The Off their Jingle Bell Rockers, a Venice based group of professional singers, are back just in time for the holidays. The Rockers have been spicing up the holiday season here in LA for the past 10 years. The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers include Catherine Allison, Rory Johnston, Marianne Lewis, Kathy Leonardo, Jon Preston, and Suzy Williams. See photo by Victoria Graham.
The Rockers are very excited to be performing again this year at The Main Street Holiday Extravaganza, Saturday December 3rd from 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm. The event begins with a Christmas tree lighting at Ocean Park and Main, (the site of the Sunday Santa Monica Farmers Market) followed by a candlelight walk to an amazing Shopping Cart Christmas Tree at Edgemar Pl (by Ben & Jerry’s and Peet’s Coffee, 90401) where The Jingle Bell Rockers will sing a set, before they move on down the Street. Most of the stores on Main Street will stay open and the Rockers will be stopping in to spread holiday cheer.
You can also catch these wacky carolers on Sunday December 4th from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm at the Abbot Kinney Holiday Extravaganza. They start their set at the Brig parking lot at 3:00 pm, where children of all ages can enjoy a winter wonderland of real snow. The Off their Jingle Bell Rockers will then start their stroll down Abbot Kinney, stopping in shops such as Bohemian Exchange, Very Venice Art and Design Gallery, Tumbleweed, Zingara Trading and more.
This year there is a very special performance this year at Witzend, Wednesday, December 7th at 8:00 pm. This performance will feature holiday music featuring The Off their Jingle Bell Rockers and special guests…all evening. Witzend is located at 1717 Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA 90291, 310-305-4792, $10.00 cover.
The Off their Jingle Bell Rockers are not your typical holiday group. Yes they happen to be terrific singers, but they also dress incredibly flamboyant, and have an amazing amount of energy which makes for a truly fun and lively show. They add a different slant to Christmas Caroling. Their offbeat harmonies and original arrangements bring a zany twist to the classic Christmas Carol. They even perform their own original holiday songs. The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers include Catherine Allison, Rory Johnston, Marianne Lewis, Kathy Leonardo, Jon Preston, and Suzy Williams.
The Off their Jingle Bell Rockers are accepting bookings for private parties. Call or email Kathy Leonardo at 310 428-1109 LAArtParty@gmail.com or Catherine Allison at 310 428-7308 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info see www.laartparty.com. For more info or to rsvp for Witzend event on December 7th, see http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=279524008755200&context=create
Photo (from Left to Right) Back Row: Marianne Lewis, Rory Johnston, Suzy Williams and Jon Preston. Front Row is Catherine Allison and Kathy Leonardo.