Voted "BEST LOCAL BAND" - 2008 "Best Of DC" in the Washington City Paper
Do you remember when rock and roll was fun? "JunkFood" certainly does, serving up big, unapologetic rock tunes with loud guitars and sing-along hooks so huge you could hang a side of beef on them. "JunkFood" is made up of Bart Harris, Paul Schauer, Joe Murray and Jeff Essex. The group regularly performs for a broad range of fans in a variety of venues up and down the East Coast. From family-friendly festival crowds, to summer beach vacationers, to rowdy college bars, they have entertained them all. Although they are primarily known for their original music, "JunkFood" is not afraid to play your favorite covers from the 80's to today. As their many fans will attest, "JunkFood" subscribes to the old school tradition that no matter how much you enjoy the CD, you've really got to experience the band live to fully appreciate their talent.
All the members are road-tested and experienced live performers, having collectively shared the stage with the likes of: "Dave Matthews Band", "STYX", "LIVE", "Fuel", "Vertical Horizon", "Plain White T's", "The Fray", "Collective Soul", "Joan Jett", "Pat Mcgee Band", "Everclear", "Toad The Wet Sprocket", "Jimmy Buffet", "The Presidents Of The USA", "Smash Mouth", "Sugar Ray" , "Jimmie's Chicken Shack" and more!
"JunkFood is a band with no illusions about itself. The music the Fairfax foursome makes has little nutritional value, but it sure is delicious..."
- C. Woodrow Irvin, The Washington Post