Introducing...Under the Streetlamp
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:15:14
ARTISTdirect.com is psyched to introduce readers to Under the Streetlamp. Who are they? They are an electrifying quartet you need to familiarize yourself with...now! Think of four Michael Bublé-types, contained within one vocal ensemble.
Fans of PBS across the country are in for a special treat in March, as Under the Streetlamp, comprised of four dreamy voices who bring the early rock 'n' roll, doo-wop and Motown classics to an entirely new generation along with reminding the original fans why great music is timeless!
These gents are hardly throwbacks. They hark back to an earlier time and infuse it with a modern, intoxicating vibe.
'Under the Streetlamp' is also the centerpiece of PBS' pledge drive in many markets. Fans of the performance will have the chance to special order the DVD or CD of Under the Streetlamp during pledge drive upon making a donation to their local PBS station.
Formed in Chicago in 2010, Under the Streetlamp quickly earned a devoted local following and came to the attention of Charlie Blum who runs the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. "I've put on and seen thousands of shows but was instantly struck by the boys clearly authentic love for this music, their amazing showmanship and rapport with one another, their numerous standing ovations and their total commitment to delivering these classics songs in a phenomenal fun filled way...They are having a big party and the audience is invited to join in. I noticed that their audience included all ages and everyone left the theatre smiling," commented Blum. "I immediately felt that PBS was the perfect outlet to introduce them to the public and was delighted that so many PBS outlets felt that way as well," Blum concluded.
For a complete itinerary of markets that are airing "Under the Streetlamp" please visit here and here.
All four members of Under the Streetlamp - Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones – appeared at one time or another in the Chicago or national company of Jersey Boys. "When we all started doing cabaret together in the Chicago area, we realized that the audience was responding not just to these great songs but the synergy between the four of us," explained Michael Ingersoll. As a result of the huge following Under the Streetlamp has developed in the Chicago area, their manager Charlie Blum has confirmed the first leg of their national tour which will start in May including performances in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville and NY.
Check them out here.
Friday, May 11, 2012 Cleveland, OH Ohio Theatre
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Chicago, IL Park West
Sunday, May 13, 2012 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Ft. Myers, FL BB Mann
Friday, May 18, 2012 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Tampa, FL Ferguson Concert Hall
Sunday, May 20, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Madison, WI The Capitol Theatre
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Saginaw, MI Temple Theater
Thursday, June 14, 2012 Nashville, TN Polk Theatre
Friday, June 15, 2012 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Saturday, June 16, 2012 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Sunday, June 17, 2012 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theatre
Thursday, June 21, 2012 Hartford, CT Belding Theatre
Friday, June 22, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theatre
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Institute Ampitheatre
Sunday, June 24, 2012 Cincinnati, OH RiverFront @ RiverBend
Monday, June 25, 2012 Lancaster, PA The American Music Theatre
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
Thursday, July 12, 2012 Detroit, IL Royal Oak Music Theatre
Friday, July 13, 2012 Mequon, WI Gathering On The Green
Saturday, July 14, 2012 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Are you going to find yourself Under the Streetlamp anytime soon?