ETC3 is a Virginia Beach-based acoustic/electric trio that specializes in creative interpretations of covers old and new, as well as new original material. As the chapter was closing on their prior musical project, Padric (guitar & vocals), Alex (drums, harmonica & vocals) and Brent (bass & vocals) decided to continue their shared musical connection and artistic vision and began this ETC3 adventure.

As anyone who has seen the trio perform live knows that ETC3 has an extremely strong musical connection. While it’s a relatively new project, the band connection runs much deeper than meets the eye. Two of the trio, Pad and Alex, grew up in the Alameda, CA area unbeknownst to one another until stories and anecdotes led them to realize this small world connection. Both eventually landed on the opposite coast in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia but remained out of one another’s immediate orbits. What about the other guy, Brent? Well, being born and raised in Virginia Beach isn’t nearly as cool, in regard to the story here.

While in California and Virginia, each member honed his craft through years in the trenches with their various musical projects and experiences. Padric’s resume includes One Step Beyond, Puddinhead, The Reckless Maybes, and Bad Weather Birds, among many other projects. Alex brought his percussive touch to bands such as Crab Nebula, Family Tree, Headspace, Bad Weather Birds, and Derek Smith Trio. Brent has played with Eclectic Seven, The Famous Clever, and The Muckrakes, as well as founding the Bad Weather Birds in 2013.

Drawing on all of these experiences and lessons, ETC3 is a realization of a new potential. Through well-thought out well-written tunes, masterful musical interplay, a desire to cater our sound, vibe, and setlist to an audience, and a strong sense of humor, ETC3 provides a live experience like no other.

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Song List

Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran

Man in the Box - Alice in Chains

Melissa - Allman Brothers Band

Whipping Post - Allman Brothers Band

Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper

No Rain - Blind Melon

Basket Case - Green Day

Hook - Blues Traveler

Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley

The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby

Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton

Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police

Midnight Train To Memphis - Chris Stapleton

Low - Cracker

Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker

Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band

Grey Street - Dave Matthews Band

Not Over You - Gavin Degraw

Paradise City - Guns n' Roses

Franklin's Tower - Grateful Dead

Ripple - Grateful Dead

Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix

Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer

Kids - MGMT

Character Zero - Phish

Heavy Things - Phish

Wolfman's Brother - Phish

Another Brick In the Wall - Pink Floyd

Breathe - Pink Floyd

Edie Brickell - What I am

When Doves Cry - Prince

Creep - Radiohead

High and Dry - Radiohead

Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn

You Are The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne

Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkel

(Don't You) Forget About Me - Simple Minds

Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Burning Down the House - Talking Heads

Walk on the Ocean - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty

You Dont Know How It Feels - Tom Petty

Desire - U2

Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

Africa - Toto

Moondance - Van Morrison

Blister In the Sun - Violent Femmes



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