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Musician Resources

Welcome to RME’s Resources Page! Below you’ll find a list of bands if you are in need for music for an upcoming event, booking tips, and other professional needs such as photography, backline equipment, recording, and more! 

RME has provided a list of musicians and bands listed below by their main music genre. All the bands are linked to their websites and need to be contacted by you if you’d like to inquire about a date. Each band has given their approval to be listed below, and if your band would like to be added, please email Kate Dale.

If you’ve not had much experience booking a band before, we have offered some tips to help guide you in this process. Please click here to view tips for hiring a band and happy booking!

Band Referrals


BLUES

Bryce Janey
Zach Harris Band
The Mercury Brothers
Curtis Hawkins Band
Avey Brothers
Bob Dorr & the Blue Band 
Frankie Fontagne & The Ramblers 
King of the Tramps
Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey 

INDIE ROCK / ALTERNATIVE ROCK
PermaSmile
Tambourine
The Olympics
Chrash

The Lion In Rome
The Multiple Cat
Bedroom Shrine
Seth Knappen

AMERICANA / ROCK
Brother Trucker
Dan Hubbard & the Humadors
David Zollo and the Body Electric
Dustin Smith & the Sunday Silos
Iron Orchard
Barstool Boogaloo
Mo Carter
Chicago Farmer
Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
Jason Carl & The Whole Damn Band

BLUEGRASS
Frank F. Sidneys Western Bandit Volunteers
Jon Eric
The Carpenter’s Kin
Milltown 
Frankie Joe & Kinfolk
Flash In A Pan 
Quartermoon Tinsnips

COUNTRY
Cal Stage Band
Dani Lynn Howe Band
North Of 40
Dirt Road Rockers
Danika Holmes
Them Som'Bitches
Shaniah Paige
Fickle Filly & The Haymakers

ROCK & ALTERNATIVE ROCK
The Atlantis Dialogue
The Last Glimpse
Three Years Hollow
Eleven Fifty-Two
Nervous Rex
Waking Robots
Drama Major

FUNK/SOUL
The Candymakers
The Diplomats of Solid Sound
The Uniphonics
The Blacklights
The Maytags
The Low Down 
OSG

POP
Danika Holmes
Minus Six 
Gina Venier
Tim Stop
Lewis Knudsen 

SALSA & LATIN
Marcos & Sabor
Orquesta Alto Maiz
Artes Latinas

SINGER-SONGWRITER/ ACOUSTIC/FOLK
Angela Meyer
Chicago Farmer
Jordan Danielsen
Lojo Russo    
Mo Carter
Esme Alexis
Songbird Bethann
Erin Moore
Alan Sweet
Lewis Knudsen
David G. Smith 
Pine
Maria Klein


JAM/PSYCHEDELIC/ROCK
Item 9 & the Mad Hatters
Orangadang
The Mayflies
The Dawn 
Earth Ascending
John June Year
Dead Larry 

JAZZ
BMR4
Terry Hanson Ensemble
Local on the 8's
Crazy Blue
Josh Duffee Orchestra
Manny Lopez

REGGAE/DUB/SKA
Rude Punch 
Fairhaven
Fire Sale

COVER & TRIBUTE BANDS
FUNK/SOUL/R&B

10 of Soul
Soul Storm 
Funktastic 5
Smooth Grove
Playlist QC

CLASSIC ROCK/ROCK'N'ROLL/BLUES
Gray Wolf
Hi-Fi
Lee Blackmon (solo, duo, or band)
Retro Ron
Who Cares? Band
Wicked Liz & The Bellyswirls

The Mercury Brothers
Beaker Brothers Band

COUNTRY 
The Karry Outz
Dani Lynn Howe
Fry Daddies
North Of 40 

TRIBUTE ACTS
The Fez (Steely Dan Tribute)
Have Your Cake (Cake Tribute)
Funk Odyssey (Jamiroquai Tribute)
Winterland (Grateful Dead Tribute)

Backline Rental Equipment
Griggs Music - (563) 391-9000
Guitar Center -  (563) 355-5667
Rexroat Sound - (309) 764-7663      
River City Sound and Lights - (563) 323-7398  

Recording and Videography 
Attica Recording Studio - (309) 786-9832
Joy Avenue Media - (563) 349-0275           
River Drive Records
Up To You Productions                

Recording Studios
2 Dogs Digital Audio Inc - (309) 764-7911   
1st Church of Groove - (563) 381-4535  
Invictus Studios - (563) 340-7580          
Mischief Recording Studio - (563) 263-7686
Sofia Global - (563) 508-1162   

Rehearsal Spaces
Artistic Minds Studios - (309) 796-6040 

Videography
Absolute Videography - (563) 650-2041
Cargill Legal Video Services - (563) 260-5590
GCH Video - (563) 359-5604