Free Outdoor Concert: WIFEE and the HUZz BAND in Sturgeon Bay on July 29
Continuing with a stellar summer lineup, Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) welcomes WIFEE and the HUZz BAND to “Music in the Gardens” on Tuesday July 29 at 7pm.
For those that have yet to experience the power of their live shows, suffice to say the rumors are true; they are truly something unique and spectacular. Their “New Vintage” sound hails from 50s classic songwriting and the glory days of old soul, Motown and R&B when shows were “events” for dancing, fun and celebration. Simply put, it is impossible to escape without having a great time.
Ruby James (aka Kitty CoopDeville – The “WIFEE”) first came to Sturgeon Bay in 2007 to participate in Steel Bridge Songfest and faithfully returned each year until she decided in 2013 to relocate and make Door County her home. It was here in Door County that she met renowned saxophonist Stephen “Coopy” Cooper (The “HUZz”) who would become not only future husband-to-be but also her musical partner in the band.
The two began writing together at songwriting events hosted by The Holiday Music Motel, the place where they also met many of the musicians featured in their band. One thing led to the next until they found themselves fronting a 10-piece band complete with full horn section and in high demand to perform at some of the most hip venues and festivals throughout the country.
The group recently released their debut CD, Songs of Eternal Love and Immediate Satisfaction, produced by pat mAcdonald and recorded by Steve Hamilton, fellow Holiday Music Motel owner and chief recording engineer for the motel’s events. Ask Ruby and she’ll tell you, “it was a collaboration from the start.”
The July 29 show will take place on the MDCMC hospital’s green space across from the main complex on 16th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay (next to the Community Gardens). The concert is free of charge. For your comfort, it is suggested to bring lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain, the concert will move to Door County Fire Company. For more information please call 920.493.5979.