Live Shows with the best of
New England Swing Bands!
04/07/2017 at 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Red Shoe Ball fundraiser Friends of Children
Red Shoe Ball fundraiser Friends of Children! The O-Tones are really looking forward to supporting this great organization through their annual fundraiser, The Red Shoe Ball. Friends of Children does Independent Advocacy for Vulnerable Children in our community, important work. Come dance, bid on fabulous silent auction items, eat delicious food, and celebrate and support this powerful and effective organization.
With Kerry Blount, Jason Arnold, Walt Chapman, Ann Percival, John Mason, and Mary Witt serving up elegant cocktail music, then groovin’ dance music!
Put on your RED SHOES and join us for a CELEBRATION of the wonderful work in our community, featuring an extensive silent auction, live music from the The O-Tones, and a delicious dinner from local star caterer Seth Mias Catering at the gorgeous Look Memorial Park Garden House.
Doors open at 6 pm, dinner at 7:30, dancing to live music til 11.
Tickets are $45 in advance/$55 at the door.
Dinner and dancing included.
Look Park Garden House - 300 North Main St, Florence, MA, 01062
Friends of Children
04/22/2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dinner music Lumber Yard Restaurant
Dinner music Lumber Yard Restaurant
Dinner music Lumber Yard Restaurant. Join Mary Witt (vocals and bass) and John Caban (guitar and vocals) at this delicious Amherst restaurant! The food, drinks, and atmosphere are delicious, as well as the staff. Come share music and good eating and drinking while basking in the sounds of Jazz, Blues, Soul, Swing, Ballads, Latin, and more. Mary Witt, bandleader for The O-Tones will add her sultry vocals and funky bass playing to John Caban’s soulful, rich guitar leads.
John Caban has performed all over the world, influenced by Bonnie Raitt and many others. Guitarist, composer, producer & teacher John Cabán’s unique playing has graced performances and/or recordings with such diverse artists as – Galvanizer, JC3, KJ Denhert, Green Lotus Project, Richard Bona, Alana Davis, planet JABR, Art Neville, Eddie Kramer, Bo Diddley, Kenny Kirkland, Organic!, John Cruz, Gloria Gaynor, Neycha, Gianna Nannini, Dispatch, drum ‘n’ bass maverick’s Boomish and many others. With roots deep in blues, experimental, funk/r&b, ambient and world music, a rich tonal palette & lyrical rhythmic feel combine to make his distinctive atmospheric guitar style blend with a wide variety of musical genres.
Lumber Yard Restaurant - 383 Main St., Amherst, MA
04/29/2017 at 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Bash, Jazz singer extraordinaire
Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Bash
Come hear the amazing tribute. the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Bash. On Saturday, April 29th, 2017 there will be a day long celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. Holyoke Community College will host vocal jazz workshops during the day (given by HCC professor Ellen Cogen and internationally known vocalist/educator Giacomo Gates.) In the evening, the festivities move to the Log Cabin for a 1940’s themed Supper Club. The Amherst Jazz Orchestra will accompany several singers as they perform many of Ella’s well known tunes, and will also play hits of the Big Band Era.
05/18/2017 - 05/21/2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come to Almost Heaven dance weekend
Come to Almost Heaven dance weekend welcomes back The O-Tones for 4 fun days of swing dancing, contra dancing and harmony vocal workshops, and more! Lush harmony vocals by Mary Witt (bass), Ann Percival (rhythm guitar), and Dave Davies (lead guitar and trombone), with Kerry Blount (sax), Walt Chapman (piano), and Joe Fitzpatrick (drums). Swing, Blues, R&B, Jazz Standards, Soul, Waltzes, Motown, and more!
Ramblewood comprises 200 acres of private, wooded, riverside property, with:
dance hall that comfortably accommodates 250 contradancers
outdoor dance pavilion for about 200 contradancers
dining hall & lounge for 250 with comfortable seating, salad bar, and 24-hour beverage bar
picturesque pond with canoes and fire ring
- expansive lawns and amphitheater
- over 400 modern beds with TempurPedic mattresses
The main dance hall has a sprung wooden floor, padded seating, kitchen, restroom, and a spare room we like to use for the Jenny-dress boutique. The dining hall is part of a central complex that also features a spacious lounge, dance hall for about 100 people, and two outdoor covered decks.
The full program features 9 meals, starting with dinner on Thursday and ending mid-afternoon Sunday. In-between are days packed with workshops, evenings of contra and swing/couples dances. Workshops may include contradance, swing, waltz, Salty Dog Rag, Dutch Crossing, singing, instruments, play with the band, and more. With 11 musicians on staff in 2015, most dance workshops will feature live music. Evening dances are followed by snacks and camaraderie at the central recreation complex.
Ramblewood Camp - 2564 Silver Road, Darlington, MD, 21034
Cindy Rury firstname.lastname@example.org
06/11/2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Stanley Park concert & dancing
Historic Stanley Park concert & dancing
The O-Tones full 6-piece band, with beautiful vocal harmonies, hot sax, soulful guitar, and boogie woogie piano, will delight your senses. Come spend your summer evening with a fun mix of Swing, Motown, Blues, Latin, and more styles for listening and dancing. This is a sweet music series in the Beveridge Pavilion with room to dance. Before the show you can wander the beautiful grounds, gardens, fountains, wooded paths, and forest, even have a picnic.
Stanley Park - 400 Western Ave, Westfield, MA, 01085
Lisa Gadreault email@example.com
07/08/2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
1794 Meeting House New Salem show
1794 Meeting House New Salem show by The O-Tones trio. Singers Ann Percival (guitar), Mary Witt (bass), and Rob Fletcher (guitar and harmonica) join in beautiful harmonies. From Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra Jazz and Swing to Soul and Motown by Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin, the pews will be rockin’ and the dance floor will be sizzling. Kerry Blount on soulful tenor sax will be joining the singers with his beautiful solos. Kerry has been a member of The O-Tones since the early 1990s and adds his delicious stylings on every song. Come experience this beautiful historic venue, a great place to hear music!
1794 Meeting House, New Salem, MA - 26 South Main Street, New Salem, MA
Diane Lincoln firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Shows with the best of New England Swing Bands! The O-Tones, a hot New England Swing & Motown band, appeals to all ages. With lots of soul, they’ll melt your hearts & get your feet dancing. The O-Tones band has been playing for events in New England since 1990 & is a dynamic entity. They are considered by many to be of the best swing bands New England. Over their lifespan, various singers & instrumentalists have lent their talents to the band’s fun & professional Swing, Motown, Blues, & Soul sound.
The basic New England Swing Band is 6-piece with three singers, sax, guitar, piano, bass, & drums, but this talented group performs regularly in many forms, ranging from duo to the full 6-piece and even a 14-piece big band! They can play for weddings, parties, dances, fundraisers, & other events. Perfect music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, as well as dancing! They have many happy clients to recommend them.
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