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Charleston, South Carolina
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.

13th ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza 
THE V-TONES OF CHARLESTON
Sunday December 10th
3pm
Auditorium of the Main Branch
Charleston County Public Library
FREE

Thirteen years??!!! Incredible! The V-Tones are back at the Library with our big yearly show! Singing Kids! Little Lindy Lou the roving reporter! Ghosts! Sing along songs! Tap Dancing! This show will be broadcast LIVE on WYLA 97.5fm radio. PLUS a special appearance from the HEART theater and performing group! Everybody is encouraged to attend and YOU WILL BE AMAZED! 

Holiday Bazaar

The V-Tones of Charleston
member of Sol Driven Train
Johns Island Farmers Market
Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 2nd
Mullet Hall
we play 10am -1pm
free

Happy Holidays! The V-Tones are back at this fantastic Holiday Market. Note that it's a the Mullet Hall (also on Johns Island). Members of Sol Driven Train are performing as well. You'll find lots of great locally made gift ideas here plus VEGETABLES!

West Ashley Farmers Market

West Ashley Farmers Market
The V-Tones of Charleston
November 19th
12:30-4pm
free

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Come on out and get your supplies for Thanksgiving and the Holidays at the West Ashley Farmers Market. Do you know where the Post Office is, off Hwy 61? Well, the market is across the street from that. We always enjoy playing there. We'll have our special guest star, Mr. Fuller Condon on bass! We hope to see y'all there.

This week in Noodleland

She Goes He Goes
Wednesday, November 8
Swing Dance at Prohibition
8-11pm
free dance lesson at 7pm

EDEN AND NOODLE
Saturday, November 11th
Sugar Bakery Anniversary Party
11am-1pm
free show

CALLING ALL UKULELE PLAYERS!
Sunday November 12th
Ukulele Parade at 1:30pm! (15 minutes of Hava Nagila)
Lowcountry Nosh festival
KKBE Synagogue
free

The V-Tones of Charleston
Sunday, November 12th
Swing Dance at Prohibition
8-11pm
free dance lesson at 7pm

Cooper River Brewery!

The V-Tones of Charleston (trio)
Cooper River Brewery
November 5th
3-6pm
free

Please join Eden and I as we return to this fun and funky local brewery. I haven't had a beer there I don't like! we are happy to have Arnold Gottlieb joining us. Please come on by!

Harvest TIme

See! The! V! Tones! Back at the neighborhood parade-- y'all join us-- with special guest start Roger Bellows
 Halloween Boo-Roughs Parade
Sunday  Oct. 29th
6-9pm
Line Street Community Garden
126 Line Street
free

Also:
V-Tones of Charleston at the West Ashley Farmers' Market
Sunday, Oct. 29th
12:15-4pm
free

V-Tones of Charleston at the Marion Square Farmers' Market
Saturday, Oct. 28th
10am-1:30pm
free

HAVE FUN - LIVE YOUR LIFE- ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN-WE'RE ALL WORM FOOD

put on your dancing shoes

The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance night at Prohibition
Sunday, October 15th
free lesson at 7pm
live music 8-11pm
NO COVER

with special guest stars Stephan Berry (trumpet) and Arnold Gottlieb (bass). BE THERE!!!!

Tonight at the Pourhouse

Davina and the Vagabonds
with the V-Tones of Charleston
Tuesday, Oct. 10th
we open at 9pm
$12/$10adv

V-Tones! Spring into action! We are delighted to be invited to open for this nationally touring band. They look really cool. It's just the thing to knock the ugly clouds away. Life is short, you've got to live it while you can and have as much fun as you can stand.
SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

SHE GOES HE GOES

Dance your blues away and do what humans do best-- have fun with other humans! This Wednesday, October 3rd, join me and SHE GOES HE GOES at Prohibition for the Swing Dance. There's a free dance lesson at 7pm, followed by live music from 8 to 11pm. Drinks, Dance, Dining AND live music! Come on out!

Passion for Pollinatin'

SUNDAY OCT. 1
Pollinator Parade 
presented by Enough pie
Romney Urban Garden
222 Romney Ct.
4-6pm
free

Let's hear it for the butterflies and bees! Dress as your favorite pollinator and join the merry throng at the Romney Urban Garden for a natural celebration including a Pollinator Parade! Wahoo! Sources close to the band say pizza will be involved! Yippie!!!!





Dance tonight!

ALL Right! Back in Action

Dance your hurricane blues away with the V-Tones of Charleston tonight!
That's at PROHIBITION, on King street, with a FREE DANCE LESSON at 7pm, then LIVE MUSIC from the 20s and 30s from 8-11pm. DRINK! DANCE! DINE!!!!

Good and Good For You

Good morning music!

Noodle McDoodle
Saturday, September 2nd
Johns Island farmers market
at the Collegiate School campus 
9am-1pm
free

If you are out near Angel Oak on Saturday, drop on by and visit me at the Johns Island farmers' market. It's always a good time and there are plenty of interesting vendors, space fo rthe kids to dance around. I'll be there providing a soundtrack for your party!

Allen Park Project

The V-TONES OF CHARLESTON
concert in Allen Park
Friday, August 25
6-8:45pm
free

Bring your picnic baskets and dancing shoes to our return concert at Allen Park. This cute li'l space is near the corner of Huger and Ashley streets, here in Charleston, naturally. We love playing for friends and neighbors. Come on out!

Grace &Grit

Jazz Brunch with the V-Tones of Charleston
Grace & Grit
320 Wingo Way, Suite 100, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Saturday August 19th
Sunday August 20th
11am-1:30pm
free

The V-Tones are ready to rock your morning! I love making music in the morning and am excited to help launch this new restaurant. For these shows we'll have the 'street trio'-- Fuller Condon on bass, Matthew Sciarro on clarinet and Noodle on banjo and ukulele. Should be nice and mellow.


Back in the Saddle Again

Noodle and friends
Johns Island Farmers' Market
Saturday August 12th,
 9am -1pm
free

The V-Tones of Charleston
Prohibition
Swing Dance
Sunday, August 13th
free dance lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
no cover

With special guest star Fuller Condon on bass. Beginners are most welcome,

Cooper River Brewery

The V-Tones of Charleston (trio)
Cooper River Brewery
July 30th
4-7pm
free

Please join Eden and I as we return to this fun and funky local brewery. I haven't had a beer there I don't like! we are happy to have Arnold Gottlieb joining us. Please come on by!

Heart Picnic

HEART potluck picnic and 3rd anniversary party
With 54 Bicycles and the V-Tones of Charleston
Tuxbury Farm
698 Tuxbury Farm Rd, Charleston, South Carolina 29492
Heart website
FREE
Saturday, August 22nd
3-8pm
we play 3:30-4:30pm
free

The V-Tones have a long and tangled history with the HEART program (in a good way!). HEART is a theatre group made up of, and for, adults with special needs. They've put on musicals, performed at Spoleto, and go on all sorts of adventures. So, we're happy to be celebrating with them on Saturday. It's a potluck, so pack your picnic baskets! 54 Bicycles covers the music of Widespread Panic, and the V-Tones,well, mostly we play Vaudeville and Swing music. Who knows what sort of hi-jinks shall ensue!


Dance Dance Dance in Charleston

 The V-Tones of Charleston 
Prohibition 
Swing Dance
presented by the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club
dance lesson at 7pm,
 live music 8-11pm
FREE

Wednesday July 12th
Sunday July 16th
Wednesday July 19th



Johns Island Farmers' Market

Noodle McDoodle
Johns Island Farmers' Market
2024 Academy Rd., Johns Island, SC, 29455
Saturday, July 1st
9am -1-pm
free

Come on out and enjoy this lovely market. It's a great place to get your veggies and let the kids run free! I'll be there, providing a soundtrack of music through the decades. Big fun! Free! I hope to see y'all!

http://johnsislandfarmersmarket.com/

This week in Noodleland

Monday, June 19th
Folly Beach Farmers' Market
Talent Show
5-8pm
free

Show your stuff! Come on out and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of Folly Beach! The mic is open to any and all who want to demonstrate their talents! BIG FUN, y'all come!

Wednesday, June 21st
The V-Tones of Charleston with special guest stars
John Holenko and Arnold Gottlieb
West Ashley Farmers' Market
3;15-7pm
free

We're super excited about getting the chance to play with John Holenko and Arnold Gottlieb at the West Ashley Farmers' market. So, there's music, but there's also vegetables! Fun for the whole family
Y'all come on out and celebrate the Solstice

Special guest stars!

Wednesday, June 14th
Prohibition
Swing Dance 
8-11pm
free dance lesson at 7pm
no cover

Join the V-Tones of Charleston at the Swing Dance spot on King street! We'll have a bouquet of special guest stars this time: Keith Namm on saxophone, Arnold Gottlieb on drums and Brad Bolchoz on drums. Y'all drop on by!

Marion Squares

V-Tones Trio
Saturday, June 10th
10:30am-1:30pm
Marion Square Farmers' Market
Free

Greetings to all! I hope everyone is having a fantastic festival season. Thanks to all the Piccolo Spoleto staff for having us play. We V-Tones are happy to be playing down in the center of town. Come on by and boogie with us!

PICCOLO SPOLETO!!!!!!

It's Festival Season again! Hooray! For two weeks Charleston turns into an international destination for arts and culture. I'm playing with several groups for many different and exciting events (check the calendar below), but I want to draw your attention to the

V-TONES SWING DANCE HARBOR CRUISE!!!!!!
with dance instruction from Stephan Duane and Hilary Keck-Arnold
Thursday June 1st
8-10pm
Spirit Lines Dock at the Aquarium Wharf
360 Concord Str., Charleston, SC
$25

BOARDING @ 7:30PM. Cash bar and snacks available for purchase onboard. No backpacks or large tote bags will be allowed onboard. Boat has limited handicapped accessibility; please call Spiritline Cruises at (843) 722-2628

Put on your dancing shoes and swing the night away with one of Charleston’s favorite local bands. The V-Tones of Charleston have been entertaining for over a decade at dances, oyster roasts, benefits, art galleries and all kinds of parties. Stephen Duane will be on hand to keep everyone dancing.

go to www.piccolospoleto.com/  for tickets and their calendar! tickets

Mother's Day Hooray!

The V-TONES OF CHARLESTON
at Cooper River Brewery
Sunday, May 14th
3-6pm
free

Come on and hang out with us at this funky, family friendly spot with special guest star Arnold Gottleib!

The V-TONES OF CHARLESTON
at the Folly Beach Farmers' Market
Monday, May 15th
6-9pm
free

Come on and hang out with us at this funky, family friendly spot with special guest star Brad Edwardson!

The V-TONES OF CHARLESTON
at Prohibition for the Swing Dance
Wednesday, May 17th
free lesson with Stephan Duane 7pm
live music 8-11pm
free

Drink! Dance ! Dining! and I'm sure we'll have a special guest star for this show too!


She Goes He Goes

She Goes He Goes 
at Prohibition
for the Roaring 20s Hot Jazz Dance Club
Swing Dance
Wednesday, May 10th
7pm free dance lesson
8-11pm live music

DRINKS DANCING! DINING!! ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

BAR NORMANDY

The Amazing Mittens
at Bar Normandy
Thursday, May 4th
7-9pm
free

Bar Normandy is the secret night time identity of Normandy Farms on Broad street. The food is excellent! Or you can just hang out and have some wine or beer. It's a small space, good for Mittens. So  we'll be there on Thursday night, playing vintage love songs and feeling the life of the city. Join us!

Dig the Digitalsouth

DIG! SOUTH
 Hey if you are a DIG! South conference attendee then, you're already coming to our show tonight, right? See y'all there!

SHE GOES HE GOES
Swing Dance at Prohibition
Wed. April 26th
free dance lesson at 7pm
live music 8-11pm
no cover, but Prohibition did get voted best cocktails, so...

CLIMATE PARADE
muster at The Royal American
Saturday, April 29th
9am-noon
freedom!
Bring your marching instruments and let's jam!
I'll be there
  

Little David Ukulele and Dulcimer Festival

This week in Noodleland:
public shows
Wednesday April 19th V-Tones at Prohibition for the Swing Dance 8-11pm (free lesson at 7pm) with Stephan Berry

Sunday April 23rd, teaching and performing at the Little David Ukulele And Dulcimer Festival 
being held at the Stony House at the Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner. The Festival Starts at 10:30 and ends at 4. The festival is free for park admission. ($3, $2 for folks 65 and older, kids 6 and under free). 
  We will have a lesson at 10:30, 3 band concert, open mic, group strums, plus uke, food and craft vendors. Come and meet new players and jam!
  It's all for the benefit of the Music Speaks Autism Awareness Project.
Bring your entire family to enjoy the miles of walking trails, interpretive center, and museum, and then kayak/canoe the old canal. Plenty for non-players to enjoy.
Questions? (843) 312-8438

EARTH DAY

The V-Tones of Charleston (duo)
with MUSC all star band
MUSC Earth Day celebration
at the Horseshoe
Wednesday, April 12th
11am-2pm
free

  Don't you love your planet? Of course you do! That's why you'll be happy to hang out with the good people of MUSC on Wednesday and celebrate the only biosphere we've got! Eden and I will be there to fill the air with encouraging tunes and add our push to the movement. It's free and fun-- come on out-- no styrofoam allowed!



Dance! Drink! OUt of COntrol!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance night at Prohibition
Wednesday, April 5th
free lesson at 7pm
live music 8-11pm
NO COVER

The Amazing Mittens
at Bar Normandy
Thursday, April 6th
7-9pm
NO COVER





this week in Noodleland

This week in Noodleland! 
Wed. 27th pirate music at the Storm Eye charity golf tournament presented by the Riverdogs at Wild Dunes. I play for registration, 9am-10am!!!
Wed. 27th She Goes He Goes plays swing dance at Prohibition, 8-11pm, free dance lesson at 7pm
Saturday, April 1st, V-Tones of Charleston play Fools' Fest at Tattooed Moose (Johns Island) along with several other foolish bands! Free we play 3-4pm
Sunday April 2nd, The V-Tones of Charleston play the Honey and Bee Expo, noon-3pm at Cinnebarre, Mt. Pleasant, free


Carousel of FUN

THE CAROUSEL OF FUN AIN'T STOPPIN'!
Friday (24th) The Amazing Mittens at Incluza-Palooza, College of Charleston, along with many many other acts, 6-9pm $
Saturday (25th) The Amazing Mittens at Lefty & Pancito, upper King, 5-7pm
Sunday (26th) The Amazing Mittens at Artist & Craftsmen, 1pm celebrate throughout the day
Sunday (26th) The V-Tones of Charleston power trio at Cooper River Brewery 3-6pm, free

Charleston Puppetry Day

It's Ol' one eye Noodle here lettin' y'all know about Charleston Puppetry Day on Tuesday, March 22nd. There's an event at the DART library in the morning (10amish) and the a party at 6pm at the Read Brothers courtyard. Eden and I ( the Amazing Mittens) will be playing for that. The Read Brothers building is on the corner of King and Spring. Better ride a bike! Have fun HAPPY SPRING

House Concert!

HOUSE CONCERT
The V-Tones of Charleston
Saturday, March 4th
7-10pm
314 East Erie on Folly Beach 
BYOB and food , if you wish 
donation

The band is really excited to be a part of this interesting series. It'll be a bigger version of the band, with special guest star, Mr. Roger Bellow. Come on by!


Teddy Bears Picnic
The V-Tones of Charleston
Sunday, March 5th
1:30-4:30 pm
Hampton Park Gazebo
free

Calling all bears, calling all bears, this is a kids' parade party emergency! Actually, stuffed animals of all kinds are welcome, and bring your costumes and musical instruments. It's a field day for all with a soundtrack of antique musique provided by the V-Tones of Charleston. V for Vernal!



Mardi Gras, Y'all!


this week in Noodleland

This week in Noodleland:
Tonight (Tues): "Stupid Cupid" comedy show/true stories, Gala Coffee {Avondale} 7:30pm, free
Wed. (22) The V-Tones of Charleston at Prohibition Swing dance -free show-- dance lesson at 7pm, live music 8-11pm
Thursday (23) She Goes,He Goes on the Pourhouse deck, 6-9pmish, free
Friday (24) Eden is performing in the Women and Stones show at the Charleston Music Hall--I'll be there!
Saturday (25th) at our neighbourhood deli 10am-noon (Huger street, near Huger and Rutledge) busking!
Sunday (26th) With Lime and the Coconuts at the Sierra Club Oyster Roast, 2-5pm, $$$
Tuesday (28) Mardi Gras parade on Daniel Island--bring your instruments and assemble at the Black Tie music academy. Parade at 6pm, V-Tones to follow!!!!! Community event
whew!!!!

GAGE HALL

The V-Tones of Charleston
Benefit concert
Saturday, February 18th
Gage Hall (Charleston, SC)
7:30-9:30pm
$15 donation

Please join us for an evening of music and surprises! We've got some great guest stars and we'll be doing our thing on the big stage! Those of you who know Roger Bellow will be happy to hear him play with us---what a great talent. Some of the money form this show will go the educational enrichment fund for the school across the street. So, good cause and a good time. Come on out, y'all!


plus
UKULELE WORKSHOP
with Rachel Manke
Sunday, February 19th
3pm-beginners
4pm-strumming technique
Hungry Monk School of Music (1948 Belgrade)
$25 (pay at door, no registration necessary)

I'll be there too, helping Rachel and soaking up the ukulele knowledge from this wonderful, traveling teacher and performer. Don't forget about it!

Rachel Manke ukulele workshop

Hey Ukulele Enthusiasts! I week form today, that's Sunday Feb. 19th, please come to a workshop by Rachel Manke, who has taught at Ashokan and other ukulele camps and has even appeared on 'A Prairie Home Companion'!!!! She's be teaching 2 workshops: at 3pm one for beginners, and at 4pm a workshop on Strumming (just what you need!) Each workshop is $25. This is all a'happening at the Hungry Monk School of Music (1948 Belgrade, West Ashley, here in Charleston, SC) LET ME KNOW IF YOU'LL BE THERE!!!

Time to Party????

The V-Tones of Charleston
Swing Dance at Prohibition
Wednesday, Feb. 8th
free lesson at 7pm
live music 8-11pm
no cover!

Thanks to the good people at the Roaring 20s Hot Jazz Dance Club, the V-Tones are back at Prohibition! I know, I know...in this Vale of Tears one might ask oneself why? Why  dance? Why celebrate? It's important to get out there and be connected to the world---life is more than just Tweets and Screen time. Get out and shake it up! You'll be glad you did. PS Usually there are plenty of talented dancers just waiting to lead you on the dance floor (or try to follow you!). The crowd is not snooty or judgmental at all. Come on out!


HappY Noodle Year!

HAPPY NOODLE YEAR!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Wednesday, Jan. 4th
Prohibition
Swing Dance
free lesson 7pm
live music 8-11pm
free

With special guest star Mr. Peter Coish on the steel guitar!

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

Grooving the night away!

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//