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New Photos of The R-23s at FVAP’s Battle of the Bands 2017

New Photos of The R-23s at FVAP’s Battle of the Bands 2017

Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, recently played a victorious stint at the 5th annual attorney Battle of the Bands fundraiser “Banding Together to End Domestic Violence.” The fundraiser benefited the Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP), a nonprofit organization that represents domestic violence survivors and their families before the California Court of Appeals. At the event, The R-23s were named “Best Lawyer Band in The Bay.”

Fabulous new photos of The R-23s at the Battle of the Bands 2017 event have been released!

R23s at Battle of the Bands

Lieff Cabraser’s The R-23s win “Best Lawyers Band in The Bay” award (MC Liz Stone and FVAP Executive Director Erin Smith at left)

The R23s

Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s

Melissa Gardner

Melissa Gardner on vocals and flute

Anthony McDaniel

Anthony McDaniel on vocals

Phone Nguyen

Phong Nguyen on guitar

Elizabeth Cabraser

Elizabeth Cabraser on drums

The Battle of the Bands 2017

5th Annual Battle of the Bands Fundraiser “Banding Together to End Domestic Violence”

About The R-23s

Lieff Cabraser’s band, The R-23s, previously won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Family Violence Appellate Project’s 2016 Battle of the Bands event. The band plays songs by The Clash, Otis Redding, Cream, and Chuck Berry, among others. The R-23s feature Elizabeth Cabraser on drums, Phong Nguyen on guitar, Elizabeth Schneider on guitar and keyboards, Djuna Gray on bass, Melissa Gardner on vocals and flute, Anthony McDaniel on vocals, and Connie Jorgenson on vocals.

About Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)

The Family Violence Appellate Project represents low-income survivors who need to appeal dangerous trial court decisions that leave them or their children at risk of ongoing abuse. By partnering with pro bono attorneys from California’s top law firms and corporate legal teams, FVAP helps get abuse survivors throughout California the safety and justice they deserve by overturning 67% of the decisions they appeal — a success rate that is much higher than California’s average for successful appeals: 20%. FVAP’s goal is to empower survivors through the court system and ensure that they and their children can live in safe and healthy environments, free from abuse. You can learn more and support FVAP at