Hey Uke people out there! on Monday, June 6th I'll be presenting a Basics of Swing Ukulele Workshop at the Hungry Monks music school. Their address is 1948 Belgrade, and it's over in West Ashley. The workshop costs $25, and lasts from 7-8pm (with some jamming afterward, if you'd like). The only prerequisites are that you have a ukulele, and that you can play a song or two, all by yourself, from start to finish. During the workshop, we'll learn some standard Swing chord patterns, chord variations, "color" and "feel", and the elusive swing rhythm. Come on by on Monday night for an introduction to this fun and satisfying music.
On Monday, May 30th, the Amazing Mittens will be performing at Remedy Market for a wine tasting/slow dinner show. Remedy specializes in scrumptious, healthy food, and we are very happy to participate in this event. Downtown for Spoleto? Stop on by for a spot of wine before or after a show. We'll be playing from 7-9:30. Remedy is on Spring street, up between MUSC and the crosstown. We'll be serenading the city with antique Novelty and Parlor tunes, Swing songs, Tropical melodies and Ukulele Jazz. They've got great craft beer as well. Support a local business and enjoy the emerging cultural scene! Bon Appetit!
Monday, May 23rd!!! That's right, it's tonight! Come on by the Early Bird Cafe (Savannah Hwy) for some tasty food and some tasty licks from Eden and Noodle. We love the Early Birds' creative mix of Southern cuisine and twisty, modern elements. The space is classic forties diner meets underground art gallery, so we hope to fit right in! It's fun with new frontiers....
Hey folks, it's time for a Swing Ukulele Basics Workshop with Noodle! It'll be at the Hungry Monks Music School (in West Ashley) on Monday June 6th, from 7-8pm. The cost is $25, and to paticipate you must have a ukulele and be able to play one or two songs all by yourself, all the way through! I'm not going to ask you to perform, but this workshop is for the intermediate player level, so you should be able to get around the uke! The Swing idiom (featuring Jazz-based American music of the Thirties and Forties), is a great way to learn the fundamentals of song structure, cool passing chords, "feel", and of course, the elusive swing rhythym! If you have any questions you can contact me at email@example.com. It's bound to be lots of fun!
Are you ready to Rock and Roll? Years ago, Eden and I were in the great Northwest when the 'Riot Grrl' movement started to explode. So, it's very natural that now, years later, we'd be involved in supporting the fledgling efforts to get girls up on stage. Local noisemakers and organizers are busy pulling together a fantastic summer camp for all you fabulous females! We V-Tones are happy to be playing (along with Sarah Bandy and the Local Honeys) at Saffron on Thursday, May 19th, as part of their fundraiser. They'll also have some artwork for auction and the donation fee includes a pizza and salad buffet, and beer from Southend Brewery. We promise to present y'all with a few surprises if you promise to show up and support the future! If you need some more information, check out---
The Amazing Mittens (that's Eden and me) will be playing at the Second Annual Senior Music Festival on Friday, May 13th, up in North Charleston. The whole program lasts from 7-10pm, and there is a big ol' line-up including our buddy Roger Bellow, the New South Jazz Men, and Hannah Burton. Hannah actually opened up a V-Tones show many years ago when she was 3!!! The event is at the Sterett Hall, which I believe is on the old Navy Base. They'll have some drinks for sale, and some other donation activities. The proceeds are going to the Senior Companion Program. We can all thank Berita Martin for her hard work in putting this all together. I think the general admission tickets are $10, with reserved seats for $15. When we played this show last year, we had a fantastic time, and I think folks of all ages will enjoy it. Come on out!
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Wednesday, June 28th, The V-Tones of Charleston with the Swamp Gypsies, Joy Pilots at the Music Farm Farmers' Market, //
Thursday, June 29th, The Amazing Mittens at Bar Normandy, 7-9pm, free (eat some food!)//
Saturday, July 1st, Noodle and friends at the Johns Island Farmers' Market, 9am-1pm, free//
Friday, July 7th, The Amazing Mittens at Bishop Gadsden birthday celebration, 3;30-4:30pm, private//
Saturday, July 8th, Wedding at the Confederate House with the V-Tones of Charleston, 7-10pm, private//
Tuesday, July 11th, The V-Tones at the Mount Pleasant farmers' market, 3:30-7pm, free show//
Saturday, July 29th, V-Tones trio, private show at Senior Citizens' center (thanks Nancy!) 2-3pm//
Saturday, August 19th, V-Tones quartet at birthday party, 5-8pm, Hanahan, private//
Saturday, September 30th, 50th! Anniversary Party, V-Tones, 4-8pm, private//
Saturday, December 9th, The Amazing Mittens at Jingles and Jammies, bruch party, private//
Sunday, December 10th, The V-Tones 13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza, at the Main Branch of the Charleston County Public Library, 3pm, free//
Saturday, December 16th, Holiday Band for private Christmas party, pm//