Last Tuesday

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The Last Tuesday band delivers an authentic, polished rock and  soul sound. Mario is a recording artist who has worked with Sprede-lectric and Moxie McCloy. In South Florida he worked with Mo’Scocious. Bob Hartford is a published song writer with local fame stemming from bands like Not Dead Yet. On the studio side, Bob operates Music Studio Live, and has recorded a number of well known artists. Tim Nicholson has played in Europe and the US with a number of groups, and Guy Loranger brings his Bostonian studio experience to the stage as a hand percussionist.

Members

The core members of Last Tuesday are Bob Hartford and Mario Millner. The band is often times joined by talented percussionists, brass players, and keyboard players. Music is a world of communication, and that is what Last Tuesday is all about.

Mario Milner – Lead Vocals and Bass.

Mario is a recording artist who has worked with Sprede-lectric and Moxie McCloy. In South Florida he worked with Mo’Scocious.

Bob Hartford – Vocals and guitars.

Bob is a song writer, studio musician, and performing artist, most recently playing with Not Dead Yet. Bob’s recording company is Music Studio Live. http://www.musicstudiolive.com .

Tim Nicholson – Drummer Extraordinaire

Guy Loranger – Master of the Conga

A number of bands performing a the Pittsboro Roadhouse have members who play in numbers of other bands. It’s very interesting to see a musician play with different band members and watch what emerges in each.

Last Tuesday is a new band with veteran musicians. They’ve performed at the Pittsboro Roadhouse quite a number of times.

Last Tuesday plays Rhythm and Soul. New Originals. Old Favorites.

Last Tuesday’s website: www.chapelhillrockband.com

 

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Hip Pocket

Announcing the first visit of Greensboro, North Carolina’s Hip Pocket Band to the Pittsboro Roadhouse stage!!

Hip Pocket – Coming soon to the Roadhouse! – 8 PM  ($15)

Hip Pocket Band from Greensboro NC USA

Gonna Take a Long Time

Have a listen. This “Gonna Take a Long Time” video is a montage of gigs played all over the Carolina’s and shows some on-the-road footage.

If you are looking for fun, entertainment and all the songs you love. Hip Pocket is it! When Hip Pocket shows up a party is sure to break out and the fun begins. We love to perform, and we will make your event one that everyone will remember. Hip Pocket has been compared to the Band of OZ in the 1980’s and Bill Deal & The Rhondels in the 70’s (Party Bands). We love the comparison. Just ask anyone who has been to a Hip Pocket show and you will know what we are talking about. Check us out and get the party started…………

Check out their Song List on their HipPocketLive.com website.

Find out where they are playing:  Hip Pocket on Reverbnation.

Follow them for updates: Hip Pocket on Facebook.

Hip Pocket Members

* Little John Thompson – Bass, Vocals, Keys, Drums (aka LJ, Little)
* Michael Maffeo – Sax, Vocals, Keys (aka Maffeo)
* Eric Stephenson – Lead Vocals (aka Easy ‘E’)
* Dustin York – Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drums
* Tim Sidden – Keys, Vocals (aka Big Sexy)
* Frankie Hoggard – Drums
* Preston Honeycutt – Sound Tech, Guitar
* Chris Boyette – Lighting & Monitor Tech, Booking Agent, Road Manager

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The Sunday Band Series

The Sunday Band Series began in historic downtown Pittsboro in April 2014 with award-winning bands performing on the Pittsboro Roadhouse stage at 39 West Street, Pittsboro, North Carolina. After a solid run of monthly band events at the Pittsboro Roadhouse on Sunday mid afternoons, the Sunday Band Series drew to a close, with the decision to bring these wonderful bands in on Friday nights! Look for the bands with cover charges, some of those are bands we first got to know through the Sunday Band Series.

Bigger Bands on Occasional Friday Nights

Look for these and more:

  • Shoot to Thrill
  • Big Time
  • The Holiday Band
  • Hip Pocket
  • Jim Quick & Coastline
  • Carolina Soul
  • Liquid Pleasure

(Updated December 22, 2015)

Wilson Entertainment Services

John Wilson of Wilson Entertainment Services, is also a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Chatham County’s award-nominated BigTime Party Band. Wilson is organizing the Sunday Band Series in partnership with Greg Lewis of the Pittsboro Roadhouse. “When I met Greg Lewis and we started talking,” said Wilson, “we quickly realized we had a common vision for Pittsboro as a music hub and we could partner to help it grow.”

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store

The bands will perform at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, one of the area’s largest restaurant and music venues, in the rear where the stage, dance floor, and bar are located. http://www.pittsbororoadhouse.com There is also a lounge from which one can see the stage and hear the music. Guests on the patio can also hear the bands. “39 West Street used to be a car dealership,” said Lewis. “There used to be a garage where the lounge is now. We installed a screened wall (and door), so when the weather is good, we raise the garage door, and fresh air and music move freely through the screened wall.”

“No other place within 30 miles of here has the caliber of food, environment and entertainment that the Pittsboro Roadhouse has – it’s entirely unique,” says Wilson.

Lynn Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars and Sounds

Lynn Hoffman of Hoffman Guitars and Sounds

Hoffman Guitars and Sound

The sound system was upgraded when the Pittsboro Roadhouse opened, but still needed work due to the large size and features of the back hall. Wilson recommended a talented sound expert, Lynn Hoffman, who makes his own sound equipment, custom electric guitars and amplifiers at Hoffman Guitars and Sound.

Within 10 days Hoffman performed acoustic analytics then designed, constructed, installed and tested a major upgrade. “I was able to put together a sound system specifically designed for the acoustics of this room,” said Hoffman. “We have a very good representation of the entire frequency spectrum, and it’s well equalized. Just about everyone I’ve talked to – performers and guests have loved the difference.”


 A Sampling of Sunday Band Series Concerts

The Invaders won the 2011 and 2012 Best Local Band in the Winston Salem Readers Choice Awards. The Invaders play Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Beach, Blues, Boogies, Soul and some Country. Len Wilson is on guitar and vocals; Jim Fulp on bass and vocals; and Bryant Bowles on drums and vocals. Though the musicians have many years of experience, they began playing as The Invaders in June 2010.

Music in Pittsboro

“The shared vision that Greg and I have for Pittsboro,” Wilson said, “and I know others see it too, is for Pittsboro’s already strong music offerings to continue to grow and develop in a way that Pittsboro becomes known as an exciting music hub. We want to be attracting people from all over the Triangle and Triad and beyond. Pittsboro and Chatham County are already a draw for art and antiques, and of course Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in April and October.”

“If people come to The Invaders, and SHE BOP, The Castaways and The Holiday Band, and they have a good time, and this grows, we’ll be able to keep doing the Sunday Band Series and bring even bigger bands to town,” Wilson said.

Greg Lewis, owner of the Pittsboro Roadhouse added, “This opportunity to do a Sunday Band Series is happening at the right time. Spring is coming. Our sound system is at a whole new level of quality. The Pittsboro music scene is growing and attracting attention, and we’re ready to start utilizing our space more; the back part of our restaurant is essentially a music and dance hall. We want to be known as the place to come for really good food, really good music and a really good time!”

More Information

For more information about the Pittsboro Roadhouse and event scheduling contact Greg Lewis at 919-542-2432 or at greg@pittsbororoadhouse.com.

 

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!

John Westmoreland, NC Guitarist Nov 29

Sunday November 29, 2015 11:30 – 2:30 during Brunch

Listen to a playlist of John’s music on YouTube

 

About John

John Westmoreland (guitar) grew up in Pittsboro, NC playing blues and rock in various groups. In his late teens he began playing jazz and eventually studied jazz performance and classical composition.

A native North Carolinian with deep roots in the blues, John Westmoreland is a multidimensional musician. He studied jazz and classical composition at Berklee College of Music where he was also a recipient of the BEST scholarship. His teachers have been some of the foremost in the nation, including: Scott Sawyer of Raleigh NC, Jon Damian inventor of the Rubber Tellie and author of “The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising,” and most recently he had the opportunity to study with the world renowned Malian virtuoso Djelimady Tounkara. He’s also attended a number of master classes including a workshop and performance with legendary jazz guitarist Jim Hall.

In 2011 John started collaborating with Senegalese griot Diali Cissokho who introduced him to the rich, captivating music of West Africa. It wasn’t long before they were playing together in the NC based band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, and also performing together as a duo exploring the beautiful soundscapes of guitar and kora. As a solo artist he plays his own dynamic, and sensitive interpretations— interweaving jazz standards, African traditional music, Blues, Bach, the American Songbook, as well as his own original compositions.

Always looking for new and interesting directions to take his craft, he also provides improvisational accompaniment for yoga classes, and is currently exploring other ways that music can facilitate healing and personal growth.

Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/johnwestmoreland

John is also a member of this band: http://www.kairabamusic.com/about/john-westmoreland/

Westmoreland Guitar on YouTube

Jim Quick & Coastline

Sunday July 26, 2015 we had a great time with Jim Quick & Coastline!

They really know how to have a fun time, perform great music!

 

Makani McKenzie as Katy Perry

Young teen Makani McKenzie from Siler City, NC is an actress and singer and performs locally in Disney characters, like Elsa the Frozen princess and Cinderella. She’ll be performing as Katy Perry at the Katy Perry themed Break the Cycle Night at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

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Big Time 8pm – 12am May 29

BigTime Party Band Performing at Chatham NC FairWhen the BigTime Party Band plays, we dance.

Saturday May 29, 2015

8 PM – 12 AM

(Cash Cover $10)

Fundraiser for Partnership for Children 

Live Beach Music for Shag Dancing and any kind of dancing you like!

Have a listen to this great audio clip by Big Time on YouTube.

Radio Interview clip from the Darin and Anita Grand Strand Show with Johnny Wilson

Photos of Big Time with Studio Sound

The Sidemen

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The Sidemen are playing at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and we know you want to know who they are and what they do.  The Sidemen  play a bit of everything, including The Band, Van Morrison, Delbert McClinton, Taj Mahal, rock, reggae, country and swing. They are all local folk from Raleigh, Chapel Hill and exotic Pittsboro.

Find out more about each member.

Fred Westbrook, Keyboards & Vocalist

Fred Westbrook is a retired teacher and principal, who has been a musician all of his life, and has been performing professionally since he was 18 – which was a long, long time ago. Fred has been part of ensembles as diverse as the Susquehanna University (www.susqu.edu) band and choir during a concert tour of Europe and as a vocalist and the keyboard player for Big Rick & the Bombers as they competed in the International Blues Competition in Memphis, twice. He’s had the privilege of appearing on the stage of B.B. King’s on Beale Street three times, and has played the Bull Durham Blues Festival in Durham, NC twice. He was also part of a band opening for Herbie Mann at the Pleasure Island Blues and Seafood Festival.And now, he’s delighted to be a part of The Sidemen as keyboard player and vocalist.

Bill Bryan, Guitarist

Bill Bryan is a long-time area guitarist who coaxes tasty tuneage out of electric and acoustic guitars, Bill plays an eclectic combinations of down-home Americana to tear-stained blues with wayward danger-ridden detours in between. With a nod to the Dead, Commander Cody, The Allmans, Little Feat and the Kings, (BB, Albert & Freddie), Bill pays homage to his many influences in his playing. More recent projects include Good Juju with fellow bandmates Ed Mezynski and Rob Lindberg and the BNG Telecaster Master shows.

Rob Lindberg, Bass Player, Songwriter

Rob Lindberg is a bassist and novice songwriter who plays electric, fretless electric and acoustic (upright) bass. Rob has played in wide variety of settings ranging from hotel lounges with jazz trios, ballrooms with big bands, pit bands for “way-off Broadway” shows, recording studios, local blues and rock & roll bars, and chicken-wire covered country stages. In addition to the neighborhood garages of his youth, his musical training includes a degree in Jazz Performance from Bellarmine College, participation in Jamey Aebersold’s Jazz clinics, and studying with Rufus Reid, a preeminent jazz bassist. His scattered range of bass and songwriting influences reflects his strong ADD tendencies and includes fusion (Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius), Ray Brown, Scott LaFaro, Tony Levin, finger-funk (James Jamerson, Rocco Prestia), Americana (Band, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon) and ProgRock (Genesis), with a dose of melodic PowerPop (Raspberries, Badfinger, Beatles, Brian Wilson) thrown in as a guilty pleasure.

Ed Mezynski, Drummer

Ed Mezynski has had the pleasure of drumming for Will McFarlane, Cool John Ferguson and John D Holman. Influenced by everything from bluegrass to jazz, he’s been blessed to have played in The Lacey Band, Joe Bell and the Stinging Blades, Valentino and the Piedmont Sheiks (with a trip to Memphis for the IBC), Big Rick and the Bombers, Good Juju, The Tornado Blues Band and a host of great local blues jam host bands.

 


 

Some of their Past Performance dates at the Pittsboro Roadhouse:

Jan. 17, 2015

Saturday May 2, 2015

Bluesman Matt Walsh June 2

Matt Walsh Blues

Matt Walsh – Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Blues Player.

Performing at the Pittsboro Roadhouse: Tuesday June 2, 2015

He’s really good.

See what you think on electric guitar.

Here’s Matt playing on acoustic guitar.

What d’ya say?


Some of the Past Performances

Tuesday April 14, 2015


 

Past Shows

Tuesday February 24, 2015