I call it the surprise hit of our 2015 summer season – the Palladium debut of Monday Monday in Hough Hall. We had booked the band because two of the performers – Liz Hollister and Ed Woltil – are some of the most talented folks I know.
But the performance that night surpassed my expectations – and so did the big crowd that showed up – some in ’60s gear – and cheered! The band will be back for another night of great songs and singing this Saturday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Palladium. If there is some tie-dye, love beads, or bell-bottoms in your closet, break ’em out.
Monday, Monday recreates the songs of The Mamas and the Papas, but they also pull out other great tunes from that ’60s f0lk-rock era and really bring them home. Just the cover of Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash made the evening for me. If you listen back so many of the ’60s hits were lifted up by great singing. Monday, Monday delivers those songs – by The Byrds, The Beatles, and, of course, the foursome behind California Dreamin’ and Go Where you Wanna Go – and the harmony takes the songs up where they belong.
There’s also some wonderful comic bits – mostly at the expense of the air-headed flower child played by Ms. Hollister.
And this time around another of my favorite musicians – Jeremy Douglass – will be part of the backing band. Jeremy just put together our sold-out “Bjorkestra” show earlier this summer and will be celebrating the birth of his brand-new daughter!
And though I didn’t know the rest of the band in advance – they were all top-caliber performers and singers. Singer Cindy Campione, band founder Michael Taylor-Powers, bassist John DeBellis (a member of another Palladium favorite – The Vodkanauts); and drummer Tommy Kennedy, were all essential parts of the mix.
If you lived through the ’60s or just want to hear some of the best songs ever recorded, join us Saturday night for Monday, Monday!
A few reserved VIP tickets are still available. The rest of the seats are general admission. For tickets call our box office at 727 822-3590 or follow this link to our website.