Mickey "Sticks" Chatigny Here we have one Mickey "Sticks" Chatigny (pronounced "chat-nee"), our keeper of the beat, the man who speaks in cymbalism (ok, you get it. He's our drummer). Mickey and Clyde go way back, but Micky still agreed to join the Band. Anyway, we're fortunate enough to have him; besides a great feel for what it means to be a real jazz drummer, he's also a proficient singer of harmonic melody. Yeah, the kid's got a set o' pipes. Sure, he's got some hobbies too....eating, riding motorbikes, assembling balsa wood airplanes....still hasn't figured out a way to ride one of those, tho'.
Jason "Man of Steel" Lumbruno When it comes time to put the metal to the pedal our Man of Steel, Jason, won't string you along...then again, he actually might...Ya see, Mr. Lumbruno is our resident lap & pedal steel player. Mild mannered 1's & 0's guy by day, Jason's binary existence takes on a whole 'nother dimension when he steps behind—or under, as the case may be—his instrument of choice. And when slide meets strings the haunting melody lines that result, I dare say, are lovely enough to drown out the Sirens of Sirenum Scopuli (tho' Orpheus deserves at least some of the credit). When he's not outperforming Sirens or "playing the numbers," the Man of Steel enjoys spending time with his family and has been known to scale a mountain every now and again.
Johnny "Jazz Hands" Petruzzelli He hasn't approved that nickname quite yet, but then, you don't get to green light your own nickname, do you? Anyway, it won't take you long to see...or hear why we like to call him Johnny Jazz Hands. You see, Mr. Petruzzelli is quite the talented, multi-instrumentalist; in particular, lending his formidable jazz guitar chops to the Wheelhouse Revelers. He's also at home behind an upright bass and has been known to blow some jazz notes through a trumpet. He is also our resident jazz guru, which is remarkable for someone of his generation letter (what happens after generation "Z," anyway?). Johnny is also a music teacher (must be why he knows so much about jazz), a music producer and recording engineer. We could go on but the rest of the Band is starting to feel outgunned here.
|08/06/2017||Haverhill, MA||Chit Chat Lounge||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 103 Washington St.. Venue phone: 978-374-9710. Clyde & the crew invade Massachussetts, their first show in the Bay State. Join the Clyde Bisbee & The Wheelhouse Revelers for some raucous swing jazz & western swing from the 20’s/30’s/40’s at the Chit Chat Lounge Sunday Jazz Series, in Haverhill, MA. Downbeat at 6pm. Free show! More information|
|08/12/2017||Wolfeboro, NH||Wolfeboro Community Bandstand||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Cate Park. Picture this: The oldest summer resort in America. A warm, August summer eve on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Families are strolling the quaint downtown-America streets, eating ice cream and drinking in the home-town charm. Blankets are spread, picnic baskets are within arm’s reach, and fueling the contentment and joy are the happy rhythms of swing jazz & western swing…music that would’ve gleefully leapt from Bandstands just like this one over 75 years ago. Come join us on our trip back in time. Bring your dancing shoes and c’mon, get happy!|
Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. Currently, we are accepting bookings for music festivals, vintage fairs, private parties and corporate events as well as upscale music venues. We are based in the Northeastern United States serving Cities such as Portland, ME; Portsmouth, NH; Boston, MA; New York City, NY as well as CT, VT and RI. Please visit our Booking Page to learn more and inquire as to our availability.