The Future Heavies
Matthew James - lead vocals
Matthew James was born in 1984. His 1980s childhood heroes include Hulk Hogan; David, The Gnome; and Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael (but definitely not Donatello, who is absolutely no one's favorite of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Matthew began performing in the summer of 2001 as a theme park costumed character. He's portrayed The Riddler, Chuck E. Cheese, and various Looney Tunes characters; as well as improv comedy shows.
In 2004, Matthew began working with Bristol Connecticut's Fly by Night Entertainment as a stilt walker, balloon artist, and brand ambassador.
In 2008, Matthew moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico to apprentice under a master hypnotist and learn the art of stage hypnosis. He has performed internationally at colleges, high schools, corporations, and world famous comedy clubs, such as Carolines on Broadway in Times Square as Hypnotist Matthew James.
His love of the 1980s has led him here to become one of the lead vocalists for The Future Heavies - and having to sleep with a Glo Worm night light.
Matthew's all time favorite band is U2, though Kajagoogoo is a close second.
Andy Chatfield - drums
Mark Crino - bass
Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill - lead vocals
Ron LaRosa - guitar and backing vocals
David Lovelace - keyboards
The Future Heavies
The Future Heavies play The Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill"
|Saturday, May 13th, 2017 9:30 PM|
The Main Pub
306 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
"The Future Heavies" will cover all of The Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill" album in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its release in November 1986, and in memory of MCA who passed away in May 2012.
"The Future Heavies" will be joined by David M. Johnson Jr. (as "Mike D"), drummer Jacob Graham, Dustin Kreidler on saxophone, John Dotson on percussion, and Nancy Brown on trumpet to perform "Licensed to Ill." Matthew James will perform as "MCA," and Andy Chatfield will perform as "King Ad-Rock."
In addition to "Licensed to Ill," The Future Heavies will perform two one hour sets of best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s. Sarah LeMieux will be subbing for vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill.
Parrott Delaney Tavern
|Friday, June 9th, 2017 8:00 PM|
37 Greenwoods Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
"The Future Heavies" make their debut at the Parrott Delaney Tavern, a rustic and charming American restaurant and craft beer bar located in the historic Hurley Building in New Hartford, Connecticut. The band will be playing three sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.
Second Chance ’80s Prom Party with 100.9 K-Hits FM
|Saturday, June 17th, 2017 8:00 PM|
Norwich, CT 06360
Price: FREE! Win tickets from K-Hits
"The Future Heavies" will be playing the Second Chance ´80s Prom Party held by 100.9 K-Hits FM at the Wauregan Ballroom in Norwich.
"The Future Heavies" will take you back in time with three sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s from 8pm to 11pm. Dress in your best ´80s outfits and party with us.
Now through Friday June 9, listen to Keith C. Rise at 4:20pm Monday through Friday on 100.9 K-Hits FM as he reveals the "Bermuda Cruise Phrase of the Day." Then listen to "Franco in the Morning" the following weekday between 6am and 9:30am, and be caller number ten on the K-Hits studio line at 860-887-7699. There will be 40 pairs of tickets given away to the prom.
And you will have a chance to win the grand prize: a six-day, five-night cruise for two to Bermuda aboard Royal Caribbean´s "Anthem of the Seas" from Marc Bokoff of Cruise Planners. You must be present at the prom to be eligible to win the cruise.
Celebrate America! The Future Heavies return to Prospect
|Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 7:00 PM|
Prospect Town Green
19 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712
"The Future Heavies" perform for the second time as part of the Prospect Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series. The concert will take place from 7pm to 8:30pm.
The rain location is inside the Prospect Youth Services building, located at 19 Center Street in Prospect, Connecticut.
Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant
|Friday, July 7th, 2017 9:30 PM|
300 Middle Street
Bristol, CT 06010
"The Future Heavies" return to Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant for the third time.
Located on the same road as ESPN, Bleachers has 22 beers on tap, the best burgers in town, wings, salads, sandwiches, and more. "The Future Heavies" will be playing three one hour sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.
The ‘80s Strike Back: The Future Heavies return to Killingly
|Thursday, July 20th, 2017 6:00 PM|
42 Reynolds Street
Danielson, CT 06239
"The Future Heavies" will perform for the second time as part of the Killingly Summer Concert Series.
The Davis Park gazebo is located on Main Street across from the Killingly Public Library.
Dress up in your ´80s attire as we turn back the clock!
Bring the family down for music in the park and get dinner from Renee's Working Girl Catering Service.
Presented by Killingly Parks and Recreation.
Sponsored by J&S Sound and Atlantic Broadband.
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