Three New Shows Booked in Londonderry this Week!

Feb 07, 2012 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

Happy Wednesday! Bummer about the Patriots game this past Sunday (unless you’re a Giants fan, that is). Well, at least the nachos were good and the beer was cold.

Voting for HIPPO MAGAZINE’s Best of 2012 has started. Please fill out the survey link and VOTE FOR US! In particular, questions #85 (Best Spot For Comedy) and #86 (Best Music Venue) apply to us.

If you’re looking for JIM MESSINA tickets, get them soon. This show is selling very fast and probably will be sold out before you know it.

Looking for something cheap to do this weekend? Want a nice surprise? Think about attending our Saturday show with LIZ FRAME and THE KICKERS. Yeah, I know you haven’t heard of this band before. That’s the point.

I’m psyched about the PSYCHEDELIC FURS show that we just booked. We did this show a few years ago. It was simply amazing. Anyone who attended the WISHBONE ASH show last year will be glad to see this one added to our schedule too. That was another great one. Gotta love the 70’s rock bands. After all, they were defining rock and roll back then!

We booked THREE new shows this week!


As always, thanks for supporting Tupelo Music Hall!

“It’s All About the Music!”


This Week
DEBBIE DAVIES – Only 50 tickets remain!
SUZANNE VEGA – Selling Fast!
JOHN WAITE – Selling Fast!
JIM MESSINA – Selling Fast!
KARLA BONOFF – Only 40 tickets remain!

This Week
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960’s, Debbie Davies immersed herself in classic blues and R&B and became captivated by the sounds of the British blues-rock bands, particularly the electric guitar of Eric Clapton. She picked up an electric guitar and pursued her dream with the passion of an artist and the soul of a rebel. Debbie cut her teeth playing in blues and rock’n’roll bands in the San Francisco Bay area before returning to Los Angeles in 1984, where she landed the lead guitar spot in an all-female band led by wife of British blues pioneer John Mayall. In 1988 she was recruited by Albert Collins to join the Ice Breakers and for the next three years she was a featured guitarist performing behind one of the most innovative bluesmen of all time. “I stepped through a door into the real blues world when I joined Albert’s band,” Davies says. Since leaving Albert’s band in 1991, Debbie has struck out on her own, earning the love and respect of her peers and a worldwide fan base. She has released 11 CDs, been honored with countless nominations and a Blues Music (WC Handy) Award, and continues to grow as one of the world’s outstanding blues players.

Liz Frame wrote her first song at age nine, and has been performing her own brand of rootsy Americana music since her early teens. She spent her childhood listening to the artists her parents loved – Jimmie Rogers, The Weavers, B.B. King, Elvis Presley – to name just a few, absorbing their sounds and ultimately allowing them to influence her own. At fourteen she picked up the guitar and has been hooked on the process of making music ever since.
In the early 80’s and into the 90’s, she began seriously pursuing a career in music, becoming an active member of the country music/rockabilly scene in Boston. Fronting her own band, she garnered serious interest from both major and independent record labels during this time, but ultimately decided against the rigors of the business to concentrate on family. Now that her daughter is grown, she is once again free to pursue what she loves most – making infectious, heart-felt and at times raucous music that appeals to everyone from eight to eighty!
Today Ms. Frame is backed live by her band, the Kickers, a group of talented friends whose raw, acoustic sound and sweet harmonies help to deliver Ms. Frame’s material with distinction.

Artist, musician, and pioneering band leader Commander Cody helped invent a whole new style of music during the early 70’s, a period regarded as the height of rock innovation. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were one of the original groups to fuse divergent strains of American Roots Music-stripped down basic rock and roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, bop, country, western swing, and rockabilly-and create an innovative, yet familiar and convincing sound.

New Bookings
If you sit and talk to many of the alternative rock artists dominating today’s music, you’ll find that many of them pay homage to the The Psychedelic Furs. Led by front man and songwriter Richard Butler, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums and spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD.
These days, the band continues to tour around the world. The current Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).

Ira Proctor is a Boston based comedian that has performed from Las Vegas to Afghanistan and virtually everywhere in between. He recently showcased to rave revues at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, was featured on the Today Show, and finished his second season of NESN’s Comedy All-Stars. He’s the Boston winner of Sierra Mist’s “Next Great Comic Search,” become a fixture in the Boston Comedy Festival, and has appeared in Comedy Central’s “Laugh Riots.”
Jon Fisch is a Boston comedian who has relocated to New York and has taken the Big Apple by storm appearing in every prestigious Gotham comedy and recently appeared on the David Letterman Show as well as having been seen on Last Comic Standing 4, where he was the New York City Capital One Audience Favorite. Fisch has also been seen on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, was invited to perform at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and is a host of 3 Men and a Chick Flick on the WE network.

Wishbone Ash is a British rock band who achieved success in the early and mid-1970s. Their popular records included Wishbone Ash, Argus, There’s the Rub , and New England. They were one of the first of many bands to come who used twin lead guitars.
Wishbone Ash is considered to be one of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format. Their contributions helped in Powell and Turner being voted “Two Of The Ten Most Important Guitarists In Rock History” (Traffic magazine 1989), and part of the “Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time” (Rolling Stone). Melody Maker (1972) described Ted Turner and Andy Powell as “the most interesting two guitar team since the days when Beck and Page graced The Yardbirds”.

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About the author

Scott Hayward is a Derry native who graduated from Pinkerton Academy and Wake Forest University, where he majored in English. While working as a financial planner and looking for investment property in 2004, he came across a building for sale in Londonderry. Then called The Muse, Hayward attended a performance and knew immediately what he wanted to do. After purchasing and doing a major remodeling of the facility, while learning as much as possible about the music business, he opened Tupelo Music Hall on September 11, 2004. Tupelo has since become a huge hit with both music lovers and the many artists who take the stage. The venue has received much critical acclaim and has grown each year in number of performances, attendance, and revenue. Hayward credits the success of the venue to the guiding principles of the business; to present top-flight artists in an intimate and comfortable environment with excellent acoustics and first-class sound reproduction, and to provide a memorable experience for the audience and for the artist. In October 2010, Hayward opened a second Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont, using the Londonderry model. He also operates Tupelo Venue Management, a company providing consulting, booking, and management services to other music venues.
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