Dennis “Sixxplayya” Atkinson
“From venue to venue and gig to gig there are a lot of things that change, but my Eminence speakers are the one thing that I can always count on. Over the years I have always turned to them for that sweet tone I hear in my spirit and they have never let me down.”
Dennis M. Atkinson, or “Sixxplayya” as he is called, is an up and coming musician who is taking the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia area music scene by storm. His live performances, studio work, guest appearances, song writing, collaborations, and professionalism have earned him national and International attention.
He is becoming one of the most sought after Guitarist in the Washington, Metropolitan area due to his being well-versed in a variety of dance styles. Pop/Top-40, Motown, Soul, R&B, Country, Funk & Disco classics along with “dinner set” material including duets, ballads & popular jazz standards and for his ability to get the job done quickly.
His resume includes performances with a who’s who of modern music: The Legendary Drifters, Skip Mahoney of the Famed Skip Mahoney and the Casuals, Gospel artists Angela Bell and Rene Adams (Richard Smallwood & Vision), Angela Steele, Johnny Steele , Gospel-Jazz Saxophonist Zedric Teague, The Sean Geason Project, Soul Sponge, OnKey Jazz and Sounds of Incline. Go-Go acts Lissen Da Grewp, The Publicity Band, Y2K, Special Request, PC Groovers, Suttle Thoughts R&B acts Jeff Rush and Rush Hour, Radiant, Virtuous, The Stoney Ellis project, Chyp Davis, Cornell Stone, The Vybe Band, Let it Flow, DC Unplugged, Blu Neffu, the Classic Rock Group Zipper, The Out of Town Blues Band, the Fish Markets House Band, and Agency Bands Sound Connection, Marquise and DC Soul.
He has shared the stage with luminaries like Guitarist Chuck Brown, Alvin White, Stan Cooper, Pianist Vince Evans, Marcus Johnson, Bassist Doc Samba, and Acid Jazz Master Guitarist Ronny Jordan to name a few. He is currently the Guitarist for the Blues Band Sixxplayya, Soul Patrol , OnKey Jazz, Jeff Rush and Rush Hour Bishop, Dr. John I. Little at Greater Deliverance Christian Center COGIC, and for Pastor Jonathan R. Adams at New Ephesians COGIC.
Sixx is one of the most humble and professional musicians that one could wish to work with. He is a real musician for real music lovers.