Bank Gloucester’s Banking For The Community program is bigger than ever this year. You get to vote ON-LINE (right here) for an organization to to win up to $5K! Now, there are some excellent organizations on the list, but you can also check a box labeled “Other” and write one in yourself. That’s what I did. I voted for the Harbor Loop Concerts. “Why?” Well, for a number of reasons this 30-year-old tradition almost fizzled this summer. But due to the tireless efforts of organizer Bradley Royds, with a little help from Mayor Kirk and others at City Hall, they pulled it off — barely — and it was a wonderful summer of free music at Harbor Loop enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. I’d like to see this concert series secure for next year and what better way than by awarding it the top Bank Gloucester prize. Soooo …. if you agree, just go to https://www.bankgloucester.com/ballot, check the last box in the right hand column and write in “Harbor Loop Concerts” just like in the image below:
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So you think the Schooner Fest starts tomorrow? Think again. You’ve gotta consider a free concert at Harbor Loop right in the heart of Gloucester’s waterfront, as the beginning of Schooner Fest. (Complete Schooner Fest Schedule here. Henri Smith Tickets here)
Last year I saw crew coming off visiting schooners who were charmed by the Harbor Loop concert and astounded when I told them we have these every week. Thank you Bradley Royds!
So come on down to Harbor Loop tonight and party with one of the most creative local bands, What Time Is It Mr. Fox?
Music begins at 6:30pm with Piano Forte opening. Just in case you’ve never seen Mr. Fox, read this:
“Time has come for Mr. Fox”
- Barry Thompson, Boston Herald
“Catch him as his star rises”
- Adam Feldman, Time Out New York (Critic’s Pick)
“a triumph of mood and style, an unforgettable musical, theatrical and emotional experience.”
“can simmer in blues, tremble with high drama, and faint into a yawning croon”
- Michael Brodeur, Boston Phoenix
Wednesday, August 27th
Guest Host: BRADLEY ROYDS!!
10 people, 10,000 people… he performs the same. Bradley
Royds fills in for me as host this week at the Rhumb. Great
stuff! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Awesome food prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
…to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly
Join Cynthia Sweet and Peter Hoare as they host the second annual BAND CAMP/essex on their sprawling property in Essex, Massachusetts. This year’s event will take place a month earlier than last year and should allow for fun in the sun and a warmer night of camping.
BAND CAMP is a weekend of live music, fun friends, and camping that is not to be missed!
This year’s musical lineup will include Just Like Newman, The Joe Wilkins Band, Bradley Royds, Brian Jarvis and Chris Phillips.
Also, On Saturday afternoon, we will have a very special guest performance by Fozzie Hill. Fozzie doesn’t perform too often on Cape Ann, and when she does, she packs
them in, so we are honored to welcome her and introduce our campers to her! Fozzie will perform after 4pm.
Tickets are available through BrownPaperTickets.com, and just like last year, we have a suggested donation of $20. What does your donation cover, you ask?
1. Music – all musicians are paid. We believe that all musicians should be paid for performing, and what we are able to pay depends solely on how many people attend and how many actually make the suggested donation.
2. Beer – like last year, we will be providing a couple of kegs of beer.
3. Porta-Potties – there are a lot of people in one spot, so we make sure we have plenty of places to “go”.
4. Insurance – not glamorous, but a necessity.
5. Incidentals – like plates, napkins, condiments, ice, wood to build the stage, light rental, etc.
6. Fire extinguishers – since we are doing this in the middle of summer this year – and it has been dry – we need to provide several fire extinguishers where ever there are campfires.
You get the picture. It costs money to have fun.
It was a great night of music at the first Habor Loop Concert Series July 10, 2014~ Mamadou and The Jake Pardee Band
Beautiful evening, filled with expressive dancing, happy children, blues and world fusion music. The Jake Pardee band invited a special guest Dierdra Darrha to share her talent. She was very sweet performing a country kind of song. I believe the crowd was pleased. Many thanks to Bradley Royds all the sponsors that make this event possible. Especially the sound guys Frank Hawks and John Silveira. Looking forward to the next one.
Since we discovered the Larcom Theatre and produced our first concert there a year ago this weekend, Gloucester’s singer/ songwriter / multi-instrumentalist and ace sound man, Will Hunt has brought in his gear and, together with Bradley Royds, they’ve mixed our shows to wide acclaim (see a review here).
But Will’s kinda busy and needs his gear for other concerts, like The Nines @ Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse and The Toasters Concert Cruise. So we realized it was time to get new gear appropriate for the 550 seat theatre that we don’t have to keep moving in and out.
And we figured, if we’re going do it, we might as well do it right.
On Wednesday, Jon Coretto and his crew from WHB Concert Production (the people who revamped the sound at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom) installed the top of the line: Meyer M’elodie curvilinear array loudspeakers with 600-HP sub-woofers and Galileo system processor, Digidesign SC-48 console and 6 JBL VP 7212 MDP stage monitors.
Plus we have a 56 channel snake splitter for bands that want to make studio quality live recordings or simply MUST have their monitors mixed on stage.
Now if you don’t much care about all that techno-babble, just know this: IT SOUNDS AMAZING!
Seats are still available. The best ones are in the balcony. Get them here.
Feel free to thank them for the excellent job they do making sure the sound is perfect in every seat!
If you went to The Slide Brothers concert we presented on Saturday, you hopefully had a good time, but had no clue as to last-minute scrambling that went on. That’s because everyone involved is a pro — and that’s the way it should be. Today, we’d like to offer a special shout-out to some of the folks whose work made this event happen and let you peek behind the scenes just a bit.
The scrambling began a couple of days before the show when we learned The Slide Brothers were not going to be able to bring a drum kit. Mike Doyle happened to be at the theatre when we heard this, so he scooted down to Nate’s The Drum Shop North Shore on Rantoul St. and arrived back at the theatre in less than half an hour with a very nice sounding Premier kit in gorgeous white pearl, which you can see in the photo. Thanks MTD and Nate for making this happen so quickly.
Then, on the day of the show, we discover we need even more gear and everyone in the Michael Thomas Doyle band chipped in to lend The Slide Brothers all that was needed for their stellar performance. Thanks guys. You’re real pros.
That performance relied, in good measure, on the expert talents of our sound crew, led by Will Hunt, who spent half of Friday drilling through a brick wall in order to hide the snake.
Perhaps the last person ever to get any credit for his hard work is the guy in the light booth, which for this concert — and for Allen Estes, was Inge Berge, whose artistic lighting enhanced both performances. And when Calvin Cooke (the B.B. King of Slide Guitar) told Inge to raise the house lights for a gospel tune so it would feel more like a church, he obliged gracefully and then returned the theatre to a performance feel with class and style.
You’ll notice that most of these people are from Gloucester and all are from Boston’s North Shore. We are terribly grateful to live in a place so full of talented professionals!
Join Bradley Royds for an afternoon on live music on the Essex River at the Riverside Bistro from 3 to 6pm. The performance will take place outside on Cape Ann’s best waterside deck.
Enjoy one of the Riverside Bistro’s specialty drink list and their all-new sushi bar while listening to the tune of Bradley Royds.
Benefit for Boston…with John Jerome, Bradley Royds and more….Bring your peeps and have some fun while raising money for Boston
Then catch the Local Music Seen with Allen Estes 2011 Christmas Special at 11pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 (originally aired last year) featuring Dan King, Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan, Ann Marie, Bradley Royds, Inge Berge, Chelsea Berry, Dave Sag, Courtney Reid and Allen’s son Dylan Estes. Here’s a video of many of the performers singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town. (see more air times here)
Of course, there’s lots of other excellent music in town (not necessarily Christmas — see full schedule here), including Dennis Monagle with Marina Evans, Joe Cardoza and Dave Brown at Minglewood Tavern starting at 9pm.
Why the (s)? Watch the video and see how long it takes you to figure it out. If you don’t get it after 20 seconds, have another cup of coffee . . .
Kenny will be at the Gloucester Blues Festival. It won’t be long before the sun heats things up around here and you’ll be at the beach, Fiesta, whatever … where you might forget that you can save $12 by getting tickets ahead of time, so get tickets now and stop worrying.
If you don’t remember who’s playing, click here for our video introducing the performers.
Our local music scene is already hot with 10 live music choices tonight (more really, because Nights on the Neck alone has 6 live shows between 5 and 8:45 and we only list them once — see their full schedule here).
And let’s not forget Bradley Royds begins his Thursday Night Series at Giuseppe’s.
We’ve been getting new listings all week long so click here to see the new updated music lineup.
Beauport Anthology – Dramatic monologues of Gloucester’s colorful characters 1600 – 1900. (Cast of 9) – Gordon Baird (photo above), David Adams, Jay DiPrima, Jim Buhrendorf, Bradley Royds, Talia Brown, Nora Messier, Tina Greel, Duncan Nelson – from Masconnomet to Blackburn.
9:00pm – Dog Bar was packed. Chelsea Berry was setting up for a night of music promoting her new CD. With a keen sense of humor and bluntness, the singer-songwriter kept the audience entertained for hours. She sang her own songs as well as covers that were meaningful to her. More than once, the only sound in the room was Chelsea’s incredible music. Her cover of Susan Werner’s “May I Suggest” brought tears to many listeners’ eyes. She invited Pete Lindberg, Bradley Royds and a cast of others to round out the night. What a show!
Go listen for yourself at the Rhumb Line around 7:30 Sunday night where she’ll be playing with friend and cohort Pete Lindberg. You’ll be glad you did.
You can read more about Chelsea in Mike Lindberg’s (Pete’s dad) post here on GMG.