Banda Macho!

Banda Macho!
L to R: Sam, Mike, Luke, Nato, Matt

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Our Annual Grumpy's Residency Approaches (and Live Band Karaoke too!)


Hello! Happy New Year, friends! We had a great party on New Year's Eve, raised hundreds of dollars for Planned Parenthood and Midwest Animal Rescue Services (M.A.R.S.), and I want to thank ALL OF YOU who participated in any way, shape, or form. So... thank you!

Our January is going to be kind of quiet, with the notable exception of opening for Har Mar Superstar and P.O.S. at Kathy's Pub in Rochester, Minnesota this Saturday January 14th. That's a crazy bill! We're stoked. Anyway, that show and a Nato Coles solo Saturday afternoon acoustic performance at Trollhaugen Ski Hill on January 28th are the only Blue Diamond Band-related activities in January, but hold on because...

February is coming - and that means our Grumpy's DT Saturday Night Residency returns! We love these - every Saturday in February starting at 10pm, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band play a free show, always with great guest bands (names will be announced soon, a few spots are still in play). It's the most fun you can have in Minneapolis on a Saturday night in February, believe you me! And on the third Saturday of the month, we switch over to Live Band Karaoke.


That's right! Saturday February 18th! You guys may already know how this goes, but we do a set of live karaoke covers once or twice a year, every year, and always one during the Grumpy's DT residency. Those who have participated in years' past can attest to how awesome and fun this is!

Here's how it works: you pick two or three songs that you might like to sing, and email those choices along with your name to The band will pick one of them, learn it, and then on Live Band Karaoke night, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band will be YOUR band as you perform the most killer version of whatever dang song we end up settling on! So what are you waiting for? Email your song choices today! Or at the very least, get them in as quickly as you can, the deadline is the afternoon of Saturday February 11th unless we fill up - and we usually do fill up.

Oh, and there is also a master list of the 20-30 songs we know how to stumble through already - those can be requested the night of.

Allright! See you out there, Twin Cities... take it easy and be excellent to each other,