Concert promises a trip back to the days of big-band swing
WHAT: “Sentimental Journey” big-band era concert
WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Sat., July 13
WHERE: Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Rd.
Take a “Sentimental Journey” with three local professional musicians during a special concert planned for Saturday, July 13.
The trio — made up of Carol Rose, Dave McLean and Tom Keogh — has planned a show to feature several famous hits of the big-band era, sure to elicit fond memories. Listen and dance to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “In the Mood,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and 40-plus more recognizable standards. Miller, Dorsey, Goodman, Sinatra, Clooney, Smith, Cole and The Andrew Sisters will be represented.
“It’s all feel-good music,” said McLean who sings and plays keyboard.
The group performed this show to a full house at the VFW last year, where it was a hit, McLean said.
You many wonder how three performers can conjure up that big-band sound.
“We have four pianos on stage. You’ll swear there’s a 30-piece band on stage,” McLean said, adding that the wonders of technology help to create the effect of a big production.
McLean, Keogh and Rose, a retired Vegas country singer, sing solo pieces and they come together for three-part harmonies on many songs. Prior to each song, the band members share some background behind the tune and little known facts.
“Everybody is usually surprised at the history,” McLean said.
The concert will be held at the Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Rd., and is open to the public. The cost is $10/person.
Period attire is welcome, and dancing on the lodge’s large beautiful wooden dance floor is encouraged.
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