In celebration of Halloween, The Beat is hosting Boston's premier pop band, What Time Is It Mr. Fox? on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. Named after a Victorian children's game, the band delivers a unique smoky cabaret, neo-soul voice that can time-travel from the woods of Medieval France to New Orleans in the 1930s. From 8:30PM to 12:00AM, the band will give a theatrical performance at The Beat's second annual Halloween bash complete with food, libations, costumes and decked out décor.
What Time Is It Mr. Fox? is made up of several talents whom, through cinematic violin, upright bass, artful drums, jazz trumpet, Hammond organ, and two female vocalists, bring a soulful performance to the stage. The band draws inspiration from Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell classics to Irish folk tunes and Appalachian murder ballads, in the tradition of songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, and Jacques Brel. The Edge has praised the group, saying "triumph of mood and style, an unforgettable musical, theatrical and emotional experience."
The band is rooted in its songs - poetic, inventive, emotionally naked meditations on love, religion, sexuality, and identity. Their newest CD, "Little Bit of Blue", was recently released with two sold-out parties in Boston and New York. The band's original song "Cold Rain" was recently covered by Irma Thomas, New Orleans Soul Queen, on her Grammy-nominated CD where it earned high praise in Rolling Stone, USA Today and The Village Voice.
WHERE: The Beat, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | P. 617.499.0001 | www.beathotel.com
WHEN: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 8:30PM-12:00AM. Food and Drink from 4:00PM to 1:00AM.
COST: No cover charge.