Friday, April 01, 2011

Johnny Velvet Made Flesh

Note to readers: I saw this cat in Charlotte. I was gobsmacked. I knew lounge existed, but I didn't think I would ever see something this authentic.

Arboretum Location
9:30 pm
Live Entertainment: Bobby Ryder

Bobby Ryder performs live at Mickey & Mooch - the other joint from 8:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

Jazz Corner has some of the most popular local bands playing nightly. They include the Earl Williams quartet, and Bobby Ryder, who played for years at the Hilton.

If longevity is the goal of most professional entertainers; then Bobby Ryder has proven himself a master. Now in his fourth decade of entertaining, Bobby has allowed his music and his creativity to flourish with fresh innovative performances night after night. Over the years Bobby has developed into a lead nightclub singer with a musical range that extends from 50's and 60's oldies to ballads, blues, shag and his current favorite, Sinatra. He had been a headliner at various Playboy Clubs, the Peppermint Lounge, Radio City Music Hall (198 shows!), The Sheridan in Atlanta (3 years) and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Oahu (3 years).

Bobby has also appeared on numerous cruise ships and has released two CD's of his music. Bobby Ryder is one of those truly talented professionals who will captivate an audience with his energy and with his ability to play or sing virtually any request. He performs regularly at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford where he performs all styles of jazz including big band, blues, ballads and the music of Frank Sinatra!

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