Edgewater Live was formed in 2011 with a desire to bring accessible, danceable, good-time music from many genres to venues and private parties throughout the Denver Metro area, I-70 corridor and beyond.
Made up of long time veterans of the Denver music scene and led by vocalist James Elias, Edgewater Live seeks to meet the needs of our clients by tailoring our extensive, varied playlist to fit the occasion perfectly. With a two-guitar attack and a grooving rhythm section, Edgewater Live engages the crowd to sing and dance along to familiar hit songs from the past and present.
Book us for your next party or show!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
ALL Edgewater Live clients can expect a high energy, FUN performance as the crowd cannot help but dance.
Edgewater Live is able to perform 1-4 hours
Cover songs include all genres - Rock, Classic Rock, Country, Soul, Funk, Alternative from the 1960's to 2010's.
Edgewater Live (EWL) will entertain with high energy and always leave a crowd wanting more. As a front man, James Elias' high-energy showmanship and down-to-earth charm makes it impossible for the crowd not to love him. No matter the genre, EWL appeals to everyone, covering everything from Willie Nelson to The Foo Fighters -- from James Brown to Sublime... crowds will have no choice but to dance the night away.
James Elias - Lead Vocals. James started leading bands in the mid 1980s in the emerging punk rock scene. Later, while working at the legendary Little Bear in Evergreen, CO, he got to see artists like The Kinsey Report, Dave Mason, Buddy Guy, and Wayne Toups perform live in a small setting. In the 1990s, James fronted Furious George and the Monster Groove, an 8-piece ska-funk powerhouse that was a regular in the front range music scene. He followed that up with Bad Rufus and The Ambassadors of Soul. Taking a break from touring bands, James fronted local bands The Pop Tarts and Band Gone Wild before starting up Edgewater Live.
Peter Provost - Bass & backing vocals. Computer engineer, hacker, gamer, musician and family man are all ways to describe Peter. He picked up his first guitar as a kid, and over the years taught himself banjo, ukulele, piano and bass guitar. Peter played guitar and keyboards in Denver bands Savvy Backbone and Harrison before taking a break from the music scene. Returning as the bass player for Edgewater live, his musical tastes cover everything from metal to reggae to hippie folk and classic rock.
John Gonzales - Lead Guitar & backing vocals. John has been playing in Denver for the last 20 years in multiple original bands including various music productions. As a self-taught multi-instrumentalist he enjoys many styles of music. The opportunity to play a variety of cover songs with the rest of Edgewater Live provided him with the challenge of learning more about music and having fun playing live.
DeWayne Even - Rhythm Guitar & backing vocals. A music educator, DeWayne played the trumpet through college and beyond, touring and performing extensively with a variety of world-class ensembles. He played trumpet in Savvy Backbone and The Redemptions before taking on the electric guitar. DeWayne loves music of all kinds, especially live music.
Brad Taylor - Drums. Brad has provided his self-taught drum flair to many bands throughout Denver over the past 25 yrs, with the ability to mold into any genre - rock, alternative, country, blues, soul or reggae. He has played relentlessly throughout the Denver music scene in original bands such as The Flipside, Crash Heroes, BLVD, and Boat Car, not only as drummer but also percussionist, singer and songwriter; while also serving as a session drummer for many local artists. Brad’s influences, as well as his musical tastes cover the entire musical gamut from big band to metal, classic rock to bluegrass. As a family man and business professional, Edgewater Live has provided Brad the opportunity to once again find comfort in what he loves: Brad don’t wanna work, he just wanna bang on his drum all day.
Additional Booking Notes
Edgewater Live does not have any standing, non-negotiable riders. All specifics can be discussed upon hire.
Staging: enough room for 5-man band (approximately 15'x15' minimum). Although EWL has performed in much smaller areas - we can adapt.
Songs by Decade:
Drive My Car - The Beatles
Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
A Real Mother For Ya - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers - ZZ Top
Drift Away - Dobie Gray / Uncle Kracker
Franklin’s Tower - The Grateful Dead
Hotel California - Eagles
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Take the Money and Run - Steve Miller Band
We Just Disagree - Dave Mason
Whiskey River - Willie Nelson
Guitars and Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakum
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
One Thing Leads to Another - The Fixx
Overkill - Men At Work
Refugee - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Small Town - John Mellencamp
Train in Vain - The Clash
When Love Comes to Town - U2
Under the Milky Way - The Church
Always on the Run - Lenny Kravitz
Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik
Closing Time - Semisonic
Cold Sweat - The Boneshakers
Cumbersome - Seven Mary Three
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
If You Could Only See - Tonic
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
Long Way Down - Goo Goo Dolls
Santeria - Sublime
Amber - 311
Out Last Night - Kenny Chesney
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Take Me Home Country Road - Toot & the Maytals
My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean
Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
|James Elias||Lead Singer|
|John Gonzales||Lead Guitar|
|DeWayne Even||Rythm Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
Edgewater Live is comprised of 5 members who all bring different influences to the band. A few of them include:
Mighty Mighty Boss Tones
Stevie Ray Vaughn
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