14th Annual HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
with the V-Tones of Charleston Sunday Dec. 9th
Main Branch, Public Library
Deck the Halls with lots of V Tones! Fa la la la etcetera! This years show includes a burning VW microbus, a Frost giant, dancing mechanics and all of the holiday seasoning you've come to love. it's a family tradition!!! Free and fun for the whole family.
Sunday, October 28th The V-Tones of Charleston Prohibition Swing Dance
free dance lesson at 7pm
Velcome! Come in to the ballroom and dance the night away! The V-Tones are very happy to be the band for your party. The only thing we ask for is YOUR SOUL! Ha hAHHAAAHAHHA
Drop on by! We'll have our special guest star William McSweeney. Good fun. Dance while you can, my friends, dance while you can....
The V-Tones of Charleston Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival
Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Join the V-Tones as we return to Georgetown, SC, for their annual Wooden Boats Festival! This is a great street fair with displays of all kinds of beautiful boats and aquatic activities. We'll be there, other bands, too, and best of all, it's free! Let's get nautical!
This week in Noodleland: Thursday (6) - Rhythm Administration at MUSC greenway, 11am-1pm Sunday (9) - Rhythm Administration at KIng Street for Second Sunday 1-3pm Sunday (9) -She Goes He Goes for Swing Dance at Prohibition 8-11pm (free dance lesson at 7pm)
Try the Strong Wind Ukulele! If you know ukuleles, then you know they are all different and the quality varies tremendously. I've found a 17 fretter with a nice voice and volume. The intonation is pretty good up the neck and the head stock isn't too heavy. I also like the bowed back, which provides a nice resonance. You might tweak it a little bit by sanding down the saddle a micron or two-- things like that are standard for set up on stringed instruments--but I would recommend it! Of course, whenever you get a new stringed instrument, you have to play and tune, play and tune, to stretch and season the strings. And yes, the Strong Wind is pretty, and has the fret dots in the right place! You can order them from Amazon (naturally) and contact them through Facebook.
Adult Ukulele Workshop Saturday, 25th 10am-noon Hungry Monk School of Music 1948 Belgrade $50
Hey everybody! Whether you are an advanced player or just a beginner, you will benefit from this upcoming workshop. I like to teach the ukulele through songs, so once we get down the chords, strum, tempo and rhythm, we can work on alternate chords, tricks and melody. There's a lot to unpack! My strategy is to help players learn how to play well with others. Come join the merry throng! Bring your instrument !
Adult Ukulele Workshop Saturday, July 28th Hungry Monk Music School
1948 Belgrade, Charleston (West Ashley)
Hey Y'all! Let's learn some ukulele! If you are a beginner, I'll get you started, and if you're ready for some more advanced chord forms and techniques, I'll help out with that, too. My method is to get everyone playing together and teach the ukulele though a song. That way when you leave you should be able to perfect the song as a solo piece or just jam it with others;. Please come on by! You can register at the Hungry Monk website or just drop on by on Saturday. I hope to see some ukulele enthusiasts there!
V-Tones! OK so we'll be playing as a trio on Saturday, July 7th at Marion Square for the Farmers Market. That's 10am-1:30pm AND V-Tones! We'll be back at Prohibition for the Swing Dance on Sunday July 8th. That's 8-11pm, with a free dance lesson at 7pm
Kids Ukulele Workshop
Saturday, June 30th
Hungry Monk Music School
1948 Belgrade ave
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! You're as welcome as can be! This morning workshop is designed for all levels of players. If you already know some chords I will be able to show you some advanced techniques, and if you have never played we can start at the beginning. Bring your ukulele and join in the fun!
The Amazing Mittens Saturday June 2nd One Broad Street 10am---1pm free
Join Eden and me for brunch at One Broad Street. that's on the corner of Broad and East Bay. We'll be playing an eclectic mix of tunes from the last century. If you're downtown Spoleting, drop on by!
The V-Tones of Charleston Swing dance at Prohibition Sunday June 3rd dance lesson 7pm live music 8-11pm free
Now, this is a free Piccolo Spoleto Jazz event ! We always have a blast playing for dancers down at Prohibition. It's free! It's fun! It's a good way to move your body! We have a special guest star, Bil McSweeney, on trombone. Come on by!
Lime & the Coconuts 2nd Presbyterian Tea Room
Wraggsborough Square Friday, Saturday May 25th and 26th 11am-2pm Sunday May 27th noon-2pm
How many years has this been going on? You know that it's Spoleto time when the churches around town open their doors for their charming tea rooms. You can get some good food here! Plus, music by internationally known artist Mary Edna Fraser and her wild bunch of coconuts. It should be fun- and it will be fun ;)
Awakening Motion Parade Saturday, April 28th 4-7pm
upper King street Free !!!!
Please join your local neighbourhood Noodle and Enough Pie as we celebrate and promote alternate methods of transportation! I'll be marching with my banjo and would love it if any of y'all brought an instrument to jam along. We meet at the Cynthia Herd memorial butterfly garden, which is across from Food Lion up on King street. JOIN US!
Friday, April 13th
The Amazing Mittens and a cast of amazing performers
College of Charleston
Eden and I are just one of the acts performing in this annual event which is dedicated to promoting tolerance and mutual respect throughout South Carolina. It's always a hoot, a holler, a stitch and a scream! Come on out
with The V-Tones of Charleston Sunday March 18th Prohibition free dance lesson 7pm live music 8-11pm Free Get on out and dance your blues away with the hardest working Swing dance band in Charleston! We've got special guest stars Matthew Sciarro (clarinet) and Brad Bolchoz (drums). YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO DO IT ! Fun Fun Fun...
Women & the Dead concert
Charleston Music Hall
Friday, January 12th
Hey now! I just got drafted to be the MC for Friday night's show at the Music Hall. The "Women &" series has local women covering different artists. They've had "Women & the Stones", "Women & Tom Waits" and so on. It's always a great show with a fantastic cast of characters and excellent performances. DROP EVERYTHING! The Music Hall is a great place to see music. LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!