Valley Music Showcase- The FINALS! The Best in New Original Local Music



Glendale Ridge Vineyard (155 Glendale Road, Southampton, MA 1073, Southampton MA)

A Showcase & Competition between some of the Best Up & Coming Original Bands in Western New England: at Glendale Ridge Vineyards, Southampton, MA


TICKETS: *No Admission Fee :* DONATIONS are kindly requested!- Suggested Donation $10-$12 (Donations will support The New Music Alliance's efforts to assist the careers of local musicians who write original music & promote W. New England nationally as a destination for original music writing, production & performances.) Event will also be filmed by Holyoke Media

A juried competition for BIG PRIZES designed to show off the best exciting new talent in the Western/Central Mass, Central CT, & Southern. VT area. The Lineup!: 1) STONER WILL & THE NARKS, 2)HAWKNS, 3) SHAGOHOD

Food Truck: TBD

COVID-19 Safety: Social distancing is encouraged.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS! Limited seating will be available. GUEST JUDGES: Connor Rowen, Telefunken Elektroakustic; Leah Rantz, DJ Laser 99.3 FM, David Sokol, Music Writer/Editor/DJ, Mark Ramone, Assistant Director, New Music Alliance, & other TBA



1) STONER WILL AND THE NARKS 1:40-2:15 pm Genre(s): Rock n Roll Hometown: Hadley, MA Song link: Description: Stoner Will & the Narks is perhaps the last word on purist old school indie rock. The songs are deep, intellectual in a way that is half Chomsky, half Malkmus, and funny as hell! "For all their indie slack stylings, these songs are HOOK ADDLED and express a very genuine generational angst"- John Burdick

2) HAWKNS ( the band) 2:30-3:05 pm Genre(s): Rock/Pop Hometown: New Haven CT Song Links: Description: With Hawkins French as the lead singer, Joseph Frank on lead guitar, Ricky Frank on bass and Josh Frank on drums, Hawkns balances energetic Rock and Roll mixed with infectious pop sophistication. The band embraces an ever-more genre-bending Pop Rock aesthetic as they continue to captivate audiences with musical virtuosity in a manner that is reminiscent of their Rock and Roll predecessors.

3) SHAGOHOD 3:20-3:55 pm Style/Genre: Heavy prog rock Hometown: Hartford, CT/W. Springfield, MA Song Link: Description: We're just some average dudes making the kind of music that comes naturally to us: overwrought, melodramatic rock operas about videogames. Drew Bligh on guitar and vocals, Ben Lane on guitar, Ryan Wantroba on drums, Dave Coffey on bass.


Hosted by Glendale Ridge Vineyard Southampton, MA Contact Info: Mark Sherry’s Valley Music Showcase (413) 203-9764 **** ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Produced by Mark Sherry & Sponsored by New Music Alliance, Cider House Media, Holyoke Media, Northampton Open Media, LAZER 99.3FM, Valley Advocate, Telefunken Elektroakustik, INSA, Deans Beans, Focus Springfield TV, Easthampton Savings Bank, Dirt Floor Recording,Ghost Hit Recording, SoneLab Recording, , Pharaoh Recording Horizon Studios, Dam Cafe, Turn it Up, Galaxy Restaurant, Falcetti Music, Antonios Pizza, Healy Guitars, Mantis Graphics, PRIA Music Marketing, Valley Free Radio 103.3, Whip City Music, Sutter Meats, Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting,