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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.

Holiday Extravaganza #12!!!!

The V-Tones of Charleston
12th Annual Holiday Extravaganza
Sunday December 18th
3pm
Main Branch Public Library
Free!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Wahoo! It's time for another Holiday Extravaganza--this time we've got singing children,  Holiday chestnuts and sing-a-longs, tap dancing and a HUGE band, AND this time around we'll be opening the portal of the imagination and taking everyone on a magical journey around the world and beyond (!). Join our roving radio reporter, Mz. Little Lindy Lou and a crazy cast of characters on our arctic adventure!  You never know what might happen--see y'all there!



HAppy HOlidayS!

This week in Noodleland: 
Thursday (8th) Noodle and Eden on the Pourhouse Deck for Holiday Market from 4-5:30pm, followed by Grateful Dawg ! Shop Local!

Friday (9th) Eden and Noodle (The Amazing Mittens) playing at Cupcake on King street 6-8pm

Saturday (10th) V-Tones Trio at Marion Square Farmers' Market 10:30am-2:30pm --Holiday Tunes!

Sunday (11th) The V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition for Swing Dance (free lesson at 7pm, live music 8-11pm-free)


ALSO! DON'T FORGET--- HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 18TH, 3PM, MAIN BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALSO BROADCAST ON WYLA 97.5 FM 

She Goes He Goes

SHE GOES HE GOES
Swing Dance at Prohibition
Wednesday, Nov. 30th
free dance lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
no cover

DINNER! DRINKS! DANCING! Come on out--lots of fun and good for you, too!


Shake that Gravy! Post Thanksgiving Swing Dance

The V-Tones of Charleston
The Roaring 20s Hot Jazz Dance Club
Swing Dance
at Prohibition
Sunday Nov. 27th
7pm free dance lesson
8-11pm live music
no cover

It's time s t r e t c h and get off of the couch! Move that body and shake that gravy on the dance floor! The V-Tones are excited to be back at Prohibition and we've got the band to prove it! Our guest stars this time around are Wiliam McSweeney (trombone) and Matt Sciarro (clarinet). Y'all come on out--Dance! Drink! Dine!

Weekend Farmers' Markets

Noodle & Friends
Johns Island Farmers' Market
Saturday, November 19th
10am-2pm
free

The Johns Island Farmers' Market is a great, bustling, busy beehive of local artists and farmers who have a great time contributing to this scene. Come on out and enjoy the Fall weather and stock up on supplies for Thanksgiving.

The V-Tones of Charleston (Trio) 
West Ashley Farmers' Market
Sunday, November 20th
1-5pm
free

We're happy to be back at this friendly farmers' market! We sure saw a lot of folks we know the last time we played here and hope to see y'all again!

March Forward!

Sunday, November 5th
She Goes He Goes 
at Prohibition
for Swing Dance
7pm free lesson
8-11pm live music

Come on down for free dancing at Prohibition. It's always fun and always free. You don't have to be an expert! I love playing music for dancers. Plus, it's good exercise, and they have drinks and food, too. 


Halloween Swing Thing

The V-Tones of Charleston
Halloween Swing Dance 
at Prohibition
Sunday, Oct. 30th
8-11pm
free dance lesson at 7pm
dress up! dance!


Saturday, Downtown FUN

The V-Tones of Charleston (Trad. Jazz Trio)
Saturday October 22nd
Charleston Farmers' Market
Marion Square
10:30am-1:30pm
free!

With special guest star Fuller Condon on bass AND a super-surprise mystery BRASS BAND---WOWZA!


Noodle + Matt
Saturday, October 22nd
O'Hara & Flynn winebar
8-11pm
free

Join us in this cozy spot and rub elbows with the tourists while enjoying candlelight, le musique antique and adult beverages! 

West Ashley Farmer's Market

V-Tones of Charleston
with special guest star Fuller Condon
Wed. October 19th
3;30-7:30
Ackerman Park
free!!!!


The Carousel of Fun!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance
Prohibition
Wed. September 28
8-11pm
with free dance lesson at 7pm
Free

Noodle + Narkiewicz 
Eclectic Coffee and Vinyl
Thursday, Septemebr 29th
7-9pm
free

The Amazing Mittens
O'Hara and Flynn winebar
Friday, September 30th
8-11pm
free

Noodle + Jeff Arnold
Johns Island Homegrown Farmers' Market
Saturday, October 1st
9am-1pm
free

Uke Hunt with Noodle McDoodle
Tin Roof
Sunday, October 2nd
8pmish
$


Squirrel Nut Zippers!!

The Squirrel Nut Zippers
with the V-Tones of Charleston
Wednesday, September 21st
Charleston Music Hall
8pmish
$$

Hold the Presses! My little local band-that-could gets to open up for the legendary Zippers on the big stage! There may be tickets still available, but I wouldn't count on it! What a pleasant surprise--we're honed and ready to Swing out!

Need a little ukulele love in your life ? Come have fun with us at the Elliotborough Mini Bar Friday 7 to 10 , Ghost Monkey Brewery Sat 7 30 to 9 30 and Prohibition Sunday 8 to 11 !!

O'Hara & Flynn

Did you survive the storm? Are you still alive? Celebrate our mutual existence, tonight!

The Amazing Mittens
Sat. Sept. 3
8-11
O'Hara & Flynn's wine bar
(on Meeting street, between Market and Wentworth)
free


Low Tide Brewery

Out on Maybank Highway there's a spot that you'll want to find
Friday night, get it right, and the bartenders are kind
August 26, get your kicks, at the brewery called Low Tide
The V-Tones will be swingin' there with the groove that just won't hide

Adult Beginners' Ukulele Workshop

Adult/Teen Beginning Ukulele Workshop
Sunday, August 21st
Hungry Monks Music School 

(1948 Belgrade)

3pm

$25

Greetings fellow ukesters! Do you have the marvelous four stringed friend hanging around, 
but just don't know how to get started? Do you need some help making music? Well, you're in luck! I'll be presenting a workshop for teens and adults that covers the basics: tuning, strumming, chording, finding songs, singing while playing, and maybe even a little bit of history. The workshop lasts an hour. If the group has more advanced players, I'll spend some time on advanced topics like single note soloing or inversions (chord substitutions). Just bring some cash to Hungry Monks on the Sunday. You can register with them if you wish, but there's no need. I hope to see you there!

stay tuned, 

Noodle McDoodle 




Pawleys Island Tavern!

The Amazing Mittens with
Sally & George
Tuesday, August 2nd
Pawleys Island Tavern
7-10ish pm
free

This hidden venue is a tropical blast and a half! Join the lovely and talented Mrs. Eden Fonvielle and me as we play with Sally & George, a touring (and adorable and massively talented) duo from Nashville. More music for you road hogs out there! Be there!

NEW ORLEANS!!!!

Wow! I'm  playing New Orleans, the Home of Jazz, and  I couldn't be more thrilled!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Thursday, July 28th
Little Gem Saloon
6:30-8:30pm
free

It's going to be a blast, so come on out---people from miles around come to dig that Swing Ukulele sound. Thanks to Pat Green and Eden (my wife) for making this happen. WOWZA!!!!!!!!


H.H.D.L. Birthday Party Saturday night

Hey y'all! This version of the V-Tones is playing for a local celebration of H.H. Dalai Lama's 81st birthday celebration. Our little band will play some party music and there'll be food and wine available. Anybody who is sincere and supportive is welcome! One thing I like about the Buddhists is that they are NOT going to try to convert you! I really respect H.H.D.L. and his efforts to spread kindness and peace throughout this gloomy world.

The V-Tones of Charleston
H.H.D.L. Birthday Celebration
presented by the Charleston Tibetan Society
Saturday, July 9th
6-8pm
Gage Hall
$12 adults/$5 children
includes food and wine


RIVERDOGS July 2nd

RIVER DOGS!!!!!!!

The V-Tones are happy to be playing some tunes before the Riverdogs game on Saturday, July 2nd! We play 5-7pm.  Come on by and enjoy some baseball and say howdy!

OR,
  If you're in a more romantic mood, Eden and I (The Amazing Mittens) will be playing downtown at the O'Hara and Flynn's wine bar from 8-11pm that same night. There's no cover, but you'll want to enjoy some tasty food and wine!


Wire & Wood with the V-Tones!

Wire & Wood, The V-Tones of Charleston
Thursday, June 16th
The Sparrow (N. Charleston)
9pm
$5

Reality got you down? We all need the alchemy of music and friends! This will be a great show that you won't want to miss. Let's turn our frustration into something positive---building networks of artists and champions that help us realize why we're really all here on the good ol' spinning rock!

ORANGE SPOT BRUNCH
Noodle & Robert
Saturday June 18th
Orange Spot Coffee shop
9am-noon

Right across the street from the Sparrow yours truly will be playing the brunch with Robert Widlowski. Now, Robert has just been accepted to the Kobe Symphony, so you've got to hear this fantastic bassist while you can! Check in with the Orange Spot to find out about the brunch prices and come on out to North Charleston and support your local business! Wahoo!

Spoleto Tea Room Run with Lime and the Coconuts

Every Spoleto the Lime and the Coconuts return to the 2nd Presbyterian Tea House to play during the lunch hours. We've been doing this for years! It's always fun and the food is always good. If you go to the Craft show at Wraggs Square, you'll find the tea room. It's a Spoleto tradition! I hope to see some familiar faces there back for another year.
Friday and Saturday, May 27th, 28th
and Friday and Saturday June 3rd and 4th (I won't be there on the 4th but he other coconuts will cover for me!)

Folly Beach Farmers' market

Join the V-Tones Island Trio for a fun filled twilight Jazz spectacle at the Folly Beach Farmers' Market on Wednesday, May 18th. We'll be playing from 5-8pm--as usual it's free! With Fuller Condon on bass---see y'all there!

Shows of the Week

Tuesday, May 10th
The V-Tones of Charleston
Mt. Pleasant Farmer's Market
3;30-7pm
free

Wednesday, May 11th
The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance at 
Prohibition
7pm-lesson
8-11pm band
free

Saturday, May 14th
The V-Tones of Charleston
Mixson Farmer's Market and Bee Festival
10:30am-1:30pm
free

Mother's Day Dance

Come on down to Prohibition for our special Mother's Day Dance! That's Sunday May 8th.  It'll be the V-Tones of Charleston providing music from 7-10pm, with a free dance lesson beforehand, at 6pm. Do you like Swing? Lindyhop? The Charleston? What your dance style is, we are here to entertain you! This is a free show, with a very welcoming dance floor. Remember, "A boy's best friend is his Mother"

Ukulele Noodle: French Broad River Festival

French Broad River Festival

French Broad River Festival

Hey everybody! Did yo know that the V-Tones of Charleston are playing at the 19th Annual French Broad River Festival? We're playing early on Friday, April 29th , form 1:30-2;30pm on the Flood stage. Through out the weekend you'll hear sets from Sol Driven Train, the Reckoning, Snake Oil Medicine Show, and other fun regional bands. That's all happening in Hot Springs, NC, so get on teh road and come see us!

http://www.frenchbroadriverfestival.com/

Dancing Time!

She Goes He Goes
Sunday, April 10th
Prohibition
dance lesson 6pm
live music 7-10pm
free

V-Tones of Charleston
Sunday, April 17th
Prohibition
dance lesson 6pm
live music 7-10pm
free


Mix it up at Mixson!

Hey everybody! It's the most beautiful time of the year in Charleston, and we'll be celebrating the Spring on Saturday up at Mixson in North Charleston. The V-Tones are playing for their farmers' market on Saturday, April 9th, from 10:30am-1:30pm. Come on out---free and family friendly!!!!!!!!!

Heart Benefit

Charleston HEART is a program designed to provide life learning opportunities to adults with Downs Syndrome, Autism, and you know those who are just tuned a little differently! The V-Tones are playing with these fine people at their "Big Heart Raffle--A Vaudevillian Experience" on Friday, April 1st! We'll be there along with local musicians Bill Carson and Lindsay Holler. It's happening at the Redux art gallery, from 6-9pm, and is a benefit for their program, so its $25--and I you will be entertained! These folks love the stage! You'll see!

Also, the V-Tones, (Bee Tones?) are back at the Bee and Honey expo over at the Cinnebarre movie theater in Mount Pleasant from noon to 3pm on Sunday, April 3rd. That's a free show and there'll also bee lectures, discussions and demonstrations! The hive is alive! Come on out and bee connected!

Easter Swing !

Hey Everybody! Come on down to Prohibition on Sunday, March 27th for the Easter Dance! There'll be a free Swing dance lesson at 6pm, followed by live music from the V-Tones of Charleston 7-10pm. Oh, yes, and it's free! Grab your yellow pants and join the Sunday dance

Busy week!

Monday (14)-V-Tones of Charleston opening for Rev. Peyton's Damn Big Band at the Pourhouse, cover

Tuesday (15) -The Amazing Mittens with Sally and George and a cast of thousands at the Pourhouse for the John Prine/John Hartford show

Wednesday (16) V-Tones at Prohibition for the Swing Jazz dance we play 8-11pm, free 


Thursday (17) St. Patrick's Day Parade (i'm on a float playing banjo), then with the Mittens for a Rehab Hospital show, then with a V-Tones trio at Cosmic Jacks! 8-9:30


Friday (18) private show pm


Saturday (19) private show

The Amazing Mittens CD release party

The Amazing Mittens
Saturday, March 12th
O'Hara and Flynn's wine bar
8-11pm
free

Drop on in as Eden and I celebrate the release of our debut album! It's taken us so many years to get this together! The show is free, but you'll want to camp out and have a glass of wine.  We appreciate everybody who helped us put this together and get it out there---I can't believe it's really happening! Wow!

Food + Wine Festival

The V-Tones of Charleston
Charleston Food + Wine Festival
Sunday, March 6th
noon-12:45pm
Marion Square
$

The V-Tones are very happy to be back at the Food and Wine Festival. Last year we had such a blast! There'll be other bands sharing the stage with us and of course, plenty of food and wine stuffs to try. Charleston can be such a great city sometimes--let's make it a good time all the time!


Weekend Activities

Saturday, February 27th
Isabelle's Antarctic Adventure Fundraiser
with She Goes, He Goes, others
Pourhouse Deck
1-5:30pm
do nation $

My little pal, Isabelle Gray, is going to Antarctica to play music for scientists and to study the continent herself! We're having a fundraiser this Saturday for her--give what you can, and have some drinks and enjoy the music from lots of locals. Put your hedonism to good use! Support this fledgling scientist student and musician--it's a win win win win!

Sunday, February 28th
Lime and the Coconuts
Sierra Club Oyster Roast
Bowen's Island
2-5pm
$$

Here's another chance to do right by having fun---my favorite combination. Lime and the Coconuts are happy to be back at this annual event----who knows who will show up? We've got lots of guest stars and uh...oysters. Last year, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weiss showed up, but I didn't notice them because I was having too much fun!
Be there!





Awendaw Green

V-Tones with a plethora of other bands
AWENDAW GREEN Jam
Wed. March 24th
6pm (we go on first)
$

Check out the fantastic Awendaw Green Jam, up 17 N at Awendaw, with a bunch of bands and musicians including the venerable V-Tones! Whew! Too much fun--check it out!

Back at the wine shop

The Amazing Mittens
O'Hara And Flynn's wine bar
Saturday, February 20th
8-11pm
free

"Love is just around the corner, around some cozy little corner!" Yes, between Wentworth and Market on Meeting street, that is! Eden and I will be falling in love all over again as we bring back the romance of yesteryear with our Jazz era songlist----a perfect place for a stop over in Charleston.

Valentine's Day

pre-Valentine's Day Love-In
with The Amazing Mittens
Saturday, Feb. 14th
O'Hara + Flynn's winebar
8-11pm
free

 Cold outside? Come into the cozy little spot where it is nice and warm. Eden and I specialize in making music that has plenty of sweet, sweet cheesiness! Come on down to O'Hara and Flynn's and get your swoon on! We'll be there to provide the soundtrack for your romance.  It'll be fun---be there!

Shows of the Week

Friday February 5th
O'Hara & Flynn
with Noodle + friends
8-11pm
free

This cozy li'l spot is a Charleston gem. Come on in for wine and small plates, and pretend that you're on vacation! It's down on Meeting street, near Hyman's. Come and sit a spell!

Saturday, February 6th
John's Island Farmers' market
with Noodle + friends
10am-2pm
free

Always a fantastic time! The market is great just for hanging out as well as for finding treats and treasures. I like to see what the crowd is doing and play songs that fit the mood. Let there be songs to fill the air!

Sunday, February 7th
V-Tones play for
Johns Island High School Marching Band Oyster Roast and auction
Bowen's Island
noon-4pmish
(we play 1:45-2:45)
$25 adv

We're always happy to help the youngsters! Before your Superbowl madness sucks you in, get out and do something good for your community. We'll be there to provide the oyster-eatin' soundtrack!


Play Your Ukulele Day!

Play Your Ukulele Day! 
Tuesday, Feb. 2nd
Pourhouse Deck
James Island Charleton Pourhouse
6-7pm
free

Bring your ukulele and strum along with yours truly as we celebrate Play You Ukulele Day! I'll keep the jams pretty simple, and we might have time for an open mic thing, too. It's free, and open to all ages (you can even bring your dog! My dog has fleas). Afterwards, hang out and enjoy music from Josh Roberts and the Hinges. Big fun! Let's jam!

Jazz Brunch with the New South Jazzmen
Sunday, January 31st
High Cotton
10am-2pm
free music---get some breakfast!

I'm very excited to be playing some banjo with these scholars of Traditional Jazz. Yippie-de-doo -dah! The food is quite good here, and fancy, but you, know, travellin' fancy. Get you Sunday started off right!

Swing Dance
with She Goes He Goes
Wednesday, January 27th
Prohibition
7pm--lesson
8-11pm, music
free

Drinkin', Dinin', Dancin',---Prohibition's got it all. Come on out and join the merry throng. This is always a blast. We'd love to see you there---a very welcoming dance floor!


Wine shop!

O'Hara and Flynn's little winebar is the coolest spot in town. Come on down on Saturday night and enjoy a luxurious evening of music, food, fun times and beverages. Over Christmas I got to tour some wineries in Napa Valley and I can attest, avow and confirm that O'Hara and Flynn has a better vibe!The lovely and talented Mrs Eden Fonivelle will be there, too. We're playing form 8-11pm, and the show is free. Visit the spot where the locals and travelers mix---you'll be glad you did, and so will we! Go on down to Meeting street, between Meeting and Wentworth---near Hyman's seafood.

Back in Action!

Hey Friends!
 Eden and I, The Amazing Mittens, will be back at O'Hara and Flynn's for a night of wine and song this Saturday, January 9th , from 8-11pm. It's fancy and free 9and fancyfree!)

Then, the venerable V-Tones will be back on the dance stage at Prohibition for Swing Dance night on Wednesday, January 13th, that's also from 8-11pm, also free, and there is a free Swing dance lesson which starts up about 7:30pm Thanks!

Pirate Noodle

Pirate Noodle
Charles Pinkney Historical Site

Massive Schedule

2017

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//

2018
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//