2016 Performers

PERFORMERS

RODDY THOMAS:

Roddy Thomas has been making people laugh throughout the Northeast for 25 years. He has beeroddy-thomas-1n a finalist in the Jay Leno Comedy Challenge, Worcester’s Got Talent, and worked with major stars such as Dave Chappell, and in clubs, casinos,  and colleges across the country including Catch a Rising Star, The Funny Bone, Comix, Foxwoods, and dinner shows at fundraisers and corporate events. His comfort on stage invites audiences into his slightly quirky family seen from his off-kilter view of life. Head on over to the Town hall at 6pm and 8pm to laugh with Roddy.

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DOUBLE VINYL:double-vinyl

Just a whole lotta a shakin going on… with those oldies but goodies! Looking for a band that can Jump, Jive, Wail and Rock This Town… you’ve found it!  Come rock out with Double Vinyl at the Town Hall at 7pm and 9pm.

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THE GLOVERS: 

The Glovers provide a wide mix of rock folk and pop from the 60’s-90’s. From The Beatles to Croimg_1898sby Stills and Nash and Elton John to Led Zeppelin.  They play a combination of guitars, keyboard, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and flute.  Quite an acoustic mix!  You can count on three part harmonies. You can see Matt with his sons Chris and Tim at The Universalist Church upstairs  at 6pm and 8pm.

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ROGER TINCKNELL:

Roger Tincknell has been performing for children, families, adults, and seniors
throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for over 40 years. His Roger Tincknellstrong, expressive vocal styles, show stopping yodeling and masterful instrumental skills bring a warmth and versatility to his performances. Roger is a two-time Parents’ Choice Award-winning recording artist with numerous albums for children and adults. His extensive repertoire includes original, traditional and contemporary songs presented in a variety of musical styles.  He can be seen upstairs at the Universalist Church at 7pm and 9pm.

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ED THE WIZARD:

Enjoy an evening with this award-winning master of Close-up edthewizardrfand Parlor Magic.  Be prepared to volunteer, laugh, and have fun with Ed’s unique mix of mystery, comedy, and magic.  And don’t miss his Close-up Walk-around magic as he strolls the streets of Down Town Orange.  Join him at the Universalist Church downstairs at 6pm and 8pm.

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KEVIN JONES AND iBAND:   

Kevin is a jazz guitar player.  He performs by hiKevin Jones & iBandmself with digital accompaniments,  The effect is of a quartet with several voices.  It was quoted that people “truly enjoy his music and always rave about him days after.”  If you’re in the mood for some truly unique talent, stop by the Universalist Church downstairs at 7pm and 9pm to see Kevin Jones and iBand.

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The INSIDE/OUT DANCE COMPANY:

The Inside/Oudance-studio-2016t Dance Company performs with emotional depth, physical power, and crowd pleasing fun.Based at the dance studio in Orange, the Company’s 41 members are dance ambassadors, performing concert length choreography of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop.  You can enjoy the show at the Orange United Methodist Church at 6pm and 8pm. You can enjoy the show at the Orange United Methodist Church at 6pm and 8pm.

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LINDA PECK as STARRY STARRY NIGHT:

new-britain-museum-frameLinda Peck, presents Starry Night , in her own rendition of Van Gogh’s painting.  Her representation of the constellations, that Van Gogh only imagined, has audiences musing at her performance of magical creations, and mystical movement. Come and see her as she creates a Starry Night for Orange at 7pm and 9pm at the Orange United Methodist Church.

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SURROUND SOUND:

Surround Sound is a chapter of Harmony Incorporatedsurround-sound-staircase-from-up-2, an international organization of women who sing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.  The chorus, which includes women of all ages from throughout the area, has been performing in the central Massachusetts/southern New Hampshire region for almost forty years.  They are also a competing chorus, most recently winning two prestigious awards at their Area competitiion in May of this year for most improved vocal performance.  They are happy to be here to share their hobby with you on New Year’s Eve under the direction of Evelyn Fogg.  They’ll be at the Congregational Church at 6pm and 8pm.

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PAUL KAPLAN:

Since the late ’60s Paul Kaplan has been delighting audiences both in person and through cover versions of his original folk-tinged songs. His brilliantly crafted songs have been capaul-kaplanrried around the world by such well-known artists as Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt, Priscilla Herdman, Ed McCurdy, Lui Collins and the Canadian trio Sharon, Lois and Bram. Paul’s latest honor was having two of his songs, “I Had an Old Coat” and “Call Me the Whale” included in the new Rise Again songbook, the successor to Rise up Singing.Pete Seeger said “I am a big fan of Paul Kaplan. I love his singing; I love his songs.”  You can see Paul Kaplan at the Congregational Church at 7pm and 9pm

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ISHMAEL MUZIK:

Izzy began playing the piano at the age of 14 when he discovered that he had a love and passion for music. His claims to fame include acting with principal appearances in “Law And Order”, “Unsolved Mysteries” numerous off-broadwayishmael-muzik plays, and other acting credits.   He also enjoys boxing, and in 2005 he had the privilege of training “7 time world Champion, the late great Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Sr.” at Warrior’s Boxing gym in Hollywood, Florida. Izzy still found time in-between his boxing training and acting to practice music – his first love. In 1985 he co-wrote a song on an Album which was nominated for a Grammy entitled “The Rain”. The song is entitled “Love Will Find A Way”. It was co-written for the artist Oran Juice Jones. Izzy continues to perfect his music skills and works diligently on his repertoire of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music. This is a serious juggling act. Izzy, a man who believes you come into the world with one talent but leave with many.  He has also contributed keyboard production for various artist over the years. He was a hired keyboardist for “ALL For Seven” opening for “Kirk Franklin” at Great Adventures in 2004.  In 2012, Ishmael was keyboard player for Bernard Fullen and The Bluenotes aka “Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes”. He can be seen at Witty’s Funeral Home at 6pm and 8pm.

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BAZA: 

Baza celebrates the trbaza-2016adition of the harmonica and guitar duo, playing Delta and Piedmont style blues from the 1920s-1940s. Guitarist and vocalist, Doug Philbrook, performs using a variety of tunings, picking and slide techniques on resonator guitars. Geof “Goody” Goodell on harmonica and vocals, plays standard and cross-harp in a variety of keys and styles.  Together they conjure the sounds of the “Deep Blues” with respect, authenticity and originality.  They can be seen at Witty’s Funeral Home at 7pm and 9pm.

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JAY STONE LEAF:

Jay Stone Leaf is a musician based out of East Providence, Rhode Island. jay-stone-leaf-snipped-jpeg After many years playing with full bands, Jay has branched off on his own and is gearing up for a tour of the U.S. in 2017. Jay’s passion for music and creativityare captivating. With his own spin on 90’s alt. rock covers, newer hits, and his very own originals, Jay’s music draws you in and is bound to get you up on your feet and singing along. Come see Jay Stone Leaf at 6pm and 8pm at the old Central School.

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OPEN MIC:

We’ll be having open mic at 7pm and 9pm at the old Central School. Open Mic performers should sign up for their 15 minute spot now. Spaces are first come first served. If you would like to sign up to perform for our family-friendly open mic time please contact Ray Hachey at ray_hachey@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.
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Updated 12/28/16