- Charles Coleman – Guitar and Vocals
- Charles Winston – Keyboard and Lead Vocals
- William Maranci – Drums
- Chris Smith – Bass
Awesome Express is a dynamic group of young musicians, ages 14-17, from MetroWest Boston, that will tear the roof off of any venue with their enthusiasm, musicianship and energy. The members of Awesome Express include Charles Winston, age 14, lead vocals & keyboard, William Maranci, age 15, drums, Charles Coleman, age 16, guitar & vocals, Chris Smith, age 17, bass. The boys came together in late 2009 through the local non-profit teen band program “Plugged In,” which places teens together for 10 weeks to make music and use their music to help others. After just a short time of playing together, they realized that they had something special. They entered a battle of the bands and won.
Awesome Express is passionate and dedicated about bringing back the classic sound of rock and roll from the ’60’s and ‘70’s, and are influenced by Led Zeppelin, Styx, and Queen. Performing original music and classic cover songs, they bring audiences to their feet. In addition to performing at many charitable and local events, they have performed at noteworthy venues such as: The Boston Hard Rock Cafe, Ryles Jazz Club, Johnny D’s, The Center for the Performing Arts in Natick, The Sad Café, The Boston Common, Harvard Square Music Festival, The Raven and the Joan Norton Stadium..
2011 Winner of Berklee High School Battle of the Bands held at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA
2011 Winner Best Band, Best Overall Performer, Best Instrumental and 2nd Place overall in Music On & Up Showcase
Selected to perform at prestigious "Camplified" Summer 2011
2010 Finalist in TCAN Berklee Battle of the Bands in Natick
Berklee College Scholarship winners to 5-week program 2010 and 2011
Finalist in 2010 Artist Live Teen Talent competition held at the Ryles Jazz Club
Selected and featured in two Jam Hub commercials
Green Rocker Ambassadors 2010-2011, honored at the State House on March 4, 2011 for environmental stewardship
First EP released September 2011!