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Avid Ukulele Player and teacher, member of the V-Tones of Charleston, the Amazing Mittens, Lime and the Coconuts, 'Tucky, and She Goes He Goes.

Happy Holidaze!

The Amazing Mittens
O'Hara & Flynn wine bar
Thursday, December 17th
8-11pm
free

The V-Tones of Charleston
Prohibition
Holiday Swing Dance
Sunday, December 20th
7-10pm
free

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Big shows this week!

Second Year Anniversary Party for Prohibition
She Goes He Goes and V-Tones special guest stars band\
Swing Dance
Wed. Dec. 9th
7-9 (SGHG)
9-11pm (VTs)
FREE

Whew! Time flies when you're having fun! She Goes He Goes and Special guest stars from the V-Tones stable of musicians are performing for the Swing Dance. Free! Fun! Food! Drinks! Who could ask for anything more? Be there!


Eleventh Anniversary Holiday Extravaganza with the V-Tones
Sunday, December 13th
Main Branch, downtown, Public Library
3pm
free

It's the most wonderful time of the year! We've got a fantastic line up, once again for this annual holiday tradition. Bundle up the old folks and kids and bring 'em on down to the show! Wahoo! Singing children! Tap dancing! Special guest stars! Extra special guest stars! Too much fun! Get on the train! Yippie!



Holiday Bazaar

Hey everybody! The V-Tones of Charleston are delighted to participate in the Johns Island Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 5th! We'll be playing from 1-4pm, but the music and market goes on all day---that's out on Maybank Highway, across from the library.

And; on Sunday December 6th, we've got a dedicated squad out on the Folly Beach Pier to play for their little holiday market, too. That's from noon-3pm, and we've got Brad Edwardson on bass as our special guest star!!

Bah-Hoo-Door -Ray! Free Music! Free your mind!

Tattooed Moose

Hey everybody! There's a new Tattooed Moose out on Maybank Highway (John's Island), and the V-Tones are playing there on Saturday, November 28th. The cool thing is that it's an early (3-6pm) show, and free, and all ages! Wahoo! We'll be ready to play! Will you?

Jake Shimabukuro!

Well friends, it was a last minute call to play at Earl Klugh's Kiawah Jazz Festival last night. We got to open for the master of the ukulele, Mr. Jake Shimabukuro! Wow--what a thrill. The weather was beautiful, the crowd was really kind, and Jake couldn't have been nicer. I must admit that my usual sense of decorum went out the window as I found myself babbling at Jake! I'm proud of the V-Tones for being a band that can snap into action at anytime and knock out a 2 hour show. Let's also give a big shout out to Lee Barbour, who is our local jazz raconteur and who got us the recommendation. Lee, thanks a million!

O'Hara & Flynn's Winebar

Be a tourist in your own town! Or, be a tourist in my town! Either way, you'll want to pop in to O'Hara & Flynn's, a charming little wine bar on Meeting street, in the heart of Charleston. I'll be there on Friday night  (Nov.6) with Roger Bellow, and on Saturday night (Nov. 7) with Eden Fonvielle, for evenings of mellow, acoustic music. We'll play from 8-11 on both nights, and there is no cover. It's a great place to relax and let the rest of the world go by!

Prohibition Halloween warm up dance

It's Spooookulele time! Join the V-Tones of Charleston this Wednesday, October 28th at Prohibition for a free Swing Dance! We'll be playing the music you can jump too with a great band. We've got Bill McSweeney on Trombone this time around and Brad Bolchoz joining us on drums, and then the usual gang of nuts! We always like to dress up, so we invite you to as well. It's a free dance, with a free lesson from Stephen Duane at 7pm, then our live music from 8-11pm. You don't have to dance if you don't want to---but you'll be glad you did! And we'll be glad to see you all there!

Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival

Ahoy there! The V-Tones will be back at the Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival again this year. We'll be playing from noon-4pm on Sunday, Oct. 18th. We'll be at 729 Front Street, so drop on by and say hello! Naughty and Nautical songs on the horizon!

L'Chaim, Y'all!

Hey friends!
  I've been asked to congregate an Ukulele parade on this Sunday (Oct.11) for the Lowcountry Nosh. Hassell street will be closed down (King street, too) and we'll parade around playing 'Hava Nagila' from 3pm to 3:15 pm, yes, that's right, one song!!!!!  Meet up at the historic KKBE synagogue about 2:30 and I'll teach you the song (3 chords, A7, Dm, Gm)--it's free and part of the Jewish Heritage Festival. Dress code is comfortable!!!

I'd love to have some strummers on board for this!
Mahalo!
Noodle

Beneficial V-Tones

The V-Tones have always been happy to play for a wide variety of beneficial organizations. Thursday, Oct, 1st we'll be at the Founders' Hall at Charlestowne Landing for the Respite Care Benefit. It's called 'Moments on Canvas' and the people with Alzheimer's and their care-takers will exhibit their artwork. And the V-Tones will provide some music! 6-9pm

Then on Saturday, October 3rd we'll be at the Palmetto Brewery on Huger street to play for the Jerry Zucker Benefit.  That's 4-7pm, and the Jerry Zucker ride raises money for cancer patients, I believe.

On Sunday, we'll be back at Prohibition for the Swing Dance. There's a free lesson at 6pm, and the music runs from 7-10pm. We'll have Melissa Koci (soon to be Dr. Koci) with us on the bandstand for the first set. This is a free show! Come on out a benefit you r local Swing Dance scene.

THANK YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

ukulele workshops!

Hey Y'all! Next Sunday, the 27th, I'll be presenting ukulele workshops at Hungry Monks Music School (1948 Belgrade). Bring your ukulele!
2pm-kids beginner
3pm-adult beginner + kid intermediate
4pm adult intermediate
each workshop is about 50 minutes long and each one costs $25.

Titanic Sugar Dance!

This will be an interesting week!

Tues, Sept. 15th
Steward Noodle Mcdoodle
Rest in Feast
Elliotborough Minibar
6pm and 8pm--two seatings
check out Elliotborough Minibar for prices/sign up

Each Tuesday in September, Chef Alex Lyra launches a pop up dinner at the EBMB which explores the theme of last meals. Tuesdays meal will be based on the story of the Titanic.  3 courses, wine/beverages pairings, and live music. My role is to introduce the courses and talk an little about the stories around the celebrities and events that have inspired these meals. Intrigued? Check it out!


Wed, Sept.16th
The V-Tones of Charleston  
Swing Dance
7pm-free lesson
8-11pm--live music
Prohibition
free

Presented by the fascinating people of The Roaring 20s Hot Jazz Dance Club, this open dance gives y'all a chance to practice you Lindyhop, Charleston, Jitterbug and Swing moves. The VTs are happy to have Bill McSweeney "the Professor" on trombone, with us! Come on out and spin around!

Thursday, September 17th
Eden & Noodle
kids book and chocolate patio party
6-7:30pm
Sugar Bakery
free

We'll be providing magical mystery music for this fun and free event. Something about chocolate? We're there!!! Kids welcome...

OH YES, and I'll be tuning 50 years old on the 21st---party on Sunday 20th!!! Wahoo!!!!

Blackwater Ukulele Festival!

The Blackwater Ukulele Festival will be at Cypress Gardens on Saturday September 13th. There'll be  ukuleles, dulcimers, free lessons, boat rides, concert sets by regional performers and an open mic session, plus my favorite, jamming!!!! I'll be teaching an intermediate workshop at 11:30am, then performing with Big Jim Allen at 2:30pm, check it out!

Grace & Lacy

Please join the V-Tones of Charleston as we share the stage with Gracie and Lacy at Prohibition for the Sunday night Swing Dance--that's 7-10pm, Sunday, September 6th. Stephen Duane, of the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club will offer a free dance lesson at 6pm--this will be fantastic! Be there!

Ukulele workshops coming up!

UKULELE WORKSHOPS

Sunday, August 30 and September 27

Kids (beginners and intermediate) 2pm
Adult Beginners 3pm
Adult Intermediate 4pm

Hungry Monks Music School

1948 Belgrade
$25 (cash or check to me: DON WHITLEY), payable day of

It's ukulele time! Are you ready to learn how to jam? Join the merry throng of ukulele enthusiasts and get strummmin'! The ukulele, once properly trained, can provide us with ours of musical enjoyment.  Now's the chance to learn from Noodle McDoodle, our local four-string fanatic! Each workshop is 45 minutes long. Please bring your own ukulele! Hungry Monks may be able to find one for you to purchase if you ask them in advance. We'll be using the standard 'C' tuning. Intermediate means that you can play through an entire song by memory. No pre-registration is necessary. Let's have some fun!

Barn Jam Barn Jam!

Wahoo! The V-Tones of Charleston are super excited to be on the bill with several other bands this Wed. (12th) at the Awendaw Green Barn Jam!

Barn Jam Aug 12
lots of other bands plus us!


8pm The V-Tones of Charleston 

$5 donation at door, BYOB, pets on a leash, all ages, Wood Fired pizza, The Roost Bar 

The Barn Jams are a great place to catch up and coming regional and national acts. We'd love to see y'all there!

Will the Carousel of Fun never stop?

Whew! Too much fun folks!Coming up this week in Noodleland we've got
Wednesday, August 5th
The V-Tones of Charleston
Prohibition - Charleston Swing dance
8-11pm, free (lesson at 7pm)
Friday, August 7th
Eden and Noodle (the Amazing Mittens)
O'Hara & Flynn
8-11pm
free
Saturday, August 8th
Noodle + Eden (the Amazing Mittens) with Nicholas M. Jenkins, Mr. Bonetangles
at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
"garage sale"
11am and on!
free
Saturday, August 8th
Eden and Noodle (the Amazing Mittens)
O'Hara & Flynn
8-11pm
free

Pawley's Island Excursion

Well folks, if you're in the mood to travel, come on up to the Pawley's Island Tavern for a V-Tonesy show with Eden, myself, plus Joel Timmons (from Sol Driven Train) and fabulous bassist Shelby Means. We'll be there this Wednesday, July 29, 8pm-midnight. The show is free and of course the tavern has beverages of all kinds and some good pub grub. It'll be a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere, and there's no cover charge!

Catmas in July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, you read that right, Catmas in July at the Tin Roof, it's a girls rock benefit featuring lots of bands playing songs about Christmas and cats! Friday July 24th. Some V-Tones will be there, nerdy and early, show up early and check out the madness--plus, they've got air-conditioning! Ba-Hoo-Door-Ray!

Saturday, all my troubles seem so far away...

Noodle McDoodle
Johns Island Farmers' Market
Maybank Hwy
Saturday, July 18th
9am-1pm free

Yee-dawgie! This li'l market is so much fun--there's plenty for big folks and kids to do, including a free concert from yours truly. Stock up on tomatoes, jump in the bouncy castle, hob-nob with local artists and crafters, and hula-hoop along to le music du Noodle! You will be pleasantly surprised!

Noodle and Fuller
O'Hara & Flynn wineshop
Meeting street, downtown
Saturday, July 18th
8-11pm
free

Night time is a little bit cooler with the downtown sounds of Jazz ukulele! Cuddle up in the candlelight and enjoy this cozy atmosphere. It's just like being on vacation, except without the airplane food!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Mt. Pleasant Farmers' Market
Coleman blvd.
Tuesday, July 7th
3:30-7pm
free

The V-Tones are thrilled to be playing at this exceptional market. We'll be starting our show with a set by log-time V-Tone, Mr. Bex, himself, Jeff Narkiewicz. Then, lots of tropical swing, early Jazz, old country---stuff like that! Be there!


The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance at Prohibition
Wed. July 8th
7pm-free dance lesson from Stephen Duane
8-11pm-live music from us
free (yes free!)

We're always so happy to be playing at Prohibition. Dancers of all experience are invited---and you're invited too! Food-yes! Drinks-yes! Dancing-YES YES YES!


Noodle McDoodle
James Island farmers' market
(behing the Pourhouse)
Sunday, July 12th
11am-1pm
free

The cosmic cowboy drifted into town, and layed a whole bunch of music down! The dust blows forward and the dust blows back! Help Noodle discover the musical missing links and he unearths gems from out collective unconscious--also free! also good!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance at Prohibition
Sunday. July 12th
6pm-free dance lesson from Stephen Duane
7-10pm-live music from us
free (yes free!)

Join the merry throng---oh yes, plus EDEN! Wahoo! More fun than you'll be able to handle (but try anyway)---come on out!


"Crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea"

July 4th will be a good one this year! Eden and I, aka the Amazing Mittens will be down at O'Hara and Flynn's, a little winebar on Meeting street. We'll be playing some American and Patriotic songs from 8-11pm. There is no cover, but you'll want to take your time with a glass of wine! Red White and the Blues!!!!

when the going gets tough---The Show Must Go On!

The show must go on! Noodle and Big Jim Allen (from Florida) will be keeping the music and positive vibes flowing at the Johns Island Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 28th. We'll begin the music making at 9am! It's free and a great place to bring the kids and the family---that's across the street from the Maybank branch of the library out on Maybank highway.
  That night Eden and I will perform at the cozy spot, O'hara + Flynn's downtown. That's from 8-11pm, and it's on Meeting street. After a long day in the sun, come on down and cool off with a glass of wine and some mellow tunes. Also free, also good....

UNITY!!!!!

8 Bands, 40 artists, Guinness World Record attempt, Kid Art Exploration Area. Tix: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, 12 and under FREE! 100% of the proceeds benefit kid's charity The Music Battery in North Charleston. Celebrate our community through music and art while raising significant money for charity!
UNITY FESTIVAL 
raising money for The Music Battery of North Charleston

UNITY FESTIVAL

The V-Tones of Charleston, She Returns from War, Oh 

Valentino, Hayloft Saints,Mojo McGee, Claire Conway

Saturday, June 20th

noon-6pm (we play 3:30-4:15)

Daniel Island Family Circle Cup Stadium
$20 adv/$25 at gate
plus Food Trucks, artists and Guiness Book of World Records attempt at most people making "hand heart gesture"

Good fun for a Good Cause

www.unitymusicandartsfestival.com/

Ukulele Music Camps

Well folks, now that school is out, you can plan to supplement your education with Ukulele camps! Wahoo! I'll be teaching  two levels of camps at Hungry Monks Music School this July. The Intermediate/Advanced level is on each Monday night at 7pm (it lasts an hour). The prerequisite is that you have to be able to play a whole song through without paper! (It can be a simple song).
  For the beginner's level, we'll be meeting from 9am-noon. This program is designed for kids. The dates of the beginners' class is July 6-10th and then again from 20th -24th.
 Please contact Hungry Monks to sign up! Thanks, y'all!

Piccolo Pop-Up

Piccolo Spoleto is the 'little sister' festival to the world famous Spoleto festival which is happening right now in Charleston! So, the V-Tones of Charleston got asked to play a little pop-up concert on Monday, June 1st at the Elliotborough Park on Line street. We'll play from 5:30-6:30pm. It's free, and of course fun for all ages! Huzzah! Hooray! General Merriment! See y'all there!

Coconuts for Spoleto!

Each year, during this time of year, The Lime and the Coconuts play at the 2nd Presbyterian Tea House. Piccolo Spoleto  hosts an arts and crafts fair at Wraggs Square, and the tea house is adjacent. We always have a wonderful time playing Jazz, Swing, Blues, Folk, oh just any old thing that comes to mind. There's no extra charge for the music, but you'll want to enjoy some of the lunch, which is prepared and donated by the churchfolk there.
  That's Friday and Saturday for the next two weekends, and we play from 11am-2pm. Be There Then!

Dance contest, Retro-fashion Cancer Benefit, OHM radio benefit, and the P.I.T.

The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance with solo dance contest
Wed. May 13th
at Prohibition
free intro dance lesson 7pm
live music and contest 8-11pm
FREE

The V-Tones of Charleston
with Dumb Doctors
Retro-Fashion Cancer Benefit
Saturday, May 16th
at Local 616
$10

The V-Tones of Charleston,
Garage Cuban Band, Susto, others!!!!
OHM Radio Benefit
Sunday, May 17th
at Royal American
we play at noon---music continues
$-I'm sure it's very reasonable!

The V-tones of Charleston
Sunday, May 17th
Pawleys Island Tavern, Pawleys Island
Sunday, May 17th
free

Dance Contest at Prohibition

V-Tones of Charleston
Dance contest at Prohibition
Wednesday, May 13th
dance lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
free!!!!

Lucky number 13--who will get it? The good folks of the Roaring 20s Hot Jazz dance club are puttin' on a solo dance contest at Prohibition. the VTs will be playing "Charleston" style music for the contestants. Beforehand and afterwards we'll have full sets of couple-dance music. Best of luck to all the dancers! We'll see you there!!!


The Whole World Has Gone Mad!

She Goes He Goes
Wednesday, May 6th
Swing Dance at Prohibition
dance lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
FREE!!!

The good folks of the Roaring 20s Hot Jazz Dance Club put on a FREE Lindyhop and Swing dance each Wednesday and Sunday nights. I'll be playing some banjo with the sultry, swanky and steamy SGHG. Be there! Bring your dancing shoes.

The V-tones of Charleston
Thursday, May 7th
Mad Hatters Tea Party
Charleston Museum fundraiser
6-8pm
$$

The VTs are all in favor of museums, and mad hattin'! Come on down with your chapeau or sombrero and support your local repository of the local story! Big Fun---Join the merry throng.

Tropical tunes with Noodle
John's Island Farmers' Market
Saturday, May 9th
10am-2pm
free

I'll be joined by steel guitar wiz, Mr. Riley Hart! The market is so much fun--just go down Maybank Highway and find the market across the street from the public library. It's a family friendly, very relaxed atmosphere. Come on out and boogie down!



Zombie Golf and Dancing Shoes!

It's a busy time of year in Noodle-land! Thanks for all of the support:
This week

The V-Tones of Charleston
Riverdogs Charity Zombieland Golf Tournament
Tuesday, April 28th 
we play for the registration
10am-11am
Wild Dunes clubhouse
Isle of Palms
$$

How did we get into this? Early morning zombie gig? Count us in! If golf is your thing, then come on out. What do y'all think--fog machine during the daytime? The Surreal life is all systems go!!!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Roaring 20s Hot Jazz Swing Dance
Wednesday April 29th
free dance lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
Prohibition
Free

Get your groove on with the 'permanent members' line-up of the VTs. We'll provide the music, you do the movin'! Beginners, advanced are most welcome. Is it Doom and Gloom or Doom and Bloom? You decide---BE THERE!!!

OK---back the workshop news!

BEGINNER's UKULELE WORKSHOP: Get your 

calendars out! I'll be presenting workshops on Sunday April 19th and 26th

at Shem Creek Music, in Mt. Pleasant, at 6pm. Each one is an hour long ad each one is 

$25. These are designed for rank beginners, but we can go up the ladder as far as y'all wanna go! 

Chords, strumming, tricks, history. repertoire, ukulele hobnobbing---now is the time! No 

preregistration is necessary, and Shem Creek has a wide variety of ukuleles, strings and everything 

you need to get started!


PLUS--THIS JUST IN: Noodle opening for the fantastic TWO

 MAN GENTLEMAN BAND at the Pourhouse on Sunday, 

April 26th. TWO MUCH FUN!!!

but first, heART!

This Friday, April 10th, The V-Tones of Charleston are happy to be playing music for the heART program's show. Now, the good people of heART collaborate with their clients to put on a talent show for each session.  The clients have different kinds of challenges, such as Downs Syndrome or Autism/Spectrum, so their performances are infused with courage and energy and sincerity! This show has a 'spirit animal' and bridal theme. The show is at the St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, across from Hampton Park on the corner of Rutledge and Moultrie, and should start around 6pm. It probably will run just shy of an hour and a half. Donations to support the program are gratefully accepted. The V-Tones will be providing some music throughout the show, and some dance tunes for the finale! Come out and support the good work that's a'happenin'!

UKULELE WORKSHOP COMING UP!!!!

BEGINNER's UKULELE WORKSHOP: Get your 

calendars out! I'll be presenting workshops on Sunday April 19th and 26th

at Shem Creek Music, in Mt. Pleasant, at 6pm. Each one is an hour long ad each one is 

$25. These are designed for rank beginners, but we can go up the ladder as far as y'all wanna go! 

Chords, strumming, tricks, history. repertoire, ukulele hobnobbing---now is the time! No 

preregistration is necessary, and Shem Creek has a wide variety of ukuleles, strings and everything 

you need to get started! 

Easter Dance!

Eggzactly!!! Yes, The V-Tones of Charleston are at it again with a special Swing Dance at Prohibition, down here on King street. That's Sunday, April 5th, folks. There'll be a free dance lesson at 6pm, followed by live music from 7-10pm. That gives you some time to rest up for your Monday morning commute!  We'll be joined on stage by master percussionist Nick Jenkins, who is visiting from Columbia. All right! Be there--it'll be too much fun!

Roger Bellow and the Drifting Troubadors

Roger Bellow is my musical mentor. wow! What a talent--he can play a dozen instruments and a dozen different styles. On Wednesday, April 1st, (NO FOOLIN'!!!) I'll be joining Roger for some Western Swing at Prohibition. Prohibition is downtown Charleston, on King Street.  Stephen Duane provides a free dance lesson around 7pm, then we have live music from 8-11pm. Did I mention it's free? Come on out and kick up your heels. Roger always puts on a great show.

Springtime Fun!

I like to change my songlist to match the seasons, so that means we're into the Springtime songlist! Hooray! Here are a few shows that will give me a chance to play the wonderful vintage music I so love:

The V-Tones of Charleston
Wednesday, March 25
Prohibition (King Street, Charleston)
Swing Dance
free lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
no cover

Sources close to the band say that Eden Fonvielle will be on stage with us and we'll have the fantastic bass player, Mr. Fuller Condon with us as well. This is fun, supportive dance community. Plus, Prohibition has drinks and dinner! Sounds like a date!

Noodle McDoodle
Saturday, March 28th
John's Island Farmers' Market
10am-2pm
free

Need some veggies? Homemade soap or jewlery? This charming market is lots of fun---just go down Maybank Highway, and you'll find it across from the library. I love playing for the crowds here---pack up the kids and let's get this party started!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Sunday, March 29th
Bee Expo
Cinnebarre, Mt. Pleasant
noon-3pm
free

We NEED the BEES! Don't say that it's none of your Bees-ness! OK OK, I'll stop. We'll be  a'playing lots of Bee themed music for this fascinating and informative expo. What a perfect way to start the Spring, don't you think? Dress code: yellow and black!

 

Swamp Celebrity Show

This Sunday, from 12:45-4pm, there will be another round of Be A Celebrity in the Swamp! That's up at the Cypress Gardens (Moncks Corner), and the Lovely Mz. Fonivellle and I will be the judges! There are categories for adults and children and prizes. Admission to the contest is included with your admission to the gardens.
  Now, If you've never been to Cypress Gardens, the Spring is a lovely time to go. Besides all the shrubbery, there are boat rides through the blackwater swamp, a reptiliarium, and my favorite, the butterfy house. It's a real gem in the Lowcountry.

Charleston Food & Wine Festival

Our sleepy little town has become a Food Destination! Incredible! This year, the V-Tones are playing twice for the Food and Wine Festival.  On Wednesday, March 4th, the Hot Tones version of the V-Tones will be playing traditional jazz at for the opening gala and ceremony.That's 7:30-10:30ish in the Baker Motor tent, Marion Square.
  On Saturday, March 7th, The classic 'V-Tones of Charleston' quartet will be playing a more stringy, hot club set in the Music tent from 2:30-3:15pm. That's also in Marion Square.  There'll be lots of other local bands as well. We hope to see y'all there!
Wahoo!
That night (Saturday, March 7th), The Amazing Mittens (Noodle and Eden) are playing at the O'Hara and Flynn's wineshop on Meeting street. We'll be there from 8-11pm. This one is free!  

Hot Tones are Hot to Trot!

The Hot Tones are a V-Tones spin-off band featuring some of the finest horn players in town! We'll be at Prohibition for the Wednesday night Swing dance, playing Traditional Jazz (aka "Dixieland"). Yes folks that's Wednesday, February 25th, and there's a free Swing Dance lesson by Stephen Duane at 7pm. Then we'll be playing live music from 8-11pm, I'm on the tenor banjo, with Fuller Condon on upright bass, Matt Sciarro on Clarinet, Stephen Berry on trumpet and Phil King on Trombone. Wowza!

Round 'em up for the Rodeo

Rollin' rollin' rollin'---Food Truck! Howdy Folks--please join a V-Tones trio at the Food Truck Rodeo on Saturday, February 21st. They'll have other bands in addition to our little team, and we'll play at 2pm---plus, Food Trucks! Yeedawgie! It'll be a happenin' somewhere around 1600 Meeting street. Support your local business and your local community jugband. We'll be having fun and so will you IF you're at the Food Truck Rodeo!

Shows of the Week

The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance at Prohibition
Wed. Feb. 11th
dance lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
free (including the lesson)

This version of the V-Tones is the classic quartet! We'll be doing what we do--making the dance floor bop up and down--while you do what you do which is swinging and getting down! The good people at Prohibition clear out the dining room for a dance floor on Wednesdays and Sundays, so come on a join the merry throng. There are dancers standing by, so you don't need a partner, and you don't need to be an expert---everyone is sincerely most welcome! Come early for the free lesson.  We hope to see you there.

The V-Tones of Charleston
Andell Inn
Freshfields, Kiawah
Thursday, Feb. 12th
5-8pm
free

The exploratory investigation league will send out a trio to play at the is new venue (new to us at least). It's bound to be a good time, and it's check out the time-frame, all you earlybirds! Jazz, pre-war Blues, Swing music, Hot Club, Jugband, retrophilic rave up fun--that's what we do! We'd love to see some familiar faces out here in the new territory.

Valentine's Day

The lovely and talented Mrs. Eden Fonivelle and I will be performing as The Amazing Mittens this year at the cozy downtown spot, O'Hara and Flynn's for Valentine's Day. If you haven't been, you've just got to go--it's wonderful. It's on Meeting street (down here in Charleston, SC) and we play from 8-11pm. There's no cover, so you can spend your romance moola on a bottle of wine and some delicious food stuffs! It's a great place to hang either before or after dinner, too. We'd love to see y'all there.

All V-TONES, All the TIME!

Howdy Friends!
  The V-Tones of Charleston will be playing at Prohibition every Wednesday in January! WOWZA! Stephen Duane offers a free Swing/LindyHop dance lesson at 7ish, then the 'Tones start up at 8 and continue until 11pm! Though it is couple dancing (or social dancing), you don't have to bring a partner to attend, nor do you have to be particularly 'good' at dancing! It is fun, and if my clumsy, befuddled self can do it, then anybody can! Come on down---did I mention it's free? Good food and drinks, too!

Pirate Noodle

Pirate Noodle
Charles Pinkney Historical Site

Massive Schedule

2017

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//