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The Claudettes wsg Before Dawn

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


A pair of Gibson favorites are returning to the stage for a great night of synth and blues! The Claudettes out of Chicago, who last graced our venue back in November, will be joined by Appleton’s own Before Dawn, who were last on our stage in December!

Who: The Claudettes, Before Dawn
When: Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 pm (Doors at 6:00 pm)
Where: Gibson Community Music Hall (211 W College Ave, Appleton)
Cost: $10 at the door

A hook and synth-laden wall of sound decorated with memorabilia from 70s punk rock, 80s new wave, 90s club music and, well, just about anything else you can think of! With a timeless showmanship and knack for comedic timing, this two-person outfit is guaranteed to start a full-on dance party with or without you.

The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of ’60s soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/guitarist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey.
Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also in the Grammy-nominated groups Chicago Blues: A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured/recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and more and played piano on the Chicago Plays the Stones album featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Buddy Guy.
The Claudettes recorded their 2018 album “DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNASIUM!” with Grammy-winning Black Keys producer Mark Neill and have recorded a new album with Grammy-winning producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, The Devil Makes Three). Their most recent album, “High Times in the Dark,” came out in 2020 on Forty Below Records.


April 23
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Gibson Community Music Hall
211 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
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