News from 2006
Bob's Brother's Band

December 17, 2006

Santa came to town and gave the Avon Teachers a party to remember.  Thanks to Naoisa Hoskins for organizing this wonderful event.  There was a full house and the dancing started on the first song and never stopped.  Now that makes a band want to put on a show.  Pictures are posted.  Come join us for New Year’s Eve at Swain!

 

December 4, 2006

On December 1, we were honored to play for the Livingston County Sheriff’s Association Snow Ball at the Genesee River Hotel in Mt. Morris.  It was a snowless Snow Ball in Mt. Morris, but BBB lead guitarist Dave Sharman hit a wall of the white stuff while attempting to fly back to Rochester.  The result?  Dave enjoyed a fabulous night for one at the O’Hare Hilton, adding a whole new meaning to one of the band’s favorite tunes, “Sweet Home Chicago.”  

 

Well, if you’re a rock ‘n soul band without a lead guitarist, you might just as well change your name to the “Bob’s Brother and the Mellow Tones”, head for the nearest Holiday Inn, and cue up “Feelings” (apologies to Morris Albert fans everywhere…both of them).  Worried?  Bet  your a_ _ we were worried.  But then, like the Lone Ranger riding in on the white horse, enter Russ (have-guitar-will-travel) Flint.  After a phone call from BBB drummer, Gerry Paganin, Russ made the trip over from Warsaw to sit in for the night.  After looking over the set list, he said he knew about half the songs, which worked out perfectly because that’s about how many we know, too.  Russ is no rookie, and has some serious chops on guitar.  Thanks Russ for pulling this one out of the fire!             

 

Without a doubt, this gig wins the award for safest venue ever played.  There were some interesting (and potentially career altering) dance moves during the evening, along with a few impromptu guest vocal appearances.  Best line of the evening goes to honorary band member, Julie Carney, who, to the amazement of all, uttered the poetic phrase,  “Hey [expletive], that’s my tambourine.” 

 

All in all, it was one of those gigs that bring to mind that old chestnut, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”

 

Saturday, we (the whole band was here for this one) played for the Avon Lions and Rotary Christmas Party.  In doing so, we may have become the only band in history that played both “The Christmas Song” and “Free Bird” at the same party.  It was a great night and it is an event we look forward to each year.   It starts out with “The Christmas Song”, followed by some easy listening music to get things started, but ends up as a wild time on the dance floor with Avon’s faithful partiers. 

 

November 27, 2006

The first  Carney’s CateringTurkey Bash is in the books.   Everyone had a great time and Julie and Jim put on a great party.  This is an event that is sure to grow over time into an Avon tradition.   The prize for family representation must go to the Hayes family who had a large contingency present.  They only had one caveat; there had to be a TV with the Notre Dame game showing.  Works for us.  The male dancer award goes to Jim Carney.  It was a night of firsts. The first Turkey Bash, we debuted our first original tune, and Paul broke out the blues harp for the first time with the band.   If you missed it, be sure to be there next year.  Pictures will be posted later this week.

 

November 21, 2006

Be able to say that you were at the first Turkey Bash!  Carney’s Catering is sponsoring the inaugural Turkey Bash Saturday, November 25 from 7:00 PM—Midnight.   Need a place to take the relatives after Thanksgiving?  Want to meet up with friends who are in town for the holiday?  The Avon Veterans Hall is where all the fun will be November 25th.  Be there!   Click for details.

 

November 17, 2006

We are sorry to announce that the Geneseo Class of 2007  Variety Show will not be held Monday, November 20th.  The show has been cancelled or postponed in memory of Eric Grammas.  Below is an excerpt from an email from Tim Hayes to the band when he informed us of Eric’s passing.

 

Eric Grammas was a 2001 graduate of GCS.  He suffered from Muscular Dystrophy and has been wheel chair bound for about 13 years.  He was an amazingly talented kid.  He had a beautiful voice and was a great actor.  He had been in many productions at GCS, SUNY Geneseo, and Geneseo and Livonia Community Players.  He was truly inspiring.  I had the good fortune to have him as a student.  I always left his presence thinking that I have nothing to complain about if this kid can live with his disease and achieve so many amazing things.  Our school community and the community of Geneseo is truly in mourning over Eric's death.  Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

 

November 7, 2006

Come out Monday, November 20 and enjoy the Variety Show hosted by the Geneseo Class of 2007.  We had a great time the last time listening to some great local talent.  We also had a blast playing and will again. 

 

Be able to say that you were at the first Turkey Bash!  Carney’s Catering is sponsoring the inaugural Turkey Bash Saturday, November 25 from 7:00 PM—Midnight.   Need a place to take the relatives after Thanksgiving?  Want to meet up with friends who are in town for the holiday?  The Avon Veterans Hall is where all the fun will be November 25th.  Be there!   Click for details.

 

October 30, 2006

Paul gets the “I traveled the farthest for the gig” award.  Paul started out Saturday in Austin, Texas.   He ended the night playing for the Livonia Fire Department Banquet (actually he ended the night at Duffy’s celebrating Grant’s 21st birthday, but that’s another story).  Paul reports that the flight from the Rochester airport to Conesus was actually at a higher rate of speed than his earlier flights.  Thanks to pilot Deirdre, he made it to the gig on time.  We had a group of dedicated dancers at the event which made it fun for everyone. 

 

Sunday we rocked the Avon United Methodist Church.  It was a blast.  The party ended with the dance floor full and some members of the church wondering what their grandparents would have thought of having a Rock ‘n Roll band playing there.  

 

We have a couple of weeks off to rake leaves, get ready for winter, and maybe learn a song or two.  Then we are pretty active through the end of the year.  Come check us out!

 

October 23, 2006

We had a great time playing at the Swain Ski Resort for their 60th anniversary and Fall Festival.  It had an ominous start with us setting up outside during some threatening weather, but the decision was made to move it inside.  With the help of several of the folks from Swain, we got moved, set up, and ready to go (a bit behind schedule, but ready to go).  The band Bumper Sticker did a rockin’ opening set and then we did our best to put four sets of music into a three hour time slot.  We want to thank everyone who helped us tear down outside, move, and set up again inside.   You made it a lot easier for us.  Thanks.  Also, we really appreciated everyone who came out to hear the band.  Now that we’ve been around for a little bit, we are starting to see some familiar faces from show to show.  It’s great to see that some folks like listening and dancing to the music almost as much as we like playing it.  Can’t wait to see you next time.   We’ll be back at Swain for New Year’s Eve and on February 10th.

 

In the category of shameless self indulgence:  Congratulations to our own Tim Hayes who has been named Superintendent of Schools for the Geneseo Central School District.   Good going Tim!!!

 

October 12, 2006

On Saturday October 21 we will be playing at the Swain Ski Resort from 3:00—7:00.  It is Swain’s 60th anniversary and their Fall Festival.  It should be a great time for  fun, food, and foliage, along with some classic Rock ‘n Soul.  We are hoping for a classic Indian Summer day so we can join everyone outside.

 

We have added a couple of gigs for November. 

 

We have been invited back by the Geneseo Class of 2007 to perform at their Variety Show fund raiser on November 20th.  This is a great event with a huge amount of local talent.  More details will be posted as they are available.

 

November 25th we will be playing a post Thanksgiving event hosted by Carney’s Catering at The Avon Veterans Hall.  This should be a great time to get together with friends and family who are home for the holiday.  More details will be posted as they are available.

 

October 2, 2006

Congratulations to Dan and Marie Strollo.  We had a great time playing Saturday night for Dan and Marie.  Once things got going, the dance floor filled up and the party kept going strong until we were done for the night.  Kudos to Kate Phillips who did an outstanding job playing drums for a couple of tunes.  It is great to watch her get better and more confident each time she sits in with us.  The great thing about the reception was that it was enjoyed by all generations.  It was great to see the teens choreographing their dance steps and the adults enjoying some of their favorite tunes, but the high light for all of us was the little girl (maybe, 14 mos.) who loved to dance and experimented with the tambourine.  We know she is going to front a band someday.

 

Sunday we played the Benefit Concert for Justin Baxter and Jake Miller at Milestones.  The volunteers who organized this event did an outstanding job and we believe they raised a significant amount of money to help the families.  One of the great things about being in a band is that you have the opportunity to be part of events like this and to witness how people really rally together at times of need.  Hats off to The Last Minute Blues Band and The Dean’s List for their top-notch performances.

 

On Saturday October 21 we will be playing at the Swain Ski Resort from 3:00—7:00.  It is their 60th anniversary and the Fall Festival.  It should be a great time for  fun, food, and foliage, along with some classic Rock ‘n Soul.  We are hoping for a classic Indian Summer day so we can join everyone outside.

 

September 25, 2006

Congratulations to Shane and Beth Cenci.  Jim and Patty Sorel and Jim and LuAnne Cenci hosted a beautiful wedding reception for Shane and Beth and we want to thank them for inviting us to be part of it.   It was a great group of people, many of whom we knew from playing at Brockport.  One of the highlights of the evening was a special request performance of “Free Bird” for Jim Sorel.  Who would have guessed that many people would have lighters at a wedding reception? Pictures are posted.

 

Our next public show will be a benefit show on October 1st at Milestones in Rochester, NY.  The show will run from 1:00—7:00 PM with Bob’s Brother’s Band filling the 1:00—3:00 time slot.  Local popular bands, The Last Minute Blues Band and The Dean’s List are also scheduled to play.   Click here for the official poster or here for more information regarding the Benefit Concert for Justin Baxter and Jake Miller.

 

September 18, 2006

“Just put the generator behind the Mercedes in back of the tent.”  After hearing those words, you just knew it was going to be a great party.  We played at a beautiful spot in the middle of the woods for Mike Tucci’s 50th birthday celebration.  We debuted a few new tunes (for us) and had a fantastic time.  The pictures are posted.  Thanks to the Tucci’s for a great time and for your hospitality. 

 

Our next public show will be a benefit show on October 1st at Milestones in Rochester, NY.   This show will benefit the families of two young boys, Justin Baxter age 4 and Jake Miller age 13, who were badly injured on the same day in separate accidents.  The show will run from 1:00—7:00 PM with Bob’s Brother’s Band filling the 1:00—3:00 time slot.  Local popular bands, The Last Minute Blues Band and The Dean’s List are also scheduled to play.   Click here for the official poster or here for more information regarding the Benefit Concert for Justin Baxter and Jake Miller.

 

October 21st we will be at Swain for their 60th anniversary and fall festival.  If the weather cooperates, we will be outside.  It should be a great time.

 

September 14, 2006

Our next public show will be a benefit show on October 1st at Milestones in Rochester, NY.   This show will benefit the families of two young boys, Justin Baxter age 4 and Jake Miller age 13, who were badly injured on the same day in separate accidents.  The show will run from 1:00—7:00 PM with Bob’s Brother’s Band filling the 1:00—3:00 time slot.  Local popular bands, The Last Minute Blues Band and The Dean’s List are also scheduled to play.  

 

On Sunday morning, July 23rd Justin Baxter of Kent, NY was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital via Mercy Flight after he was trapped under a running farm tractor.  Justin endured several surgeries and lost his leg as a result of this tragic accident.  He will be fitted with a prosthetic leg and Justin is recovering from painful skin graft procedures.

 

Later that afternoon, Jake Miller of Chili was skateboarding at the end of a driveway in Greece when he collided with a moving car.  As reported in the media, Jake was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he suffers from serious head injuries.  Jake’s PICU room was next to Justin’s.

 

Coincidentally, Justin’s mom and Jake’s step-dad both work for Light Fabrications, a manufacturing company in Gates.  Friends and co-workers from “Light Fab” have teamed up with Milestones Music Room to hold a benefit event with hopes to raise money for the Baxter and Miller families aiding them to off-set expenses incurred from costly medical bills.

 

There will be 50/50 raffles, cards and darts tournaments, and silent auctions going on throughout the day.  All proceeds from the event will go to help defray the huge medical bills be faced by these families.  Please come out and be generous for a great cause.   Click here for the official poster or here for more information regarding the Benefit Concert for Justin Baxter and Jake Miller.

 

October 21st we will be at Swain for their 60th anniversary and fall festival.  If the weather cooperates, we will be outside.  It should be a great time.

 

Between now and October 1, we will be playing a private party and two wedding receptions.  Playing these events always increases our repertoire since there are often special song requests.  You might be surprised to find out which tunes we’ve added for these events.

 

August 28, 2006

It didn’t rain!!  That may seem like a minor thing, but when you have all of your equipment set up outside, it is a major coup.  Luckily we had a personalized weather forecast from WROC.   The South Avon Party on Hogmire Road was a huge success.  The new neighbors (the Reeds) were welcomed into the community with the best song of the night and we may have found songwriters for the band. 

 

Thanks go to the Combs who put on a great party and provided a gorgeous place to have it. 

 

We had to do this gig without either of our lead singers.  Beth and Tim were both at a family reunion.  Note: when starting a band, make sure you know who’s related to who and how it might impact scheduling.  Luckily, we had a tolerant audience and were helped by Kyle Leonard who bailed us out on some tunes.  Kyle is a terrific singer and a great guy.  Zach did his usual outstanding job running the sound with Kate assisting.  “Brown Eyed Girl” was a definite high point with Kate Phillips sitting in on drums and Cindy Loy and Janice Barrett providing back up vocals. 

 

A good time was had by all.

 

August 13, 2006

Saturday was Bob’s Brother’s Band’s 2nd anniversary.  It was also our 3rd Corn Festival and our 50th gig and it couldn't have been better.  We had a great time and a great crowd on a beautiful day.  We really appreciate everyone coming out to enjoy the music.  We were joined by Conrad Phillips, Paul’s brother, blowing harp on a few tunes.  It’s always a blast when he sits in.

 

Saturday was also the first Youth Music Venue at the Corn Festival.  Check out the Youth Music Venue site for pictures from the event.  The event turned out even better than we had hoped.  The musicians, sponsors, volunteers, audience, and weather made it a great event. 

 

We don’t have any public shows scheduled until December at this point, but we’re sure that will change.  Keep checking back for updates.  

 

August 7, 2006

Saturday found us in Addison at Jason and Laura Teller’s wedding.  It was a beautiful setting and ceremony.  Jason and Laura are special people and we wish them all the best.  After the ceremony and dinner, we had quite a party.  It was a long drive home and Sunday came early.   We played at Vitale Park that evening.  There was a great crowd and a breeze coming in off the lake.  What a great way to wrap up the weekend.

 

This week we’ll be at the Avon Corn Festival from 2:00—4:00.  We have a lot of private events coming up so this is our last public gig for a while.  It also marks the 50th Bob’s Brother’s Band gig.  Come check it out. 

 

We are very excited about the Youth Music Venue at this year’s Corn Festival.  It is a first and will feature young musicians.  A few of them even have ties to Bob’s Brother’s Band.   They are Brian and Dan Paganin, Blair and Kate Phillips, and Grant Sharman.  

 

July 23, 2006

We had a busy weekend.  Friday we had a great time playing the Hemlock Fair.  The fair continues to improve every year thanks to the hard work of everyone involved.  Thanks to all of our friends who came out to enjoy the evening, it’s great to see familiar faces in the crowd.   It looks like we’ll be back at the fair next year and we are looking forward to it.   It was a ball playing on a larger stage where we could spread out a bit.

 

Saturday saw us at the Stuart Horse Trials Competitors’ Party.  It rained all day, but people were ready to dance and really enjoy themselves in the evening.  Friday and Saturday we were joined by Alan Durfee (Durf) running the sound system.  Great job, Durf!  Thanks.

 

The weekend also had some “extra” gigs.  Thursday, Dave, Steve West, Phil West, Bill Brown and Ross Bracco joined Jazz singer Deborah Herbert when she performed at the Chocolate Bar.  Here is a link to Steve’s thoughts on the night under the heading “Why I Do It.”  Saturday afternoon, Beth joined with Sometimes 3 at the 10 Ugly Men Festival before playing with us in the evening.  We got a real kick out of watching the news that night at Duffy’s and seeing our girl Beth during one of the clips. 

 

Our Next public gig is August 6th at Vitale Park in Lakeville at 6:00 PM.  We hope to see you there.

 

July 13, 2006

We have a busy weekend next week. 

 

We’ll be at the Hemlock Fair on Friday the 21st playing a full 4 sets.  Having never played there before, we aren’t entirely sure what to expect but it should be a great time.  Hopefully you’ll all show up to support us. 

 

The 22nd we play the Stuart Horse Trials Competitors’ Party.  We always have fun at this type of event and feel quite lucky that they keep wanting us to play. 

 

For those who missed Jazz singer Deborah Herbert when she performed at the Chocolate Bar, you’ll have another chance on July 20th at 7:00 PM.  She’ll be backed up by Steve West, Phil West, Bill Brown, and Dave Sharman.

 

July 5, 2006

We hope everyone had a great 4th.  We spent Saturday evening playing music by Lake Ontario for Todd and Andrea’s wedding celebration party.  It was a great time.  Since we are using the next couple of weeks for vacations, our next gig is July 21st at the Hemlock Fair.  This will be our first time playing at the fair and we are hoping to see a lot of you there. 

 

June 25, 2006

Thanks to everyone who came out to Duffy’s to enjoy a Barilla pasta dinner and to support the Avon Food Pantry.  It was a beautiful night and everyone seemed to have a great time. Our next public gig is July 21st at the Hemlock Fair.  We are hoping to see a lot of you there.  On a related gigs note, Dave will be playing June 30th at the Chocolate Bar in Lakeville backing up jazz singer Deb Herbert.  It should be a fun time. 

 

The schedule is set for the Youth Music Venue at the Avon Corn Festival.  We are grateful for the  tremendous response from a broad range of organizations supporting this event. 

 

June 20, 2006

The folks at St. Agnes pulled it off again.  What a great festival!  Friday night there was a battle of the bands with some outstanding young talent.  Mike Drexler did a super job organizing it again this year.  Saturday saw a great three on three basketball tournament organized by Mike Manning and a host of others; crafts, food, and games organized by other volunteers (sorry we don’t have those names); and a variety of entertainment including the Hoboz, dance programs, a martial arts program, the St. Agnes Jazz Band, the ACS High School Jazz Band, and Off the Porch, featuring Ray Miller and Larry Sinclair.  We played at 7:00 and had a great time with a great audience.  Bill Christiano ran the sound and provided the PA.  He did an outstanding job and we just had to plug in.  Bill also ran sound the night before for the Battle of the bands, slept at the venue to keep an eye on the equipment, ran sound for the entertainment during the day and then joined his band,One More, to do a great hour set between our two sets. Bill, we hope you got to sleep on Fathers’ Day.  During the second set, we were joined by Larry on harmonica for “Sweet Home Chicago” and the place just jumped.  What a blast. 

 

We have added and comments page.  Feel free to send comments to Dave to have them included on the web site.  Pictures from Milestones and the St. Agnes Festival are posted.

 

This Saturday we will be at Duffy’s in Avon from 7—11.  Make sure you get there early.  The pasta dinner starts at 6:00 with the proceeds going to the Avon Food Pantry.  You can bet it will be Barilla pasta and Sauce.   Thanks to Barilla for their donation and welcome to the community.

 

June 15, 2006

We play in a Rock ‘n Roll band.  Big deal.  At the June 10th AIDS Relief Benefit, Colleen Freeman gave an outstanding presentation regarding her work in Africa.  I can’t do her presentation or efforts justice.  Surmise it to say that she is a remarkable person doing great things for people and communities in need.  One of most inspiring parts of her story was how she overcame the helpless feeling of just being one person in a world of overwhelming issues.  She demonstrated how she overcame that feeling that is familiar to most of us and found a way to make a significant contribution.  Pat and Allie Fenton hosted the event.  They did an outstanding job and their graciousness set the tone for the evening.  The event raised $5,000.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.  From the band side, Mike O’Brien joined us to run the sound and sat in on a couple of great tunes.  Kate Phillips helped Mike with sound and also sat in on “Brown Eyed Girl.”  Thanks to both of them for making it even more fun.  Pictures are posted.

 

Come on out and see us at the St. Agnes Festival in Avon.  It is June 17th and we play from 7:00—10:00.  Come early and see the St. Agnes School Jazz Band at 4:00 and the Avon High School Jazz Band at 5:00.  Also, One More will be playing between our sets.  It will be a great night of music.

 

June 24th we will be at Duffy’s.  Check it out!

 

June 9, 2006

Steve’s page is now updated and the website is compatible with more browsers.  Pictures from The Avon Fire Dept. Banquet and our last Brockport gig are also posted.

 

May 29, 2006

OK, that was fun.  We had a great time at the Irish Festival Fund Raiser at Milestones.  What’s really great about an event like this is how everyone supports everyone else.  From the moment we walked in, the other bands and the organizers made us feel like part of the family.  There’s something special about working with other musicians towards a good cause.

 

Everheart, Young School of Irish Dance, the Pipe and Drum Corps, and Wild Geese were super..   The crowd seemed to have a real good time which just eggs us on.   At the end of the night, John and Dave got “Goosed” and  joined Wild Geese on stage for a few rollicking tunes. 

 

We won’t mention that John won just about everything in sight during the raffles, that just wouldn’t be right.

 

Our next public gig is the St. Agnes Festival in Avon.  It is June 17th and we play from 7:00—10:00.  Come early and see the Avon Jazz Band at 5:00. 

 

May 15, 2006

We had a great time at the first of this season’s Saturday Nights Out.  We ended up playing inside due to threatening weather, but that didn’t dampen the festivities.  Julie Carney and her crew did a great job with the meal and the ACS Jazz Band under the direction of Alison Laurier was outstanding. 

 

May 28th will find us at Milestones for the Rochester Saint Patrick’s Day Benefit party.  Come on out and party with us from 4—6 and then catch the Irish band Wild Geese.  We are all really looking forward to this event. 

 

May 11, 2006

May 13th kicks off Saturday Night Out in Avon.  It should be a great party and the ACS High School Jazz Band will be performing between our sets.  Come on down for dinner, music, and fun!

 

May 28th will find us at Milestones for the Rochester Saint Patrick’s Day Benefit party.  Come on out and party with us from 4—6 and then catch the Irish band Wild Geese.

 

May 1, 2006

We had a great time Friday night in Brockport.  We got to roll out some new material and meet some new people.  The Doctor sat in on “Stormy Monday” and just rocked the place.  Thanks to Billy for arranging everything.  We really appreciate it and can’t wait to do it again.

 

May 13th kicks off Saturday Night Out in Avon.  We hope to see you there.  May 28th will find us at Milestones for the Rochester Saint Patrick’s Day Benefit party.  Come on out and party with us from 4—6 and then catch the Irish band Wild Geese.

 

April 16, 2006

We will be returning to the Brockport VFW hall on Friday, April 28th. We have played at the VFW hall twice before and have had great crowds and incredible parties.  We hope to see all of our old friends and look forward to making some new ones.  Come early and stay late. 

 

This marks the end of our winter hiatus.  We have added new tunes by Bonne Raitt, Chicago, and Billy Joel that are ready to go.  We also have a number of other songs in various states of preparation.   Now it’s time to get out and play and it looks like we’ll be pretty busy during the upcoming months.

 

We will be participating in a benefit show for the Rochester Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee at Milestones Sunday May 28th.  We’re not sure what time we’ll be on stage, but we’ll keep you posted.  Don’t forget Avon Saturday Night Out on May 13th from 7:00—9:00.  We are expecting some special guest performers.

 

April 10, 2006

We are getting ready to ramp it up again.  April 28th will see us back at Brockport.  This is a gig that we just love to play, what a great group of people.  In May we start up festival season again.  It also looks like we may be playing a benefit for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee at Milestones in May.  We’ll keep you posted.

 

March 9, 2006

A few things are going on:

 

Prep for the Youth Music Venue at the Avon Corn Festival.  The Avon Rotary Corn Festival Committee approved the inclusion of a venue for youth oriented music at this year’s festival and Bob’s Brother’s Band is taking the lead on organizing the event.  We plan to have up to eight acts.  Each act will be sponsored or co-sponsored by a business, organization, performer, or individual.  If you are interested in sponsoring one of the acts or want additional information regarding the event, please contact Dave Sharman or Beth Ippolito.

 

Tom Greenfield and Dave will be playing at Batterman’s Bakery April 7th 7:00—9:00.

 

We are adding to the repertoire.  Expect to hear some new tunes the next time you hear us.  We are making the non-union horns earn their keep.

 

March 1, 2006

We had a great time celebrating Fat Tuesday at Zion Episcopal Church in Avon.  The food was fantastic and everyone had a super time.  We were joined at various times by Kate Phillips on drums, Lori Meath singing, Ken Ippolito on keyboards, and a guest horn section of John Baer and Tom Rounstree.  One of the things we really love about this type of gig is to see people of all ages up dancing and enjoying themselves. 

 

After a busy start to the year, we are laying low.  Not to say that a couple of gigs might not pop in, but we are in hiatus for a bit.  We did this last year and had time to add some great tunes to the list.  We are planning on the same this year.

 

February 27, 2006

A good time was had by all at the Avon Inn for Casino night.   The tables were busy all night.  Thanks for coming out and supporting the event.  Tomorrow night we try something completely different.  We are playing for a parish sponsored Mardi Gras event.  We have some blues, standards, and traditional pieces worked up and plan to have a great time.  We will be joined by Lori Meath, Kate Phillips, and Grant Sharman.    Pictures from Swain are posted.

 

February 20, 2006

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Mercy Flight and the band yesterday at Swain.  There was a fantastic crowd (thanks largely to Bob and his crew).  The turnout was exceptional and it looks like we may be back sometime in March.  We’ll keep you posted.  We didn’t expect much dancing on a Sunday afternoon and were quite happy during the early tunes to see feet tapping and people singing.  But then a few brave souls ventured out to dance and the whole place got going.  Thanks!

 

One unfortunate event was that Paul’s son Blair had a skiing accident and broke his collar bone in two places.  Blair went to Noyes hospital in Dansville and, according to Paul, they were absolutely fantastic.  Hats off to all of the folks at Noyes and thanks to the ski patrol.  

 

We hope to see you Friday night at the Avon Inn for Casino night.

 

February 7, 2006

Now we know why we live in small town America.  The turnout for the Friend’s of Cal Benefit was absolutely unbelievable, yet exactly what we would expect from our community.  Hat’s off to all of the organizers and volunteers as well as to all who donated goods and services for such an important cause.

 

We had a great time and were joined by a living, breathing horn section.  John got the iron man award for starting his day in Boston and driving like a wild man (for John that would be 67 in a 65) to make it to the show with time to spare (about 2 minutes).  Pictures are posted.

 

Come join us February 19th at Swain for the Mercy Flight Benefit.  We will be playing from 2—5 and also plan to have some fun on the slopes.

 

February 24th will find us at the Avon Inn for Casino Night.  The event is 7:00—Midnight.  With Bob’s Brother’s Band playing from 8—11.

 

February 2, 2006

Happy Groundhog’s Day!  Pictures from Brockport are posted and we have added a page for our Sound Team.  You can get there from the About the Band link.

 

This is a big weekend.  We are honored to be part of the Friend’s of Cal Benefit Raffle & Dance at the Quality Inn in Geneseo on February 5th (Super Bowl Sunday).  The event is 1:00 until 4:00 PM.  Let’s all pull together and help his family in this time of need.  Everyone is encouraged to come out and show their support. 

 

If you are looking to unwind this Friday night, check out Tom Greenfield and Dave Sharman from 7—9 at Batterman’s Bakery on Avon’s Genesee Street.  Tom is undeniably Western New York’s premier insensitive folk singer.

 

January 30, 2006

Wow!  What a great time we had in Brockport.  There is nothing more satisfying than when an audience and a band are feeding off of each other.  That’s what has happened twice now in Brockport and we can’t wait for the next time.  We’ll have pictures posted later this week.

 

We will be playing a benefit show at the Quality Inn in Geneseo on February 5th (Super Bowl Sunday) for  Cal Livingston,  a Geneseo High School student who has been diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening immune system disorder.  The event is 1:00 until 4:00 PM.  Let’s all pull together and help his family in this time of need.  Everyone is encouraged to come out and show their support.

 

January 27, 2006

Brockport, are you ready?  We are really looking forward to returning to Brockport.  We had a great time when we were last there.   Come ready to have a great party!

 

We will be playing a benefit show at the Quality Inn in Geneseo on February 5th (Super Bowl Sunday) for  Cal Livingston,  a student who has been diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening immune system disorder.  The event is 1:00 until 4:00 PM. Everyone is encouraged to come out and show their support.

 

We will also be playing for Avon Casino Night at the Avon Inn on February 24th from 8—11.  It should be a great time.  We are working out the details but watch this space to find out when we will be at Swain’s Shawmut Pub.

 

January 10, 2006

Principal Hayes becomes a rock star.  Students, faculty, and staff may have seen a side of their Principal that they didn’t know existed.  Tim actually suspended the rules of decorum in the auditorium and allowed dancing in the aisles.  The variety show was absolutely wonderful.  There was a full range of music (classical, jazz, folk, blues, popular, and of course good old Rock ‘n Soul) and many very talented performers.  For us, the highlight was on the finale when two trumpeters spontaneously joined us on stage for Mustang Sally.  The energy level just exploded.  Thanks and good luck to the class of 2007!  The next gig is January 28th in Brockport.  Check the gigs link for more details and come on out and join us for a good time.  We just posted some New Year’s Eve pictures.  Take a look.

 

January 3, 2006

Happy New Year!!  Bob’s Brother’s Band finished out the year with back to back gigs.  Friday night we played Bill Vallone’s surprise birthday party and had a great time.  Bill’s family pulled out all of the stops and put on a great party.  Saturday had us at the Village Inn in Caledonia for the second straight year.  The dance floor was jumping right from the beginning thanks to a wedding party that decided to stay and bring in the New Year with the band.  Of course we had to make the traditional midnight march around the monument.  What a great time!!!    Oh yeah,  the CD is done.  What a great year. 

 

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