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THE CELLO CHIX - Tearing The Classics Up

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THE CELLO CHIX - Tearing The Classics Up

Time: September 17, 2009 at 10pm to September 18, 2009 at 1am
Location: The Alchemist Lounge
Street: 435 South Huntington Avenue
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
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Phone: 617-477-5741
Event Type: 70's, rocking, cello's
Organized By: Lyndon
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2009

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09/17/2009 10:30 PM - THE CELLO CHIX - Tearing The Classics Up
435 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
Cost:Always Free
Description:All of the Cello Chix hail from the Boston area. Becca and Susanna, classically-trained cellists, both went to the Oberlin Conservatory, but only really got to know each other a decade later at the party of a mutual friend in Watertown. A fan of hiking and wacky acoustics, the friend suggested that the two bring their cellos on a hike and then play some tunes in a ravine. The prospect of turning antiques into kindling didn’t thrill the cellists, so instead they decided to start playing duos at friends’ parties, getting paid in chocolate and compliments. It was the usual string stuff: Bach, Handel, Haydn. But they also tried out a couple of Susanna’s Beatles arrangements. Those were a hit. Emboldened, the Cello Chix started showing up at Open Mic Night at the Burren, replaced their antique cellos with electric ones, ditched the Haydn, and soon got gigs playing oldies and newbies at bars around Cambridge. It was there – at Toad, specifically – where they met Nancy, a drummer and FOAF. Nancy brings over twenty years of playing and gigging experience – plus a certain je ne sais quois – to the band. The Cello Chix now have a repertoire of over forty classic rock, jazz, pop and Latin tunes, a loyal and sizeable following, and a CD (released on February 8, 2008).

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