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DAVE MAGUIRE - fell in love with percussion the first time he heard John Bonham, whose powerful playing made the hair on the back of his neck stand up. He’s played with many talented musicians in the area, including Vast Minority and Storm Season. A much sought-after studio drummer, he credits his exposure to a variety of musical styles for the versatile percussionist that he has become. For Dave, it's all about the music and not how many triplets he can squeeze into a measure. It’s about dynamics and being true to the essence and soul of the song.


ERIC KING -– blasted onto the local Northern Virginia music scene. His first two CD's, "The Game" and "Shake These Blues," are still must haves for fans of his Rock and Blues influenced music up and down the East Coast as well as overseas in Europe. He performed regularly in the region with The Thin Line and even released a country record that still gets ear time among true country aficionados’. Eric also has acting credits to his name, having appeared on HBO's "The Wire," FOX TV's "Americas Most Wanted” and most recently on the Discovery Channel's "Nightmare Next Door."


JOHN "Goose" GIES - has performed, written and recorded with a variety of original rock bands in the DC area. The most notable is the Fairfax, VA based band, Olive Bones. The group recorded 3 LP's and toured the East Coast extensively. Drawing on divergent influences ala The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, U2 and Radiohead, Goose provides a darker/edgier perspective to the melodically driven Gypsy Sons. His versatile bass playing style provides a unique nuance to the music, while his lead and backing vocals add a third dimension to the already stellar vocal arsenal that Johnny T. Hammer and Eric King bring to the forefront.


JOHNNY T. HAMMER - has a long, successful musical pedigree. He’s been signed to major labels (MCA Records, Virgin Music, Triple X Records). He has shared the stage with bands like Tool and Alice in Chains and recorded with legendary rock producers, Rick Parashar, Steve Gursky, Jimi "Haywire" Mayweather and Barry Conley to name a few. This Virginia boy taps deep into his early childhood violin and saxophone training to create the soulful guitar riffs and melodies that are the groundwork for the foot stomping rockers and sugary sweet ballads.

The Gypsy Sons

THE GYPSY SONS are a hot, powerful, hard-working, rock n’ roll machine! With lyrics like “I never made it on my own and we'll never make it alone,” it is obvious from the jump that this band is all about inspiring and connecting with their audience. And their career is lifting off as well. They just inked a major label deal with Spectra Records and Arcadium Entertainment in October 2012. The Spectra Music Group will be releasing their 10 song rock and roll opus, "Whiskey And The Devil," produced by Gary Tharp in Los Angeles, WORLDWIDE IN APRIL 2013.

They recently recorded the Sam Tate penned "Thanks To You," a tribute to our American soldiers, in Nashville. Sam is a Grammy-nominated songwriter. The tracks were produced by epic outlaw country record producer Pat Holt. They also have two songs, "Sweet Soul Sunshine" and "Right Kind Of Lovin'" featured in the upcoming blockbuster movie “Deadfall” (which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012) starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kris Kristofferson and Sissy Spacek AND IS CURRENTLY IN THEATRES EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

Brian McKinny
Brian McKinny  (about 5 years ago)

They don't suck. ;) How's that for a ringing endorsement, Hammer?! Seriously, these guys are the real deal. I did a music review of their self-released CD "Walking on the Water" for Music Insider Magazine, and I really dig their work. I can see them going very far, especially with the work ethic that this band exhibits under the leadership of Johnny "The Hammer" Aguon. I wish you guys continued success!

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