Category Archives: Cape Cod Music

The Cute Urchins Join 752.2 Radio. Listen To Their Music On 752.2 Radio.

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The Band was formed by the end of 2016. The band’s name was invented by Bernie in 1999 when writing ”Soarin’ High” and he was a little bit shocked by his own lyrics that didn’t come out that conform at those times then. ”Soarin’ High” was aired as The Cute Urchins’ debut single on 26th Dec. 2016.

Band members areĀ  Sonja Roxanne Mundt background and harmony vocals, lead vocal, piano Tom Herwig piano, guitar, Background vocals, producer for the band Kosta Panis lead guitar (Fender, Gibson Les Paul) , bouzouki Rolf Gerritzen Bassguitar, guitars, backing vocals
Bernie Klapdor lead vocal, guitar (Fender), rhythm guitars

A drummer as solid component of the band is in advance. Until then the band is supported by helping hands. Some members of the band know each other for decades.

As natives mostly of the lower Rhine area there’s a natural love of music and the influencing music styles differ from member to member. Sonja Roxanne is trending towards Metal, Tom just loves good music like

Classical Masters as well as Rock, Country (Pistol Annies). Kosta is hooked on Carlos Santana as well as Journey or Led Zeppelin. Rolfs is at core with Toto, Bernie’s main influence as songwriter for The Cute Urchins are The Eagles.

Tom and Bernie were playing together in a live band by the early – mid 90’ies when covering The Eagles, Poco, America, Jackson Browne and The Bo Deans. Kosta and Bernie know each other since early childhood. Sonja Roxanne lives in Bernie’s neighborhood for ten years, suddenly he finds out she performs as a main singer in a gospel choir. Rolf was brought in by Kosta. Furthermore there are three drummers who are interested to join the band now.

In late April the debut album titled ”Soarin’ High” will be put to public. Live acts are planned for midsummer time. As far as known the band had been aired several times on Riviera.FM at Torquay in UK. Their singles ”Soarin’ High” and ”Lovin’ Is Like” had been played by more than 100 radio stations on the internet as well as on .FM – stations around the world.

There are no nominations for any award or a featuring at any broadcasting service or TV. Ever since Cute Urchins had begun their way producing had been done by Tom who had studied sound engineering and even was a teacher in that genre. All songs so far were and are written by Bernie.

When it comes to describe the band’s music style Bernie loves to talk about Long-Haired-Country.

Perhaps listeners find out an own band’s style for there are so many different influences brought in by each member.

The Cure Urchins are very excited that their music is being played on 752.2 Radio.

Listen to The Cute Urchins’s 752.2 Radio Music Channel.

Jennifer Stratton Joins 752.2 Radio

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An Orleans, MA Cape Cod based singer/songwriter/guitarist, Jennifer performs original blues influenced folk/rock music, as well as many favorite covers, with her band in venues all over the Cape and eastern Massachusetts. She has been writing and performing for 20 years. While studying and working in Papua New Guinea, Israel and Brazil Jennifer wrote and played songs about her life experiences. In Brazil she hooked up with local musicians to form a Latin fusion band that played both American and Brazilian music. Energetic and engaging, Jennifer is a born performer – she also works as a children’s entertainer, a visual artist and an arts therapist.

The band includes a base player, percussionist, and Jennifer’s husband Don Boivin on guitar and back-up vocals (Jennifer and Don also do an acoustic performance that features both of their original music.)

Some of the venues Jennifer has featured in:
– Joe’s Beach Bar, Orleans
– Arts Alive Festival, Falmouth
– Arturo’s, Eastham
– The Mews, Provincetown
– Amazing Things Performing Arts Center, Framingham
– Cafe Arpeggio, New Bedford
– Chapel In The Pines, Eastham
– Viking Princess Cruise Lines, Provincetown
– Kendall’ Cafe, Boston

Jennifer Stratton is very excited that her music is being played on 7522 Radio.

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Tim Sweeney Joins 752.2 Radio

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Cape Cod’s Ukulele Man, Tim Sweeney from Orleans, MA has entertained crowds around the world from New York to Chicago, Paris, Germany, Nova Scotia and beyond with his smooth style and soulful voice.

Tim Sweeney is a polished, passionate virtuoso performer. He is a multi-instrumentalist, whose purchase of a ukulele and a chord chart in the summer of 2003 was a musical life-changing experience. Quickly discovering the compatibility between his voice, the ukulele and the songs of the Great American Songbook, Tim shifted his focus, discovered his passion, and is enjoying an exciting resurgent music career.

In 2008, he was a featured performer at the New York Uke Fest, Chicago’s Windy City Uke Fest and the European Ukulele Festival in Gross-Umstadt, Germany.

In the summer 0f 2009 he performed at both the Paris Uke Fest and the Nerac Uke Fest in France. Then in October at the (1st) Columbia (MD) Ukulele Festival with Dan Scanlan. Then the 3rd International Ukulele Ceilidh in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Tim was joined onstage by Chalmers Doane and James Hill!!!

A vocalist first, he is a versatile song stylist that can hold his own singing jazz, swing, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. In addition to the marvelous songs of the 1930s and 40s, Tim’s repertoire includes popular standards of the 50s and 60s, and many songs that he has always wanted to sing, which span decades and musical genres. A charismatic performer, he knows how to engage a crowd and has been slowly adding new original material to the set list.

He released his first ukulele CD, ”New Uke State of Mind” in 2007 to excellent reviews. He hopes to have a new CD ready sometime this spring, with new original material that he debuted at the festivals in France and in Nova Scotia.

Tim Sweeney is very excited that his music is being played on 7522 Radio.

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