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, May 245th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square//
Saturday, May 26th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square, free//
Saturday, May 26th, Marina Wine Shop show, with Lime & the Coconuts, 2pm-6pm, free//
Sunday, May 27th, May 245th, Lime & the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room, 11:45am-2pm, free, Wraggsborough Square//
Sunday, May 27th, She Goes He Goes at Prohibition for Swing Dance, 8-11pm//
Saturday, June 2nd, The Amazing Mittens at One Broad Street, 10am-1pm, free//
Sunday, June 3rd, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for Swing Dance, 8-11pm, with free dance lesson at 7pm, no cover//
Wednesday, June 6th, The V-Tones of Charleston at the West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park, 3:30-7pm, free//
Friday, June 8th, with the HEART program at the Charleston Music Hall, more info tba//
Saturday, June 9th, The V-Tones trio at the Charleston Area Senior Citizens farmers market, 259 Meeting Street, free, more info tba//
Thursday, June 21st, secret birthday surprise//
Thursday, June 21st, V-Tones trio at The Tattooed Moose, Citadel Mall, 6-9pm, free, y'all come!!!//
Sunday, June 24th, Mother Emmanuel memorial concert, more info tba//
Saturday, June 30th, Kids Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Wednesday, August 15th, V-Tones at West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman park, 3-7pm, free//
Saturday, July 7th, V-Tones for the Charleston Tibetan Society. HH Dalai Lama party, more info tba//
Monday, July 16th, MC Noodle for the annual Talent Show at Folly Beach Market, 5-8pm, free//
Saturday, July 28th, Adults Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Saturday, August 25th, Adult Ukulele workshop at Hungry Monks music school, 1948 Belgrade, 10am-noon, $75//
Sunday, October 14th, V-Tones at Middleton Plantation for wedding, 4-5pm, private//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//