about dreamsicle arts

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

Oct 4th - Blues Guitar Intensive | Oct 4th - Adam Falcon | Oct 10th - Dreamsicle Rock Candy
Oct 19th - Emily Musolino | Oct 25th - SWISS CHRIS | Nov. 8th - New England Songwriting Search


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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



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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Friday October 10th

A Friendly Advocate will be kicking off the new Dreamsicle Rock Candy series, a line up of shows that includes all things rock! This up and coming band is new to the scene, writing songs for a year and a half, and playing out for just under a year, but they'll be sure to give you something to sing about. The band formed at the University of New Hampshire, where most of the members are currently studying music, and it shows! With influences like Manchester Orchestra, Death Cab for Cutie, and Bon Iver, they're indie/alternative songs range from soft and touching, to loud and fun. Let's Rock!

Here is a link to some of their music.

Dreamsicle Rock Candy will feature the best young talent NH has to offer! Ticket prices for all Rock Candy shows will be $10 in advance by calling Dan at 603-369-1016 or $12 at the door. Doors will open at 8pm. There will be beverages and light snacks for purchase.


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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 WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE...Hip-Hop legend  SWISS CHRIS(Brooklyn, NY/ Bern, Switzerland) will be joined by NH's own ADEEM (click for a great YouTube) and young superstar OFURE (click for live video) to share their knowledge and experience on all things relevant to today's hip hop world... 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…. we are getting ready to start an ongoing hip-hop series and you won't want to miss this special event!

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. His current book, Modern Drum Set Stickings, is a bestseller on Amazon.com and he will have a specially priced bundle with book/sticks/pad at $35 for our workshop ONLY... see the Amazon listing here: Amazon link and bundle pricing click here.

Ofure has his own music group called "Dream B.I.G" (abbreviation for Dream Beyond Ignorant Gestures). He has shared the stage with musical acts as AZ, Full Force, Asher Roth, Main Attrakionz, Planet VI, Kid Ink and more. One of his recent singles is called "Graveyard" featuring Frank Vocals (DJ Premier's artist) which can be found on VEVO and iTunes. He is currently working with the Grammy nominated, Surefire Music Group to put out an EP titled, "Trend America." He is also working with Grammy Award winning producer 88-Keys and will be putting out an EP fully produced by 88 Keys later next year.

Don't miss this chance to learn from some of the industry's most versatile insiders.... Spread the word! Tickets are $40 for the workshop and evening show (Private lessons alone with Chris are $175/hr so this is an amazing opportunity!!!) For tickets and registration: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/852127

Tickets for the evening show only featuring the workshop participants and a jam with VINX, SWISS CHRIS, ADEEM and OFURE are only $10 here in advance online:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/852148 This is an ALL AGES show with an emphasis on respect for the audience and all performers and overly offensive language/topics will be strongly discouraged.

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 Songwriter Search Live Performance Nights so stay tuned! Email entries and bio to Jennifer (dreamsiclearts@gmail.com)
Our first live performance night will be Saturday, Nov. 8! We will be awarding prizes for best song and audience choice so make sure to reach out to your fans and have them come to the show!!! The winner of Best Song get to record that song with Vinx producing and will advance to the Grand Finale New England Songwriter Search Event. The winner of the Audience Choice award gets a free pass to the 2015 Shire Vocal Summit ($500 value) and a feature performance slot, which is held Memorial Day Weekend in May.

Entries will be taken until Wednesday, Nov. 5 for consideration in the Nov. 8 event. We will be scheduling future events as well, which will culminate in a Grand Finale New England Songwriter Search Contest among the group of previous Best Song winners.


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