Bella’s Bartok is getting ready for a CD Release Masquerade show, with special guests Whiskey Treaty Roadshow and DJ BFG, at The Colonial Theatre on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm.
Bella’s Bartok are music-making extra-ordinaries from Northampton, MA. This six-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer-Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. This show will feature an amped-up version of the Bella’s signature high-energy experience, complete with special effects and surprises galore. With a masquerade theme, fans are encouraged to come with masks of all kinds.
Bella’s Bartok line-up includes: Asher Putnam (vocals and all-around entertainer), Jesse Putnam (accordion, mandolin, guitar, trumpet and vocals), Chris “Fancy” Kerrigan (guitar, clarinet and vocals) Dan Niederhauser (bass and vocals), Amory Drennan (trombone, banjo and vocals), and Crisco (drums/percussion and trumpet). The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucket, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Arc Iris, and many more. Change Yer Life, the new Bella’s Bartok album to be release on March 26th, will excite fans as the first album that truly reflects the band’s pop-gold, Klezmer-Punk sound.
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a collaborative band which brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters in the vein of Americana, Rock, and Roots-Folk music. The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow headlined the final 2015 Shire City Sessions show of the year in Pittsfield, MA, and has recently debuted their first live album entitled, The Heart of the Run. An independently released album, the title speaks to the groups song writing and affinity for the beverage, and the way in which whiskey and music brings people together in harmony and good times.
DJ BFG, a.k.a. Gabriel Squailia, is Berkshire County’s best-known multi-genre DJ. From his training at NYC’s Scratch DJ Academy, to his current position as Special Events DJ for Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, his seamless transitions and knack for crowd-reading keep dancefloors moving all night long. BFG combines an old-school aesthetic with new-jack beats for a seamless, genre-hopping approach to dance music.
Tickets to Bella’s Bartok are $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.