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LIVING THEATRE

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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, and She Goes He Goes.

V-Tones at Tattooed Moose, Johns Island

Thursday, DECEMBER 13th
V-Tones
Tattooed Moose, Johns Island
6-9pm
free (ze)

Button up your overcoat! 

14th Annual Holiday Extravaganza!

14th Annual HOLIDAY 
EXTRAVAGANZA
with the
V-Tones of Charleston
Sunday Dec. 9th
3pm
 Main Branch, Public Library
free

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.

Thanks for the Memories!

THANKSGIVING SHOWS

V-Tones trio at Marion Square
Farmers market
Saturday, Nov. 24th
10am-1:30pm
free

Pray for some sun! Get out and get some fresh air with the family.

V-Tones at Prohibition
Swing Dance
Sunday, Nov. 25th
7pm dance lesson
8-11pm open dance
free!

Shake your gravy, baby!

THANKS EVERYBODY --- YOU MAKE MY LIFE POSSIBLE

Spooky Dance !

Sunday, October 28th
The V-Tones of Charleston
Prohibition
Swing Dance
8-11pm
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....

Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival

The V-Tones of Charleston
Georgetown Wooden Boats Festival
Sunday, October 21st, 2018
11:30am-3:30pm
free!

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!

Sierra Club festival

V-Tones of Charleston
Sierra Club festival
Santee Canal State Park
Saturday, September 29th
8pm
$

Hey there Nature lovers! Join the V-Tones at the historic Santee Canal State park. The good people of the Sierra Club will be having activities all day, so check it out! I'll attach the link below

Sierra Club

Feeling washed out?

V-TONES
Wednesday, Sept. 19th
West Ashley farmers market
3:30-7pm
free

V-TONES, Peter Kfoury, Robbie Madison
 at WORD MUSIC CAFE
Friday, Sept. 21st
8pm
South of Broadway theater
Park Circle, North Charleston
$12

Come on out for this fun and educational night of live music!

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)
FREE SHOWS TRADITIONAL JAZZ AND SWING

Strong Wind Ukulele

STRONG WIND UKULELE REVIEW

LOOKING FOR A GOOD, SOLID UKULELE ???

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.



ramblin' rose video with Strong Wind


Strong Winds facebook


Upcoming Ukulele Workshop

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 !


register here

Write ON!

V-Tones of Charleston
Main Branch public library
Saturday, August 4th
11am-11:30am (lobby)

I love my public library! I'm happy to be playing in support of literacy and intelligence.
here are some details

literacy festival

Adult Ukulele Workshop

Adult Ukulele Workshop
Saturday, July 28th
Hungry Monk Music School
1948 Belgrade, Charleston (West Ashley)
10am-noon
$50

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!

http://www.hungrymonkmusic.com/

Let Freedom Sing!

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


Kids Ukulele Workshop
Saturday, June 30th
10am-noon
Hungry Monk Music School
1948 Belgrade ave
$50

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!


http://www.hungrymonkmusic.com/summer-camps/

hungry monk music


This week in Noodleland

Thursday, June 18th
V-Tones of Charleston
Tattooed Moose at Citadel Mall
6-9pm
free show

When the going gets weird, the weird go to the mall! Let's all lighten our spirits and enjoy some time together with music from the dazzling decades. Be there!

Saturday, June 23rd
V-Tones of Charleston
Orange Spot Coffeshop
Park Circle, North Charleston
5th year anniversary party
3-5pm
free

Celebrate the success of this fun and funky center, hobnob spot, community coffee spot and local business. We love the Orange Spot and you should too!

Sunday, June 24th
The Amazing Mittens
One Broad Street
10am-1pm
free (buy some breakfast, c'mon)

Another lovable local spot down on the corner of Broad and East Bay. Drop on in for some songs of yesteryear and good food.



Join Eden and Noodle for this special event-- HEART at The Charleston Music Hall, Friday, June 6th

Happy Spoleto

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!
 

Annual Tea Room with Lime & the Coconuts

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 ;)


Second Sunday

She Goes He Goes 
Second Sunday 
Sunday, May13th
noon-3pm
corner of King and George
free

On Second Sunday, Charleston closes down King street to motorized traffic and we have a street party. I'll be there and you should come there too, if you're not at the LEAF festival in North Carolina!

The V-Tones of Charleston
Folly Beach Farmers Market
Folly Beach Park
Monday, May 15th
5-8pm
free

Come on out to the beach! We'll be joined by travelling bass player, Fuller Condon. We always enjoy ourselves out here-- and we're sure you will too! Plus, VEGETABLES

parade!

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!

INCLUZAPALOOZA

INCLUZAPALOOZA !!!!!
Friday, April 13th
The Amazing Mittens and a cast of amazing performers
Stern Center
College of Charleston
7pm
$5 donation

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


HONEY & BEE EXPO
The V-Tones of Charleston
Sunday April 8, 2018
noon-3pm
Cinebarre, Mrt. Pleansant
free

The V-Tones of Charleston are bee-lighted to play again at this annual event. We've got local legend Roger Below with us as well as newcomer Arnold Gottlieb. We're looking forward to it! Bee-lieve it!


HANGOVER HELPER!

Swing Dance
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...

Parker Milsap with
The V-Tones of Charleston
Wine & Food Festival
Wednesday, February 28th
6-9pm
free with admission the festival

Western swing Set with local lovable legend, Roger Bellow! We're thrilled to be on the big stage once again!

Three of My Bands !

Bliss Yoga Studio Fundraiser
1163 Pleasant Oaks Drive, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
Roaring Twenties Party
with the V-Tones of Charleston
Saturday, Feb. 24th
6-9pm
$45 individual
$70 couple

Party and Dance with the V-Tones! Twenty Three Skidoo!

Sierra Club Oyster Roast
Bowens Island
with Lime & the Coconuts
Sunday, Feb. 25th
2-5pm
donation

Prohibition Swing Dance
with She Goes He Goes
Sunday, Feb. 25th
8-11pm
(free lesson at 7pm)
free


My Three Bands!

Weekend Shows

THE AMAZING MITTENS
Bar Normandy
Friday, February 9th
7-9pm
free

Noodle and friends
Johns Island Farmers Market
Saturday, February 10th
10am-2pm
free

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


MC McDoodle!

Women & the Dead concert
Charleston Music Hall
Friday, January 12th
8pm
$12

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!

V-Tones are back !!!!

The V-Tones of Charleston 
Prohibition 
Sunday, JANUARY 14th
Swing Dance
presented by the Roaring Twenties Hot Jazz Dance Club
dance lesson at 7pm,
 live music 8-11pm
FREE

Pirate Noodle

Pirate Noodle
Charles Pinkney Historical Site

Massive Schedule

2018

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, v-Tones for private Holiday party, 7-10pm//
Thursday, December 13th The V-Tones of Charleston at the Johns Island Tattooed Moose, 6-9pm, free//
Friday, December 14th, the Amazing Mittens at the Village in Summerville, private, 2pm//
Friday, December 14th, the V-Tones of Charleston at Seanachai, 8-11pm, free//
Saturday, December 15th, V-Tones trio at Kids Christmas party, 4-7pm, private//
Sunday, December 16th, The V-Tones at the Follyday Market, 2-6pm, Folly Pier, Folly Beach. free//
Friday, December 21st, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah Grace, 3pm, private//
Sunday, December 23rd, The V-Tones of Charleston for the Christmas Swing Dance at Prohibition, 8-11pm, free//


2019

Saturday, February 9th, V-Tones of Charleston at Losar, Tibetan New Year party, private//
Saturday, February 16th, Noodle as MC for Women and Zeppelin, Charleston Music Hall, more info tba//
Sunday, February 24th, Lime & the Coconuts gig, private//
Saturday, March 9th, V-Tones of Charleston at the St. Paddy's day festival, North Charleston, more info tba//
Saturday, March 23rd, Lime & the Coconuts play at Art in the Barn, 2-6pm, more info tba//
Saturday, April 7th, V-Tones at the Honey & Bee Expo! noon-3pm, free//
Saturday, April 7th, Lime & the Coconuts, 5-7pm//
Sunday, April 14th, V-Tones trio at Wadmalaw Wedding, Jason & Vanessa, private//
Saturday, Lime & the Coconuts at Hobcaw, 3-5pm, private//
Saturday, May 25th, music for Sand Mandala opening ceremony, more info tba//
Saturday, June 1st, music for Sand Mandala dissolution ceremony, noon//
Saturday, The V-Tones of Charleston July 6th, HH Dalai Lama's birthday party with the Charleston Tibetan Society, 4:30-6:30pm, private//