friends have pulled powerful forces together and the vocal and
instrumental power grow almost exponentially. All four are lead
vocalists, and each brings his broad repertoire. Together they
can play any genre: R&B, C&W, Rock & Roll, Jazz,
Funk, Standards...they're all over the road...
All of this is done with great attention to the mix, tone, and
volume...a sort of "acoustic" approach that features great
playing, feel, and outstanding vocals...even with the addition
of drums when the occasion calls for it.
...It's a great vibe and their fun is infectious
it's always Steve & Ed with either Jeff or Michelle, when
the Exaggerations are merely
flash versionof this site is more fun
However, when it's Jeff and Michelle with Steve
& Eddie, that's when they become Awesome.
was 2 weeks before high school graduation when Jeff
Watson (Vocals/Harmonicas) signed his first
recording contract with Capitol Records and moved to
New York. The recording received critical acclaim from
both Billboard and Variety Magazine and
Jeff was honored by Cash Box Magazine as a Featured
New Artist. While in New York, Jeff also signed
contracts with Sceptre and Columbia.
then, he has stacked his career accomplishments to
such a height that he has secured himself a
place as a member of this region's musical elite.
Jeff's deeply soulful and "always-on" vocals have
blessed the ears of those at the Washington
Opera Society, The New York Town Hall, The Brooklyn
Academy of Music, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Jeff has shared the stage or opened for many national
acts including the talents of the Miles Davis Group, Elvin Jones, JR. Walker, The Band, The Georgia
Satellites, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tina Turner,
Huey Lewis and many more. He is a welcomed
guest singer alongside such local talent as Mary Ann
Redmond, Junior Cline, Al Williams, The Excentrics,
and The October Skies Project . Jeff also has recording
credits with some of these ensembles and with many
other local and regional acts.
addition to the club and concert circuit with The
Exaggerations and Downtown, his charismatic
stage presence and star quality vocals afforded him
the opportunity to go international and perform solo
concerts in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. He has continually
offered his service to raise money for charities such
as March of Dimes, Sunshine Foundation, and the Make
a Wish Foundation.
natural groove and talent are second, only,
to his joy of singing.
That's his instrument, and he came to play.
||Steve Hudson (Guitars/Vocals) has carved himself into the funnybones
of America as a blackbelt musician who has achieved a
high degree of comic consciousness: he demonstrates just
how dangerous a guitar and piano can be in the right hands.
based in Los Angeles, Steve headlined popular West Coast
and national comedy venues, plus hundreds of College
concerts, but his deft ability to mix comedy and music
has made him a smash opener for Bonnie
Raitt, Tina Turner,
and Rodney Dangerfield...God
bless `im . He brings to the stage his genuine
enthusiasm, smart & original comedy, and a serious
musical ability that gives his performances an amazing
to being an admitted comedian, Steve was a much-requested
studio & stage musician, versed in a variety of
musical genre: Classical to Jazz, Rock to Ragtime, Wagon
Train to Soul Train. He's played pedal steel, acoustic
& electric guitars, piano, organ, synths, trombones,
dollar bills, but he's most at home on electric &
acoustic guitars. His broad versatility, clear
sense of instrument voicing, and the rhythms of ensemble
performance, allow him to play with a fullness
uncommon to acoustic solo acts. This still pays off
when The Exaggerations perform as a trio.
and producer, he has been involved in recording projects
as varied as scoring & narrating a collection of
Children's stories by author, Celeste White, to his
own highly regarded, comedic music album, Pick of
the Litter and Xing, and his ability is as
natural and as beautifully timed as his comedy.
has now brought his cerebral juggling act home to his
native East Coast, just outside Washington, DC....and
he hasn't traveled all this way with his eyes closed
Hudson sticks his hands into the little cracks of
life, pulls out the funny stuff, and creates a very
Lambert (Keyboards/Vocals) was born to Gypsys,
but raised by wolves, and shouldn't be out later than
midnight according to the mythic lore, has a broad
musical past including stints with The
Brandy Stills Band, Lambert & Gaylor, The Road
Camp 27 Men's Chorus and probably more,
but the rest is under seal by the Grand Jury.
we learn more about Ed,
we'll include it here.
But, for now, he shows up for work on time,
clean, ready to play and, so far,
nothing has been stolen.
This just in: Turns out he was playing in Liberty,
which opened for ZZ Top,
Country Joe and the Fish,
and Osibisa a longggggg
time ago... , produced a 3-day "Woodstock"
type event in the late 70's at our lovely Manassas
Fair Grounds with a lot of local talent and head lined
by the NY Dolls.. and a gal had a baby at the event.
A few more probably got pregnant too!! Then spent
6 years in Texas playing with some "good ole'
boys" with a twang in the early 80's.. Besides
Brandy Stills, and Lambert and Gaylor there was Sweet
Dixie, South Bound, Flyer, and a
couple others that have restraining, legal agreements
never to mention again.
enjoys writing as much as performing and is currently
working on doing more of that...
it weren't for that darn curse.
guess that if you're looking for a straight answer,
it ain't gonna be here.
is as natural, humorous, and engaging in front of
thousands as if she were only in a roomful of friends.
studio singer in Nashville & NYC, since 1995
she has been singing
and fronting the popular, country & classic rock
Brandy Stills Band.
was a perfect fit from the first time she sat in with
The Exaggerations, with a profound love of
all kinds of music, a gift for finding harmony, and
a knack for having a sincerely good time.
shares the ability to slip into the background for
harmony vocals, but when she steps up to sing lead...she
takes us all with her.