Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler: Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (Moe.), Glenn McClelland (Ween), Roosevelt Collier, James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Gerald Veasley, Sonni Shine, Wil Schade (Darla) & Nik Greeley

Blockley Reunion: Commemorating 5 years since 12/29/13

Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler: Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico (Moe.), Glenn McClelland (Ween), Roosevelt Collier, James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Gerald Veasley, Sonni Shine, Wil Schade (Darla) & Nik Greeley

Darla, The Underwater Sounds, The Blockley Happy Hour: 7-9 PM

Dec 29 2018 · Sat

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

$20 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $35 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler
Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler
Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler takes audiences & musicians alike on a wild improvisational ride- 100% of the show is created on the fly, with interplay among the world's best musical talent and synergy created through Butler's cues and direction. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

Matt & EO have recruited players from the Grateful Dead, Phish, Dead & Company, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers, Furthur, Gov’t Mule, String Cheese, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, and many many more. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions. Audience participation is required!
Darla
Darla
Darla is a 7-piece instrumental band from Philadelphia. Since forming in 2014, the group has honed their palette of funk and rock grooves, drawing from their origins in the Philadelphia DIY basement scene and influences of 1970s funk and fusion. The Darla sound is an accessible one—free from over-complication and over-indulgence. Fronted by saxophonists Wil Schade and David Bartler, the duo acts as the vocal core of the group, layering catchy melodies atop the methodical, feel-focused rhythm section of Michael Morrongiello (bass), Brendan Monahan (guitar), Jake Held (baritone guitar), Kosta Johnson (keys), and Richard Straub (drums). This talented group of non-conservatory musicians gets every crowd in the dancing mood with their raw, unpolished energy.

Darla has shared the stage with the likes of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, KNOWER, The Disco Biscuits, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Kamasi Washington, Bill Laurance, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles. The band works closely with the legendary engineer and member of The Butcher Brothers, Phil Nicolo (Ms. Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, BonJovi, Bob Dylan) of Phil’s Records.
The Underwater Sounds
The Underwater Sounds
The energy - and history - of reggae, funk, and jazz inspire THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS to create a listening experience that alternates between moments of psychedelic improvisation and deep groove. Formed in Philadelphia in 2009 and fronted by singer-songwriter Sonni Shine, this 5-piece takes an unconventional approach while incorporating captivating female vocals and conscious lyrics.

THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS play regularly in their home city of Philadelphia, PA at venues such as The Blockley, World Café Live, the TLA, North Star Bar and Underground Arts. Since 2010, the band has helped to produce the music festival May Flora Fest, and has toured throughout the East Coast, remaining completely DIY in their efforts. In 2014 they released their 3rd studio album, which continues to develop their signature sound: rhythms influenced by reggae and world music, topped with soulful vocal melodies.

With performances that are always fresh and ambitious, THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS strive to keep their crowd moving and surprise them regularly with a variety of styles and unexpected covers. It’s a genuine message of love that has propelled them to share the stage as direct support with the likes of Groundation, John Brown’s Body, Snarky Puppy, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Orgone, Pimps of Joytime, The Slackers, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, The Heavy Pets, Zach Deputy, and many more. While keeping their feet grounded in the roots of reggae music, THE UNDERWATER SOUNDS consistently deliver authentic and unique performances.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com