Gonzo's Nose

Gonzo's Nose

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As we like to say, we've been playing other people's music since 1996. Gonzo's is a dedicated party band playing the best songs from the 80's, 90's, and today throughout Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland, as well as up and down the east coast.

Biography

As we like to say, we've been playing other people's music since 1996. Gonzo's is a dedicated party band playing throughout Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland, as well as up and down the east coast. Although we are all classically-trained and take this Gonzo thing very seriously, it's really just a hobby for us. We all have ‘real’ jobs, and because we have (almost) no pretention, we're quite content to be playing nothing but cover songs. Judging by the response we've gotten, people are quite content to listen!

We have a monster set list, with over 200 songs in heavy rotation (see link). We pick high energy songs that people can dance to, spanning three decades (80’s, 90’s & 00’s) and a mess of different musical styles. We also continually add new music to our set, sometimes up to 10 songs a month.

Career Highlights:
Dec 2009: Performing at DC101’s New Years Eve Downtown Countdown w/ Third Eye Blind
June 2009: Voted "best cover band" in NOVA by Northern Virginia Magazine
Jan 2009: Performed at the Virginia Democratic Party's Inaugural Ball w/ President-Elect Barack Obama, Governor Tim Kaine, and Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner.
2008: performed at DC101’s sold out New Years Eve Downtown Countdown w/ Cowboy Mouth
2008: performed with new American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYKs3SlsorA
2008: Performed for over 2,000 at the new Gaylord National Resort and Hotel w/ comedian Frank Caliendo
2007: Performed on the floor of the Verizon Center for their 10th anniversary, w/ comedian Bill Cosby.
2007: Performed for over 10,000 people at the Leesburg, VA 4th of July Festival
2006: Headlined the AOL holiday party at the National Air and for over 15,000 people
2005: Voted one of the best wedding bands in the United States by Modern Bride magazine
2002: Voted most popular cover band in Wash DC area by readers of Washingtonian magazine
2002: 17-day tour (four countries) to the Balkans to perform for US and NATO troops

Statistics:
- Years performing together as Gonzo’s Nose: over 12
- Collective years of musical experience: over 110
- Shows performed: 685
- Venues: 189
- Countries: 5
- Songs covered: 461
- Songs currently in heavy rotation: ~200
- Website: averages 1,475 unique visitors weekly, registering 40,500 hits.
- Mailing list: ~1300 email addresses, all completely voluntary.
- Facebook fans: ~ 580

Discography

Since we are a cover band, we have not released any singles, EP's, etc.

Set List

Our set lists contain the best songs from the 80's, 90's, and today. Our sets our usually 3 hours long, with a small break in the middle. Set our set list here: http://gonzosnose.com/setlist.php