By Denny Dyroff, Leisure Editor, The Instances
When David Broza performs a present on April 17 on the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com), will probably be particular in a number of methods.
That is an album launch live performance for “en Casa Limon,” which is Broza’s first all-instrumental guitar album.
It is usually a charity occasion. All proceeds profit COVID-19 reduction efforts and healthcare staff at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville.
“Will probably be enjoyable,” stated Broza, throughout a telephone interview final week from his residence in New York. “I’m trying ahead to it. All the cash will go to an area hospital for COVID efforts. I need to assist issues occur.”
Broza is an internationally famend Israeli singer-songwriter, acknowledged for his dynamic guitar performances and humanitarian efforts. His signature sound brings collectively the affect of Spanish flamenco, American folks, rock and roll, and poetry. Social justice and peace advocacy are embedded in Broza’s work.
His 1977 hit music “Yihye Tov” stays an Israeli peace anthem. The music’s lyrics — roughly translated as “Issues Will Be Higher” — struck on the coronary heart of the problem that folks everywhere in the world need peace.
A longtime fan of the Spanish guitar, Broza has included many types of flamenco, jazz, classical into his efficiency repertoire. Over time, followers and pals have repeatedly requested a guitar instrumental album.
Based on Broza, “After 43 years as a singer-songwriter, composing music with out lyrics was a difficult activity. I needed to good my taking part in to turn out to be a guitarist by commerce. It took some time – virtually three years.”
The album was recorded on the Casa Limón Studios in Madrid, Spain, a “magical place” the place among the world’s biggest guitarists, together with Paco de Lucia and Tomatito, recorded their albums. It was produced by Grammy award winner Javier Limón.
“The album got here out on August 20, 2020,” stated Broza. “I recorded it in Spain on the producer’s studio. It’s exhausting to imagine that in spite of everything these years, it’s my first all-instrumental album.”
Based on Limón, “David Broza is likely one of the few artists with whom I might embark on any journey with my eyes closed. The result’s essentially the most stunning and profound journey to the roots of the preferred and beloved instrument on the planet – the Spanish Guitar.”
Due to the pandemic, Broza has been unable to tour in help of “en Casa Limon.”
“I needed to flip down reveals in Spain,” stated Broza. “I simply needed to flip down some this morning. It’s very backward there.”
Broza was born in Haifa, Israel and spent his teenage years in Spain and the U.Ok. After returning to Israel, Broza began his musical profession at age 22. His travels have contributed to his worldwide sound and dedication to human connection, storytelling, and equality.
“I lived for a very long time in Madrid, so I’m influenced by flamenco music,” stated Broza, who’s a die-hard fan of Actual Madrid, among the best soccer groups on this planet.
“However I’m not a flamenco artist. My influences are Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and folk-rock artists like Joni Mitchel.
“I’ve carried out three Spanish albums, six American albums and one instrumental album. I even have launched greater than a dozen Israeli albums. My music is eclectic folks rock. I come to entertain.”
Broza’s present at Sellersville shall be for a stay viewers and in addition out there through Livestream.
“I’ve carried out greater than 100 Livestream reveals,” stated Broza. “I feel I mastered that efficiency. I made a decision that it’s not going to be one thing just like a stage present. I expose myself in a really intimate approach.
“It’s virtually like I’m letting you into my closet. There isn’t a distance. Everyone seems to be entrance row heart. They get to see every thing.”
Previous to the pandemic shutdown, Broza was on the street quite a bit with Trio Havana – together with a present at Metropolis Vineyard in Philadelphia in November 2019.
“I spent a year-and-a-half touring with Trio Havana,” stated Broza. “It was implausible. I managed to attain a Cuban sound – very easy and deep…very Afro-Cuban.”
Trio Havana is Manuel Alejandro Carro (aka Mannya), a Cuban-born singer-songwriter and grasp percussionist with a mode firmly rooted in Latin Pop; Yuniel Jiminex “Elguajiro,” a grasp tres guitar participant from Santa Clara, Cuba; and Jorge Bringas, famend bassist from Havana, Cuba, who performed beforehand with Albita Rodriguez and the late Celia Cruz.
Launched by flutist Itai Kriss, Broza first met Trio Havana at a non-public occasion in New York and was surprised by their versatility. By the tip of the night, they have been jamming collectively and located a particular magnetism within the sweeping rhythms. Combining the Cuban sound with Broza’s Spanish guitar and songs sung in Spanish, Hebrew and English proved a wealthy widespread floor that linked naturally.
“I actually like Trio Havana,” stated Broza. “They play conventional Cuban devices – tres, bass and percussion. I heard them taking part in in New York and beloved them. I requested if I may sit in with them and I did. I used to be ending my contract with earlier musicians after 4 years and was searching for one thing new.
“My music is pop-rock and I come from Israel, Once I began taking part in with the musicians in Trio Havana, it was so musical. I fell proper into it.”
Israeli pop-rock and conventional Cuban music is just not a mix you’d anticipate finding wherever. However Broza discovered it and it labored properly.
Video hyperlink for David Broza – https://youtu.be/DTVQZjZmpxs.
The present on the Sellersville Theater on April 17 will begin at 8 p.m. Ticket costs vary from $29.50-$40. Livestream tickets are $18.
Previous to Broza’s present on Saturday night time, the Sellersville Theater will current a trio of concert events by Paul Hammond and Associates – one on April 15 and two on April 16.
Hammond isn’t any stranger to the Sellersville venue having performed the venue quite a few occasions together with his ultra-popular Led Zeppelin tribute band Get The Led Out.
Paul Hammond & Associates is a musical undertaking shaped by the will to proceed to soundly play stay reveals and supply high quality leisure throughout and past the pandemic of 2020 with present members and alumni of the nationwide act Get The Led Out. Paul Hammond & Associates options core members Eddie Kurek (vocals and guitar), Brian Quinn (vocals and guitar) and Hammond (guitar, mandolin, vocals).
“Paul Hammond & Associates has a rotating solid,” stated Hammond, throughout a telephone interview Tuesday morning from his residence in Norristown. “We’ve been taking part in as soon as a month on the Bridgeport Rib Home.
“For the Sellersville reveals, it’s me, Brian, Eddie and Mike Greer sitting in on guitar and vocals each nights. Bobby Pyrlis is taking part in drums on Thursday and Adam Ferraioli is on drums and percussion on Friday.
“On bass, we’ve got Bernie Carville on Thursday and Phil D’Agostino on Friday. Now we have two completely different keyboard gamers – Steve Sauer and Andrew Lipke.”
On his Fb web page, Hammond posted this message, “We figured it wouldn’t be a PH and Associates present with out some very particular friends so with that in thoughts, my expensive pal Andrew Lipke shall be becoming a member of us for the Sellersville Theatre reveals on April fifteenth and sixteenth! Gifted past perception he’s.”
Hammond is elated that bookings are beginning to open up for PH & Associates and for Get the Led Out.
“Our final PH & Associates present was on the Bridgeport Rib Home again in November,” stated Hammond. “Get The Led Out is coming again and we’ve got our first present on June 10 at Stay on the Drive-In in Frederick, Maryland – our first present after not working since March final 12 months.
“Previous to the pandemic, we have been doing about 130 gigs a 12 months. All people is from the Philly space and Get the Led Out was a full-time factor for all of us. It was everyone’s primary occupation. I’ve run a non-public recording studio, but it surely was a secondary factor.”
Get The Led Out has had live performance dates from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to New Jersey and D.C. worn out this month by COVID shutdowns together with Could reveals in Indiana, State School and Studying. In June, the band has a inexperienced gentle to renew.
Followers of Get The Led Out who’ve been jonesing can get a short lived repair this weekend at Sellersville.
“We’ll be taking part in a handful of favourite basic rock favorites and a set of Zep songs,” stated Hammond. “We’re form of like Get The Led Out Jr. We’re doing three completely different reveals with two units a present.”
Video hyperlink for Paul Hammond & Associates — https://youtu.be/W9NHrgym6Bo.
The reveals on the Sellersville Theater will begin at 8 p.m. on April 15 and April 16 at 6 and 9 p.m. Ticket costs vary from $33-$52.50. Livestream tickets are $17.50.
One other band with a historical past of reveals on the Bridgeport Rib Home – Pawnshop Roses – shall be acting on April 16 at 118 North (118 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, www.118northwayne.com).
Pawnshop Roses, a Philly space favourite, revolves across the nucleus of founding members Paul Eager and Kevin Bentley and exists in a number of codecs.
Will probably be the “duo” model of Pawnshop Roses at Friday night’s present.
“This present shall be Kevin and Me,” stated Eager, throughout a telephone interview Monday from his residence in Norristown.
“I sing, write songs and play guitar and harmonica,” stated Eager. “Kevin performs electrical and acoustic guitars.
“We can also play as a full band with Jason Jonik on guitar and Zil Fessler on drums or as a five-piece with Jude Alvarez on bass. We’ve had this lineup collectively for 4 years.”
4 years is lower than 1 / 4 of Pawnshop Roses’ historical past.
“Kevin and I shaped again in 2002,” stated Eager, a Kennett Sq. native and Unionville Excessive grad. “We’ll begin our twentieth anniversary subsequent 12 months.
“Once I was in Unionville Excessive, I used to be in a band known as Joe’s New Socks. Kevin graduated from the College of Scranton after which moved to Philly. That’s once I met him. I put an advert on-line searching for a guitar participant and that’s how we met.
“Our musical type hasn’t modified through the years. It’s jangle-rock – like Tom Petty and it may be heavy at occasions – like Led Zeppelin.”
Pawnshop Roses, who have been winners of YouTubeʼs 2006 “Greatest Stay Video” contest for
the video “Getʼs So Laborious Stay at Grape Road,” have managed to remain linked through the pandemic.
“We misplaced 90 % of our gigs from the previous 12 months however we’ve saved taking part in,” stated Eager. “We’ve been taking part in reveals outdoors on the Bridgeport Rib Home,” stated Eager. “I just like the tents. It’s cool to play outdoors.
“Not too long ago, locations are beginning to open up inside with social distancing. Me and Jason have a Sunday brunch duo present this weekend at Troubles Finish Brewery in Collegeville.”
Pawnshop Roses have launched three albums – “Let It Roll” in 2007, “Variations” in 2008 and “Strong Gold” in 2010. A brand new recording is on its approach.
“We’re going within the studio on April 17 and doing 4 songs,” stated Eager, who additionally works as a music trainer in Plymouth Assembly.
“We’re hoping to have it out within the subsequent six months. It’ll be a four-song EP. The songs are prepared. We’re doing the recording at Retro Metropolis Studio in Germantown.
“We’ll produce it ourselves, however our engineer Matt Muir additionally helps with producing and overdubs. He’s a superb mixer. We did some songs on ‘Variations’ with him. We additionally did a Christmas music with him a pair years in the past.”
Video hyperlink for Pawnshop Roses — https://youtu.be/5Gx6CGvDj74.
The present at 118 North on April 16 will begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Bridgeport Rib Home (1049 Ford Road, Bridgeport, www.ribhouse.net) shall be internet hosting performances by Brian Quinn & Danny Beissel on April 21 and 28.
Beissel has spent the previous decade performing with such musical stalwarts as Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers), Barry Goudreau (Previously of Boston), James Burton (Elvis, Ricky Nelson) and Fosterchild (with Quinn).
Quinn co-founded the Philadelphia-based rock band Octane and was named “Greatest Guitarist” within the Philadelphia area by the Philadelphia Music Awards in 2001 and 2004. A decade later, Quinn joined Candlebox when the band wanted to switch its guitarist.
Different introduced upcoming reveals on the Rib Home are Mike Greer & Co. and Considerably Civil on April 16, Facet Arm and John McNutt on April 17, 4 Lean Hounds on April 18, Montoj and Jim Tauscher on April 24, Mike Guldin Rollin & Tumblin on April 25 and That Band and Alex DiMartini on April 30.
One other band with hyperlinks to the “Land of the Zep” shall be performing a free present this weekend.
The Harry Walther Band – Chris Faraday (lead guitar), Jeff Moran (bass), Dave Maribella (drums) and Walther (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, songwriting) –will headline a “no cowl” present at Jamey’s Home of Music (32 South Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, jameyshouseofmusic.com) on April 17.
Walther is a resident of Plymouth Assembly which sits on the outer fringe of the “Land of the Zep.”
A zep has nothing to do with Led Zeppelin. It’s an Italian sandwich indigenous to the tri-borough space of Norristown, Conshohocken and Bridgeport – recognized for its outrageously tasty mix of cooked salami, provolone, tomato, a layer of thick freshly-sliced uncooked onion, salt, pepper, oregano and oil in a recent Italian roll.
Faraday and Moran are from Hatboro and Maribella is a Havertown resident.
“It’s been eight years with this model – 4 guys who play collectively rather well,” stated Walther, throughout a telephone interview Tuesday night time from his residence in Montgomery County.
Since 1996, The Harry Walther Band has been rocking the tri-state space with its storytelling type of music — Americana rock with deep nation roots.
“Our repertoire is 75 per cent authentic songs,” stated Walther. “I suppose you can name it Americana. It’s nation rock like Tom Petty, Steve Earle and John Cougar. If it’s Americana, it’s Americana with balls.”
Similar to each different band round, the Harry Walther Band has been kicked within the balls by COVID-related shutdowns.
“We haven’t been taking part in a lot in any respect for the reason that pandemic hit,” stated Walther. “I’ve carried out some solo acoustic stuff.
“The final band present we did was indoors at Moss Mill Brewery again in January. However we do have some band reveals developing at Crooked Eye Brewery, Nation Creek Vineyard and Moss Mill.
“We’ve performed a whole lot of completely different locations through the years – Parx On line casino, New York Giants tailgate at Met Life Stadium, the Camden waterfront, and Metal Metropolis in Phoenixville. Metal Metropolis is considered one of favourite locations to play.”
The Harry Walther Band has a number of recorded releases to date and one other one within the works.
“Now we have two EPs that we launched – ‘Western Gate’ and ‘Laborious Rain,’” stated Walther. “Now we have a brand new full-length popping out known as ‘Combined Up Roads.’
“With the primary two EPs, I’ve exhausting copies I’ll deliver to the present. The brand new one shall be primarily digital, however we’ll even have exhausting copies of that to promote to our followers.”
Followers may have a lot to stay up for at this weekend’s present.
“We’re going to play among the new songs – together with ‘Drifted Too Far From the Shore,’” stated Walther. “We’ll play stuff from every thing – and a pair covers like Dylan and Johnny Money. Will probably be extra nation or folks than rocked up.
“This would be the first time we’ve carried out a present at Jamey’s. We’ll play two units. It’s going to be a two-and-one-half-hour present.”
Video hyperlink for the Harry Walther Band — https://youtu.be/NPtHTlnHZbE.
The present on April 17 at present at Jamey’s Home of Music will begin at 8 p.m. and have free admission.
Different reveals at Jamey’s this weekend – all with no cowl cost — are Dave Reiter Trio on April 15, The Philly Blues Kings on April 16, and “Sunday Blues Jam” on April 18.
On the earth of comedy, will probably be a case of “native boy does good” when Jake Mattera headlines a present at Helium Comedy Membership (2031 Sansom Road, Philadelphia, philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com) on April 18.
“I normally characteristic there as a result of I’m an area comedian,” stated Mattera, throughout a telephone interview Monday from his residence in Prospect Park.
“In a comedy present, there are normally three comics – the MC, the characteristic and the headliner. I’m one of many options they use recurrently. I’m headlining Sunday as a result of they’re recording the present for a report on Helium Data.
“Will probably be out there digitally and there shall be some exhausting copies – CD and in addition a video. Completely different parts shall be launched later down the road.
“I’ve additionally performed Punch Line Philly. I simply headlined a showcase there a number of weeks in the past. This shall be my first headlining gig at Helium.”
Mattera, who grew up in Chichester and graduated from Cardinal O’Hara Excessive Faculty, defined how he was drawn to the lifetime of a standup comic.
“I used to be taking part in in a band that performed a whole lot of native reveals,” stated Mattera. “The band broke up and I used to be searching for one other technique to get consideration for myself.”
It was a sensible alternative.
Mattera studied comedy writing at Temple College after which landed an internship with considered one of tv’s prime comedians.
“I moved to L.A. and was an intern for Conan O’Brien,” stated Mattera, reflecting on his profession break in 2012.
“I labored within the monologue division. I wrote the set-up for the jokes. It was like a grasp class in studying tips on how to write a joke. I spent six months in L.A. Then, they employed me again for a month of reveals in Atlanta.”
Mattera got here again to Philly and labored on WMMR’s “Preston and Steve Present.” After that, he launched into a standup comedy profession.
The Delco comedian has been invited to carry out at many prestigious festivals everywhere in the nation, together with Large Sky Comedy Competition, Laughing Cranium Comedy Competition, Limestone Comedy Competition, San Francisco Sketchfest, and HBO’s “Ladies In Comedy Competition.”
“Once I was younger, I used to be the child who would do something to make individuals giggle,” stated Mattera. “I at all times thought I used to be humorous. Folks advised me I used to be humorous.
“I began out in comedy doing open mics – 5-to-10-minute open mics. I realized the ropes. I realized which bars to play. I realized stage presence in Delco. Then, I went to Philly to study joke effectivity – discover ways to simply get to the purpose
“My comedy has been described as healthful – humorous issues that moms would love. It’s self-deprecating and anecdotal. I married with a child, so I discuss household life. I’ve my routines and I stick with my materials.”
Mattera is aware of this present at Helium shall be particular in some ways.
“I did my first open mic at Helium so it’s good that it’s come full circle,” stated Mattera.
Video hyperlink for Jake Mattera – https://youtu.be/gCK_tF6i89U.
The present on the Helium Comedy Membership on April 18 will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets, which aren’t offered individually due to capability restrictions and social distancing, are $40 for a two-person desk or $80 for a four-person desk.
Different reveals this month on the Helium Comedy Membership are Wealthy Vos (April 21), Greg Fitzsimons (April 22-24), Lawrence Killibrew (April 28) and Krystina Hutchinson (April 29-Could 1).
Vicki Barbolak adopted a conventional path on her technique to changing into a standup comic. She was an ordained minister, a trailer park resident and a carpet salesman. Oh yeah – she was additionally a High 10 finalist on “America’s Obtained Expertise.”
The entire above mixed with different attributes to make Barbolak one of many top-rated comedians in America.
This weekend, Barbolak will deliver her distinctive humorousness to Philadelphia for a three-day, five-show run at Punch Line Philly (33 East Laurel Road, Philadelphia, www.punchlinephilly.com).
“I like Philadelphia,” stated Barbolak, throughout a telephone interview Monday from her residence in Oceanside, California.
“My son-in-law Tim is a retired Marine and Philly is a historic place for the Marine Corp. Once I went to Punch Line the primary time a number of years in the past, I took him with me. We had a lot enjoyable.”
A couple of years in the past, Barbolak acquired a “signal” that she ought to pursue comedy.
“Once I was 38, I used to be within the rest room and I noticed an advert for a comedy membership protruding of the trash,” stated Barbolak. “I used to be working in a carpet retailer on the time. I didn’t care if the purchasers purchased carpets – I simply wished to make them giggle.”
Barbolak’s involvement with the Shore household shored up her profession path as a comic. Mitzi Shore, who handed away three years in the past on the age of 87, was proprietor of one of many comedian world’s landmark venues — The Comedy Retailer in West Hollywood. The venue was based by her husband Sammy Shore at its Sundown Strip location in 1972. Mitzi’s children – Pauly and Sandi – each grew to become comedy stalwarts.
“I took a category with Sandi Shore, Pauly’s sister,” stated Barbolak. “She advised me I had expertise. So, I began doing open mics after which couldn’t cease.
“I used to be going to open mics at The Comedy Retailer in La Jolla. I got here each Sunday to the open mic there and introduced baked items.
“One night time, Mitzi Shore walked in. Fred, the membership supervisor, advised me that Mitzi wished to see me on stage. I had a superb set. Mitzi known as me over and stated – you’re humorous.
“She stated – you’re humorous and also you’re now a paid common. A part of being an everyday is a spot each Sunday night time. I used to be a paid common at first at La Jolla after which they introduced me to Hollywood. I simply didn’t know that it was going to alter my life.”
Barbolak was a fan favourite and High 10 finalist on the 2018 “America’s Obtained Expertise” present. Howie Mandel advised her (and America), “I feel you simply got here up with your personal sitcom, ‘Trailer Nasty.’ There’s room for somebody such as you in a sitcom, you’re fantastic, I like you.”
“It was fortunate for me to get on ‘America’s Obtained Expertise,’” stated Barbolak. “Simon Cowell helped me quite a bit. He obtained me a very good supervisor.”
Barbolak additionally competed in “Britain’s Obtained Expertise: The Champions.”
“Being on ‘Britain’s Obtained Expertise: The Champions’ was a very good expertise for me,” stated Barbolak. “I obtained to carry out in entrance of 15,000 at London’s Wembley Stadium.”
Drawing on her roller-coaster life, Barbolak has created a comic book persona that has earned her well-deserved reward. From working in a household carpet enterprise owned by her dad (former Pittsburgh Steeler lineman Pete Barbolak), dueling with ex-husbands who assume alimony is an Italian ice-cream taste and elevating two nice children all whereas residing within the ultra-posh Vista Manor Trailer Park close to San Diego – she is taken into account distinctive each within the character she has created in addition to the recent materials she persistently delivers.
In 2007, Barbolak received Nickelodeon’s “America’s Funniest Mother” present hosted by Roseanne Barr, who was so impressed that she employed Vicki as considered one of her writers. Along with being topped as “America’s Funniest Mother,” she was for the 2010 Jay Leno Chortle Squad.
“In my stay present, I do each routines and interplay with the viewers,” stated Barbolak. “I by no means know what I need to do. I’ll begin with a bit after which go off on a tangent.
“It’s principally home stuff – relationships and stuff round the home. A few of it’s observational. Lots is about intercourse and relationships – and residing in a trailer park for over 40 years.”
Video hyperlink for Vicky Barbolak – https://youtu.be/E7EFttAb92g.
The reveals at Punch Line Philly are scheduled for April 15 at 8 p.m. and April 16 and 17 at 7:15 and 9:30 p.m.
Basic admission tickets are $30 on Thursday and $32 on Friday and Saturday.
Different reveals at Punch Line Philly this month are Liz Miele (April 22-24), Pandemic Poetry (April 25), Lovable Monsters (April 28), Omar Terrell (April 29) and Majah Hype (April 30-Could 1).