On Saturday, June 3rd from 7 to 10pm the Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro will host three Midcoast Maine bands, celebrating the power of original composition and improvisation in music.
Simplexity is led by keyboardist Alan Boyer and features exclusively all-original compositions.Though rooted in jazz, Alan’s music has its own unique flavor. Hard to describe, we’d say it’s reminiscent of Charles Mingus with heavy funk inspiration and unique yet groovable time signatures. Alan’s great sense of humor often comes out in the music and ample space is left to allow for improvisation and player interplay.
Electric Bonfire is a four-piece rock band based in Lincolnville, Maine. The band was formed in 2016 by Mitch Markowitz and John Luft on guitars and vocals with Mike Whitehead on electric bass and Jason Dean on drums. Electric Bonfire is an original song and improv group featuring Rock, Reggae, Funk, and Groove styles There is lots of space in Electric Bonfires music for player interaction and improvisation. All members of the band contribute original music to the live sets and thoughtful lyrics often reflect current topics and issues.
Whitehead/Dean Group is led by trumpeter Mike Whitehead and drummer Jason Dean. Also featured are Mitch Markowitz on guitar and Glen DuBois on electric bass. The band’s music has its roots in the Jazz/Funk Fusion movement of the 1970’s featuring music by Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, and more. The powerful dynamic between players is evident in every WDG show.Come get your groove on with three local bands, because original music is alive and kicking!
A limited number of Front Row Seats are available for $35 each. General admission tickets are available for $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event at:https://waldotheatreinc.thundertix.com/events/211098. Tickets will also be available at the box office starting at 6:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm, and concessions will be available for purchase.