Ocean City has always been the best place around around to catch a wave, especially the vintage 1980s New Wave sounds of Ocean City’s first modern rock band — The Chest Pains! In 2010, original members Byron Anthony and Jeff Davis reformed with a sound as fresh as it was the first time you heard them. So if you’ve been aching to hear those classic New Wave songs from high school and college, your wait is over because The Chest Pains are back!
New Dawn Duo at Ocean Downs @ Casino at Ocean Downs
Jan 24 all-day
With unbelievable versatility, New Dawn Duo plays a variety of styles and genres. Whether it is smooth jazz, r&b or 50′s to Top 40 dance and even great Beach and Caribbean music New Dawn will deliver a memorable experience. Dawn singing lead vocals and playing funky percussion will set the place on fire. Her vocal style reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt and Adele. Wayne with his southern old school soulful rock style keyboard playing and sweet harmonies to Dawn round out their unique and skilled sound. No other Cover Duo can compare professional quality like New Dawn.
Sponsered nationally by Jagermeister, The Benderz are a 5-piece cover band based out of the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. They perform regularly in venues all over the east coast, ranging from Boston, Massachusetts to Key West, Florida. They love to travel and meet new and interesting people. The Benderz pride themselves on musical excellence, but also on being very approachable. The most important ingredient to a Benderz show is FUN!
Opposite Directions is the acoustic rock duo from Ocean City, MD with Darin Engh on vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboard and harmonica and Bob Wilkinson on vocals, acoustic guitar, bass and harmonica. Opposite Directions was formed in 1986 and since then they have played up and down the East coast from Maine to Florida and as far out West as Colorado and Wyoming. While they mostly play in Ocean City, MD these days, they still manage to get out of town to other places in the Mid Atlantic every once in a while. Opposite Directions quickly developed a reputation for their tight harmonies and excellent guitar work. Voted the ‘Best Acoustic Rock Duo ‘ by Beachcomber Magazine, where ever they are playing is considered the place to be for great acoustic music. You will often hear songs by such artists as James Taylor, Jim Croce, CSNY, America, Jimmy Buffet and others as well as their own songs from their release ‘Seeds of Change’ but Opposite Directions also covers a wide range of musical styles from blue grass to modern rock to blues to reggae.
Dave Sherman writes and performs original material but his specialty is Baby Boomer music. Primarily influenced by The Beatles, his musical tastes range from 60′s R&B to Jazz Rock. He covers many Classic Rock pieces from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s with a little modern country thrown in and of course some Jimmy Buffett.
Suzette at Lighthouse Sound Restaurant @ Lighthouse Sound Restaurant
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suzette Pritchett has been singing professionally for about 30 years. She sings songs from artists such as Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding, Yolanda Adams and Patti Labelle. With Suzette’s smooth, sultry sound, she’s sure to entertain.