Come join Kid Kazooey & The BallRoom ROustabouts at a FREE Family Concert in the Park! Sunday, August 11, Bryan Park, Bloomington, IN, 6:30-8p. Sponsored by Bloomington Parks & Rec, and most notably THE GREEN NURSERY!! Yay!!
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I’ve been cautiously optimistic about the strides Monroe County has taken towards viral mitigation, and now I’m even fully vaccinated, and I’m starting to perform in public again! This fun shot is from an epic busking moment on the streets of donwtown Bloomington, with a cute and toneful small size acoustic piano that my buddy Ross and I (He’s the one playing that snare drum) transported in the back of his mini-van!
I’ve been playing a LOT more piano than guitar, or even ukulele, these days. Piano is my first instrument, since I was 4 years old! And as much as I love to rock out on guitar, I have to admit that piano is my strongest instrument, and where I can most effortleslly express myself musically.
I also have been experimenting with playing more to ADULTS these days! Shocking, I know! But you know, I’ve been performing as Kid Kazooey to little kids for over 25 years, and a lot of those kids have grown up now and still enjoy a little kazooey in their musical offerings! You can catch my “Kazooey on Keys” show at the Orbit Room coming up real soon, Saturday, June 5, from 6 – 8pm. There’s a cover charge of $10, and the venue is SMALL – only room for 18 folks! If you don’t already know, The Orbit Room is WAY cool! It’s a miniature pinball palace, a gourmet hot dog (AND NOT dog) must eat eatery, and groovy local Bloomington Music Scene venue! This show IS for 21 year olds and older ONLY.
Keep checking back here at the website for more upcoming dates, and reach out to me if you have any questions! Remember, I REALLY AM a librarian, so I’m trained to meet your informational needs!
Love and respect, Kid Kazooey
Once again some fun gigs coming your way this summer! From Bloomington Concerts in the park, to Birthday Parties and fundraisers and live radio broadcasts! Not only from Kid Kazooey & the BallRoom Roustabouts, but also the most recent roustabout spin-off, LL3 (formerly called the Lara Lynn Trio).
LL3 consist of Kid Kazooey (lead singer, songwriter and vocalist of the BallRoom Roustabouts) on keyboards, and Lara Lynn (The BallRoom Roustabouts’ own ‘Gantzy Dander’, or ‘Mrs. Kazooey’, our amazing drummer and background vocalist, now fronting the band as lead vocalist of LL3! Their common 3rd member is the fantastic Danny Deckard on drums (who has subbed on drums for our Gantzy Dander during times of need), and sometimes the illustrious Steve Mascari on bass (former BallRoom Roustabout drummer, from the mid 90’s! ‘Papa Giovanni’!). LL3 specializes in the music of Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter, while hitting other great american songwriters of the 30s through the 60s, always keeping things Light, Sweet, and Upbeat!
We hope to see you at a show or two this summer!
Another installment in “7 Gigs in 8 Days: A Week in the Life of Being Kid Kazooey”. I started playing klezmer music with the freaks from The Japonize Elephants around 1996. We called ourselves The Hunted Haunted Bazerghan Klezmoikestra”. We were rowdy, loud, always fast, furiously funky, and purposefully rough around the edges. We played […]
So, my 4th installment of “7 Gigs in 8 Days: A Week in the Life of being Kid Kazooey” concerns my interview and performance on WFHB’s weekly program, Local Live. If you don’t already know, WFHB is Indiana’s greatest independent, volunteer powered community radio station (which happens to be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year! […]
Fat Tuesday this year has come and gone, 2/12/13, but some of us still feel it, if you know what I mean! Thanks to The Monkeyheads’ Social Aid and Pleasure Club of Bloomington, IN, threw yet another fabulous Mardi Gras celebration/benefit concert for WFHB at The Player’s Pub, titled “The Third Greatest Mardi Gras Celebration […]
As part of the series highlighting my 7 gigs in 8 days, I present to you a wee bit of my Pizza Parlour Entertainment Extraordinaire! You see, Kid Kazooey plays the Second Sunday of Every Month at Bloomington IN’s greatest local pizza joint, Max’s Place (108 W. 6th Street, on The Square) from 3-4:30p! I […]
Dear Gang, That was a lot of fun! Not particularly the Sleep deprivation that accompanied it all, but playing 7 entirely different gigs with 7 entirely different settings, ensembles, etc… all in just 8 days; THAT was great fun! And a big part of why it’s fun to be Kid Kazooey (though it ain’t as […]
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 27, is a perfect day for a road trip to Nashville, Brown County, IN to The Palace Theatre for Kid Kazooey’s All hallow’s Eve Ruckus! Come see Kid Kazooey & The Ballroom Roustabouts with you costumed family for this dance party tradition!
Bring your family in Costume to Brown County for Kid Kazooey’s Costumed Dance Party! Saturday, October 27, 3-4pm The Palace Theatre, 227 S. Van Buren St, Nashville IN $5 & $10 Kid Kazooey joined by his 6 piece band, The BallRoom Roustabouts! Free Breadstick vouchers for Big Woods Pizza Co. after the show! One Free […]
Dear Folks and Friends, It has been a while since you last heard from me. Does absence make your heart grow fonder? Hope so! Anyway, now that school is back in session AND I’m on the fast road to recovery after an awful oral surgery, I’m Back For The Attack! (Sorry! Pardon the Dokken reference! […]
Dear Folks and Friends, I LOVE this late spring weather! And I’ve nearly transitioned into being a parent of a kid who’s no longer in school 5 days a week! How ’bout you?? Hey, would you all do me a favor? If you have a copy of the Umpteen Moons CD would you mind visiting my […]