KEEPING THE MUSIC ALIVE IN RI
Did you hear we JUST WON
Best Sunday Blues
from Yankee Magazine!
We are so Proud!
Thursday Night ‘Summer Series’ Music
Begins THIS WEEK May 16th
featuring Ken Vario Jazz Quartet
New Bands Every Week!
Every Thursday 8:00-11:00!
More Live Music and STILL NEVER A COVER!
** REMINDER–starting Sunday May 26th- Blues will be 4:00-7:00 for the rest of the Summer- so enjoy the great weather, play some golf, get out on your boat, do a little hiking,take a ride on your bike and come on into the Gansett for LIVE BLUES every Sunday- 52 weeks a year!
Breakfast Every Weekend
with Mike’s famous Breakfast pizza!
Still the best place for NY Strip Steaks
‘cut to order’
NOW AVAILABLE EVERY DAY
Along with other delicious Seafood, Pasta & Chicken Entrees!
NEW! WING NIGHT EVERY MONDAY & TUESDAY
25c wings in many flavors- BBQ, Buffalo, Teriyaki and others!
Come on in and enjoy the fun!
We want to extend our sincere and overwhelming thanks to ALL of you who once again nominated and voted us
for the ‘Best of RI Monthly Magazine’s 2012 Awards’ for
Best Neighborhood Bar
Best Place for Live Music
(both for the 2nd consecutive year!)
We also won
Chef Mike Watson wowed us with Breakfast Pizza, Lobster Benedict and many other yummy choices!)
We were also nominated for ‘Best Burger’ in Newport County for the 2nd year in a row!!
Still Never a Cover
Thursday May 16th
KEN VARIO JAZZ QUARTET
(featuring Tom Petteruti from BRASS ATTACK!)
The Ken Vario Quartet is a jazz quartet that plays a very “listenable” form of jazz sprinkled with some blues, pop and Motown tunes with a jazz flavor. The band plays a mix of Jazz standards (Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Cannonball Adderley), light Pop-Jazz (Norah Jones, Chuck Mangione), and some blues-based Jazz (Red Prysock, Grover Washington)The band members are Tom Pasquarelli on guitar, Jay Pavao (of The Rock) on upright bass/ vocals, Tom Peterutti (of Brass Attack fame) on drums and Ken Vario on trumpet/ flugelhorn & vocals.
SEE YOU THIS THURSDAY AND EVERY THURSDAY THIS SUMMER!
Friday May 17th
RORY & the HOUNDS
Check out this live video of ‘The Hounds’- great stuff at the Cafe this Friday!~
The ‘Hounds’ play it all, from Aretha to Zepplin to Stevie Wonder as well as Beatles,Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt. The Hounds sing sultry Blues to Boogie Woogie to Pop favorites. Every time these guys come into the Cafe the place is boogying with tons of dancing and lots of familiar favorite tunes with their own special twists.. Great musicians,great vocals. A fabulous way to kick into the weekend~TALENT!
See you Friday!
Saturday May 18th
THE SMOKIN TOADS
THE SMOKIN’ TOADS has been together as a band for 10 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE are sooo fortunate they will be celebrating their big anniversary at the Narragansett Cafe tonight!
Sooo, get there early to find a place on the dance floor for this rockin’ fun filled night of great tunes and tons of energy and reminiscing and looking forward to the next 10! Go TOADS!
This terrific band was named WINNER of the BEST COVER BAND in R.I. from The Phoenix! We were there to root them on and are very proud to have them back to the Gansett~!
The Smokin’ Toads is no stranger to the Cafe- for a very good reason- they ROCK! This Saturday, we are proud to present one of RI’s best bands and a Ganny favorite for the past 7 years, The SmokinToads. The Smokin Toads is a talented and professional 4 piece rockin, party band consisting of: Joe Flori on bass guitar and vocals, Jim Pellitier on guitar and vocals, Russ (The Secret Weapon) Brissette on drums and vocals and Phil Pinault on guitar and guitar synthesizer. The Toads have an awesome sound and absolutely the best vocals and harmonies around these parts. Their versatile song list of classic and new rock is full of surprises and will keep you dancing from the first song to the last. (Definitely not your tired and overplayed song list.) Expect songs by: Journey, Bon Jovi, Queen, The Foo Fighters, The Guess Who, The Outfield and The Eagles to name a few.Joe, Jim and Russ cover an incredible range of vocals and harmonies and Phil’s guitar and guitar synthesizer work enables The SmokinToads to cover songs that other 4 piece bands would not attempt and they always nail it, just like the original recording
.The SmokinToads will blow you away without blasting you out of the room. You won’t believe there’s only four of them.The place will be “Toadally” packed so come early to get a seat and party with The SmokinToads. You will be impressed.– great voices, great muscians, great fun– Get Down!
Dave Howard, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers
(This is the last 1:00-4:00 blues- starting Memorial Weekend blues changes to 4:00-7:00 for the rest of the year!)
Talk about raw talent. This re- formed group of fantastic musicians is an amazing addition to the RI music scene. They have been rocking the houses across the state and beyond . We LOVE having these guys to the Narragansett Cafe and know you will all be awed and entertained to the max! Dave, Neal ,Steve and Mike form The Vipers .
This will be one of those shows ‘not to be missed’ if you want to rock out,get down and bluesy dirty and be shown an amazing performance. They are incredibly ‘tight’ and love putting on a great show.
Soooooo, come on in Sunday afternoon for a fabulously great time!
SEE YOU Sunday!
****SNEAK PREVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK****
MEMORIAL WEEKEND!- 5 SHOWS!
Thursday May 23rd - Becky Chace 8:00-11:00 (new!)
Friday May 24th - New York Minute 9:30-1:00
Saturday May 25th - Nasty Habits 9:30-1:00
Sunday May 26th - 2 SHOWS!
Robin Soares & Jon Hathaway Blues 4:00-7:00
(note new time for blues- for rest of summer)
Detroit Breakdown 9:30-1:00