Paul Cullen and Friends
Jan 26, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Milton Theatre
This event is all ages
Rerserved VIP Guests will receive Antipasti and one glass of wine with their ticket purchase.
The historic Milton Theatre is a uniquely diverse venue where you will find the best local, regional, national, and international talent. Free municipal and on-street parking are available. Full bar and light food options available. This facility is fully accessible.https://www.miltontheatre.com/event/1573918/
A limited number of guests will be able to purchase tickets to a pre-concert VIP Party that will include Antipasti (Italian word for Heavy Hors doeuvres) made by Chef Paul himself, expertly paired with small producer, family vineyards wines of Italy. Many sips with many bites to get you primed up for the show!
"It's all about Cool Music, Jazzy Wine and Divine Cuisine" says former Bad Company Bassist, Paul Cullen "It's a lifestyle we live everyday".
A professional musician for over 30 years, Paul has put down his bass to concentrate on his passion for nylon string guitar. Since 2006 he has released 5 solo CDs with the latin jazzy feel that pairs perfectly with any wine in your glass. Since his first release Dreamdance, Paul has played over 3,000 performances, which included wine events with such esteemed vineyards as Michael David Winery, BR Cohn and Italian Family Vineyards including Conti di San Bonifacio in Tuscany. And in 2012, Pauls wine was poured while opening up for Foreigner at a corporate event at the Orpheum Theater in St Louis. And recently he opened up for the Classic Rock Band Heart.
While he is honing his craft on guitar and his palate for wine, Paul has revived classic recipes from his Italian Grandma Tagliaferro and Mom Nancy along with his Italian Chef friends versions. His recent In-home dinner parties and cooking classes have become wildly popular, teaching about authentic Italian products, including amazing cheeses while pairing with wine, all while playing guitar.
Pauls current release Live in Tuscany is being received extremely well at his In-Home Dining Events and Live Concerts. Recorded at Conti di San Bonifacio Wine Resort with Italian Violinist Alessandro Golini, it features original compositions and a few covers.
Sweet Leda’s sophomore album Let It In captures the live and raw essence of what can only come from years of steady gigs, blood, sweat, and a few tears. To capture this essence, the band recorded all together in one room, tracking analog to 2” tape. What came out of the process is an intimate, in-your-face, edgy sound that exemplifies Sweet Leda live, and at their best. Let It In was recorded and engineered at WrightWay in Baltimore by IRKO (Jay-Z, J Lo, Pitbull, Talib Kweli), mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Beck, Dr John), and produced by Sweet Leda’s very own “fifth Beatle,” Stephen Joseph Antonelli, who also produced and recorded the band’s first album, Need The Music.
Among the band’s many milestone achievements are: four Tri State Indie Music Awards, including the Groupie’s Choice Award in 2012; Best Emerging Artist DC/Baltimore in The Deli Magazine’s reader’s poll in 2011; sharing the stage with bands like Galactic, 311, and Jefferson Starship; performing at festivals with the likes of Citizen Cope, G Love, Cake, Live, Lake Street Dive, and Tedeschi Trucks; writing the end-credit title track for the feature film Lovely Molly by Ed Sanchez (Blair Witch Project); being hand-picked by Allman Bros. drummer Butch Trucks to open for his band at the Roots Rock Revival Masters Camp; and performing at Summerfest in Milwaukee 2013 and 2015.
Sweet Leda regularly features tenor-saxophonist Ron Holloway who is listed in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz where veteran jazz critic Ira Gitler described Holloway as a “bear-down-hard-bopper who can blow authentic R&B and croon a ballad with warm, blue feeling.” Holloway has worked with the likes of Susan Tedeschi, Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Scott-Heron, Little Feat, and Root Boy Slim. He is currently a member of The Warren Haynes Band in addition to fronting the Ron Holloway Band.