As his silver cloak shimmered blue, green, purple, and golden, his sneakers shook on the dance floor, his left hand clutched the microphone, and his mouth bellowed out a sweet, glorious tune.
This is the bandleader for the group St. Paul and The Broken Bones. They performed at the Sherman Theater on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9:15 to about 11:00 p.m.
The opening act was the group &More, a jazzy duet of Chill Moody and Donn T. &More played from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m, setting a hype atmosphere for the night. &More’s songs were both calming and exciting with a mix of rap and smooth singing — one from each of the performers.
As the night progressed, so did the size of the audience. Anticipation grew as the St. Paul and The Broken Bones portion of the night drew closer. The instrumental part of the group entered the stage first with Browan Lollar on guitar, Jesse Phillips on bass, Kevin Leon on drums, Al Gamble on keys, Allen Branstetter on trumpet, Amari Ansari on saxophone, and Chad Fisher on the trombone.
After a short musical introduction, Paul Janeway, the lead singer of the band, entered the stage in a silver cloak, single silver striped black pants, and an expression of pure joy.
The band made the crowd feel a variety of emotions, including exhilaration while the lead singer stuffed half a microphone cord in his mouth. The comedy, exceptional music, and thrilled crowd all wound together to equal a wonderful night.
St. Paul and The Broken Bones wrapped up their tour that evening at the Sherman.
For those who missed this concert, there will be many other acts and performances coming. Here are some upcoming performances.
Last In Line ft. original DIO members – Oct. 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Atreyu – Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m.
iCDC: the Authentic AC/DC Tribute – Nov. 8 at 8:00 p.m.
The Allman Betts Band – Nov. 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Highly Suspect – Nov. 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Billy Corgan: US Tour 2019 – Nov. 16 at 8:0 p.m.
Those and many more are all listed on the Sherman Theater’s website:
The Sherman Theatre is a nonprofit organization, only keeping enough money to host show after show.
“Something that helps us to stay in business is that we have sponsors,” said Ms. Brenda Block, a Sherman Theater employee in charge of membership marketing and more. “The money we make from the ticket sales doesn’t cover [everything].”
Each sponsor is well appreciated, and so is each member. To become a member of the Sherman Theater, one must pay 100$ per year. This entitles them to purchase tickets for shows a week in advance, to choose better seating, and more.
Becoming a member might be a smart choice for music lovers as the Sherman Theater hosts a great variety of bands. Some of the most popular that they have hosted before are Kesha, Train, Kane Brown, and the Dropkick Murphys.
Featured Images via Amaya Cruz.