Funky Frets Music Store puts on several workshops, classes, clinics and events throughout the year. Check the Calendar of Events for all the latest events.
Victoria Vox finally is coming to Funky Frets. We've been wanting to get Victoria to stop by and perform present a workshop for ever since we opened the store. She is a an amazing performing and presents great workshops. We run into her all the time at various festivals we attend and she never fails to amaze us.
With a passion for songwriting, Victoria Vox began writing songs when she was ten. She furthered her music education at the Berklee College of Music, as a vocal principle with an emphasis in Songwriting. A few years after graduating, Vox took up the ukulele. Her music style shifted to chanson tinged with jazz, which, over the years, has settled in nicely with her pop songwriting flair. With 10 albums under her belt (as an unsigned artist), Victoria continues to grow and hone her craft. She's very personable on stage, though a bit shy at times, she's goofy and engaging, and likes to make people laugh. But as soon as she opens her mouth to sing, the emotion and inspiration pour out of her melodic and cleverly written songs, and it becomes undeniable that she is genuine and full of heart.
To keep touring expenses reasonable, Vox has often found herself performing solo. This has helped her developed her rhythmic ukulele playing style (to give herself her own back-beat drum) and she has also perfected her popular "Mouth Trumpet", under the influence of trumpet icon, Chet Baker. The Mouth-Trumpet has enabled her to take vocal improvisational solos without scatting or using words. Depending on the setting, she pairs the rhythmic uke and mouth trumpet with her electronic-looping skills (to create ostinato bass lines and harmonies) while creating a full sound, atypical to the stereotype of "ukulele music".
Her 10th album, Colorful Heart, is consistently eclectic, as her previous albums, however, a new sound is achieved in her songwriting. Anything is possible with a ukulele, and Victoria Vox is proof.
18 & Over Only
Dinner TBA, along the lines of Vegas BBQ style! Ice Tea, Water, Coffee and Dessert included. BYOB for 21 & Over (Or bring your own soda).
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support music programs among Veterans.
*Tables will be 8 people per table. Tickets purchased under one order will be seated together.
The Parrot Casino and Hotel is under new management, and there are some big changes coming. First things first…make the headliners fight it out in front of a live audience to determine who will get the ultimate spot of sole casino draw! You will get to vote as who stays and who goes – maybe even permanently. You may even get a chance to audition for Elvis’ band! Can our Elvis impersonator, Rat Pack style crooner, and sequin clad magician’s assistant/cocktail waitress make it through the evening with their careers (and lives) intact? Or will it be a Murder, Vegas Style? Enjoy a night of music, mayhem and murder but remember: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!
Look for details and any announcements on 2018 in the coming weeks. The 2018 Funky Frets Uke Fest will be first weekend of October - 5-6-7, 2018
Herb Ohta Jr., Del Rey, Curt Sheller, The Aloha Boys, Debi Velasco, UncleZac, Suzanne and Dan, Jared Denhard, Nani Lowery, Phredd, Patricia Keith, William Ernestburg and Anne.
The festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Includes concerts, workshops, vendors, catered dinner, Hawai'ian Shirt contest, jams, the much loved Strum-along Train Ride on the Historic Colebrookdale Railroad and anything else we can throw into the mix.