On Saturday, November 24, DCA will get into the holiday spirit with a triple-bill of festive performers, as Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns swing into the holidays with special guests Woody Mankowski and Steve March-Tormé.
Big Mouth, one of Door County’s most popular bands, is known throughout Wisconsin for playing an eclectic and dance-worthy mix of blues, jazz, and rock music. Almost forty years after the band was founded in Michigan by guitarist Jay Whitney, Big Mouth is still going strong, now featuring a horn section, The Power Tool Horns. At DCA, Big Mouth will present an evening of holiday music and other swinging tunes.
The Peninsula Pulse writes, “[Big Mouth] will continue to transcend generations, as they’ve always done … keeping audiences happy.”
Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns will be joined at DCA by two special guests. Woody Mankowski is well known to Door County audiences as a vocalist, saxophonist, winds player, and longtime member of Big Mouth. In 2012, Mankowski won a Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award (WAMI) for Reeds/Brass Player of the Year. He has worked extensively in recording studios as a commercial singer/instrumentalist, playing and singing on over 500 jingles for clients including Miller Lite, Turner Classic Movies, Culvers, and Country Kitchen. Woody has also appeared as a soloist with several major symphonies, including The Boston Symphony and Detroit Symphony.
Filling out the triple-bill will be Steve March-Tormé, whose singing the L.A. Times calls “seductive and effortless.” March-Tormé’s extraordinary voice has electrified audiences in venues from the Detroit, MI, to Palm Desert, CA, and worldwide in London, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Born in New York City to acclaimed crooner Mel Tormé, Steve March-Tormé has spent a lifetime in music. The New York Daily News writes, “Second-generation talent can be hit-or-miss. You can hit yourself if you miss this one…the guy is so personable, his voice so becoming and his performance so filled with élan, that he is always interesting.”
The November 24 performance is made possible with support from headlining sponsor Main Street Market, major sponsor Bayside Tavern, and supporting sponsors Door County Advocate and Ecology Sports & Base Camp Coffee Bar.
The show begins at 7 p.m. on November 24. Tickets range from $20 to $28. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.