ABOUT US


Slam and Becky's Motto: Working Toward the Greater Good!

 

Slam Inc. is husband and wife duo, Becky and Slam Stewart, who have been working together since 2004 in the central Virginia and metro D.C. area. Their focus is on teaching and sharing their musical gifts as far as their journey together takes them! To see all of the musical offerings of Slam and Becky and some prices for their work, click on services.

THE FAMILY OF BANDS

Becky and Slam are pleased to present their diverse family of bands that look forward to performing for your next special occasion, corporate, or private event. Check out the schedule of upcoming performances or "Like" Slamone LLC - Bands on Facebook to receive regular invitations to events.

Interested in BOOKING any one of the family of bands?

Contact Becky Stewart: 540-287-3722. Email: beckyt@crosslink.net


LATIN JAZZ AND ORIGINALS

*** BECKY Y SLAM, a locally-popular musical couple, are available to play for small to medium-sized venues, house parties, and private receptions with their eclectic mix of originals, jazz standards, funk, and pop tunes with an Afrocuban flavor. Click below for a favorite song request, "THE IGUANA SONG", about a 'vacation gone bad' that is performed during Becky Y Slam's annual "Music on the Steps" performances at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library during the summers.

Becky Y Slam Song Sample - THE IGUANA SONG


HOMEGROWN REGGAE AND MARLEY FAVORITES

*** SONS OF SOLOMON is a locally-popular reggae family band whose lead singers are fun-loving brothers Ryan and Roy Childs. Joined by Becky and Slam, the band delights delight audiences with their energetic interaction on stage (especially when Ryan starts bouncing). The band performs reggae covers in celebration of "Jah" and compose originals with messages of one love, peace, faith, and hope in a world at times filled with strife. Check out some of their originals:

SOS Song Sample - SONS OF SOLOMON

SOS Song Sample - HARDER DAYS

SOS Song Sample - 10,000 YEARS OF BONDAGE


CLASSIC ROCK & GROOVEABLE ORIGINALS

*** SUNSET SYNDICATE is a great party band that features hula-hooping vocalist, Amber Lawrence, one of the singing ladies of the 'burg' who also performs as a duo with Becky and Slam as "SUNSET SIRENS". The full 5-piece band is great for family fun, birthday parties, outdoor parties where the kids (young and old) can dance and take a turn at the hula hoop. It's like riding a bike!

VIDEO - NEW RELEASE (September 2014): "I AM" Video

Sunset Syndicate Song Sample - BLUE ICE

VIDEO (2013): "I DIDN'T THINK" Video


CLASSIC ROCK & ACOUSTIC FUNK AND REGGAE

*** THE MARK VOLLTEN PROJECT (M.V.P.) is a 4-piece band with Guitarist Mark Volten, Becky and Slam, and Richmond-based guitarist, Jason Howdershelt. The group provides classic rock in its softer form - jazzy and acoustic -- to provide great background music for your special event:

M.V.P. Song Sample - YOU'RE SO VAIN

M.V.P Song Sample - SO CLOSE

M.V.P. Song Sample - BLUE BAYOU


ACOUSTIQUE FOLK & GRASSY ORIGINALS

*** Mark Vollten also works in a duo dubbed THE SCENIC ROOT with fellow singer/songwriter, Jason Howdershelt. The multi-talented pair uses any combination of guitar, 12-string, bass, mandolin, banjo, and ukulele to provide some mellow, downhome, folky, guitar-driven music to keep your party jumping!

The Scenic Root Song Sample - MY TRIBE

The Scenic Root Song Sample - GROWING


SOLO GUITAR - ACOUSTIC JAZZ AND STYLINGS

*** MARK VOLLTEN playing solo guitar and singing is an amazing show in itself. He recently played the BUD BREAK SPRING CELEBRATION at the Blue & Gray Brewing Co. in the 'burg and rocked the house!


SONS OF SOLOMON - Reggae Band

SUNSET SYNDICATE - Party Band

 

The Mark Vollten Project - Classic Rock (Note: Mark is also available as folk duo & jazzy soloist)

NEWS AND NOTES

Go to Slam's My Space page to see a video of his amazing non-stop show to demonstrate the Duallist bass drum pedal (single pedal, double stroke) at the Guitar Center at Spotsy Towne Centre: www.myspace.com/slamerone/videos



WHAT'S NEW?

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 News: Becky and Slam continue to write beautiful music in their King George studio this month. Their music is a blend of their unique individual styles as described in a fun interview with the couple published in the local newspaper, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star as written by good friend, Stephen Hu. The Becky and Slam article was published last Thanksgiving Day in the WEEKENDER section.

Slamone LLC is pleased to announce a new venue this month: Wilderness Run Vineyards. Becky will be joining the couple's old salsa band friend, Johnny Valencia (on drums), alongside Paul Henry on bass at this beautiful winery located at 11109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA, on Route 3 West, turn to the right just before the intersection of Route 3 and Route 20 to Orange. While the weather is warm, the vineyard hosts music on most every weekend night.

There will be more fun on deck -- Amy's Cafe, that is -- since the fall weather is warm with a cool breeze. Amy's Cafe is loated at 103 W. Cambridge St, Fredericksburg, VA (under the northwest corner of the bridge)! The fun begins each Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m. with one of the Slamone LLC Family of Bands: Becky Y Slam (Latin Jazz) on the 1st Sunday and then Sunset Sirens, featuring the lovely Amber Lawrence, Singer/Songwriter, and Becky Stewart on keys will play on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Many thanks to Amy and our wonderful fans! Check out the schedule!

2014 Educational Kutambarara (African "sharing"): Becky and Slam look forward to presenting some new ideas to obtain educational grants for their Fredericksburg-area community.

CONNECT WITH FACEBOOK: Contact Becky or Slam through Becky Stewart's Facebook Page or Slam Stewart's Facebook page. You may also "Like" the Slamone LLC - Bands Facebook Page to get updates on the vast array of bands that span the genres of jazz, funk, Latin (salsa and jazz), smooth jazz, R&B, soul, reggae, gospel, and rock for your special event!


COME VISIT BECKY AND SLAM'S STUDIO!

Slam and Becky Stewart invite you to come visit them in their music studio in King George, VA (a division of Slamone, LLC, incorporated in the state of Virginia on March 20, 2009).

Cut-Time studio is the in-house studio of Slam and Becky Stewart, located in King George, just outside of Fredericksburg, VA. The 900 square foot studio provides new and comfortable classroom and music rehearsal space, a vocal isolation booth, 48-track digital recording capability, and music transcription and songwriting and music creation services with the Korg Triton music workstation.

The recording studio is open and available to all levels of instrumentalists and vocalists, and especially family members of any age. Got a song to sing for your honey? Or a birthday jam to record for your friends? Or a Christmas greetings tune to send to your family? Slam and Becky will hook you up at an affordable cost!

Need LESSONS? Becky and Slam teach lessons at their Cut-Time studio for drums, piano, voice, flute, guitar, bass, and songwriting. Please email Becky at beckyt@crosslink.net and Slam at slam.stewart@gmail.com if you are interested in private lessons.

Also call for a tour and to stop out and have a cup of coffee with Slam and Becky. The studio phone number is (540) 775-9818.


STUDIO DIRECTIONS (FROM FREDERICKSBURG):

Travel eastbound on Route 3 (William Street) passing through old town and crossing over Chatham Bridge.

Turn left at the light at the end of the bridge, go to 2nd light, then turn right (at CVS to your right) onto

White Oak Rd/Rte 218

Go ~ 5-6 miles, then turn left onto Route 600 (Bethel Church Rd) just before the big brick church

Go ~ 3-4 miles thru the curves then turn left onto Route 654 or Belvedere Drive

Studio is 1/2 mile down on your right at 2162 Belvedere Drive, King George, VA 22485 (there is a beige-covered mailbox with an "S" on it).


 

SEPT/OCT 2014 SCHEDULE (View full info)

Blessings to all of our friends and family and best wishes for peace and love with music!

Love,

Slam and Becky

  • SUNDAY, 7 September, 1 - 3 pm, Becky Y Slam, Amy's Cafe, 103 W Cambridge St (NW Corner Falmouth bridge), Fdbg, VA
  • Thursday, 11 September, 8 - 11 p.m., Becky and Slam (and Peggy on bass) join Abbe Buck to host the Monthly Fredericksburg Jazz Collective Jam, Colonial Tavern, 406 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA
  • SUNDAY, 14 September, 1 - 3 p.m., Sunset Sirens (with Amber Lawrence, Singer / Songwriter), Amy's Cafe, 103 W. Cambridge Street, Fdbg, VA
  • SUNDAY, 21 September, 2 - 5 p.m., Barley Jazz (Becky on keys), Wilderness Run Vineyards, 11109 Plank Rd., Spotsylvania, VA
  • SUNDAY, 28 September, 1 - 3 p.m., Sunset Sirens (Amber and Becky with Slam on percussion), Amy's Cafe, 103 W. Cambridge Street, Fdbg, VA
  • SATURDAY, 25 October, 6 - 9 pm, Sons of Solomon, Mick's Restaurant and Sports Lounge, 2866 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA. 540-659-5500

FOR BOOKING, CONTACT BECKY STEWART AT (540) 287-3722. Email: beckyt@crosslink.net


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