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!
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!
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!
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!
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Friday, February 16th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace happy hour, 3pm, private//
Saturday, Feb. 17th, parading at Folly Gras, Folly Beach, 11am-12:30pm//
Saturday, Feb. 17th, V-Tones at Losar, Tibetan New Year party, 4pm, private//
Saturday, Feb. 24th, The V-Tones of Charleston at Bliss fundraiser, Mount Pleasant, 6-9pm, more info tba//
Sunday, Feb. 25th, Lime and the Coconuts at Sierra Club Oyster Roast, Bowen's Island, 2-5pm//
Sunday, Feb. 25th, She Goes He Goes at Prohibition for Swing Dance,8-11pm, free//
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//
Thursday, March 15th, V-Tones trio at Jack's Cosmic Dogs, 7:20-9:30pm, private//
Thursday, March 22nd, The Amazing Mittens at Bar Normandy, 7-9pm, free//
Saturday, March 24th, Lime & The Coconuts, Art in the Barn, 2-5pm, more info tba//
Saturday, March 24th, She Goes He Goes, dance in Summerville, more info tba//
Saturday, March 31st, music for the Annual Hat Ladies Parade, 10am-11am, Broad Street, Charleston, free//
Friday, April 6th The V-Tones in Beaufort for private party, 6-9pm//
Sunday, April 8th, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Bee Expo! noon-3pm, Cinnebaree, free//
Thursday, April 12th, She Goes He Goes on the Pourhouse Deck, 6-9pm, free//
Friday, April 13th, The Amazing Mittens at the Summit House on Daniel Island, 4pm, private//
Sunday, April 15th, Lime & the Coconuts gig, more info tba//
Sunday, April 22nd, The V-Tones of Charleston, Tom & Olivia, private wedding//
Friday-Sunday, May 4-6th, V-Tones at the French Broad River Music Fesitval, more info tba//
Sunday, May 20th, She Goes He Goes at CHX (Lindy exchange), more info tba//
Saturday, June 30th, Kids Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Saturday, July 7th, V-Tones for the Charleston Tibetan Society. HH Dalai Lama party, more info tba//
Saturday, July 28th, Adults Ukulele Workshop at Hungry Monks Music School, big fun!! 10am-noon//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//