1 Nite Stand is pretty much the best cover band, period.
Featuring top musicians from around the country, the band came together in 2013 to perform at a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research. The result was electrifying, and the group decided to perform every so often to satisfy demand. The band has shared the stage with many other great musicians, most notably legendary sax player Mark Rivera, who has toured the world with Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, and a litany of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. They’ve also had the pleasure of performing with John Bisaha, lead singer for ‘80s hitmakers the Babys, as well as Holly Bisaha, one of the famed Babettes.
The heart of 1NS is Detroit’s own guitar master Pat Hand. Pat founded the band Alliance and recorded albums for CBS, A&M, and Atlantic Records. Alliance toured with the Beach Boys, Rick Springfield, Loverboy and the Guess Who. Pat has also been music director for Lesley Gore and Brook Benton, and has shared the stage with Clint Holmes, Little Anthony, Nils Lofgren, Rick Derringer, Greg Rollie and many others.
On bass is the pride of New Jersey, Buddy Allen, who has played alongside and/or toured with Bruce Springsteen, Edgar and Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, South Side Johnny and many others. Keyboard player Rick Ippolito hails from Chicago and brings his own killer style to the band. Rock drummer extraordinaire Jay Munn is another product of the music scene in Chicago.
Three of Maryland’s own round out the band. Dixon Ulmer, lead vocalist, Lorenzo Ascoli, guitar, and Adam Dresner, keyboards perform regularly with Misspent Youth, nominated in 2015 and 2016 as Top Cover Band by the Maryland Music Awards. Misspent Youth has been a fixture on the DC/MD/VA music scene and has headlined shows up and down the East Coast, and just recently returned from performing in Mexico. MSY has had the pleasure of playing alongside The Wailers, The Bacon Brothers and Nine Days, and are looking forward to sharing the stage with Los Lobos in summer 2017.
Originally published here on Iconvsicon.com and written by Dylan Lyles. It’s no secret that I’m the youngin’ here at Icon Vs. Icon. At 25 years old, I was a baby when grunge came onto the scene and I wasn’t even thought of when most of the bands that play Maryland’s...