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Benefit Event: TEMPEST at Oak & Velvet w Opening by Royal Scottish Dancers

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$20

ABOUT THIS EVENT:

This is a special event with the electric Celtic Rock band from California, TEMPEST!

This is a benefit concert. We are raising funds for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, our neighbors at St.Vincent de Paul, Middletown and our own community arts programming!

Besides the incredibly lively music of Tempest, we’ll have games, food, beverages and fun and a special opening performance by the Royal Scottish County Dance Society of New Haven!

Thanks to Oak & VelvetSpoke and Spy Ciderworks and Middlesex Music Academy for sponsoring this event.

Come taste the new brew of hard apple cider and see the beautiful showroom of Oak and Velvet in the renovated former Remington Rand Building, newly named Robert M. Keating Historical Enterprise Park.

LOCATION:

This event will be held in the beautiful space of Oak & Velvet Fine Upholsters at 180 Johnson Street. Plenty of free parking and lots of room to dance! If you need wheelchair assistance please call ahead.

WHO IS TEMPEST?

Tempest:
• Lief Sorbye – Vocals, Mando Guitar, Acoustic & Electric Mandolines
• Adolfo Lazo – Drums
• Ab Menon – Guitars
• Kathy Buys – Fiddle
• Josh Fossgreen – Bass

(Bio below)

Sample video of the band: https://youtu.be/aflI7TUjGw8

Band’s Website

RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY:

TEMPEST BIO:

The last 27 years have seen Tempest release nine critically acclaimed CDs on Magna Carta, and play more than 2,000 gigs. 2016 will see Tempest continue touring and bringing their Celtodelic Rock to their established and new fans while supporting their new album, “The Tracks We Leave”, on Magna Carta Records.

Tempest were inspired by a Dakota Sioux proverb on the “The Tracks We Leave”, which has triple references to the environmental, spiritual and musical tracks we leave upon the world we live in.

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest’s over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest’s music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest’s finest record to date.
Lief Sorbye, the founder of Tempest, has introduced unusual instruments into their own blend of world folk music. Keeping the spirits of the audience and the band uplifted through energetic and entertaining performances that span the spectrum from Celtic and Folk Festivals to Rock Clubs has always been the ultimate goal for Tempest.

TEMPEST SOCIAL MEDIA:

Tempest website: www.tempestmusic.com

Tempest Facebook: www.facebook.com/TempestCelticRock/

Tempest YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/tempestcelticrock

THE OAK AND VELVET MEDIA:

website: www.oakandvelvet.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OakAndVelvet/

Twitter: twitter.com/OakandVelvet

Instagram: www.instagram.com/oakandvelvet/

THE OAK AND VELVET IMAGES:

 

ABOUT THE Remington Rand Building:

The two-story, 1,000-foot-long converted building has had a lively business heritage. Finished in 1896, it housed the Keatings Wheel Factory. It broke ground as the first totally electrical factory in the United States working closely with Thomas Edison. Winning first place was in its DNA Keating was awarded title for the first U.S. patent on a motorized bicycle in 1901 soon to be called a motorcycle. Harley-Davidson trailed by two years in 1903. A few more iconic businesses made Johnson Street home, like Remington Typewriter.

 

Royal Scottish County Dance Society, New Haven Branch. There are five classes in Connecticut–in Windsor, New Haven, Middletown, Wilton, and Mystic. Scottish Country Dance is social dancing and can be found throughout the world including such far flung places as Russia and China.
The Dancers are:
Barbara List
Ken Way
Everett Munro
Hillary Stevens
Catriona MacAuslan
Elizabeth Muir
Steve Rice

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$20

Organizer

The Buttonwood Tree
Phone:
(860) 347-4957
Email:
thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com
Website:
http://buttonwood.org/

Venue

Oak & Velvet
180 Johnson St
Middletown, CT United States
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