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Contact: Erin Cooper
The Cordovans compete to play at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
BOWIE, Md.—May 15, 2012—The Cordovans, a band whose members met while working at The MIL Corporation (MIL) in Charleston, S.C., will compete in the regional finals of the 12th Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands in New Orleans, La. this Sat., May 19. The group is among 18 bands selected to fight for a spot in the finals at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum this fall.
The competition, which celebrates musicians with day jobs, was put in place to raise funds to benefit The Rock Hall Education Programs. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a non-profit, prides itself in knowing that its education programs have become one of the most celebrated and award-winning emanating from any fine arts museum in the nation.
The thriving band is known as a home-grown rock and roll outfit in Charleston, S.C. The Cordovans blend of high energy blues and rock performances, along with soulful Americana ballads keep audiences coming back for more. Songwriting, foot-stomping musicians Beau Johnson, Billy New and Nick Zareski blend their original Lowcountry melodies with fan favorites at watering holes all across the greater Charleston area.
“Even though many fans guess we are a band of brothers due to our style and loose resemblance, we are not related – just co-workers,” said Zareski. “While working together at The MIL Corporation, Beau was introduced to Billy as a fellow singer/songwriter and they began to collaborate. Beau and I knew each other from playing together in other bands in the past and he brought me in to rhythmically round out the mix.”
New, a payroll help desk team lead at MIL, shares the role of singer/guitarist with Johnson, a previous systems accountant at MIL. Zareski, a MIL compensation analyst, adds to the group on the drums and with his vocals.
After competing against other regional finalists at the Howling Wolf Theater in New Orleans, La., eight bands will be chosen for the Battle Finals this Oct. at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
Care to hear The Cordovans for yourself? Check them out at their next local gig at the Troubadours Coffee House on Friday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. To learn more about the group, including a list of upcoming shows and free downloads, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheCordovans.
The MIL Corporation (MIL), a CMMI® Level 3 certified company established in 1980, provides agencies of the Federal government with outstanding professional services in the areas of financial management, information technology, and C4 engineering. With a staff of nearly 500 professionals, MIL provides innovative solutions to Federal government customers, including the U.S. Departments of the Navy, Commerce, State, and Transportation. MIL continuously seeks to provide solutions that fit the vision, requirements, and resources of our valued customers. For more information, please visit: https://www.milcorp.com