Washington, D.C. favorites Olivia Mancini & The Mates play upbeat, harmony-sweet jangle-pop tunes with lyrics that will make you think. Olivia is a songwriting powerhouse, stretching musical boundaries across several genres. She has been touring the U.S. and Europe for more than 10 years, performing her original songs as a singer-songwriter, and with her band. Olivia has since performed with top acts like Bob Mould, Matthew Sweet, and Melissa Ferrick. Her music has appeared in Gossip Girl, Entourage, ER, and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, and she composes for film and television. The group has released several albums, including their latest EP, Walkabout, now out on Aerobic International Records. Find out more about Olivia at www.oliviamancini.com. Together, The Mates are a tour-de-force. Individually, each membeR&Brings to the table her or his own artistry. Kristin Forbes records and tours with her band, the Scotch Bonnets; Sara Curtin has her own Sara Curtin 5 and represents one half of local favorites, the Sweater Set; Randy Scope produces beautiful soundscapes with the Sleeping Secrets; and Julia Mancini Whalen creates imaginative costumes for several East Coast theater companies.