Brewgaloo Band Biographies – 2024

Brewgaloo 2024 is almost here! We’re thrilled to announce the incredible lineup of local bands that will provide the soundtrack to your weekend!  Check out the lineup and get ready to rock!

The Purebred Mutts

Freshly formed and Cary-raised band bringing a high-energy blend of music with a bluegrass flavor! Bluegrass-ish band with guitars, mandolin, bass cajón, and (sometimes) fiddle! With a wide range of covers and originals there’s sure to be something for everyone, just don’t forget your boogie shoes!
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Truck Ramp Runaways

The Truck Ramp Runaways is a trio group out of Apex, NC playing easy-going rock, blues, and country! 
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Sons of Paradise

Sons of Paradise is a reggae/dub band in the midst of an explosive upcoming. The Raleigh-based group has quickly risen to headlining venues throughout the southeast with some of the biggest names in the reggae world. Led by Matt McClanahan (Vocals/Guitar) and Jordan Gee (Keyboards) the band has toured/played with artists including Beres Hammond, Julian Marley, Inner Circle, Fortunate Youth, Ballyhoo, Tropidelic, Bumpin Uglies, The Elovaters, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and many more.
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The Loud Music Company

Loud Music Company was founded by artist Michael Cole after relocating from Los Angeles to Wilmington, North Carolina. In 2022, Michael formed the band with some of the most talented musicians one could ever find. They have shared the stage with Big Something, Maggie Rose, LIT, Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm, and Lespecial. They have played Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, The Big WHAT Festival, and Porsche Club of America, and sold out almost every venue in and around the Wilmington area, headlining and selling out Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC in Dec 2023. Lilly’s voice cuts with precision through a heavy mix of seamlessly blended pop, rock, country, and soul. Loud Music Company is a show you will never forget, and will make sure not to miss when they come back around.
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Trash Van Fever

Hailing from Pittsboro, NC, Trash van Fever is making sonic punk-grass happen. They are hard playin’ players who play ditties about odd truths, hard times, and even harder people. If you got dancing on your mind, and want some fresh, fast, high-energy tunes, Trash van Fever is your new best friend.
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Waking April

Drenched in vintage synths, soaring vocals, and driving drum grooves, married Electro-pop duo Waking April take their musical cues from the likes of Phantogram, Chvrches, and Broods while creating something distinct and fresh.
After releasing a string of singles and EPs, in 2023 they signed with indie label Polychromatic Records and will release their first full-length album produced by Mark Watrous later in 2024. 
The band has toured across the United States, and been generating buzz with their latest release of ‘Siren’ a dancy feminist anthem, and their first release with Polychromatic Records.
With several releases under their belt, and more on the way, Alex and Bethany have never been more excited to share their music with their energetic live show, hitting the road to support their new songs.
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The Five Nines

The Five Nines are a Raleigh-based quartet that play a unique blend of Americana and Rock covers as well as original material. Formed in 2017, the members include Neil McDonald (lead guitar, vocals), Victor DeMarco (rhythm guitar, vocals), Dan Hartzog (bass), and Zack Robbins (drums). The band’s influences range from Wilco, My Morning Jacket and The Rolling Stones to the Kinks, Oasis, Big Star and Teenage Fanclub.
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Say Less the Band

This pop-rock/soul trio is made up of three North Carolina natives, Jon Wall, Brennan Clark, and Carl Jenkins. Their charismatic and energetic performance style has quickly gained popularity since their debut in 2021 and solidified them as a notable name within the Triangle music scene. Say Less has performed at various breweries and events across the state from Raleigh’s First Friday to their upcoming residency at Tin Roof Raleigh. Their 3-part harmonies paired with an eclectic mix of original and cover songs set this group apart. 
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Michael Daughtry Band

Billboard Top 40 Adult Contemporary Recording artist, music teacher, mentor…and (mostly) on time for carpool dad: Michael Daughtry makes music that moves. 
 A magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has opened for a diverse slate of artists including Edwin McCain, Lit, Dale Baker (Sixpence None the Richer), Marc Davis (Hootie and the Blowfish), Bleu, Sponge, Mary Gauthier, and John Ford Coley. He also opened for Blue Man Group for nearly two years in Boston.
Michael’s music opens the door for emotion, with multilayered lyrics, strong vocals, and relatable themes.
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Adam Lee Decker

Adam Lee Decker used to roam the halls of Cortland High School with a song in his heart. After graduating in 2001, he found musical theater at SUNY Cortland. The love affair with music bloomed. He began touring the East Coast as the lead singer for The Fault Line, a vocal rock band. Adam and the Faultline took on the world and entered “America’s Got Talent” sailing through to the top of the show. Adam set his sights even higher and took on the challenge of American Idol; impressing judges Randy, Jennifer and Steven Tyler. He was a vocal force to reckoned with and climbed through the Idol rounds but just missed grabbing the brass ring.
Adam met up with the established group “Spaceship Days” and reenergized the group . His first project with them would earn Spaceship Days a Grammy nod. With Adam fronting the band, the group took home a coveted Regional Rock Band of the Year award for two years in a row. Adam is currently still fronting Spaceship Days, sings with the acapella group “Transit”  and has a passion for performing acoustic shows throughout the triangle area of North Carolina. Adam’s a certified fitness instructor, has 2 adorable kids and a wife; all cheering him on as he pursues his passion for music. He’s going to go far in his musical journey and he wants you all to come along for the ride!
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A funky, bluesy, dirty rock band with some soul and R&B mixed in, Duck finds their groove making people boogie to upbeat tunes. With Donnie Tyree on vocals and drummer Fred Dees also playing electric washboard, the band has found their unique niche.  Opening for talent like Neil Francis and Daniel Donato after releasing their inaugural EP, MOVES, Duck has solidified a loyal fanbase in North Carolina. 
Upcoming plans have the band releasing new tracks this spring, then getting back in the studio before hitting the road for a variety of summer gigs.
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Mega Colossus

This five-piece hails from Raleigh. Though customarily referred to as a traditional metal band (a term they accept gladly), the band’s broad appreciation for various forms of music finds confluence in a style that may not be as easily defined. The music reflects a love for the adventurous and fantastic with harmonization in the vein of Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, and Queen. Live shows balance proficiency with energy, abandon, and interaction with the audience. 
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DJ Baptiste

Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, DJ Baptiste’s exposure to and passion for multiple genres appeals to a wide range of audiences. His most recent noteworthy collaborations include national brands such as Trader Joes, Lululemon, U.S. Foods, and Red Bull. While living in NYC for ten years as a songwriter and performer, DJ Baptiste collaborated with Grammy winning and nominated artists such as Devo Springsteen, Ro James, Kreesha Turner, Andrea McArdle, and Cybill Shepard. During this period, he also worked closely with MTV Making The Band’s Ankh Ra Amenhetep. 
He is currently recording new material – and plans to begin releasing singles in December 2023. DJ Baptiste’s last independent project, “Suq” (released in 2020), garnered significant local attention and had two singles in rotation on WKNC 88.1 FM. Throughout 2023, DJ Baptiste has become a household name in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, having provided music for Durham Bulls Stadium, Madre, Clockwork, Boxcar, Cuya, NCCU Athletics, Fearrington Village, Annexe, The Architect, East End Bistrot, Little City Brewing, Nikos, Sir Walter Coffee, Jiddi Event Space, Lucky Tree, Haven Farm, The Cardinal, Brick & Mortar Events, and Glo House.
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DJ Uniq

Uniq is not just a party-rockin DJ, he is an experience. From the music videos to the smooth transitions, this DJ will stimulate your senses. Always surprising the crowd with their favorite tracks with his own creative blend, it’s like being in a Vegas casino, you won’t realize how long you’ve been dancing. His captivating sound spans the eras and blends genres of body-rockin’ music. Uniq has brought his sounds to dance floors from Toronto to Key West and overseas since the early 90’s, rocking parties for celebrities and locals alike. He can be found holding down residencies at local hot spots all over Raleigh. You can also find him behind the turntables at corporate events, weddings, and private engagements. With over a decade of experience and thousands of parties under his belt, Uniq is THE clear choice when nothing but the best will do.
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