"Four normal looking guys with a keen talent for delivering good solid tunes that stick." - from an album review for The Best Laid Plans

Yeah, that's pretty much what they're aiming for, but if you wanted the full story, the seeds of Round About were planted during a snowstorm in 2010 when longtime friends and former bandmates Patrick Garrity (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Mehring (bass, vocals) reconnected to jam. Having previously played together, they had always enjoyed each other's music: Patrick's songs tend to be pop based tongue-in-cheek looks at life and relationships, while Dave's tunes serve as a great change of pace, typically adding more of a groovy element. After reminiscing about how many hotel rooms they trashed together, they went about finding like-minded players to supplement their pop/rock sensibilities. And though the lineup has changed a few times over the years, they couldn't be happier with their current bandmates.  


Aaron Lowenberger (lead guitar, vocals) joined in 2013. He quickly made his mark on the music with a gorgeous guitar tone, second-to-none musicianship, and a melodic and expressive playing style that adapts like a chameleon to any song. He's also increasingly contributed his own songs as well, further adding to the variety of the band's overall sound.


Phil Raino (drums) is the band's newest member, coming aboard in 2019. A talented player, Phil brings a tasteful, exciting style and energy to Round About. 


Round About has been performing around the DC area to kind support from fans and area musicians alike. Their newest album Coming Into Focus was released in 2018, following The Best Laid Plans (2015), and their debut Hanging By A Thread (2012).

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Sat., Nov. 9th - 10:00 am
Glover Park Farmers Market
1819 35th St., NW
Washington, DC 20007

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