NC Revelers Big Band Orchestra

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If you love the sound of Big Bands. Love to dance. Love the feeling that only those big bands can create… call now to save your seat for NYE2016

December 31, 2015 New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

New Year’s Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

NC Revelers Orchestra 2016

7:00 – 9:30

$10 Cover

1st Monday Nights February –  December (except in September)

Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC, Chatham County

 Lauren Meehan singing with the NC Revelers Orchestra

You won’t believe this amazing performance. These guys are simply great!

Watch and listen to their sound from a January 2014 performance at the magnificent Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

Big Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse 1st Mondays, except September and January.

#BigBandinPittsboro1stMondays

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Dan Blaisdell

Dan Blaisdell is a talented multi-instrumentalist who performs in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Pittsboro area of NC. He plays  acoustic music at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Come out and enjoy the music.

From another site:

“Pedal steel and multi-instrumentalist, Dan Blaisdell plays nearly a dozen instruments and has been influenced by traditional country, blues, hard rock, and more. Currently supporting country singer Ryan Daniel, Dan plays pedal steel guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Being a utility player for Ryan Daniel, Dan is also a prolific songwriter and entertains audiences of all sizes. Dan is also known as the “Marathon Man” for playing entire gigs without any breaks.

A fan recently described Dan Blaisdell’s style as: “a little blues, a hint of jazz and a whole lot of country.” Dan brings energy, style and class to every show, and fans can expect entertaining and memorable performances every time with Dan Blaisdell..”

 

Dan Blaisdell NC Multiinstrumentalist

 

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Mr. Wonderful – Dean Martin’s Music

Two of the members of the Swang Brothers, David Quick and FJ Ventre have formed this new finely tuned group called Mr. Wonderful to perform the music of Dean Martin.

The group’s first performance was at the City Tap, its second at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, and there will be more, 2nd Monday nights at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Mr. Wonderful – A Celebration of Dean Martin’s Music

7 – 9:30 pm $5

Mr. Wonderful is a fabulous retro show led by David Quick of The Swang Brothers. Every second Monday night, you have a rare opportunity to revel in the relaxing jazzy sound of a great by-gone era, Dean Martin’s.

David Quick leads the group and is very excited about being able to bring back these amazingly beautiful and songs. He loves the sound, and has attracted a team of masterful musicians.

FJ Ventre, also with David in The Swang Brothers, plays stand up bass. He is as solid as they come, and used to holding down the beat for The Swang Brothers. He’s exciting to watch.

Brad Maiani plays guitar. He’s versatile, excellent in many genres. For this act, he plays nylon string guitar which lends itself to the sexy bossa nova style that is part of the cocktail scene at its best.

Richard Tazewell is on keyboards. A very talented guy, he plays a lot of solo gigs. His part in Mr. Wonderful is a “right-hand” gig, like serving the olives and limes with the cocktails. He does a great job.

Jeff Brown is a masterful sax player – he blows alto, tenor and soprano, and hard to say which he does better. The quality of his tone is excellent.

On drums, they have Dave Shore. You couldn’t find a better drummer for the mellow jazzy sound Mr. Wonderful is aiming for. Davis plays with restraint and subtlety and delivers a class sound.

Mr. Wonderful at the Roadhouse

Come enjoy the music of DEAN MARTIN ! There’s nothing else like it in the Triangle!

Great dancing music, and excellent musicianship – just come and hear the shouts and applause by the audience at the end of each solo. There’s something special happening here!

 

The Rest of Mr. Wonderful's Band

Bag of Llamas – Nov 21

No we’re not talking about transporting Llamas in a bag, or a bag of Llama wool, this is a band of seasoned musicians from Durham NC.

They play original and Llama-lized classic and alternative rock. That’s what they say “llama-lized.”

“It’s time-travel rock and roll from the 60s to today! Enjoy Llama-flavored Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Lifehouse, The Black Keys, Jason Derulo, Melissa Ethridge, Maroon 5 and more!”

Bag of Llamas Flyer

Dean Driver

Dean Driver is a talented North Carolina Singer Songwriter from Greensboro, NC. If you love Americana, you’ll enjoy Dean’s music. We look forward to having him back.

 

About Dean Driver 

I was the shy kid – the one who was too afraid to go up to the counter and ask for a packet of ketchup. I would never have imagined myself even speaking to a large group of people, much less performing original songs in before hundreds of people. But something fundamentally shifted inside of me several years ago. Now, rather suddenly, I find myself with a lot to say about the world, and I’m no longer afraid to say it.

Though I’ve played guitar since my teens, I never really sat down and figured it all out until aound 2008, after our kids were grown and I had a little more space in my life. Now I can finally reconstruct the songs that I’ve always heard playing in my head. It’s a huge thrill for me to have acquired this ability at the ripe old age of 50. This is all wonderfully new to me. When I write songs and play them, I swear I feel like I’m 24.

So my music has a unique flavor. I bring this youthful, never-done-this-before energy to my songs, but I write from the perspective of someone who has been around the block a few times. I’ve raised a family, I’ve seen relationships come and go, I’ve seen parts of the world I never expected to see, and I’m in many ways much more awake than I’ve ever been. I’m actually thankful that music came to me so late in life, because now I have much bigger palette of experience to draw from.

My genre, you ask? I truly have no idea. I’m simply playing what I hear in my head, and each song is as unique as an embryo. I guess I tend to construct them in the styles that I’ve experienced, so you’ll hear some Beatle influences, some Dylan, some Prine, Simon, and even a little classical. Cliff Eberhardt is my singer-songwriter hero, and if I’m guilty of mimicking anyone, it’s him.

I dig distinctive melodies, and I love songs with honest, heartfelt lyrics that engage and surprise, so I focus on those aspects when I’m putting songs together. I’m drawn to songs with big ideas behind them, but that don’t take themselves too seriously. Mostly, I see the inspiration to write a song as a precious gift, and I feel obliged to honor that gift and make the song happen. My hope for each song is that it reaches people, allows them to see things from a different perspective, and maybe makes the world a little less lonely.

15-501 Music

15-501 is a musical collaboration between George Shepherd and Jon Albert Segars. These local musicians bring nearly 40 years of combined experience in guitar and banjo to the stage. The music of 15-501 is instrumental and distinctly Carolina with roots in contemporary acoustic, country blues, and modern bluegrass.

Rock from the 60s and 70s

15-501 Photo Chapel Hill Duo

15-501 is a musical collaboration between George Shepherd and Jon Albert Segars.

Every Breath – Instrumental recorded at Katy’s Music Bar in Hillsborough, NC

Walking the Dog – Live with 15-501

Instrumental Live at the Historic Blue Bayou

15-501 Logo from Chapel Hill

OLLI at Duke New Horizons Swing Band in Pittsboro

Olli New Horizons Swing Band (17)

Olli: New Horizons Swing Band 7pm.

OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. There is one at Duke University in Durham, NC. The OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association (over 175 bands in the US and Canada).

From Band Director Jeff Zentner:

“We’re a 22 piece big band swing band. We’ll be playing a variety of music from the 1930s through some contemporary Jazz music. It will be for dancing and listening. We’ll provide some commentary. The OLLI New Horizons program is designed for people in retirement, for the fun and thrill of it. Everyone in the band is over 50.  Female vocalist who will be singing.

If you’re a Jazz aficionado the band will bring back memories of many great songs like:

One O’Clock Jump with Count Basie and his Orchestra

In the Mood with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with the Toronto All Star Big Band

Begin the Beguine with the Artie Shaw Orchestra

We have a good time and we bring a good crowd.”

 

Jeff Zentner is the band director. (jeff.zentner@da.org | 919-489-9118) For more information see the bottom of this page.

 

Band of Oz

November 20, 8 pm ($12 Cash cover)

November 20, 8 pm ($12 Cash cover)

This is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy this excellent R&B / Beach Music band in Pittsboro, NC.

Go ahead, Like their pages!

The Facebook Event Page

The Band of Oz

Visit their Website

www.bandofoz.com

Listen to their sound.

Band of Oz with a Righteous Brothers Ballad

Band of Oz -Live – Don’t Stop Believing

Band of Oz singing Shama Lama Ding Dong

About the Band of Oz

“The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

“[They had]  humble beginnings in eastern North Carolina (Grifton) . It was a bunch of grammar and junior high school guys (because no one was old enough to drive) being hauled around in Ray Houston’s Chevy station wagon pulling a little red trailer. The group at that time was called The Avengers.”

“The Band of Oz released their latest CD ” Over the Rainbow ” They feel it is one of, if not their best work ever.

In March 2005, Band of Oz owners Keith Houston and David Hicks decided to bring a new, youthful sound to the band after Butch Barnes announced that he would be leaving in April 2005. At that time, Scott Fine /Vocals and Trombone, Tim Morris /Vocals and Trumpet, and Daniel Morris /Saxophone and Vocals joined the Band of Oz to bring a new youth and a BIG new sound to the band.”

Graymatter – Nov 7

GrayMatter is a Burlington based band of singers and string players with a great acoustic sound filled with fine harmonies. Bev, Barry and Brad grew up singing with their Dad at home. They loved the harmonies of Peter, Paul & Mary, the Kingston Trio and the music of Bob Dylan. Bev’s husband Dave Gude is the 4th band member. Check out a song sampler on their website.

Graymatter at the Pittsboro Roadhouse 11-7-15

Chip Perry Band

Chip Perry Band in Pittsboro NC

 

“Chip Perry is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the small town of Siler City, North Carolina. After a few years of playing acoustic gigs alone, in 2013, Chip formed a band to accompany him on stage. During the short time on the road they have played with national acts such as the Chris Lane Band, Outshyne, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and many more. The band is currently in studio working on their full band demo which they hope to release in the fall. Chip plans to continue his music career playing locally as much as possible and hoping to expand into a national act in the future.” – ReverbNation Chip Perry – Artist Bio

Original Song by Chip Perry: Sturdy Ground

 

Chip Perry Music website.

 


A few of his past peformances at the Roadhouse:

Friday May 1, 2105 8 pm ($10) 

Chip Perry Band performed for a fundraiser for the Northwood High School Softball Team. There were items for auction and a 50/50 Raffle. Lots of people came out and supported the local softball team and enjoyed this ever so popular Siler City Country Band!