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JAZZ.BLUES.R & B

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FRIDAY MARCH 10 & 24
323 Main Street, Westport, CT

Marco 36:30 pm Marco Scott, Solo Jazz Piano
Ambiant recording artist Marco Scott performs. His latest recording due out later this year features John Patitucci on bass and Joe Corsello drums. Scott has also performed with jazz legend Diane Schuur and many others.

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8:30 pm The 5 O’Clocks – Jazz
Pianist John Lamb leads the jazz set. Lamb’s long career includes performances with 10-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin and Downbeat Hall of Famer Jackie McLean. The band plays songs by artists including Chick Corea, Duke Ellington and Herbie Hancock. Jon Saxon (tenor saxophone) has performed with Larry Coryell (known as the Godfather of Fusion) and other great musicians. Paula Gallo adds vocals and Jim Syarto performs on drums.

Paula wow edit9:30 pm The 5 O’Clocks – Acoustic
This acoustic blues and R & B show features vocalist Paula Gallo, who has played huge venues including Fairfield Theater Company, the Danbury Palace Theater, and the Gathering of the Vibes music festival in Bridgeport, CT. The band’s repertoire includes music by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Janis Joplin, the Stones, Clapton and more. John Lamb – Steinway piano, Jon Saxon – saxophone and Jim Syarto –drums also perform this set.

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The 5’s Play Everything

Check out The 5 O’Clocks performing everything live.  This brief video has excerpts of a whole bunch of stuff so you can get an idea how our shows sound.

The 5 O’Clocks are:
Paula Gallo – vocals
John Lamb – keyboards
Jim Syarto – drums
Jon Saxon – saxophone

Buy the Band a Beer

The band’s new record entitled #Not on Facebook is on the way with cover photo by renowned Westport artists Miggs Burroughs.

Here’s our new single “Buy the Band a Beer”

The Countdown is on

The Countdown is on

The 5 O’Clocks crowdfunding campaign gains momentum as the deadline approaches.

The countdown to the end of the crowdfunding campaign for the Westport-based band The 5 O’Clocks is on.

The band has already raised more than 80% of its $2500 goal for their new recordings entitled Not on Facebook.  There is still time to donate.  Even a $5 donor will receive a free download of all nine tracks.  The campaign ends Monday, June 20.  For more on that campaign or to donate click here.

The Hour & Wilton Villager running this article by Mike Horyczun about the band’s crowdfunding campaign featuring sax player Jon Saxon who lives in Wilton.  (Yeah Jonny)

Keyboard player John Lamb and drummer Jim Syarto appeared on The Upper Room with Joe Kelley on WVOF, 88.5 FM in Fairfield on Monday, June 13.
Listen or download the show here – it came out great.

On Wednesday, June 15 vocalist Paula Gallo and Lamb were on Connecticut Rocks with Bob D’Aprile on WNHU, 88.7 FM, at the University of New Haven.
A YouTube video of that appearance will be available soon (we will let you know).

 

We are rockin’

We are rockin’

The final tracks have been mixed, the photo shoot is done, and the final touches are being put on the new CD entitled Not on Facebook which is going to press within days.  You can still donate to the campaign and get everything from a free CD to an invitation to a really great party.  Donate a little – get a great perk

Oh yeah – we debuted four tracks off the new record May 27 on “Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like” with Bruce Swan on WPKN, 89.5 FM. Click here for a link to the show. We are on after 1:15 minutes.

Thanks Bruce, you’re the best!

Our IndieGoGo Campaign is a Go!


Local Band Seeks Funds for Original Recording
Westport, CT – It’s a fun band. Everyone is having a great time.  And you never know what’s coming next but it’s probably going to be good.

They are The 5 O’Clocks, the eclectic band from Westport, Connecticut.  They’ve been performing their own brand of fun-dance-party-pop-rock live.  Now the band is running a crowd-funding campaign that ends June to raise money for their new CD entitled Not on Facebook.      (See the campaign at www.the5oclocks.com)

 

“No single label fits the band,” said keyboard player John Lamb who also produced the recordings.  “We have elements of rock, pop, funk, and even jazz and reggae.”

Now after two years of trials and tribulations, the band’s latest recordings are almost ready.

LIVE & STUDIO RECORDINGS

 

Not on Facebook has nine tracks.  Six were recorded in Lamb’s home studio (that’s actually his apartment in Bridgeport).  The other three were recorded live at a TV shoot.

“We wanted to capture the energy of the live band but we also wanted to record in the studio – so we did both,” said Lamb.

Eight of the songs are originals including the title track, written by Lamb.

BUY THE BAND A BEER

 

Saxophone player Jon Saxon plays tenor, alto and soprano.  But he jokes that his favorite part of the record was singing on another Lamb original entitled Buy the Band a Beer.

“That song is a metaphor,” said Lamb, “We won’t ever get compensated for all the work we do to play live music. We are doing this because we love it. If you like the band, help out a little.”

“For just a few dollars, beer money, you can become part of a great project.”

“It’s a fun album,” said Saxon who first met Lamb in junior high school on the chess team. The two have been performing in bands together since attending Staples High School in Westport.  “It’s well done and I think people will enjoy it.”

WE LOVE OUR FANS

 

“We love our fans” said vocalist Paula Gallo who also went to Staples High School.  “And they really support us at live shows.”  She co-wrote three of the songs including Small Girl in a Mighty World.

 

“It’s a great project,” said drummer Jim Syarto of Milford. “People should contribute if they can.”  Besides drumming, Syarto also adds vocals, percussion, and even raps on Small Girl. 

 

“I always have a great time playing live with the band,” said guitarist Tim DeHuff, who is also from Westport.  “We are all local and have known each other for a long time.  If you like the band, help out.  It doesn’t matter how much you give.”

 

THE REMAKE

 

The other song is a remake of I still love you anyway. That was written by former Westporter Charlie Karp who first recorded it with Buddy Miles on the Them Changes album.

“I’m thrilled,” said Karp who played guitar on the original and has a cameo on The 5 O’Clocks version. “The way Paula (Gallo) sings it is wonderful.  She brings it.”

THE PHOTO

Renowned Westport artist Miggs Burroughs shot the cover photograph for the CD.

“Miggs is a great artist and photographer.  And he is synonymous with all things Westport,” said Lamb.  “So we will were thrilled when he agreed to do our photo shoot.  And the results are fabulous.”

Tell Me Now

The 5 O’Clocks live track of Tell Me Now on the new CD entitled Not on Facebook.  Written by vocalist Paula Gallo and keyboard player John Lamb. With Jon Saxon – tenor sax, Jim Syarto – drums and Tim DeHuff – guitar.

Sneak Peak

Here’s a first look at the recording of Five O’clock World by The 5 O’clocks

TV Schedule Released

TV Schedule Released

The 5 o’clocks will appear on Charter Communications “Studio 21” program at the following dates and times:

Sunday, August 9 & 16 at 4 pm and 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 11 &  18 at 8 pm

These shows will play on Channel 192 in the Charter 14-town viewing area: Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Kent, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Trumbull, Washington and Woodbury.

After the airings, other viewing will be made available on social media.  Stay tuned!

Band Performs on Studio 21

30-minute Show to Air this Fall

Newtown, CT, July 21, 2015 – The 5 o’clocks, a Fairfield County-based band, videotaped a live performance of their music to be aired on the Charter Communications program Studio 21 this fall.

The band videotaped seven songs for the show.  They will be part of a larger project that includes audio and video to be announced later this year.

The band videotaped new versions of songs including Tell Me Now, So Cold, Small Girl in a Mighty World and Leave Me Alone Please don’t Go – which were co-written by keyboard player John Lamb and vocalist Paula Gallo.  They also performed Wild man by Lamb and a cover song – Five O’clock World written by Allen Reynolds.

Others performing were band co-founder Jon Saxon on tenor sax, Tim DeHuff on Guitar, and Jim Syarto on drums.  Syarto and Lamb provided additional vocals as well.

 

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