StreetFest Music 2014
Check out the exciting lineup we have in store this year!
Kevin Bilchik Band
Blues, Americana, Folk, Country
The Kevin Bilchik Band is a smorgasbord of styles and traditions, tied together with an undeniable flavor of the blues. Bilchik’s songs range from upbeat rhythm and blues tunes about love found and awkwardly lost, to introspective folk and country songs about life and family. Throw in a few minor-key tales about growing up, and getting lost, in the 21st century American landscape, and you’re starting to get the picture. With his precise and soulful rhythm on the acoustic guitar, Kevin guides each song with purpose and energy, with an intent to draw the listener into his lyrics and emotions. Combining his wry modern perspective, with the roots and Americana music that he loves, Bilchik can make you laugh, smile, cry, and tap your toes, all in under four minutes.
For over 35 years as an entertainer and show business entrepreneur, Smash has not only performed and flourished as an on-stage talent, but also off-stage in professional ventures that involved his knack for creativity and forward thinking. In that time, he’s also developed and honed his skills as a manager, salesman, agent and promoter, and–in his time–he has also owned and managed an Indianapolis-based talent agency and an independent record label that was purchased by Mercury Records.
As a show business entrepreneur, he’s provided entertainment-based consultation along with multimedia promotional ideas, products, and creativity to clients who range from radio personalities to musical artists, to advertising agencies, to production houses, to media programmers. Having been blessed with a “unique” voice, he has been employed commercially across America by clients such as International Harvester, Arby’s, General Mills, Blockbuster, Levi’s, and GMC trucks. Along with voice work for various local and regional accounts, he’s been utilized as the signature ID voice for a number of radio stations.
It all started for him in October 1967 as lead singer of his high school garage band “Frenchie and the Oui-Ouis”. Now, more than 35 years later, he’s been blessed with being able to continue to build a career in the workplace that he enjoys…the entertainment business!
Whiskey Dixon is THE premier top 40 Cover New Country Band from St. Louis, MO area. Formed in March of 2008, Whiskey Dixon has quickly moved to the top of the list in the New Country Music genre. Whiskey Dixon takes an alternative, edgy approach to the New Country market and people cannot seem to get enough!!! They have opened for such national acts as Mark Wills, Daryl Worley, Joe Diffie, and in 2010 at the Illinois State fair in Du Quoin, IL WD played before Dierks Bentely. Also in 2010 Whiskey Dixon appeared for the second year in a row, on the 8th Annual Clear Channel 93.7 The Bull Float Trip. WD shared the stage with Frankie Ballard, Laura Bell Bundy and Chuck Wicks, all of which are up and coming touring acts from Nashville, TN. Whiskey Dixon’s set list covers everything from Dierks Bentely, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Kentucky Head Hunters……and much, much more including an arsenal of 80s and classic rock tunes to keep the dance floor packed and the crowds thirsty! The members of Whiskey Dixon pride themselves for being on the cutting edge of promotion, professionalism, and providing each show with a party atmosphere. For each show…we market with full-color posters, which are provided at no cost from Jagermeister Music who became a sponsor of Whiskey Dixon in December, 2010.
Voted Best R&B Singer (RFT MAGAZINE) 2005/Budweiser Superfest Winner of 2010! Coco Soul – Saint Louis’ gem of class, soul and entertainment. Whether it’s a jazz duo or a full fledge party band, COCO SOUL draws her audience in with all of your favorite hits with a bit of SOULFUL flare. Sure to keep you on your feet and partying all night long, COCO SOUL is there to make sure you have a good time. Coco has premiered at the hottest entertainment spots in Saint Louis as well as other parts of the United States. Whether it’s a Private Event, Corporate Event or Wedding, COCO SOUL leaves her audience in awe of her personality and energy.
A musician in her own right, COCO SOUL knows just the right music to liven any party. From Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Taste of Honey, Alicia Keys to Beyonce – COCO SOUL is sure to leave you wanting more. COCO SOUL has an extensive resume opening for the following artists: Dwele at Jazz at the Bistro(Stl), Musiq at The Pageant (Stl), India Arie at Live on the Levee (Stl), Dianne Reeves/Al Jarreau at The St. Louis Jazz Festival (Stl), Biz Markie at the Pageant (Stl), Morris Day and the Time at The Ribfest (Stl), Mint Condition at The Pageant(Stl) and Anthony Hamilton/Jaheim/Raheem DeVaughn at the Verizon Ampitheater (Stl).
FatPocket was founded in 2004 with a deep-rooted passion for music and a fondness for PARTYING. What started as a six-piece band has now flourished into an nine-piece original recipe powerhouse of sound with a side of greens! The band is comprised of a standard rhythm section (drum set, guitar, bass guitar), keyboards, one highly dedicated vocalist with mind blowing skills, and a full compliment of horns (trumpet, trombone, tenor sax, bari sax, and electronic sax). So when you have the need for some quality MUSIC in your life, just remember that every performance is a party and every party is a blowout with FatPocket: St. Louis’ Premier Dance Band!