Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th St NW
Friday December 13, 10:00 pm – 1:30 am
Bees Deluxe is a blues-rooted, jazz-inspired, funk-infused band from Boston. Hellbent on a mission to drag the music of Chicago in the 60’s and the Blue Note catalog kicking and screaming into the 21st century. They’ve won over audiences from Maine to the Mississippi with their arresting and highly danceable originals and their innovative interpretation of less-travelled tunes by artists like Etta James, Joe Zawinul, J.B. Lenoir, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Albert Collins and the three Kings.
The band is a four-piece band led by British guitar monster Conrad Warre and features Carol Band on keyboards, harmonica & vocals, Allyn Dorr bass & vocals, Paul Giovine on drums & percussion. The musicians each bring their unique experience to bear. Band was recruited from jazz bands that were playing the Boston circuit, notably at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge. Dorr (known as “Aldo”) has played the blues with almost every notable area blues band including a stint in Jamaica as a reggae artist. Giovine was found playing rock and roll in a variety of punk rock clubs in Allston, Cambridge and Jamaica Plain. Warre, born in London, was in a high-school band with Paul Kossoff (of Free), toured with the English Beat and the Joe Jackson Band. He migrated to New York where he became a regular performer at the legendary CBGB’s. In Boston, he assembled Bees Deluxe, to pay homage to the music he fell in love with while touring Europe and playing historic London venues like the Rainbow Theatre and the Moonlight Club. Bees Deluxe recently released their album “mouthful of blues” containing some originals some lesser known rearranged classic songs co-produced by Joe Egan and Warre.
See what the buzz is all about. Check out the new Bees Deluxe album, “Mouthful of Bees,” at www.beesdeluxe.com.
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Aria Velz is a director, TikToker, and Lesbian Media Enthusiast based in the D.C. area. On November 2nd, she sat down with me to talk about it all, from her latest production at Olney Theatre Center to the things that lead to her little corner on TikTok.
On October 29th, Olney Theatre Center wrapped its run of Prince Gomolvilas’ ‘The Brothers Paranormal.’ The disconcerting, borderline terrifying production was co-directed by Olney’s Senior Associate Artistic Director, Hallie Gordon, and Velz herself. The show was one of the spookiest times I have had in a theatre in quite some time. It was evident that the show was a well researched labor of love.