Modern classic rock. Funk. Everything in between. 70's. 80's. 90's. Reggae. Soul.
GirlX picks the best world-class rock songs there are, adds a heavy dose of funk, and brings a great live show and crowd interaction to any venue.
Every band has their special sauce - something that sets them apart. And GirlX has tremendous vocal capabilities. They use this "secret weapon" to make horn parts appear out of thin air, to add a great layer to a song, or to add harmonies over a killer vocal line. But let's be serious. The band is just arm-candy for our amazing singer and show-stopper, Cate Cooper.
We want to hear from you...and not only play FOR you, but play WITH you! Let's have a party!
I was looking for a band last minute just a week before throwing a big non profit event and starting to panic. GirlX was a godsend! Not only did they work with us on pricing to fit within our budget but the music was wonderful! They were entertaining, professional and great for all ages. They communicated quickly with us and even stayed longer than the time we had paid them for. I had several people at our event come up to us raving about the band. We are so thankful and highly recommend GirlX to anyone looking for a great music at their next event.
Response from GirlX:
Aww shucks. Thanks Marlee. Congrats on raising so much money for a great cause!
Tim and the band went well above and beyond to make our wedding party a fantastic show. We wanted it to feel like a rock concert, less like a wedding reception and they delivered with total gusto. Everyone had a blast and even in 90+ degree heat everyone danced up a storm. We can't thank them enough for everything they handled for us, they left no detail unplanned. We seriously hope they are still rocking in ten years so we can throw an anniversary party! Thank you GirlX!
Girl X was the perfect band to have for an age-range of guests. They provided the sole entertainment for our charity fundraiser, hosting more than 250 guests who clearly love music. They provided just the right mix of great listening for the more senior crowd but kicked it in for those who love the 80's, 90's and beyond, and wanted to party on the dance floor! Tim Hermes and his band were so easy and fun to work with. I definitely want to work with them again!
GirlX played for a recent gala that I cochaired for a nonprofit. They were professional from start to finish. They were open to music suggestions ahead of time and played exactly the type of music we needed to make the party fun. They were on time, dressed appropriately for the theme of the gala, and kept the whole party dancing well into the evening. Everyone had a fantastic time and multiple people told me that the band is what made the party such a hit. Can't wait to have them play again!
Response from GirlX:
It was the hats. Had to be the hats. We'd love to do your gala again Kathy!
GirlX performed at my husband's surprise 50th birthday party this past weekend and were amazing!! They joined in on the sports-theme of the party and wore homemade jerseys, and Cate dazzled as the referee! They connected so well with the guests, and were flexible in letting a few family members take the stage and perform. I would definitely recommend hiring GirlX, as they bring high energy, quality and professionalism to their gigs. Thank you so much, GirlX!
We booked last minute for our event and we were not disappointed in the least bit! GirlX put on a fantastic performance for our guests!! Would love to book them again.
Response from GirlX:
Thanks Casey! Just reach out anytime!
Very professional & entertaining!
Response from GirlX:
Well thank you Paola!!
Hire this band - before someone else does!! Seriously, they played a Friday night at our community pool and just KILLED it! So fun. Flexible with potential rain. Professional. Talent out the WAZOO!! Lots of covers - fun, kicky, happy! Loved them and so did everyone else!
Response from GirlX:
Girl X has preformed here at King Street Blues many times. They always pack the place! This is a group of true professionals. We have been hosting live music here in Old Town for twenty five years. Girl X is the best of the best!
G.M. King Street Blues
Price Range: $250-1500 depending on needs
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
What to expect:
1. A FUN SHOW
2. Professionals with professional gear that show up on time and don't have silly demands. A quick sound check. Performing the time allotted
3. A quiet and timely load in and out
4. Did we already say a FUN SHOW?
5. Up to four ten-song sets, but we usually do three 12-song sets (three hours)
6. House music between sets
7. Professional sound and lights
8. Controlled volume levels
The band has been playing a long time and understand that sometimes we're the center of attention, and sometimes not. We get it. We'll fit into wherever we need to be. But hopefully your crowd will be rocking', sweatin', singing into their beer bottles and taking selfies on the stage with us. That's what we want. We want you to look as good as possible by hiring one bad**% band!
Cate Cooper: "GirlX" herself is a crazy-good singer with great range and an emotional style. She has diverse abilities and can go from the bombast of Pink, to the funky groove of Prince. She oozes awesomeness with her stage presence too.
Michael Sauri: One of the DC area's premier guitarists, Michael fills a ton of space with a single guitar. He has a tremendous musical pedigree, including a music degree in jazz theory, and a long history of successful bands including Disappear Fear, Cinema 8, and Fighting Gravity. He is one of the keys to to band's superb three-part harmonies.
Mike O'Malley: We call him "Big Funky" for a reason. His playing is emotive of the Motown greats, following his idols. Mike brings much of the special sauce that makes GirlX so damn good.
Tim Hermes: Holding down the beat, Tim holds down the beat. He deliberately avoids the flash to leave plenty of space. Playing with Mike O'Malley for over 12 years, this great rhythm section helps to make the magic happen. The third singer in the band, he adds the high parts in the live shows. He's also the "class clown" who plays to the crowd, and get things greasy.
Additional Booking Notes
The band has a full PA for rooms up to 1000 sq ft. And there is no charge for our service. For larger venues, a sound reinforcement company would need to be retained for approximately $200 which we'd include in your quote. For outside shows, a stage, and overhead covering must be provided (we don't want rain or mud to get in the gear.) Lights are also available for $150. Depending on venue we will break that down in your quote.
Past Booked Events
|June 17, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 03, 2017–June 04, 2017 • 9:30pm - 1:30am||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|February 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|January 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 07, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 19, 2016–November 20, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||7 Corners Pub Falls Church VA|
|November 14, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 12, 2016–November 13, 2016 • 9:30pm - 12:00am||King Street Blues Old Town, Alexandria|
|October 08, 2016–October 09, 2016 • 9:30pm - 12:00am||King Street Blues, Old Town, Alexandria|
|September 17, 2016–September 18, 2016 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||7 Corners Pub Falls Church VA|
|September 17, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Festival|
|September 10, 2016–September 11, 2016 • 9:30pm - 12:00am||King Street Blues, Old Town, Alexandria|
|August 26, 2016 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Malone's of Manassas|
|August 20, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||BootyFest - 24 Hrs. of Booty Bike Race & Festival|
|August 13, 2016–August 14, 2016 • 9:30pm - 12:00am||Live at King Street Blues Old Town Alex.|
|August 12, 2016–August 13, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Live at 7 Corners Pub, Falls Church VA|
|April 09, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|January 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rhodeside Grille Arlington Va|
|January 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||King Street Blues Old Town Alexandria|
|December 11, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bungalow Billiards Chantilly Va|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Clare and Don's Beach Shack, Falls Church, VA|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||King Street Blues Old Town Alexandria, VA|
|September 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||King Street Blues, Old Town, Alexandria VA|
|September 04, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle, Bethesda, MD|
The band can learn pretty much any song for any event....but...here's the main list!
Shut Up and Dance Walk the Moon
100 Days, 100 Nights Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Baby I Love You Aretha Franklin
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Blame It On Cain Elvis Costello
Bossa Nova Shivaree
Brass in Pocket Pretenders
Cabbage Alley Meters
Can't Let Go Lucinda Williams
Dead Flowers Rolling Stones
Diamonds on the Inside Ben Harper
Don't Speak No Doubt
Don't Start Lyin' to Me Now Joss Stone
Everybody Talks Neon Trees
Feeling Good Muse
Forget You Cee-Lo Green
Girlfriend Matthew Sweet
Hella Good No Doubt
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Hold On Alabama Shakes
How Long Do I Have to Wait Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
I Want You Back Jackson 5
It's All Been Done Bare Naked Ladies
Joker Steve Miller Band
Left Hand Free Alt J
Let's Go Crazy Prince
Love Runs Out One Republic
Love Throw a Line Patty Griffin
Never Been to Spain Three Dog Night
No Matter What Badfinger
No Way to Treat a Lady Bonnie Raitt
Paris Grace Potter
Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae
Saw Her Standing There Beatles
She Bop Cyndi Lauper
So Lonely Police
Some Kind of Wonderful Joss Stone
Suffragette City David Bowie
Sunday Morning Maroon 5
Tell Me Something Good Rufus
Ticket to Ride Beatles
Under the Influence James Morrison
Walking on the Moon Police
Ways to be Wicked Lone Justice
Your Love Outfield
Yellow Moon Neville Brothers
Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson
I Want You to Want Me Cheap Trick
Roadhouse Blues Doors
Raise Your Glass Pink
Eleanor Rigby Aretha Franklin
Love Shack B-52s
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
Love is the Drug Roxy Music
Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley Robert Palmer
Mayor of Simpleton XTC
Bad Case of Lovin' You Robert Palmer
Spooky - ARS
Highway to Hell AC/DC
Use Me Bill Withers
Influences & Inspiration
Prince, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Maroon 5, old funk like James Brown, Bob Marley, The Meters, newer bands like Neon Trees, Barenaked Ladies, Elvis Costello the Pretenders, the Staples Singers, New Republic, Alt-J, and dozens of others. The band tries to find the sweet spot between funk and rock, that is catchy, danceable, but is still super-rocking'! We seem have found that place. Check out our videos for a sample of each style.
Ample space for four musicians, amps and monitors - approx. 15x15 but we can work with anything.