Bo Bice to Perform at PTPA, 10/11
The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS (BS&T) featuring BO BICE on Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 PM. With World Class vocals, musicianship, and a multitude of solid gold hits, Blood Sweat and Tears is at the top of their game. Vocal dynamo and pop phenomenon Bo Bice fronts the band with a self-assured voice and good looks. They are the band that fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation into a hybrid that came to be known as "jazz-rock."
Blood Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 PM Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772 Tickets: $38-$68 + fee, available the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, or at www.patchoguetheatre.com. Bobby Columby, original founder & drummer of BS&T, has fielded a team of the best contemporary musicians to create an all-star powerhouse of a band. His vision for the band remains quite simple, "Find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy." That philosophy was combined with hit recordings of songs by masterful songwriters such as Laura Nyro, James Taylor, The Band, the Rolling Stones, as well as Billie Holiday, that have sold tens of millions of recordings.
"I believe BS&T has an iconic stature. It's a style of music," says Colomby. "A concept that people are coming to see, along with songs that they're familiar with."
His desire to create a 21st century B,S&T brand first began to come into focus when he heard singer Bo Bice performing 'Spinning Wheel' on American Idol. "Bo's an original," says Colomby. When I saw him perform I thought, "WOW!... He could sing a lot of this material in a newer fresher way." Bo's style works PERFECTLY with 'God Bless the Child' and 'Spinning Wheel' and 'You Made Me So Very Happy' as well as with the material that the band will be performing as we move musically forward."
They have won Gold Records, Grammy Awards, the respect of the best in the industry and the love of millions of fans. It's a future of endless possibilities for Blood Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice. Multiple Billboard Top 40 hits include: "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel," "When I Die," "Hi-De-Ho," "Lucretia Mac Evil," "Go Down Gamblin'," "God Bless the Child," and many more! www.bloodsweatandtears.com
ABOUT THE PATCHOGUE THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (PTPA) - The Patchogue Theatre first opened in 1923 as the largest theatre in Suffolk County. It still is, with almost 1200 seats. Saved by Village of Patchogue in 1996 and lovingly restored it to its original grandeur, this beautiful facility was in use 195 days with over 140,000 in attendance in our 2013-2014 season. PTPA is an independent not for profit organization that leases the building from The Village of Patchogue and covers all of the operating costs without any subsidies from the Village. Our leadership is a volunteer board of directors with a professional staff and we are thriving thanks to hard work by dozens of volunteers, companies, funding agencies and individuals who support what we do by contributing their time or their money. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, N.Y., and can be reached at 631-207-1313 or by visiting patchoguetheatre.com.