Nite Spot Nights

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Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. presents the second season of Nite Spot Nights at the Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford.  All performances were sold out last year and we expect to do the same this coming season!

Nite Spot Nights offers six ‘night club’ style evenings of entertainment. Evoking the feeling of New York City cabaret rooms, the series is a varied collection of musical performances by some of the city’s hottest acts. To enhance the experience, the Center for the Arts will be set with tables and chairs inviting patrons to bring along the food and drink of their choice.

“We are very excited to be working with Pantochino in welcoming such amazing talent to Milford.  You no longer have to head to the city, we are bringing the city to you!”, said executive director Paige Miglio. “This is the perfect program to expand what we offer,” said Bert Bernardi of Pantochino. “We love bringing something unique and different to our audiences—it’s what we do,” he added.

All performances start at 8 pm, unless otherwise noted.  Tickets are $30 for all shows.

For tickets, go to http://milfordarts.org/about-us/tickets/ or call 203-878-6647 (Tuesday- Friday, 10- 5 pm)

 

2017-2018 Nite Spot Nights performances

 

Scott Coulter- Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 8 pm

Scott Coulter performs the songs of the Brill Building greats including Carole King, Neil Sedaka and many more.

The Brill Building, in New York city, was the epicenter of much of American music where songwriters, music agencies, and recording labels were based. It was regarded as probably the most prestigious address in New York for music professionals of all types.

The Brill Building’s name has been widely adopted as a shorthand term for a broad and influential stream of American mainstream popular song that was influenced by Latin, traditional gospel, and rhythm and blues which enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Some of the greats that began their careers or worked at the Brill Building were Carole King, Bur Bacharach, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mercer and Neil Sedaka.  Scott Coulter will be performing hits from many of these and other singer/songwriters.

SCOTT COULTER is one of New York’s most honored vocalists. For his work in cabaret, Scott has received five Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs awards, five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist. He has performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency.

 

Tori Scott- Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 8 pm.

An evening with Tori is an absolute thrill! A soul-baring singer and sharp comedian, Scott offers a musical set that bravely melds contemporary pop, standards and show tunes with woozy anecdotes that are witty, wry and engaging. Whether she’s out-belting Beyoncé or reminiscing about a summer of Fire Island bar-hopping, Tori is a twinkling cabaret talent and a sassy storyteller.”– Curtis M. Wong, Huffington Post

Tori Scott is a New York based singer and comedian. She was named Time Out New York’s Top 10 cabaret artist and has performed her solo shows at Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, the Laurie Beechman, the Metropolitan Room,and every gay bar on the Eastern Seaboard. As an actress, she was recently seen performing alongside Alice Ripley in a concert reading of a new musical The Girl with Polka Dot Eyes and performing opposite Linda Lavin, Leslie Uggams and Stephanie J. Block in the Symphony Space tribute to Sheldon Harnick and Fiddler on the Roof.  On television, she’s counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on “Sesame Street” and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO’s “Cathouse: The Musical”. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory.  For more on Tori Scott, go to http://itstoriscott.com/.

 

 

Duchess Trio- Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 8 pm.

Four years ago this month, Amy, Hilary, and Melissa began singing together in three-part harmony. We had not yet dubbed ourselves “DUCHESS” (in fact, we hadn’t really even considered the possibility that this fun, one-off gig performing Boswell and Andrews Sisters transcriptions might lead to something more), but we were ready to laugh, sing, and have a blast. To our surprise and delight, the packed room at Greenwich Village’s 55 bar greeted us with warmth and enthusiasm, and lo!…a trio was born.

A vocal trio in the great tradition of the Boswell Sisters, DUCHESS has quickly gained a reputation for providing tight harmonies and big fun at their shows.  Vocalists Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou join forces and voices to become, DUCHESS.  For more on Duchess Trio, go to http://www.duchesstrio.com.

 

 

Devin Bing- Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 8 pm.

Devin’s music and natural charisma speaks for itself. Energy and exuberance, complimented by a classic sophistication that would appeal to even the most discerning palette, he combines the swagger of a bygone era with his own charismatic brand of urban jazz. Every evening with him promises a scintillating journey of smooth vocals, elegant beats and a seductive air of elegance that leaves his audience spellbound.

“Blessed with his own sound, I can’t imagine a fan not taken hostage by an earful of Bing! Devin must be seen live to capture the excitement he generates!” – Huffington Post   “Smooth as a Martini.” – New York Times  For more about Devin Bing, go to https://www.devinbing.com/.

 

 

Amy Lynn and the Honeymen “Janis Joplin Tribute”

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 8 pm.

“Amy Lynn’s mesmerizing voice is just as brassy as the horn section behind her, and she channels its power into an ardent belt that is masterfully controlled. She wails, riffs and screlts (screamed-belt) with precision and artistic clarity, using these musical flourishes to empower her performance and heighten the depth of the emotions in the music and lyrics.” – Broadway World  For more on Amy Lynn and the Honeymen, go                                to http://amylynnandthegunshow.com.

 

 

Paige Turner- Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 8 pm.

Known as the ultimate Barbie in the drag world, “Showbiz Spitfire” Paige Turner is a staple of nightlife and cabaret throughout NEW YORK CITY and beyond. This tawdry blonde bombshell is known for her outlandish mayhem and foolishness and always leaves her audiences wanting more!  She is a Glam Award winner with several parody videos that have gained much attention on you tube.  Paige trademarked the phrase “SLURP” which is also the name of her long running variety show now in its 5th year at Therapy Lounge in Manhattan.  For more information on Paige Turner, go to https://www.facebook.com/Paigeturnernyc/.