Music Scene: Face Vocal Band and other area shows for April 14–20

Face Vocal Band


Other music events in the area:

Ponder the Albatross, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Vintage Voltage, 7–10 p.m. Friday, April 14, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, classic rock and blues, 464-1462.

Ric & Karen, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, Easter dance and Easter bonnet contest, dance to a variety of country, Latin and current hits, members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Leveraction, 8–11 a.m. Friday, April 14, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, southern and country rock,

Morgan Crouse, 6–8 p.m. Friday, April 14, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Music jam, 6–9 p.m. Friday, April 14, Warrior Resource Center, 11 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take an instrument or come to listen, community invited, 765-2210.

Bil Jackson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St., Guest Artist Series featuring the clarinetist accompanied by CMU pianist Arthur Houle, $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

Bluebirds with Threads and The Navigators, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, $15, 260-5413,

Sixteen Fourty, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Tim+Richard, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400; 6–9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Clark Jensen and Friends, 8–11 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Warehouse 25Sixty-Five, 2565 American Way, country classics,

Handel’s “Messiah,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., presented by the Messiah Choral Society, featuring a 90-voice chorus, 19-piece orchestra and guest performers, Gelu Italian ice for sale at intermission, free, donations accepted in the baskets in the lobby,

Tom Keogh, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, Moose Lodge, 567 25 1/2 Road, dance to Western favorites, swing and Latin, for members and qualified guests, 242-4754.

Piano Competition, 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, First Baptist Church, 720 Grand Ave., hosted by The Wednesday Music Club featuring Colorado Mesa University students of Arthur Houle and Lisa Bush, public welcome to attend.

Stoner Jordan, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., hip-hop from Mesa, Arizona, $15, 773-1775,

Blues jam, 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, Charlie Dwellington’s, 103 N. First St., take an instrument, 241-4010.

Colorado Mesa University Student Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, Love Recital Hall, Moss Performing Arts Center, CMU, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students, 248-1604.

The Coax, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, Mesa Theater, 538 Main St., with Mount Orchid, $6, 773-1775,

Dave Mensch, Wednesday, April 19, Suds Brothers Brewery, 127 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, 858-9400.

Huey, 5:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, Las Marias, 118 S. Seventh St., 241-2398.

Clarke and the Himselfs, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Barons GJ, 539 Colorado Ave., DIY musician from Boise, Idaho, $5, 245-0995.

Shea Bramer, 6–8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, Marlo’s Lounge, SpringHill Suites, 236 Main St., 424-5777.

Mike Gwinn, 7–9 p.m. Thursday, April 20, CB’s Tavern, 334 Main St., 399-3292.

Five guys and all vocals make up Face Vocal Band, an internationally acclaimed group coming to Grand Junction.

Founded in 2002 and based in Boulder, Face is set to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

“Infectious energy, punctuated by an endearing love of performance” is how the band describes itself on Facebook.

Its five vocalists have extensive backgrounds and here are a few of those details from

■ Tenor Ryan Driver, a former president of the University of Colorado’s In the Buff, toured for a year with Almost Recess, a vocal band from Washington, D.C. The award-winning arranger has produced and engineered Face’s last several albums.

■ Bass singer Forest Kelly started singing his senior year at Fairview High School in Boulder and has performed in many different and eclectic contexts. He also works as professional voice-over talent.

■ Tenor Cody Qualls is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Louisville. He has a solo pop act and is owner of Whole Body Singing School and creator of Colorado’s youth a cappella group, Mouth Music.

■ Vocal percussionist Mark Megibow provides the beats and drive for Face. He earned a percussion performance degree from Northwestern University and performed with symphonies, marching bands and “loud obnoxious rock bands.” He leads life skills, leadership and communication seminars for teens.

■ Countertenor Stephen Ross earned a music education degree with a vocal emphasis from the University of Colorado. He teaches voice lessons and a cappella classes. In 2008, he won the Outstanding Teacher Award at Longmont’s Skyline High School, where he was choir director and fine arts department chairperson.

Tickets to the show at the Avalon range in cost from $15–$40. All seats are reserved.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 800-626-8497.


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