"It takes a certain refinement of musicianship to do justice to old songs without allowing the intervening 80 years of evolution to muddy up the performance. Antique Melody Show delivers a dose of sonic nostalgia that wraps you in a warm blanket. The show is whimsical, old-timey, and bubbling over with talent. You will find yourself clapping along, and don't be surprised if the smile on your face lasts long after the encore."
John O'Donnell, Production Manager, The Tin Pan
Antique Melody Show is a nostalgic matinee of 1920s, 30s and 40s radio stars such as Annette Hanshaw, Mae West, Fats Waller, Eartha Kitt and Jo Stafford - just to name a few. Sprinkle in some Squirrel Nut Zippers, Postmodern Jukebox and other roots jazz contemporaries and you've got a confection of romantic popular / jazz standards, Tin Pan Alley, ragtime and Broadway show tunes coming at you from their unique style of stripped down arrangements. AMS additonally lauds a growing collection of resonant original songs evocative of the same era.
This band features Marilyn Brown on vocals, Artie Mayer on guitar, Andrew McCarty on piano & trombone, Allen Cole on clarinet and Kassia Arbabi on violin.
If you're looking for jazz in Richmond, AMS delivers it in a vintage, pure, speakeasy package that is simply the sweeter side of swing.