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!
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Wednesday, August 15th, V-Tones at West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman park, 3-7pm, free//
Friday, August 17th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace, 3pm, private//
Saturday, August 18th Noodle & friends at the Johns Island farmers market, 9am-1pm, free//
Sunday, August 19th, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm//
Saturday, August 25th, Adult Ukulele workshop at Hungry Monks music school,, August 18th, Noodle & friends at the Johns Island 1948 Belgrade, 10am-noon, $75//
Thursday, August 30th, the V-Tones of Charleston
at the Johns Island Tattooed Moose, 6-9pm, free//
Saturday, September 1st, The V-Tones of Charleston at Marion square farmers market, 10am-1;30pm, free//
Sunday, September 2nd, the V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm//
Tuesday, September 4th, The V-Tones of Charleston presented by Awendaw Green at the Footlights Theater, 20 Queen street, . 7-10pm,more info tba//
Friday, September 14th, the V-Tones of Charleston at the World Music cafe show, South of Broadway Theater, Park Circle, North Charleston, more info tba//
Friday, September 21st, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace for their happyhour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, September 29th, V-Tones at Sierra Club fundraiser, Santee Canal park,, more info tba//
Saturday, October 13th, V-Tones at Middleton Plantation for wedding, 4-5pm, private//
Friday, October 19th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace for their happyhour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, October 20th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Marion square farmers market, 10am-1;30pm, free//
Sunday, October 21st, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival, 11:30am-3;30pm, free//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//
Sunday, Nov. 4th, 100th Anniversary of the WWI armistice, Main Branch, public library, more info tba//
Sunday, December 9th, the V-Tones of Charleston present our 14th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Main Branch of the Public Library,3pm, free//
September 20th, wedding at Whitepoint Gardens, private//