New to THELMA, Hot & Dirty Brass Band!
Nominated for 2018 New Artist of the Year, it’s the Hot & Dirty Brass Band! When the house lights go down and the stage lights come up… it’s time to get Hot & Dirty! Hot & Dirty is not your traditional brass band! Influenced by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Bonerama, and modern-day brass bands, the Hot & Dirty Players bring the party wherever they go. The high-energy brass will keep you shakin’ all you got, all night long! Just remember our name in the morning, The Hot and Dirty! They have a passion for music and an obsession with brass.
Michael Clobes plays the trombone and does vocals. Kevin Klemme plays the trumpet and does vocals. John Vollmar plays the tenor Sax and does vocals. Kyle Samuelson plays the sousaphone. Matt Cordier plays the drums.
For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/hot-and-dirty-brass-band-11-thursdays-of-summer/.
Don’t miss this THELMA favorite!
Copper Box was nominated for 2018 Folk/Celtic Artist of the year.
Danny Jerabek (accordion, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both are nominated for 2018 Reeds/Brass Award. Both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Once in their teens, they crossed paths again and eventually realized they were meant to be together. They started writing songs and formed a band and the rest is history!
The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Dave Chyla (bass, guitar).
Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it. Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, INC.
For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/copper-box-11-thursdays-of-summer/.
Unity Band is an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. They have been nominated for 2018 Artist of the year and 2018 WAMI winner of World/Reggae/Ska/Latin. Their intense touring schedule of varied venues around the Midwest has honed an interactive outdoor stage show with positive party vibes and the knack for drawing club crowds into the irie groove.
They treat fans to original music blending with influences of roots, rock, blues, funk and reggae into their own unique sound. Fronted with island-smooth energetic confidence by Kai “Pita” Katobalavu on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, the band’s talents includes the smooth bass lines of Tim Perkins, Anthony Robert Bessen laid-back guitar riffs and vocals, the cool intensity of Logan Pier on keyboards and innovative steady ease of Kelvin Ayres behind the drum set.
For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/unity-11-thursdays-of-summer/.
Welcoming back to THELMA – the Milwaukee based Marcell Guyton & the Rhythm Kings are a band like no other. They have entertained throughout the Midwest for over the twenty years. Featuring several WAMI award winning musicians, they always put their audience first. Night after night the Rhythm King’s music does the talkin’.
Marcel Guyton plays the keys and vox. Lon Wall plays the drums and vox. Phil Marich plays the bass and vox. Lyonal Jemison plays the guitar and vox.
For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/marcell-guyton-the-rhythm-kings-fondue-fest-finale/.