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AoE: "Area of Effect"

 

AoE is a cover band that specializes in anime and video game music for various nerd culture events, including, but not limited to, anime conventions and the like.

Since it is not often that Japanese artists can tour in the United States, we provide an interactive live show experience playing the best songs from everyone's favorite anime shows and video games. We are the perfect addition to conventions of any size!

AoE Founder and Band Leader

Led by Grammy nominated electric violinist, lead vocalist, and founder Felicia Rojas, this 5-6 piece rock band will wow you with old school and current tunes in both English and Japanese. Sing along to some of your favorite songs and catch a few glimpses of the 7-string electric viper violin designed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra co-founder Mark Wood!

The Nerd Band from Raider Land


Four out of the five members of AoE are  alumni of Texas Tech University! Band leader Felicia Rojas holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in violin performance from TTU.  Recent Tech grad and upright bass player Eddie Allen received a bachelor's in performance from Tech, teaches middle school band in Lamesa, and gets funky on electric bass. Charles Whitehead boogies hard on keyboard - he has a PhD in Fine Arts with a concentration in performance from Tech and tours internationally. And all-star alumnus drummer Corey Dolter goes ham at the kit. When you support AoE, you support the “Nerd Band from Raider Land”!

MEET THE BAND

Felicia Rojas
Grammy Nominated Violinist/Vocalist Felicia Rojas holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in violin performance and lends her talents as lead vocalist and electric violinist. Felicia is also a member of the Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Mariachi Divas and coaches for the Texas Tech University Mariachi Los Matadores.
Corey Dolter
Drummer Corey Dolter holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from Texas Tech University. Corey is a versatile percussionist, experienced in everything from musical theater to symphony orchestra to marching band, and everything in between!
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Justin Garcia
Guitarist Justin Garcia shreds up a storm and teaches lessons at the School of Rock seven days a week! He also performs in several Lubbock-based bands on a regular basis.
Eddie Allen
Bassist Eddie Allen recently completed a degree in Bass Performance at Texas Tech University. Eddie teaches bass lessons and sectionals and plays regularly for local musical theater productions such as those produced by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals.
Charles Whitehead
Keyboard player Charles Whitehead recently completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in music. He plays everything from Classical and Musical Theater to Jazz and Rock, performing classical solo recitals internationally in Europe, Austrailia, and New Zealand, as well as American venues such as Carnegie Hall. Charles "The Wizard" Whitehead does it all!