Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Partnership of Word and Music in a "Poet's Choral Corner"
Under the direction of founding conductor, Dr. Harris Loewen, the thirteen female voices of the Niagara Vocal Ensemble, accompanied by Lesley Kingham, with commentary by poet Terrance Cox, present settings of lyrical poetry in English by the great poets, from Shakespeare to e. e. cummings.
Through the centuries, many connections have been made between text and music. A Poet's Choral Corner blends music and poetry into a magnificently rich and colourfully varied portrait, as musical lines move with vibrancy and warmth throughout the afternoon performance.
In a program ranging from nostalgic to rapturous to witty, the mix of a cappella and accompanied works, incorporate poetic texts from the 15th to 20th century, with musical settings spanning the 20th century. Texts emphasizing the British poets William Blake, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Shakespeare, and others, are framed by musical settings by American and Canadian composers.
Canadian contributions include a musical setting of John McCrae's "In Flander's Fields," and music by composers Eleanor Daley, Ruth Watson Henderson, Healey Willan. Work by Niagara-based composers Ronald Tremain (1923-98), and John Butler will also be showcased.
Join Poet's Choral Corner for a splendid concert, at St. George's Anglican Church on Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, and are available at the Centre for the Arts Box Office, 905-688-5550, ext. 3257, or at the door.
Media contact: Marie Balsom, Coordinator
School of Fine and Performing ArtsT: 905-688-5550, ext. 4765
JOHN NEMETH COMING TO BUFFALO!
Tuesday May 1st 2007
TUDOR LOUNGE - 335 FRANKLIN STREET - 716-855-9643
Show @ 9:00 PM - TICKETS: $5.00
John's magnificent, emotive voice and stellar harmonica playing mark him as a virtuoso of rare depth and power. His uncanny blend of retro-modern blues and soul music will delight purists and young hipsters alike.
Blues Revue magazine said Nemeth "conjures, impossibly, the spirits of Nat King Cole, Wilson Pickett, and Magic Sam, alternating between cocktail-combo jazz and balls-out Stax soul while exuding an air of authenticity beyond his life experience."
The buzz about Nemeth has been continual and growing. Bob Margolin, a well-known blues guitarist (and alumnus of the Muddy Waters Band) has been quoted as saying, " I remember telling friends up North in '80 that they should go see Stevie Ray Vaughan, but they weren't impressed because he wasn't famous yet. It will give me great pleasure to say, 'I told you so!' about John Németh. You'll see."
Nemeth delivers the goods on stage as well. His riveting intensity has allowed him to open for Robert Cray and Keb Mo and fill in for the ailing Sammy Myers last year on the Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets tour. After witnessing a show, Bob Horn of the Washington Blues Society said, "Either John Nemeth is one of the greatest vocalists in the world or this was the best performance of his life, or both." And T-Bone Erickson of Blueswax said, "Definitely one of the best club shows that I've ever seen."
Critics got hip to this latest sensation with the January release of his national debut CD, Magic Touch, on Blind Pig Records. Blues Revue called the album "one of the most exciting blues debuts of the past year." Good Times Magazine said it was "a revelation - it swings, it rocks, and it grooves, and it's easily the best release of 2007 so far...this disc is a primer on how to make a simply perfect blues album."
For more information visit www.blindpigrecords.com.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Wunderland May 26th, 2007
Every gig may be our last, so don't forget to come and see BUFFALO MUSIC AWARD WINNERS (well...in the past) WUNDERLAND!
Saturday, May 26, 2007 @ 10PM CHUGGERS
1800 Union RoadWest Seneca, NY 14424 716-674-3925
Featuring: Ric Stave-Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals Michael McGuire-Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards Dan Vanderzyden-Drums Garrett Lechowski-Guitar, Backing Vocals Also- A VIDEO SCREEN full of surprises.
And if that weren't enough...our setlist MAY include the following:
A TRIBUTE TO MANY ARTISTS CURRENT SONGLIST
TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
FIRTH OF FIFTH
THE MUSICAL BOX
RUN LIKE HELL
WISH YOU WERE HERE
OWNER OF A LONELY HEART
I'VE SEEN ALL GOOD PEOPLE
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME
SINCE I'VE BEEN LOVING YOU
WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN
SUITE MADAME BLUE
KNOCKIN' AT YOUR BACK DOOR
KIM MITCHELL AND MAX WEBSTER
GO FOR SODA
ALL WE ARE
STILL OF THE NIGHT
THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT
Further information available @ www.wunderlandmusic.com Thanks for your support,Ric, Michael, Dan, GarrettWunderland (Mach IV)
AN EVENING OF SINATRA! Featuring Rob Falgiano and The Pyramid Big Band
722 Main St. Buffalo, NY
7pm Doors / 8pm Show / 18+ $10 presale / $13.50 day of show Tickets available at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 852-5000, New World Record, and online at www.tralfmusichall.com
Come celebrate the classic American music of the Big Band Era, and its biggest star Frank Sinatra. Buffalo’s own Rob Falgiano (vocalist) and the 10-piece Pyramid Big Band invite you to an evening of listening and dancing to the most popular hits of "The Voice" from every decade of his career, including: New York, New York; That's Life; Summer Wind; I've Got You Under My Skin; Fly Me to the Moon; My Way; The Lady is a Tramp; The Way You Look Tonight; and many more!
With over 250 million records sold worldwide, Sinatra and his music remain hugely popular more than 70 years after his first recordings. (Note: there will be a dedicated dance floor for this performance.)
"Exit Band" To Play Benefit At St. Leo's On Sweet Home Rd.
I sure hope you will make it to the show! A one price ticket of $25 gets you into the concert, food and bevarages (beer, wine, pop) will also help out in raising funds for the education and information given by the American Diabetes Association. The party starts at 4PM on May 19th , and goes throughout the evening until 9PM. What a great way to spend your Saturday!
To purchase a ticket please call Pam Beamer at 834-2002 or you can e-mail your order at PAM@CKFS.COM
See you There!
"Mr. Sister Band"
Lakeside Blues Band
Lakeside Blues Band Upcoming Gigs
Saturday May 5th the Lakeside Blues Band will be performing at a private party from 2-6PM.
Saturday May 19th the Lakeside Blues Band will be back at Seneca Niagara Casino (310 Fourth Street Niagara Falls, NY 14303 716-299-1100) from 10:30 PM - 2:30 AM. Come out and get your weekend started right!
Lakeside Blues Duo Upcoming Gigs
This Friday April 27th the Lakeside Blues Duo is at The Vineyard Inn (383 Davison Road Lockport, NY 14094 716-434-8444).Tremendous food and the best wine and martinis around ! Come on out and join the fun !!
There will be a CD Release Party at the Wilson House Inn (300 Lake Street Wilson, NY 14172 (716-751-9888) on Saturday April 28th from 4-8 PM for Sheila Stratton Peel's new CD, "Celtic Lady Of The Lake ". Come and join Sheila and the Lochside Celtic Duo for this great afternoon. Public invited and it is all ages.As an added bonus for this evening, the Lakeside Jazz Trio (Tom, Norm and Stan) will be playing original instrumental jazz in the bar from 9:00-11:00 PM.
Saturday May 5th the Lakeside Blues Duo will be making it's final appearance of the season (that we know of) at the Wilson House Inn (300 Lake Street Wilson, NY 14172 716-751-9888) for CINQO DE MAYO !Friday May 11th the Lakeside Blues Duo is at The Vineyard Inn (383 Davison Road Lockport, NY 14094 716-434-8444).We'll see you there..................
Having a Party or Event?
Keep the Lakeside Blues Band or Lakeside Blues Duo in mind for your upcoming event! Whether it's a backyard get-together or a company holiday party, whatever, make it memorable by having the Lakeside Blues Band or Lakeside Blues Duo a part of it. Concert Sound and Lighting rentals are also available. For booking information, call (716) 751-6980 (evening/weekend) or go to:
Nominated For 2005 & 2006 Buffalo Music Awards
The Exoutics Debut Concert at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Friday, April 13, 2007
Sheila Stratton-Peel Releases her First CD at McCarthy's Pub
On April 21, 2007, regional singer and songwriter, Sheila Stratton-Peel (formally of Iad Fein) announces her debut CD titled Celtic Lady of the Lake at Gene McCarthy's Irish Pub in Buffalo's Old First Ward Neighborhood. This event begins at 7:00 PM and is expected to last several hours, as Sheila and Lochside Celtic Duo play their favorites at McCarthy's Irish Pub, which will include "Caledonia","How Will I Ever be Simple Again", and the classic "Ride On".
There will be a second CD release party at the Wilson House, 300 Lake Street, Wilson, NY on April 28, 2007. This event will start at 4:30 PM until 8:30 PM. Sheila will be accompanied by the group Lochside Celtic Duo, who were instrumental in recording and producing the CD at both of the CD release parties.
"I feel that my involvement in these CD releases is a culmination of my love and affection for the greater Irish Community, and my own Celtic roots here in Western New York," said Sheila Stratton-Peel. "It becomes obvious when sitting with her, that her dedication to the history of the Irish/Celtic people is accomplished through song. Her voice often reflects her high strong emotional traditional interpretations of classic folklore", states Gerhardt Yaskow who interviewed Sheila for this release. "I can't think of a better venue, than the Old First Ward of Buffalo and its historic Irish roots, to debut my life's work," said Sheila Stratton-Peel. There is a deep commitment to the Celtic community in both Erie and Niagara Counties as well as Fort Erie Ontario whereas Sheila is involved with many festivals and organizations that promote the heritage of the Celtic people.
During this release, Sheila has invited others regional performers and fans to hear her sing many of her solo hits and traditional renditions. The Wildes, Step-in-Time, Billy LaRauch, and Sloontynx, plan to accompany her at her ceremony. Regarding Sheila's past artistic background, her local artist friend, Mary McAndrew from Clarence Center, with strengths in interpretive mythological art, has designed the CD's cover jacket. Ms. McAndrew will be on hand for the celebration with some of her newest works. You can view her webpage at http://www.marymcandrew.com/ <http://www.marymcandrew.com/>.
Within the jacket one appreciates Sheila's gratitude towards Tom Keefer, Norm Bock, fellow band members, and long time local performers and friends, including Gerhardt Yaskow, owner of historic McCarthy's Irish Pub. "Having been born and raised near Keuka Lake, in Upstate New York, I have always considered myself to be a "lady of the lake", with that being said, I am of Irish, Scottish, Welch, and Cornish heritage," said Sheila Stratton-Peel. See her sites http://www.sheilastrattonpeel.commailto:Heritageseeker@adelphia.net> and http://www.celticmoonproductions.com/ <http://www.celticmoonproductions.com/> for dates and time of future performances.
After 40 years of successful various life experiences in the music business, which began in Central New York's Finger Lakes Region, later into Southern Ontario (Canada), and now, currently, in both Erie and Niagara Counties, Sheila has been awarded many accolades including: Best Female Voice in Folk for June 2005, an Adelphia Cable performance for the Niagara County Celtic Heritage Society Festival promotion in September 2006, extensive global reviews from http://www.folkmagazin.de/ to local reviewers such as Kate Olena, applauding her current and past professional achievements in our folk music arena.
Celtic Moon Productions - 716-940-1948
Gerhardt Yaskow - 716-432-6385
Queen City FC Open Training Camp
The team will be involved in a number of public relations events around the Buffalo area throughout April. The preseason training camp week continues through Sunday, April 22nd in preparation for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup first round match up against the New Hampshire Phantoms in Manchester, NH, April 29th.
“We are so excited to finally get to our training camp,” said Christopher Keem, Queen City FC Executive Director and General Manager. “We have been planning this since October of 2005, and now we are finally ready to hit the field. Although we aren't at our normal facility until May, we are delighted we can use LaSalle Park in the interim."
The pre-season roster for the inaugural season has been selected. Throughout the tryout process, Queen City FC had 142 players come out for the Blue's. Team executives are hoping to finalize the roster after this weekend. The Blue's will have a reserve side that will play matches vs. Local Men's teams. Any local teams that wish to line up scrimmages vs. the Blue's second team please contact Christopher Keem, 716-310.6326 or email@example.com.
The majority of the players that will be involved in the preseason training camp are local players, as players are coming in from all around the country and due to NCAA regulations are not able to participate in this weekend’s camp. The team will not be together in its entirety until May 1st.
Christopher Keem noted, “We expect to have about half of our team involved in our preseason training camp this weekend and next weekend in preparation for the US Open Cup. The team will receive a tremendous boost when our players off at college arrive in early May.”
Queen City FC opens its season away against the Long Island Academy FC on Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 PM. All home games will take place at Johnnie B. Wiley (JBW) at 1100 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY. The Blue's open their home stand June 15th against AC Diablo’s at 7pm. The opening match on May 5 will be Buffalo/Western New York Soccer League Night. Every student wearing his or her soccer jersey will be admitted to the game free of charge.
Season passes or individual match tickets may be purchased online at http://www.queencityfc.com/ for more information, call the QCFC office at 716.310.6326.
Percussive Arts Society Western New York Day of Percussion
(lunch available from 12 to 1)
Maelstrom & Master Drummers 2007
8 pm concert
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College
Play, Learn and be Inspired
Looking to hone your drumming and percussion skills? Learn new techniques? Meet other drummers and percussionists? Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21, 2007 when the Percussive Arts Society hosts its popular “Day of Percussion,” an annual event that brings world-class professional artists together with students and music enthusiasts.
This year’s event, which is expected to attract over 200 students and professionals, features Ed Mann, percussionist for Frank Zappa; Jim Donovan, drummer/percussionist for Rusted Root; Maelstrom Percussion Fusion; Buffalo Philharmonic Percussion section, as well as a host of other national and regional pros performing and giving lessons.
The first 30 people to sign up can join Jim Donovan’s African drumming workshop. All are welcome to try their skills in the “Fastest Hands” drumming competition.
“Students can spend a couple hours or the entire day at the clinic,” says Bob Accurso, percussion teacher, performer and executive director of Maelstrom. “It’s a great opportunity to learn and have fun. Students come back year after year to be part of this supportive and enthusiastic community of percussionists and drummers.
Hands-on clinics and performances begin at 9 a.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m. that evening, the “Maelstrom and Master Drummers Concert” provides a fitting end to the day. The evening concert features Maelstrom Fusion with Ed Mann, as well as a performance of the seminal work for percussion, “Ionisation,” by Edgar Varese, conducted by world-renowned percussionist, Jan Williams. Maelstrom will also give the area’s first performance of “Concertino for Percussion and Concert Band” by noted contemporary composer David Gillingham.
Tickets are $12 at the door; $10 students, seniors, advance sales; Group rates available in advance. For more information call (716) 878-3005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a schedule of the day’s clinics and performances, go to:http://www.maelstrompercussion.com/
SHUFFLE OFF TO…”MOON OVER BUFFALO”
Written by Ken Ludwig, MOON OVER BUFFALO is a slapstick comedy about a 1953 traveling repertory company of actors, led by the husband and wife team of George and Charlotte Hay, as they make one desperate, last-gasp attempt at stardom…in Buffalo, NY. When famed director-god Frank Capra decides to come see George and Charlotte for his next big movie, they must play their cards, and their roles, to perfection, if they want to get the big break they’ve been waiting for. Nothing, however, goes according to script in this hysterically funny, door-slamming farce when the Hays must deal with their returning daughter, her ex-boyfriend, an almost-deaf costume mistress, a local weatherman, a forgetful actress and a lovelorn lawyer.
With cast members that include Genesee students, faculty and members of the local community, MOON OVER BUFFALO stars Norm Gayford and Lucine Kauffman as George and Charlotte Hay, respectively. Rounding out the company of players are Rachel Buckenmeyer, Jessica Hishman, Robert Reiss, Ruth Strzelewicz, Gavin Eastlack and Michael David Porter. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., MOON OVER BUFFALO is being directed by Maryanne Arena, Fine & Performing Arts Director at the Genesee Center for the Arts. Scenic Design is by Kym Dick and Lighting Design by Yusuke Nemoto, with Vincent Elliott serving as Sound Designer and Technical Director on the production.
General admission ticket prices are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, senior citizens and GCC faculty, and $2.00 for GCC students with a valid ID.
Reservations may be made by calling the Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office at (585) 343-0055 x6814, by fax to (585) 345-6815, or by email to BoxOffice@genesee.edu. The Genesee Center for the Arts Box Office accepts cash and checks only, credit cards are not accepted.
Contact: Christopher M. Montpetit, (585) 343-0055 x6814, BoxOffice@genesee.edu
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
KINGDOM BOUND CHRISTIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
In previous years, Kingdom Bound hosted live talent search competitions in select cities in the U.S. and Canada to win a slot to play at the festival and other prizes. This year, however, the talent search is exclusively online, through a partnership with Artist Ovation. Aspiring Christian/Gospel singers and bands should visit www.kingdombound.org and click on the Artist Ovation graphic to find out details about entering this year’s talent search.
“Kingdom Bound is keeping up with the times. For less than $200, a singer or band can have one of their original songs posted online for music fans to listen to and rate,” says Mark Weber, of www.ChristianMusicDaily.com. “The sooner someone submits their music, the more weeks of exposure they’ll get online. The highest rated artist gets to play the Kingdom Bound festival this summer, and be entered into another competition with the chance to win an artist development agreement with Word Label Group.”
Kingdom Bound, one of North America’s largest and longest running events of its kind, is excited about its partnership with Artist Ovation, to find new Christian talent. Already, artists from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Ontario, Canada, have entered the competition, with more entries expected in the weeks to come.
Kingdom Bound 2007 will be a diverse music festival, featuring praise and worship, hip-hop, blues, big band, pop, rock and other styles of music. Event or day pass tickets, along with campsite/RV/hotel packages, are currently available. For tickets and accommodation information, call 800-461-4485, and to see a current list of the more than 50 bands, singers, and speakers who will be offering concerts or seminars at Kingdom Bound 2007, visit www.kingdombound.org.
Monday, April 09, 2007
How about a fun night of Southern Rock Music!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Upcoming Gamalon Dates
Every Thursday at CPG 10pm
2519 Main Street Saturday
April 7 Scotch and Sirloin 10pm
3900 Maple at Bailey
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
LOCAL CHRISTIAN ARTISTS TO PLAY SECULAR ‘TRALF’ APRIL 20TH
Joining Williams will be special guests One Foot In Heaven and Relevant Worship Acoustic, representing some of the finest young Christian musicians in Western New York who, like Williams, have built up quite a following in the past few years.
“Tina’s new CD, Acceptable, is guitar-driven rock music,” says Mark Weber, of www.BuffaloChristian.com. “It’s music that talks about faith, life, and love, and Tina’s powerhouse voice and dynamic guitar playing have a way of connecting with a wide variety of listeners whether they are Christian or not.”
Tina Marie Williams, One Foot In Heaven, and Relevant Worship Acoustic will play The Tralf, 622 Main St., Buffalo on Friday night, April 20th. Doors open at 7pm, and the concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13.50 at the door and this is an 18 and over show. Tickets are available at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.TinaMarieWilliams.com, or by phone at 716-852-5000. A portion of the proceeds will go to Teen Challenge Women’s Center in Buffalo.
Jony James Blues Band Survival Tour
We are about to embark on the "Spring" leg of our "Survival Tour", throughout the southeastern U.S.
So many good things are on the horizon for us, that it is hard to believe. Of course none of it would be possible without you, our loyal fans, that come out to support us. We thank you very much!
We are kicking off the tour at Mac's on Main, in Columbia, SC. Then onto Cocoa Beach, FL; Mobile, AL; Marathon, FL; Port Charlotte, FL; Albany, GA; finishing up in Maryville, TN. Check the website (http://www.jonyjamesband.com/) for details on a venue, near you.
If we are not scheduled in your town this trip, please talk to your venue's promoter, so we can see you next trip.
As you might have noticed, our schedule is booked solid well into the summer, with some dates into October.
Our goal for 2007, was to break into the festival market, which we have been successful in doing. Amoung others, we are booked in NC on July 7th. and the two day Jam Festival in Maine on July 21st. & 22nd. If you are able, book a room and join us for the fun.
We are proud to be booked into the "Double Door" in Charlotte, NC, may 26th. The"Double Door" is one of the Premier Blues Clubs in the East!
For those of you in the Mobile, AL area, we have a treat for you. Our show on April 8th. will include, "Ricky", the guitar player with the Hank Williams, Jr. Band and Wet Willy! What a jam night that's gonna be!
Also for those of you in the Buffalo, NY area we will have two special guests at the Tudor Lounge in April. Dave Constantino will join us on Thrusday April 26th(9:30PM) and JJ Moscato on Sunday April 29th (7:30PM). That's all for now.
The Jony James Band
Monday, April 02, 2007
Friday evening, April 6 from 6-10pm, we'll be rollin' the dice for another for another jackpot of a show down at the all new SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO AND HOTEL in Salamanca .....we'll be checkin' out the new hotel that just had their big grand opening event last weekend...it'll be a "Good Friday", indeed!!!
Saturday afternoon, April 7 at 5pm , the party moves north up the 219 to that quaint little partyin' village that loves THE STRANGERS, Ellicottville, NY at one of our favorite regular stops, BALLOONS , 20 Monroe St, right in the heart of the village party zone! Owner Mike Kerns, Tina behind the bar, and all the rest of the staff always make this a great time for all...and remember: "what happens in E-ville, stays in E-Ville"!
In other news, looks like we'll be adding another beer tent to the "2007 Outdoor Party with THE STRANGERS Summer Tour of WNY" in August at the Taste of Lancaster Event in the village....stay tuned for more details......
Here's what's up for the next few weeks:
Fri, April 13--- NEW CLUB---Club Fuzion, Salamanca 10pm
Sat, April 14---Metzger's Pub, West Seneca 10pm...
Fri, April 20---Club Paradise, Blasdell 9:30
Sat, April 28---The Stillwater, 438 Delaware, Bflo 9:30
Don't forget to look for us at these and other great venues throughout 2007:
Fri, July 6 at QUEEN OF HEAVEN CARNIVAL, West Seneca
Sat, Aug 4: TASTE OF LANCASTER BEER TENT
Wed, Aug 8 with That 80's Hair Band at the GATEWAY HARBOR CONCERT SERIES, North Tonawanda...
Tuesday, Aug 14 :Carousel Room Beer Tent at The Erie County Fair...
Sat, June 30: ISLAND HAPPENINGS, Grand Island
SENECA NIAGARA CASINO, Niagara Falls, NY...
SENECA ALLEGANY CASINO, Salamanca....
TONY ROME'S, W.Seneca.
CLUB PARADISE, Blasdell....
CLUB FUZION, Salamanca....
THE STILLWATER, Bflo...
SURF CLUB, Bemus Point.....
METZGERS PUB, West Seneca...
TF BROWN'S SPORTS BAR, Batavia....
FIRESIDE INN, Lancaster......
BUFFALO SPORTS GARDEN, Orchard Park....
ELLICOTTVILLE FALL FEST CADILLAC JACKS, Elllicottville...
ELLICOTTVILLE DEPOT, Ellicottville....
BYRNCLIFF RESORT, Varysburg...
GAME TIME SPORTS BAR, Hamburg... and many many more private parties, niteclubs and BIG community events & lawn fetes throughout 2007!!!!
As always, for the latest, check out www.strangersband.com
Naughty Dawg Schedule
04/13/07 - ND Unleashed - Naughty Dawg Acoustic - Ellicott Manor, 16 Ellicott Place, Lancaster, 9:00 - 1:00AM