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!
Wednesday, Dec. 6th She Goes He Goes at Prohibition Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm, free//
Saturday, December 9th, The Amazing Mittens at Jingles and Jammies, brunch party, private//
Saturday, December 9th, V-Tones trio for Christmas party, Bristol apts., 7-10pm, private//
Sunday, December 10th, The V-Tones 13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza, at the Main Branch of the Charleston County Public Library, 3pm, free//
Wednesday, December 13th, The V-Tones at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, free lesson at 7pm, live msuic 8-11pm, free//
Friday, December 15th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah grace, 3pm, private//
Saturday, December 16th, Holiday band for private Christmas party, pm//
Sunday, December 17th, V-Tones at Marion Square Farmers' Market, 11am-2:30pm, free//
Wednesday, Dec. 20th, The Amazing Mittens at Respite Care Christmas Party, 1pm, private//
Wednesday, Dec. 20th She Goes He Goes at Prohibition Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm, free//
Thursday, Dec. 21st, Virgin Islands Benefit with Sally & George, The V-Tones, the Dubplates, Red Cedar Review, others, at the Pourhouse, $10, more info tba//
Saturday, December 23rd, V-Tones at holiday party, 4-7pm, private//
Wednesday, December 27th, The V-Tones at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, free lesson at 7pm, live music 8-11pm, free//
Thursday, December 28th, The Amazing Mittens at Vibra Rehab, 3pm, private//
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//
Saturday, March 24th, Lime & The Coconuts, Art in the Barn, 2-5pm, more info tba//
Saturday, March 31st, music for the Annual Hat Ladies Parade, 10am-11am, Broad Street, Charleston, free//
Sunday, April 8th, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Bee Expo! noon-3pm, Cinnebaree, free//
Sunday, April 22nd, The V-Tones of Charleston, Tom & Olivia, private wedding//
Sunday, May 20th, She Goes He Goes at CHX (Lindy exchange), more info tba//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//