Drums & Vocals
Vocals & Keytar
Guitar, Keyboards, Sax, & Vocals
Guitar, Vocals, Keys & Pedal Steel Guitar
Bass, Keys & Vocals
DEJA is an EPIC SONGS tribute band. Since 2006, DEJA has wowed audiences with their musically challenging song choices performed with frightening exactitiude to make for an incredibly EXCITING entertainment experience. DEJA has come to be known as the "musicians band". Playing songs that other bands dare not attempt. EPIC songs like: Bohemian Rhapsody, Dream On, The Spirit of Radio, Foreplay/Long Time, Roundabout, Hocus Pocus, Frankenstein and the list goes on! DEJA is the ultimate tribute band combining the best of Rush, Yes, Styx, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, Boston, etc... DEJA has opened for national acts such as Kansas and The Romantics, played numerous festivals and toured venues in Connecticut and New York in Summer 2012. The group consists of five of the most renowned artists in the area. With Drew Thow on drums & vocals, John Coleman on lead vocals and keytar, Steve Lazar on guitar, saxophone, keyboards & vocals, Mark Dunn on guitar & vocals and Jimmy Wiseman on bass, keys & vocals, DEJA is a force to be reckoned with.
Drums & Vocals - From television performances and studio recordings with national acts and music legends such as Glenn Cambell to performing locally with Kinetics, Spider Love, Stingrays, Lyxx, Chemical X, opening for The Beach Boys, Toto, Firefall, Edgar Winter, The Romantics, etc...His drumming is now the driving force for DEJA. His drumming talent baffles DEJA fans and raises the bar for other local drummers. Drew is the proud owner of Music Makers and teaches private lessons and ROCK SCHOOL full time at his studio.
Vocals & Keytar - After singing for a string of RUSH cover bands, John studied with Katie Agresta, New York's premier vocal instructor, to broaden his vocal range to its current four plus octaves and refine his technique. As one of the east coasts most sought after vocalists, John is now the thrilling voice of DEJA. John IS "the man in the kilt", and his ability to lead audiences through the DEJA experience with wit and humor keep fans coming back for more.
Guitar, Keyboards, Sax & Vocals - As an Old Dominion University graduate, Steve bears a degree in Music Education with emphasis in saxophone, strong bass, guitar, piano and composition. As a multi-instrumentalist, he successfully performs in a broad range of musical styles. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy center with collegiate ensembles as well as premier clubs and stages along the east coast with numerous professional groups including: Mink and Cheef's Electric Band, The Get Down, Steve Thorne Three, Justin Kauflin, John Toomey, Derrick Gardener and the Virginia Symphony. In 2012, Steve won a regional bass competition called the Alpha Music Thump-Off. With experience in all areas of the musical spectrum, Steve is one of the most sought after player/instructors in the area. He teaches private lessons & Rock School at Music Makers. as well as Cape Henry Collegiate School.
Guitar, Vocals, Keys & Pedal Steel Guitar - Mark has been a professional musician since 1987. Taking cues from iconic rock and blues guitar influences such as Edward Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai to name a few, Mark molded a style that enables him to work in just about any musical situation. Some of the locally based bands Mark played for were The Tonee Elliot band (featuring bassist extraordinaire Quintin Berry), Picture This, and Water Works. Mark spent the better part of a decade playing lead guitar for Atlanta-based country artist Bill Gentry. In 2008, atlantacountrymusic.com awarded Mark 'Georgia Country Musician of The Year'. Make no mistake; Mark does not consider himself a country guitarist. Having shared the stage or performed with the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Keith Urban, Lonestar, 38 Special, Brad Paisley, STYX, Phil Vassar, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, and many others, Mark has enjoyed performing on festival sized stages, to the smallest of band stands shoved in the corner of a pub. Marks Site
Bass, Keys & Vocals - Jimmy slaps a mean bass... Thats all you need to know!
April 4 - Poppa's Pub (9:30)
April 5 - Hoss's Deli, NN (9:30)
April 18 - South Beach Grill (9:30)
May 10 - Wing King (9:30) - Kempsville/Centerville
May 24 - 31st St. Neptune stage - Oceanfront!
June 6 - Hoss's Deli, NN (9:30)
June 7 - South Beach Grill (9:30)
June 15 - 31st St. Neptune stage - Oceanfront!
June 21 - Fourth Watch Motorcycle Club Summer Luau, Hackensack, NJ!
June 22 - Kings of Fire Bike Rally - NEW JERSEY!
June 28 - Wing King (9:30) - Kempsville/Centerville
July 1 - Mahi Mah's/Chix - 7th St. - Oceanfront!
July 11 - 17th St. stage, Oceanfront!
July 18 - Poppa's Pub (9:30)
July 19 - Mahi Mah's/Chix - 7th St. - Oceanfront!
Aug. 3 - 31st St. Neptune stage - Oceanfront!
Aug. 8 - Hoss's Deli, NN (9:30)
Aug. 9 - Mahi Mah's/Chix - 7th St. - Oceanfront!
Aug. 16 - Wing King (9:30) - Kempsville/Centerville
Aug. 26 - Mahi Mah's/Chix - 7th St. - Oceanfront!
Oct. 3 - Poppa's Pub (9:30)
Oct. 4 - Wing King (9:30) - Kempsville/Centerville
Oct. 11 - Hoss's Deli, NN (9:30)
Oct. 17 - South Beach Grill (9:30)
Nov. 28 - Hoss's Deli, NN (9:30)
Dec. 13 - Wing King (9:30) - Kempsville/Centerville