…looked a lot like The Viper and His Famous Orchestra. See for yourself. Here are a number of photographs from our recent rehearsals in Palatine, July 10 show at the Hotel SnS, and July 12 show at the Great Performers of Illinois 2009 festival in Millennium Park.
Unfortunately, you can’t view these unless you’re on Facebook. And some require that you are a friend or a friend of a friend of the photographer. But I’m looking to put the best of them in a more permanent place on this site soon.
You heard right. After many orchestra-free years, the universe will once again be subject to the dulcet tones of the full Viper and His Famous Orchestra band: Riley Broach, Ryan Jerving, Edward Burch, and Rob Henn, representing four cities and three states. But most of all representing downstate Illinois.
We have at least 5 shows set up at the moment, the most public of which are the following:
Friday, August 7, 2009, Mike ‘N Molly’s , 105 N Market St., Champaign, Illinois, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
See Mike ‘N Molly’s
Friday, August 9, 2009, Mike ‘N Molly’s, special matinee show, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. You know, for kids.
It looks like the July show, and likely the August shows, will feature an expanded version of the orchestra, with Tangleweed’s Kip Rainey and Rectangle’s Victor Cortez filling out the sound. Other special guests have been promised and will be delivered. Let’s hear it for all the great performers of Illinois.