Welcome! 

Meagan Lane and Geoff de Mers, founders of Wammy nominated 2nd Story Band grew up in the '50s and '60s during one of the most musically rich periods in the evolution of American Pop Music. It was a time when Rock-a-billy, Doo Whop, R & B, Tejano, Calypso, Cowboy Music (C&W), Swing, Rock & Roll, Folk, and Folk Rock could be heard on commercial radio. In fact since 1978, as a result of their ability to incorporate these and many other styles including West African, Latin and Celtic, Meagan and Geoff have developed one of the most interesting and fresh sounds to come out of the Metro Washington, DC area.

A Jammin' World Beat Blend of Funky Blues and Swing, Pop Rock, Caribbean and Tex-Mex Rhythms with a bit of New Orleans Funkiness thrown in!  "A FIRST RATE 2nd STORY WOMAN... Meagan Lane's voice is a constant surprise - sweet, arch, rough, wanton and worldly in turn,... a treat to experience!"

Eve Ziebart- The Washington Post

 CALENDAR

2016

Jan 2 (Sat) First Saturday (Private House Concert)      Potomac, MD 

Feb 1 (Mon) Out Of The Gate, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

Feb 5 (Fri) Port Of Leonardtown Winery, MD 

   (5:30 to 8:30)

Feb 14 (Sun) The Promenade - private Valentines Day        Party, Bethesda, MD (10:00 AM to Noon)

March 18 (Fri) The Promenade - private Wine and     Cheese Party, Bethesda, MD (5:30 to 7:30 PM) 

April 24 (Sun) The Promenade - private Brunch Party   Bethesda, MD (10:30 AM to Noon)

May 20 (Fri) The Promenade - private Wine and     Cheese Party, Bethesda, MD (5:30 to 7:30 PM)

May 31(Tues) Twilight Concert Series at Veterans Plaza

  Silver Spring (7 to 9 PM)

June 19 (Sun) The Promenade - private Fathers' Day         Party,  Bethesda, MD (10:30 AM to Noon)

June 27 (Mon) Old Town North, Music On The Green    Concert Series, Montgomery Park, 901 N Royal Street      Alexandria, VA (7 to 8 PM)

Alexandria

2015

Dec  5, 2014 The Promenade - private Holiday Party, Bethesda, MD

Dec 19, 2014  Paradise Springs Winery    Clifton, VA 5:00 to 9:00

Dec 31, 2014 First Night Alexandria, VA, 7:30, 8:30,    9:30 & 10:30  PM

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Jan / Feb / March - IN STUDIO Recording

Mar. 20 (Fri.) The Promenade - Private Wine & Cheese  Party Pooks Hill, Bethesda, MD

April 11 (Sat.) Bogati Bodega & Vineyard,  Round Hill, VA

   4:30 to 7:30 PM

May 9 (Sat.)   Women's Health Fair, Holy Cross Hospital, 

    Silver Spring, MD -   9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

May 9   (Sat.) Bogati Bodega & Vineyard, Round Hill, VA 

    4:30   to 7:30 PM 

May 24 (Sun.) Hillsborough Vineyard, Purcellville, VA

   12:30 to 4:30

June 7 (Sun.) Otium Cellars,  Purcellville, VA  

   1:00 to 5:00

June 13 (Sat.)  Bogati Bodega & Vineyard, Round Hill, VA   

   4:30 to 7:30 PM 

June 23 (Tues) Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD

   7:00 to 9:00 PM

June 25 (Thurs) Wegmans Patio Nights, Leesburg, VA 

   5:00 to 8:00 PM 

July 4 (Sat)  Wyngate 4th of July Celebration, Bethesda, MD

   9:45 AM to 12:00 Noon

July 8 (Wed) Westview Promenade Shopping Center

    Frederick,  MD  6:00 to 8:00 PM

July 11 (Sat.)  Bogati Bodega & Vineyard, Round Hill, VA     

   4:30  to 7:30 PM 

July 16 (Thurs) Wegmans Patio Nights, Leesburg, VA   

   5:00  to 8:00 PM 

July 18 (Sat) Kensington Historical Society Concert Series,

    Kensington, MD  10:00 to 11:00 AM 

July 26 (Sun) Hillsborough Vineyard, Purcellville, VA

   12:30 to 4:30

Aug 7 (Fri)  Hillsborough Vineyard, Purcellville, VA

   5:00 to 8:00

Aug 8 (Sat)  Bogati Bodega & Vineyard, Round Hill, VA   

   4:30 to 7:30 PM

Aug 16 (Sun) Creeks Edge Winery,  Purcellville, VA   

   3:00 to 7:00 PM

Aug 30 (Sun) Hillsborough Vineyard, Purcellville, VA

  12:30 to 4:30 PM

Sept 15 (Tues) Twilight Concert Series at Veteran's Plaza

   Silver Spring, MD    7:00 to 9:00 PM

Sept 26 (Sat) Blue Valley Winery, Delaplane, VA

   2:00 to 6:00 PM

Sept 27 (Sun) Linganore Wine Cellars, Mount Airy, MD

   1:00 to 4:00 PM

Oct 9 (Fri) Bogati Bodega Round Hill, VA

 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Oct 10 (Sat) Kensington Historical Society Concert Series,

    Kensington, MD  10:00 to 11:00 AM

Nov 7 (Sat) Creeks Edge Winery,  Purcellville, VA   

   3;00 to 7:00 PM

Dec 4 (Fri)  Hillsborough Vineyard, Purcellville, VA

   5:00 to 8:00 PM       

                                                    

 

New Recordings done in our basement studio on our "Listen To Our Music Page"...SuLTRy NiGHTS is the newest!!

WE Now have Archived Video clips from our early band days back in 1993 on our "Videospage - some interesting stuff!

Please click on the links below the picture in order to hear selections of our music (My Space, Sonic Bids, CD Baby, EVOR), to view our EPK (Sonic Bids) and to buy CD's (CDBaby)



Email: hipmeea@yahoo.com

NEWS: 

Meagan & Geoff  performed 3 shows at First Night Alexandria, Dec. 31, to a standing room only audience! The evening was a great success. Band members of the Vaughn Ambrose (Jazz) Trio with whom 2nd Story Band Duo shared the evening said that they thought the 2 bands' styles complemented each other beautifully! 

From Catherine Aselford, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, we have this unsolicited   email message: 

"Dear Meagan and Geoffrey,

Thank you so much for performing at the Athenaeum 
for First Night Alexandria!
You two have a wonderful sound — I enjoyed hearing you (when I wasn’t running up and down the stairs, heating cider and fetching napkins), as did my husband and son. 
I KNOW the rest of the audience loved you .... 
The applause testified to that!" 

 From Our Video Archive Circa 1992 - 2nd Story Band Jams Out

The Politicians All Sing - Origins & Originals

$ 12.00 USD

About  The Politicians All Sing music: 

The songs on 2nd Story Band's most recent CD release, The Politicians All Sing - Origins & Originals,  are snapshots in time - From light metal riffs to bouncy African grooves to Calypso and Caribbean moods, complimented by soaring guitars and violins, provocative lyrics, playful and edgy vocals.

"A FIRST-RATE 2nd STORY WOMAN - Lane's voice is a constant surprise sweet, arch, rough, wanton and worldly in turn. The melodies are fresh and the lyrics both catchy and, yes, educated."

Eve Ziebart- The Washington Post

  

 

Blue Shades - World Beat Blues Fiesta

$ 12.00 USD

WAMMY nominated 2nd Story Band's debut CD, Blue Shades - World Beat Blues Fiesta, reflects diversity and creativity "with plenty of verve and soul" [Washington Post - Mike Joyce] and features Saxophone, Piano, Flute, Accordion, Violin and Clarinet played by top area musicians  

"The first song on the disc tears out of the gate - lets you know that you're in for a ride! .. Meagan sounds like a soulful Janis Joplin, but with a better range.  Matter of fact, the backing as well as the lead vocals are top notch!... you get the Production, the Presentation And the Talent of a FANTASTIC BAND!” 

 

EvO:R-Review This- Bill Carrera

 
 
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