Grosh – Fri. Jan. 24 @ 7pm

Grosh – Fri. Jan. 24 @ 7pm

Grosh is a high energy rock band from Buffalo, NY featuring Grace Lougen (guitar), Josh English (drums), Megan Brown (vocals), and Dylan Hund (bass). Their members are some of the most accomplished and sought-after musicians in the Buffalo area, all of them prolific performers with a number of bands. Taking influence from bands such as Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam, their music is visceral, heavy, and inspiring.

Jennifer Westwood & The Handsome Devils – Sat. Jan. 25 @ 6:30p

Jennifer Westwood & The Handsome Devils – Sat. Jan. 25 @ 6:30p

Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils sound like they made a serendipitous wrong turn on their way to the juke joint and wound up in a countrypolitan cathedral instead. It’s beautiful and ever so haunting. Westwood’s voice is sexy and strong as it applies the seduction over the band’s groove and thoughtful reserve…..And the Handsome Devils lay it down as pretty as their golden haired captain. It’s honky-tonk with a little less honky. It’s atmospheric yet immediate and approachable. It packs a wallop. – Rochester City Newspaper

Darkwater Duo – Fri. Jan. 31 @ 7p

Darkwater Duo – Fri. Jan. 31 @ 7p

Having started off as an acoustic duo, Dave McGarry and Rick Griesbaum have grown Darkwater Duo into a dynamic, exciting full-band experience. Hailing from Bradford, PA, their repertoire focuses mainly from the 80’s to the present. Stellar vocals and a pumping rhythm section gives every song a bit of a dance-pop twist. Darkwater Duo is easily one of the most enjoyable, danceable bands playing in Ellicottville today.

Farrow – Fri. Feb. 7 @ 7p

Farrow – Fri. Feb. 7 @ 7p

Based in Buffalo, NY and led by producer/bass player André Pilette and singer/lyricist Michael Farrow, this diverse group of musicians has an old school sound that is played with a modern feel. The band features Tim Webb on drums, Donny Frauenhofer on keys, Cory Clancy on guitar, and Michael Ruopoli on percussion.

Jeff Jensen Band – Sat. Feb. 8 @ 6:30p

Jeff Jensen Band – Sat. Feb. 8 @ 6:30p

Sometimes all it takes is a tiny spark to ignite a raging inferno. For Jeff Jensen, the spark occurred in 2011. Feeling the need for a fresh start, he loaded up his car to head back to his boyhood home in California.  Just as that journey was to begin, a deep and unexpected calling starting boiling inside, Jensen changed directions and headed to Memphis. The inferno has been building ever since. After two years, almost 500 shows and three recordings with Brandon Santini, Jensen re-formed his band with long-time friend and musical collaborator Bill Ruffino (bass).  Then they recruited Memphis native Robinson Bridgeforth as drummer.  They hit the road and never looked back.

Rusty Nickel – Fri. Feb. 14 @ 7p

Rusty Nickel – Fri. Feb. 14 @ 7p

A rock band from the north towns of Buffalo, Rusty Nickel plays a diverse set list with a bit of an edge. Covering classic to current rock, alternative and country, they put their own twist on every song. Having been friends for years, their tightly-knit vibe shows on the stage. Recently expanding their range to Ellicottville, Rusty Nickel is sure to put on an awesome show.

High Noon – Sat. Feb. 15 @ 6:30p

High Noon – Sat. Feb. 15 @ 6:30p

An eclectic band from Western New York performing songs spanning the rock and country genres, High Noon is a relatively new act on the music scene. Fans of rock and country alike will find something to love in their set list. Always exciting, High Noon’s positive vibe has earned them a growing fan base in Ellicottville.

Qwister – Fri. Feb. 21 @ 7p

Qwister – Fri. Feb. 21 @ 7p

Their live show is not just music for your ears, but a high-energy, powerful experience you’re sure to remember. Their setlists feature elements of rock, pop, jam and roots genres, but with two feet always solidly planted in reggae. With catchy upbeat lyrics, and medleys galore, Qwister promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message, all while having a good time and keeping the party lively.

Mercury Blues Band – Sat. Feb. 22 @ 6:30p

Mercury Blues Band – Sat. Feb. 22 @ 6:30p

A staple of the Buffalo blues scene, Mercury Blues Band features incredible musicianship all around. Playing mostly Blues Rock and Contemporary Blues, Mercury’s top-notch sound has earned them a following in Ellicottville as well. Killer guitar work and the soaring sounds of the B3 are just some of the highlights. The Mercury Blues Band is sure to wow audiences and pack the house.

Darkwater Duo – Fri. Feb. 28 @ 7p

Darkwater Duo – Fri. Feb. 28 @ 7p

Having started off as an acoustic duo, Dave McGarry and Rick Griesbaum have grown Darkwater Duo into a dynamic, exciting full-band experience. Hailing from Bradford, PA, their repertoire focuses mainly from the 80’s to the present. Stellar vocals and a pumping rhythm section gives every song a bit of a dance-pop twist. Darkwater Duo is easily one of the most enjoyable, danceable bands playing in Ellicottville today.

Rebecca & The Soul Shakers – Sat. Feb. 29 @ 6:30p

Rebecca & The Soul Shakers – Sat. Feb. 29 @ 6:30p

Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Rebecca Smith, Rebecca and the Soul Shakers serve up a tasty mix of rootsy, soul drenched tunes.  The band’s members combine their love of all music, particularly rock inflected roots and southern soul music.  While the focus is mostly on original material, the band loves to sprinkle in some favorites from an eclectic catalog of cover material.  You never know what kind of buried treasures, soul classics and forgotten gems you might catch.  With influences ranging from classic outlaw country to vintage funk, the possibilities are endless.