Benefit concert featuring Knockabout
Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8pm
First Parish of Watertown
35 Church Street, Watertown
$20 for all
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This venue is handicap accessible
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Ballads, chanteys and songs of the sea are the mainstay of "Knockabout".
Colin de la Barre, Barry O'Brien, Rose Sheehan, Audi Lane, Peter and Joanne Souza have spliced together many nautical tunes that represent both new and old world music with a wealth of knowledge and talent. Vocals and harmonies are a major part of performances mixed with knowledge and lots of good fun. All members of "Knockabout" reside in Gloucester and Essex, MA.
Colin de la Barre has grown up in very a musical household. Colin's unique ability to harmonize is his true talent that surfaces at every performance. Colin has a brilliant sense of supporting all songs and has been our mainstay for group harmonies.
Barry O'Brien has been playing and singing music for many years. Barry's stage presence captivates audiences and draws them into his music and song. Barry plays the mandolin and guitar as he leads songs and chanteys. Barry owns and manages a local communications company and is adept at arrangements and presentations. Barry is also a Director of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. Rose Sheehan has been singing since the early 1980's in folk venues in the Boston area.
Rose was the primary musician for a Western Massachusetts Morris team for several years. Rose is the founding and original director for Welcome Yule! A Mid-Winter Celebration with performances ranging back 20 years. Rose's ballads, sea songs and chanteys are exceptionally well presented for all to enjoy. Rose currently works in the field of primary education, plays the melodeon and performs superb vocals.
Audi Lane has been singing since her childhood in church choir, school musicals and in small groups. In the past year she has very much enjoyed singing sea shanties with her friends in Gloucester, where she lives.
Joanne Souza is a classically trained musician who plays the flute, concertina and base. Joanne participated in many choral groups while in college. Joanne primarily sings soulful sea songs and ballads with meaningful messages of loss, life and humor. Joanne has been singing for over 25 years and is currently the Director of the Schooner Adventure in Gloucester.
Peter Souza is a long time lover of the sea, its music and the people who work the waters. Peter plays the guitar and sings chanteys from the golden age of sail. Peter is the VP of the Schooner Adventure and directs her 4 million dollar restoration and has been employed for almost forty years in the high tech industry. Peter has a very keen wit and brilliant sense of humor, as you will see during performances. Be prepared for a lot of fun and good song from "Knockabout".
Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Friday Night Supper Club at the Arlington Street Church in Boston.