Jim Camacho Debuts at Ball & Chain 9/20

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Jim Camacho Debuts at Ball & Chain September 20, 8 p.m.

Miami singer-songwriter to play with full band during on-going Tuesday Sessions series

Miami, FL – September 13, 2016 – The prolific Jim Camacho will make his Ball & Chain debut Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8 p.m., featuring special guest Dave O’Grady from Ireland. Camacho and his band will play two sets during the Little Havana venue’s on-going Tuesday Sessions series, with a set by O’Grady in between. No cover; 21 and over are welcome. Music begins at 8 p.m. Location: 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135.

In addition, Camacho will perform at Radio-Active Records (845 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) on Thursday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. before playing Alligator Alley (830 E Oakland Park Blvd #101, Oakland Park, FL 33334) Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. Last, he will appear on WLRN 91.3 FM’s Folk & Acoustic with Michael Stock show Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. All engagements will also feature guest spots by O’Grady.

Jim is promoting the new video “How Do You Like Me Now” from his latest release, the Everywhere (Deluxe Edition). He is poised to release another new single shortly, titled “Alive”, a collaboration with cellist Ruti Celi. Camacho is also gearing up for a fourth consecutive holiday season run of the original children’s theater production Mouse King, a collaboration with acclaimed master puppeteer Noel MacNeal. Also in the works: an original web-based songwriter series, Adventures in Songwriting.

For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

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Mut Communications
Michael Mut
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2ND ANNUAL BALL & CHAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BALL & CHAIN ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Little Havana Hotspot Celebrates 81 Years with Three Day Music Festival Featuring Over 100 Musicians

 

Miami, FL  — August 2, 2016 Ball & Chain, the notable and world famous live music venue is thrilled to present their second annual three-day music festival in honor of the venue’s 81st anniversary this Labor Day Weekend September 2016.  The historical Little Havana landmark originally opened its doors in September 1935 as a thriving live jazz music venue until it closed in the 1950s.  The retro Cuban speakeasy on Calle Ocho was reopened in September 2014 with an authentic Cuban flare meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style under new ownership by Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.

 

“We could not be more excited about the second Ball & Chain Music Festival. We are looking forward to presenting over 45 hours worth of live entertainment in one weekend,” says co-owner Zack Bush. “The lineup includes bands that comprise the rotation of acts that have performed here during the last year, plus a few specials guests and surprise performances.  We appreciate being able to host these wonderful musicians and we are proud to be one of the most prominent live music venues in South Florida”.

 

This is the second annual multi-day, music-driven event to celebrate the venue’s birthday.  The anticipated live performances will begin on Friday, September 2nd , and will go throughout the weekend until 3AM on Sunday featuring over 100 musicians and DJs.
“So much has happened during the last two years, it’s difficult to look back and pick out one outstanding moment,” offers co-owner Bill Fuller. “We’re very pleased that the locals and tourists alike have embraced Little Havana and Ball & Chain and thus created magic. We’re looking forward to another very exciting anniversary weekend.”

 

Featured bands and DJs include PALO!, Spam Allstars, Magic City Hippies, Electric Piquete, Tiempo Libre, The Politix, Lemon City Trio, Vlade Divak, Leslie Cartaya, BarrioActivo, Calle Sol, Lanzallamas, SonLokos, Pepe Montes & Conjunto, Elastic Bond, Nick Tannura Quartet, ArtOfficial, Tony Succar featuring Mixtura, Aaron Lebos, Gene Paul, Lucy Grau, DJ Le Spam (of Spam Allstars), DJ Danny Stern, DJ Dennis LaClave and DJ Kenyi.

 

A special music festival craft cocktail menu will be available as well as raffles and giveaways. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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ABOUT BALL & CHAIN

Ball & Chain is a historic and world famous live music venue located at 1513 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 in the center of Little Havana. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reborn in September 2014 reborn as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban flare and meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller.   Before the area became a harbor for Cuban refugees, the bar “On the Trail” (Tamiami Trail) from the mid-1930s to late 1950s was a popular late-night stomping ground for many of the world’s most famous jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker.

 

The revived entertainment venue aims to reclaim its reputation as a power player in Miami’s nightlife scene with a 3,000 square-foot interior and a 3,500 square-foot patio both outfitted for live music. The music scene at Ball & Chain infuses contemporary sounds with old school jazz and salsa. The venue features live music daily. The iconic bar features a top shelf and premium liquor bar, signature and special craft cocktails as well as a Cuban inspired tapas menu.  Ball & Chain is open from 12PM to 12AM from Monday through Wednesday, 12PM to 3AM Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2PM to 10PM on Sunday’s.  Happy Hour is Monday through Sunday starting at 4PM to 7PM featuring two for one specialty cocktails.

 

For additional info please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

 


“Piquete Sessions” Salute the 60s at Ball & Chain 4/26

MEDIA ALERT

Electric Piquete Salute the 60s during “Piquete Sessions” Night at Ball & Chain 4/26

Miami, FL – April 12, 2016 – Miami’s premiere live music venue Ball & Chainis will again host one of the area’s best Latin funk bands Electric Piquete during a monthly series now known as “Piquete Sessions“. Twice named Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” (2009 and 2015), the band will perform one set of original material, then perform cover versions of their favorite jazz, soul, rock and Latin songs written and recorded during the 1960s. There is no cover; 21 and over are welcome. The musical homage begins at 8 p.m.

Electric Piquete is probably best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards. A powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys rhythm section sets the groove for an incendiary horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. The band features drummer / vocalist Ed Rosado, bassist / vocalist Michael MutChrisCorreoso on guitar, Chip Gardner on keyboards, and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn.

A unique and “very Miami” venue, Ball & Chain has been often profiled in local and national press in the two years since re-opening, most recently in a New York Times feature about Little Havana. Originally dedicated in 1935 as the Ball & Chain Saloon, the spot hosted musical luminaries such as Count Basie,Chet Atkins and Billie Holiday. There is a daily happy hour, weekly salsa night, and the venue is available for private parties and events.

For more details about the band, navigate to www.ElectricPiquete.com. For more information about the venue, please visit www.BallandChainMiami.comor call 305.643.7820.

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Mut Communications
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Piquete Sessions April


Electric Piquete Return to Ball & Chain 2/12

MEDIA ALERT

Electric Piquete Celebrate Valentine’s Day Early at Ball & Chain February 12

Hialeah, FL – February 2, 2016 – Miami New Times’ “Best Latin Band” 2015 return to the live venue they love the most on Friday, February 12, 2016, for a special pre-Valentine’s Day Miami Boheme night hosted by Joe Cardona. Electric Piquete will play two sets beginning at 10 p.m. on the Pineapple Stage. There is no cover; 21 and over are welcome.

A Latin funk / fusion band from Hialeah best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin and jazz standards, Electric Piquete features a powerfully-tight drums / bass / guitar / keys / congas rhythm section that sets the groove for a fiery horn section, taking listeners on an Afro-Caribbean journey of sound. Also named “Best Latin Band” by the Miami New Times in 2009, the group is a veritable melting pot of influences that range from rock to jazz and spiced with everything in between: funk, fusion, old-school salsa, progressive and R&B. Though mostly instrumental, they feature vocals with three-part harmonies and rapping on several numbers.

Founded by drummer / vocalist Ed Rosado and bassist / vocalist Michael Mut in 2007, Electric Piquete also features members Chris Correoso on guitar and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. The band’s sound is augmented by special guests including Raymond Ayala on percussion and vocals, Charles Gardner on keyboards, Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute, and occasionally, Maco Monthervil on vocals and Jose Miranda on trombone.

The night will also feature DJ sets by Kenyi Succar. For more information, visit www.ElectricPiquete.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT                                                                                                            
Mut Communications
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Electric Piquete Open 2016 at Ball & Chain

Electric Piquete Open 2016 at Ball & Chain Friday, January 8

Miami, FL – December 22, 2015Electric Piquete, now considered one of Miami’s premiere Latin funk groups, open what promises to be a busy year with a return to Little Havana’s hottest spot Ball & Chain (1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33123) on Friday, January 8, 2016. The two-time “Best Latin Band” (Miami New Times) will perform as a septet and play (2) 45-minute sets. 21 and over are welcome and there is no cover; valet parking is available.

The band, co-founded in 2007 by drummer Ed Rosado and bassist MichaelMut, calls the gritty Miami suburb of Hialeah their home. Electric Piquete also features members Chris Correoso on guitar and Rich Dixon on trumpet and flugelhorn. That night, special guests will include percussionist Raymond AyalaCharles “Chip” Gardner (keyboards) and Robert Smiley on tenor sax and flute. They also occasionally feature the talents of Jose Miranda on trombone and singer / songwriter Maco Monthervil, formerly of The Lovers Key, in a guest vocalist role.

Electric Piquete is currently recording a new single with Monthervil, a collaborative funk / soul effort. They released two singles in 2015 – the first is called “De Cara al Sol,” a blistering exercise in Latin jazz chops, inspired by Jose Marti and dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 1994 13 Marzotugboat sinking in Havana Harbor. The song was featured on CNN International’s CNNGo travel destination special about Miami this summer. The second single is a cover of the Mongo Santamaria standard “Sofrito,”a loving and faithful remake of the mid-60s classic. The band is offering its holiday single “Little Conga Boy” as a free download this month – click here for details.

EP’s music is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon.com.  For more information about the band, including sound and video clips, live dates and more, visit the new www.ElectricPiquete.com.

For more information about the venue and the upcoming event, clickballandchainmiami.com or call 305.643.7820.

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Michael Mut
Mut Communications
Founder
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277


Electric Piquete Opens Ball & Chain Fest

Ball & Chain Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Three-Day Music Festival Labor Day Weekend

 

MEDIA ALERT

WHOBall & Chain, the notable and world-famous live music venue located at 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135, is thrilled to present their first annual three-day music festival in honor of the venue’s 80th Anniversary this Labor Day Weekend. The historical hotspot originally opened its doors in September 1935 as a live jazz music venue, closing its doors in the 1950s. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reopened with an authentic Cuban flare meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller in September 2014.

WHAT: This is the first multiple-day musical driven event to celebrate the venue’s 80th birthday. The anticipated live performances will begin on Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 a.m. Featured bands include:

Nick Tannura Trio

Electric Piquete

The Baboons

The Politix

Spam Allstars

Suénalo

Conjunto Progreso

BARRIOACTIVO

Vlade Divak

Brendan O’Hara & The Rescue

Rum & Coffee Band

ArtOfficial

Elastic Bond

Tony Succar featuring Mixtura

Komakozie (special beatbox set)

Gene Paul

Jazhiel

Pepe Montes Trio
DJ sets by:

Le Spam (from Spam Allstars)

Danny Stern

Danis LaClave

Edward
Special 80th Anniversary cocktails will be added to the menu and available for purchase during the festival. All attending guests will be eligible for exclusive giveaways and raffles.

Full schedule will be announced closer to event date.

For additional information about Ball & Chain, please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com.

This is event is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Ball & Chain 1513 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135

WHEN: Friday, September 4, 2015 through Sunday, September 6, 2015

ABOUT BALL & CHAIN
Ball & Chain is a historic and world famous live music venue located at 1513 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135 in the center of Little Havana. The retro jazz bar on Calle Ocho was reborn in September 2014 reborn as a live music venue with an authentic Cuban flare and meticulously redecorated in iconic 1950s Miami style by new ownership Ben Bush, Zack Bush and Bill Fuller. Before the area became a harbor for Cuban refugees, the bar “On the Trail” (Tamiami Trail) from the mid-1930s to late 1950s was a popular late-night stomping ground for many of the world’s most famous jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker.

The revived entertainment venue aims to reclaim its reputation as a power player in Miami’s nightlife scene with a 3,000 square-foot interior and a 3,500 square-foot patio both outfitted for live music. The music scene at Ball & Chain infuses contemporary sounds with old school jazz and salsa. The venue features live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday. The iconic bar features a full top shelf and premium liquor bar, signature specialty craft cocktails as well as a Cuban inspired tapas menu. Ball & Chain is open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. from Monday through Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Happy Hour is Monday through Sunday starting at 4 to 7 p.m., featuring two for one specialty cocktails daily.

For additional info, please visit www.ballandchainmiami.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Michael Mut
Mut Communications
Founder
info@mutcomm.com
786.426.2277

 

Save the Date


Velvet Underground: Latin Funk You Up

 

This week’s “Velvet Underground” post on Miami.com by Lesley Abravanel features a mention of the May 8th Electric Piquete performance at Ball & Chain.

Latin Funk You Up

Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th Street may be an old jazz haunt, but it definitely doesn’t forget where it lives, paying homage to its Latin environs with bands such as Electric Piquete, which performs on the Pineapple Stage at 10 p.m. Friday, May 8. The party’s being hosted by award-winning director Joe Cardona, whose 2014 documentary “Miami Boheme” won an Aurora Best in Show award for its story of Miami’s Latin fusion music scene. Electric Piquete’s original “En La Playa Giron” is on the soundtrack and the band will play it, along with many others, in two sets. No cover. For more information, go to www.ballandchainmiami.com or electricpiquete.com.

Click here to read the full piece.


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