Friday Night Entertainment
Oktober 9, 2015 – under contract
Raised in Richmond VA, Tony Eltora grew up playing and performing at the age of twelve. Drawing from his vast love of all styles of music, Tony Eltora’s sound is a mix of blues and soul. Tony moved to Hickory NC in 1998 where he continued to teach private guitar instruction and performing in many local and regional bands. He has shared the stage with many national and regional musicians including, Tim Reynolds, Sam Bush, Keller Williams, George Porter Jr, Oteil Burbridge, and Acoustic Syndicate, to name a few. Because of his love of teaching kids, Tony helped found the Hickory Music Factory in 2012, a nonprofit organization in Hickory, NC with the mission to build futures through music by teaching, performance and community outreach. For more information visit: www.reverbnation.com/tonyeltora
Sam Griggs - Tuba, Kemp Williams Leader and Drummer, John Hoppe - Trumpet and Vocals, Vince Demor - Accordion, Matthew Hanna - Clarinet and Vocals.
We have entertained at birthday, anniversary and New Year’s celebrations, wedding receptions, a soccer playoff, and once played German songs for a St Patrick’s Day gathering at a Mexican restaurant. The band plays throughout the year for private parties parades and festivals.
We like to think of ourselves as your "Turn-key Festival Band". There's no need to hire a separate sound company as we can bring our own mixers, amps and sound system. Our performance includes audience participation such as sing-alongs, marching, clapping and slapping. We bring the Oktoberfest feeling to any audience, indoor or out.
Bob Wilusz, the Strolling Accordionist is great for special themes, festivals, and parties. He takes the music to the people by making personal contact with the audience or to just add to the atmosphere. Bob's repertoire includes various European music (French, German, Italian, Irish, and Polish), plus old time and Patriotic American. Bob has vast knowledge of songs from the time period 1890 to 1959. Special hats and vests compliment each musical style. He could perform just one type of music or all six.
Bob also does a lot of senior work. He'll do special lunch programs combining music and history or stroll during dinners or picnics. Bob will play special Irish, German, old time music with an explanation of its historical significance, and Christmas programs. Currently, Bob is booking for weddings; dinner, birthday, anniversary, picnics, and international theme parties.