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Iconic band The Zombies to play the Narrows Center in Fall River, MA

When it comes to influential 60s bands,iconic British rock legends The Zombies are right at the top with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys. With their recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the band is celebrating this achievement with a special summer tour that will stop at the Narrows Center in Fall River, MA, on August 27th at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets HERE.

The Zombies is still led by founding members Colin Blunstone (vocals) and Rod Argent (keyboards), alongside Steve Rodford on drums, renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey, and new member, Søren Koch, who joined the band following the untimely passing of The Zombies’ beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of Argent and The Kinks) in early 2018.

The Zombies scored U.S. hits in the mid- and late-1960s with “Time of the Season,” “She’s Not There,” and “Tell Her No.” Their 1968 album “Odessey & Oracle” is ranked 100 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant,” take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits…their 1968 masterpiece ‘Odessey & Oracle”…post-Zombies solo favorites such as Argent’s “Hold Your Head Up”…right to today with “Still Got That Hunger.”

The Zombies are also cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time. Billy Joel, Paul Weller, and the band Badly Drawn Boy are just some of the artists that have been influenced by The Zombies. Their songs are covered regularly by artists such as Beck and Belle and Sebastian and have been used in numerous film and TV shows, including “The Conjuring” and “The Simpsons.” Aside from The Beatles and perhaps The Beach Boys, no mid-’60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of The Zombies.

The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass. Tickets can  be purchased online by clicking HERE or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and during show times.

Comedian Jim Breuer of SNL and Half-Baked coming to the Narrows in Fall River

Jim Breuer (Photo by Greg Pallante)
Jim Breuer (Photo by Greg Pallante)

FALL RIVER – Popular stand-up comedian Jim Breuer, known best for his time on Saturday Night Live as “goat boy” in the 1990s and for his role in the movie Half Baked, will be at the Narrows Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 24, 2015. With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Purchase tickets HERE.

Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. In addition to keeping busy on his current comedy tour, Breuer can be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show “Fridays with Breuer,” featuring guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby and Jeff Foxworthy.

Following his success as “goat boy” on Saturday Night Live, Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite Half Baked. He has since appeared in the popular films Zookeeper, Titan A.E., and Beer League. On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV’s popular Beach House and VH1’s Web Junk 20 and appeared on countless TV shows. Breuer is also a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show.

Breuer’s recent work is much different than his time on Saturday Night Live, focusing more on family and personal experiences, but equally as hysterical.

The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street. Tickets to his show can be purchased online at http://www.narrowscenter.org or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

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Paul Bielatowicz & Simon Fitzpatrick to perform mind blowing night of music

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Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Band guitarist Paul Bielatowicz, along with Legacy bandmate, bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, will bring their musical virtuosity to the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Mass., on Saturday, Dec. 20th. They will be joined on stage by percussionist Matt Demick, of Barrington, R.I. Tickets can be purchased HERE for only $20.

The trio will perform many songs from Bielatowicz’s solo CD Preludes & Etudes, a representation of the electric guitar as a classical instrument, as well as many of classical music’s most challenging showpieces and some surprising classic rock songs.

Bielatowicz has toured the world as a member of both the Carl Palmer Band (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) and Neal Morse’s solo band (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic), as well as appearing on recordings by Paul Gilbert, Mike Portnoy, Randy George and many others. Bielatowicz has also been a regular contributor for several music magazines, most notably writing a regular column for Guitarist Magazine and other UK based publications, where he has interviewed such amazing musicians as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, among others, as well as providing transcriptions for Guitar Techniques magazine.

UK bassist Simon Fitzpatrick has toured and recorded with Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Joe Lynn-Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Kee Marcello (Europe) and Michael Hill (B.B. King) among others. Not content with simply being in the background, Fitzpatrick has always tried to take bass guitar playing as far as possible. Using all six strings of his extended range instrument, he performs as a lead player, a soloist or polyphonic accompanist. He has recently released his debut solo bass guitar album, Reflections, in which he uses his virtuoso technique to recreate a wide variety of pieces and styles, ranging from classical to classic rock, on one single instrument. You’ve never seen a bass guitar played like this before.

The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.narrowscenter.org, by calling the box office at 508-324-1926, or in person at the venue.

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Former Live vocalist to celebrate 20th anniversary of ‘Throwing Copper’ at Narrows in Fall River, Mass.

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Ed Kowalczyk, the songwriter and former lead singer of the multi-platinum rock band Live, announces the first leg of his Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour. The trek, which hits the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Mass., on Feb. 5, 2015, will have Kowalczyk appear onstage with a new unplugged production. Purchase tickets HERE.

Kowalczyk has built one of rock’s most impressive resumes. His band, Live, became one of the most successful and enduring alternative bands of the last twenty years, selling more than 20 million albums worldwide. He and Live also created an emotional, radiant collection of songs with 1994’s Throwing Copper, and the set helped make Live one of the most celebrated rock bands of the decade.

Among Live’s catalogue are some of alternative rock’s most iconic hits, including “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling the Drama”, “The Dolphin’s Cry”, “Overcome” and “Heaven” – many of which have been responsible for shaping the musical landscape for alternative rock around the globe.

For his newest creative offering, the Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour, Kowalczyk will perform a breathtaking acoustic set that celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal Live album, along with a few surprises.

“I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production,” said Kowalczyk. “Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!”

The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass. Tickets can be purchased online HERE, by calling the box office at 508-324-1926, or in person at the venue.

 

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“Star for the Bay” performance video contest launched

Photo - Buzz Bay StarDo you have a talent you want the world to see? Are you a star, waiting to be discovered?

Here’s your chance to show the world what you’ve got!

The Buzzards Bay Film Festival and JKB Entertainment Group are inviting musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, and any one who wants to show their talent to enter “Star for the Bay,” a  performance video contest held every three weeks from July 3 until the end of summer. 

You are invited to submit 60-second cell phone videos of yourself or your friends showing off what you’ve got: great songs, hot dance steps, guitar solos, great jokes, your band’s catchiest tunes or any talent you think might win.

Rules

1. Your video must be shot in the Buzzards Bay watershed, or have Buzzards Bay as its subject (You can see the watershed on this map)

2. Your video must be shot on a cell phone.

3. Your video must be 60 seconds or less in length.

Prizes!

A pair of free tickets to one of these JKB Entertainment Group concerts:

Aug. 6 — The Zombies (featuring Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent) at Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA

Aug. 10 — King’s X at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH

Oct. 10 — Rusted Root at Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA

Oct. 11 — Howie Day with Ayla Brown at Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, MA

Nov. 22 — Cheryl Wheeler at Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, MA

Dec. 11 — Adrian Belew Power Trio at Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA

Plus:

If your video has more votes than all the videos submitted that week, you’ll win one of our weekly Shoot the Summer 2014 cell phone video awards of a Gift Certificate from your choice of one of five Bay watershed businesses: 

  • New Bedford’s Rose Alley Pub
  • Quicks Hole restaurant in Woods Hole
  • Ryan Family Amusements in Bourne and Falmouth
  • Wareham’s Kool Kone
  • Salvador’s Ice Cream in South Dartmouth.

Plus:

You’ll have a chance to win a $1,000 Grand Prize and a GoPro camera for the best videos of the summer! 

How to Enter:

Contestants can email their entries to the Festival at summer@buzzbayff.com or through the Festival’s Facebook Page @BuzzardsBayFilmFest, or at our Facebook app here.

When to Enter:

Star for the Bay competitions will start on:

Thursday, July 3.

Thursday July 24

Thursday August 14

Thursday September 4

Submissions open those Thursdays. At the noon on the following Monday, submissions close and voting starts. Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday, and the winner will be announced on the following Thursday.

How to Win?

The winners will be chosen through Facebook and email votes. So spread the word and have your friends watch your video and vote on our Facebook Page @BuzzBayFilmFestival, or (link) or send in their vote to summer@buzzbayff.com.

Further Shoot the Summer 2014 contest details can be found at BuzzardsBayFilmFestival.org.

Adrian Belew Power Trio coming to Fall River, Mass.

Adrian Belew
Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew, former vocalist and guitarist for King Crimson, is bringing his Power Trio to the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Mass., where the audience will get a chance to see him in an intimate setting. In addition to brand new material, the live show will feature classics from Belew’s many solo albums, spirited improvisation, King Crimson favorites, and special solo moments by Belew. Purchase tickets HERE.

Belew, a pioneering guitarist, composer, vocalist, and electronic artist, will be performing at the Narrows as part of a three-month long U.S. tour on Dec.11th in a show that will start at 8 p.m.

Besides Belew, the Power Trio features virtuoso musicians Julie Slick on bass and Tobias Ralph on drums. No one plays their instruments like this band and this show will rock the Narrows with a burning performance.

Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he joined Frank Zappa’s band in 1977. His signature tones and influences are all over Zappa’s movie “Baby Snakes” as well as his biggest-selling album “Sheik Yerbouti.” His musical use of effects and whammy bar remains unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on scores of guitarists.

From the late 70s to today, Belew has been on a wild ride through countless tours and albums with David Bowie, The Talking Heads, Paul Simon, and Nine Inch Nails, with whom he has appeared on three CDs. Furthermore, he was the guitarist, songwriter and frontman for King Crimson for over 30 years and an accomplished solo artist, releasing over 20 solo records that pushed sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity.

As a special treat for the Narrows audience, the Adrian Belew Power Trio will do a post-show meet and greet with all ticket buyers in the main lobby.

Tickets for this show are on-sale now through the venue’s website, narrowscenter.org, or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926.

The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass. Parking is free.

Influential rock group The Zombies to play the Narrows

The Zombies (Photo by Leo Cinicolo)
The Zombies (Photo by Leo Cinicolo)

When it comes to influential 60s bands, legendary British Invasion innovators The Zombies are right at the top with The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Now, 52 years after their formation, The Zombies, featuring original members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, are making their debut appearance at the Narrows Center for the Arts with a special full band performance on August 6th at 8 p.m.

Founded by Blunstone and Argent in 1962, The Zombies scored hits in the U.S. with “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No,” and “Time of the Season.” Their 1968 album, “Odessey and Oracle,” is considered one of rock’s greatest albums, ranking 80 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The Zombies are also cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time. Billy Joel, Paul Weller, and the band Badly Drawn Boy are just some of the artists that have been influenced by The Zombies. Their songs are covered regularly by artists such as Beck and Belle and Sebastian and have been used in numerous film and TV shows, including “The Conjuring” and “The Simpsons.” Aside from The Beatles and perhaps The Beach Boys, no mid-’60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of The Zombies.

For this special performance, The Zombies will be performing almost every single gem from “Odessey and Oracle,” fan favorites, and hits from Blunstone and Argent’s solo careers, including the top 5 U.S. and U.K. hit “Hold Your Head Up.” This is a concert not to be missed.

Tickets to The Zombies can be purchased online at http://www.narrowscenter.org or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. A limited number of VIP tickets that includes a meet and greet, photo op, and signing with Blunstone and Argent are also on-sale for an additional fee. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and during show times.