Friday 10/6/2017

Has it really been a year since our last update? We've been so busy this slipped through the cracks! Spencer continues to perform at Georgetown Piano Bar from 7-12 every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night, as well as the first, second, and fifth Wednesday nights of each month. He's enjoying having college students back after the summer! Spencer is entertaining his long time Montgomery County friends and fans monthly at Normandie Farm Restaurant's Margery's Lounge. On Thursdays and Fridays, along with some Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can sing-a-long with Spencer at Seasons 52 in Columbia, MD. On the lighter side, Spencer loves entertaining for Bobby McKey's Kids Days most moths. Spencer is also keeping up with private events, and country club gigs. If you are interested in hiring Spencer for your venue, event, or country club, reach out to us! While he is mostly trying to stay local at present, he is sometimes able to jump back 'on the road' for gigs a well.

Thursday 10/13/2016

Spencer is excited for his first performance at Normandie Farm Restaurant's Margery's Lounge tonight at 7pm. He will be there again on October 27. Spencer is also looking to performing many Thursday and Friday nights at Seasons 52 in Columbia, MD beginning November. He also continues to perform at Georgetown Piano Bar every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and first, second, and fifth Wednesday of the month, at dueling piano venues across the country, and at local country clubs and private events.

Friday 9/16/2016

Spencer wants to thank his fans, friends, and colleagues for a wonderful 5 1/2 years at Seasons 52 in North Bethesda and Tysons Corner. The company is re-branding and will no longer have piano bars in these locations, but Spencer will have some dates coming up at their Columbia, MD location. Spencer continues to perform at Georgetown Piano Bar every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,as well as every 1st, 2nd, and 5th Wednesday of each month. He also performs regularly at local country clubs, and dueling piano venues across the country. Spencer is looking forward to a fall and winter full of holiday parties and wedding celebrations as well.

Friday 2/12/2016

Join Spencer bates for an all request sing-a-long piano bar at Georgetown Piano Bar every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and every 1st, 2nd, and 5th Wednesday. The show now begins at 7pm each night.. Spencer also performs at Seasons 52 North Bethesda most Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Be sure to check his calendar though - he has monthly performances at Chevy Chase Club and Manor Country Club, as well as special events and weekends/nights at dueling piano venues that impact his typical schedule. Look for him some Wednesdays at Seasons 52 in either North Bethesda or Tysons Corner as well.

Thursday 5/14/2015

Spencer has new hours at Georgetown Piano Bar! Find him performing all request sing-a-long shows Sun, Mon, and Tues evenings beginning at 7pm and Wed evenings beginning at 9pm. When he is in the DC area and not performing privately, you can also find him at Seasons 52 N. Bethesda on Thurs, Fri, and Sat evenings, and at Seasons 52 Tysons Corner many Sun afternoons. Please check his live page to confirm his performance dates.

Friday 1/2/2015

Happy New Year! Spencer is in the midst of a busy winter. See him most Thurs-Sat nights at Seasons 52 in North Bethesda, Sun-Wed nights at Georgetown Piano Bar, and many Sunday afternoons at Seasons 52 in Tysons Corner. You can also find Spencer at Manor Country Club and Chevy Chase Country Club this month.

Tues 9/9/2014

Exciting news! Spencer is moving his M Street sing-a-long piano bar show to a brand new Georgetown venue, Georgetown Piano Bar. Many of Spencer's colleagues from Mr. Smith's will also be at Georgetown Piano Bar, so please come by for a visit soon. Spencer is currently scheduled to perform on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesdays nights, as well as on every 1st, 2nd, and 5th Wednesday of each month, beginning in November. Before then, he is scheduled on September 10, 15, 17, 29, and October 8, 13, 27, and 29.

Mon 9/1/2014

After an 11 year, 3 to 4 night a week run, Spencer Bates said goodbye to Mr. Smith's of Georgetown with a phenomenal sing-a-long show last night, before the venue closed their doors on M Street. Stay tuned for updates on the brand new Georgetown piano bar venue where Spencer will soon be playing! In the meantime, see Spencer most Sun-Tues at Seasons 52 in Columbia, MD, and on the weekends at venues in DC, MD, VA, and across the country!

Wed 6/4/2014

Spencer's summer is booked and he is looking forward to performing at venues across the country. Special highlights this summer include original performances at the Georgetown University Summer IR Program in June and July, and cover performances at the soon to open Seasons 52 in Columbia, MD. Spencer will continue to perform at his regular venues throughout the summer, so look for him at Mr. Smith's of Georgetown in Washington, DC, Seasons 52 in North Bethesda, MD, Bobby McKey's in National Harbor, MD, and Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar in Des Moines, IA.

Sun 10/14/2013

Spencer is looking forward to his favorite time of the year - the Halloween through New Year's holiday season. Stop by one of Spencer's gigs to request your favorite seasonal songs, as well as your favorite covers for any season!

Thurs 9/19/2013

Between his regular gigs, travels to dueling piano venues around the country, holiday parties, and private events, Spencer's fall and winter schedule is packed! Spencer is particularly looking forward to his upcoming original show with Rachael Sage at Folk'n Great Music next Saturday 9/28 in Rockville, MD. If you haven't already reserved your tickets, be sure to do so!

Thurs 6/20/2013

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate 4th of July weekend on the Eastern Shore, come on out to Rigby's Rehoboth on Friday and Saturday, July 5th and 6th. Spence will be performing from 8pm to midnight each night. The drinks will be flowing, the atmosphere will be hopping, and the food will be delicious!

Mon 5/6/2013

Spring is off to a fun start! Spencer has enjoyed recent gigs in Bethesda, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE, in addition to his regular venues. Spencer's summer scheudle is looking busy, so be sure to check back often for updates!  He is already also looking forward to his September 28th Folk 'n Great Music performance in Rockville, MD, along with fellow musician Rachael Sage. Be sure to reserve seats in advance for this event! Spencer is also continuing to book for private parties and events, so be sure to contact us for your special occasion. In the meantime, Spencer looks forward to seeing you in DC, MD, IA, GA, and DE over the coming months!


Sat 2/16/2013

Join us at Parker's Bistro in Bethesda, MD on Sunday, March 10 from 1-3 PM, for a  Hope For Children US fundraiser.Spencer will showcase a combination of all original music and cover songs, while patrons enjoy brunch, lunch, drinks, and afternoon snacks. A percentage of Parker's sales during that time will be donated to Hope For Children US. The charity's suggested donation for patrons is an additional $15.

Mon 1/28/2013

Spencer continues to perform every Sunday-Tuesday at Mr. Smith's of Georgetown. He will also be performing many Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, at Seasons 52 in North Bethesda, MD. Spencer also looks forward to traveling to duleing piano venues across the country, and to performing at private and country club events, throughout the spring. In April, Spencer will be performing for a weekend in Rehoboth Beach, DE, a beloved getaway spot! Spencer will perofrm at Rigby's Bar & Grill on Fri & Sat Apr 12 & 13. He hopes that, in addition to the Rehoboth locals,  DC and Baltimore fans will enjoy a weekend visit to see him at this fun piano bar venue.

Sun 12/9/2012

Spencer is pleased to focus on gigs in his home town of Washington, DC this winter, but looks forward to his upcoming travels as well. He is also looking forward to performing at celebrations and private events including holiday parties, weddings, conferences, and special birthdays. Spencer has continued to add new cover songs to his repetorie, so please be sure to listen for them at his upcoming shows. Please be sure to check back often for updated performance information, and don't forget to look for Spencer ins DC, MD, and across the country!

6/24/12

Tickets are on sale now for Spencer's 7:30pm, July 28 performance at the lovely Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, VA. A portion of proceeds will benefit Healthy Families Northern Shenandoah Valley. This unique show will combine sing-a-long, dance-a-long cover songs, and concert style original music. The ticket price ($25 + tax) includes a wine and cheese reception at intermission. Historic Rosemont Manor is also offering a concert weekend promotion which includes a 25% discount on two night (Friday/Saturday) accommodations, two free concert tickets, and full Virginia breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.To purchase tickets or for more information call us at 301.337.7354 or email spencerbatesmusic@gmail.com.

Fri 5/04/12

Spencer is excited to add a number of new venues to his performance circuit this spring and summer. He is also looking forward to performing at celebrations and private events including weddings, conferences, and special birthdays.  Spencer has been adding brand new cover songs to his repetorie, all of which he will debut throughout the coming months. Please be sure to check back often for updated performance information, and don't forget to look for Spencer ins DC, MD, and across the country!


Fri 4/02/10

Spencer continues to travel regularly, performing in venues from dueling piano bars to private and college locations. This spring and summer, look for him in MD, DC, VA, IA, GA, KS, OH, and MI. Upcoming gigs include Strathmore Center for the Arts in Bethesda, MD, Mr. Smith's of Georgetown, Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar, Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar, Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, The Barrel House Dueling Piano Bar, Fat Cats Dueling Piano Bar, Luckie's Dueling Pianos, and more! Spencer's shows incorporate his musical talent, as well as his quick wit and connection with any crowd. He continues to expand his already 1500+ cover song repertoire, while simultaneously composing his original music. Be sure to check back often for new venues and updates, and don't hesitate to contact us for college, festival, private, and event bookings (holidays, weddings, birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, corporate, etc.)

 

Tue 9/22/09

Spencer has been on the road constantly since the last update, performing in venues from dueling piano bars to private and college locations. He's been from DC to Savannah, GA and back again nearly every other week, and has also performed in PA, MI, VA, MD, NC, and KS. Amazingly, he's still full of energy, humor, and charisma, and his talent continues to impress. Upcoming gigs include Strathmore Center for the Arts in Bethesda, MD, Catholic University, Mr. Smith's of Georgetown, Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar, Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar, The Barrel House Dueling Piano Bar, and more! Spencer continues to expand his already 1500+ song cover repertoire, while simultaneously composing his original music. Be sure to check back often for new venues and updates, and don't hesitate to contact for college, festival, and event bookings (holidays, weddings, birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, corporate, etc.).

 

Sun 11/09/08

Exciting news! In addition to his regular Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night gig at Mr. Smith's of Georgetown, Spencer is starting as a regular performer at Bobby McKey's a brand new dueling piano bar at the National Harbor in Maryland, near both downtown DC and Alexandria, VA. At Bobby McKey's Spencer will showcase his repertoire of over 1500 cover songs, spanning every genre. Spencer will be performing his original songs at other upcoming shows. Be sure to check back often for the most up to date performance schedule. Finally, Spencer is already booking for the holidays. If you are interested in having him perform at your holiday (or other) private or corporate event please contact Jaclyn at management@spencerbates.com or 410 370 2192.

 

Mon 5/12/08

Please visit www.musicformyanmar.org for more information regarding this important event.

 

Sat 5/10/08

To benefit the Myanmar Cyclone victims, Spencer will be broadcasting live twice in the next week! On Thursday, May 15 tune in at 11 AM ET (or anytime thereafter) to Worldspace Satellite Radio (www.worldspace.com) or XM Satellite Radio (www.xmradio.com) to listen to Spencer's radio interview and performance with host Ted Kelly. Then, on Sunday, May 18, Spencer will participate in the “Music for Myanmar” concert, which begins at 6 PM ET. UPop 29, the global pop music channel, will broadcast live via XM Satellite Radio worldwide via WorldSpace Satellite Radio, XM Radio Online, and DirecTV music channel 824. Event hosts are Ted Kelly, Dee Dee Grucelski, & Zoltar of XM and WorldSpace, along with Rob Timm of WRNR Radio. The show will feature seven hours of acoustic and full band performances. If you are in the DC area, please come out to the Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H Street NE in Washington D.C) between 6 PM and 1 AM. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will benefit the cyclone victims. Tickets are available in advance online at www.rockandrollhoteldc.com, or by calling 202 388 ROCK, or at the door on May 18th. Spencer will perform sometime between 9 PM and 1 AM ET.

 

Mon 4/28/08

In addition to his regular Mr. Smith's of Georgetown gig every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night, Spencer is now performing on Thursday and Saturday nights at Jay's on Read, a piano bar in Baltimore. Additionally, he'll be performing throughout this spring and summer at the Haagen Dazs Amphitheater in Bethesda, as well as at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, DC. Other upcoming performances include George Mason University's Tuesday Jams on April 29th, Focus Alexandria on May 18th, The 2008 Takoma Park Folk Festival on September 14th, and a return to Elaine's Piano Bar in Asheville, NC in late May. Presently, Spencer is performing at many private events. Highlights include Lockheed Martin's Charities of Choice Campaign, Hotel Washington's New Year's Eve Celebration, and a wedding at the Italian Embassy. If you are interested in booking Spencer for your private or corporate party or event, email management@spencerbates.com. In addition to performing, Spencer is writing new material and planning for upcoming albums.

 

Wed 1/23/08

We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are staying warm this winter. We wanted to share a few quick highlights of Spencer's recent and upcoming activities. On Friday January 25, Spencer is performing at the Songwriters' Association of Washington's Bethesda SAW Oneness Showcase. This performance is a follow-up to Spencer's win at this year's Takoma Park Folk Festival. Spencer will be performing all original songs at the event. He will perform in the final spot of the evening. In addition to his regular Mr. Smith's of Georgetown gig every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night, Spencer is now performing on Saturday nights at Jay's on Read, a piano bar in Baltimore. Other upcoming performances include George Mason University's Tuesday Jams on April 29th, George Mason's Live at Damon's, Focus Alexandria on May 18th, The 2008 Takoma Park Folk Festival on September 14th, and a return to the local Greene Turtle chain for dueling piano shows. Presently, Spencer is performing at many private events. Highlights include recent holiday parties, Lockheed Martin's Charities of Choice Campaign, Hotel Washington's New Year's Eve Celebration, and a wedding at the Italian Embassy. If you are interested in booking Spencer for your private or corporate party or event email management@spencerbates.com. In addition to performing, Spencer is writing new material and planning for upcoming albums.

 

Sat 12/01/07

Spencer has decided to move on from his regular booking at Howl at the Moon Baltimore. While this was a difficult decision for Spencer, he wanted to free up time to pursue his own music projects further, and to broaden his experiences with other gigs. He is dueling at venues across the country with colleagues from Howl at the Moon and beyond, and continues to perform solo at Mr. Smith's of Georgetown every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night, as well as at other nightly bookings in the DC area and throughout the United States. Spencer's performances, whether public or private, will continue to include either or both his original songs and his over 1500 covers.

 

Sat 12/01/07

Throughout this month, Spencer will be performing at many holiday affairs. If you are interested in booking Spencer for your private holiday event, email management@spencerbates.com or call 410 370 2192. Spencer is also available year round for private bookings, whether corporate or personal. Spencer performs at colleges, festivals, weddings, special birthday parties, charity events, etc.

 

Mon 9/17/07

On September 16, 2007 Spencer performed in the Takoma Park Folk Festival's Emerging Artist Competition. Although Spencer's music is traditionally considered pop or rock, his songwriting style allows him to cross easily into the folk genre. He was chosen as a contenstant from among many entrants, and competed against a number of other fine artists. As the 2007 competition winner, Spencer will star in a featured performance at next year's 31st Annual Takoma Park Folk Festival. For more information on the festival, visit www.tpff.org

 

Tue 6/26/07

It’s been a long time, so we’d like to update you on Spencer’s recent endeavors. As you may or may not know, Spencer released his album Goodnight Rosebud in February 2006. Songs from the album have been featured on college and independent radio stations across the country. The album has received strong reviews. Check them out on this site, or downloaded on Itunes. Please visit Spencer's MySpace page (www.myspace.com/spencerbates), and if you haven’t already, become Spencer’s friend. Spencer responds personally to all comments and messages. Presently, Spencer continues to perform nightly. You can usually find him at Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown, a DC based piano bar (Sun-Tues 9pm-1am), or at Howl at the Moon, a dueling piano bar in Baltimore’s Power Plant Live (Wed-Sat pm). Additionally, Spencer will kick off his summer afternoon performances at Bethesda’s Haagen Dazs Amphitheater on Sundays July 1 and July 15 beginning at 2:30 pm. These performances will consist primarily of original songs. They’re wonderful opportunities for fans of all ages to come out, listen, and sing along. Check back for Spencer's up to the mintue schedule! Look for him this summer and fall at local colleges including George Mason University and Catholic University, as well as at the Takoma Park Folk Festival. As always, Spencer is available for your private functions. For booking information or other questions/comments, please contact management@spencerbates.com We look forward to seeing many of you at Spencer’s upcoming performances, and we always welcome your correspondence.