Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and Friends to Perform at Fogartyville
Adopting a persona that’s equal parts revival preacher, professional wrestler, social satirist and keyboard wizard, Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is unlike any other performer on the touring circuit. He’ll be joined on stage by Steve Arvey, Anna Van Atta, and Sandi Grecco. Don’t miss the fun on Saturday, April 16 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court. Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for the general public. Advance tickets are available online at WSLR.
A comic genius and American musicologist, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz blazes a trail across the country playing nightclubs, comedy clubs and performance art centers, bringing his First House of Polyester Worship services to legions of fans and new converts. Although by no means a straight-ahead blues player, much of his material is based in blues and classic R&B, and his sharp social commentaries, sprinkled with humorous observations about politics and life in America, make Wirtz one of the most sought-after performers on the festival and club circuit.
From Steve’s Facebook Page: Steve Arvey has been entertaining people on the West Coast of Florida now for over 10 years.
Here is some information on The Steve Arvey Music-Arvey has been entertaining people on the West Coast of Florida now for over 10 years. Musically he has performed at many big events such as Bands in The Sand Treasure Island, Manatee Seafood Festival, Bayside Festival, Bradenton Blues Festival, Cortez Stone Crab Fest, and many others.
He has worked at all of the popular nightclubs such as Skippers Smokehouse, Ace’s, The Blue Rooster, and many other venues. Along with a large following he has 18 CD’s to his name and has toured the world playing music. He has over 2000 Videos on You Tube with over 1 million hits. With over 4 Facebook Pages with Over 12,000 people, we can advertise this event to bring people to your festival. This is a fun band that plays all styles of music and some originals.
From Sandi’s Website: Originally from the Chicago area, Sandi Grecco has resided on the Suncoast for the past 20 years. Sandi is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist that has performed music as a solo-artist singer/ guitarist/ loop artist, bassist, and drummer in the Southeast region of the USA. Sandi has played in bands that have opened for national acts including Brandie Carlisle, Lisa Loeb, Sophie B Hawkins, The Funky Meters, and Peter Frampton.
Sandi’s current original release ‘Moving Forward’ (2021) is available for download on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and many other music platforms. Releasing ‘Moving Forward’ was a labor of love that consists of songs written during the height of the pandemic. Sandi recorded all of the instruments on the tracks (drums, bass, acoustic/ electric guitar) wrote and sang the lyrics and produced and arranged the release. Other catalog releases include Sun Dogs 2017, Time Flies for the Living 2015, Work EP 2014 all currently out of print.
Her solo show combines percussive acoustic guitar pop covers ranging from current to the classics, pleasing a crowd of any size and spanning many generations. Her original compositions contain clever inciteful lyrics that just about anyone could relate to. Sandi is no stranger to the stage, and she loves to take requests and interact with the audience. Using a loop pedal to accompany, she could create 3-part vocal harmonies, add in bass lines and take an occasional guitar solo.
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