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Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo has been bringing acoustic rock (Americana, Classic Rock, Pop Rock and Old Time Country Western) to the Washington DC Metro Area since 2006. Whether performing original music or classic material, Alex’s voice is “reminiscent of Johnny Cash, though often sung with Jello Biafra’s inflection” (Matthew Stabley, NBCWashington.com) and “sounds like Nick Cave reinterpreting the early songbook of Bill Callahan” (The Big Easy - MetroMusicScence.com). “El Rojo” to his friends, Parez takes inspiration from epic troubadours and fantastic bands Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Johnny Cash, the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rolling Stones, The Doors among many others as well as such current and former local artists John Bustine, Brandon Butler, Michael Maloney, Derek Evry, and Jason Mendelson. 

In duo/ trio/quartet mode, Alex is flanked by several accomplished musicians including harmonica sideman Terry Boes, bassists Derek Evry, Miles Townes, or Jason Mendelson, and veteran drummer Dan Perriello who performs with several other local bands or the fantastic drummer, Joe Mori or Chris Martin. Alex has also performed with many other local musicians for various tribute shows.

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Open Mic Night Hosted by Alex Parez at Rhodeside Grill! THURSDAY! February 23rd!

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Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington

We're back ☺ Rhodeside Grill Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo! Please do come join us once again Thursday night, February 23rd! YES, THURSDAY night this time! AGAIN! DOWNSTAIRS!! And please note that we have gone back to the original format we had for open mic night back when we were at IOTA Club and Cafe oh, so many, many moons ago: ONE signup at 7:00pm. I will perform a 30 minute set at 7:30pm, folks who sign up will perform 8:00pm-12:00am.

And open mic night is FREE, NO COVER! See you all again Thursday, February 23rd!!!! Yay!!!! Can't wait!!!! 🙂

For more information please visit https://www.alexparez.com/ and https://www.rhodesidegrill.com/

FYI here is what is provided:

  • Two QSC K8.2 Mains
  • Two QSC CP8 monitors
  • Mackie ProFX16v3 16-channel Mixer with USB and Effects
  • Up to Five Vocal Mics, mic stands, XLR cables, etc
  • Amplified House Cajon plus tambourine and salt n' pepper shakers (I'm happy to accompany you or if you prefer a band mate to join then they can use these)
  • Two floor tuner pedals for two acoustic or electric guitars or bass guitar/up to four quarter inch cables/channel inputs
  • I'm also happy to accompany you on my acoustic guitar and harmony vocals if I know the song you're performing
  • Basic Yamaha Acoustic Guitar - no pick up, I'll put a mic in front it for you
  • I provide new sanitary mic covers for every performer
  • House Music before and after and between acts, also provided by yours truly
  • Full Stereo Sound for any electronic devices performers are using

Thank you all again, hope to see everybody February 23rd!! :-) <3

All my love, always <3

El Rojo

Feb24

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo! Live! At Ireland's Four Provinces in Falls Church, VA!

Friday, February 24th, 2023 8:00pm-11:00pm!

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.4psva.com

Feb25

Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Returns to Nanny O'Briens Irish Pub in Washington, DC!

Saturday, February 25th, 2023 8:00pm-10:00pm!

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.nannyobriens.com

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo

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Brittany's Restaurant , 12449 Dillingham Square, Woodbridge

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Calling all musicians, poets, instrumentalists Every Monday in the Dining Room 8pm Sign Up | Bring Your Own Instruments The first show starts on June 21st, 2021 Brittany's Supports Local Artists and Musicians! 12449 Dillingham Square Woodbridge, VA Smoke Free Room | Questions? 571.243.4719

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.brittanysrestaurant.com

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo

 — (EST, UTC-05) — (EST, UTC-05)

Brittany's Restaurant , 12449 Dillingham Square, Woodbridge

Brittany's Open Mic Night hosted by Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Calling all musicians, poets, instrumentalists Every Monday in the Dining Room 8pm Sign Up | Bring Your Own Instruments The first show starts on June 21st, 2021 Brittany's Supports Local Artists and Musicians! 12449 Dillingham Square Woodbridge, VA Smoke Free Room | Questions? 571.243.4719

www.alexparez.com/shows

www.brittanysrestaurant.com