The Sue Orfield Band has been making original music here in the Chippewa Valley since 2005, and has secured it’s place in the local music scene as an innovative band of top-notch musicians. Beyond that, they are hard to describe. Their music is influenced by blues, rock, jazz, country, folk, world, and bluegrass.
In fact, this year (2016) they were voted by music fans in the Chippewa Valley as the area’s No. 1 Blues Band (Volume One’s Chippewa Valley Reader Poll). A few years ago, they were voted the area’s No. 1 Jazz Band. In 2010, they were picked as the 2nd best Original Rock Band.
One thing is for sure, their music is full of surprises, with moments of high-energy wailing, and moments of thoughtful simplicity.
The group features Sue Orfield on tenor saxophone, Mike Schlenker on guitar, Randy Sinz on bass & vocals, and Dave Schrader on drums & vocals.
Boogie & the Yo-Yoz started performing for the masses in 1995 under their original name, Yogi & the Boo Booz. They were named after their drummer’s (Brian Yogerst) nickname. (Not after that pesky bear who steals picnic baskets) Unfortunately, shortly after their inception, they had a little bit of a run in with Hanna-Barbera (Yogi & Boo Boo’s keepers). Thus, the name change. Boogie has played a variety of shows ranging from birthday parties, weddings, and local taverns to regional festivals, opening for national acts, and headlining county and state fairs.
WHAT MAKES THEM DIFFERENT:
Variety: They are not a Pop band, a Country band, or a Rock band. They are an Everything band. Or I guess you could say a “Pocktry” band?? It’s safe to say, whatever your musical taste, they will have something for you.
Horn Section: Not too many bands are able to boast a 3 piece horn section. This allows them to play a bigger variety of tunes without sacrificing quality. Throw in some choreography and the crowd goes wild.
Everyone Sings: Boogie & the Yo-Yoz prides itself in diversity. They have the ability to cater to all tastes in music due to their vocal and instrumental flexibility.
Production: Every event is different, and they have the resources to accommodate every situation. They travel with a seasoned sound company that has the ability to provide sound and lighting for crowds from 20 to 20,000.
Professionalism: Fun is the biggest perk of their job; however, they do view their performances as jobs and treat every event with the respect that it demands.
Energy: You know that phrase “give 110%”? Well, they invented it. They are always moving, singing, and entertaining. One 30 minute break is all they require for a full four hour show.
“No matter who you are or how your day was, you will have fun with us.”
Boogie & the Yo-Yoz performing at SpringFest 2016
The crowd couldn't get enough!
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Tickets available at: The Leinie Lodge, Select Kwik Trip Stores, The Chippewa YMCA or online at the Chippewa Falls Rotary Club's Facebook page.
3 day advanced sale tickets $12.
3 day at the gate $15.
1 day at gate $8.
Kids 12 & under free