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Drew Thow

Drums & Vocals

John Coleman

Lead Vocals & Keytar

Eric Edmunds

Guitar God

Robert Smith

Keys, Guitar & Vocals

Jimmy Wiseman

Bass & Vocals


About DEJA

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, Roundabout, Hocus Pocus, Frankenstein and the list goes on! DEJA is the ultimate tribute band combining the best of Rush, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Styx, Journey, The Who, Queen, Boston, Kansas, etc... DEJA has opened for national acts such as Kansas, The Romantics & Foghat, played numerous festivals and toured venues in Connecticut and New York in the Summer of 2012 & New Jersey in the summer of 2014. 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 Latham on guitar, keyboards & vocals, Eric Edmunds on guitar and Jimmy Wiseman on bass, keys & vocals, DEJA is a force to be reckoned with.

Meet The Band Who We Are

Drew Thow

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.

John Coleman

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.

Eric Edmunds

Guitar - Eric Edmunds (aka E-DOG or Thor or Cheech Malmsteen) - guitar. Created in John Coleman's laboratory, Eric is a local guitar hero and avid cougar hunter. Eric's guitar expertise is second-to-none! He also teaches guitar at Music Makers - Hilltop, VB!.

Robert Smith

Guitar, Keys & Vocals - Robert is unique in his awesomeness, we'll just leave it there for now!

Jimmy Wiseman

Bass & Vocals - Jimmy slaps a mean bass... Thats all you need to know!

Media Pics & Vids (Banner slide show photographs by: Visionaries Photography, W.Podmenik & Glenn Woodell)

Shows Get There!

2016 Shows

Jan. 23 - Wing King - Kempsville (9:30)
Jan. 30 - Ched's Place, VB - our DEBUT! (9:30)
Feb. 5 - Jerry's, VB (9:30)

***FEBRUARY 16, 2016 - Musicians Alliance presents: IN THE FLESH!
DEJA performs the live soundtrack to Pink Floyd's The Wall movie playing on the BIG screen!
At M.O.C.A. (The Museum of Contemporary Art, VB) - 7:00pm
link to on-line ticket sales: www.intheflesh.brownpapertickets.com GO!!!!
Tickets will also be available at ANY DEJA gig!!!!

Feb. 27 - South Beach, VB (9:30)
March 5 - Grumpy's, VB
March 12 - Ched's Place, VB
April 1 - Wing King, Kempsville
April 8 - Jerry's, VB
April 22 - Grumpy's, VB
April 29 - Hoss's Deli, NN
May 21 - Wing King, Kempsville
June 11 - Jerry's, VB
June 18 - Grumpy's, VB
July 16 - Wing King, Kempsville
July 22 - Hoss's Deli, NN
Aug. 5 - Grumpy's, VB
Sept. 16 - Wing King, Kempsville
Sept. 17 - Jerry's, VB
Oct. 29 - Wing King, Kempsville
Nov. 12 - Jerry's, VB
Nov. 18 - Hoss's Deli, NN
Dec. 9 - Wing King, Kempsville


Contact Get in Touch

  • Booking: For more info, contact Drew Thow.
  • Phone: (757) 714-2516
  • Email: dejaband@cox.net