Exit  54

Formed in 2006, Exit 54 brandishes a repertoire that ranges from sixties hooks to the classic songs of every era: rock, beach, funk, R&B.... Four distinct lead voices that fuse into seamless harmonies... flanked by twin guitars.... framed with locked-in grooves from a taut rhythm section - this is the soundtrack of timeless friendships, romances, and dance-floor euphoria.

Playing clubs and social events, Exit 54 has become the best reason to turn off the radio and go live. Come see and believe.

Members

Kathy Hurley - Vocals and Percussion

Kathy Hurley performs as the female vocalist for Exit 54. Her flair for entertaining keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. Her vocal range sets the stage for a wide array of songs by female artists that are well known to listeners and music fanatics alike.

After realizing that North Carolina is warmer than New York, Kathy relocated to Concord where she joined Exit 54. She has sung with multiple bands over the years including show bands and classic rock bands and has successfully competed on the karaoke circuit. Kathy adds to the mix with various percussion instruments including the congas, tambourine and shakers. She has also been known to play the keys on occasion.

Kathy is a professional restaurant manager for Firebird's. But given the choice, she would rather be on stage "struttin' her stuff".

Members

Scott Hudson - Vocals, Guitar & Keyboard

Scott Hudson is the backbone of sound for Exit 54. While singing lead and harmonies on many of the tunes the band is known for, he drives the music with rhythm and lead guitar work while also incorporating keyboards into the mix, thus broadening the band's ever growing musical repertoire. His onstage energy draws the audience into the performance making every event memorable.

Born and raised in Concord, Scott cut his teeth playing Classic Rock/Top 40 throughout the '80s and early '90s in various area outfits. The highlight of his musical career came when he shared the stage with the late Clarence Clemons, the iconic saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Scott plays ESP and Fender guitars through Blackstar amplification and utilizes a Roland Juno Gi keyboard as well. His musical influences are as varied as EXIT 54's dynamic repertoire, drawing from the very best of every genre. For guitar heroes (which changes from week to week), Scott's favorites are Edward Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, Neal Schon and Joe Satriani.

For the Past 21 years, Scott has been employed with Mecklenburg County as a Real Property Appraiser. Since joining EXIT 54 several years ago, Scott (along with guitar partner-in-crime Craig Richards) has become an integral part of the rockin' performances that the band is so well known for.

Members

Craig Richards - Vocals & Guitar

Craig Richards is one of the founding members of Exit 54. His energetic style of picking combined with his ability to sing lead as well as sing harmonies helps the band to perform cover songs from a wide range of artists.

Craig hails from West Virginia where he "paid his dues" in the clubs and honky tonks of the mid Ohio Valley forging his skills and thickening his skin (some establishments didn't have chicken wire) playing country, country rock, classic rock and the blues. In recent years he's added contemporary Christian music to that list.

His list of influences include Clapton, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Gary Moore, Roy Clark and Jimmie Bryant. And that's just a start!

Craig's axe of choice is a Carvin Carved Top played through Egnator and Carvin heads run into Eminence loaded custom cabs.

Craig is a Mechanical Actuator Assembler at Duff Norton and currently lives in Harrisburg, NC with his wife Julia and two daughters Sarah and Lauren. He has two sons, Taylor and Tyler, who are away at college.

Members

Bernie Edwards - Drums

Bernie Edwards provides the percussive rhythms underlying Exit 54's grooves. Drumming non-stop throughout the performances, he creates enormous energy on the dance floor and gives reason for the audience to boogey down.

A native of Concord, Bernie has been drumming his whole life and has played in rock groups throughout the area. His favorite artists cover a wide genre of music styles. Bernie plays a DW set augmented by Shure mics and Zildgian A Custom cymbals.

Bernie works in the corporate world as a Systems Applications Products subject matter expert and provides inventory control and purchasing services for Duff-Norton. But his real passion is driving the stage and dance floor wild with thunderous rhythm for Exit 54.

Members

Mike Robertson - Vocals & Bass

Mike Robertson lays down the solid bass lines that makes Exit 54's songs rock. With a Jekyll and Hyde persona, he manages the band professionally during the day and then transforms into a howling maniac under the music at night.

Hailing from Virginia, he has played bass and guitar in venues ranging from clubs to festivals, churches, plays and dinner theaters all along the southeastern corridor. Mike's early introduction to music was on the trombone. Since his transition to strings, he pulls from the influences of John Fogerty, Victor Wooten, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Widespread Panic to create his own unique bass and guitar style. His decades of musical experience include blues, classic rock, country, big band and contemporary Christian.

A professional engineer and general contractor in the world of capitalism, Mike finds his refuge in music and sound recording. His favorite axe is a Spector 5 string bass powered by a Hartke 3500 head and two 4 X 10 cabinets which combine to create the powerful tones of his rhythmic bass lines for Exit 54.

Members

Jon Bashaw - Sound Engineer

Jon Bashaw makes the magic happen for Exit 54. A former guitarist and vocalist for the band, Jon has reallocated his talents to running the sound system and providing professional mixes for Exit 54 and other local acts.

Born in Ohio and raised in Mooresville, Jon has played guitar for multiple bands including Extra Medium, Another Day Falls and Exit 54. He has performed classic rock, heavy metal and modern rock for audiences throughout his musical career. He currently uses a Carvin 24 channel mixer powered by Crown amps to drive a Yamaha speaker and sub sound system.

Jon is a professional in the IT world developing database programs to support various companies and service industries. Recent musical accomplishments include multiple shows featuring a Metallica Tribute and the final mixdown of the soundtrack for the locally filmed documentary "A Stitch In Time".

Members

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Schedule

01/18/2014 Saturday Night Show - 9:00 PM
Big Al's - Cornelius, NC

02/08/2014 Saturday Night Show - 9:00 PM
Bonfire Grill - Concord, NC

03/14/2014 St. Patrick's Day Kickoff - 9:00 PM
Bonfire Grill - Concord, NC

04/05/2014 Saturday Night Show - 9:00 PM
Bonfire Grill - Concord, NC

04/11/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

04/12/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

04/13/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

04/26/2014 Relay For Life - 10:30
Cabarrus Arena - Concord, NC

05/02/2014 Party On The Plaza - 7:00 PM
Afton Village - Concord, NC

05/09/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

05/10/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

05/11/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

05/17/2014 Saturday Night Show - 9:00 PM
Bonfire Grill - Concord, NC

05/23/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

05/24/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

05/31/2014 Spring Festival - 6:00 PM
Treehouse Vineyards - Monroe, NC

06/06/2014 Party On The Plaza - 7:00 PM
Afton Village - Concord, NC

06/07/2014 Concert On The Green - 7:00 PM
Birkdale Village - Huntersville, NC

06/13/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

07/04/2014 Party On The Plaza - 7:00 PM
Afton Village - Concord, NC

07/06/2014 Concert On The Green - 4:00 PM
Birkdale Village - Huntersville, NC

08/01/2014 Party On The Plaza - 7:00 PM
Afton Village - Concord, NC

08/02/2014 Summer Concert Series - 7:00 PM
Treehouse Vineyards - Monroe, NC

08/08/2014 - 7:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

08/16/2014 Concert On The Green - 7:00 PM
Birkdale Village - Huntersville, NC

09/05/2014 Party On The Plaza - 7:00 PM
Afton Village - Concord, NC

09/13/2014 Fund Raiser - 6:00 PM
Private - Concord, NC

10/03/2014 Party On The Plaza - 7:00 PM
Afton Village - Concord, NC

12/31/2013 New Year's Eve Party - 9:00 PM
The Wine Room - Concord, NC

Previous Venues

Exit  54

Formed in 2006, Exit 54 brandishes a repertoire that ranges from sixties hooks to the classic songs of every era: rock, beach, funk, R&B.... Four distinct lead voices that fuse into seamless harmonies... flanked by twin guitars.... framed with locked-in grooves from a taut rhythm section - this is the soundtrack of timeless friendships, romances, and dance-floor euphoria.

Playing clubs and social events, Exit 54 has become the best reason to turn off the radio and go live. Come see and believe.

Upcoming  Shows

08/01/2014 - 7:00 PM
Afton Village - Concord, NC

Party On The Plaza

08/02/2014 - 7:00 PM
Treehouse Vineyards - Monroe, NC

Summer Concert Series

Exit 54 2011