with agmite and Gordon Sterling

Songbyrd Presents
Upstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM

Free ($5 suggested donation)

Saturday February 23, 2019

Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge


Sweet Something is an up and coming DC band with an intimate soulful sound - mixing retro Jazz lounge vibes with a contemporary flare, Latin and Soul influences, charismatic piano playing, and sultry vocals. For lead vocalist and songwriter Ariana Harbin, the end of one band in 2018 - The Gin Rickys - sparked the opportunity for a more inspired musical project. With double bassist Ricardo Herrera and newly found piano guru Kayla Matteucci in tow, the fast-growing Sweet Something was born.

It’s been a whirlwind musical romance for the group: officially forming in September of 2018, Sweet Something is now celebrating the release of their first EP, “In The Parlor.” The EP was recorded live in a historic DC home, and features single-take recordings that are honest, unembellished, and authentically them


agmité is a multi-genre group who's members are rooted in Jazz, Experimental, R&B, Soul and Gospel music.

The band's first incarnation was as the rhythm section for SALIO, a famed singer and songwriter from Tbilisi, Georgia. Months later, while playing with each other in the Annapolis based pop band Del Florida, Aggie, Michael and Ted started to see the world of opportunities in front of them.

The trio has grown into something that just cannot be confined to one dimensional. Their music is a culmination of the emotions and backgrounds of each player that ebbs and flows with each song. Their approach to songwriting is truly unique and forward thinking.


Gordon Sterling is a DC area based guitarist/singer who has played and toured extensively throughout the country. He has had the priviledge to have played some of the best venues with numerous legends. He is teaming up with a accomplished group of musicians consisting of:

Mary-eL/Singer: Mary has performed with John Kadlecik(John K Band, Further), Melvin Seals(Jerry Garcia Band),and Roger Waters(Pink Floyd)

Adam "Snaxx" Orlando/Drums: Snaxx tours throughout the US and Europe with RDGLDGRN, and has been playing and touring for many years.

TJ Turqman/Bass: TJ has played with too many people to mention but most recently he played in The Funk Arc who's final tour was with George Clinton(Parliment)

Gena Photiadis/Keys: Gena is one of the most sought after session pianist/keyboardist in the DC area.

Together this crew has created an eclectic blend of psychdelia and soul with a touch of bluesrock.