Our Passion for Music

Biography

Area-301 is Maryland’s own, home grown, high energy Hip Hop Rock Band bringing together a multitude of music genres to create a live experience that takes you to a whole new dimension. From the smooth and sultry melodies of R&B to the deep street rhymes of Hip Hop and topped with the edgy ‘in your face’ sounds of Rock all together bringing to the stage a vibe that projects their pride as Maryland’s own. Their up-tempo rhythm, funky dance tunes and hard core rhymes bring everyone out to the dance floor. Playing all original music with songs that the crowd can relate to, like, “Can I Still Hit It”, “Oh My”, “Gotta Have Your Love”, “stressed” and the ever so popular, “Dear America”. Area-301 brings it front and center with a passion for showcasing their unbeatable talent and love for music while keeping it real and close to home. Longtime High school buddies, John Noel (Vocalist) and Jarrett Mackie (vocalist) have always shared the same dream of putting together a Maryland based band of local talents. After years of scouting, in early 2013 they finally found what they were looking for and formed Area-301 a band of the areas most talented upcoming artists. Band members, Mark Brown on Drums, Mike “Big Mike” Caprara on Bass Guitar, Jeff Marsh as Lead Guitar and Music Director, Linwood “L-Boogie” Battle on Keyboard are the heartbeat of the group as their pulsating beats penetrates through the audience. While the bands vocalists are no doubt the soul of the group. In one hand you have Nick “Nicky Skarfo” Scalise, John “Jumaane Face” Noel and “Fats” ripping into your mind with some hard core, heavy hitting, and street pounding Rap & Rock rhymes that take you to the edge and Jarrett “J-Mackie” Mackie who with his silky smooth voice brings a unique Hip Hop vibe that elevates the stage to a whole new level. While in a mesmerizing twist, you get the sultry and alluring voice of songstress Gmerice “Lady G” Thames who comes in with her sweet and sexy sounds to arouse the senses and seduce the crowd. Together the dynamics of this group is insatiable and undoubtedly demands attention as their passionate energy brings excitement and overall good vibes with every performance. Today, they’re in the studio finishing up their next music project but they promise that tomorrow you won’t be able to get their songs out of your head.

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Lady G

Lady G

Vocalist

Gmerice "Lady G" Thames, grew up right outside of DC, in suburban Maryland, listening to all different types of music and begin singing at age 5, mostly concentrating on musical theater. After a long break in which she graduated college and had a beautiful daughter, she got back to doing what she loves, with her awesome band of brothers. Her earliest influences were old R 'n B singers and like...

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Linwood Battle Jr.

Linwood Battle

Keyboards

Linwood Battle Jr.'s interest in music was sparked by the diverse styles of music he was exposed to as a child in his family home. Linwood's father had a love of country tunes by Charlie Rich, Frankie Laine and other performers like Ray Charles and Lena Horne. His mother enjoyed great performers like R&B legends...

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Jeff Marsh

Jeff Marsh

Lead Guitar

Lead Guitarist - Area 301 Jeff "Snuffy "Marsh is a guitarist /singer/songwriter. He is all in when it comes to Area-301 and the music. Jeff Marsh was Born May 28, 1972 in a Southern place called Pensacola, FL.Jeff Marsh has been playing guitar for over 20 yrs. On and off stage. He has played in over 400 live shows, festivals, concert halls and some of the most famous Bars. Jeff Marsh swares by his...

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Mike Caprara

Mike Caprara

Bass

Mike Caprara is an electric bassist who started his career back in Cleveland during the 80's and 90's when the scene was exploding with original artists. He was part of and influenced by the same group of musicians that spawned Industrial music. His original band...

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Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Drums

At the age of four Mark Brown who grew up in Annapolis Maryland started beating on his Mother's flower pots and boxes or whatever made a good sound as the years passed Mark Brown was introduced to Go Go music and other styles of music as well such as...

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KaneIsAble

KaneIsAble

Vocals

Kane was born on May 24,1981 in Washington D.C. where some of his early childhood life begin. Born as D'Wayne Deadwyler, Kane was surrounded by music, from The O'Jays, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye to Chuck Brown, His passion for music has been a top factor threw Kane's life. By mid 90's Kane began to take interest in rapping...

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Trick E Nicky

Trick E. Nicky

Vocalist

Trick E. Nicky comes from an extensive backround of acting in movies, tv, and theatre. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Prince Georges County Maryland. As a kid he always knew what he wanted to be...an entertainer. From memorizing lines in movies, to put in on shows with his two brothers lip syncing Lionel Richie songs. Early on he had an appreciation for all types of music but funk, motown, hip hop and R&B were and still remain his...

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J Mackie

J Mackie

Vocalist

This man's got it, that magnetic quality that draws all walks of life to his music. J Mackie's creativity and blessed lyrical talent enable his listeners to relate to his music through shared life experiences. Perhaps it's his "odds are against me" attitude that keeps the listener on the edge, astute and ready for more. His uniqueness is simply perpetuated by his smooth delivery and passion for the genre. Aside from performing, J Mackie thrives in his studio creating...

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Jumaane Face

Vocalist

Jumaane Face was born in Washington DC and raised in P.G. County, MD. My early musical influences were reggae, calypso and jazz. My parents were from Trinidad and Tobago so they introduced me to my first music, reggae and calypso. As a child I was an insomniac and in the 70’s when you would try to listen to the radio at night the black stations would cut off at midnight so I would listen to...

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Backline

Boogie

Linwood Battle

Keys
Showtime

Mark Brown

Drums
Snuffy

Jeff Marsh

Lead Guitar
Bam Bam

Mike Caprara

Bass

Frontline

KaneIsAble

KaneIsAble

Vocals
Scarfo

Tricky Nicky

Vocals
The Queen

Lady G

Vocalist
Mack

J Mackie

Vocals
J Face

Jumaane Face

Vocals