Tim Gunderman, John Hannum, Fran Reagan, Lawrence Strauss invite you to an evening of dinner, drinks and rock (opera) at the ground floor of Loft 266/Blue Jeans Bistro, Jan. 20 at 8. There is a in the words of Mad Magazine CHEAP $5 cover.
We'll be playing some selections from Little Levity's rock opera, the Glass Man, and lots of other tunes from the 1940s to today. Special guests, too. You won't want to miss this!
The name Little Levity was a collaboration between Tim and me (Lawrence). I had the name Levity in mind and Tim thought that didn't say enough. I argued back. But then he suggested adding the name "Little", and when he explained it to me, I quit arguing. It did seem perfect, because, as Tim told me, little levity can mean either a little bit funny or not funny at all. Think about, Killer.
Actually Little Levity was born out of an earlier Worcester, Mass band, Acacia. Tim and Lawrence were founding members of Acacia; Fran played along on occasion.
And, I suppose those symbols were derived from the Led Zep idea, or maybe they're more like Gene Simmons's eye-bat-wing and Peter's cat make-up. Tim's is an Enso, meaning spontanaeity, as he is a master improvisor (it also kind of looks like a G). John's symbol is a nod to the original guitar hero. Fran's is a guitar body and f-hole-derived shape. Mine (it's Lawrence writing these words, which is why it's not bragging to call Tim a master improvisor) is my initials turned into a face.
"... lot of fun, we've got to do this again next year" –James McLaughlin, Assistant Dean of Student Programs, WPI
"Trippy acoustic-based trio ... with a far-out set" –Craig Semon, Telegram and Gazette
"Your music was truly inspiring" –Donna Winant, host of Artspeak
"... our favorite Worcester band ... thanks for keeping it hopping!" –Paul and Holly Lavallee got married and Little Levity played
"quite a success! Little Levity played grooving music" –Nathan Joiner, son of "Cousin Lynn" Joiner, host of Hillbilly at Harvard
CDs are a limited edition and include the illustrated story of the Glass Man. Your CD purchase also gets you a link to download the album. To order, inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Tim Gunderman, guitars, Fran Reagan, drums, Lawrence Strauss, keyboards)
For the second year Little Levity has performed '60s hits and forgotten gems from that era at WPI's lunchtime Summer Concert Series. Contact Lawrence, Tim, John and Fran at email@example.com to book us for your event.
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