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     CoastLand
CoastLand boasts of having the “best of the best” young teen musicians from the Tidewater,
Virginia area. Its members hail from the Virginia Beach coast, inland to western Tidewater: and
therein is the origin of the band’s name. Its five members are each seasoned, experienced
musicians, and have played with some of the best young bands in the area, including The Grant
Austin Taylor Band, The Bria Kelly Band, Electric Current, and Jungle Riot.

During 2009, CoastLand was known as The Bria Kelly Band, where they opened for Miranda
Lambert at NAS Oceana; opened for The Carter Twins at SHARX Sports Grill in Virginia Beach; and
performed at the Virginia State Fair, Isle of Wight County Fair, Suffolk Peanut Fest, and the East
13th Street Theater in New York City. In 2010, in addition to being in demand at local taverns and
restaurants, CoastLand played at historic Webster Hall in New York City, opened for country stars
Craig Morgan and Bomshel, performed at many local festivals such as the Neptune Festival,
Chesapeake Jubilee and Pungo Strawberry Festival, and were headliners at the Isle of Wight
County Fair and Henrico County's KidFest.

Tyler Casey, 17, cooks on the keyboards, lead and rhythm guitar, and also provides vocals. AKA
“Tyler The Taller”.

Tyler Connelly, 17, a twelve-year veteran drummer, also plays a left-handed Fender Stratocaster
guitar. He is also a rising senior at Frank W. Cox High School of Virginia Beach.

Alex Kehayas, 15, is the band’s master craftsman on the bass guitar. Alex also is an accomplished
guitarist.

Bria Kelly, 15, a Colgate Country Showdown vocal competition winner and NFL National Anthem
champion, is CoastLand’s lead vocalist, and also plays guitar and keyboards.

Holly Taché, 15, is CoastLand’s soulful, sizzling lead guitarist. Holly also plays drums, keyboards
and provides vocals.

CoastLand plays an eclectic mixture of rock, country and blues, so audiences are sure to find
something they like in every set! After the classic rock of Led Zeppelin or Pat Benatar, you may
hear the blues from the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan or John Mayer, followed with a little country
by Taylor Swift or Miranda Lambert. CoastLand appeals to a broad spectrum of listeners because
of this diversity. They appeal to all ages because of the wide variety of music, high degree of
musicianship, and energy they display. They are also good teen role models for younger kids.
                                                           Bria Kelly
                                       Bria, 15, began her career by performing our National Anthem for the Norfolk
                                       Admirals. Since then, she has performed for the Norfolk Tides, the Air Force &
                                       Navy, and the Richmond Renegades. 45,000 Philadelphia Eagles & NY Jets fans
                                      heard her sing as the Eagles’ 2007 National Anthem champion. She has
                                      performed for the Washington Redskins & Baltimore Orioles, and also at large
                                      venues for stars such as Miranda Lambert, Travis Tritt, Taylor Swift, Rascal
                                      Flatts, and Sara Evans. In all, Bria has performed the Anthem over 40 times to a
                                       combined audience of over a quarter-million people!

                                        Bria has performed live with the Grant Austin Taylor Band, and appeared in
                                        Grant’s music video Make This Love Last, which was selected as a top-64 entry
                                        for CMT.COM’s 2008 Music City Madness competition. It is featured on their
                                       site as one of their top-10 favorites of all past competitions.

Bria has performed at Nashville’s Cadillac Ranch twice (once during CMA Music Fest 2009), and she was the opening
act of CMA Music Fest 2010. Bria has appeared both on a Nashville TV show (Nashville Spotlight), and locally on
WTKR-TV. She has performed for many civic and charitable groups, including at a benefit concert for the Food Bank of
New York City. Bria is a past Colgate Country Showdown contest winner, and has opened for country stars Darius
Rucker, Jerrod Niemann and Miranda Lambert. And the City of Norfolk invited her to kick off their 2009 holiday
season’s Grand Illumination Parade, where she was heard by 100,000 people.

                                  You can visit Bria's web site at www.briakelly.com.




          Alex Kehayas
Alex, 15, has added bass guitar to his repertoire in recent years. Largely self
taught, Alex enjoys the ability to be part of the percussion backbone that
provides the musical foundation of any band. Alex has taken guitar lessons for 5
years at Alpha Music from the late Scott Bailey and currently from Bernie Lee of
the Jesse Chong Band. Alex takes bass lessons from the talented Dave
Hufstedler, who plays with the Jim Newsome Quartet.

Alex has also participated in the School of Rock summer program at Norfolk
Academy, directed by Steve Archer of The Blue Lords, for the past 4 years.

Musically speaking, Alex is an “old soul”, enjoying the sounds of classic rock
bands including Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many of the older R & B
and Funk bands.

Alex has performed with local artists Rendition as well as artists on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Alex has long term musical goals not limited to performance, but perhaps of becoming a luthier to impart his vision of
what guitars should be.

Alex not only hammers down the bass line, he follows a vision of not what a song is, but of what it can be. Alex is also
an accomplished guitarist.
                         Holly Tache
Holly, 15, has been playing guitar for six years, and performing live shows for the last
three in several local bands, including Electric Current, Seven Car Pileup, The Bria Kelly
Band, and as a guest performer with noted local musician Lewis McGehee.

While playing in Electric Current, some of her most notable shows included Relay for
Life, the Hampton Roads Tea Party event at Chesapeake City Park, and the 1st Annual
“Live By Example” 5K Run of the Virginia Beach Association of Rescue Squad
Volunteers (VBARSV).

Holly attended The Academy of Rock Music and played in Seven Car PileUp. They
performed shows at The Baja Restaurant and The Jewish Mother.

Her band venture with The Bria Kelly Band presented her the opportunity to play at
such venues as: Kid Fest 2009 in Henrico County, the Virginia State Fair, the Suffolk Peanut Fest,
the Isle of Wight County Fair, and The Youth Arts Forum Benefit Concert in New York City to help feed the homeless
children of NYC. She also opened for Miranda Lambert at NAS Oceana.

Holly studies guitar under the direction of two of Hampton Roads’ most respected musicians, Lewis McGehee and
Henry Johnson.

Holly is a sophomore, enrolled in the Technology Academy at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach. She is also on
the varsity field hockey team.

                                 You can visit Holly's web site at www.hollytache.com.




                                                      Tyler Connelly
                                          Tyler, now 17, has played for more than twelve years, when at age 5, he
                                          began his instruction from the renowned drumming powerhouse Powell
                                           Randolph, and in later years, the dynamic Andrew Payne (and Tyler
                                           continues to take instruction from both even today). In addition to Powell
                                            and Andy, Tyler has also been instructed by Kevin Hall and has attended
                                            seminars from Hampton Road’s own Jae Sinnett. Tyler also loves playing his
                                            left-handed Fender American Strat and has had the privilege of being
                                            instructed by Jay Rakes.

         He participated in the Academy of Rock Music under Vasili Simmons, where he was a member of the band
‘Jungle Riot’. They played at 17th Street Stage Virginia Beach and other iconic hot spots such as The Jewish Mother;
Baja Grill; Schooners; Bay Haven Grille; Hell’s Kitchen; The Boot; and Scotty Quixx.

Tyler was also a member of the band ‘Electric Current’, performing at the 1st Annual “Live by Example” 5K Run of the
Virginia Beach Association of Rescue Squad Volunteers and for the 2009 Hampton Roads Tea Party at Chesapeake City
Park. In summer 2009, he joined The Bria Kelly Band, where they performed for the Isle of Wight County Fair, Virginia
State Fair, and the Suffolk Peanut Festival. Tyler is a Virginia Beach native and currently a Senior at Frank W. Cox High
School. He loves his family and friends and enjoys playing with the two family boxers, Joe and Toby. His favorite sports
are surfing, skateboarding and wakeboarding.
      Tyler Casey
Tyler, 17, from Virginia Beach has been playing guitar for over 3
years. Tyler‘s guitar coaches have included Hampton Roads’ own
Jay Rakes.


Tyler was a student at The Academy of Rock Music, under the
instruction of Vasili Simmons, where he was a lead singer,
played, lead and rhythm guitar and keyboard for the band
Jungle Riot at venues such as: The Jewish Mother; Beach Street
USA / 17th Street Stage; Bay Haven Grill; Baja Restaurant;
Scotty Quixx; Schooner’s Grill; Cinema Café; and The Boot.
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Tyler has played in support of local charities by playing at the                                                          1
and 2nd Annual “Live by Example 5K Run” of the VA Beach
Association of Rescue Squad Volunteers (VBARSV). In addition,
Tyler played at the “Rock Out To Stop Hunger” fundraiser.

Tyler is currently a senior at Frank W. Cox High school and has
played on the varsity volleyball team for three years. His interests include surfing, guitar, volleyball, basketball, staying
involved, chilling with friends and just having fun.
        Our own Holly Tache’ featured on the
Youth Arts Forum / Food Bank for NYC poster for their
           December 2009 benefit concert!
Our own Tyler Connelly and Bria Kelly featured on the
   Youth Arts Forum / Food Bank for NYC poster
       for their March 2010 benefit concert!
        Partial
        Set List

Bridge To Better Days, Joe Bonamassa   Tom Sawyer, Rush
Magic Man, Heart                       How Far We've Come, Matchbox Twenty
Rock N' Roll, Led Zeppelin             Fifteen, Taylor Swift
Anyway You Want It, Journey            Take A Bow, Rihanna
Undo It, Carrie Underwood              Fall For You, Secondhand Serenade
crushcrushcrush, Paramore              More Like Her, Miranda Lambert
Limelight, Rush                        Collide, Howie Day
Superstition, Stevie Wonder/SRV        Hate Myself, Joan Jet
Jump, Van Halen                        She’s Country, Jason Aldean
Black Velvet, Alannah Myles            Crossroads, Eric Clapton
Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat        That’s What You Get, Paramore
Benatar                                Home Sweet Home, Carrie Underwood
Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Bob         Kerosene, Miranda Lambert
Dylan/GNR                              Dreams, Van Halen
Angel From Montgomery, John Prine      Southern Voice, Tim McGraw
Runaway, Love and Theft                Heard it Through The Grapevine,
Flat On The Floor, Carrie Underwood    Marvin Gaye
Steamroller Blues, James Taylor        Come Together, Beatles
Gravity, John Mayer                    Peace of Mind, Boston
White Horse, Taylor Swift              Santeria, Sublime
Gone, Kelly Clarkson                   Fathership (Original)
Summer Nights, Rascal Flatts           May Her (Original)
Dreams, Van Halen                      Promises in The Dark, Pat Benatar
Funk 49, James Gang                    Separate Ways, Journey
Already Gone, The Eagles
(CoastLand, opening for Craig Morgan at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, April 2nd, 2010)




                   CoastLand
                         Band members have performed at/for:
         Baja Grill - Bay Haven Grill - Cinema Café - Hell’s Kitchen - Jewish Mother - Scandals
                       Schooner’s Grill - Scotty Quixx - Sharx Sports Grill - The Boot
               Aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
                     Baltimore Orioles - Philadelphia Eagles - Washington Redskins
                                      Cadillac Ranch (Nashville, TN)
                               Chesapeake City Park / Chesapeake Jubilee
                                 East 13th Street Theater - New York City
                                   Hampton Roads Convention Center
                                  Historic Webster Hall – New York City
                                          Isle of Wight County Fair
                                       KidFest (Henrico County, VA)
                                     Langley Air Force Base Air Show
                                      Little Creek Amphibious Base
                               Nashville Spotlight TV show (Nashville, TN)
                                    Patriotic Festival (Virginia Beach)
                             Oceana Naval Air Station (plus their Air Show)
                                             Richmond Coliseum
                                           Suffolk Peanut Festival
                         Virginia Beach Oceanfront - 17th and 24th Street Stages
                                       Virginia Beach Amphitheater
                                              Virginia State Fair

      Band members have opened for, or performed at concerts featuring:
          Opened for: Miranda Lambert – Darius Rucker - Craig Morgan - The Carter Twins
             Rascal Flatts - Taylor Swift - Rodney Atkins - Tracy Lawrence - Sara Evans
                  Travis Tritt - Heidi Newfield - Troy Hedspeth - Borderline Crazy
CoastLand



     CONTACT INFORMATION:


     www.coastlandband.com
  www.myspace.com/coastlandband
  www.youtube.com/coastlandband
  www.facebook.com/coastlandband


          Phone: 757-905-0027
 E-mail: contactus@coastlandband.com

				
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