The Chee-Weez is a 5-piece cover band who specializes audience entertainment. From the ever-expanding stage show including lights, pyro and a 17-foot video wall, to the off-the-cuff antics and crowd involvement, you never know what you'll see next at the Chee-Weez show! Brandon Foret takes the reigns of front man for the band.
Jonathan "Boogie" Long
From Baton Rouge, La., Jonathon “Boogie” Long was born with the blues coursing through his veins. Brought up in a Southern Baptist community, he first picked up the guitar at the age of 6. At 14, he left school to tour with local legends Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor. He has also toured with Chris Duarte, Kenny Wayne and Tyree Neal. Boogie has shared the stage with standout musicians like Warren Haynes and Govt Mule, Dr. John, Rockin’ Dopsie, Monte Montgomery, Ellis Hall, Kenny Neal, Larry Garner, Henry Gray, Lil Ray Neal and Lou Marini of the Blues Brothers Band.
In 2007, eight of New Orleans seasoned musicians joined together to create MoJEAUX, Louisiana's most diverse and energetic party experience. Their versatile repertoire of R&B, Motown, Oldies, Top 40, Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk and Disco keeps audiences entertained. Known as The South's Premier Party Band, The Official Band of the New Orleans Hornets and the New Orleans Saints, MoJEAUX is a must see!
Born in Orange, Texas, Marcia Ball, currently an Austin resident, is an American blues singer and pianist who was raised in Vinton, Louisiana. She was described in USA Today as "a sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist... where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet." The Boston Globe described her music as "an irresistible celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp rock and smoldering Texas blues from a contemporary storyteller."
Long Neck Society
After several requests for repeat performances after playing at a company conference, Dave Monic and the rest of his rockin' Cajun-bass playing friends realized they were on to something. Since then, the Long Neck Society has been serving up their own funky brew--covering everything from the Doobie Brothers to Stevie Ray Vaughan. You’ll be dancing and singing along as the Society takes you from rock n' roll to zydeco. The Long Neck Society is Dave Monic (drums and vocals), Dennis Pennington (vocals and guitar), Bill Grass (bass, accordian, fiddle), Tom Coerver (guitar, keys, vocals) and Kevin Schexnayder (vocals and guitar).
Perkins Road plays great variety music with a Southern Rockin’ flair. Perkins Road has an energetic stage show full of songs everyone knows and loves! Rousing sing alongs and catchy dance beats draw in the crowd. The combination of Cam Pyle and Ty Taylor brings a slew of instrumentation possibilities up front, while the rest of the band lays down the thick, rich beats and adds to the layers of vocal harmonies. The band uses top notch, time tested equipment to get the best and most authentic sounds for every song.
Bag of Donuts cover a wide variety of music from the 1960s through today's top pop charts. They are a New Orleans-based quartet known for their wild stage antics, outlandish costumes and strange renditions of popular songs. Since 1988, they have entertained thousands. They’ve won numerous awards throughout their animated history and perform 100+ dates a year. The band consists of Kevin George, the thunder behind the storm; Jonathan Hoerner, the Kiss look-alike guitarist; Jerry Christopher, the Joker; and Bobby Hoerner.
David St. Romain
Hailing from the Central Louisiana town of Alexandria, David St. Romain has steadily built his reputation as an entertainer, playing high energy, musically diverse shows driven by what may be his biggest asset: a powerful, soul-drenched voice. America got a taste of David's promising talents when he made the finals of "Nashville Star" in 2007. David's diverse influence comes from the pop-country sound of Kenny Rogers, heavy metal rock of Metallica and Guns N' Roses, and new wave 90s Country of Garth Brooks. If you are not already familiar with David St. Romain, you will be by the end of his next "standing ovation" performance.
*The final Spring performance will be Thursday, May 22, due to the Bayou Country Superfest.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Goodwood Library (7711 Goodwood Blvd.)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
In lieu of our First Thursday Downtown Business Association Lunch & Learn, please join us Monday, May 19, 2014, for the “Emergency Business Preparedness and Business Continuity,” featuring the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP). The event will be from 6pm-8pm at Goodwood Library (7711 Goodwood Blvd., 70806). With hurricane season starting June 1, the seminar will help you prepare yourself, educate your employees and protect your business.
Registration is REQUIRED
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