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Dancing to the swing music

 

The Vintage Vocal Quartet now plays dances! We put together a modified set list to satisfy lindy-hoppers for shows at the Dance Hall in Kittery and at the Watertown Arsenal Arts center. We had to tweak our set because a few of our ballads were too slow and a few of our uptempo songs were too fast, but we have been getting advice from dancers, as well as drummers and other sources like http://www.dancing.org/music.guidelines.html

 

Armory Sweet Armory

 

The Somerville Armory is our home away from home this month. A show on September 10 should be a blast, and then we are getting together with Dave Jamrog to record some performance videos in the big room in a few weeks. We haven't done a new video in a while (not since Adam joined the band) so this will be a great way to show what we are up to, and how we sound now. Hoping that down the road we will have enough video recordings to put them together on an EP to sell at shows.

Shirley you jest

 

Thanks to everyone who came to have dinner and see our show at the Bull Run in Shirley! This place is legendary but believe it or not this was the first time I had been there. Hope to be back for another show soon.

Vintage Vocal Quartet in Maine

 

Just got back from an awesome little tour...

Unity College

 

"Vintsge Vocal Quartet -- Thank you for an AMAZING show! You all have such talent, we were SO fortunate to have you!" -Sarah, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

video shoot

 

Dave Jamrog came over to my house with all his gear and we recorded a bunch of stuff in my living room...

Indian Hill

 

Thanks to those who came to our Bach's Lunch concert at Indian Hill Music! The Vintage Vocal Quartet had an unbelievably supportive audience. Since the show was during the day, we could watch as people mouthed along the words on songs like "Don't Fence Me In" and "Stardust". Hope to see you again at the Indian Hill fundraising gala May 13th.

Melrose Symphony

 

Can't wait to sing with the Melrose Symphony next week! New original arrangements, orchestrated by Kenji Kikuchi. With the Vintage Vocal Quartet too!

http://www.melrosesymphony.org/holidaypops

What key do you sing it in?

 

Q: What key do you sing in in?

A: The original, I guess . . .

 

This answer is almost always wrong. The reason is because until you have tried the song in a few keys you can't say for sure. And most people just don't go to the trouble.

 

Take the advice of my friend and colleague Donna McElroy here . . .

http://donnamcelroy.net/2016/09/cover-tunes-and-your-best-key/

It's supposed to be hard

 

For everyone who is going back to school soon, especially my new Berklee students, please remember this line from “A League of Their Own” (written about baseball, but can be applied just as well to music):

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everybody would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”

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Next appearances

  • September 22, 2018
    Avery Bar, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, MA
     
  • October 5, 2018
    Endicott College, Beverly, MA