL
“The Band Combines Classic Rock, Pop, Funk and Disco to Create The Ultimate Dance Party”
WEC introduces TnL, the house party band of Washington’s Entertainment Connection. This is a new, one-of-a-kind Rock & Roll party band and pop band, conceived, produced and managed by WEC.
WEC is a family of managers, musicians, sound engineers, photographers, videographers and DJ’s, all working together to create great bands, great music and great events. It is a family of artists in collaboration. TnL is a product of that collaboration.
While the other party bands and DJ’s represented by WEC are either self managed or managed by the WEC owners, TnL is a project. It is the brainchild of, and is managed by WEC and a group of professional musicians, most of who perform with other WEC bands, and otherwise work closely with the company. This band was a group concept, and those involved came to WEC management, asking for help to start their own party band. Unlike most of the WEC bands that are sold as wedding, corporate and private event bands, Thunder & Lightning has been organized specifically to perform at public events organized by the agency. By creating this unique collaboration, the players have brought together the best of the area A-List rock musicians to form something unique. This is an entertainment party band that creates a show and an energy that people will hear about, talk about and go to see. TnL will get your party started and rock the house in events! MD, DC and VA your party band is waiting! Contact us for more information.
The band features a very wide repertoire that extends well beyond the rock & roll you hear most bands play. Their song list includes Pop, Classic Rock, Funk, and a touch of Rap and Blues. TnL performs at public events, clubs and corporate functions. What’s even better for the partiers, the band is setting up to play regular shows at public venues throughout the area. To keep in the know — Join our mailing list to be kept informed of where the action will be.
C. Barnes Project
“The Funk and R & B Band that Worked with the “Duke of Earl”, Gene Chandler!”
The C. Barnes Project is 10-piece party entertainment band that specializes in R&B with the flexibility to play other areas of music for your event. They perform live music at weddings, private parties, college events, concerts and corporate functions moving fluidly between different types of affairs with an ease that you don’t always find in R&B bands … but then, the C. Barnes Project is known for its professionalism as well as showmanship. The male lead vocalist, known as O’Neal, has a rich baritone voice that can growl on songs like Sam & Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Comin” and purr with emotion on Al Green’s “How can you Mend a Broken Heart.” His energetic performance style was honed up and down the eastern seaboard including MD, DC and VA parties and events. and never fails to leave audiences wanting more.
Our female lead vocalist, Shelia Walker, shows her versatility and flexibility as she sings oldies, Latin, R&B and all with the same flair … going from Aretha to Britney to Sade to Gloria Estefan without missing a beat. … And the horns!!! They are what give the C. Barnes Project its Big Band sound. Whether complementing each other in unison or hitting those “Memphis-like” harmonies, this trio (Charles Barnes-trombone, Albert Anderson-saxophones, and Gordon Wade-trumpet and party/vocal grooves) ROCKS! Now, we’ve highlighted the horn section, but watch out for that rhythm section as well! Between the five rhythm section players, this party entertainment band incorporates about 90 years of solid experience! Headed by bass player Kenneth Jackson, these guys have exactly what it takes to get the job done.
The keyboard player Wayne Greenidge seems to know every song written in R&B and beyond. Guitarist Vernon Brooks has never met a chord or a song that hasn’t rocked; nor has he met any that he couldn’t own … ” And the team-up of percussionist (Arvel “Butch” Howerton) and the drummer (Charles Barry Wellman) is the most exciting since the Escovedo family showed up on the scene.
Did we mention that The C.Barnes Project served as Gene “The Duke of Earl” Chandler’s back-up band? According to Gene, “They are a great bunch of quality musicians who know how to rock down the party, and they are very easy to work with…” The band gets glowing recommendations from everyone with whom (and for whom) they’ve worked; and the list includes Percy Sledge, Gloria Brown, and Chick Willis.
Liverpool Beat
“A full blown project and a labor of love, dedicated to reliving the sights and sounds of Beatlemania!”
Liverpool Beat is comprised of four very talented party entertainment musicians that came together in 2001, through an ad in the Musician’s Grapevine. As practice began, the Lads soon realized they could not only duplicate the music of the Beatles, but match their incredible vocal sound as well. The result was a full blown project and corporate and private and public event band and a labor of love, dedicated to recreating the sights & sounds of BEATLEMANIA. Relive this timeless musical experience with LIVERPOOL BEAT as they bring their knockout performance of the early years (62-66), to every show, party and corporate event they do. See the Lads in the original costumes, instruments, amplifiers, accents, as well as being the “Most Entertaining Show I’ve Seen In Years”, as stated by Shelly Cecchett, director of the FIRST NIGHT DOVER New Year’s celebration.
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