S.O.N.G. & Celebration

Supporting Orphans Nationally & Globally (S.O.N.G., Inc.) presents

S.O.N.G. & Celebration

Roomful Of Blues, Peter J. Newland & Radio X, Mitch Chakour

Sat · July 28, 2018

Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35.00 - $80.00

An evening of fantastic music, dancing, and sharing to benefit orphaned children 

Time Doors Open:

Doors open for Cocktail Reception for Sponsors and Dinner Patrons in Washburn Hall: 5:30PM.

Doors open for Sponsors and Dinner Patrons in the Great Hall: 6:15PM.

Doors open for Reserved Table Seating (no dinner) and Reserved Balcony Seating in the Great Hall:  7:15PM.

Roomful of Blues on stage @ 8PM

Peter J. Newland & Radio X with special guest Mitch Chakour on stage @ 10:00PM 

Parties of eight can reserve a table provided all tickets are purchased at one time.

http://www.supportingorphans.org/

 

Sponsorships are available by contacting Wally Connor, Executive Director, S.O.N.G., Inc. at wally@supportingorphans.org or by calling 413-813-8100.

 

Roomful Of Blues
Roomful Of Blues
For the last 50 Years Roomful of Blues has become legendary in the Blues World. Roomful has toured the world and recorded over 25 albums. With five Grammy nominations and a slew of music awards and accolades Roomful has become a recognized leader in their genre.
Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with newer members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Chris Anzalone, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and longtime members baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille , Roomful keeps on rockin’ in 2018.

“Roomful of Blues blows ’em out of the door . . . the hottest, most solid and wonderfully entertaining band of its type around.”
—San Francisco Examiner
"Excellent...marvelous wall-to-wall grooves between the wicked guitar work and the brassy horn section, things never stop swinging." - USA TODAY

"Irresistible on the dance floor..." - Mademoiselle
Roomful Of Blues
Roomful Of Blues
For the last 50 Years Roomful of Blues has become legendary in the Blues World. Roomful has toured the world and recorded over 25 albums. With five Grammy nominations and a slew of music awards and accolades Roomful has become a recognized leader in their genre.
Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with newer members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Chris Anzalone, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and longtime members baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille , Roomful keeps on rockin’ in 2018.

“Roomful of Blues blows ’em out of the door . . . the hottest, most solid and wonderfully entertaining band of its type around.”
—San Francisco Examiner
"Excellent...marvelous wall-to-wall grooves between the wicked guitar work and the brassy horn section, things never stop swinging." - USA TODAY

"Irresistible on the dance floor..." - Mademoiselle
Peter J. Newland & Radio X
Peter J. Newland & Radio X
"Peter J. Newland & RadioX" BIO:

In 1968, vocalist and songwriter Peter J. Newland, with guitarists Michael Benson and Jim Kaminski, bassist Guy DeVito, and drummer William Benjamin, created a musical entity known as FAT. In an era when most bands were playing top 40 covers, FAT began writing original music. They were soon signed to RCA records, and they continue to play annual reunions in western Massachusetts to this day. In 1985, Peter moved to Nashville and worked as staff writer for Paul Overstreet and Fitzgerald/Hartley. He had songs cut by Hank Williams Jr., Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, and others. Peter moved back to Springfield, Mass. in 2002, and has founded The RadioX Band, performing his original music, as well as adaptations of their favorite artists including Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, and others.

Peter is joined by Mark pappas on guitar; John O'Boyle, bass; Ralph Whittle, keyboards; and Tim Smith on drums.
Mitch Chakour
Mitch Chakour
Mitch Chakour is a keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist, song-writer and arranger. Mitch was Joe Cocker’s music director, keyboardist and vocalist in the 70’s and 80’s. He has toured with The J. Geils Band singing with Peter Wolf, opening the House of Blues and performing at Fenway Park in Boston along with Aerosmith. He played in the house band for Joe’s Place in Boston early in his career, where he played with the best of the blues: Howling Wolf, Big Momma Thornton, Hubert Sumlin, Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Freddie King and many other blues’ greats. He has a diverse resume that includes dates with B.B. King, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Chuck Berry, Buddy Miles, Matt Guitar Murphy, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Peter Wolf and he also is a member of Shaboo Allstars, whose members have played with Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner and other well-known artists and bands. Mitch’s Mission Band was an acclaimed regional band for many years. Recently he has arranged songs and performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Massachusetts Symphony. Other musical endeavors include house band for the television show, Community Auditions music director for Majestic Theater, New Century Theater and Pioneer Valley. Mitch’s skillful, funky keyboard and guitar stylings, his soulful voice and charismatic stage presence connects with the audience in a deeply moving and authentic way….
Venue Information:
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608
http://www.mechanicshall.org/