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The Dreamsicle Arts
Listening Club

is dedicated to presenting quality original music in an intimate setting.  We call these events Soul Recitals to pay homage to the intimacy and exclusivity of the traditional, classical chamber recital. However, our events feature unique performers in every genre of the highest quality who are not often available to our local community. From Rock to Reggae, Latin to Funk, Country to Classical and more, you will find it here. Please join us for these special events at our studio in Suncook and other wonderful, intimate venues .


Upcoming Soul Recitals

|Sept 27th - Hug the Dog | Oct 4th - Blues Guitar Intensive | Oct 4th - Adam Falcon
Oct 19th - Emily Musolino | Oct 25th - SWISS CHRIS | Nov. 8th - New England Songwriting Search


Hug the Dog!
September 27th

Hug The Dog

I said we were due for some good 'ole Rock & Roll and I meant it!  Hug the Dog is hot on the heels of their new release and success out at South by Southwest... Vinx and I heard these guys late night at the Bitter End in NYC and we know you're gonna love 'em....  
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8-10:30pm  

Tickets: $20 in advance online CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ONLINE
$25 at the door

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October 4th

Blues Guitar Intensive with Mike Stockbridge For many guitar enthusiasts the blues can provide a fun and satisfying outlet for their creativity. Today the word blues covers a wide range of unique styles that follow a specific form. Furthermore, the vocabulary for improvising in the blues can be used in a wide variety of contexts. 

In this seminar we will discuss how to familiarize yourself with the nuances of the blues. From understanding the form of the music, to use of relevant scales and techniques, to essential listening as well as playing with others; all will be discussed in depth. 

If you are a die hard blues guitar enthusiast, budding improviser, or just want to gain new experience with a different style of music, then this seminar is for you.

Mike Stockbridge is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator based in Concord, NH. He attended Berklee College of Music and the University of Maine. He performs regularly throughout New England.  

Mike's guitar work has been featured on radio shows in France, Portugal, Macedonia, and other parts of Europe. Mike has recorded with or performed live and in clinic with a diverse group of musicians including: 2007 NEA jazz master Toshiko Akiyoshi, San Francisco based percussionist Alex Vittum, Thelonius Monk Inst./BMI composer of the year winner Steve Grover, Clarinetist Brad Terry and guitarist Tony Gaboury, to name just a few. In 2009 he released his first full length, self-titled album as a bandleader which has been met with many positive reviews; proving that Mike Stockbridge as a guitarist is a uniquely fresh voice in the New England jazz scene. As he moves into 2014 Mike Stockbridge is poised to release his third album of original music.  

An educator in high demand with over a decade of experience, Mike currently teaches multiple instruments at his own studio in North Conway, NH, the Robert Frost Charter School, North Conway, NH, and Dreamsicle Arts, Pembroke, NH,. He has been affiliated with many great educational programs - most notably the Tony Boffa School of Contemporary Music located in Westbrook ME, and the National Guitar/Music Workshop in Litchfield CT.

Workshop fee:  $35 includes all materials PLUS 2 tickets to the Adam Falcon show that night


October 4th

Adam Falcon

ROCK-INFUSED FUNK with a 70s FLAIR! We are excited to have ADAM FALCON back for a full night of music this time!  Adam joined us as a panelist and performer this spring at the Shire Vocal Summit and we had so many people ask for him to come back for a full show.  We are pleased to announce that he will be here on Saturday, October 4! 

A native New Yorker, Adam hit the city’s music scene at the young age of 16, with a band that had already garnered a recording contract with Atlantic Records.  But it was while working as a Broadway pit musician, that chance led Adam to meet Rick James.  From that meeting, the Grammy award winning James invited Falcon to a recording session at Atlantic Studios.  There, James was working on a duet with Chaka Khan, which was being produced by the legendary Arif Mardin.  Mardin and Falcon both shared an acquaintance with George Benson. On an album that Mardin was set to produce, Falcon was asked to contribute a song for singer and guitar virtuoso George Benson to record.  Not only did Faclon write the composition, he arranged and played on that track as well. That song is “In Search Of A Dream” from the George Benson Grammy nominated album “In Your Eyes”.  Soon after writing this hit, famed record producer Tommy Lipuma asked Falcon to repeat his magic for Benson a second time.  Out of Prince’s Paisley Park Studio came Falcon’s sophomore hit for Benson “True Blue”, from the album “That’s Right.”  Adam went on to be one of New York City’s most sought after session and touring guitarists. He wound up working with Phyllis Hyman, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Sophie B. Hawkins, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Arif Mardin, and Robert Palmer to name a few.
Adam always knew that at some point he was destined to follow his own art, so he stepped away from the side man role and now, with his highly anticipated release, Bohemian 959, Adam has found his true artistic voice.  The album captures the true pulse of New York City, back from a day that inspired Adam to pick up an instrument in the first place. “The type of sound that I was going for was a live sound with an old school feel.  Like what you hear in the streets of NY.  Each song has its own message and story.  If you thread the entire record together you'd find a positive note.  I'd like people to come away with nothing more than that, without trying to get to heavy or esoteric.”
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8-10:30pm  

Tickets: $20 in advance online CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ONLINE
$25 at the door


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Emily Musolino
October 19th

Emily Musolino

Our very own Miss Emily Musolino will be back in the Shire to FINALLY give us our own proper show.

Emily has been part of our Songwriter Soul Kitchen family for over 5 years, progressing to become one of our go to producers.  Her unique blend of jazz sensibilities and sophistication combined with a raw, emotion laden performance style - reminiscent of Janis Joplin and Sarah Vaughn - have always put her a league ahead of the pack in the singer-songwriter category.  Emily is in the midst of her Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for her upcoming sophomore release "Jealous Girl".   Don't miss this chance to spend an evening with one of our Listening Club favorites from the Shire Vocal Summit and the Songwriter Soul Kitchen performance nights! 

Indiegogo Campaign link

Link for Tickets :  CLICK HERE


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Hip-Hop Legend
October 25th

Hip-Hop legend  SWISS CHRIS (Brooklyn, NY/ Bern, Switzerland ) shares his knowledge and experience on the MC's, Rappers, Beat Boxers and Hip Hop producers that are working today. Don't miss this once in a life time workshop/performance for all who are interested in the Rhythm of the Streets.

Swiss Chris has been named one of the most innovative drummers of the 21st Century. He has performed with Sir Elton John, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Wyclef Jean, DJ Dummy, DJ A-Trak, Miss Lauren Hill and was music director for 9 time Grammy winner John Legend.  He has also played with the likes of Gloria Gaynor, DMC, Chubb Rock, Charlie Brown from the Leaders of the New School, Slick Rick, Grandmaster Caz, The Rock Steady Crew and DJ Johnny Juice from Public Enemy. 

Chris teaches drum technique at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and his book, Modern Drum Set Stickings, is a bestseller at Amazon.com.  His bundle - book, pad, sticks - which normally sells for $49.99 will be available to workshop participants at a special discount price of $35.  Here is a link to his book and bundle at Musician's Friend: CLICK HERE

Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the industry's most versatile insiders.... the afternoon workshop will be hands on with Chris and each participant will have a chance to present their stuff to the producers in the house.  ALL participants will have a chance to perform at night for the PUBLIC show!!!   

$40 price incl. the afternoon workshop, lunch and evening show   Workshop 1-5pm

Link for Tickets :  CLICK HERE

Show only link :  CLICK HERE
Special event pricing for the show only $10,  
Doors 7:30pm  Show 8-10:30pm


New England
Songwriting Search
November 8th

Calling all songwriters... email us a song and a bio and we will add you to the list!  We are planning a new songwriting competition in conjunction with our Songwriting Search Live Performance Nights so stay tuned!  Email entries and bio to Jennifer at dreamsiclearts@gmail.com

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Dreamsicle Arts & Entertainment Group
102 Main Street Suncook Village, NH 03275 US
Phone: 6032101932 Website: http://dreamsiclearts.com/events.html