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The beginnings of The Miffed can be traced back to the summer of 2006 when high school friends Robert Clark and Jim McMahon took up residence in the historic Tacony Music Hall. The two quickly set up shop and began hosting regular jam sessions with friends who had all cut their teeth in the vibrant Philly music scene of the mid-eighties. These gatherings, in accordance with the fickle finger of fate, somehow delivered James Farrell to the scene.
After regularly paying homage to their local heroes during those sessions, the three realized it was high time someone made a record in the great Philadelphia tradition. “Down the Hall” became that record and offers listeners the syncopated rhythms of the Hooters, the raw roots rock of Tommy Conwell and the acerbic wit of Bob Beru. Clark’s soulful voice binds the body of work together and takes one on a journey through musical styles ranging from the driving pop rhythm of the album’s opening track “Looking for You” to the zydeco flavored “Fix the Roof”.
Clark honed his chops working the Bucks County bar circuit playing Classic and Modern Rock ranging from The Police and Led Zeppelin to 3 Doors Down and Green Day. McMahon, a self-proclaimed “wizard of boxes & buttons” and master of stringed instruments large and small, refined his skills over the past 20 years while working as a sideman with Philly adult bubblegum favorites Nixon’s Head. Farrell, drums and percussion, has played with a number of local original and cover bands including Wait For Rain, who opened for the likes of Four Non-Blondes and Live in the early 1990s. Recently added Lenny Oliveri rounds out The Miffed, combining an impressive guitar vocabulary with soulful backing vocals.
The group all appeared on Enabling Peace on Earth, and founder Robert Clark continues to write songs for other Sandbox artists. They reunited for a scorching set at The Roadhouse Inn, which sadly was the last time the group played as a quartet. The great multi-instrumentalist and founding member Jim McMahon, passed away much too young in October 2013. But his and The Miffed's music lives on.
"Fix The Roof" is on DOWN THE HALL and is available in our store.
The Sandbox Rock & Roll Orchestra is the name of this collective of some of the best musicians in the Philadelphia area. The product of many years of musical associations, the SBRRO functions as the "house band" for The Sandbox. The individual members are also found frequently appearing as session musicians on Sandbox-producing recordings. The personnel changes from time to time, event to event. There are few large ensembles of this caliber in the region.
The Sandbox Rock & Roll Orchestra appears annually for Enabling Peace On Earth LIVE! and appears occasionally for other events through the year. It's members are also very active with their own projects including The Fredz, The Bambu Weasels, Stella and The Voodoo Fish, Almshouse, Su Z and more.
The Sandbox Rock & Roll Orchestra will return in December 2020 as Enabling Peace On Earth LIVE! returns to The Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Check out all the music from The Sandbox Rock and Roll Orchestra in our store.
The adventures of Kid Duck follows the exploits of an avid avian reader named Kid who discovers someone has stolen letters from his books!
When he finds out who the culprits are, and what devious plans they have for his beloved letters, he springs into action with the help of his trusty friends!
This whimsical kids book and music set is a MUST for any parent looking for fun and educational entertainment for their pre-schooler.
"MY LETTERS ARE MISSING" is also a wonderful live show produced and presented by Miss Jean!
CONTACT US to bring the magic of Kid Duck to your preschool or daycare!
My Letters Are Missing is available in our store.