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musicians who work in law, medicine & finance by day
ROCKED THEIR HEARTS OUT IN battle of the bands
Recreational musicians won $7,000+ at Rebel club
| Jesse Short, fronting Lemonshade, took home "Best Dressed" and, along with UB Cheung, Mike Marinic, Brian Bernstein and Carlos Cabrales, "Best Cover Band."|
New York City--Once a week for the last few months, Jesse Short has hot-footed from his north Flatiron office to a Times Square music studio to shake off his professional persona as accountant for a not-for-profit and channel his inner Ziggy Stardust…and David Byrne, Geddy Lee and Billy Idol.
Last Friday night the 41-year-old took the stage amid smoke machines, strobe lights and a full band to spellbind the crowd. He impressedundefinedand earned "Best Dressed" for his get-ups (alternating headgear, industrial/goth Storm Trooper boots and more) and, together with his band, scored "Best Cover Band" at The Jammy Awards, produced by recreational music community The Jam NYC.
Short is just one of 50+ recreational musicians who took the stage at Rebel, 251 West 30th Street, on April 16 to compete for trophies and prizes worth more than $7,000. Honors were bestowed by a panel comprised of music industry pros.
"There was such great energy at Rebel and lots of talent on that stage," said judge Aimee Steele of Liz Caplan Vocal Studios. "I love to see how supportive all the musicians are of each other and I appreciate how serious they are about their music yet know how to have fun--that's what it is all about."
"The Jam is an amazing outlet for musicians to connect and make music," said judge Ari Simon of D'Addario. "It’s great to be able to see the final product in action. I really enjoyed it."