Johnny Hoy
Dance New Year's Eve away to the sounds of Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish, and Willy Mason at Outerland. Photo by Ralph Stewart

New Year's Eve Concerts

Posted December 28, 2006

Looking to hit the town on New Year's Eve? Luckily for you, there's an assortment of musical offerings that should satisfy your tastes whether you prefer tinkling ivories, smoking blues, or fuzzed-out power chords.

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish and Willy Mason, Outerland

The seasoned blues outfit incorporates elements of jazz, swing, rock and roll, Cajun, and country into its energetic set. Local singer/songwriter Willy Mason has developed a fervent following in Europe for his folkie-rock musings. In January and February he will embark on a tour of England and Ireland, so this is a rare winter opportunity to see him perform.

Money Shot, The Wharf

If you enjoy rock and roll covers, Money Shot is your best bet in town. The band has developed a reputation for faithful renditions of various pop-rock classics from the 80s and 90s. A recent show included dead-on renditions of "Walk Like An Egyptian," "What's My Age Again," The Darkness's "I Believe In A Thing Called Love," "My Sharona," and other gems.

The Stingrays, The PA Club

The Stingrays serve up classic rock, swing, and rockabilly favorites with finesse and good-time feeling. The vocal presence of Ray Frazio, Christine Box, and Brian Weiland allows for both variety and sweet harmonies. The band's rendition of Delbert McClinton's "Givin' It Up For Your Love" is a showstopper.

Bobby Wetherbee, The Lambert's Cove Inn

Those looking for a touch of sophistication will enjoy ringing in the New Year with noted cabaret performer Bobby Wetherbee. Mr. Wetherbee has appeared at the St. Regis' King Cole Room, New York's Top of the Sixes, the Colony on Madison Avenue, the Carlyle Hotel in New York, and The Oak Bar at Copley Plaza. Get your reservations in advance before this one sells out.