The Block Island Music Festival takes place the second week in June at Captain Nick’s Rock n’ Roll Bar (Block Island’s premiere nightclub and live music venue). This grassroots festival strives to push the envelope by erasing style barriers in order to create a truly unique and exciting musical atmosphere. The result is a six-day long musical gumbo where festival goers sample music performed by the most talented, “undiscovered” artists currently making music in the northeast. In accordance with the organic nature of The Block Island Music Festival, admission is FREE of charge. The festival is a 21+ years of age and proper identification is absolutely required. Children will be admitted between the hours of 5pm-9pm ONLY under strict parental supervision. To further our commitment to providing a unique experience - the music fest BBQ pit will provide FREE food to all festival goers starting at 5pm until supplies run out for the day.
David Bowie Tribute Show Join Niki Luparelli, Dapper Dan Burke, and the Gold Diggers as they celebrate the release of David's first studio album in 10 years with a loving journey through the David Bowie Songbook. It's Old Hollywood Glam meets Glam Rock David Bowie releases his new album "The Next Day" on March 12. With perfect timing, Worcester's Sweetheart Niki Luparelli will cater to all your Bowie needs. Nick's is a beautiful, retro venue that feels like Berlin before the war. Atmosphere galore. Perfect for Bowie 2 Seatings 8pm and 10:30pm $10 cover 21+ Band Lineup Niki Luparelli Dapper Dan Burke - piano, vocals Legs and Eggs Greg - drums Miss Christine - Bass Kelly Roberge- Sax Olga Supernova - Violin Backup singers, Melissa and Rosanna Luparelli Tickets (Yes, Tickets) available NOW at bowieshow.brownpapertickets.com (NO www in front) OR by calling 800-838-3006 option 1 Tickets will also be available at the door while they last Nick's Worcester 124 Millbury St, Worcester, MA Press Quotes and random things Celebrities have actually said to Niki Luparelli ************************************************** "Some of us are looking for something a little more glamorous to do on Friday. Take a trip through the eclectic songbook of David Bowie with Niki Luparelli and The Gold Diggers" - Boston Magazine "Want to see Bowie done cabaret style? We're pretty sure that no one's better for that than Niki." BostonBandCrush.org "'Boston's bustiest chanteuse' trains her headlights on dear David Bowie (backed by her retro band, the Gold Diggers) in an evening of cabaret-rock crossbreeding." - Time Out New York "Something mixed between Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, and Kathy Griffin"- Scene Reports "Incomparable Chanteuse Extraordinaire"- Telegram.com "Boston's Thoroughly Modern Marilyn" Providence Events "By the end of the night, Luparelli had pulled two pairs of maracas out of her cleavage; her corset must be like the Tardis."- the Boston Phoenix "Short of having Frank Sinatra himself walk out onstage I couldn't have asked for a more 1950s-era Vegas night out.- The Noise Magazine, Boston "Wow, you smell really good." Davy Jones, the Monkees, RIP "You're$%^&*@ hilarious." Steven Wright, comedian "If you run for mayor, if I'm still alive, I'll campaign for you." Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci website www.nikiluparelli.com @trickyniki www.facebook.com/nikiluparelliandthegolddiggers AWARDS Winner 2011 Sexiest Musician, 2011 and 2012 Best Jazz Act in Pulse Magazine Niki is also Miss December in the Narragansett Beer 2013 pinup Calendar. She appeared in the 2004 Las Vegas Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival 2002-2007, and was once told by Piers Morgan at the Hammerstein ballroom that she was "the most annoying woman [he'd] ever met." Add the finest musicians that alcohol can buy and you have Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, the hottest Old Hollywood, Old Vegas, Vintage Nouveau Glam band around. Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers have opened for Frank Stallone, Gary Lewis (the Playboys), and Peter Tork (the Monkees), and have been told by many fanny-pack wearing slot players after their gigs at Foxwoods Casino, that they are totally "going to make it." Niki is also Boston's top Marilyn Monroe impersonator, half of musical comedy duo the Steamy Bohemians, and co-host/producer of the critically acclaimed traveling vintage variety show, Jerkus Circus. Review of Niki and the Gold Diggers in the Boston's Noise Magazine http://www.nikiluparelli.com/#!__noise-review Review of Niki's vaudeville routine in London http://www.eroticreviewmagazine.com/content/finger-in-the-pie-cabaret iPast articles about Niki's Cambridge Burlesque infused Bowie Show http://www.boston.com/thingstodo/gotoit/2012/11/weekend_picks_n.html http://events.thephoenix.com/boston/concerts/191126-oh-you-pretty-things-an/ http://www.cambridgeday.com/2011/07/04/its-bowie-plus-sexy-dancers-and-fun-and-minus-bowie/ http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2012/11/21/week-ahead-clubs-and-dance-nights/022GKhpECVpszUEmxvplLM/story.html http://blogs.bostonmagazine.com/boston_daily/2012/11/21/five-reasons-to-leave-the-house-this-weekend-27/ http://digboston.com/experience/2011/07/oh-you-pretty-little-things/ Dapper Dan Burke Has extensive performance experience from street performing in Harvard Sq. to The Living Room in L.A. Has won awards: wearelistening.org's International Songwriting Competition, Worcester Magazine's best singer/songwriter and been featured in music festivals: stART on the Street fest in Worcester, Club Passim's Cutting Edge of the Campfire Fest in Cambridge. Dan has been singing and playing since the age of 9 and studied jazz piano and songwriting at Berklee College of Music from 1996-'00. He led a Boston-based folk/rock group The Orange Ocean for 3 years. They recorded 2 albums of Dan's original songs and played extensively throughout the New England area. Besides playing with Niki, Dan is one half of Gamble and Burke, an amazing electric pop and soul duo who have been played on BBC 1 and as far away as Madagascar. http://www.gambleandburke.com/ #############################
Sounds Like: Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, David Bowie (Official), Bette-Midler, Dean Martin
Bio: Press Quotes and things Celebrities have actually said to Niki Luparelli
"Something mixed between Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop, and Kathy Griffin"- Scene Reports
"Incomparable Chanteuse Extraordinaire"- Telegram.com
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