Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA

Virago is a high energy acoustic Rock duet with an ethnic twist. The women of Virago are a driving rhythm section in their own right while carrying their bold vocals and beautiful harmonies. These two women engage the audience, rock hard and have a lot of fun while doing what they love!


Virago is Amy Schindler and Maire Tashjian an original, high energy, acoustic guitar and percussion duet. The core of their music is an edgy rock sound that pulsates with undercurrents ranging from American blues to Afro-Brazilian samba. Their cover songs include selections by the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall, Bruce Springsteen, 4 Non-Blondes and Janis Joplin. Virago has a passion for Brazilian music which has inspired them to perform songs in Portuguese and their listeners may hear a passionate rendition of “Viva La Vida” being performed in Spanish. They have performed locally and internationally at the Festival of São João in Salvador Bahia, Brazil. The New York Council on the Arts has recognized Virago for their achievements in original music composition, including songs from their debut CD Here Be Dragons. For booking information please call 732-616-0497.

They have performed internationally and locally at the following venues:

• The Vixen Provincetown, MA
• The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
• Rubyfruit Bar & Grill NYC
• Steel City Phoenixville PA
• Carnival Cruise Line NYC
• Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
• The Living Room NYC
• The Saint Asbury Park, NJ
• The Crown & Anchor Provincetown, MA
• The Clearwater Festival Asbury Park, NJ
• The Acme Underground NYC
• Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival Red Bank, NJ
• 88.1 FM ASBURY RADIO Asbury Park, NJ
• 88.7 FM WRSU RADIO New Brunswick, NJ
• 90.5 FM “The Night” Lincroft, NJ
• 92.1 FM WOMR Cape Cod, MA
• 96.5 FM WSLR Sarasota, FL
• WPKN Amazon Radio Bridgeport, CT
• Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ
• The Red Door Watertown, CT
• Georgies Asbury Park, NJ


11 song cd release- Here Be Dragons

Set List

Song List For Virago

KT Tunstall- Black Horse And A Cherry Tree

Melissa Etheridge- All American Girl
Come To My Window
I’m The Only One
Enough Of Me
Silent Legacy
Lover Please

Green Day- Good Riddance

Bruce Springsteen- My City Of Ruins
Cross My Heart

Patty Smith- Because The Night

Bob Marley- Could You Be Love?
Redemption Song

Ziggy Marley- Love Is My Religion

Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Carol King- It’s Too Late
Will You Still Love me Tomorrow?

Peter Gabriel- In Your Eyes

Janis Joplin-