""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~~~~~

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 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.


2020 January

Jan 1, Flora-Bama Top Deck 8:00 pm, Perdido Key FL

Jan 2, Flora-Bama Main Stage 11 am, Perdido Key FL

Jan 7, Flora-Bama Main Room 11 am, Perdido Key FL

Jan 8, Flora-Bama Main Stage 11 am, Perdido Key FL

Jan 9, Flora-Bama Top Deck 8:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Jan 11, Flora-Bama Main Room 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Jan 14, Flora-Bama Main Stage 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

Jan 15, Flora-Bama Tent Stage 11 am, Perdido Key FL

Jan 16, Flora-Bama Main Room 1 pm, Perdido Key FL

Jan 18, Flora-Bama Main Stage 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

Jan 21, Flora-Bama Main Stage 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

Jan 23, Private Event - Lazy Days RV of Tampa,  Seffner FL

Jan 25-29 Private Event


2020 February


Feb 1, Flora-Bama Main Stage 6pm, Perdido Key FL

Feb 5, Flora-Bama Main Stage 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

Feb 6, Flora-Bama Main Stage 9:15 pm, Perdido Key FL

Feb 11, Flora-Bama Main Stage 8pm, Perdido Key FL

Feb 12, Flora-Bama Tent Stage 11 am, Perdido Key FL

Feb 13, Flora-Bama Tent Stage 11 am, Perdido Key FL

Feb 14, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Feb 22, Private Event, Engelwood FL

Feb 29, Private Event Everglades Isle, Everglade City FL


2020 March

Mar 6, Sea Hags Bar and Grill 6:30 pm, St Petes Beach FL

Mar 11, Stan's Idle Hour Restaurant 1 pm, Goodland FL

Mar 13, Private Event - Florida Grande Motor Coach Resort, Webster FL

Mar 14, Private Event - Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club, Venice FL

Mar 18, Private Event - Riverland, Stuart FL

Mar 27, Sea Hags Bar and Grill 6:30 pm, St Petes Beach FL

Mar 28, Scallop Republic 7 pm, Port St Joe FL


2020 April


Apr 2, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 3, Flora-Bama Bama Dome  1 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 4, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

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

Apr 8, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 9,  Flora-Bama Main Stage 2 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 11,  Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 12, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 15, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 16, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 17,  Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 18, Flora-Bama Main Stage 6 pm, Perdido Key FL 

Apr 22, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 23, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 24, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 8 pm, Perdido Key FL

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

Apr 27, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

Apr 30, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

2020 May

May 1, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 1 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 2, Flora-Bama Main Stage 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

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

May 8, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 4 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 10, Flora-Bama Yacht Club 5 pm, Perdido Key FL

May 15, Fishy Fishy Cafe, Southport NC

May 16, Wounded Warrior Benefit - St James Plantation, Southport NC

May 20, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji IA

May 21, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji IA

May 23, Carlos Creek Winery Wine Patio, Alexandria MN

May 24, Carlos Creek Winery Wine Patio, Alexandria MN

May 29, Ivy Restaurant, Wheaton IL

May 30, Reefpoint Brew House, Racine WI

2020 June

June 10, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 5:30 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 12, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 7 pm, Perdidio Key FL

June 14,  Flora-Bama Yacht Club 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 16, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL  

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

June 20, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 4 pm, Perdido Key FL

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

June 27, Flora-Bama Main Stage 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

June 28, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

2020 July

July 1, Flora-Bama Bama Dome 6 pm, Perdido Key FL

July 3, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill 4 pm, Perdido Key FL

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

July 10, Fred's Tavern, Stone Harbor NJ

July 11, Fred's Tavern, Stone Harbor NJ

July 12, TBA, Stone Harbor NJ

Vacation!!!!!

New York, New Hampshire, Newfoundland

 August

Nova Scotia

August 5, Bar Harbor ME

August 6, Bar Harbor ME

August 7, Bar Harbor ME

August 8, Sandbar, Vinalhaven ME

August 21, Fred's Tavern, Stone Harbor NJ

August 22, Fred's Tavern, Stone Harbor NJ

August 23, TBA, Stone Harbor NJ

2020 September


Sept  25, Fishy Fishy Cafe, Southport NC

Sept 27, Fishy Fishy Cafe, Southport NC


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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.