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.
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!
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).
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!!!
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//