Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Welcome Tracy Fontes

We are pleased to announce Tracy Fontes , our new lead vocalist! Tracy, a Providence native, comes to the Slacks after a seven-year gig singing with renowned vocalist and Roomful of Blues alum Mac Odom.

Tracy grew up with Motown and Philly soul, and his voice reminds one of the great soul crooners Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke and Edwin Starr. The Slacks look forward to adding material to the repertoire that will showcase Tracy’s high tenor style. “If you are not growing, then where are you?” says Tracy.

“Tracy has been coming to rehearsals amazingly prepared,” says Slacks guitarist and long-time Tracy fan Mike Duke. “Great work ethic,” says Slacks music director Jeremy Valadez. With his veteran’s showmanship, he has already gained a close following at our weekly Cantab gigs

“It’s all about sharing good music,” says Tracy. He’s looking forward to bringing song ideas to the Slacks and getting into the recording studio. A fan of collaboration, Tracy says the Slacks “are the right guys to do it with.”

What else? Tracy owns a 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood coupe with a vinyl Landau roof. Class act all the way.

Welcome aboard Tracy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Chicken Slacks return to Ryles

This will be good. We haven't played Ryles in a couple years, although we've played a handful of Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve gigs at Ryles in the past. Nice to be back at one of the great venues.

Great showcase if you're considering us for a wedding, concert or party.

See you there!

Ryles Jazz and Cabaret Club
212 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA
(617) 876 9330

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Getting in that Mardi Gras mood

Some inspiration:

Carnival Time, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson

Go to the Mardi Gras, Professor Longhair

Mardi Gras Mambo, The Hawkettes

Second Line, Stop, Inc.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mardi Gras!

That time of year, again! On February 18, we'll be hosting a Mardi Gras party for the third year in a row at The CNote in Hull, MA, 159 Nantasket Blvd. A favorite venue for us. The music starts at 9:45 and ends at 12:45. Wear your finest Mardi Gras duds! For more info call the CNote at 781 925 4300.