Mary Lou and The Drugstore Lovers are the latest, amazing act to hit the bustling Northern Virginia cover band circuit, cranking out the hottest Classic Rock stage show this side of DC! With the combination of Mary Lou's delicate but powerful voice, the accomplished musicianship of veteran players, and a stage performance that's sure to please the crowd, an incredible time is guaranteed for all! Listen to songs from their new demo and contact the band at TheDrugstoreLovers@gmail.com to find out more about booking them to perform at your next special event!
...and now a little about the band:
Mary Lou Bolas (lead vocals) is the new breakout talent coming to the Northern Virginia live music scene! Shes honed her skills singing and playing guitar in a host of folk and worship groups, now with The Drugstore Lovers shes ready to take NoVA by storm with her powerful delivery and her expressive touch. She will break your heart with her soulful renditions of classic rock ballads, and then blow you over when she kicks it into high gear with her incredible covers of Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Janis Joplin, Robert Plant, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), and Stevie Nicks, just to name a few! You dont want to miss it!
Tom Rathjen (guitar/vocals) is a veteran performer with over 30 years of stage and studio experience, spanning the country from LA to Houston TX, and for the last 10 years right here in Northern Virginia. Before he became a Drugstore Lover he was the long-time lead guitarist for Fat Chance, one of Northern Virginias premier party rock bands. He also plays lead guitar for the Spirit Wind praise band at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. The breadth and depth of his experience includes stints with Brunette Sky (classic rock), Grace Thru Faith (contemporary Christian), Prophets of Syrinx (Rush tribute), After 10 (classic and modern rock), Powered Flight (classic rock), MinT (modern rock), Zamboni (original rock), and The Source (original rock). He plays with incredible style and taste, his unique signature sound is unmistakable!
Jon Engel (keyboards/guitar/vocals) is making his debut to the NoVA live music scene. Brought out of semi-retirement by his fellow Drugstore Lovers hes been biding his time in the studio producing The Traveling Dingleberries (classic rock) and Casting Fate (original altern metal). A grizzled veteran of the busy Northern New Jersey live music scene, he spent over 20 years singing and playing bass, keyboards and guitar in Mushmouth (classic/party rock), Sould Out (Soul/R&B), Thymes Two (classic/acoustic rock), Breaker ME (original hard rock), Powerplay (original rock), Nightlife (original rock), Vox Angelica (original altern) and The Switch (80s pop/rock), as well as producing studio projects ReKlein (original EDM) and Malaren (original world/new age). His broad range and versatility puts the icing on The Drugstore Lovers cake!
Joe Cacciapaglia (bass guitar/harmonica/vocals) a NoVA native and the grey-haired eminence of the group, he is a throwback to a bygone era of Classic Rock and the British Invasion. Musically illiterate, cursed with perfect pitch, he plays completely by memory and feel. He's a veteran of over half a century of experience in numerous rock, blues and praise bands. Most recently you may have seen him performing an eclectic musical mix with Joey the Dog (classic rock) and an occasional acoustic duo with Scott Butler of Fat Chance fame. Yes, he is older than dirt and loves playing in it, as well as with the Drugstore Lovers!
Carl (Sugar Foot) Pavolic (drums/vocals) is making his NoVA live music debut but hes no stranger to the stage or studio. Before becoming a Drugstore Lover Sugar Foot did hard time in New York with 10 Fingers (classic rock/funk), Spyder Murphy (classic R&B) Suburban Groove Squad (Funk & Roll) and The Blind Rats (original rock/funk) where he co-wrote and produced, along with holding down the deep pocket he loves to live in. Once you hear Sugar Foot drop the bomb on his kick drum youll know how he got his name! Lets just say he plays so funky youll need to put on your boogie shoes!
Like us on Facebook... http://www.facebook.com/MaryLouandTheDrugstoreLovers
Marple Productions 2018