Whiskey Bent is based out of Stafford, VA. We are a "Rockin' Country Band" playing current modern country with a little bit of edge with some rock and blues mixed in!!! Look for us to be in your area soon!!!
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Whiskey Bent is a high-energy, Country Rock band playing the latest rocking Modern Country Hits, mixed with classic and outlaw country, plus some hard hitting rock and roll. We will energize any crowd and get the party started and the shoes shuffling around on the floor. Our music appeals to all ages: 20’s to 60’s will all hear familiar tunes that put them in a party mood.
A few things set Whiskey Bent apart from other four-piece bands – first, every member of the band sings; second, we incorporate mandolin, harmonica, and synthesizers in a few songs to spice things up. These unique features along with the variety in our set list guarantee that the audience will never be bored while Whiskey Bent is on stage.
Jeff Brooks – Drums/A “few” vocals
Jeff is a retired Air Force veteran who always had a passion for playing the drums. The passion for playing the drums and playing in a band sometimes had to be put on hold due to the job and taking care of family. The desire to continue drumming never left and Jeff was finally able to find the time to dedicate to playing in bands and entertaining folks. As usual life throws us a curve from time to time. Just as the momentum began, Jeff’s job took him to some far-away places. As luck would have it, just as Jeff was able to gain ground with a couple bands in Ohio, he was hit with a job transfer. The job brought Jeff from Ohio to Virginia in the summer of 2010. The passion for drumming would not die and Jeff would not give up. Soon after the move to Virginia, he began the search to get back into the band scene. Jeff decided on attempting to start up a band that would play modern rockin’ country. Starting a band is no easy task. Through several variations, along with starts and stops and making some good friends along the way, Whiskey Bent is where we are today. The key to the whole thing is persistence and having a good group of like-minded musicians who want to have fun while entertaining audiences. Whiskey Bent is just that, a fun rockin’ country band, playing some of the latest rockin’ modern country, mixed with some country classics, outlaw country and hard hitting rock and roll. Jeff’s glad he hung in there.
Dave Mills- Guitar/Vocals
Dave Mills is a southern boy, born and bred. A singer song writer guitar player raised in central KY, Dave cut his teeth and learned his musical chops back in the mid to late 70's on music from the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, the Allman Brothers and any southern rock band of the era. This influence shows in his style of play. Dave has played guitar and fronted vocals with numerous bands, with styles ranging from my brought Dave to the northern Virginia area back in the mid 80's and he has called it home ever since. No stranger to the Northern Virginia music scene, Dave has played and performed locally with classic rock band "The Braddock Road Band" and more recently played guitar and provided lead vocals with several other local blues and roots rock veterans in The Red Rocket Blues Band.
Dave Ploger – Bass/Vocals
Dave loves to put out the bass rhythm along with backing and lead vocals for groups playing rock, country, pop and anything else that moves an audience. He especially loves to lead classic country tunes from the likes of Cash, Haggard, Willie and Yoakam, as well as the latest new country.
Dave played bass guitar and provided backing vocals for local country rock group Jessie Kohls and the Roosters. They performed at a variety of local venues and events over a four-year period. Working with the Roosters Band, Dave learned what it takes to perform professionally with a small group, both musically as well as the mechanics like as setting up and running sound systems.
Starting in 2010 Dave has also been part of the J and A Band. Working with these excellent musicians has taken him to another level and has been tons of fun too!
His passion for music goes further - like making and playing cigar box guitars.
Dave also enjoys boating, biking, volleyball, disc golf, computer programming and otherwise having a great time!
"Wild" Will Williamson - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Wild Will blends finger-picking, flat-picking and bottleneck slide to create his unique sound. To maximize his creative style Wild Will adds harmonica, mandolin, and even a guitar synthesizer to give Whiskey Bent a diverse range of tonal pallets. Will grew up enjoying the folk and bluegrass songs that his father played on the banjo. At age 8 he saw Johnny Cash on TV and was inspired to become a guitar player and singer. His influences include guitarists such as Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh, Duane Allman, Buddy Guy, Albert King, and bands such as Aerosmith, Credence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, and many more. Wild Will has further developed his skills by studying with a number of notable acoustic guitarists, including Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), and GE Smith (Saturday Night Live Band, The Wall Tour with Roger Waters) As a result, he has developed his personal playing style to incorporate elements of all of the music that he is most passionate about...
Raffle tickets for some awesome prizes will be sold at the door and throughout the evening.
Hartwood Days Festival - Sept 14th, 2013
Lake Arrowhead Fundraiser Event - Saturday, April 13th, 2013 Stafford VA
Average audience: over 100 plus
Numerous private parties, etc.
Average attendance: 25-50 or more