The D.C. Area's Hottest Roots Rock, Blues, R&B, and Pop Band!

Introducing The Envoys

About The Envoys

The Envoys is a roots rock, blues, R&B, and pop music band of experienced players and singers who have played music around the world.  Members of the band have long been part of the D.C. music scene, and have led or joined bands in China, India, Taiwan, Morocco, South Africa, Belgium, Pakistan, Mexico, Bangladesh, Korea, and Kazakhstan. They bring influences from all these places to their music.

Photo courtesy Shona Karp.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

UPDATED!


SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

8:30 PM - 11::30 PM

Kilroy's Restaurant and Sports Bar

5250-A Port Royal Road

Springfield, VA, 22151

703-321-7733

www.kilroys.com


The Envoys return to Kilroy's following a great gig in January that drew a big crowd!  Come join us for more fun at this fine Springfield, VA, pub and restaurant!


THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

5:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Brookeville Beer Farm

​​20315 Georgia Avenue

Brookeville, MD 20833

(301) 260-1000

http://brookevillebeerfarm.com


Get your Happy Hour on at this wonderful place in suburban Maryland!


THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018

Private Event

Washington, D.C.


SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

8:00 PM unitl 11:00 PM

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350 "Hell's Bottom"

6420 Orchard Avenue, Takoma Park, MD  20912


The Envoys return to Hell's Bottom after a great February gig there -- amazing place, great hosts, reasonably priced beer and drinks!  Come dance your Saturday away!



The Envoys are:

Rich Craig - drums, percussion, vocals 

John Dempsey - guitar, vocals

John Foarde - guitar, vocals 

Hilda Gore - guitar, vocals

Craig Karp - harmonica, vocals 

Butch White - bass guitar

Cap'n Dave White - saxophone, percussion, vocals

Our Performances

2018


April 14 - Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest - in front of Zeke's Coffee, Washington, DC


February 2 - VFW Post 350 "Hell's Bottom" - Takoma Park, MD


January 27 - Private Event - Adams Morgan area, Washington, DC


January 13 - Kilroy's Restaurant and Bar

Springfield, VA


2017


December 14 - Reed College Alumni Association Holiday Party

Dupont Circle area

Washington, D.C.


November 12 - Book Signing Party for Hoos in the Kitchen by Melissa Palombi

The Lake House at Lake Newport

Reston, VA


October 7 - Adams Morgan PorchFest

from the porch at 1712 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.


September 30 - Saphire Café

Bethesda, MD


July 15 - Annual Fish Fry - D.C. Blues Society

American Legion Post

Silver Spring, MD


June 21 - International Make Music Day

Whole Foods Market

Tenleytown, Washington, D.C.


2016


October 1 - Adams Morgan PorchFest

from the porch at 1712 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.


February 13 - Bossa Bistro

Adams Morgan

Washington, D.C.

Before 2016

2015

December 17 - Reed College Alumni Asosciation Holiday Party

Dupont Circle area

Washington, D.C.

December 13 - Bossa Bistro

Adams Morgan

Washington, D.C.

December 8 - Aslin Beer Company

Herndon, VA

October 24 - Adams Morgan PorchFest

from the porch at 1712 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

August 20 - Private Event

Bethesda, MD

July 11 - Private Event

Bethesda, MD


2014

October 7 - Adams Morgan Porchfest

from the front porch at 1704 Lanier Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

Our Music


We know a lot of contemporary and classic songs, and have only been able to perform a relatively small number of them in public.


Here are some sample set lists from performances in late 2017 and early 2018, to give you an idea of the variety of music that we play.



April 14, 2018 - Rhode Island Avenue Porch Fest, Washington, D.C.


  • Born to Be WIld (E) Steppenwolf
  • Rehab (D) - Amy Winehouse
  • Rocket 88 (E)  - Ike Turner
  • Rip It Up (D) - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Exs and Ohs  (Em) - Elle King
  • Love Potion #9 (Gm) - Searchers
  • The Sky Is a Neighborhood (Em) - Foo Fighters
  • Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Gm) - KT Tunstall
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (reprise) (F) - The Beatles
  • Back in the USSR (G) - The Beatles
  • The Letter (Am) - Joe Cocker



February 4, 2018 - VFW Post #350 "Hell's Bottom," Takoma Park, MD

 

SET ONE

  • The Last Time (E) – Rolling STones
  • Big Boss Man /It’s All Over Now (A)- Albert King/Rolling STones
  • Maybellene (A) - Chuck Bery
  • Walking to New Orleans (C) –Fats Domino
  • Mercury Blues (A) - David Lindley
  • Get Rhythm (D) - Johnny Cash/NRBQ
  • Rocket 88 (E) - Jackei Brenston/Ike Turner
  • I Wanna Be Sedated (G mods to A) -The Ramones.
  • Dear Mr. Fantasy/Hey Jude (A) – Traffic/Beatles

SET TWO

  • Sex Machine/Rocky Mountain Way (E)  James Brown/Sly Stone/Joe Walsh
  • Jailhouse Rock (D) – Elvis Presley
  • Night Train (A) - Tab Benoit
  • The Sky Is Cryin’ (B) – Elmore James
  • Slippin’ and Slidin’ (C) - Little RIdhard
  • The Letter (Am)- Joe Cocker
  • Secret Agent Man (Em) Johnny Rivers

SET THREE:

  • Get Off My Cloud (E) - Rolling Stones
  • Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) (A) – Rolling Stones
  • Sky is a Neighborhood (Em) -Foo Fighters
  • Oh Pretty Woman (E) - Roy Orbison
  • The Weight (A) – The Band 
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (F) - Beatles Extras:
  • Route 66 (C) Bobby Troup


January 13, 2018 - Kilroy's Restaurant & Bar, Springfield, VA


SET ONE

  • 1. The Last Time (E) – Rolling Stones
  • 2. Ho! Hey! – (C) - Lumineers
  • 3. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (F) – Bob Dylan
  • 4. Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) (A) – Rolling Stones
  • 5. The Sky Is Cryin’ (B) – Elmore James
  • 6. Rehab (D) - Amy WInehouse
  • 7. Walking to New Orleans (C) – Fats Domino
  • 8. Get Rhythm (D) - Johnny Cash/NRBQ
  • 9. One Way or Another (E) - Blondie
  • 10. Sea Cruise (A) - Frankie Ford
  • 11. I Wanna Be Sedated (G ) - The Ramones


SET TWO

  • Unchain My Heart (Am) - Ray Charles. Down on the Corner (C) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  •  Maybellene (A) - Chuck Berry
  • Night Train (A) - Tab Benoit
  • Proud Mary (D) - John Fogarty, arr. Ike & Tina Turner
  • Slippin’ and Slidin’ (C) - Little RIdhard
  • 12 Bar Blues (A) – NRBQ
  • Give Me One Reason (G) – Tracy Chapman
  • The Weight (A) – The Band
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (F) - The Beatles


SET THREE:

  • Get Off My Cloud (E) - Rolling Stones
  • Jailhouse Rock (D) – Elvis Presley
  • We Got the Beat (A) - GoGos
  • 4. Going Down Slow (D) –  St. Louis Jimmy Oden
  • 5. Wild Night (G) -Van Morrison
  • 7. Big Boss Man /It’s All Over Now (A)- Cap’n Dave; Solos:
  • 8. Dear Mr. Fantasy/Hey Jude (A) – Traffic/Beatles 
  • 9. Secret Agent Man (Em) - Johnny Rivers
  • The Letter (Am) - WC Thompson, arr. Chris Stainton


December 14 - Reed College Alumni Association Holiday Party


 SET ONE

  •  Exes and Os - Elle King
  •  Jailhouse Rock- Elvis Presley
  •  Tell Me (You’re Coming Back) - Rolling Stones
  •  I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
  •  Big Boss Man/It’s All Over Now - arr. Jimmy Smith/Rolling Stones
  •  Can’t Find My Way Home - Steve Winwood
  •  Night Train - Tab Benoit
  •  Ho Hey! - Lumineers
  •  Slippin’ and Slidin’ - Little Richard
  •  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) - The Beatles
  •  All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey


SET TWO

  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival, arr. Tina Turner
  • Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley/Carl Perkins
  • Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash, arr. NRBQ
  • Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
  • The Weight - The Band
  • The Letter - Box Tops, arr. Joe Cocker/Chris Stainton
  • Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers
  • Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley


Friends and Family

Friends of The Envoys

These superb musicians are past members of The Envoys:


Boyce Thompson - keyboards, mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals

Steve Gold - guitar


These great musicians have performed with us in public as guest artistes on occasion since 2014.


Patrick O'Donnell - violin, guitar, bass

David Huppert - guitar, vocals

Ethan Thompson - guitar, trombone

Video Gallery

This video shows an excerpt of THE ENVOYS performance of Tab Benoit's "Night Train" on June 21, 2017

Contact Us

E-mail us at <envoysmail2017@gmail.com>

 or call John Foarde at 703-319-9319

The Envoys

3113 Valentino Ct, Oakton, VA 22124, us

703-319-9319