Classic Rock and Blues Rock at it's finest! We play danceable Classic Rock, Blues Rock and Hard Rock. We play a lot of Classic Rock covers that are recognizable and well liked by audiences, like ZZ TOP, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, STEVIE RAY VAUGHN, BEATLES, ROLLING STONES, GEORGIA SATELLITES, AC/DC, KISS, MOTLEY CRUE, ALICE COOPER, BLACK CROWES, etc.
I absolutely loved this band. The music was great and the guys are all super nice. I had them play on my patio and they were really good about asking me about sound levels. It was the perfect volume, and it was ROCKIN'. Everyone had a good time and you just couldn't help but dance to all the great tunes. I am looking very forward to having them back next year!
Response from Stillwater Avenue:
Thanks so much, Annette! It was an honor to play for you and your awesome customers at Island's Edge. Great venue! We're certainly looking forward to performing for you again next year!
The band members are all very nice and professional. They have a love for music and it shows. They really seem to have a great time and make sure the audience does as well. Our party goers all had a great time and we received lots of compliments for having Stillwater Avenue perform. We plan on booking them again next year!
Jim & Kamee
Response from Stillwater Avenue:
Thanks, Jim and Kamee! It was an honor for Stillwater Avenue to rock your party and we're looking forward to next year!
What to Expect
You will see a band that is very good musically and will get people dancing to Classic Rock and Blues Rock covers that are recognizable and well liked by our audiences. You will see a band of guys that enjoy what they do and are easy to work with.
Classic Rock and Blues Rock at it's finest!
We are a 4 piece band that is dedicated to rocking you and making sure our audiences are having a good time!
Travis and Bob met at a coffee shop and talked about songs and decided to start a new band. Bryan joined after the first guitarist had already joined. After going thru guitarists, Jake showed up and became the perfect fit for the band.
Bob Leff: Drums and vocals-- formerly of 3 Bags Full. "My interest in drumming began when I was 13 years old. My dad played in an old time waltz and polka band, and taught me how to play that style of music. Once I had finally got it down I replaced him in the band. At the time I was making 15 bucks a night, I WAS SOLD. Later on I began getting into bands like The Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, therefore my drumming influences have always been Ringo Starr, Ian Paice, and John Bonham. Over the years I've played in many successful cover bands, and it’s always been a blast. So to quote Ian Gillan (Lead Vocalist from Deep Purple) "Can we just turn everything up a little bit louder then everything else?"
Travis Vincent: Bass and vocals--formerly of The Roxelders. Travis is a "classic rock and blues rock connoisseur." Influences include Noel Redding, Tommy Shannon, John Paul Jones, Bill Wyman and John McKvie.
Jake Hemberger: Guitar and vocals--"Jake was born on the blues. His favorite childhood movie is The Blues Brothers. There’s one scene in particular that stays with him; where John Lee Hooker plays Boom Boom in the crowded streets of New Orleans …
In high school Jake played with The Foot, a Metallica/Alice in Chains inspired band; awarding him best guitarist at multiple battle-of-band competitions. In college he learned music theory and his musical taste drifted to studying underground metal players from bands like: Lamb of God, All Shall Perish, After the Burial and Veil of Maya.
After college, he played with The Saracens – a thrash rock three piece and Six Clicks North – a hip hop band, who sounded like Rage Against the Machine met Red Hot Chili Peppers with plenty of blues and metal undertones.
After playing hard rock, metal, thrash rock and hip hop, Jake is finally coming home to the blues and classic rock, playing with Stillwater Avenue!"
Bryan Krotzer: Lead vocals--formerly of Fathers of Kaos, Basement Dwellers, Ecolibrium, Axehead Inc, Midlife Crisis, Bryan and the Linebackers and Excess Express. Axehead Inc had some international success, selling CD's in Norway, Mexico, South America, New Zealand and other places, as well as the U.S. Bryan comes from a musical family and Kiss is his favorite band. "I started singing in the church choir when I was in high school and haven't stopped singing since! My biggest influences as a singer have been Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickinson. I love performing for people and rocking on stage with my friends in Stillwater Avenue!"
Additional Booking Notes
We are a 4 piece band. We can provide our own sound and lighting, if needed. We are a lead singer, bass guitar and vocals, guitar and vocals and drums.
Upcoming Booked Events
|February 24, 2018–February 25, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Uncle Mike's BBQ|
|March 24, 2018–March 25, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Grumpy's Bar and Grill-St. Bonifacius, MN|
|April 27, 2018–April 28, 2018 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||Isanti VFW|
|May 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Island's Edge in Mondovi, WI|
|June 23, 2018–June 24, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Grumpy's Bar and Grill|
|August 25, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Island's Edge, Mondovi, WI|
Past Booked Events
|February 02, 2018–February 03, 2018 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||Gallagher's Bar and Grill|
|January 06, 2018–January 07, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Flickabird's Resort|
|December 31, 2017–January 01, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||New Year's Eve at Grumpy's in St. Bonifacius|
|December 09, 2017–December 10, 2017 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Zimmerman American Legion|
|November 17, 2017–November 18, 2017 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||Gallagher's Bar and Grill|
|October 27, 2017–October 28, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Monte's Sports Bar|
|October 13, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Private Birthday Party|
|September 02, 2017–September 03, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Flickabirds Resort in Rush City, MN|
|August 12, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Festival|
|July 15, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Block Party-Ramsey, MN|
|July 01, 2017–July 02, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Flickabird's Resort|
|June 24, 2017–June 25, 2017 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||Bobee Jo's in Austin, MN|
|May 12, 2017–May 13, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Monte's Sports Bar|
|April 07, 2017–April 08, 2017 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Fridley American Legion|
|March 24, 2017–March 25, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Uncle Mike's BBQ|
|February 18, 2017–February 19, 2017 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Fridley American Legion|
|February 10, 2017–February 11, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Monte's Sports Bar|
|January 20, 2017–January 21, 2017 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Maple Lake American Legion|
|December 31, 2016–January 01, 2017 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Fridley American Legion|
|November 23, 2016–November 24, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Flickabird's Resort, Rush City, MN|
|November 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Monte's Sports Bar, Spring Lake Park, MN|
|September 03, 2016–September 04, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Flickabird's Resort, Rush City, MN|
|August 27, 2016–August 28, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Ole Piper Inn, Blaine, MN|
|August 26, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Monte's Sports Bar in Spring Lake Park, MN|
|July 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Block Party, Ramsey, MN|
|June 11, 2016–June 12, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Uncle Mike's in Hudson, WI|
|May 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Monte's Sports Bar in Spring Lake Park, MN|
|April 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Valley Lounge, Eagan, MN|
|April 23, 2016–April 24, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Flickabird's Resort|
|April 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Uncle Mike's in Hudson, WI|
|March 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Isanti VFW|
|March 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Uncle Mike's in Hudson, WI|
|February 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Zimmerman American Legion, Zimmerman, MN|
|February 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Monte's Sports Bar in Spring Lake Park, MN|
|January 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Owatonna Eagle's Club|
|January 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Flickabirds Resort in Rush City, MN|
|December 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Maple Lake American Legion|
|November 28, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Uncle Mike's in Hudson, WI|
|November 25, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Maple Lake American Legion, Maple Lake, MN|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hidden Haven Golf Club, East Bethel, MN|
|November 06, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Isanti VFW, Isanti, MN|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Pine Island Sports Bar, Pine Island, MN|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Guilty Goose in Zumbrota, MN|
|July 11, 2015||House Party|
STILLWATER AVENUE Set lists—as of 6/24/17
1. HURTS SO GOOD—JOHN MELLENCAMP
2. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE-ERIC CLAPTON N CREAM
3. BROWN SUGAR—ROLLING STONES
4. TUSH—ZZ TOP
5. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN—CLAPTON/MUDDY W.
6. I WANT YOU TO WANT ME-CHEAP TRICK
7. HOUSE IS A ROCKIN-SRV
8. CAN’T GET ENOUGH—BAD COMPANY
9. LAST DANCE WITH MARY JANE-TOM PETTY
10. ROADHOUSE BLUES—THE DOORS
11. BORN TO BE WILD—STEPPENWOLF
12. PRIDE AND JOY-SRV
13. SHARP DRESSED MAN-ZZ TOP
14. BAD CASE OF LOVIN YOU-ROBERT PALMER
15. HARD TO HANDLE-BLACK CROWES
1. HARD DAYS NIGHT—THE BEATLES
2. FREE FOR ALL—TED NUGENT
3. GIMME ALL YOUR LOVIN—ZZ TOP
4. CHEAP SUNGLASSES—ZZ TOP
5. MISS YOU—ROLLING STONES
6. ALL RIGHT NOW--FREE
7. NATIONWIDE—ZZ TOP
8. BOB’S DRUM SOLO
9. LAGRANGE—ZZ TOP
10. JENNY JENNY—867-5309—TOMMY TUTONE
11. WONDERFUL TONIGHT—ERIC CLAPTON
12. 2 TICKETS TO PARADISE—EDDIE MONEY
13. SIMPLE MAN-SKYNYRD
14. JOHNNY B GOODE—CHUCK BERRY
15. HONKY TONK WOMEN-ROLLING STONES
16. FOXY LADY—JIMI HENDRIX or Gimme 3 Steps -SKYNYRD
17. ROCK N ROLL ALL NIGHT-KISS (LIVE VERSION)
1. LIVIN AFTER MIDNIGHT-JUDAS PRIEST
2. UNDER PRESSURE—ZZ TOP
3. WAITING ON THE BUS/JESUS—ZZ TOP
4. SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL-LYNYRD SKYNYRD
5. DIRTY DEEDS-AC/DC
6. SCHOOL’S OUT—ALICE COOPER
7. HANDS TO YOURSELF-GEORGIA SATELLITES
8. BREAKDOWN—TOM PETTY
9. IT DON’T COME EASY—RINGO STARR
10. COLD SHOT-SRV
11. RED HOUSE--JIMI HENDRIX
12. GIMME 3 STEPS-SKYNYRD or FOXY LADY-HENDRIX
13. SMOKIN IN THE BOYS ROOM-MOTLEY CRUE
14. BORN ON THE BAYOU-CCR
15. YOU REALLY GOT ME-VAN HALEN
SWEET HOME ALABAMA—LYNYRD SKYNRD
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU—THE ROMANTICS PURPLE HAZE—JIMI HENDRIX
YOU WRECK ME- TOM PETTY
BE MY LOVER-ALICE COOPER
NO MATTER WHAT-BADFINGER
MOVIN ON-BAD COMPANY
Influences & Inspiration
Bad Company, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Cream, ZZ Top, Kiss, Badfinger, Lynyrd Skynyrd
If the sound system is provided, we need one straight mic stand and two boom mic stands.