January 26, 2019
1 W. Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Season: $44 / Individual: $49
Season Tickets on sale now. Individual Tickets on sale September 19.
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Ever since they first formed some 25 years ago, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies made it their mission to veer from genre to genre across the musical map, choosing to follow their own muse regardless of feedback from fans and critics alike.
Truth be told, individuality and
defiance have always been part of the band's DNA, and have, in turn, reinforced
their rebellious reputation. Granted, though that image is well deserved, the
ability to bend the boundaries has been simultaneously tempered and informed by
an adherence to an older, now vanished tradition, grounded in Tin Pan Alley,
Swing music and the great American songbook.
According to the band's longtime
leader, singer/songwriter Steve Perry, the band's mantra has remained the same
-- "the obstacle is the path," that is, to pursue unexpected and
difficult avenues that challenge both themselves as artists and modern
sensibilities while at the same time adhering to standards and erstwhile
traditions of American popular song.
To that point, the band's new
opus titled Please Return the Evening: The Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the
Music of the Rat Pack -- was designed as a challenge to their craftsmanship in
the recording studio, attempting to do justice to original magnificent,
orchestral arrangements and recordings, while being limited to their 8 piece
band inside a small Eugene, Oregon recording studio.
The recording taps into a
tradition established by three of the hippest singers of all time, unique
personalities that helped patent the concept of cool. Frank Sinatra, Dean
Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. When they worked in tandem as the legendary Rat
Pack, Sinatra, Martin and Davis found the perfect combination -- one that fused
sheer swagger with an easy, amiable style. That approach helped define the
cultural undercurrents of that critical period from the late '50s to the early