As The Aquanaut Variety Show grows we do our best to reflect on the shows we have created through the year(s). By basing each episode on a specific theme, we try to make each one unique and distinct from the others despite not straying too far from a tried and true formula. Here you can read about all the shows that you're probably kicking yourself for not attending!
THe Reunion Show
Our first show was at the Bryant Lake Bowl. We decided the topic should be, somewhat ironically, reunions. Chris and Grant celebrated their 2007 class reunion on July 3rd so for this July 12th show we incorporated many ideas about high school graduation, meeting people at reunions, and just reconnecting and hanging out.
Special guest Improv Group Wet Commute
Special musical guest Emily Dantuma: Emily sang some terrific classic country songs with Christoph and The Crustaceans. She also talked with Grant about playing cello and performing with her band, batteryboy.
Click the link below to learn more about Bryant Lake Bowl and be sure to check out some of the great shows happening at their venue.
tHe Music Show
For this episode, we focus primarily on the topic of music and all the different ways it is heard and shared. From friends exchanging songs over the internet to public alternative music radio, many topics will be covered in the second variety hour show.
Special guest Lounge Lizzy: From her debut at Huge Theatre, Lounge Lizzy has made one thing clear: she's an amazing and steamy singer who makes sure to get the crowd involved in any way she can. You won't want to miss her!
Special musical guest Rachelle Lanae: Rachelle Lanae is a graduate the U of M Twin Cities and studied cello under Tanya Remenikova. While cello is her first love, she has been songwriting for four years and has studied the art with Jeremy Messersmith in addition to recording with bands In Theory, The Riverside Coalition, and Ginger Bones.
The Aquanaut Variety Hour Band:
Andrew Frederick: Keyboards
Jared Mondlock: Drums
Keith Yanes: Bass