In addition to the world’s best selection of competition chili, you’ll get your fill of some of the best bands in the lowcountry this Saturday at the RED APRON Chili Cookoff at Tanger 2 Hilton Head. Three favorite lowcountry bands are slated to perform Saturday, all in support of Bluffton Self Help. Come out and hear some of your favorite tunes while enjoying great chili!
“The Brewer Band” On Tap: 11 am to 1 pm
The Brewer Band is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a whole lot of fun! Lead singer, Amanda Brewer is a Reference Librarian by day and rockstar by night! In her voice you can detect flavors of Janis Joplin, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, and Adele. Motorcycle driving William “Mac” McClelland is the lovable emcee for the band as well as the groovy bass player. Hilton Head school teacher, Duncan Aspinwall-Winter rocks electric lead guitar effortlessly switching from jazz to rock and country. As a seasoned and much sought after drummer in the Lowcountry, Dana Scaglione keeps the band in tight rhythm.
The Great Pretenders On Tap: 1 pm to 3 pm
A unique experience new to the low country, Ken Kolbe and Mike Palermo perform in and around the Bluffton-Hilton Head area. Combining two diverse styles, they perform songs from the 40’s to the present with special emphasis on Neil Diamond, Bobby Darin, Jimmy Buffett and then onto Mo-Town and Doo-Wop. The key to this group is that you have to want to have fun and you have to want to dance because audience participation is key! Check em out!
Familiar Faces On Tap: 3 pm to 5 pm
The FAMILIAR FACES BAND was formed in the summer of 1990 by the famous entertainer, Jimmy Church from Nashville, TN. He combined the idea of a band that could play the best of the 60’s, 70’s and Top 40, with twirling horns, tight lead and background vocals and a driving rhythm section. Knowing that he needed someone to lead this high-energy band, he recruited his son, Tim Gaines-Church, who became the lead vocalist and keyboard player. Since then FAMILIAR FACES has become one of the busiest bands in the Southeast, playing anywhere from Chicago to the states of Kentucky, Alabama, and Florida. They also bring their own sound production and lights to ensure their audiences of a great listening and visual experience.
Besides playing country clubs and special events like wedding receptions, all three bands enjoy playing for events, such as the Chili Cook Off, that exist to help make a difference in the community. Please come out and support them!