""Amazing. Phenomenal. Unbelievable"
My Texas Music, http://www.mytexasmusic.com/bat/ 
 
"Bat is the CONSUMMATE performer. . . he beats on that guitar with an amazing skill, whether playing it in front or behind his back. . . he has talent, stage presence and a wonderful sense of humor."
Doris Welle, Performance reviewer, Dickinson County News

“Bat "joins a very limited company in his wizardy of the 12-string guitar"”
" . . .completely original. . . crosses all borders with heavy influence on melody, vocal strength and amazing guitar passages."
    

“. . .mastering the 12- String Guitar to the extent that few have. . . .”
- Ed Harper, State Port Pilot (Jun 25, 2014)

"This skillful guitarist uses . . . acoustic wizardry and melodic strengths . . with flare & style to deliver a stellar show"
"Incredible Guitar and Amazing Voice"
-The Tonkawa News (9-13-18)

"A Kaleidescopic Music Experience"
-Rylan Howe, Discover Magazine (9-15-18)
                               

                          ~~~~~Never the same show twice~~~~~
CRUISE NEWS!!!

Dear Gypsy-loving Bat persons,  Thanks for being a part of our Gypsy Sea Adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had the most wonderful time on our first ever Bat Sing-a-Long cruise to the Caribbean. There were around 100 Bat people from all over North America on board, and we certainly had the vacation of a lifetime. We stopped in Costa Maya, Belize, Roatan, Cozumel and sing our way around the most beatuiful seas in the world.




The Composer, Singer/Songwriter & Original Songs

Click This Link below:

https://sites.google.com/site/wheresbat/home/singer-songwriter-original-heavy-folk-music



The All-Request Sing-Along Cover Shows

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https://sites.google.com/site/wheresbat/the-all-request-sing-along-cover-show


Bat Shows  (So far)        

This section is completely subject to change hourly. These dates are being filled  in by the minute, and just because a day is not listed does not mean that it is available.
You can reach Brenda with Stellar Entertainment at wheresbat@gmail.com for booking dates.



2019 January

Jan 10, Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant, Goodland FL

Jan 16, Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant, Goodland FL

Jan 18, Sea Hags Bar and Grill, St Petersburg FL

Jan 22, Lazy Days, Seffner FL

Jan 27, Royal Caribbean Cruise, en route to Costa Maya Mexico

Attention

You must book your cruise using this link  https://www.groupminder.com/internet/resEvt.cfm?cstId=121&evtId=14 to be able to attend Bat's performances on the cruise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2019 February

Feb 1, Royal Caribbean Cruise, en route to Tampa FL

Feb 8, Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club, Venice FL

Feb 10, Everglade Isle, Everglade City FL

Feb 14, Private Event, Ritz Carlton Orlando FL

Feb 18, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 11am,  Perdido Key FL

Feb 19, Flora-Bama Top Deck 7pm,  Perdido Key FL

Feb 20, Flora-Bama Main Room 11 am,  Perdido Key FL

Feb 21, Flora-Bama Main Room 9:15pm,  Perdido Key FL

Feb 24, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 7 pm,   Perdido Key FL

Feb 25, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 7 pm,  Perdido Key FL

Feb 26, Flora-Bama Main Room 11 am,  Perdido Key FL

Feb 27, Flora-Bama Tent Stage 11am (pot luck),  Perdido Key FL

2019 March

Mar 3, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Mar 4, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm,  Perdido Key FL

Mar 5, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm (Mardi Gras), Santa Rosa Beach FL

Mar 6, Flora-Bama Tent Stage 11 am (Final Welcome Wednesday with Snowbirds- Potluck), Perdido Key FL

Mar 8, Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort, Webster FL

Mar 9, Southern Aire RV Resort, Thonotosassa FL

Mar 13, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Mar 14, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

Mar 15, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Mar 16,  Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar Noon, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Mar 17, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 4pm (St. Patrick's Day), Santa Rosa Beach FL

Mar 19, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6:00 pm, Perdido Key FL

Mar 23, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 4 pm, Perdido Key FL

Mar 24, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

Mar 26, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6:00 pm, Perdido Key FL

Mar 29, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 2 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Mar 30, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 2 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Mar 31, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

2019 April

Apr 3, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6:00 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 4, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 5, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 6, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 9, Flora-Bama Top Deck 8 pm. Perdido Key FL

Apr 11, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 12, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 13, Flora-Bama Main Room 10:15pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 16, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6:00 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 18, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 20, Flora-Bama Main Room 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 21, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 24, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Apr 25, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Apr 26, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Apr 28, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

2019 May

May 1, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6:00 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 2, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 3, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 5, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm (Cinco de Mayo), Perdido Key FL

May 8, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6:00 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 9, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm. Perdido Key FL

May 10, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

on the green space for the Crawfish Boil!

May 11, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

May 14, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6:00, Perdido Key FL

May 16, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 17, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 18, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 21, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

May 22, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 1 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

May 24, Flora-Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 25, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 4pm, Perdido Key FL

May 30, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 31, Flora-Bama Main Room 10:15 pm, Perdido Key FL

2019 June

June 1, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 7 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 2, Flora-Bama Bama Ole River Grill 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Vacation!!!!!

June 12, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

June 13, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

June 15, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 1 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 16, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 18, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 20, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 22, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 23, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 12:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 25, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 27, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

June 28, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

June 30, Flora-Bama Main Room 10:15 pm, Perdido Key FL


2019 July

July 3, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 4, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 6, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

July 7, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

July 9, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 12, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 13, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 14, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 16, ShunkGulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

July 17, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

July 20, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 1 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 21, Flora-Bama Tent Stage 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 23, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 25, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 27, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 4 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 28, Flora-Bama Main Room 10:15 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 31, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL


2019 August


Aug 1, ShunkGulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Aug 2, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Aug 4, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 4 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 5, ShunkGulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Aug 6, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Aug 8, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 9, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 6 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Aug 10, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 1 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 12, ShunkGulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Aug 13, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

AAug14, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 18, Fishy Fishy Cafe, Southport NC

Aug 19, Fishy Fishy Cafe, Southport NC

Aug 21, Flora-Bama Top Deck 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 22, Flora-Bama Main Room 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 24, Flora-Bama Main Room 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 25, Flora-Bama Main Room 10:15 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 28, ShunkGulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

Aug 29, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 5 pm, Santa Rosa Beach FL

AAug 30, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Aug 31, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 12:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

2019 September

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Amazing. Phenomenal. Unbelievable. These are the adjectives most commonly used to describe the Singer/Guitarist from New Mexico, whether they are talking about his voice, or his guitar playing. Now in his fourth year as a Solo Performer on the National stage, Bat leaves quite an impression wherever he plays.

  

   Bat grew up in Zion, IL, a little North of Chicago on Lake Michigan’s shore where Illinois becomes Wisconsin. His brother Steve and he started playing bluegrass tunes on banjo & guitar when Bat was eight years old. Singing around the campfire & entertaining at family parties was a typical occurrence for the boys.

   The family moved to New Mexico around the time Bat was in High School, and meeting other musicians with largely different styles gave him a whole new world of influences to practice on and draw from. A musical sponge, Bat soaked up every note of these new sounds and began applying them to his music. Bat wrote his first compositions as a teenager, one of which, ‘Playground’ has been recognized Internationally and is currently used in rotation on Jazz radio stations in the USA.

    In addition to guitar & banjo, Bat learned to play drums, piano, and bass. After high school he easily found enough work as a Bass player to keep him employed (as well as simultaneously doubling on the Keyboards) for the next 20 years.

    He spent a period of time hitchhiking across the US and ultimately landed in San Francisco, where he began polishing his amazing ability to cover almost anything from the Rock, Folk, Country, Soul, Metal and Oldies catalogues, playing on the wharf there for tourist tips.

   1986 Bat met Brenda while in New Mexico, and they were married. They raised three children in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area.

   Looking for a way to serve his country, Bat began a series of letters to the United States Department Of Defense, and after a year of being directed to this office and that, found himself in a traveling position as an entertainer for US Troops overseas for all branches of US Armed Forces, performing what most people know as USO shows for active duty forces in bases all over the world. Bat has performed for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Ambassadors and Statesmen not only for the US but also the Emissaries of many lands in over 50 countries. One year became nearly ten, and the touring went on without letup until 2002. Once the Second Gulf War had started, the USO schedule became too choked with Celebrities wanting to go to Iraq to be with the Troops, that Bat decided to leave that Arena to the big shots, and go home for a while.

  During all this time of travel and performing with bands, Bat had become the Lead Singer in the ensembles he was performing with and, gifted with an incredible voice range, learned to use it in every style, learning to copy with uncanny accuracy the vocal tone & style of the greatest of singers from Journey to Johnny Cash. Touring non-stop, audiences are still awed nightly by his unbelievably versatile voice.

  Returning home and performing much less, Bat found other work for a time in a number of ways, but mostly helping Brenda to run her advertising Business in Albuquerque. After a couple of decades of National and International performing, Bat felt he was done with the music business and told Brenda that he was ready to get out. Brenda, however, had other ideas.

   The children having grown up and moved away, Brenda was eager to get out on the road and see the country. She convinced Bat to pick up his old 12-string guitar again, and take a run at the music business as a solo guitarist, and she, his manager.

“What can I say?’ admits Bat. “She was right.”

    Bat returned to his guitar playing with an intensity that was unstoppable. In all the years of bass playing, Bat had always been practicing on the guitar and doing solo gigs here & there, but now turned his attention to the instrument with a vengeance.  Practicing day & night, Bat wrote & recorded the first solo CD “Waiting For Zavala” on only two instruments- 12 String Guitar and voice. The result is what he refers to as “Heavy Folk.” Most others call it acoustic music on steroids. The guitar playing is flashy and impressive, and the melodies are beautiful. Catchy tunes that stick in one’s mind immediately, while studiously avoiding the sound of typical pop radio formula songs.

  The second CD “Digital Sculpture” takes folk music to a whole new level. While still recorded strictly with acoustic guitar & voice, the production is more lavish with vocal arrangements and percussion sounds- all of which are produced from drumming on the guitar body in various ways. Digital sculpture features Bat’s Magnum Opus for acoustic guitar called “Last Stand In Texas’; a three-movement masterpiece of 12 String guitar virtuosity that leaves the audiences standing in the aisles at the shows. This is the current CD that Bat is touring in support of.

  Bat has been touring North America solo now for 3 years from Coast to coast in the USA & Canada. The CDs have been acclaimed worldwide, and have been featured on television shows in Europe. He has been awarded back-to-back songwriting grants from ASCAP for his compositions, and the performances of them.

  The next CD “Guitar Pieces” will be released in early 2015, and will be an entire volume of instrumental compositions for Solo Guitar, which will include, in addition to his world renowned 12-String playing, pieces for standard 6-string, and compositions on nylon string classical guitar.

  The songs themselves range in style from one to another. Bat uses his knack for versatility generously, covering ground from Big Band Jazz to Country, Doo Wop to Rock. He does not like to have two songs of a similar style on the same CD, and is always searching for a melody better than the one before it. The lyrics are intelligent and sometimes silly, but always poetic & thoughtful. The guitar arrangements while obviously very difficult to compose and perform flow beautifully from his fingers and paint a rich atmosphere of sound and impression.

 Amazing Guitar, Incredible Voice, Absolutely Delightful Music.

 

WARNING: THERE ARE NO EXPLICIT LYRICS IN THIS MUSIC.