Comedian Bruce Bruce to bring stand-up act to the Hard Rock
Tulsa-based jazz and experimental art rock band Combsy has signed with Hoplite Music, a national management and booking company in Vermont, the band's founder and frontman, Chris Combs, announced.
“We're looking forward to working with Hoplite,” Combs said. “They `get' the band and are excited about the music. They specialize in artist development and bring expanded market potential and a world of new booking opportunities for us. They have experience and relationships with venues, promoters and talent buyers that take years to cultivate. We'll be working together to reach more markets with our music, while building long-term relationships with fans and promoters.”
Combs has been composing and performing music professionally for 12 years, including a 10-year stint with the critically acclaimed instrumental progressive jazz group Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.
In addition to Combs on guitar, lap steel and synthesizers, Combsy features Josh Raymer on drums, Aaron Boehler on bass and Olivia McGraw on violin and vocals. Combsy's 2017 self-titled debut was released on Tulsa's independent Horton Records label and is available in digital, CD and vinyl formats.
Muddfest coming to Brady Theater
A Muddfest concert event featuring Puddle of Mudd plus special guests Saliva, Trapt and Saving Abel & Tantric has been announced at the Brady Theater.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, for the March 22 show.
Tickets are $28.50-$32.50. For tickets and information, go to bradytheater.com.
Bruce Bruce is taking his unique style of comedy on the road and will make a March 7 stop at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Tickets, which start at $25, are available online in The Joint section of hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling 918-384ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Bruce Bruce's comedy can be traced to when he was working as a chef after high school. He would entertain customers with his humor while cooking barbecue dishes. He also worked as a Frito-Lays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his comedy sets during corporate meetings.
Bruce Bruce hosted BET's “10th Anniversary Comic View” for two seasons, as well as “Coming to the Stage.” He went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special, which he followed with the release of his one-hour comedy special DVD, “Bruce Bruce Live” (2003), and more recently on “Losin' It” (Showtime 2011).
You can find Bruce Bruce on Syfy's “Superstition,” “Showtime at the Apollo (2018),” his recent DVD release, “Losin' It: Live from Boston,” “Shaquille O'Neal's Comedy All Stars” (Showtime 2018) and in constant reruns of BET's “Comic View.” He is also appearing in the soonto-be-released “Undercover Brother 2” later this year. For more information on Bruce Bruce, visit brucebruce.com.
Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd performs during the Rock On The Range festival at Columbus Crew Stadium in 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. Puddle of Mudd is headling Muddfest at the Brady Theater.