Cornerstone Band

Music with a Purpose

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Cornerstone Band was formed in 2016, bringing together experienced local musicians with a singular vision - to create accessible music spanning multiple styles and decades.  The band features Julianne Smith Kiedinger, former Miss Virginia and first runner-up in the Miss America contest, as one of three lead vocalists. The band plays a variety of music suitable for any venue. Cornerstone has played in a wide variety of settings including the Poquoson Seafood Fest main stage, a Priority Automotive corporate party, and several area Relay for Life events. Additionally, we have played smaller venues at a number of area restaurants and bars. The band features strong lead and vocal harmonies, and can adapt to quiet acoustic rooms as well large outdoor festivals. We also bring our own state of the art lighting and sound gear. Give us a call if you need a band that will deliver the goods for you. 

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MEMBERS

Tom Jenkins - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

Tom is an accomplished musician, and leader of the band. Cornerstone has become what it is due to his thoughtful direction, and vocal and instrumental talents.  He displays his patience and depth of character by continuing to root for UVA sports, even during the down times.

Michael Saunders - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

Mike is a multi-instrumentalist talent who has played in a variety of bands around town over the years. He defines "style" with his debonair hat collection and stompin' boots.

Julianne Smith Kiedinger  - Vocals, Percussion

Julianne is the lead vocalist of the band, and also occasionally shakes things that rattle. She provides the backbone for the harmonies that define Cornerstone, and does a great Barry White imitation.

Greg Atikins - Drums

Greg has been banging on the drums for many years. Cornerstone is happy to have his awesome beats, crazy faces, and Ozzy screams. And he has the funkiest basement around.

Chris Baker - Bass

Chris joined the band in 2017. He has had experience playing in a number of bands over the years in a variety of styles. He is the only member not issued a microphone; the dogs howl when he sings.

Dave Cowley - Sound and Lights

Dave has been working with the band since its inception. He is critical to the band's performances - after all, he makes us look and sound good.

PAST MEMBERS

Mosely Wellington - Bass

Moe was a founding member of Cornerstone, and was with the band until 2017. His bass groove was an important part of the development of the band's sound and his consummate professionalism was always a positive driving force.  

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