Electric Piquete Debut at Bar Nancy May 5

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Electric Piquete to Debut at Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, 10 p.m.

Miami, FL – April 28, 2017 – Award-winning Latin funk band Electric Piquete will make their debut at the brand new Bar Nancy on Cinco de Mayo, beginning at 10 p.m. They will play two sets of originals and Latin jazz standards. The nautically-themed craft cocktail bar will offer $5 Dulce Vide Blaco tequila shots all night to celebrate the occasion. No cover; 21 and over are welcome.

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. Having played virtually every major music festival in South Florida, they traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew to play the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival last October. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment is located at 2007 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135. The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent.For more information about the Nancy, call 305.397.8971.

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Bar Nancy Celebrates Grand Opening April 15

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Bar Nancy Brings Craft Cocktail Artistry to Little Havana

Nautically-themed venue features hand-made bar, fixtures and is mixology-driven; grand opening celebration scheduled for April 15
Miami, FL – April 5, 2017 – Named after the Nancy, the doomed Revolutionary supply ship that was supposedly the first ship to hoist an American flag in a foreign port, Little Havana’s newest craft cocktail establishment Bar Nancy is dry docked at 2007 SW 8th Street. Already serving thirsty landlubbers, a grand opening celebration will take place Saturday, April 15, 2017 featuring the Spam AllstarsThe Woodwork (formerly the Wholetones), and JUke. Doors open at 5 p.m., and complimentary cocktails will be served from 7 to 9 p.m. Music begins at 8 p.m.

“We put a lot of stock into every last detail, from the décor to our drink ingredients, and authenticity is a big part of our appeal,” says co-owner and managing partner Sasha-Alexandre Torres. “Our award-winning bar tenders put their all into the creation and execution of our drink menu, and I’m confident our patrons will taste the difference.” There are no fountain guns behind the bar, and no artificial sweeteners are ever used. The place even has its own sugar cane press for simple syrups. ”

The vibe is colonial-era nautical, and once you’ve entered, the sense is one is in the galley of a ship. With wood-lined walls, tables and chairs, a natural essence is prevalent. Drink names like “Over the Barrel”, “Peg Leg”, and “Siren Song” play right into the theme.  Nancy offers a sizable selection of draft and canned beers. There is an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and desserts available, and an outside patio with seating.

Co-founder Ben Koufopoulos, a quintessential bar-man and a sought-after commodity in the cocktail world, has been an integral part of team-building for some of Miami’s most successful bars and restaurants, including The Purdy LoungeBurger and Beer Joint, The StageWill CallPB Station, and Pawnbroker. He has worked with and trained with some of America’s top chefs: Emeril LegassiJonathan EissmanMichael SwartzNorman Van Aken, and Jose Mendin. He and his father Tom Koufopoulos are largely responsible for all the woodwork, even recreating the Nancy stern to act as the bar back.

Torres also co-founded the now-closed The Stage Miami located in the Design District, where he conceptualized and managed day-to-day activities, and he currently assists in producing live musical events via DNA Entertainment and nationally distributed films with Via Verita and Ratpac Entertainment.

Yet another key Nancy crew member is Derek Stilmann, F.I.U. and Pubbelly Restaurant Group alumni, where he went on to design and create the cocktail program at notable bars like PawnBroker.

This initial group have created the venue’s cocktail, beer, wine, and food menus. Collectively, they have been involved in live music and sports bars, fine dining restaurants and high-volume mixology bars, and each have held all front and back of house positions, from busboy to general manager.

Bar Nancy hosts a happy hour every day from 5 to 8 p.m., and they are open every day until 2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. There will be a regular live music schedule in place soon, and there is never a cover. 21 and over are welcome.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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ABOUT BAR NANCY

Bar Nancy is a nautically themed American craft cocktail bar located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, Miami, Florida. The cocktail bar takes its Inspiration from the American Revolutionary Ship, Nancy, which was the first American ship to hoist the red, white and blue flag after American Independence had been declared.  The Nancy creed Carpe Noctem (Seize the Night) promises transcendence and good times through savory crafted cocktails, great music (live and otherwise), and an optimized hospitality experience.

Katherine RajsichSasha-Alexandre TorresBen Koufopoulos and Derek Stilmann make a perfect team to open an American craft cocktail bar in Miami, Florida. Their skills obtained over the years in the service and hospitality industry complement each other and make for a successful recipe. Together they have a combined 70 years’ experience in the field; most of them here in Miami. They have been involved with bar and restaurant openings and know the rigors that come with such a task.

Also part of the Nancy crew: David Perez, Lizz Dominguez, Jamal Giles, Caco Alvarez and Raymond Levy.

For more information, please visit www.Nancy305.com or call 305.397.8971.

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Michael Mut
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com


Electric Piquete to Play the Gay 8 Festival

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Electric Piquete to Play the Gay 8 Festival in Little Havana January 15

Miami, FL – January 5, 2017 – The award-winning Electric Piquete deftly fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. They have asked to join a line up of the top live entertainment acts in Miami for the 2nd annual Gay 8 Festival in Little Havana Sunday, January 15, 2017, between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band”  are slated to play the main stage to be located on Calle Ocho and S.W. 17th Avenue at 3 p.m. that day. Also performing: Lucy Grau, Son Lokos, Locos Por Juana and the Spam Allstars. The event is free and open to the public, welcoming all, and will also feature free LGBT film screenings at the Tower Theater, as well as walking tours throughout the day. Many local restaurants will be selling food from booths at the festival.

In 2016, Electric Piquete issued their Singles Collection digitally and on CD, and released a video for a new single “Cut Me Loose”. In addition, they played the main stage at the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in North Carolina and made their debut on the West Coast of Florida at the Dunedin Brewery.

Electric Piquete features co-founder Ed Rosado on drums / vocals, co-founder Michael Mut on bass / vocals, Chris Correoso (guitar), Raymond Ayala on congas / cajon / vocals, Charles “Chip” Gardner on keyboards and Robert Smiley (tenor sax). For more information, please visit www.ElectricPiquete.com.

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786.426.2277
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2ND ANNUAL BALL & CHAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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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

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Michael Mut
Mut Communications
786.426.2277
info@mutcomm.com

 


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
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786.426.2277


Electric Piquete Opens Ball & Chain Fest

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

 

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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

 

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