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Earl Okin and the Oxford Belles

Jun 28, 2010

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Earl Okin and friends.

Earl Okin has been around for a while. He recorded his first single in 1967—at Abbey Road. He’s opened for an eclectic bunch of acts: Jean-Luc Ponty, Van Morrison and, in 1979, Wings. He’s skilled at performing jazz, and bossa nova—and standup comedy. What’s his show like? Who knows! [YouTube knows – ed.]

The evening’s other act also hails from across the pond: The Oxford Belles are the original female a cappella of some school in the UK—Hogwarts, I think (they are wizards… of sound!). The term is over—they finished, like, yesterday—and nothing says summer like an international a cappella tour. Expect the usual assortment of dynamically arranged classics, chart-toppers and mashups. Except better, because they’re from Oxford. And they dance. Dancing singing English wizards. I know what I’m doing this Wednesday.

Earl Okin with the Oxford Belles
Wednesday, June 30, 8 p.m.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave, Altadena
$15; 626.398.7917; coffeegallery.com




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