Music Brings Nights of Dancing to Fairfield Theatre Company’s Newest Venue This October

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Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes two incredible nights of infectious grooves to their newest venue with ALO and Melvin Seals with JGB.

The days may be getting shorter and the weather definitely is getting cooler, but the music at FTC’s newest venue is getting hotter than ever as they welcome two colossal jammers, ALO and Melvin Seals with JGB, to the Warehouse starting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Getting this party off on the right step will be the California-based band Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO). With their delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality, prominent songwriting, astonishing on-stage interaction, lively danceable grooves and genre-blurring reach, ALO makes their triumphant return to the Fairfield Theatre Company, but this time, will come in support of a new album, “Tangle of Time.”

Having performed together for more than two decades, ALO operates with a fresh energy and vigor with their kaleidoscopic funk, pop ‘n’ roll sound. The band’s unfettered passion, wit, and imagination simultaneously explores uncharted musical terrain, while invigorating an unstructured approach that accesses resourcefulness in a truly distinctive ingenuity and adventure that comes across during the band’s legendary live sets.

“We’ve never fit into any quickly digestible category,” ALO’s keyboardist/singer Zach Gill said. “It’s just a different kind of experience.”

With appearances at some of the biggest music festivals including High Sierra, Bonnaroo, and Mountain Jam, ALO has exploded on the music scene and show no end in sight. Their inventive deep dance grooves and intricate solos will prove their talent once again to audiences as their imaginations run free and embrace the magical night and collective spirit with all in attendance.

But FTC isn’t done giving the people what they want and at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, piano/organist Melvin Seals and JGB takes center stage at the Warehouse to preserve the perpetual flame of legendary Grateful Dead guitarist, Jerry Garcia.

Having begun playing piano at the age of eight, Melvin Seals is considered today as a powerful presence in the music industry. With a sustained reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer for more than 30 years, Melvin Seals and his revered and powerful Hammond B-3 organ, could be considered by many as the pioneer of what is defined in music today as “jam band.”

From blues and funk to rock and jazz, Melvin Seals continues to serve up a tasty collective mix of music night after night that also sprinkles in rhythms of gospel and soul. Now add the acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Dave Hebert’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 with Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on backup vocals and you end up with a satisfying blend of organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries.

The chemistry that he and JGB have is an art where the sky is the limit musically. Melvin and JGB offer an exciting, often psychedelic, musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.

Join the Fairfield Theatre Company this month and get ready to jam out as FTC continues introducing the masses to Connecticut’s favorite new musical venue.

ALO
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
Venue: The Warehouse 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824
Tickets: $25 / Members Discount: N/A                                                     
Box Office: 203-259-1036 or reserve online: http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org

Melvin Seals & JGB
Date: Thursday, Oct. 22
Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
Venue: The Warehouse 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824
Tickets: $38 / Members Discount: $3                                                     
Box Office: 203-259-1036 or reserve online: http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org

About Fairfield Theatre Company:
Fairfield Theatre Company is a highly-acclaimed nonprofit performing arts organization located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. FTC presents nearly 200 performances and concerts each year featuring outstanding national talent on FTC’s StageOne in Fairfield, the Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport, and the Norwalk Concert Hall FTC’s intimate 225-seat StageOne venue is widely recognized as being one of the best places to see a live performance in the region. FTC is dedicated to providing the highest quality arts, entertainment, and educational experiences to the communities we serve.

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