JunkFood

JunkFood

 Alexandria, Virginia, USA
BandRockAlternative

*Voted "Best Of DC 2008" in the Washington City Paper!* Good Rock-n-Roll is hard to find nowadays. Big, unapologetic rock tunes with hooks so large you could hang a side of beef on them. Add strong guitar work and three part harmonies and you have JunkFood.

Biography

*Just Voted "Best Of DC 2008" in the Washington City Paper!*

"JunkFood is a band with no illusions about itself. The music the Fairfax foursome makes has little nutritional value, but it sure is delicious. That makes JunkFood just about the perfect bar band. There is no artistic pretension or forced emo moping, just good-time, high-energy, well-played rock-and-roll." - C. Woodrow Irvin, The Washington Post

***Voted "2005 BEST LOCAL BAND" by the Washington Post***

Do you remember when rock and roll was fun? JunkFood certainly does, serving up big, unapologetic rock tunes with loud guitars and sing-along hooks so huge you could hang a side of beef on them.

JunkFood is a NOVA based rock band. Their latest album "Mighty" was released in December 2008.

JunkFood regularly performs for a broad range of fans in a wide range of venues up and down the East coast. From family friendly festival crowds, to summer beach vacationers, to rowdy college bars - JunkFood has entertained them all. Although primarily known for original music, JunkFood is not afraid to play your favorite covers from the 80's to today. As their many fans will attest, JunkFood subscribes to the old school tradition that no matter how much you enjoy the CD, you've really got to experience the band live to fully appreciate their talent.

All the members are road-tested and experienced live performers having collectively shared the stage with the likes of DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, STYX, LIVE, FUEL, VERTICAL HORIZON, THE FRAY, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, FLOGGING MOLLY, VIOLENT FEMMES, COLLECTIVE SOUL, BOWLING FOR SOUP, PAT MCGEE BAND, EVERCLEAR, TOAD THE WET SPROCKET, JIMMY BUFFET, THE PRESIDENTS OF THE USA, SMASH MOUTH, SUGAR RAY and JIMMIE'S CHICKEN SHACK, just to name a few.

JunkFood's live show is a high-energy party, making them one of the most sought after bands in the DC/Metro Area. The buzz they have generated has them headlining the major venues in the region.

Since being voted "BEST COVER BAND IN THE DC AREA" by On Tap Magazine in March 2003 and "BEST LOCAL BAND" by the Washington Post Reader's Poll in 2005, JunkFood has performed in front of thousands of fans at high profile events such as the annual Celebrate Fairfax Festival and HiBall Events Mid-Atlantic Shamrock Festival and Blocktoberfest.

"JunkFood may be the Washington DC area’s biggest party band–the former cover band makes regular appearances at the biggest events around town. And it isn’t surprising; vocalist Bart Harris nails his melodies, with a bit of a growl similar to some of the late ‘90s radio gods... It isn’t challenging or complex, and it isn’t meant to be. JunkFood knows the role that they want to play: this is music intended as a soundtrack to your night out, for throwing back beers at a bar with friends or soaking in the sun on a beach..." - On Tap Magazine

Discography

Full Length CD:
"No Space"
Released Dec 12th, 2003
Radio Airplay: "Who's Your Enemy?" and "Perfume And Vodka" being spun on DC101 and XM Radio regularly.

2nd Full Length CD:
"Below The Charm"
Released June 9th, 2006.
Radio Airplay: "Bridges" being spun on DC101 and XM Radio along with Sirius Satellite Radio.

3rd Full Length CD:
"Mighty"
Released Dec 12, 2008
Radio Airplay: "Toast", won 5 straight nights in prime time on DC101 contest "Handful Of Ass", finally beaten by Metallica. Still being spun on DC101.

Set List

Original Shows: All songs from the first two albums.

Cover Shows: Everything from Neil Diamond to Nickelback, rocked up and fun, with songs from "Mighty", 'No Space' and 'Below The Charm' sprinkled in.