Cape Ann Community Cinema located above Mystery Train records at 21 Main St. the West End of Downtown Gloucester. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Live show starts at 8 pm with the Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester then a very special movie about the famous groups of the ’60′s era and their rise to stardom. Very comfortable seating, (sofas and chairs – 1st come basis) , “theatre” refreshments available for purchase as well as beer and wine. There will be a $10 charge for the evening with member discounts available for the show and the movie. We hope you will join us on this special and informative evening. http://www.capeanncinema.com Tel: 978-309-8448 Mgr. Robert Newton
SUNDAY, SEPT. 1st. Plenty of Parking, pd. and free……earlybirds can get free parking.
Location: Fitz Henry Lane’s hillside residence now turned into a natural amphi-theatre on Harbor Loop waterfront . Wonderful Family Event for ALL AGES. Bring a blanket, your lounge chairs, a cooler, the kids and your dancing shoes. It’s going to be a fun night.
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.
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Thank You everyone from:
Barbara Jansson, Caroline Haines, Elaine Persons & Sheila Jones Schrank
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.
Nov. 28th – SEAPORT GRILLE featuring the HONKY TONK WOMEN of GLOUCESTER on WEDNESDAY from 5:00 -8:00 pm – Dinner Show – Enjoy waterfront dining at one of the best restaurants in Gloucester. Tel: 978-282-9799 Location: To the right side of Cruiseport Gloucester on Rogers St. known as 6 Rowe Sq. www.cruiseportgloucester.com - reservations are accepted via phone
Nov. 29th – McPherson Park – Thurs. 2-3:30 pm pre-Holiday concert Location: 31 Prospect St. in Gloucester – Friends and family are welcome to also attend.
Dec. 8th – Sheedy Park Saturday 6 pm-7:30 pm – Pleasant St. pre- Holiday concert for residents , family and friends. Many of our fans are “welcome” to attend.
Dec. 31st – ROCKPORT NEW YEAR’s EVE with the HONKY TONK WOMEN of Gloucester. We will be performing at Rockport NewYears Eve. This year our new year will be on a MONDAY night. We will perform in the large hall upstairs in the Rockport Community Center. Two shows this year, both completely different. Our first performance starts at 10 pm and another begins at 11:00 pm -midnight. For a schedule of the 2012-2013 schedule of events, go to http://www.newyearseverockport.com
Jan. 6th – Giuseppes Italian Rest. Main St., Capt. Ron & Everly Sisters 6 – 9 pm Tonight two of the members of the Gloucester female-4 band, Honky Tonk Women, guitarist, Sheila Schrank & Elaine Persons will sing songs of the early Beatles, classic women of the 60′s and the beautiful harmonies associated with the Everly Brothers and the 60′s era. Ron Schrank, guitarist is Sheila’s husband will be featured as a duet tonight and again on Feb. 10th
Jan. 19th – HONKY TONK WOMEN of Gloucester – SATURDAY night LIVE at the One World Coffeehouse – Essex, MA. Center of town - Parking across the St. Location: First Universalist Church of Essex, 29 Main St. 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-9 pm. Open to the public; seating on a first come/first served basis. Door admission ranges from $10 to 15
Feb. 10th – Giuseppes Italian Rest. – Main St featuring the Everlys Sisters & Capt. Ron 6 – 9 pm
http://www.honkytonkwomenofgloucester.com our new website
Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester will perform SUNDAY in the 2012 Peace Festival in Rockport Ma. Sept. 15, 2012
There will be quite a line up of musicians and I believe they have a website posted. We have asked for an afternoon, 3:00 pm slot . This is a FREE concert, our favorite kind. ALL AGES are welcome, young and old. Lots of room to move around. I want to say it’s a Millbrook Meadow, but I’m not sure, it might it Meadowbrook Park, and I’ll correct the information when I find the correct name. Anyway, it is a stunning, shady park, very interesting and welcoming.
Bring a lawn chair, a picnic basket, the kids, the neighbors, your parents, their parents, your camera and yourself.
Rockport MA is very scenic and quaint as is Gloucester. Come early and you might enjoy shopping on Bearskin Neck. Then at 3PM settle in for a nice concert with the Honky Tonk Women of GLoucester.
See you there,
Sheila, Barbara, Elaine, Caroline