Monday, May 11, 2009

Mary Adam 12 Returns

Well, it's been at least a couple of months since there have been any Brian-related events, but all that is about to change. The summer will bring on several tributes to Brian and performances of his music, the first and not the least of which will be the Mary Adam 12 reunion show on May 22nd.

For those of you who don't know, Mary Adam 12 was a well-known local band here in Columbus in the mid-90's. Brian was a big part of the band, contributing his talents on trombone, vocals, songwriting, and horn arranging. They released a couple of great CDs and toured the country for a while, before the members eventually went their separate ways. This year, in tribute to Brian, bandleader Michelle Ishida Lucey has decided to reform the band for only a few shows over the next several months. The first will be Friday, May 22, 6-9pm at the Rumba Cafe. Also, the band will hopefully do a set at Comfest, and a joint performance with Honk Wail & Moan is in the works for the September Gallery Hop.

Unfortunately, I was never involved with Mary Adam 12 in the band's heyday (I was a Capital grad, they were all OSU - go figure...) - but I'm happy to say that Michelle has asked me to be a part of the band this time around. Also performing are a few original MA12 members, as well as an assortment of other great local musicians:

Michelle Ishida Lucey- keys/vox
Jeff Plavcan- bass
John Polansky- percussion
Mike Iannicello-guitar
Drew Layman-drums
Tim Perdue-trumpet
Eric Leighton -trombone/vox
Fred Gablick-sax/flute
Evan Oberla-trombone

If you're not familiar with the band, you should be! Check them out at one of the links below, and come on out to Rumba Cafe on 5/22...