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One Hit Wonders

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 5:00 PM

Event Details

DC Chapter

Meet & Greet Jam Details: Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Details: Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
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About This Event

All you need is one song to hit big.  Come pay homage to the artists so easily forgotten with the Flashband One Hit Wonders Showcase.  The premise is simple.  Bands will play at least one hit song from an artist with out any other hit songs. Got it, Vanilla Ice?

Flashband Showcases bring together a group of musicians who form new, temporary bands. After a short period of rehearsal, we put them on stage for a one-night only show. For this special Flashband Showcase, musicians will put together a full set of music based on the One Hit Wonders theme. At least one of the songs must be an original song written by the band since forming.

Interested in performing? Musician signup is open until the meet-and-greet jam date of January 25.

Musician Signup

Musicians from all backgrounds and styles are welcome to sign up, although they should feel confident in their ability to perform a fifteen minute set on stage after just a few practices with their band. Musicians pick their own bands from other participating musicians at the meet-and-greet jam.

Musician registration fee covers:

-Use of space and equipment at the studio at the jam session

-Organization and logistics by Flashband staff

-Professional photos of the show (see past photos here)

Backstage members get free show participation and other perks - find out more here

To sign up, create an account and then click the 'Sign Up' button in the upper right. 

Meet-and-greet jam

Presented by:

Studio VAll participating musicians must attend the meet-and-greet jam, where musicians cycle through 3-4 concurrent jam sessions and play with all the other participants, and then begin forming their bands.

Studio V Recording

13505 Dulles Technology Dr #2, Herndon, VA

Sunday, January 25, 4pm-7pm


4:00-4:10: Musicians arrive

4:10-4:20: Introduction

4:20-5:00: Jam 1

5:00-5:40: Jam 2

5:40-6:30: Jam 3

6:30-7:00: Wrap up and socializing

Thanks to our awesome sponsor, Studio V Recording, we'll get to the jam at their studio space which is fully outfitted. Come play some music at this fun space.


The Show

Jammin Java

227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Doors 5pm, first band at 6pm

The band schedule/order will be posted once bands are formed. For tickets, visit http://www.jamminjava.com/. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show (VIP seated tickets are $15).


Flashband musicians making their own one-hit band at our show at IOTA Club and Cafe.


Since we know you’re just itching for this Afternoon Delight of a Showcase, check out these Ditty’s and Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm or something. 

Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy

Anita Ward – Ring My Bell

Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper

Carl Douglass – Kung Fu Fighting

Taylor Hicks – Do I Make You Proud

Gary Newman – Cars

Registered Bands (5)

* indicates band leader

Spicy Cherries

We are too sexy for shirts. So will be wearing light jackets. Provisional set list: tommy tutone 8675309 ten years after I'd love to change the world buffalo springfield for what it's worth lit my own worst enemy of monsters and men little talks

Only's Never Lonely

Strictly out of the Wikipedia One Hist Wonders List. No Lie, we're chasing down that eternal flame of momentary sparkiness. sax, funky bass and drums, vocal overload with guitars to spare, we're gonna shoot it right on your funky bone. We'll leave the 50's and 60's stuff to other folks, we're feeling the 80's, 90's and later. Oh yes -- we're thinking 500 Miles by the Proclaimers.


Rock, blues, rockin' blues...call it what you want. We call it fun!. Two songs with a 6/4 time sig! Soaring bluesy guitar solos. Mouth harp. Join us! Life is a Highway to the Mississippi Queen. Even though we Fooled Around and Fell in Love, we Still Got the Blues. Help us shake them off. Sing along, clap, yell and scream. It's all good.

Anastasia and The Beaverhausens

In the tradition of Cream, The Travelling Wilburys, and Damn Yankees, Flashers have left their "day-bands" temporarily to come together to form the latest super-group, Anastasia and The Beaverhausens. With a tip-of-the-cap to the alias of Karen Walker (TV Show "Will & Grace"), Anastasia and The Beaverhausens will be a Flashband drunken, pill-popping, tour-de-force.

One and Onlies

Exploring the boundaries of one hit wonders. We ask such important questions as: Is it a one hit wonder if it was only made famous by another group (or by many different groups)? Does it count as a hit if only 1/3 of the band has heard of it? Can we reach beyond the genres covered by Billboard charts and top 40s stations? Who were the one hit wonders of the 1970s, the 1770s, the 1270s? Set list may or may not include: The Lion Sleeps Tonight; Take on Me; Boom Boom Boom (Let me hear you say wayo); Amazing Grace

Message Board

If you are signed up for this event, use the message board below to communicate with fellow musicians. This is a great place to find bands, ask questions and make suggestions!

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Steve Andersen
Feb 24, 2015 5:14 AM
So.... are there pictures? did anyone take any video? my friend who was supposed to do it couldn't make it at the last monement

Steve Andersen
Feb 19, 2015 2:08 AM
since the venue will only have drums, 1 each bass & guitar amps is ther any interest in finding out who is bringing what to coordinate?

Frank Modica
Jan 30, 2015 12:05 PM
Will bands posts the songs they intend to perform? Pro: Six bands won't play "Safety Dance". Con: No surprise. Discuss

Chris Wesley
Jan 29, 2015 12:36 AM
Frank, you can have it...I don't think it's wanted and we are doing at least one song out of theme

Frank Modica
Jan 27, 2015 9:08 PM
Since The Oneders beat us to the punch. We're now Anastasia and The Beaverhausens.

Frank Modica
Jan 27, 2015 8:51 PM
As in, "I wonder what ever happened to The Oh-NEE-ders?"

Frank Modica
Jan 27, 2015 8:49 PM
Glad to see we share a sense of humor w/other Flashers. We can be "The One-ders" w/hyphen, and Chris Wesley & Co can be "The Oneders" w/o.

Grant Gunn
Jan 26, 2015 1:46 PM
Hey Alan, I've got to say you were right about 2525 date and Rolf, you knew it and now I do. Thanks.

Nick Abbott
Jan 26, 2015 2:04 AM
Hey everyone - I had to leave before i got anyone's info, I played the Blue Fender tonight i can do lead or rhythm guitar- nabbott123@gmail

Chris Wesley
Jan 25, 2015 7:47 PM
37 of 45 spots?! Bummer, gonna be a good one!

Steve Andersen
Jan 25, 2015 3:53 PM
well I'm certainly gladd another Steve signed up so I'm not at the bottom of the list

Chris Wesley
Jan 23, 2015 11:58 AM
Yes Garrett. There will be a few amps there in each jam room, but if you have a ~15-30 amp, you are welcome to bring it just in case.

Garrett Kearns
Jan 22, 2015 11:25 PM
We bring our own instruments right?

joel lopez
Jan 22, 2015 5:58 PM
dibs! lol

joel lopez
Jan 22, 2015 5:58 PM
proclaimers-500 miles candle box-far behind the darkness-i believe in a thing called love.

Alan Warburton
Jan 22, 2015 2:02 PM
if you need a ride to the jam, I may be able help. I live in Alexandria.

Cody Valentine
Jan 16, 2015 5:33 PM

Chris Wesley
Jan 16, 2015 1:39 AM
Musicians covered by the event fee, whether each individual event or Backstage Pass.

deleted musician
Jan 15, 2015 5:15 PM
1st time attender as well. I assume we have to purchase tickets for the show as well or are musicians covered?

Chris Wesley
Jan 15, 2015 12:59 AM
That sounds good enough imho. Some stretch the theme thin. I have a vocal pedal that does the megaphone/telephone/AM effect.

Steve Andersen
Jan 14, 2015 6:30 AM
I ask this only because "Mexican Radio" only made it to 58 o US charts but 18 on Canadian charts...for example

Steve Andersen
Jan 14, 2015 2:43 AM
there are very popular artist that only had 1 hit... Hendrick, the Dead, et al, I assume we want to avoifd those?

Steve Andersen
Jan 14, 2015 2:41 AM
Are we defiing 1 hit technically i.e only 1 billboard top 40 pop hit?.

Chris Wesley
Jan 14, 2015 12:26 AM
Ryan, sort of wing it. Bring what u like, ask if others know, play it, others will ask about songs too, give&take turns, 40 min goes quick.

Ryan Moore
Jan 13, 2015 5:55 PM
Never attended before. How are the jams structured? Is someone supplying lead sheets with lyrics?

Chris Wesley
Jan 13, 2015 2:27 AM
by Decade - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States

Chris Wesley
Jan 13, 2015 2:18 AM

Chris Wesley
Jan 13, 2015 2:18 AM
PLEASE say u want also want to do obscure songs 2 expand ur horizons n not take the easy way out. I really want 70's songs

Alan Warburton
Jan 12, 2015 7:37 PM
The Numanites are a powerful group and are coming for you...

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