Hometown Sounds

We're interviewing your favorite local bands -- the ones who perform at clubs, festivals and other outdoor events. The band profiles publish in the Daily Press every Saturday. But you can find them all here in one place.

  • Hometown Sounds: Hampton's Session Rockers put an American twist on Jamaican roots reggae

    Hometown Sounds: Hampton's Session Rockers put an American twist on Jamaican roots reggae

    Vincent "Biggs" James is a talented Hampton musician who specializes in hard-to-categorize original jams. He's recorded tunes that include strains of funk, hip-hop, rock and jazz with his main band Seed Is ... . He's also a session musician who has worked with Norfolk's Nottz Raw, a producer who...

  • Hometown Sounds: Seaford's Ron Fetner has made music the center of his life for 40 years

    Hometown Sounds: Seaford's Ron Fetner has made music the center of his life for 40 years

    Ron Fetner is an award-winning songwriter who has managed to keep music at the center of his life for 40 years. Having grown up in Vienna, Va., Fetner spent years playing with the Washington, D.C., rock band Cherry Smash before relocating to the Peninsula in the 1980s. Here, he played guitar with...

  • Taking care of Bizzness

    Taking care of Bizzness

    Everyone expects a party band to be versatile. But when it comes to stretching, few cover groups can out-flex Strictly Bizzness, a combo whose setlist includes Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train," the Temptations' "My Girl," and "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls. Group founder Leon Smith has created...

  • Delvers dig a lot of different music

    Delvers dig a lot of different music

    In the hands of The Delvers, acoustic music manages to sound both laid back and unpredictable. Yes, the band plays folk tunes and classic singer-songwriter fare from the likes of James Taylor and Neil Young. But they'll also throw you a curveball from time to time — a George Gershwin standard,...

  • Members of Get Big resurface in Neversink

    Members of Get Big resurface in Neversink

    For years, Get Big was one of the region's favorite cover bands. But the party-rock group threw in the towel in 2004, deciding to move on to other projects instead of continuing to slug it out in bars across Hampton Roads. Then, starting two years ago, the band's soulful spirit resurfaced in a...

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