Barb, Elaine, Sheila, Caroline of Honky Tonk Women will take you on a Sentimental Journey into the 1950′s through the 1960′s era revisiting the #1 song hits from the girl groups who powered up the stage. Songs from Patsy Cline, Patti Page, The McGuire Sisters, Connie Frances, Lesley Gore, the Ronettes, The Crystals, THe Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Shirelles and so many more.
SATURDAY, March 23
Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester
7-9 p.m., First Baptist Church of Gloucester,
Crosswinds Coffeehouse at 38 Gloucester Ave.,
1st left off Grant Circle rotary then take the first left onto Gloucester Ave.
Enjoy the #1 hits of the past as we take a sentimental journey back in time
We will revive all the #1 hit songs of the ’50′s & ’60′s era from Motown, to Doo Wop to 4-part harmony.
You’ll be singing along and recapturing those special moments, often saying “remember when “?
All ages are welcome. Large table setting.
Donations taken at the door. Street level access
with plenty of parking . Group reservations may
call 978-283-4808, for band information, 978-281-3451.
Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester will be performing at the spacious and delicious Seaport Grille in Cruiseport, Gloucester at 6pm on MARCH 6th. We are a band of four females and one guitarist, who enjoy reviving all the #1, ” girl group ” hits of the ’60′s era like the Shirelles, The Crystals, The Ronettes, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Connie Frances and then there’s Roy Orbison, Elvis, Bobby Vee, Bobby Darin, The Drifters, Johnny Rivers and so many more. We be-bop duet, often sing together in 4 part harmony, often adding a little doo wop here and there and before you know it, you’ll be singing along with us because you’ll know every word. It’s always a magic night when our friends and fans join in with us.
Seaport Grille at Cruiseport is celebrating their 4th Anniversary. A very successful 4 years I might add. Whenever there is a celebration to enjoy, Cruiseport Director, Sheree DeLoreno offers a luscious array of dinner specials and appetizers and usually at half-price ! Sheree wants to make sure everyone enjoys dinner and the music and we love playing there. It’s a double large dining area, full sized bar, open seating , but with lots of cozy corners for conversation, hootchie-cooing (maybe) but every seat is a good one.
Seaport Grille has a website at http://www.cruiseportgloucester.com. They are easy to find, right on the waterfront, off Rogers St. at 6 Rowe square in Gloucester. There is plenty of parking available too. Reservations can be made for parties of 4 or more. All ages are welcome and there is never a cover charge.
You can contact them directly at 978-282-9799.
You can contact the Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester anytime at
Thank You everyone from:
Barbara Jansson, Caroline Haines, Elaine Persons & Sheila Jones Schrank
On stage at the Lanesville Music Festival, four female vocalists blending harmonies, weaving #1 hits in 1960′s style doo wop revisiting the legendary girl groups of oldies fame. Patsy Cline, The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Ronnettes, Roy Orbison, Elvis, The Angels, The Teddybears, Bobby Darin, Connie Frances, Brenda Lee and 60 more…..
JANUARY 19th, 2013 – SATURDAY
HONKY TONK WOMEN of Gloucester perform at the ONE WORLD COFFEEHOUSE in Essex, MA. Center of town - Parking across the street. Warm and cozy location in the First Universalist Church of Essex, 29 Main St. Visit http://www.oneworldcoffeehouse.org for on-line information.
RESERVATIONS are highly recommended for this “up close and personal” show. Tickets may also available at the door if it is not sold out. Tel: 978-768-3690 TIME: 7:30 pm door open. 8 -10 pm show. Intermission for home made desserts & beverages.
Open to the public. Good family event. Seating on a first come/first served basis without a reservation. Admission at the door for adults is $15.
Sheila, Barbara, Caroline & Elaine are the four women who sing in the band.
Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester
Remember the legendary 50’s & 60’s girl groups like The Shirelles, The Teddy Bears, The Drifters, the Doo-Wop era and the Motown sound? Then add #1 hits from Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Leslie Gore, The McGuire Sisters, the beautiful harmonies of the Everly Brothers along with many unforgettable vocalists like Bobby Darin, Johnny Rivers, Paul Anka & Roy Orbison. The quartet includes vocalists Caroline Haines, Barbara Jansson, Sheila Jones Schrank and Elaine Persons. On stage they re-create the signature vocals of the ’50′s & 60’s era when girl groups captured the heart of Motown & American Bandstand “We try to make each song we sing bring the audience back to a magic time to the music we often associate with the more romantic times in our youth”.
You’ll hear songs of both the one hit wonders and songs of legendary, vocal artists, like Patsy Cline, The McGuire Sisters, Little Peggy March, The Chiffons, The Ronettes, The Dixie Cups, The Angels, Bobby Darin, Elvis, The Fleetwoods, Connie Frances, Skeeter Davis, Patti Page, and so many more. It’s a blending of four vocal talents on a sentimental journey as they perform under the name of “The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester.”
Fingerstyle & acoustic guitarist, Sheila Jones Schrank, sings lead melody and alto harmony, selects and arranges the music for the group. Known as “Angel” in her younger years, she started singing out at age 14. Focused on seeing more female guitarists thrive, she went on to instruct guitar classes for 12 yrs. at North Shore Community College. Sheila now teaches the guitar privately in her home studio, occasionally performing with her husband , Ron Schrank, another fingerstyle guitarist, forming the duet, Second Wind.
Barbara Jansson is a lead vocalist and harmony singer. She often infuses the music on stage with percussion and harmonica. The songs of the The Shirelles, Crystals, Ronettes & Brenda Lee are some of her favorites. Barbara began her musical career at age 11. She continues to solo & duet and has performed in bands and rock groups too numerous to mention. Barbara also has a variety of cd’s to her merit.
Caroline Haines sings both lead and harmony vocals. She has diverse musical interests and can be seen performing Celtic tunes, church solos, and her original versions of “Witty Ditties” created for special occasions. She is a founding mother and performer with Cape Ann’s a capella ensemble Leven. She has also performed with chorus North Shore and the National Head Start Choir.
Elaine Persons is truly the Patsy Cline voice for the group, singing Walking After Midnight, Crazy, Sweet Dreams, I Fall to Pieces as well as Crying by Roy Orbison and ….well,we do have to save a few surprise songs. Her keen ear for harmony changes helped the group revive signature songs from the past. Elaine and Sheila also sing as a duet, known as the Everly Sisters. Together, they bring the vocal harmonies of these two legendary voices back into everyones heart.
Sheila concludes “each walk in life we take and the memories we create along the way are all surrounded by music”. Songs bring us back to treasured memories and “first times”, where and when we experienced something never before felt or imagined; a new and wonderous feeling like our first date, our first crush or that first kiss. We perform in hopes to revive all the happiness felt when these “remember when” feelings surface within you too. Let us take you on that sentimental journey you’ll want to remember, always.