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The Band

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Stephen Anthony

Founder / Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar

Stephen was born and raised in Beacon, NY. He grew up playing saxophone throughout school, including in his college Jazz Ensemble, and a 17 member swing band. Stephen moved to Virginia Beach in 2004 and found his voice in country music. He formed the original Nashville Nights Band in 2015. He has recorded his original music at studios in Nashville, TN and Virginia Beach. 

When he is not on stage, you can find Stephen enjoying time with his daughter Kinley, and their English Bulldog, Charlee. 


Curtis Brady

Lead Guitar / Vocals

Curt has played guitar for nearly 50 years, starting at age ten after discovering The Beatles. Originally from Long Island, NY, he spent 22 years as a musician in the United States Army. Since retiring from the Army in 2005 he has worked as a freelance musician, guitar teacher and instructor at the US Army School of Music. A 1987 graduate of the Armed Forces School of Music, he also holds a BA in music from Thomas Edison State University and is a founding member of The Nashville Nights Band. Curt and his wife Nanette share a small beach cottage in Hampton, Virginia.

Adam Mendelson

Drums / Vocals

Adam, hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, brings a varied level of experience to The Nashville Nights. With a performance career spanning over 20 years, Adam has played in national touring bands, and was a featured performer in an international touring group. A few of Adam's favorite songs to perform with The Nashville Nights include "Should've Been a Cowboy", "Something Like That", and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia


Elliot Chodkowski

Piano / Fiddle / Vocals

Elliot Chodkowski is a native of Buffalo New York, which is where he started learning violin at a young age. The anguish of four straight Super Bowl losses gives his playing much depth and emotion. During his college years he played in dozens of bands as a keyboard player, from rock to wedding to klezmer. His most memorable performances were in South Korea where he lived for seven and a half years, bringing classic American rock to festival audiences across the country. He is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Nashville Nights as both keyboard and fiddle player, and the most ethnic member of the group.

Benny Netzer


Bio coming soon


John Watson


Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, music has always been an active part of John’s life. He started playing the bass at a young age, and has worked as a freelance bassist since early high school. John studied Music Performance at Radford University before he joined the United States Army in 2016. He is currently serving as the bassist for the TRADOC Band located at Fort Eustis, Virginia. When he’s not playing rock music for the troops or jamming with the Nashville Nights, John likes to spend his free time at home with his wife, Ashlynne, and mastiff, King.

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