October 2014

vaud and the villains

Last month was amazing! The first Saturday in September, Vaud and the Villains performed for a full house at the Ford Amphitheater.

These incredible photos were captured by Prosy Delacruz.

Ford Ampitheatre
Ford Finale


We had an expanded show with Swing Dancers and a Gospel Choir highlighting different spots in the show. It was an amazing evening and hopefully we'll get to see the broadcast of it on the local public tv station soon!

On September 12th, 13th, and 14th we played across the street from the Ford Amphitheater at the Hollywood Bowl! Here's what it looked like on the day of our rehearsal: (photo by Vaud Overstreet)

vaud and the villains

And here's what we looked like performing in the show!

Bowl 1

We were a small part of a show called The Simpsons Take The Bowl! : Celebrating 25 years of "The Simpsons" with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins. Co-hosted by Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith. With special guests Beverly D'Angelo, Jon Lovitz, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Conan O'Brien, Vaud and the Villains, Kipp Lennon and Matt Groening. Vaud and the Villains featured a flaming tuba, and an original Villainized arrangement combining "The Terror" and "We Put The Spring In Springfield." If you're not sure where I am, I'm on the right side and I spin my bass at 2:13! And around 4:12 the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra joins us!

Personal highlights of the weekend included post show dressing room jams with Conan O'Brien and "Weird Al" Yankovic, playing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and conductor Thomas Wilkins, and being inspired by our drummer Blackburn's awesome dance moves. – For the finale we all had to learn a dance for the song "Do The Bartman" which you can see the result of here:

This month I'll be taking some time off. I won't be playing out, but I'll be practicing and looking forward to the upcoming festivals and events I have later in the year. September was so action packed that I'm looking forward to having a bit of a break and spending time with family.

Thanks for stopping by!
- Katie



jam session

Jamming with Conan in the dressing rooms!

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