The View Music Bar Friday Night Live, welcomes Los Angeles native Rhonda Benin after a 5 year hiatus. Joining Rhonda will be pianist Charles Love, bassist Michael Saucier and drummer Fritz Wise.
Ticket information: www.firstfridayartheview.eventbrite.com
Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Rhonda Benin, vocalist extraordinaire, is joined by her band members Lorenzo Hawkins (piano), Ruth Davies (acoustic bass), and Javier Navarette (percussion). Starting with the first instrument, the voice, and a simple melody, they add multi-layered rhythms with feet, handclaps and hand percussion. Then to round out our rhythm section, they add the piano and bass. In the oral tradition of call and response, the audience becomes part of the music.
Rhonda Benin and her band Soulful Strut perform the best in old soul soul, blues and some plain old rock and roll! With Lorenzo Hawkins on piano, Charles Spikes on guitar, Wilson Brooks on drums and Paul Branin on sax and guitar!