SNL Band’s Beehive Queen, Christine Ohlman, makes her triumphant return to 9 Wallis on a super-fine early-Spring night that will showcase favorites (from each artist) and never-heard duets with renowned Boston rock n’soul legend Barrence Whitfield! Ohlman and Whitfield promise this will be emotion-packed, rockin’, soulful-to-the-bone…and one-of-a-kind-memorable show!
“There are so many ‘wow’ moments”
—ROLLING STONE editor emeritus Dave Marsh
“…one of the best voices I’ve heard in years. I can never get tired of hearing her sing.”
—Greater Boston Music Reviews
Christine Ohlman (a/k/a “The Beehive Queen” for her mile-high platinum-blonde hairdo) is the current, long-time vocalist with NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band whose sixth critically-acclaimed CD with Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, “The Deep End,” was honored on numerous national end-of-year Top Ten lists. She’ll be joined on stage by the members of Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, acclaimed members of the Massachusetts scene all, including acclaimed Boston-area aces Wolf Ginandes (bass), Cliff Goodwin (guitar-Joe Cocker/Robert Palmer) and Lorne Entress (drums-Lori McKenna and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters)
“Barrence Whitfield sings like a man grappling with insanity”
Winner of 7 Boston Music Awards, Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and James Brown. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. Barrence is a rarity in this business, one of a few black, rock n roll singers/entertainers who Spin Magazine says maintains a “frenzied” performance.