Music on The Meadows with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Sun, June 18, 2017
12:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)
Terranea Oceanfront Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
$65.00 - $125.00
Kick off summer and celebrate Father’s Day weekend with Terranea Resort’s annual oceanfront concert- Music on the Meadows! Enjoy an afternoon filled with music from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Venice and other headliners, Farm-to-Terranea BBQ, local breweries, and more.
Sunday, June 18 | 12- 7pm
Stay Father’s Day Weekend and receive 2 GA TICKETS AND COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING with promo code MUSIC17.
* No outside food/beverages.
music scene. Since it’s formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has
toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a
sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on,
during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the
world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded
by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the
swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz,
swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and
guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley
(baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter
(saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger).
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as
much more than a simple tribute. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely
American art form, the band’s original horn-infused music and legendary high energy show
introduces the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and
respectful of the music’s rich legacy.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's first phase of stardom featured an appearance in the 1996 indie
film Swingers, a movie that not only launched the careers of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau,
but introduced Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to an audience beyond their Los Angeles base. The
band's music has appeared in countless films and television shows, including The Wild,
Despicable Me, Phineas & Ferb, Friends, Third Rock From The Sun, Ally McBeal, and So You
Think You Can Dance. They have appeared live on Dancing With The Stars, Late Night With
Conan O’Brien, NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day
Parade, a remarkable seven appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the
Super Bowl XXXIII Halftime Show. The band has also appeared as special guests with many
of the country's most distinguished symphony orchestras, and has performed for three U.S.
After 24 years, 10 records, over 2800 live shows, and countless appearances in film and
television, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is showing no signs of slowing down, and is looking
forward to celebrating it’s 25th anniversary in 2018.
As a band, the Lennons have recorded and performed together since the 1980s. Their music is a reflection of many of their influences while growing up in the small, eclectic and culturally diverse beach town for which they are named. Their sound is at once familiar and fresh, their classic rock and folk influences apparent in their pop sensibilities. You might recognize some of Venice’s influences, such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, the Eagles or Sly & the Family Stone. Their hybrid of folk/rock/soul is relevant, alive and still growing, with many fans worldwide considering them the torchbearers of the Southern California sound.
Venice’s trademarks are their harmonies, personal lyrics and high energy, communal shows. These garner them huge ovations and encores at virtually every performance they’ve given, from intimate theaters to sprawling festivals, from the US to Europe. And it’s earned them major record releases on Sony Records, Universal Records, Atlantic Records and Vanguard Records.
Their distinctive vocal sound and harmonies have allowed Venice and its members to perform and/or record with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Cher, Don Henley, Elton John, Michael McDonald, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, America, Heart, and the list goes on. The Lennons spent most of 2010-2013 as backing vocalists performing in the 219 show, record-breaking worldwide arena and stadium tour of “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” with Roger Waters. Recently, Venice was invited to contribute a track to the 2014 CD, “Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne,” joining such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Ben Harper and Lyle Lovett.
For over fifteen years, Venice has enjoyed a great level of success in the Netherlands, where their harmonies and musicality are considered a modern extension of what many Europeans call “West Coast Music.” Venice continues to cultivate their reputation overseas and abroad on a longstanding friendship with their audiences, where their post-show meet & greets can sometimes last nearly as long as their shows.
With the release of "What Summer Brings," Venice reaffirms that they are still at the top of their game, ready to evolve and expand to new territories, musically and globally.
Terranea Oceanfront Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275