We had a roster of amazing musicians and performers for our 2022 event. 12 performers, six performance locations, and two performances for each performer allowed everyone to catch their favorite performers at a time that worked for them. Early performances were 6 and 8 PM; later performances were 7 and 9 PM. Read about 2022’s performers below and please go out to see them again if you find them performing in our area this year.
Jack Arnot lit up the stage with his musical talent and comedic digressions. Jack is a long-time entertainer, actor, and Tenor. He entertains audiences with Italian pieces, vaudeville from minstrel shows, show tunes, and musical numbers.
The Can Collectors
The Can Collectors are a local four-piece band. Julie Johnson sings and plays the steel drum. Stevie Gea holds down the rhythm via bass. Timothy Britt plays the drums and sings occasionally (if the mood is right). Carolyn Salls plays the guitar and sings.
Inside Out/Dance Co
The Inside/Out Dance Company performs with emotional depth, physical power, and crowd-pleasing fun. Based at The Dance Studio in Orange, the company’s members are dance ambassadors, performing concert length choreography of ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop.
Tim Van Egmond
Known for his spellbinding talent and engaging warmth, folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond performed songs and tales of the season and the holidays ranging from the rib-tickling to the heartwarming. Examples include “The Good In Living,” a song about the pleasures of celebrating in good company, and a folktale about how the Baker’s Dozen became thirteen, a sign of generosity. Van Egmond accompanied himself with guitar, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and limberjack (a wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm dancing on a paddle board).
Annierose Klingbeil & Betty Reed
Annierose Klingbeil (viola) and Betty Reed (piano) delighted the audience with their performances of J.S. Bach’s Fourth Suite for Solo Viola in E-flat major, the first and last movements of R. Schumann’s Maerchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113, selected preludes for solo piano by F. Chopin, and Aaron Minsky’s “Like Crazy” for solo viola.
Drew Paton has been playing as a pro for large venues and small since 1971, from Atlanta and Chattanooga to Boston and Cape Cod. He can now be seen regularly playing for fun, on the first Friday of every month at the RENDEZVOUS in Turners Falls. You can see him playing anything from 30s & 40s swing all the way through to early rock and roll of the late 50s and 60s. (Photo Credit: John Collins)
Scott Alan Savoy
Scott Alan Savoy is a local musician with a very diverse setlist. Guitarist/ Singer-Songwriter playing your favorite selections. Classic Rock, New Country, Traditional Pop, Classic Country, New Pop…you name it! He calls it “Date night” music. Something for both parties to enjoy. His own material can be found at scottalansavoy.hearnow.com. He can be reached at: email@example.com.
Sweet Euphoria is Topo Hakkinen on guitar and Sandy Murcell on ukulele and vocals. This acoustic duo plays an array of rock ‘n’ roll songs, performs with electric energy that keeps audiences engaged and entertained!
Evenspeak is BACK! Back in the studio, back on stage, and back to rock ‘n’ roll! From classic to modern rock, JB, Paul, Frank, Mike and Jim are doing it like they’ve always done, keeping it simple and sweet, and simply rock! Founded in 2004, with accolades from releasing three studio-length albums to opening for Jefferson Starship, they’re back with all-new original music and covers. And don’t worry, they’ve got all your favorites in there too! Evenspeak is The New Classic Rock! Look for us on Facebook and Youtube and all your favorite music streaming services.
Adam S.Z. and Friends
Adam S.Z. and Friends performed at Starry Starry Night night with a diverse blend of soulful originals and covers, with flavors of reggae, rock, r&b, and more. Adam Steele Zucker was on guitar vocals, joined on guitar and vocals by the David Boatwright (from the Equalites), Peter Kim on bass, and Chris Ellis on drums. This band brought in 2023 with some deep grooves and a positive message of love and hope for the future. Adam released ‘Where There Is Love’ as part of the Equalites in 2015, and is currently releasing more original music as ‘Adam S.Z.’ He also performs solo acoustic at various breweries and farmers markets, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Niall Magic
Peter Niall, magician and lifelong Orange resident, rolled out his Starry Starry Night “Magic is for All Ages” interactive experience. The audience saw the impossible as objects vanished, colors changed, and minds were read right before their eyes. If they were lucky, the magic happened right in their hands!
Paul Kaplan is an award-winning songwriter and performer of music for children and adults. His best-known song is “I Had an Old Coat,” which was featured on Nickelodeon’s “Elephant Show” for several years in the nineties. He recently retired after 29 years as an elementary music teacher, including 17 years in Orange. He invited his ex-students to come and bring their kids to sing the old songs together! (Photo Credit: BG Hodges)
To be considered as a performer for the 2023 Starry Starry Night event, please send an email with a description of yourself or your group or act along with a website and/or videos to email@example.com.