This is it — the real deal.
When we sat down to plan this whole thing, there were pitfalls and near misses. We discovered that booking a rock band is somewhat different than throwing a party, say, at the local Rod & Gun club. Suffice it to say, the terms, backstage riders, contract agreements, and necessary personnel caught us off guard–but in the end, it all fell into place. Here it is. The show of our lives, all for you.
Entertainment #1 : Charles “Charles”
During the cocktail & feeding-frenzy section of the evening, musical entertainment will be provided by Charles “Charles”. Charles is a Philadelphia native with more than 40 years of lounge-singer and entertainment experience. Between gigs with his two major label acts (The Fake Captains, and James T. Kirk and the Rocket Man Band), Charles spends his free time feeding stray children and solving complicated math problems found on university hallway chalkboards. In 2012, Charles became the world’s only pianist to play the entirety of Liszt’s 12 Grand Etudes while simultaneously holding his breath and making corrections to his tax forms.
Entertainment #2: Surprises and Romance
If everyone behaves and time permitting, Tara and Clay may honor you with a short recitation of our wedding vows to each other. Awww, isn’t that sweet? Details and surprises TBD.
Entertainment #3 : RUBBLEBUCKET
One of our all-time favorite musical groups is the truly epic “yes-wave” band, RUBBLEBUCKET. Introduced to us by a few different friends, we love this group of genre-bending musicians like few others we’ve ever heard. If you’re not already familiar with them, here’s how they describe themselves on their website:
Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont band has evolved into something that is “utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene”, which is to say that you never know what you’ll see or hear next.
Here’s how we’d like to describe them: As the only band we wanted to play at our wedding . . . the sound of hopeful futures, of complex lives, of twisted joy and love . . . the sound of celebration with our friends.
UPDATE 27Aug12: We’ve been asked by a few of you–is this a public Rubblebucket concert? Answer: No, this is our private event, only wedding guests will be in attendance.
Take a listen to the awesomeness of Rubblebucket at the link below, have your socks knocked off, then go ahead and RSVP that you’ll be joining us for the concert of our lives:
Really–we’re so excited, there aren’t even words to describe it.
A dream concert with all our friends.
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