Chameleons UK singer, Mark Burgess and Texas Bluesman, Willie Laws roll into Niagara Coffee Haus this Summer
English rock star, Mark Burgess is best known as the lead singer and bassist of The Chameleons and their hit song, Swamp Thing. Renown for their atmospheric, guitar-based sound, the Chameleons are regarded as one of the most influential British bands of the 1980s from the Manchester scene with a strong cult following to this day. Also an author, his autobiography, A View from the Hill is a highly entertaining roller coaster ride of a rock memoir. Moving and hilarious, it is filled with a myriad of music industry anecdotes that will make your jaw drop. Mark continues to tour the world with his impassioned vocal delivery faithful to the original recordings and will be performing solo at this intimate event. Local upstarts, Hobo Coat open in support.
Tuesday, July 19. 8pm. Sponsored by Middlesex Bank.
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The Last Prophet of the Funky Texas Blues, Willie Laws, is no stranger to Millis, known for his legendary shows at the now defunct Jasper Hill Restaurant & Music venue. A U.S. Navy veteran, raised in the Gulf Coast of Texas near Corpus Christi, Laws has traveled the world making music with over 30 years of performances. Deep Deep Well, Black Maria and Devil in my Baby’s Eyes are just a few of the tunes you may hear at this long awaited return of the Texas born bluesman. Willie will perform as a duo with Gregg Allman band alumni, Bruce Mattson on keys. Americana blues player, Danielle Miraglia armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson and an infectious stomp-box rhythm opens the evening’s festivities.
Friday, August 5. 8pm. Sponsored by Middlesex Bank.
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Don’t miss the special pop-up “Community Open Mic” on Thursday, July 21st hosted by Alec Antobenedetto (drummer for Allman Brother’s tribute band, The Peacheaters) Anyone interested in performing can sign up at the Niagara door from 6-7pm on night of event only. Show starts at 8pm.
Email [email protected] for additional info. Individuals with disabilities, please contact us for seating info. Masking is optional. Visit our Facebook pages, “Niagara Coffee Haus” and “Niagara Coffee Haus Concerts” for regular updates. Doors open at 7:30pm. Location: Niagara Fire House, 8 Exchange Street, Millis, MA 02054.
This series is brought to you in part by a grant from the Millis Cultural Council, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council. Special thanks to the Millis Historical Com