In addition to the fabulous V-Tones, yours truly is also a member of the local freak-folk band, 'Lime and the Coconuts'. Mary Edna Fraser, a world famous batik artist is our band leader and pulls together a lovely bunch of coconuts for our various shows. The music careens between pre-Victorian folk songs and Swing standards, with surprising jaunts into the modern songbooks as well. Mary Edna has a wonderful musical sensibility and with the Coconuts or motto could be "anything can happen and often does"! We've got some cool shows coming up next week. The North Charleston Arts Festival Street Fair is on Wednesday, May 4th. It's up on Montague and we'll play from 5-8pm. Then the next night, Thursday, May 5th, we'll be playing a Literacy Benefit at the Blackbaud Atrium Lobby at about the same time. Dress as your favorite literary character!
Hey everybody, it's a busy time of the year for Mr. McDoodle, so let me tell you about some upcoming shows. First of all, on Wednesday (april 20th), it'll be the Amazing Mittens at City Lights (6:30-8pm). Then, on Thursday (april 21st), it's the Amazing Mittens at the Cupcake (7-9pm) shop on King Street. Then, on Friday (april 22nd) catch the V-Tones at Alchemy Cafe, (6-8pm) over in Avondale. To round out the week, on Saturday (april 23rd) we've got more V-Tones at the Kudu Coffeeshop (3-5pm), in a special afternoon/tea-time show. I really appreciate all of 'y'all' out there who support live music. On behalf of the extended V-Tones network I raise my grateful mitten in salute! Thanks!
See the V-Tones! On friday, April 8th, the Roaring Twenties Dance Club presents a Swing Dance and Birthday Party. It'll be at the Spirit Moves dance studio. (7:30-lesson 8:30-live music) Stephen Duane, the founder of the Roaring Twenties Dance Club and our local dance professor, is turning a year older! Older than what? Well, you'll have to ask him yourself. At these dances, there is a wide spectrum of skill level, so it is very cool and appropriate to attend even if you've never danced a lick before! I'm just letting you know--because it's fun and the world needs fun now more than ever. As for the VTs, we are full of surprises, and those will include mystery guests??!!! New songs, twists and turns and curly-cues. It'll be a night of poetry in motion when YOU step onto the dance floor!
Even More Videos!
Friday, February 16th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace happy hour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, Feb. 17th, parading at Folly Gras, Folly Beach, 11am-12:30pm//
Saturday, Feb. 17th, V-Tones at Losar, Tibetan New Year party, 4pm, private//
Saturday, Feb. 24th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Bliss fundraiser, Mount Pleasant, 6-9pm, more info tba//
Sunday, Feb. 25th, Lime and the Coconuts at Sierra Club Oyster Roast, Bowen's Island, 2-5pm//
Sunday, Feb. 25th, She Goes He Goes at Prohibition for Swing Dance,8-11pm, free//
Wednesday, Feb. 28th, The V-Tones of Charleston open for Parker Millsap at Marion Square for the Food & Wine Festival, 6-8pm, more info tba//
Thursday, March 15th, V-Tones trio at Jack's Cosmic Dogs, 7:20-9:30pm, private//
Thursday, March 22nd, The Amazing Mittens at Bar Normandy, 7-9pm, free//
Saturday, March 24th, Lime & The Coconuts, Art in the Barn, 2-5pm, more info tba//
Saturday, March 24th, She Goes He Goes, dance in Summerville, more info tba//
Saturday, March 31st, music for the Annual Hat Ladies Parade, 10am-11am, Broad Street, Charleston, free//
Friday, April 6th The V-Tones in Beaufort for private party, 6-9pm//
Sunday, April 8th, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Bee Expo! noon-3pm, Cinnebaree, free//
Thursday, April 12th, She Goes He Goes on the Pourhouse Deck, 6-9pm, free//
Friday, April 13th, The Amazing Mittens at the Summit House on Daniel Island, 4pm, private//
Sunday, April 15th, Lime & the Coconuts gig, more info tba//
Sunday, April 22nd, The V-Tones of Charleston, Tom & Olivia, private wedding//
Friday-Sunday, May 4-6th, V-Tones at the French Broad River Music Fesitval, more info tba//
Sunday, May 20th, She Goes He Goes at CHX (Lindy exchange), more info tba//
Saturday, June 30th, Kids Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Saturday, July 7th, V-Tones for the Charleston Tibetan Society. HH Dalai Lama party, more info tba//
Saturday, July 28th, Adults Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//