The Best Things in Life are Free – July 2017

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

Eddie & the Edsels

July 6 – July 8
Eddie & the Edsels

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.

 

Lounge Entertainment - Time Trax

July 13 – July 15
Time Trax

From the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame capital of the world Cleveland, Ohio to Southwest Florida, Time Trax travels nearly everywhere performing a wide variety of dance floor packing music at night clubs, casinos, resorts, hotels, festivals, and special events. Their large song list of classic and current dance music enables them to thrill nearly any audience.  Time Trax can play  50’s, 60’s, 70’s,  80’s, 90’s, and today’s best current music.  Time Trax is a class act known for their professional and energetic shows, sharp stage attire, along with a fabulous sound and lighting production.  Because of the band’s ability to captivate crowds and cover popular genres of music, Time Trax has become one of the most popular and well respected cover bands to come out of Northeast Ohio.  With home bases in Northeast Ohio and Southwest Florida, Time Trax Performs an average of 150 dates per year and is consistently rebooked into the venues they perform.  Most notably, Time Trax has performed shows for Carnival Cruise Lines out of Florida and California, Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Cleveland, Ohio’s Fox 8 Morning Show.

 

 

Lounge Entertainment - Darlene & the Boys

July 20 – July 22
Darlene & the Boys

Darlene and the boys “real classic country/variety music with no artificial ingredients! Darlene is regarded as a true entertainer. Every performance is of the highest quality for her audience! She has performed on countless TV/radio and stage shows with many stars of the Grand Ole Opry. From Nashville’s “BE A STAR” (multiple winner) to appearances on The Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop Midnight Jamboree, to performing on country music shows aboard cruise ships. Darlene knows how to connect with an audience!

 

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July 28 – July 29
Reality Bites

Remember the movie? Remember the sounds of the 90s?

Reality Bites, a tribute to 90s pop/alternative/Rock is now booking for 2017.

The show is arranged into 3 rotating sets with songs ranging from early grunge era songs by Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, etc and moves into the later pop hits by Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Sister Hazel, and also a few current alt rock/pop hits by Twenty One Pilots, Onerepublic, White Stripes, etc…

Overall the focus of each set is aimed at the fun, dancy, happy side rather than the dark, grungy sound associated with that era. Although we don’t exclude the grunge either! There’s something for everyone in each set and its delivered by a fun, energetic, professional band utilizing the clothing styles plus a few props from the 90s era.

The musicians in the band are very experienced and professional and truly enjoy putting on a fun show.

Drummer Scott Kusmirek has spent a good part of his career playing on tour and in the studio with 90s greats The Gin Blossoms, Freddy Jones Band, and John Popper of Blues Traveler to name a few.

Bassist/vocalist Tim Driscoll has been playing in bands such as Money Shot, Vaders Mistress, Choker, wRec, Keep It Secret, etc…all over the Midwest for most of his life. His abilities on multiple instruments and wide vocal range , not to mention a great sense of humor and spot on dance techniques make for a great show.

Guitarist/vocalist Danzo McCracken spent the early years of his career on the road touring with various acts all over the country, and has lived in The Upper Peninsula since 1998. Upon arrival in Marquette, MI, Danzo joined a band called Kickback as guitarist/keyboard/vocalist, later becoming a founding member of bands such as Exstatic, Buzz Factor, and Nudge, he brings a wide range of musical influences to the stage, as well as some funny one liners!

Crowd interaction, quality sound and lighting, professional attitude, fun performance, and a unique musical experience is Reality Bites.

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