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Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:30-10PM
ROCK THE FIGHT AGAINST CHD II
featuring: Ernie and the Automatics
Matt Borrello and the Quality Dogs (21 yr old Borrello inspired by the likes of Dylan and the Beatles)
Donnie Wilson(Event Coordinator and CHD dad): vocals/guitar, Alex Krepkikh: electric guitar, Mike Casano: drums, Joe Calise: bass, Linda Calise: vocals, Ben Albert: keys/vocals
also Michaela Gagne, Miss Massachusetts 2006, Fall River native and CHD survivor
hosted by Lizz Furtado (NYC comedienne, born in Somerset, MA)
Venus DeMilo Restaurant
75 GAR Highway
Swansea, MA 02777
Reservations are $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for 18 and under
Reservations can be made on-line at www.sedatedecho.com
MORE INFO: Donnie Wilson (508) 505-5655 or email@example.com
ROCK THE FIGHT AGAINST CHD II
“A concert and fundraising event promoting awareness for congenital heart defects.”
Last year, “ROCK The Fight Against CHD” raised over $10,800 for CHD awareness and research, and on Thursday, August 11th, this exciting concert and fundraising event returns to the Venus DeMilo in Swansea, MA for a second year. Event coordinator and local musician, Donnie Wilson, intends to elevate last year’s show with a bigger headlining act, more outstanding prizes for auction, more free food, and much more. Wilson was inspired to write and record his album, Sedated Echo, released at last year’s show, when his son Jacob was born with CHD (a congenital heart defect) in May 2009. Wilson was always recognized for his soaring vocals, his gritty guitar work, and his charisma in front of a crowd, and now his return to music is driven by his passion for CHD advocacy. The amazing doctors and nurses at Women and Infants and Boston Children’s Hospitals who saved the life of Jacob served as the inspiration for the single, “Super Hero Fantasy”, which is now being used in two national campaigns for CHD.
Headlining this year’s show will be Boston-based blues/rock band, “Ernie and The Automatics” featuring Berklee School of Music grad, Ernie Boch Jr., guitarist Barry Goodreau and drummer Sib Hashian (original members of the legendary rock band BOSTON), singer, keyboardist, and harp player Brian Maes and bassist Tim Archibald (members of RTZ fronted by the late Brad Delp), and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Michael “Tunes” Antunes (sax player from John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band).
Along with Donnie Wilson and his band, Matt Borrello and the Quality Dogs will be back by popular demand performing in support of their new CD, “Don’t Turn Around.” Donnie’s cousin, singer Kristine Rommel, will be performing songs from her CD, “Choose To Fly”, and hysterical NYC- based (native of Somerset, MA) comedienne Lizz Furtado will be hosting the entire show. We’re also thrilled to welcome back Michaela Gagne, Miss Massachusetts 2006 and CHD survivor, who speaks internationally on the subject of heart health for children.
All proceeds will be donated through “Jacob’s Fund” to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust.
Reservations – $20 for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for 18 and under.
Make your reservation online at http://www.sedatedecho.com
Make your reservation in person at any of the following locations:
Cupper’s Café – 1857 County St, Somerset, MA 02726 Rick’s Music World – 421 Route 44 # 421, Raynham, MA 02767