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Is This What it Feels Like to Leave?

We’re so excited for our upcoming show, Scrambled Egg Smiles. Here’s a video from our practice last Thursday.

Do you ever wonder why bad things happen to good people?  Have you ever felt stuck in a place that felt less than what you had expected?  Scrambled Egg Smiles is a story of two people who had given up on love.  They had both come to the point in their lives that they had quit trying to find love.  They had been hurt and disappointed and had lost hope.  But miraculously, they found exactly what they sought in each other.  Not a traditional love story, but full of challenges heartache, and finally… love.

Dive into the heartwarming and unconventional journey of “Scrambled Egg Smiles,” a show that defies expectations and celebrates love found later in life. Have you ever questioned if love has an expiration date? Do you wonder if the perfect match can be found after life’s script has already unfolded? Join us for an extraordinary blend of music and stories that proves love knows no age limits.

In a world that often celebrates youthful romance, “Scrambled Egg Smiles” unfolds the tale of two individuals who had all but given up on love. These aren’t characters in their prime, and they’re definitely not the picture-perfect couple you’d expect. They’ve weathered the storms, carried the scars of heartbreak, and faced life’s disappointments. Yet, in the unlikeliest of moments, they discover that love is not bound by societal norms or timelines.

This is not your typical play—it’s a harmonious fusion of music and stories that transcends the conventional. Witness the beauty of love blossoming later in life, as our characters navigate the complexities of their own stories. Their journey is a testament to the fact that perfect matches are often found in the imperfections of life.

“Scrambled Egg Smiles” invites you to embrace the unconventional, challenge preconceived notions, and celebrate the magic that arises when two seemingly mismatched souls find love. The soundtrack of their lives will resonate with yours, creating an unforgettable experience that proves it’s never too late to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Join us for an evening of heartwarming melodies and soul-stirring narratives as we explore the uncharted territory of love discovered later in life. “Scrambled Egg Smiles” is not just a show—it’s a celebration of love’s resilience and the beauty that comes when two imperfect pieces perfectly fit together. Don’t miss this unique blend of music and stories that will leave you inspired, moved, and believing in the timeless power of love.

Live Jazz Show for Valentines Day 2024

Live Jazz Show for Valentines Day 2024

Scrambled Egg Smiles

Just about every morning, Vern and Amy have scrambled eggs, toast, and hot chocolate for their breakfast together. Vern always draws a smiley face on his scrambled eggs to say “I love you”. It’s a tradition that they treasure and something they’ve kept up, even when Vern could barely hold the ketchup bottle. It symbolizes their love. They have threatened to take pictures of the scrambled egg smiles and post them as a daily horoscope to let people know how their day will go based on how the smiley face turned out. Sometimes, it’s pretty good and other times, it’s a little like a child’s drawing and Amy jokingly says, “Tell me about your picture, Vern.”

Valentine’s Day Concert 2024

We’re excited about our upcoming live jazz show in February. Because it’s a show that will tell a story of love and inspiration. Filled with stories about how Vern and Amy fell in love. They grew in the last year as they faced two major accidents with Vern falling from the attic and being impaled by a broom through his chest and then cutting his hand in a table saw and relearning how to use his hand and play a new instrument.

Sunsets and Hot Chocolate

Vern and Amy have another tradition of going to get hot chocolate at Dutch Bros and parking on the hill to watch the sunset. It’s a time to slow down and enjoy talking together about their day and their dreams. It’s a time to listen to music, hold hands, and just be together.

When Vern was in the hospital after his surgery to remove the broom stick, his hospital room had a big window facing the west. The sunsets were so beautiful, and they were able to get hot chocolate from the hospital cafeteria and sit together in his hospital room and carry on their tradition of watching the sunsets together. It felt like a gift from God just for them.

We’re so excited to share this story with everyone who will listen. It’s a story about never giving up. Having such a love of life and music that you just adapt and move on in the face of adversity. All about miracles and of the journey of life. It’s a story that needs to be told and we’re so excited to share it with you.

So, we’re writing new songs and learning old favorites. It’s going to be something you won’t want to miss. Watch for ticket sales for the live jazz show on the Glenns Ferry Opera Theatre’s website.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out on our contact page.

Live Musicians: Adding Vintage Charm to Your Event

Live Musicians: Adding Vintage Charm to Your Event

Introduction: Adding a Unique and Memorable Experience with Live Musicians

Live musicians are a vital component of any event or party, adding a unique and memorable experience for guests. One such live band that we’re proud to introduce is Do Lollies 20s band. Our talented group of musicians specializes in recreating the sound and style of the 1920s, bringing an authentic and lively energy to any event.

Authenticity and Attention to Detail: What Sets Us Apart

What sets us apart from other live bands is our attention to detail and commitment to authenticity. We don’t just play music from the 1920s – we fully immerse ourselves in the culture and style of the era. From our vintage instruments and costumes to our stage presence and banter, we create an unforgettable experience that transports audiences back in time.

Our Talented and Skilled Musicians

But we’re more than just a novelty act – we are a group of highly skilled musicians who have honed our craft through years of training and performing. Each member of the band brings their own unique talent and personality to the stage, creating a dynamic and engaging performance that keeps audiences on their feet.

Our Repertoire: Classic Jazz and Modern Songs with a Vintage Twist

Our repertoire includes classic jazz and swing tunes from the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as lesser-known gems from the era. But we don’t just stick to the classics – we also incorporate modern songs into our setlist, giving them a fresh and unexpected twist.

Versatility: Tailoring Our Performance to Your Event

One of the most exciting things about us is our versatility. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, wedding, or private party, we can tailor our performance to fit the occasion. From a small, intimate gathering to a large-scale event, we know how to create the perfect ambiance and get the party started.

Creating Energy and Excitement with Live Music

But perhaps the best thing about hiring a live band like us is the energy and excitement we bring to the event. Unlike a DJ or recorded music, a live band creates a unique and interactive experience that can’t be replicated. Guests will be drawn to the stage, tapping their feet and dancing the night away. Our infectious enthusiasm is contagious, creating a buzz and energy that will keep everyone talking about your event for years to come.

Additional Services to Make Your Event Even More Special

In addition to our live performances, we also offer additional services to make your event even more special. From providing background music during cocktail hour to emceeing the event, we can help with every aspect of the entertainment. We even offer dance lessons, so guests can learn the Charleston and other popular dances of the 1920s.

In conclusion, if you want to elevate your event to the next level and create a truly unforgettable experience, consider hiring Do Lollies 20s band. With our authentic sound, dynamic performances, and unique style, we are the perfect choice for anyone looking to add a touch of vintage charm to their event. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or private party, we will exceed your expectations and leave your guests with memories they’ll cherish for years to come. So why settle for recorded music or a generic DJ when you can have the real thing? Hire Do Lollies 20s band today and experience the magic of live musicians.

The Complete Guide to Hosting a Live Music Event With The Do Lollies

The Complete Guide to Hosting a Live Music Event With The Do Lollies

Hosting a live music event can be an exciting way to enjoy music and create lasting memories. Whether you’re planning a small gig or a grand-scale show, there are some important steps to consider when organizing a live music event. From selecting the perfect venue to booking top-notch performers, the Do Lollies have got you covered!

Choose a Suitable Venue.

When hosting a live music event, the right venue can make all the difference. Think about what kind of size and atmosphere you want for your event. Will it be indoors or outdoors? Do you need a stage and seating areas? How about restrooms and a bar? Don’t forget to budget for any rental costs associated with the venue too. Once you’ve identified suitable options, contact potential venues to discuss availability and cost.

Plan the Event Properly and Set a Budget.

When you’re putting together a live music event, it’s important to plan it properly. You should set a budget and create a timeline for the lead up to the event, taking into account all of the necessary tasks like booking performers, marketing the event, arranging sound equipment, and more. This will help ensure that you’re organized and that nothing is overlooked during the planning process.

Promote the Event to Reach Your Audience.

One of the most important things you need to do when you’re hosting a live music event is to market it in order to reach your target audience. Whether it’s through social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram, or through more traditional methods such as newspaper and radio ads, it’s vital that you let people know about your show and encourage them to come along. You could even look into influencer marketing if that fits into your budget — sometimes having an opinion leader talk about your event can have a huge impact on ticket sales.

Obtain Local Licenses, Permits and Insurance Policies.

Before hosting a live music event, you should make sure that all your legal ducks are in a row. Depending on the type of venue and live music performance you’re planning, you might need to obtain special licenses, permits or insurance policies — including public liability insurance — to cover yourself in case of any harm, injury or loss incurred at your show. Talk to your local government office or consult an attorney if necessary in order to ensure you comply with all relevant laws and regulations.

Hire Live Musicians for Your Next Event

Hire Live Musicians for Your Next Event

Bringing live music to your event or party is a great way to bring energy and atmosphere to the occasion. From classical string quartets to a rock band with a horn section, the world of live musicians offers a wide range of styles for any type of event. The Do Lollies is a local band that specializes in music from the ’20s and ’30s.

Find Musicians in Your Area.

Heading to the internet is a great place to start! Look for local music agencies and services that can provide you with experienced, professional musicians in the area. Many of these services also offer DJs, bands, acoustic performers, and more. Be sure to ask about set-up costs and equipment provided and read their reviews before booking an act for your occasion.

Contact the Musicians and Ask for Demos.

After you’ve found the performers you’re interested in, reach out to them directly and ask for samples of their work. If possible, it’s best to attend a live performance so you can make sure the musicians fit your preferences. Also, check that they are well equipped with any necessary instruments or sound equipment they may require. Engaging with the artists will give you a better idea of who they are and whether or not they are right for your event.

Look at Their Credentials, Reviews, and References.

Before you hire any live musicians, it’s important to find out as much information as you can about them. Look at their reviews from previous events, or ask for references from friends and family. Don’t be afraid to ask the musician for a list of credentials or qualifications – this will give you an idea of how experienced they are in playing and performing music.

Determine Your Budget and Book Them for Your Event.

When you know the kind of live musicians you need and have considered your budget, it’s time to book them for your event. Decide a date, time, and venue that works for everyone involved, establish a payment plan, and let the musicians know ahead of time if there are any special requests as far as music goes. Most bands have a list of the music they perform. Be sure to answer any questions they may have beforehand so that you are all prepared for the big day.

Rehearse With Your Band Before the Performance.

Meeting with your live musicians before the event is a great way to make sure everyone knows the songs, practice sound checks, and ensure the band’s setup matches the flow of the party. Rehearsals are key to avoiding mishaps and hiccups during the performance. If possible, try to schedule one or more rehearsals with all your performers, preferably at least a few days before in a location similar to where they will be performing.

If you’d like to have the Do Lollies perform at your special event, please reach out to us today.

The Best 20s Band for Events Such As Weddings, Parties and More

The Best 20s Band for Events Such As Weddings, Parties and More

Looking for a unique twist to make your event or party stand out? Hire the Do Lollies 20s band for events and get that classic roaring twenties vibe you’ve been looking for! This talented vintage jazz band is available for weddings, parties, and events of all kinds.

Get to Know Us and the Style of Music We Offer.

Get ready to enjoy the classic sound of 1920s jazz with the Do Lollies 20s band. Our talented musicians deliver a vibrant and authentic performance of swing, ragtime, jazz, and blues from the era. We also specialize in vintage costumes, choreography, and dance floor showpieces if you are looking to add some extra pizzazz to your event or party.

Our Professional Musicians Can Adapt to Any Occasion.

The Do Lollies 20s band has years of experience playing for all kinds of occasions, from intimate private parties to bustling music festivals. Our musicians strive to provide an unforgettable musical experience for everyone involved – we take requests, tailor our sets and offer the very best in classic 20s tunes. Whether you are looking for a 20s-themed party or just want some jazzy vibes at your event, our professional musicians can adapt to any occasion.

We Have Options for Different Entrance and Exit Packages.

We can provide different entrance and exit packages to suit any event. Whether you need a big show for your big day or something more subtle for a small gathering, we can work with you to make sure the atmosphere fits your needs. We understand that atmosphere is important and so we offer different packages from simply playing one song at the entrance, to providing musical accompaniment throughout the night with our extensive selection of 20s classics.

20s Band for Events Corporate Launches or Grand Openings.

When you want to launch or announce something professionally, the Do Lollies 20s band can help set the tone. We can provide a professional experience with a live 20s band for events big and small that will leave an unforgettable impression on your guests. Let us accompany your event with our carefully selected vintage pieces that bring old-world charm to any atmosphere, making it perfect for corporate launches, grand openings, product reveals, media events, and more!

Make Your Dinner Party a Hit with Live Music from The Do Lollies!

Let us provide the entertainment for your dinner party or special occasion and make it a night to remember! Our 1920s-inspired music selection includes crowd favorites like “Bye Bye Blackbird”, “Ain’t She Sweet” and of course classic Doo Wop songs. Fill the room with authentic Jazz, Swing and Blues sprinkled with our signature showmanship. Our 1920s band is perfect for any event from casual gatherings to formal affairs. Book us today and get ready to experience a polished yet sincere form of entertainment that will uplift your spirits now and forever!

We’re back!

We’re back!

Well, we’re just about back. Vern had a really bad fall off of an attic ladder and impaled himself on a broom handle in October. It was really a miracle that it didn’t hurt him worse than it did. The broom missed everything. And I mean everything. It went outside of his ribcage, which is a total miracle! Then, when it came out, it missed all of the arteries near his shoulder. It was putting pressure on his clavicle, but it didn’t break any bones.

So, when I heard the crash, I came running into the room to find Vern on the floor where he had fallen. I was asking him if he was OK and then I noticed the broom handle sticking out of his shirt with blood on it. I mentioned to him that he had a pole in his chest. He said, “Well that’s not good.” He tried over and over to reassure me that he was breathing OK and that he would be fine. I was so worried that he was going to die within a few seconds, so I just said my goodbyes. He said I should probably call 9-1-1. I had forgotten that was even a thing I could do.

So, I went to get my phone, sure that he would die while I was out of the room. But, he didn’t die, and soon the room was filled with paramedics trying to figure out a way to get him out of the house quickly and safely. They cut off the broom handle where it exited his chest and left the other half in him and transferred him to a stretcher and took him to the ambulance. He said, “Don’t worry, I can handle it.” I didn’t even catch the joke.

We followed the ambulance to the hospital. The lights weren’t even on. The ambulance went the speed limit the whole way. I was sure he was dead. My daughter kept telling me he was stable and that’s why they didn’t have the lights on. But ever since I was little, I thought that if an ambulance turned off its lights, the person inside had died. So, I cried all the way to Boise.

Meanwhile, Vern was having a great time in the ambulance joking around with all the EMTs. They gave him a John Doe name, which was quite comical. Discocactus Amberboa Doe.

When we got to the hospital, I told the guy in the waiting room that I was Vern Cole’s wife and would like to know when the doctors were finished so I could see him. They called me over a few minutes later to tell me that they didn’t have a Vern Cole on the computer. I said, “That’s weird because he just came out of the ambulance. I saw him go back with the doctors. He’s the one with the broom in his chest.” To which they replied, “Oh, Him! Yeah, he’s here.”

After waiting for a long time, we finally got to see him for a few minutes. He was still joking about how he could handle it. I was still not getting it. But, we were able to see the broom in his chest and how it missed all his vital organs. He wanted me to take a picture, so I did. He said, “How many times do you get an opportunity to take a picture with a broom sticking out of your chest?”

Then, we were whisked away so they could prep him for surgery. After many more hours of waiting, we finally got word that they had removed the broom and he had definitely been the most lucky guy in there.

So, now he’s got a new name, and he has some new scars. It’s been a rough, painful road to recovery, but the people who helped him were top-notch professionals with caring hearts and kind words each time we saw them.

Now, we just have to wait for his latest cold to go away so we can practice again! Thank goodness he’s OK and doing better. Thanks to all of you who knew what was going on and offered prayers on his behalf. It was definitely helpful!

We’ll be ready to play again this spring if anyone has any fun parties, weddings, or events they want to book us for. But, you’d better hurry because the theater season will be starting soon.

The Best 20s Band for Events Such As Weddings, Parties and More

We’re excited to be playing in Nampa next month

Every year, we have our regular season of playing every weekend at the theater. But this year, we’ve got a few extra gigs lined up. First, we’ll be playing for a few hours for the Bethel Nazarene Church in Nampa. We’re going to play a ton of music from the ’20s and ’30s. They have regular activities with their members, and they came and saw us at the theater last year. They had so much fun, and so did we. So, they invited us to come and play for one of their activities. We’re thrilled to go and play for them. They were a wonderful crowd full of excitement and they knew all our songs.

Some of the songs we’ll be singing are favorites, such as I’ll Fly Away, Oh Johnny, Oh!, Ma, He’s Makin’ Eyes At Me, Aint She Sweet, Three Little Fishies, What’ll I Do?, Button Up Your Overcoat, Columbus Stockade Blues… and more!

Then, in June, we’ll be playing at the Boise Train Station for a private wedding. That’s going to be fantastic! It’s such a great venue with historic appeal. The couple is really sweet and has a Disney theme with Moon and Stars. So, we’ll be featuring songs such as Fly Me To the Moon, Blue Moon, Carolina Moon, Moonlight Serenade, and When You Wish Upon a Star, among others.

We’re always looking for a good time and love to dress up in our 20’s clothing. Then, we show up and really make an impact with the whole nostalgia of the evening. It’s fun to have these extra gigs to look forward to. If you have something special coming up, let us know right away so we can schedule it. It really does fill in fast in the summer, so it’s important to let us know right away if you have anything coming up.

Hope your year is turning out just as great as ours!

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February Means More Music!

As you may have noticed, we haven’t been very active on our social media recently. We’ve been busy, sick, tired, distracted, and every other excuse you could imagine. We haven’t even had time to practice together for a bit.

Well, all that is about to change.

You see, every year, we have a personal challenge to record music in February. This year, we’re really taking this challenge to heart. Watch for fun songs to be recorded and released soon!

OK, so maybe it’s just been Amy’s personal challenge, but she has convinced Vern to cooperate with her personal goal to record and produce music this coming month. It’s all part of a worldwide challenge for musicians of every kind to record songs in February and publish them online.

Of course, we’re hoping to get Jim’s beautiful guitar and harmonies on this deal, too. After all, it wouldn’t really be the Do Lollies without him.

We’ve got a few songs in mind, but we’re still open to ideas from you. Ideally, they’d be songs from the ’20s and ’30s, but we have been known to do other eras as well. I know we’re working on a few moon-themed songs for an upcoming wedding, so we’ll probably include those.

We’re thinking of maybe “Fly Me To The Moon” and “Blue Moon” as well as one of our favorites, “When You Wish Upon a Star”. We’d love to hear what you think. Join the conversation over on our Facebook page. We’ll be sure and take some videos and post them there as well as links to our Spotify songs as we go.

One request that would really help us out is if you could go to the Spotify links when we post them on Facebook and listen to the entire track and add it to your playlist. That’s it. It seems like a little thing, but it really would help us a ton!

How many songs can we get recorded in one month? We’ll soon see. Help cheer us on by leaving comments on our Facebook page.

As always, thanks for your support. We love what we do. We hope you will, too. And if you’d like to book us for an event, please contact us today.

New Releases

New Releases

We’ve recently released two new songs, Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! and Sh Boom! You can hear them on spotify by clicking on the names. Amy sings Oh Johnny Oh and Vern sings Sh Boom. We had so much fun recording and mixing these songs. We’ll be sure to get better at recording as time goes by. Hopefully you enjoy listening. We plan to release a song about once a month. Watch our facebook page for more information.

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