The Best Things in Life are Free – May 2017

Check out the complimentary entertainment for the month of May in Club Four One.

Lounge Entertainment - Kid & Nic

May 4 – 6
Kid & Nic Show
8:30 PM to 1:15 AM

The Kid and Nic Show keeps the crowd dancing, singing and laughing a long as they perform pop, rock, dance, oldies, current and classic country, 80’s hits, Latin, funk, swing, blues, jazz and reggae. The show also features some fun “theme” medleys of songs from movies such as Grease, The Blues Brothers and Animal House.  These medleys are performed complete with costumes as well

When Nicole (Nic) and Kirk (Kid) Tracy met, they had no idea that their partnership would soon include leading a band together.  Nicole was a busy actor who performed Shakespeare, Neil Simon, various musicals, and played a character on the television series Beverly Hills 90210.  Kirk was a working saxophonist who played live with The Shirelles, The Ink Spots, Dave Wakeling (The English Beat and General Public), and recorded the Epic Records debut release of the ska group Save Ferris.  Although, once they met everything changed.  A fun, high energy, interactive show was born that features a cool blend of a wide variety of different music.  Since the formation of this husband and wife led five piece band in 1997, The Kid and Nic Show has performed regularly from the House of Blues stages in Hollywood and Anaheim to clubs, casinos, theaters, festivals and special events across the country.  Past tours have taken the show to over 16 states.  The Kid and Nic Show has been featured on The Discovery Channel, The Food Networks “Bobby Flay’s Food Nation”, as well as morning news shows in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nevada and Arizona.  Their story has also been told in periodicals across the nation.  Songs from Kid and Nic’s last release Where You Are There You Is are enjoying regular rotation on radio stations across the nation and around the world!  Kid and Nic take their audiences on a trip across the landscape of American music and comedy for a show that provides a lot of laughs, great danceable music and a genuine feeling of joy!

 

Lounge Entertainment - Clay Underwood

May 11 – 13
Clay Underwood Band
8:30 PM to 1:15 AM

Kentucky native and country music newcomer, Clay Underwood is well on his way to becoming one of the hottest rising stars on the Nashville Scene.  With his trailblazing debut hit single “Behind These Walls”, co-written by Dierks Bentley, Mel Tillis Jr., and Tammy Rogers, Underwood became the first unsigned independent artist in years to break TOP 40 and hold a spot for 4 weeks on the Nashville Music Row Charts.

Underwood has gone on to become the first unsigned artist to ever break Music Row’s Top 75 with three consecutive singles. His latest CD, “New Beginnings and Old Honky Tonks” has received an overwhelmingly positive response from radio, music critics, and most importantly, country music fans worldwide. This fourteen song collection, produced by Underwood himself, has many of Nashville’s elite calling it “the best country album in over a decade!”

Clay Underwood is true to his country roots and loyal to his fans. His story is rich with classic tales of “due paying” and musical moonlighting. All put together, the world is witnessing the birth and creative vision of a true Country Music Artist that will be around for a long time.​
Eddie & the Edsels

May 18 – 20
Eddie and the Edsels
8:30 PM to 1:15 AM

Eddie & the Edsels is Bill Morris (guitar, and vocals), Dan Morris (keyboards, bass and vocals), Tristan Morris (drums, guitar, vocals).  At  very young ages, Bill Morris was the guitarist for “Dave C. and the Sharptones” and Dan Morris performed with his group “Little Weed and the Gardeners”.  In the late 1960’s they joined their musical talents and became “The Lively Ones”.

Always successful in the Cleveland area music scene, the group was now moving into the 1970’s when harder rock was becoming the rage. The brothers felt they needed a heavier, more Rock-n-Roll sounding name, and became “The Rapid Transit” with John Warren on drums and Bill Logus on lead vocals.

The Rapid Transit was the house band on the only nationally syndicated television show from Cleveland, called  “The Upbeat Show”.  The show was seen in over 130 cities.  During this time, they backed stars such as James Darrin, Anne Murray, Don Mclean, Bobby Sherman, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, Sly & the Family Stone, The Doors, Neil Sedaka, The McCoys, Kenny Rogers and Freddy Canon and many more.  Having success with a national show, they decided to record and release the album “The Rapid Transit Sticks It In Your Ear”.  Freddy Canon personally wrote a song for them entitled “Strawberry Wine” which they performed on the Upbeat show.  They also recorded and released 3 singles.

With the arrival of the disco era, the Upbeat Show was changed to a country format and was eventually cancelled. Changing with the times, the brothers then became established as “The Morris Bros.” performing current dance music of the era and featuring female vocalists such as Jona Carol, Toni Michaels, Jan Gary,  Judy Hunt, Jan Marie, and Debbie Day.  Tristan, the youngest Morris brother was already gaining experience with the “Bubble Gum Band” and won the Schriner’s Search for Stars. They also played for President Nixon. Tristan later played with the Carousel band for 3 years.  In 1979, he joined his two brothers on drums along with vocalist Nancy Sias.

In the 1990’s, rap music was becoming a dominant force in the dance clubs. The Morris Bros. wanted to sing rather than rap.   For them,  it was the right time to return to their rock-n-roll roots from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Their alter ego Eddie & the Edsels which was created in 1974, overtook their top 40 act of the Morris Bros, however, recently some of the Morris Bros. top 40 material of the 1970’s and 1980’s has found its way back into their repertoire.

2013 – The band adds Lynn Jarrell to the show, Cleveland’s premiere female vocalist.  Lynn has performed with top Cleveland bands such as Raisin Cain, Bruno Brothers, and Twist to name a few. During her music career, she has recorded and performed in Nashville, performed in Las Vegas with Sonny Geraci of “Time Won’t Let Me” and “Precious and Few” fame, and sang with the Michael Stanley band for a sold out show at Cleveland’s Music Hall.  Lynn has also done work in the studio and is featured in 3 videos for the Planet Earth exhibit at the Natural History Museum.  Her voice is also featured in a TV commercial for Cleveland’s IX Center Indoor Amusement Park.

Dan remembers when Lynn was 18 years old and filled in with the band.  “She impressed the entire band with her talent”, Dan said.  Needing a fill in years later, Lynn impressed the band once again and Eddie and the Edsels asked her to join the group permanently.  Lynn’s extraordinary talent adds a whole new dynamic to the band’s performances.

With 2 Las Vegas style shows and a huge repertoire of songs, they have been involved in the promotion of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame and have performed shows for the Palace and State Theatres.  Shows also have included, the Rock n Roll Rendezvous at Playhouse Square, Legends of the Rock-n-Roll Show at the Cleveland Convention Center, and co-headlining with Sonny Geraci at the Avalon Event Center. Eddie & the Edsels have also been featured at various casinos, resorts and fundraisers.

 

Comedian Tiffany Norton

May 7
Comedian Tiffany Norton
7:00 PM

Tiffany Norton is one of the talented new faces to come out of the Minneapolis comedy scene. Tiffany left the Corporate world in 2007 when she was forced to “reinvent” herself when her career in real estate & mortgage banking collapsed along with the housing market.  That year she decided that she literally had nothing to lose and began making the rounds at local open mic nights. That same year Tiffany began an internship at a local radio station. She eventually worked her way up to become the producer and alternate street reporter/writer for the morning show. In early 2009, Tiffany’s work as a comic and producer was noticed by local anchorman, Eric Perkins, and she became a pop-culture contributor on the NBC affiliate, KARE 11 Saturday Morning Show. In 2012, Tiffany Norton was named by her peers as “One of the Best Comedians in Minneapolis.” In 2013 she joined the KS95 Morning Show in Minneapolis and is the current assistant on-air producer, traffic reporter and resident comedian.  Tiffany takes normally dark subject matter and injects it with silliness and irreverence. Focusing on the stresses and pressures of being a modern woman in a world filled with unachievable standards and judgmental family members. However, this isn’t a “woman’s only” show, her material covers a wide array of subjects from the serious to the Snooki.


Comedian Jody Kerns

May 14
Comedian Jody Kerns
7:00 PM

Jody Kerns is a southern belle that kicks like a mule!  Coming to the stage looking like a soccer mom and then blowing you away with her take on kids, drugs, sex, marriage…you name it, she talks about it.  She ain’t shy about nothing!  And she has no fear, because she has raised five kids!  She’s seen it all and done it all when it comes to living life, and she’ll be more than happy to tell you about it and then give you a lap dance!  When she breaks out her guitar, everyone becomes a part of the show and they keep begging for more.  When she’s done, your cheeks and sides will hurt.  This little lady has got it going on.

 

Comedian Nathan Timmel

May 21
Comedian Nathan Timmel
7:00 PM

Nathan was the only child running around the playground shouting the “Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say On Television.”  Thus, began his comedy career.  Since those auspicious beginnings, Nathan has:  performed at comedy clubs across the country, recorded several comedy CD’s which receive regular airplay on both Sirius and XM satellite radio, and visited the nationally-syndicated Bob and Tom Show several times.

 

Comedian Sonya White

May 28
Comedian Sonya White
7:00 PM

Sonya serves her funny stand-up routine with northern flavor and a southern accent.  Her observational comedy is enhanced by dead-on impersonations and appropriate sound effects.  Her comedy is based on real-life experiences and her fond-but irreverent-interactions with friends, family and the world at large.

 

 

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