Thoughts On The 5/22 Dudley Manlove Quartet “80s Prom”

Thoughts On The 5/22 Dudley Manlove Quartet
Last Saturday The Dudley Manlove Quartet hosted our annual “80s Prom”. This year’s event took place at Neumos on Capital Hill, and was attended by nearly 300 people. We arrived early in the day and did a lot of setting up… there were streamers to be hung, balloons to fill, and lights to set up. ...

Nigel Tufnel Explains Stonehenge

Nigel Tufnel Explains Stonehenge
Stonehenge has always been my favorite thing on this planet. There have been books and videos offering various explanations of the origins and purpose of Stonehenge. National Geographic created a wonderful research site with interactive maps and other information. However, the true purpose and origin of Stonehenge has already been fully explained by Nigel Tufnel ...

New Amp! 1

New Amp!
Last weekend marked the debut of my new guitar amp, a 65 reissue Fender Twin. I’ve been using a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe for most shows, but this amp is designed to distort at medium volume. That’s great for the 1 Uppers (my country band), but not ideal for The Dudley Manlove Quartet where I ...

Tony Levin : Soup 1

Tony Levin : Soup
Tony Levin has released a CD “Soup”. Show your support for artists by purchasing direct whenever possible. Just who is Tony Levin you ask? Let me tell you. Actually, let’s start with a few quotes from other musicians… “Tony Levin is one of the best bass players in the world, if not THE best” – ...

Girls Just Wanna Have Prom : The Dudley Manlove Quartet 80s Prom

Girls Just Wanna Have Prom : The Dudley Manlove Quartet 80s Prom
As you are probably aware, I play in a couple of local bands. People sometimes ask me to provide advance notice for my shows. So here it is: one of my bands is The Dudley Manlove Quartet and we’re hosting our annual “80s Prom” this month at Neumos. 80s prom?! Yes, that’s right… this year’s ...

Thoughts On The 4/30 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig

Thoughts On The 4/30 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig
Last Friday night the Dudley Manlove Quartet performed for the Seattle Rep’s annual fundraising gala. It was a fun event and I always enjoy being around the theater scene. After a late-afternoon load-in and soundcheck, we had quite a long break before we were to play. We took advantage of the free time to wander ...