The Eddie Becker Band is scheduled to play in the 3rd Annual “Git Rockin” Battle of the Bands to be held at The State Theatre in Falls Church, VA on Thursday, October 16th.
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“There is a War on the Middle Class” receives an Honorable Mention in the 15th Annual 2007 Billboard World Songwriting Contest. In order to qualify to receive an Honorable Mention, Eddie’s song placed in the top 1,500 entries across all 12 categories worldwide.
“There is a War on the Middle Class” receives an Honorable Mention from the United Kingdom Songwriting Contest. This is the second consecutive year that the Eddie Becker Band has received an Honorable Mention from this worldwide competition.
The Eddie Becker Band is selected to compete in the 3rd Annual “Git Rockin” Battle of the Bands to be held at The State Theatre in Falls Church, VA. This year’s competition was extremely tough with 46 band submissions and only 5 slots to fill. Each band was selected during a “blind” judging process comprised of 1,105 Government Information Group staff and event sponsors/supporters.
Come out and support us on Thursday October 16th.
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Rolling Thunder “Spirit of Freedom” Performance - Live May 21, 2007
The Eddie Becker Band is pleased to announce that we have been selected by Rolling Thunder, Inc.’s Chapter 1 of California to perform for their 3rd Annual “Spirit of Freedom Ride” XXI. We will be appearing at the Main Pavilion Wednesday, May 21 at the KOA Campgrounds in Millersville, Maryland from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
Rolling Thunder, Chapter 1 rides annually across the United States from California to Washington,DC supporting all American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA). You are invited to join us for an evening of music, camaraderie and saluting our troops who fight for our freedom. No cover charge or fees.
July 2007 - Brian Priebe - Eddie Becker Band
Trombonist Wins Second Place at the "International Alphorn
Festival in Switzerland"
alphorn player wins second place in an alphorn contest at the
International Alphorn Festival in Switzerland.
120 alphorn players came from around the
world to take part in the 6th International Alphorn Festival which
took place in the Swiss alpine ski resort Nendaz. Brian Priebe, an
American professional Trombonist from Washington DC, was one of the
90 contestants to play for the 600 euro prize to be given to
"Alphorn champions" of this year's festival.
Gold Winner in the SAW 23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic
Song Contest 2006
November 17, 2006 � Songwriter
Association of Washington
wins the SAW Gold Award in the 2006 Jazz/Blues category for best
song. SAW sponsors the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) each
year which is one of the longest-running contests in the nation
which attracts entries from around the world. Awards are
presented to the first and second place winners, gold and silver, in
each category, with a panel of music industry professionals choosing
three top prize winners from among those entries.
The SAW Awards Gala took place on
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 at Jammin' Java in Vienna where Gold
Award winners performed their compositions live.
The Eddie Beck Band -
Finalist in the Washington, DC Blues Society (DCBS),
International Blues Competition (IBC).
DCBS - IBC to be held on November
21, 2006 at Chic Hall's
Surf Club, Bladensburg, MD. Winners of DCBS - IBC event
will be sent to Memphis, Tennessee as ambassadors representing the
Washington, DC Blues community.
The Kennedy Center - ASCAP
Songwriter Showcase Awards Ceremony
The Kennedy Center was a
"buzz of excitement" on May 1st as 13 local songwriters and singers
took to the stage to perform their original music before a sold out
crowd of over 400 people. Stephen Schwartz
(composer for Wicked, Godspell, Pippin), our celebrity guest host, was exceptionally gracious,
introducing our presenters and sitting with them on stage as they
Becker is named a winner in the ASCAP Songwriter Showcase - original composition contest. The song Blues Down in the
Delta, winner in the Light Pop category, is one of twelve winners
out of approximately 500 entries. Blues Down in the Delta was
inspired by the devastation and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The ASCAP awarded, Blues Down in the
Delta, was recorded by the Eddie Becker Band who was also named
a finalists in the 2005 DC Blues Society blues performance
As winners of the ASCAP Songwriters Showcase members of the
Eddie Becker Band will perform an acoustic version of Blues Down in
the Delta at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on May 1, 2006.
The special guest host of the ASCAP Songwriters Showcase will be
Stephen Schwartz, the
highly acclaimed composer and lyricist for such successful Broadway
shows as Godspell, Pippin, and his newest smash hit, Wicked. This ASCAP
event will present talented songwriters from the Mid-Atlantic region
- including DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Each
songwriter (or their designated singer) will perform a song
representing one of the following genres - musical theatre, jazz
vocals, cabaret, or light pop.
Becker Band is cooperative of musicians, most who play in other
bands throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Eddie being a native of
the Washington DC metropolitan area has had the opportunity to play
with some of the metro areas finest musicians. As a result the Eddie
Becker Band line-up will change depending on the venue and type of
event. The core band is a standard - guitar, bass, drums and
lead vocalist. Frequently the band will also include a
harmonica, a saxophone or feature a four piece
horn section - appropriately named the Beltway
Horns. The bands set list cuts across genres
that include - classic 60's soul music, swing, blues, rock-a-billy
and roots rock. This range of material is possible because Eddie's
guitar style incorporates many diverse influences.