By Ken Saftey
Summer winds down at CJ Sparrow`s (posted 09/19/2018 at 10:19am)
K-Safe returns following a week away. All`s well at KSOMS. Thanks to House Band guitarist and Co-Host Bill Blue. With assistance from relief guitarist Rob Lipinsky, BB ( by all reports ) did a fine job guiding the open mic ship while Ken Safety was absent. Last week had a fine turnout.
The Sophisticatos opened with their “Dinner Set”. They were preparing for what would be a successful appearance at The Cheshire Fall Festival. The Sophisticatos will be playing a full evening at CJ Sparrow`s on Saturday September 29th @ 8pm. Special guest DW Ditty will be on hand.
The Fabulous House Band had bassist Ron Ciaburri, drummer Jan Alessio and Bill Blue.
Players for the night had a performance by R/S Equinox ( Renee LaPierre and Sue Neal ). Joining the duo were Bruce Hazard ( violin ) and Al “Big Sweet” ( Drums ). R/S Equinox has been recording and performing original material in addition to their favorite cover songs.
Bruce Hazard brought along his pals Richie and Ernie. The two guitarists with Richie sing leads added John DiCarlo on bass for their set.
Banjo Dan teamed up with accordionist Mike Drysgula for a set. The diversity at a KSOMS can be astonishing.
Fred “Hawaii Fred O” Centrella banged out a rocking set of surf style tunes with John DiCarlo grabbing his guitar to follow. Drummers Jan and Al alternated along the way.
Bobby Nap lead the proceedings for awhile. The 60`s music fanatic brought out an old Herman`s Hermit`s number that inspired Don from The bar to jump on an open mic.
Good friend and talented performer Dan Hinde drove the proceedings with The Fabulous House Band.
The night closed with an original set from guitarist Tim Longden and bassist Michael Simmons. The duo were just returning from performing a showcase at Infinity Hall and decided to finish their night at KSOMS.
Thanks to owner John Miller and barman Johnny Roz along with the CJ Sparrow staff for their fine attentive service throughout another “Thiirsty Thursday” at Ken Safety`s Open Mic Show.
Another on the way this Thursday.
908 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: (203) 272-8204
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- BAR 11:30am-1:00am
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