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V-Tones! Ballroom Dance on Sunday, January 6th

Get the new year started on the good foot, with the band that "makes music fun again", The V-Tones of Charleston! We'll be playing at the Ballroom Dance Club (1632 Ashley Hall Rd.) on Sunday, January 6th, 2013. Yes 2013--Wow! The price of admission includes a dance lesson by the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club's Stephen Duane, and the lesson is at 6:30pm. Then, the V-Tones play from 7:30-9:30pm. It's so early that even Eden might be there! Let the bells ring out! Total price is $10.  You'll be glad you came!

V-Tones at the Blind Tiger!!!

Mele Kalikimaka, y'all! You'll want to catch the V-Tones at the Blind Tiger, downtown Charleston on friday, Dec. 28th. We'll have a great group of musicians with us--Roger Bellow, Robert Widlowski, and Matt Lohan (if he's back from tour). I love playing this new hybrid music with these guys---early Jazz and Western Swing standards on bluegrass instruments, plus Tropical Swing and Gypsy Jazz on the ukulele.  What do you call it?  Uke Jazz? Lowcountry Swing? Whatever it is, it's lots of fun. We'll go on a little later than our usual "nerdy and early" time slot. That's Friday, Dec. 28th at the Blind Tiger. Don't Miss it!

It's the End of the World and I Feel Fine!

Hey folks, there's no need for alarm--I've been through a half dozen Apocalypses, and everything worked out alright. The world ain't coming to an end, my friend, the world's coming to a start!  And what better way to celebrate than with a Swing Dance feted by the good folks at The Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club!  They've hired the V-Tones to be the band at their shindig on Friday, December 21st. It'll be held at the Hungry Monks Music School (1948 Belgrade), here in Charleston, SC. You can learn our native dances by attending the lessons (advanced at 7:15pm, beginner's at 8pm), or by jumping into the festive, holiday fray with the band at 9pm. We've got Roger Bellow and Robert Widlowski on board, so it's going to be fantastic. Don't miss it! All this for just $10!

8th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Let us part the hoary mists of time and peer into the pages of history...not so far back! Just eight years ago The V-Tones of Charleston played our first ever Holiday Extravaganza at the Public Library, dowtown at the Main Branch auditorium. Each year we've tried to put on a different show, even to the details of the set list! This year we're hoisting a somewhat more modest show than last year, though it will still be amazing and memorable. We do have a tap dance troupe joining us, plus the talented Josh Kaler on the steel guitar. It's free, it's on Sunday, December 9th, it's at 3pm, it lasts about an hour, and y'all should come! This is a show for all ages!

Tibetan Society Fundraiser

Years ago, for some silly reason that I still can't quite figure out, the good people of the Charleston Tibetan Society drafted me to be their auctioneer! As December rolls closer, I practice flapping my jaws and sliding my syllables so that I'm prepared for the big night. This year the big night Saturday, December 1st. The entire event lasts from 6-9pm, and that includes a silent auction, and live auction, some light food from local restauranteur Sermet, beer and wine and live music from some of the V-Tones. It will be held at the CTS Dharma Center at 12 Parkwood ave (by the Citadel football stadium). The suggested donation is $10. Now, this isn't a relgious ceremony and you don't have to be a Buddhist to participate. If you're interested in supporting the basic human rights of the Tibetans, their refugee community, then please, by all means, help out by coming to the fundrasier! It'll be time and money well spent.

USO Revival Show!

UnEdited is an arts organization that pairs together local artists, and presents the result to the public. This time around, they're presenting a USO Revival show with Laura Ball, Quinten Baxter, several other talented musicians, dancers and the V-Tones! The show is on Tuesday, November 20th, at the Library Society (King street). The V-Tones kick it off with a dance lesson at 6pm. The entire event is $20.  We're studying our Hoosier Hotshots, Spike Jones and Roy Rogers so we can play music of the 40s that, though a bit more obscure, is certainly hot and danceable! Join us!

V-Tones at Seanachai

Hey friends! I've always enjoyed bands that are full of surprises, and that's one of  the reasons we like to shake it up with the V-Tones. We'll be playing as a trio on Friday, November 9th, at Seanachai, from 8-11pm.  Seanachai is on Maybank Highway, on John's Island, across from the Fat Hen restaurant. The show is free, but of course you'll want to enjoy some beverages in this cozy, Irish pub. We've got the legendary Roger Bellow with us for this show, on fiddle and guitar. Even the fabulous Ms. Fonvielle may show up (get there early to catch her).

V-Tones "Moments on Canvas" Fundraiser

Many members of the V-Tones donate our time to entertain groups of people afflicted with the Alzheimer's Syndrome. While this is fun, the most important part may be simply giving thier caretakers some needed free time. The groups we play for are part of the Respite Care Program of the Lowcountry, and they are holding their annual benefit on Wednesday, November 7th, from 6-9pm. It'll be held in the Cooper River Room at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park (under the bridge), and the admission is $40. Along with the music there'll be food and drinks from local restaurants, a silent auction, and of course music and dancing! Our good pals at the Hot Jazz Dance Club will be there. So have some fun and support a very worthy cause. PS--Champagne!!!

V-Tones at Skinful

V-Tones
Skinful Halloween
(warehouse stage)
Saturday, Oct. 27th
we play 7-8pm!
$$

Down here in the Deep South we don't have Burning Man or the Oregon Country Fair, but the closest thing I've found is Skinful Halloween! Skinful Halloween is not for the faint of heart. This long-running party has escaped from its early house-party beginnings and has become a wild, multi-staged, full throated monster! Headline acts include many DJs (from all over the US and Jamaica), plus local bands such as the Royal Tinfoil, the Specs and Whisky Diablo.  In addition there are all kinds of acrobats, firedancers, lightshows, and entertainment to be had. It's a lot of fun just checking out the creative costumes! Now the good folks at Skinful Central have told us that they and the police want to wrap up the party a little earlier this year, so...if you want to get a head start of the festivities, then by all means get your crew together and hit the scene early for a set by the V-Tones, with a special appearance by dance master Stephen Duane. Dress to impress and boogie to the best! And as always my friends: take care of yourself, take care of your friends, plan to have a good time and make it home safe!

Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival

The V-Tones are going on the road! Well, not too far, just up to Georgetown for the Wooden Boats Festival on Saturday, October 20th. We'll be playng from noon until 4pm, and you can also catch Carroll Brown and his band at the festival as well. We're looking forward to meeting some new folks! This will be fun!

Blackwater Ukulele Fest!!!

Okay ukenthusiasts! This Saturday is the day! That's Saturday, October 13th, all day at Cypress Gardens. The festival is included in the park admission (it's not extreme), but if you want to take the Beginner's Workshop at 10am, and/or the Intermediate workshop at 10:30am, it's $10 extra (per worskhop). There will also be jams, concerts by the Charleston Hotshots and the V-Tones, a Hula workshop, boat rides and an open mic, plus ukulele vendors and general hob-nobbing. It's always fun and a great time of year to check out the gardens. Come one! Come All!
  Later that night, join the V-Tones at the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club Swing Dance at DanceFX, that's $10, and includes dance lessons (adv. 7:15pm, beg. 8pm) followed by live music! This episode of the V-Tones will have our special guest star, Fuller Condon, from the Two Man Gentlemen Band! Whew!

V-Tones at Seanachai

Seanachai (SHAWN-a-kai) is a private Irish bar on John's Island that opens its doors to the public on Fridays. Three V-Tones will be strummin' and thumpin' on Friday, October 5th, from 8-11pm. Just go down Maybank Highway, and turn in to the lot with Normandy Farm Bakery. We'll be there. Seanachai is a real music lover's bar---not too crazy, not too loud. We'd love to see folks come on out, have a beer, support a small, local business, and enjoy the tunes.

'She Goes, He Goes' Swing Dance

Listen up! In 'She Goes, He Goes' I play the tenor banjo (mostly). We'll be playing on Saturday, the 29th at DanceFX,  the new dance studio on the corner of Huger and Rutledge. Ususally bands start up around 9pm, with a beginners' lesson at 8pm, and advanced lesson at 7:15pm. Dress to impress and be ready to swing uptown! The admission is $10, and that includes lessons. The good people of the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Club put it together.  Check it out! Dancing is a great way to exercise, to meet people and to enjoy music. I'd love to see everybody there!

The Return of Pirate Noodle!

Ahoy there, mateys! If ye be out and treading the waters of Mt. Pleasant on Friday, September 21st, seek me out and listen to the tunes of yesteryear at the Charles Pinkney Historical Site. It's Constituiton Week, which means scores of schoolchildren teem over the landscape and investigate the Colonial actors that work hard to make history alive and keep learning fun.  They ususally have basket weavers and indigo demonstrations and African drumming and Cricket and storytelling. I'll be there from 10-2pm, and it's free!  Did ye know that several of the songs you still hear today are from the 1700s and even earlier? This is a great event for all ye homeschoolers out there, too. Jump aboard!

Farmer's Market Concert

V for Vegetables! V for V-Tones! Step on up folks and catch the most enchanting li'l band in music history! Yes, it's the V-Tones of Charleston and they'll be playing, LIVE!, at the North Charleston Farmer's Market. That's Charleston, sir, not Charlatan...The show is on Thursday, September the sixth, from 4-6pm--early hours, yes I know, but so much is unique about this band. Plus, Ladies and Gentlemen, the 'Tones will be welcoming to the stage Mr. Josh Kaler, playing the steel guitar. Folks, this show is all free, and people of every age and backbone will appreciate this music! Jazz, Jugband, Tropical show tunes and Western Swing--it's all here--the entire musical heritage of our United States! Why, you'd be a fool to miss out on this caliber of performance! Make it your priority to attend this rare appearance by the venerable and vivacious V-Tones!!!

The Amazing Mittens at Cupcake!

Come one, come all! See! The! Amazing Mittens at Cupcake on Thursday, August 30th, from 7-9pm.  Eden and Noodle explore the limits of Cuteness as they hoist the Flag of Silliness versus the All Too Serious State of the World. It's an old Dada gesture, sure, but as Charlesy Mccallister once said, "We'll keep doing it until it works!"  The event is sure to delight die hard Mittens' fans as well as the random passerby. Enjoy cupcakes? This concert is not too be missed!  Musically, we'll be playing music of the 1920s and 30s, but with our own nutty spin. It's a wild ride with Mr. and Mrs. Ridiculous. Not for Everyone! Designed with your mind in mind.

She Goes, He Goes Swing Dance Friday 24th

She Goes, He Goes, a fun Swing ensemble wherein I play the tenor banjo, will be swingin' on Friday the 24th! We'll be back at good old Spirit Moves, and kicking off about 9pm. Stephen Duane will offer lessons beforehand: advanced at 7:15pm, and beginner's at 8pm. Plus snacks and AC! All this and lively music for just $10. It's a great crowd, too---you should be there!

Yes Sir, That's My Lindy!

Lindyhop, groove-rock, the Charleston, Swing Dance, whatever you do, do it with style at the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club on Friday, August 17th. The V-Tones will be there, providing the soundtrack for the party. We'll be at the Spirit Moves Dance Studio, just across the street from the Ye Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor in West Ashley. $10 at the door gets you live music, snacks, and lessons if you want (adv, at 7:15pm, beginner's at 8pm). We'll start up around 8:45pm. Come on out y'all! I've started to take the dance lessons (I'm a klutz) so if I can do it, anyone can! Join the too Much Fun Club!

"Sittin' In"

To my fellow, budding musicians out there, I'd like to discuss the fine art of "sittin' in". You might find yourself at a jam, or even on stage playing music with people you've only just met, playing songs you might never have even heard. What do you do? The first rule is Stay Out Of The Way--which means to let the leader, or singer do their thing and don't clutter up the mix. Listen first, then add something subtle. Don't play too much.  Keep it quiet at first. Follow the singer--if they go to the bridge, go to the bridge! Don't fight the flow! Go with the flow.
  The second rule is Support The Song.  Try to find out the key. Just fill in little spaces. Take turns. Listen. If someone else is playing chords, don't double that, just add what you can. Try to illustrate the meaning of the song with your contributions. For soloing, do your thing, then stop! Let somebody else take over.  There's nothing worse than a virtuoso who can't stop playing over everybody. Think about playing behind them.  If they get lost, jump in and steer them back to the melody.  You don't have to be in the foreground all the time, do you?  Add color and texture.
  The third rule is, If You Know What You're Doing, Bring It On Stong. That means if you're swingin', swing hard! If you've got something to say, say it! Now, don't go on forever---but your confidence and energy can bring the whole band together. The great musicians I've had the pleasure of playing with could match their style to the group.  Don't ditch the group--keep with them. Music isn't a competition.
  In general, if you've been asked to 'sit in' by a band that is on stage, just play a song or two and get off.  The old jazz etiquette is a lost treasure, so we're not too sure how do these things anymore, but from what I've been told by the Wise Ones: Don't assume that you get to sit in just because you came to the gig, and if you do get asked to sit in, take a little time to warm up (tune) before getting on stage, and once on stage just play one or two songs unless the band begs you to stay. Just remember, folks, music is the universal language--you can play music even with folks you don't know! It's magic, so treat it as a precious gift!

V-Tones at Sol Slam!

Sol Driven Train, a local, versatile band, hosts Sol Slam at the Windjammer (Isle of Palms) on Saturday, August 5th. SDT kicks off the day with kids' show at 1pm, followed by the V-Tones at 2:45, and continuing with music throughout the night. They've got a bunch of bands on board, including the lovely and talented Rachel Kate, the Reckoning, Gaslight Street and many many others. We hope to see some music fans come on out!

Rare Clown Show by Noodle!!!

Well friends, it's time to dust off the old wig and dig out the old battered clown nose once again. Yes, I'm performing at the Edgar Allen Poe branch of the Sullivan's Island Library on Friday, July 27th. I'll bring my ukulele and some stuff to juggle and we can spend a pleasant hour away from the heat. That's at 1:30pm, and it's free. 
  Later that night, join the V-Tones of Charleston as we provide music for the 'Summer of Swing' dance at Spirit Moves. The good people of the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club provide lessons before our set (adv. 7:15pm, beg. 8pm) which should start around 9pm. They've got snacks! All this for $10. Come on out and support live music, and get some exercise the fun way---dancing!

North Charleston Farmer's Market

Hey Park Circle people! The V-Tones will be back in your neighborhood for a show at the Farmer's Market on Thursday, July19. We'll be playing Tropical Swing and our usual mix of Summertime fun from 4-6pm. We support and encourage local farmers and small businesses and all kinds of good community efforts! It's a free, all ages show, so grab the kids, hula hoops and sunscreen and make the scene! Good clean fun!!!

V-Tones At D'Allesandro's Pizza!

DL's Pizza is a funky pizza joint in the college neighborhood here in Charleston. Just go up St. Philip, past Spring street until you reach Bogard.  Three V-Tones fit snuggly into the dining room there and we'd love for you to snuggle in with us! We'll go on 'bout 8:30pm, and I hope to get plenty of Western Swing songs out of the trio as I just returned from Texas! Yep, Old Clone Model One is from Ft. Worth, Texas! Scoot your boots over to D'Allesandro's on Monday night (July16th). Special guest Star Roger Bellow is joining us.  Yee-dawgie!

Seanachai on Friday (July 13th)

Come on all you people out there! I just got back from a fantastic road trip and realized what a cool area the Lowcountry really can be. Like most cities, you 've got to dig a little to find the good stuff. This friday I'd like to invite you all to check out this cozy little Irish bar on James Island. It's on Maybank Highway and is so much fun to play. The V-Tones will be there, digging into our musical history and pulling up gems of Gypsy Jazz, hot and sweet Swing, Western Swing, Tropical Swing, and Vaudeville hits. Dig it!

Practice makes perfect!

Okay, this is for all of my students out there: the only way to get better at the ukulele is to practice---there are no shortcuts! Natural musical talent is good, but without practice it will remain dormant. So many things in our push-button world are designed to deliver on command, but that's not how music works. Music is a natural process, so we must cultivate our ability slowly and surely. Relaxed, steady practice that is focused on one little trick, or one little song leads to good results. I just don't feel right if I can't play for a few hours every day! Remember to stretch out your wrists and hands before playing, and spend your practice time trying to smooth out your changes----this stuff takes time. Listen to versions of the song you're learning!!! Get to know the tune. At the end of practice, finish with something that is easy for you----and recall how far you've come, step by step. There is no end in the journey of music...so keep on uke-in'!

Dance FX Block Party

Calling all dance fans! Let's celebrate the Summer with a Dance FX Block Party on Friday, June 22nd. The V-Tones are kicking it off at 6pm, followed by hip hop DJs, DJ Butterbean (Swing), Dance demos and all kinds of entertainment. You should check with the good people at Dance FX for more information. They're at the corner of Rutledge and Huger, here in Charleston, SC. Tickets are $10, in advance. Check it out!!!!

V-Tones Swing Dance

It is so much fun playing our monthly Swing Dance! We'll be back at Spirit Moves, on Savannah Highway, across from the Ye Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor (that's here in Charleston, SC). The date is Friday the 15th of June, my friends,a nd the cost is only $10. Now, in addition to the V-Tones, the hosts (the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club) also provides snacks and lessons. The intermediate lesson is at 7:15, and the beginner's lesson is 8pm---we usually start to play around 8:45. So, come on out to dance or just to listen (that's allowed). It's a very cool, fun, happenin' place.

V-Tones at Burlesque Fest!!!

Hey vintage enthusiasts! The V-Tones are happy to be playing for the Carolina Burlesque Festival on Friday, June 8th at the South of Broadway Theatre. That's up in North Charleston, in the Park Circle neighbourhood. The doors open at 7pm, Burlesque acts begin at 8pm, and we'll play afterward at 10pm! Tickets are $20. Calling all warm blooded adults! This one's for y'all!

Piccolo Spoleto + V-Tones!

It's always magical when a dream comes true. I've always wished that the V-Tones could play for our city-wide arts festval, Piccolo Spoleto (little sister of the international Spoleto festival), and finally it's going to happen! We'll be playing for the Concert in the Park, at Allan Park, on Friday, June 1st. It's a free concert, and we play from 7-8:15pm. Then, hang out for bluegrass from the Beebos! It'll be a delightful way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the park and of our fantastic neighbourhood. Allan Park is near the corner of Ashley and Huger streets, just a hop, skip and jump away from Hampton Park. It's another first for the legendary V-Tones, and we'd love for everyone to join us!  Happy Spoleto!

The Tea Room Shows

Playing with the Lime and the Coconuts is always an adventure! We're playing, for the seventh year in a row (!) at the Second Presbyterian Tea Room from 11am-2-pm during the Spoleto festival weekends (May25th,26th, and June 1st, 2nd). For those of you who live out of town, Spoleto is a city-wide arts festival here in Charleston, SC. Many churches host concerts. I'm very happy to be joining the Coconuts once again for our epic shows. We like to cover a wide spectrum of genre: mostly Swing, Jazz and Folk music. Come on down for lunch and check out the Coconuts at the Second Presbyterian Church--that's downtown Charleston---across Meeting street from Marion Square. Thanks!

Swing Dancing

Swing Dance and Swing Music evolved together. It's fun to move to and fun to play. Try it! On Friday, May 11th, I'll be back with the V-Tones at Spirit Moves for the Friday night Swing Dance presented by the Hot Jazz Dance Club, here in Charleston. Everybody is welcome, and lessons are included in the price---it's just $10. It's like playing music--you've got to jump into the activity to learn the activity! Join us for a fun night.

Jamming at the French Broad River Festival

There's nothing like jamming with fellow musicians. There are so many good songs out there, heck, entire genre of music that I don't know. Playing live with others is a great way to learn new songs as well as technique. I'm looking forward to jamming at the French Broad River Festival with Sol Driven Train, Caroline Pond, and the other musicians. There is always something new to learn!

Redux Revival II

Hey folks! It's time to support your local modern art gallery here in Charleston, with Redux Revival II. On Saturday, April 28th, the V-Tones are kicking off the music at 2pm. Many other local acts are playing, including the psyche-o-delic 'Tucky.  Plus, they'll have tours of the art space, activities for kids, food trucks, and general high quality hob-nobbing. All this for $10 adv/$12 door; later on at night they'll have the DJs take over. It's another chance to have fun and do good, and the V-Tones are involved, as ususal!

Teddy Bear Picnic

Calling all Kids!!! Each year, Hampton Park is magically transformed ito the Teddy Bears Picnic. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the park on Sunday, April 22nd, and catch the V-Tones, infinite variety jugband, from 2:45-3:30pm. This episode of the V-Tones will have Noodle, Eden, Roger Bellow, and special guest star, Lynne, on the bucket-bass. It's free, it's for everybody, and there'll be activities for kids in addition to the musical entertainment. Drop everything! Join the parade at 3pm. The Bears will march again!!!

Lucky 13 Swing Dance with the V-Tones

"Why is Friday the 13th considered bad luck, anyway?", asked the precocious eleven year old. "Ah well", mumbled Professor Humbug," It goes back to the Egyptians...." Whatever the case may be my friends, grab your rabbit's foot, four leaf clover, or talisman and hop to the Swing Dance on April 13th at Spirit Moves. The V-Tones will be conjuring up our spirited Gypsy Jazz set for your dancing pleasure. Special guest stars, surprises, new songs....All this and more (plus lessons (Int.7:15, Beg. 8pm) for just $10! Live music starts up around 8:45. I predict that you will have fun!!!

Noodle opens for Tik Tok at Tin Roof!

OK all y'all Southern-fried Steampunks, grab your goggles and dancing shoes for a night of genre twisting, string bending fun at the Tin Roof on Saturday, March 31st. Tik-Tok are impossible to describe--the last time we played with them they had a robot that delivered decrees in between their banjo/washboard/songs. It's jugband music from Dystopia? In any case it's fun, funny and great! Catch these globe trotting freaks (from Berlin, etc) while they swing through Charleston. Plus, noodlin' Noodle will try to rise to the occasion!

Breath of Spring Festival

V-Tones
Saturday, March 24th
Breath of Spring Festival
Cypress Gardens, Monks Corner
noon-1pm
$10

Nothing evokes Spring like those rambunctious V-Tones! Join us and a plucking
plethora of other musicians (including ukesters the Charleston Hot
Shots) as we celebrate the burgeoning call of the wild all around us! The
Breath of Spring Festival has music all day, and your cost of admission
includes, naturally, entrance to the Gardens. What? You've never been to Cypress
Gardens? Well, my friends, they've got rowboats and alligators and azaleas and
the butterfly house and the reptilarium and fun all-ages stuff like that. Soak
up some natural inspiration with the V-Tones! V for vegetation!

She Goes, He Goes

Good news, people! I'm playing tenor banjo with a new Swing band, "She Goes, He Goes". We'll be playing the dance on Friday, March 16th, at Spirit Moves. Admission is $10, and that includes dance lessons at 7:15pm (intermediate) and 8pm (beginning), with live music starting about 8:45pm. The theme is St. Patrick's Warm Up, so wear your green, lovely people. All ages and stages are welcome: dancing is fun, and the scene is low-pressure. Wish me luck with the new instrument! My first love is still the ukulele!!!

V-Tones at Kidsfair!

Sunday, March 11th, 1:30pm, Gaillard Auditorium! Be there! For just $1, you, yes you, can experience Charleston's biggest Kids' Fair! We had a blast last year at this event and expect fun, mirth and hilarity this year as well. We'll play for about 45 minutes, followed by our pals at Homespun Hoops. Wow!

V-Tones Love Redux

Redux is a funky art gallery here in Charleston, and we need more funky art down here! They're hosting the Redux Recurring Revival on Satruday, March 3rd, and we're playing. There are many talented musicians here in our tiny town by the sea, and they'll be here: Bill Carson, Stephanie Underhill, Lindsay Holler, DJ Party Dad, Southern Femisphere, Guam, and Rachel Kate, just to mention a few. Who knows? We might even get some of these local hot shots to sit in with us! The event is at Redux, and lasts from 11am to 11pm. They'll also have food trucks, and art activities for everybody. It sounds like a great mixer. We're playing at 4pm, for 45 minutes. So come on downtown, hang out, buy some art and support your local art center, and catch the V-Tones of Charleston! $10

V-Tones at the Hippodrome

Hey Y'all! With the support of Awendaw Green, 105.5 (the Bridge), the Coastal Conservation League, Growfood Carolina, the Sustainability Institute, and other good folks, the Hippodrome is hosting a night of music and glory on Thursday February 23rd. The cost is $10, and yes, you get the V-Tones, but you also get four other singer/songwriters, including local favorite Danielle Howle and Ashevillian wonder-woman Caroline Pond! It's going to be a night to remember! Join us! Doors open 6:30.

Leukemia Fashion Show at Tin Roof

The good people at Runaround Sue have organized a retro-delic fashion show as a benefit for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, and the V-Tones will there to help! We're ready to dig into our closets to find the grooviest of the hip threads, and then to play some time-twisting tunes as we spin the decade-o-mometer! The location? Your local psychedelic dungeon, the Tin Roof. The date? Sunday Feb. 19th, 8pm and onward (fashion first, music later), the donation? Just $10!!! Doing good and having fun doing it is what the V-Tones of Charleston is all about: Happy to Help!

My Funny Valentine

Happy St. Valentine's Day, to all! The V-Tones are playing a special dance at Heart Woodfire Kitchen, so come on out for some romance and ambiance. We'll play two sets during the night (7-8:15. 8:45-10pm) and there'll be Swing dance instruction from Stephen Duane. Dining, dancing, drinks and glamour--these are the jewels on the crown of Love! May everyday be Valentine's Day for you. SWAK!!!

V-Tones at Local Market and Coffeebar

Are you ready for a Friday night concert? Yes, of course you are! The V-Tones, "reliable in variation", are preparing for a night of music and fun at Local! For those of your who have traversed good ol' Highway 61 in good ol' West Ashley, it's the coffeeshop that used to have that funky mannequin. We'll be there, (acting as stand-ins for the mannequin) on Friday, February 10th, from 8-10pm. They'll have some yummy food, drinks of all kinds, room for dancing, and live music. Yes! Please come!

Tuesdays in January: V-Tones at El Bohio

Hey Y'all! Each tuesday in January, from 6:30-9:30, the V-Tones of Charleston are playing at the El Bohio Cuban resaurant, which is connected to the Pourhouse. They've got some delicious Cuban food, all kinds of bebidas, room to dance, and best of all, it's free! Thanks to the Pourhouse for supporting live music! Lift your spirits each tuesday at El Bohio! Mucho Gusto!

Pirate Noodle

Pirate Noodle
Charles Pinkney Historical Site

Massive Schedule

2017


Tuesday, August 15th, Eden and Noodle share as part of 'Truth Is..." animals edition, Gala Coffee, Avondale, 7pm, free//
Thursday, August 17th, The Amazing Mittens at Vibra Rehab, 3pm, private//
Friday, August 18th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace for happyhour show, 3pm, free//
Saturday, August 19th, V-Tones trio at Grace and Grit, vintage brunch, 11:30-1:30pm//
Saturday, August 19th, V-Tones quartet at birthday party, 5-8pm, Hannahan, private//
Sunday, August 20th August 19th, V-Tones trio at Grace and Grit, vintage brunch, 11:30-1:30pm//
Wednesday, August 23rd, She Goes He Goes at Prohibition for the Sunday night Swing Dance, 8-11pm, lesson at 7pm, free//
Friday, August 25th, the V-Tones of Charleston at Allen Park for a free concert! 6:30-8:45pm, free//
Saturday, August 26th, Noodle + friends at the James Islnad Farmers' Market, 871 Ft. Johnson Rd., 9am -1pm, free//
Sunday, August 27th, The Amazing Mittens for private party, Folly Beach, 1-5pm, private//
Tuesday, August 29th, The Amazing Mittens at Summerville Farmers' Market, 3-7pm, free, Summers Corner//
Wednesday, August 30th, August 13th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Sunday night Swing Dance, 8-11pm, lesson at 7pm, free//

Saturday, September 2nd, The V-Tones of Charleston play for a diversity festival, Mario Square, free, more into tba//
Wednesday, September 13th, August 13th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Sunday night Swing Dance, 8-11pm, lesson at 7pm, free//
Saturday September 16th, The V-Tones at the Charleston Childrens' Museum for FamJAm, 10-11am, free! kids show!//
Saturday September 16th, She Goes He Goes plays swing Dance at Coastal Coffee in Summerville, 7-9pm, more info tba//
Sunday, September 24th, August 13th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for the Sunday night Swing Dance, 8-11pm, lesson at 7pm, free//
Saturday, September 30th, 50th! Anniversary Party, V-Tones, 4-8pm, private//

Sunday, October 1st, V-Tones trio at Goorin Bros hat shop, noon-3pm, free show (buy a hat!)//
Friday, October 6th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Trident Tech Conference Center for lunch show, more info tba//
Saturday, October 21st, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Georgetwon Wooden Boats Show, noon-4pm, down Georgetown, we're a the corner of Front and Screven, 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, privte//
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//