The Laurie Beechman Theatre is proud to announce the return of The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, the most unconventional soulful Southern big band you’ll ever love with their special guests this evening the retro-vocal harmony group America’s Sweethearts Today Monday April 10th at 7pm. America’s Sweethearts are Carly Kincannon, Kristen Michelle, and Bex Odorisio.
Fresh off their independent production for PBS, and their first European tour, their North American tour stops in New York City at the Laure Beechman Theatre beneath West Bank Cafe on New York’s Theatre Row— Wesr 42nd Street at Ninth Avenue.
Come meet your next two best friends – Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot big band! Audiences worldwide have fallen in love with these two sweet-tea-drinking Southern gentleman and the high-energy show that is The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. No strangers to the city, they have performed on coveted stages such as Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Iridium, and The Cutting Room. Find out more at www.EquinoxOrchestra.com.
A TRUE STORY: In 1987, two timid young boys, total strangers to one another, were herded into the awkward new world that was junior high school in West Monroe, Louisiana. As fate would have it, by some glitch in the system, these two boys out of hundreds of students were assigned with the exact same schedule-all seven class-periods were identical. Their moms, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Johnson, made the decision then and there to force a friendship upon their unsuspecting prepubescent sons. Jeremy and Clay had to do projects together, have joint study nights, play dates, and sleep-overs; it was horrible! But, eventually, they tolerated each other…. and slowly a lifelong friendship began to take root, with music as their strongest bond. Through high school and into college at Louisiana Tech, these two explored a myriad of musical genres, performing rhythm & blues, rock and roll, classical, jazz, Christian music, and even rap. As the years rolled by, their friendship remained, even as they started their own families. After learning the hard way how not to run a band, Jeremy formed the Equinox Orchestra and asked Clay to come sing on a few tunes. That was the catalyst. It didn’t take long for Jeremy to look eastward for a new home base, and he planned his move to Savannah, Georgia. His moving date was the very day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Clay hunkered down in Baton Rouge, but, almost three years later, he followed suit and moved his family to Savannah. From their new home on the Southeast coast, Jeremy and Clay have been amazed to see the Equinox Orchestra grow beyond their wildest dreams, taking the show on the road all over the globe, from Miami to Halifax, NS, Toronto to L.A., Chicago to Poland, and everywhere in between. Now, they are taking the show to television and beyond. Find out more at www.EquinoxOrchestra.com.
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre beneath West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd St, NYC) on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Doors open for dinner an hour before show time. Tickets are $25 with a $20 food and drink minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.westbankcafe.com.