31 Dec

MAY: Live Music Lineup at The Oxford

Every Friday and Saturday Night from 10pm until 2am

Join The Oxford in downtown Raleigh for some of the best live music in the Triangle.  Not only do we have the best food and drinks, but we also play hosts to some of the hottest acts around.  If your looking for live music on the weekends, look no further.

Friday, May 2 – Four Founders

Sounds blending many genres, Four Founders creates an easy, entertaining vibe for everyone. Now booking!

With a sound that blends multiple genres, Four Founders looks to create an easy, entertaining vibe for all ages. Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, the four members formed the group in 2013. Pop sensibilities and organic melodies combine with a subtle crunch of the guitar and a strong back beat to make music that promises to keep your foot tapping and your ears entertained. Front man and lead singer, Garland Mason, brings strong vocals and a wide range to the group, a perfect compliment to the musical talent of David Healy (Lead Guitar), Chris Ruggero (Bass Guitar), and Sean Steigerwald (Percussion).

Saturday, May 3 – Steelwater

Steelwater began in Raleigh around 1995. The band took a hiatus in 2007, and after some personnel changes began to rock again in 2009. Led by founding member and guitar hero Lee McCall, fronted by Bart Hipp, and supported by rhythm giants Philip Rasmus on drums and Gerritt Raterink on bass.

Friday, May 9 – Matt Bowen

Saturday, May 10 – Scarlet

Scarlet is Raleigh’s premier dance and rock cover band. Featuring music from the 80’s, 90’s, and today with powerful female lead vocals, driving rhythms, and tight guitar leads. This band’s stylish image, professional stage show, and excellent sound system keeps the dance floor packed and ensures that everyone has a great time.

Friday, May 16 – New Sweat

Growing up together in rural Pennsylvania, Garrett Cummings (guitar, vocals), Abe Kline (bass guitar, vocals), and Taylor Cummings (drums) were raised on home-grown music. After playing in high school rock bands and gigging the bars as acoustic acts through college, the trio came together as a three piece band in Raleigh, NC in the summer of 2007. Quentin “Q” Jones (congas, vocals) joined New Sweat in the summer of 2008, adding his smooth rhythm and energy to the band. The addition of Doug McCullough to the New Sweat roster in May 2012 filled out the band’s sound with keys and even more vocal firepower. New Sweat is also frequently accompanied by the talented Clay King on the saxophone and flute.

New Sweat has been gigging predominantly in the Raleigh area for the last 5 years, playing local bars and clubs. While you can catch New Sweat pretty much anywhere in the Triangle, they’ve honed in on the Fayetteville Street scene in downtown Raleigh as their home court, playing at the Oxford and the Big Easy on a regular basis. New Sweat’s sound is best described as melding funky, bluesy grooves into pop-rock. You’ll never see New Sweat perform without some toe-tapping, head bobbing, and dancing in the crowd.

Saturday, May 17 – Redline

“Raleigh’s Premier Party Rock Band”

Redline was formed back in 2011 when some of Raleigh’s most talented rock musicians from previous successful cover projects joined forces. Redline specializes in playing high energy rock and roll tunes from the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and some new age material that is sure to keep people up singing and dancing all night. The energy you will see from Redline is second to none as members are constantly jumping around the stage, interacting with other band mates, throwing Redline T-shirts, and running out into the crowd and pulling people onto the stage to sing a song or celebrate a special occasion.

Redline is available for any restaurant/club venue, corporate parties, weddings, and any other special occasion that will require fun rock and roll with a high energy twist. With cover choices ranging from The Rolling Stones to Guns N Roses and Poison all the way up to Shinedown, Pink and Maroon 5, you are sure to go home fully satisfied from the amount of energy and talent poured into every Redline show. Come check us out at our next show and be ready to experience rock and roll music the way it was intended…..the REDLINE way!

Friday, May 23 – Night Shift

Night Shift consists of seasoned accomplished musicians, we have been together for the last 10 years playing venues throughout NC. Night Shift have appeared at the Regency Amphitheater in Cary NC, Raleigh Convention Center, the new Raleigh Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh, various local Pubs, concerts, benefits, and corporate parties. We play anywhere you let us.

Saturday, May 24 – Skinny Bag of Sugar

Friday, May 30 – Shine

Playing anything from Michael Jackson, Journey, Bon Jovi, Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Johnny Cash to Lady Gaga and the Temptations, Shine caters to your specific needs while taking song requests, providing optional Wedding Ceremony Music (acoustic guitars or piano, violin), EMCEE, and DJ during band breaks/cocktail hour/dinners, and reception music or private parties.

Shine is a four piece band consisting of Mindy(Lead Vocals, percussion), Mike (bass, vocals), Sal (guitar, vocals)Aaron (Drums). Shine will include a professional sound man, a light show, PA system, DJ during the breaks (free of extra charge), and 4 performers including male and female vocalists.

 

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