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Matt Griswold at Green’s Tavern

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Matt G will have Green’s Tavern Rockin’ Friday November 16th with Clive Marsh & Donnell Summerville, Jr.

Matt Griswold is a self-taught musician and songwriter based in Lilburn, GA. Matt’s journey in music began on Christmas Day 2005. While expelled from high school, Matt’s mother noticed the amount of time he spent in his bedroom performing to himself and bought him a $100 Jackson guitar from a local music shop. From the day he received the guitar he began to play daily, teaching himself riffs and notes along the way.With musical influences that he admits sometimes comes from weird places, Matt’s catalogue includes 25 original songs and performances at some of Georgia’s top music outlets including the historic Eddie’s Attic, The Apache Café and The Rock Haiti Benefit Concert in Duluth, GA.


Describing his music as current, creative and original, at 17 Matt’s talents got him noticed by Nina Easton, the woman who helped Vanilla Ice gain entry into the music world, and he was offered a recording contract with Ichiban Records. He credits artists such as Jason Mraz, Keith Urban, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, B.o.B, Adele and Colbie Caillait as some of his major influences, however Matt says “I am inspired by anyone and everyone who make good music passionately.” When asked his thoughts on how he wishes to be seen in the music world, Matt says, “I want to be appreciated and respected as a GOOD guitar player and composer.”

Blessed with a witty disposition and boyish good looks, Matt is also a risk taker and considers himself a part time Ghost Hunter. It is not uncommon to find him and his friends spending nights in creepy old buildings hoping to see ghosts. Now 20, Matt is completely immersed in his music. Recently signing with The Musical Mindz Music Company, Matt works under the direction of Marc Baldwin, a music teacher and accomplished musician who has worked with new comers and established artists.

 

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!

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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Turkuaz at Aisle 5

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Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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