The 8-Balls at Oliver's Main Street

Saturday, September 15, 2012  
The 8-Balls are back at one of Laurel's landmark music venues! We play from 9:00 - 1:00.

The 8-Balls

Style: Classic Rock/Motown covers

Members: Vince Vigliotti, Mark Weaver, Erik Marks and Marcus Lee

Vince Vigliotti Bio - I’ve been playing the guitar regularly since I was about 12 or 13 years old and I’ve been singing since I was in diapers. The types of music that I have played are: jazz, country, pop, folk, blues, rock and metal. My first public performance was when I was about 9 or 10 years old and in the 4th grade. It was for an audition for an elementary school talent show with my friend, Van Woodruff. Despite my having had no previous musical experience, Van taught me the bass line for the song, “Gloria” (by Van Morrison) which I easily mastered. He played lead guitar and sang. Our rhythm guitar player was in another class and could not perform with us. As our performance consisted of only bass guitar and singing (with the little bit of lead guitar work in the middle), we did not pass the audition and were, therefore, not allowed to be in the talent show. Undaunted, I still took up the bass and the guitar a few years later as I followed my older brother, Dominic (1952-1995), into a life of musicianship. My first official band was called Wino. Other bands I’ve been in since were: Maximum Force, Shotel, Thunder Chicken, Nimbus, Bombabill, The Daryl Davis Band, Date Bait, Nightwatch, Brandy, Mock Turtle, Rave, Gizmo, The Whitewalls, The Jupiter Project, Knucklehead, The Danny Low Band, Flashpoint, Silent Knight, The Dads Project, The Carlton Richards Band and now The 8-Balls. I’ve also performed live with the Seth Kibel Quartet (and Quintet) and with acoustic singer/songwriter Craig Cummings. I’ve performed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, New York, California and Japan at places where the band members outnumbered the crowd to shows where the crowd numbered in the tens of thousands. My guitar playing (and singing) is on numerous studio and live recordings including: The Dads Project, Knucklehead, The Whitewalls, with Daryl Beard, The Carlton Richards Band, Nimbus, Phil and the Outhouse (Gang), The Jupiter Project, The Danny Low Band, Nightwatch, Date Bait, The Daryl Davis Band, Maximum Force, Shotel, Flashpoint, The Keith Norris Band, with Kathy Marr and now with The 8-Balls. I continue to play, perform and write songs - not for any large monetary gain; but to simply become more famous than I truly already am and to continue my goal to keep on spreading good musical cheer throughout the world. Yes, really!

Mark Weaver Bio - Has been influenced by a wide range of music, from the Drifters to Peter Gabriel; from Creedence Clearwater to Wilson Pickett. He stands on the shoulders of giants and seldom falls off. He says,"Music is guilty pleasure without the guilt."

Erik Marks Bio:

Marcus Lee Bio:

How to Book: Contact Phone # (410) 375-1301

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Oliver's Main Street

531 Main Street  Laurel  MD  20707
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Event 266809 posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by Performer
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