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Playing this summer: Fanfare

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 7, 2010 - HOME: St. Louis

BAND'S AGE: 34 years

INSTRUMENTS: Keyboards - Vincent Golomski, Guitar - Jim Huckelberry (with Fanfare the past 16 years), Drums - Lanny Boles, Female Vocalist - Kittie Moller

HOBBY: Kittie Moller: Cooking & Gardening. Vincent Golomski: Music, Music Gear, Watching Movies.

LAST CONCERT ATTENDED: Kittie and Vincent saw Dawn Weber at The Missouri Botanical Garden.

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Still earning a living after 34 years as full-time musicians.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Kittie: "I can express myself through my singing." Vincent: "I love playing and seeing the joy music brings to most people."

QUOTE: Vincent - "I had a drama teacher in high school named John Faust who always said to the cast and crew (I was in the band always), "Smile and kick high, honey." I have said this to Kittie many times over the years.

PROFILE: Fanfare has been a fixture on the St. Louis area music scene since the mid-1970s - appearing throughout the area at festivals, concert series, clubs, private events and wedding receptions. The husband and wife team of keyboard and left hand bass player Vincent Golomski and vocalist Kittie Moller are the foundation of the band's longevity. Moller's versatile vocals cover a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Motown, R&B and disco to pop, rock, country and standards. The band's two CDs, "Millennium Musical Tour" and 2009's "Still Rockin' At Midnight," showcase Fanfare's wide-ranging appeal to listeners of all ages.

HEAR THE BAND: Fanfare plays Sunday, July 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Park Concert Series in Collinsville.

On Saturday, July 17, from 7-9 p.m., the band will be featured at the St. Ferdinand Park Concert Series in Florissant. Both concerts are free.

Check out www.fanfareband.com for the band's complete schedule. 

Terry Perkins is a freelance writer who has long covered the music scene in St. Louis. 

Terry Perkins is a freelance writer based in St. Louis. He has written for the St. Louis Beacon since 2009. Terry's other writing credits in St. Louis include: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis American, the Riverfront Times, and St. Louis magazine. Nationally, Terry writes for DownBeat magazine, OxfordAmerican.org and RollingStone.com, among others.

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