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Friday December 8th marks the return of Annie Sellick and her revamped soul/funk band now called, “The Side Shakers”. We can’t wait to have them back! See below for info. What’s more, this show will be a very special holiday evening, where we are partnering with “Tobes for Tots”!! Be sure and bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the cause and Tobes for Tots will collect them and deliver to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive for children in need of holiday gifts. Check out the history of this awesome charity below after Annie’s Bio. Great music, Great Cause! $5 and an unwrapped toy at the door. Can’t bring a toy? Please donate a little more than $5 at the door to a great Holiday cause.
Annie Sellick & The Side Shakers:
Vocalist Annie Sellick was well established as a jazz singer and engaging performer who’s worked with luminaries such as Jeff Coffin (DMB), Bela Fleck, Tommy Emmanuel, Joey DeFrancesco and Mark O’Connor, but “Covid Creativity” inspired a passion for new musical directions…and a love of the electric bass. She fronts this new project with the fresh enthusiasm of a performer with a long-time pent-up desire to rock the funk out.
Guitarists Matt Cheek, drummer Tim Quinn and Annie took four years of weekly jams and their former band “The One Sixty-Nine” in a new direction with the addition of keyboard, tenor and trumpet. Fueled by friendship, barbecue, bourbon and bottled water, Meters covers and boisterous jams took shape. They’re beginning to take this project to the great beyond, and can’t wait to meet you there.
Tobes for Tots:
20 odd years ago Tobias Parrish, a local sports and news reporter/producer for the CBS affiliate station in Chattanooga, TN began an event on his December 7th birthday that he never dreamed would last two decades. With a birthday so close to the Christmas holiday Tobias partnered with some musicians from his hometown of Nashville, and after finding a venue that would donate the evening, a concert was held and the price of admission was a new unwrapped toy…and “Tobes for Tots” was born. The monicar came suggested by a close friend, his nickname “Tobes” coupled with the beneficiary organization of the event…The Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program. Then the name expanded (due to Tobias’s love of comics and collectable memorabilia ) to the “Tobes for Tots Action Figure Party”and the 1st event was a huge success. Two pickups full of toys were delivered to the Marine Corps drop off the next day. Over the years scores of Nashville musicians, gave way to larger touring acts in the bay area after his move out west. Now after 12 years the event returns home to Tennessee and his hometown to Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge. For this 20th annual event Tobias partnered with one of his oldest and dearest friends from his high school years, Annie Sellick ( a world touring act herself). Fortunately Annie was able to take time from her extremely busy schedule to bring on a new project of her own. Her latest musical endeavour, “The Side Shakers” brings the flavor and fun of New Orleans Funk/Soul to this year’s event. The 20th annual “Tobes for Tots Action Figure Party” is sure to be the most exciting to date and all organizers of the event are enduringly grateful to the artists and the ownership of Dee’s. Hope to see a great turnout this year!