Mary-eL is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Alexandria, VA who plays funk n soul with an edge. She is what one could call a "Jill of all trades". She’s hosted her own radio show, acted in short films, co-hosted local TV programs, engineered live shows, is a highly sought-after studio session vocalist, and is well known for her truly captivating stage presence.
Throughout her musical journey she has been a part of a capella groups, contemporary gospel ensembles, choirs, an all-girl R&B group, cover bands, as well as the lead and background vocalist in various bands around Indianapolis, Maryland, and Virginia. Nowadays you can see Mary-eL performing sold out shows with John Kadlecik and the DC Mystery Cats or doing solo shows with a variety of incredible musicians backing her up!
For a few years she played various popular venues around the area under the name Photo Radio including: Rams Head Live, Baltimore Soundstage, Hard Rock Cafe DC, The French Embassy, and IOTA! In the summer of 2012 the band had the pleasure of opening for Eve6 at the Palatine Park Amphitheater in West Virginia. Before the band’s dissolution in May of 2014, Mary-eL and the band completed "Photo Radio" a 5-song EP (which she co-produced) with sass, soul, and tons of groove! A few of the songs from the EP have been played on various indie radio stations and programs including WOCM Ocean 98.1 FM, KNHR: No Hits Radio (Texas/Canada), The Kitty Opal Show (UK), and the No Filter Sports Radio show.
She has recorded and collaborated with many artists around the East Coast at various studios and venues including: Cue Studios - VA, Listen Vision - DC, House of Jam - MD, Soundmine - PA, The Artist Factory- GA, David Ivory/Ivory Productions (The Roots, Erykah Badu) - PA, John Kadlecik (The John K. Band, Further, Phil Lesh & Friends, Dark Star Orchestra), Chuck Treece (McRad, HR of The Bad Brains, Res), Joe Morra, and many more!!
"So glad I had the chance to be introduced to this beautiful fusion! Mary...that voice and those lyrics top it all off!!!" - C.Hill (fan)
"This rich, savory melding of funk, rock, a tinge of R&B and raw life are thrilling folks on the music scene by tapping into their souls, emotions and enveloping their bodies with rhythm and uptempo...Mary-eL is captivating with her voice, her stage presence, and the fervency is hard to resist" - J.Myka, One World Pool Review
Doors 9:30 | Music 10 pm . 21 & up.