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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:00 am

When The Shenanigans take the stage at the Tudor House as part of Bands, Burgers & Brews on Wednesday, Feb. 25, guests can expect to hear a wide variety of music from old standards to current pop.

The band has built its reputation as Orange County’s favorite variety cover band based on one concept. “We exist to entertain the audience, and they tell us they want quality musicianship, great vocals and variety,” said the band’s Bill Black. “Many bands have stifled their creativity by covering just one artist, and we learn new songs every week. We think that the art of reading an audience has been lost by many of today’s bands.”

With the Shenanigans Band, the audience will hear classic rock followed by current pop followed by a country or reggae song followed by a disco-era favorite. “If the audience is dancing, we take a look and see who’s out there and play what we know they’re going to want to dance to next,” Black said.

Collectively the band’s members have been playing well over 100 years with different bands in Orange County and all over the U.S. Lead singer Christy Coffey is renowned for her vocal range and has played all over the country for many years.

The band also includes Ken Dills on guitar, Bill Black on bass, Allan Brown on drums and Dr. Howard Fishbein on keyboards.

The band’s extensive song list includes the works of such artists as Prince, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Etta James, The Beatles, Carrie Underwood, KT Tunstall, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Presley, The Clash, Aretha Franklin, Melissa Etheridge, Queen, Ella Fitzgerald, Pat Benetar, Bruno Mars, Frank Sinatra, Adele, Lady Gaga and many more.

“With the Shenanigans, you never know what we’re going to play next but you know it will be fun,” Black said.

The opening act will be local musician Kevin Vincent Ryan, who plays 12-string acoustic guitar. He will be accompanied by Glenn Martin on acoustic bass.

“We are doing all original progressive and neo-classical folk rock,” Ryan said.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission; food and drink will be available for purchase all night with Happy Hour specials offered until 6:30.

The Tudor House is located at 800 Arrowhead Villa Road in Lake Arrowhead.

For more information, call (909) 336-5000 or visit the new website, www.tudorhouseentertainment.villas.

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