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Victor & Penny

Victor & Penny

Feb 5th 2018 @ MoBank - Crossroads Branch

Kansas City, MO
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About Victor & Penny
Genres:
Swing-infused Folk-jazz Rooted In The Riff-driven Style Of Kansas City
Band Members:
Erin McGrane (ukulele vocals) and Jeff Freling (guitar, vocals) are Victor & Penny. The Loose Change Orchestra is James Isaac (clarinet, soprano sax), Kyle Dahlquist (trombone, accordion) and Rick Willoughby (bass) as our core plus a revolving cast of dapper and talented folks.
Hometown:
Kansas City, MO

Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisati...
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Artists in Residence at MoBank-Crossroads | Feb 5-9
Monday, February 5th, 2018
10:00 AM
MoBank - Crossroads Branch
125 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
ABOUT V&P Song Lab | Live Songwriting Laboratory
V&P return to the lobby of MOBank for the 4th year as artists in residence! For the past 3 years, our #VPsongLab at MoBank has fostered songs, poems, ideas, and community interaction that has yielded new recorded material. Faced with a touring schedule that leaves little time for quiet contemplation and writing new music, we're teaming up with Mobank for their Artists-in-Residency program to get creative.

JOIN US FOR YEAR 4 of the #VPSongLab!
Feb 5-Feb 9, 2017
10am–5:00pm

ABOUT
To demystify the artistic process, nationally touring musicians Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling of Victor & Penny will create a songwriting lab in the lobby of Mobank (Feb 5th-Feb 9th, 2018) for the fourth year in a row. The duo will examine the performing artist’s need to balance public appearances with solitary time to create new material by writing original musical compositions and lyrics as a performative act. Bank customers, fans and followers will be invited to be a part of the creative process and follow Victor and Penny’s artistic progress through daily updates and live streams.

FOLLOW ALONG & TWEET SUPPORT using the hashtag #VPsongLab and tune in to our afternoon live streams from MoBank!



ABOUT VICTOR & PENNY | www.VictorandPenny.com
Victor & Penny deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisation. Victor & Penny were named “Best Folk Ensemble 2015” by the PITCH; “Standout Concert of the Year” by the Joplin Globe; and are two-time Folk Alliance International official showcase artists. V&P feature tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar work, and a fiery ukulele. This corset-tight group brings a modern Kansas City voice to their original tunes and prohibition era jazz with sterling musicianship. When joined by their fine band, Loose Change Orchestra, the red-hot horn section and upright bass bring sparks a-plenty and virtuosic musicianship. V&P impress and delight with charm and hot licks and they are an “absolute rollicking blast.” Since 2010, Victor & Penny (aka Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane) have been thrilling audiences nationally with their deft blend of originals, hot jazz, and swing.

The group released a new full-length CD, “Electricity” (March 2016) which debuted on the Folk Radio DJ charts at #12 with the #3 song. “Electricity” crackles and sparks with joy and regret; truths and dares; love and love gone wrong all set to a score of vibrant, rhythmic swing and virtuosic musicianship. Electricity is the culmination of 180,000 miles, 5 years and nearly 1,000 performances and is a testament to the incomparable vivacity of Victor & Penny’s live show, with newly added sophistication and rich instrumentation.

Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) and Erin McGrane (George Clooney’s, “Up in the Air” and cabaret troupe Alacartoona). Ms. McGrane is a published poet (Spartan Press 2016), an ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant recipient, a Mid-America Arts Alliance Professional Development Grant recipient as well as a fellow of the ArtistINC program for which she currently serves as a peer facilitator and a workshop presenter. Formally trained at Berklee School of Music (Boston) and the Conservatory of Music (Kansas City), Mr. Freling participated in the international program, The Acoustic Guitar Project in 2014 and is an accomplished composer, arranger, and outstanding instrumentalist.
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About Victor & Penny
Genres:
Swing-infused Folk-jazz Rooted In The Riff-driven Style Of Kansas City
Band Members:
Erin McGrane (ukulele vocals) and Jeff Freling (guitar, vocals) are Victor & Penny. The Loose Change Orchestra is James Isaac (clarinet, soprano sax), Kyle Dahlquist (trombone, accordion) and Rick Willoughby (bass) as our core plus a revolving cast of dapper and talented folks.
Hometown:
Kansas City, MO

Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra deliver swing-infused folk-jazz in the band’s signature high-energy style with joy, humor, and soaring musical improvisati...
Read More