Flashband is about connecting musicians. It’s about building a community of local musicians, bumping them into each other and seeing what they come up with. It’s about being inspired to play new music, and meeting new people. It’s about helping musicians make more music.
Flashband events bring together a group of musicians who form new, temporary bands. After 6 weeks and a few rehearsals, we put them on stage for a one-night only show. For the musicians, Flashband is an excuse to take chances, play with new musicians, or experiment with new styles. For the audience it’s a chance to see a diverse group of local musicians playing their best fifteen minutes each.
Flashband started in January 2012, when Neal’s band went on hiatus. The first event was at a house party in Columbia Heights in Washington DC, and had 25 musicians and nine bands. Everyone involved was so excited about it, it was clear it needed to become a regular occurrence.
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