Just like Arnold, we’re baaaack! Specifically, at the Foundry, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7. And we really hope you’ll be back to join us there. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
September 15, 2015
Hello Pool-Heads! We really enjoyed seeing many of you at the Foundry a couple of weeks ago. Your dancing energy inspired the entire band. We’re back there again on Nov. 6 and 7, and hope you are too.
Michael and Valerie are off for a well-deserved vacation for a large chunk of October. When we return to full music-playing mode, we should have some new songs for your dancing and listening pleasure.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
What's up? Nick and Monte are going to be participating in the annual UTC percussion ensemble concert this coming Monday. It's always a really cool show and this year, they're involving several charitable organizations so read on!
Beat Hunger is coming, like some kind of big wave. It hits only once this year, just before Thanksgiving. The date to know is Monday, November 24, at 7:30 pm in the Hayes Concert Hall at UTC.
"Beat Hunger" is a concert, performed by the UTC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Monte Coulter. It is ALSO a benefit for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, and has become a tradition in this city for more than a decade. The admission is a 2-dollar check to the community kitchen (not cash, please) OR 2 non-perishable food items. Beat Hunger is the traditional beginning of the Christmas giving season in our beautiful city, and you NEVER KNOW what you are going to see and hear. Please come, and bring anyone and everyone interested in drumming, percussion, or feeding hungry people. You will be glad you did. Music will range from traditional holiday music arranged for percussion instruments, to blues, to post-modern works for drums and cymbals. And of course, there are always surprises!!
The concert hall doors will open at 7:15, and at 7:00, in the FAC lobby, enjoy the music of Chattanooga’s own street-drumming group, “Funkabuckets”! PLEASE do not miss them.
We hope to see you there!
March 9, 2014
We have some gig news to pass along that we're very excited about. The looP will be playing our first gig at The Foundry which is located inside the Chattanoogan hotel on Broad street. This is a real nice venue with a laid back vibe, easy access and good food. The date is Saturday, March 29th. Not sure about start times now so check back later for more information or go to the calendar page!
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
We've posted a few new photos from the gig we did at UTC in the fall of last year and a pic from the recent Beatles tribute concert. Check 'em out in the photo section!
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
My oh my! What a night we had this past Saturday. That was one of the biggest club crowds we've ever played for and we'd like to say thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate the 50th annivesary of the Beatles in America. Thanks also for sticking up for live music in Chattanooga! As you may or may not know, Sugar's has discontinued live music for the rest of the winter. We're not real sure where we might land next so keep an eye on the site for further updates. Special thanks to Fred Stinson for going above and beyond in our behalf on many occasions during the last several years. You're still the man!
DECEMBER 24, 2013
Merry Christmas everyone! We would personally like to thank all of you who have supported us and come out to our gigs this year. We've had lots of fun and are looking forward to 2014. But don't forget 2013 is not over yet! We have a big New Year's eve bash at Sugar's downtown planned for December 31st starting at 9:30 and we'd love to have all of you come out and ring in the new year with us. You might want to get there a bit early because last year the place was packed by 8:30.
We also have some new pics taken from the gig at UTC we did earlier this year. They'll be posted shortly so check 'em out in the photo section.
NOVEMBER 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everybody had a good turkey day. We have booked a special show on February 8th, 2014 at Sugar's Ribs downtown. February 9th will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on american TV from the old Ed Sullivan show on CBS. For one night, we will become a Beatles tribute band and do a show entirely of Beatles music spaning their entire recording career. This should be a lot of fun and we hope you can make plans to be with us on February 8th. The show will start at 9:30. More details to follow as the date nears.
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
Just a quick note. Our acoustic gig at Sugar's this Thursday has been cancelled due to Nick being out of town. We'll be back on the 21st of November and resume our regular rotation.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
We located some photos that were taken during our brief tour with the one and only Chip Hawkes from The Tremelos. These were all shot in Atlanta GA. on the first gig. Meeting Chip was a real thrill for us. He's a great vocalist and he knows many of the english musicians that were big influences on us and shared many good tales of life on the road. Thanks for the memories Mr. Hawkes!
You can check out the pics on the third page in the photo section of the website.
AUGUST 8, 2013
Just a quick reminder! We'll be at Sugar's Ribs this week-end Friday & Saturday night starting at 9:30 P.M. Also, we have uploaded some new pics that were shot at various times at Sugar's. Many thanks to David Welch for his most excellent photography. Check 'em out in the photo section and we're looking forward to seeing y'all this week-end!
JULY 28, 2013
The new pics from Riverbend are up in the photo section of the web page. Check 'em out!
JULY 27, 2013
What's up? The new gig dates for August have been posted in the calendar section and we'll be adding some new photos to the site from Sugar's and Riverbend 2013 very soon. Next pool gig is August 9th and 10th at Sugar's Ribs. Hope to see you there!
JULY 6, 2013
Hey there! We just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came out to Sugar's on the fourth. The place was packed all evening and we had a great time! It's been a long time since we've played what became a 4 hour gig but we made it through relatively unscathed. The looP will be back at Sugar's on July 18th at our regular start time of 7:00 P.M. Also, we have agreed to do our second New Year's Eve gig at Sugar's on December 31st. Start times to follow as the date draws nearer. Hope everyone had a happy 4th and we'll see you soon!
APRIL 28, 2013
We would like to express our continuing appreciation for the staff at Sugar's ribs downtown. We are enjoying our every other Thursday night acoustic shows and hope to keep it up for as long as they'll have us! If you have not come out yet to see what's going on, come on by on May 8th and hang out with us. Also, The Pool will be playing that same week-end May 9th and 10th so drop in for some good food and some rockin' tunes!
APRIL 19, 2013
Hey Gang! Check out the calendar section of the website for new show dates in May and June!
APRIL 6, 2013
A short video of our dress rehearsal with the CBC has been posted on youtube. If you would like to check it out, go to youtube and type "chattanooga boys choir british invasion" and it should come up.
April 6, 2013
We were informed this week that on Sunday, June 9th, we will be performing at this years Riverbend festival! As of now, we will be on the Unum stage with a projected start time of 6:30. More to follow as the date draws closer.
APRIL 6, 2013
Just a quick reminder that The looP will be back at Sugar's ribs this coming Thursday, April 11th. The music starts at 7:00. Hope to see you there!
APRIL 6, 2013
We would like to thank everyone who came out to see our show with the CBC last night. It was a very special night despite a few technical glitches. Our appreciation goes out to the music department of UTC and all the staff and stage hands that provided whatever we needed and were a huge help in getting us loaded and unloaded. Also a big thank you to Tom Lifsey, Allie Stafford, and Morgan Thomas for lending their talents to this show. And finally, many thanks to Vincent Oakes and the boys choir for a truly wonderful performance. You guys really worked hard for many months to make this show happen. Thanks for making us sound so good!
APRIL 2, 2013
We just wanted to post a quick reminder about our upcoming show with the Chattanooga Boys Choir coming up this Friday at 8:00 at the Roland Hayes concert hall on the campus of UTC. We had our first rehearsal with the choir yesterday and they sound awesome! It's going to be something special so don't miss out! Oh, did we mention it's free?
MARCH 19, 2013
We would like to express our continuing appreciation for the staff of Sugar's ribs in downtown Chattanooga. It's a great place to play music and absolutely wonderful food. We'll be back on March 28th through March 30th. Come on down and hang out with us!
MARCH 8, 2013
Hey folks! We have a very special show to tell you about. On Friday April 5th, we will be performing with the Chattanooga Boys Choir presenting "In the Living Years" a celebration of British music. The show is free to the public and will take place on the UTC campus in the Roland Hayes concert hall. It's a real treat for us because we will playing many new songs that we cannot do as a four piece band. There will be plenty of surprises so make your plans now to join us. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
MARCH 1, 2013
We would like to thank everybody that came down to Sugar's and hung out with us last night. We had a great time and the place was jumpin'! We've been asked to come back every other Thursday night starting March 14th. If you missed last night, come on down on the 14th and see what all the fuss is about! and by the way, check out the calendar for updates for the Pool in March. See you soon!
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
Hey folks don't forget that The looP will be at Sugar's ribs this Thursday, February 28th. The music starts at 7:00 and lasts 'till about 9:30. Come on out and catch some of your favorite acoustic tunes and munch on some great food too!
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Hey gang! Just a quick reminder about our acoustic gig coming up this monday at Sugar's ribs. We'll start at 7:00 and play until 9:30. If you've never seen the acoustic show before, we play an entirely different set of music than what the Pool does so come on out and enjoy some good food and some good tunes!
JANUARY 22, 2013
What's happening? We have some upcoming shows that are coming around in February we need to tell you about. Our acoustic alter-ego band The looP will be playing at Sugar's ribs downtown on Monday February 4th and again on Thursday February 28th. I believe the start time for both shows is 7:00 and will continue till around 9:30. It's been awhile since we've gone acoustic so come on out and have some good grub and give a listen!
JANUARY 3, 2013
Hey Gang! Man did we have a blast at Sugar's on New Years eve this past Monday night! Great crowd, great food and a great party! We're already looking forward to next year. Thanks to the fine folks at Sugar's who always do such a good job taking care of us. We also got to catch up with a lot of old friends that we had not seen in a long time and we made lots of new ones too!
We are going to begin working on a show that will feature the Chattanooga Boys Choir. The show is scheduled for April 5th on the UTC campus. More details to follow as things develop. There has also been talk of doing some acoustic shows at Sugar's in the near future with our alter-ego band the looP. We'll keep you posted as the details unfold. Happy New Year!!!!
DECEMBER 19, 2012
What's shakin? We would like to express our sincere thanks to Chattanooga Emergency Medicine and especially Jeff and Sherry for making sure everyone had a good time during their most excellent Christmas party. Also thanks to the trade and convention center folks for making our load in and load out easier.
The New Years eve gig at Sugar's is just around the corner. We'll be playing from 9:30 till 12:30 and we're expecting a full house so come on down early and claim a seat. Should be loads of fun. See you on the 31st!
DECEMBER 1, 2012
Hey everybody! Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving. We've been doing a lot of private parties lately. (Got another one coming up next week) Our next public gig will be at Sugar's on New Years Eve. We're looking forward to hanging out with our friends and ringing in 2013. We'll post more details soon.
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Well it took nearly 23 years to make it happen but we finally managed to book ourselves a New Year's Eve gig! We'll be heading down to Sugar's Ribs on the 31st of December to help everyone ring in the new year. It should be a fun evening so make your plans now. We'll post more details as the time draws closer.
OCTOBER 19, 2012
Hey Gang! Check out the photo section of our website for some new pics from the Downtown Dalton block party taken in September. Thanks to David Welch for the great shots of us and all the folks who came out to have a good time!
OCTOBER 18, 2012
We would like to thank all you folks for coming out to Sugar's this past week-end. We had a good time and got to meet lots of people. We are trying to book another week-end before the end of the year. Stay tuned!
OCTOBER 12, 2012
Hey Folks! Contrary to what the Free Press indicated in the paper today, WE ARE PLAYING TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT at Sugar's! There was a mix-up somewhere and they published the wrong schedule so come on out and let's have some fun! One other quick note, We will be starting up around 9:30 and playing till 12 both nights.
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Hey Gang! Don't forget we'll be at Sugar's ribs downtown this Friday and Saturday night Oct. 12th and 13th. The music starts at 9 P.M. so come on out for some good "Q" and some rockin' and rollin' too!
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
We would like to thank the Downtown Dalton Partnership, Veronica French, and all of the folks who came out to see us this past Saturday. The weather was perfect and we had a great time and met people from all over the U.S.A. We hope we get to do it again soon! Next up is Sugar's ribs downtown Chattanooga on October 12-13. Hope to see you there!
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Hey Everyone! We'll be in downtown Dalton, GA. this Saturday night from 7 till 11 P.M. rockin' for the fine folks at the party downtown festival. The weather should be perfect so if you're in the area, come on out and let's all have a good time!
AUGUST 21, 2012
We want to send out a big shout of thanks to all of you who came out to Sugar's this past week-end. We had a great time as usual and the food and staff were wonderful as well. We'll have some new details on our next show in Dalton, GA. coming soon! There should also be some new photos that will find their way to the site in the near future.
AUGUST 10, 2012
We have some news on a gig we'll be doing in Dalton, GA. in September. Our first ever show in Dalton will be an outdoor affair very close to the Dalton Depot on September 22nd. There will be more details to follow soon. Also don't forget we'll be at Sugar's ribs downtown NEXT week-end both Friday and Saturday nights. It's been a long time since we've been to Sugar's and we're looking forward to rockin' the house! Come on out and let's have some fun!
JULY 2, 2012
HOT, HOT AND MORE HOT! That's what was happening at the Red Bank community pool this past Saturday. We almost decided to play IN the much improved swimming pool, but decided at the last minute to drink lots of water instead. Thanks to the city of Red Bank for having us and a very special thank you to Mr. Kenny Welch who was instrumental in putting all of this together. Check out the calendar section for new Sugar's rib's dates in August and October. See you soon!
JUNE 25, 2012
We have an update on the Red bank pool celebration this week-end. We will be playing from 12 noon until about 2:00 on Saturday June 30th AND I just found out that we will be playing at Sugar's ribs downtown on August 17th and 18th. We're certainly looking forward to being back there again! For our friends in Georgia, we are currently working on bookings in the Dalton area. We'll post later with more details as they occur.
JUNE 13, 2012
Somebody sent a question in yesterday about whether we were ever going to play Sugar's again. Well the answer is YES! We're just not exactly sure when. The way things are shaping up, it will probably be sometime in July or early August. As soon as we get confirmation, we will post on the calendar section of the website. Our next public performance looks like Saturday, June 30th for the dedication and re-opening of the Red Bank pool. Stay tuned for more details.
JUNE 9, 2012
We are in the midst of gearing back up for the summer season. We might be doing something for the city of Red Bank later this month and we are working on getting back to Sugar's and some other venues as well. As soon as we get confirmation on the Red Bank gig, we'll post the date and times.
May 7, 2012
We finally have some of the new pics on the site. Most were shot at Sugar's ribs at various times in the last 4 months. There are also a couple of stills from an acoustic show we did as The looP. A big thank you to Mr. David Welch for his most excellent photography. You can check out the new pics on the photo section of the website.
MAY 4, 2012
We are taking a bit of a hiatus for the next several weeks. Nick is going on his annual working vacation in about two weeks while Dave is still dealing with some family issues. We should crank back up around the end of June. New pictures should be on the web in just a few days as well.
APRIL 16, 2012
We have some new band photos that will be posted soon from gigs played in 2012.
APRIL 9. 2012
Hey Gang! We just wanted to say thanks a lot to all of you fine folks who came out to see us this past week-end. A special thank you to Dianne for her comments on our guestbook page. As usual, the Sugar's staff were very kind to us and the food was most excellent! We hope to be back soon.
APRIL 2, 2012
Hey gang! Just a quick reminder that we will be playing at Sugar's ribs this weekend, Friday & Saturday April 6th and 7th from 9:00 till 12:00. The weather is supposed to be lovely so come on down, get some good eats and hang out with us!
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
We would like to thank everybody who came out to Sugar's this past week-end. What a crowd! Friday was packed and it was nearly wall to wall on Saturday. We had loads of fun and the food was awesome as usual. A special thank you to Brian for such a great job running our sound. You rock man! We'll be back on the first week-end in April so go ahead and plan to join us on Friday or Saturday . . . or both!
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
Just a quick reminder that we will be rocking Sugar's Ribs this coming week-end Friday & Saturday February 24th and 25th. The music starts at 9:00. It's been a while since we've been here so we're really looking forward to having a good time. Come on out and raise a ruckus with us!
JANUARY 24, 2012
We just wanted to say thank you to all the folks who came out to Southside Saloon this past week-end. Special shout goes out to Fred for getting the word out. You rock Fred! Southside has a nice atmosphere and the food is excellent. We hope to play there again in the future. Next up is Sugar's ribs in February. We'll post more details as the date draws near.
JANUARY 17, 2012
Hey folks. We have an update we need to pass along. The gig at Southside has now officially turned into a looP show instead of a Pool show. Certain circumstances have forced us to change into our acoustic alter-egos. We'll still start at 8:00 and play till around 11:00. Come on out and join us for some great eats and some acoustic mayhem!
JANUARY 16, 2012
Hey Gang! Don't forget our next show will be at Southside Saloon & Bistro this coming Saturday January 21st. I have been told that it's O.K. to B.Y.O.B. if you wish since they only serve beer. However, they have several to choose from if you're in the mood for suds and remember the establishment will be collecting a $5.00 cover charge. Let's all ring in the new year and have some fun at Southside. Hope to see you there!
JANUARY 4, 2012
Hello everybody! Welcome to another new year. We hope everyone had a good time over the holidays. We have some gig news to tell you about. On January 21st, we'll be trying out the Southside Saloon and Bistro located downtown at 1301 Chestnut Street. It's a nice intimate atmosphere and the food is beyond belief! One word of warning; the establishment will charging a $5.00 cover to be taken at the door so we can have enough gas money to make it back home. We also have new dates for Sugar's ribs so bounce on over to the calendar section for more details and we hope to see you at Southside!
DECEMBER 4, 2011
Once again we'd like to thank everyone for coming out to Sugar's this week-end. We had fun and the food and service were excellent as usual. This will probably be our last public gig for 2011 so we would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season. Heres hoping 2012 will be a good year for everybody!
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Hey gang! We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and we hope to see you all next week-end at Sugar's ribs downtown for another fun filled round of music and eats!
OCTOBER 31, 2011
A great big word of thanks for everyone that came out to Sugar's this past Friday night. We had lots of fun and met several new friends. As usual, the food and the staff were exceptional. We'll be back on the first week-end of December. Stay tuned for updates!
OCTOBER 27, 2011
Just a quick reminder that we'll be at Sugar's ribs tomorrow night starting at around 9:00. Come on down and let's have some fun!
OCTOBER 21, 2011
Hey everybody! We had a picture taken at the GoFest this past Saturday that has been posted in the photo section of the website. It's a 4 in 1. What's that you ask? Go see for yourself!
OCTOBER 17, 2011
We would like to thank the fine folks at the Chattanooga Zoo and GoFest for having us over to play this past Saturday. The weather was wonderful and the staff was very gracious. We'd also like to say a big thank you to Joe Whitaker for manning the drums for us. It's always a pleasure to play with him. Also a round of applause for Mike Slatton who made his Chattanooga debut with us blowing some great harp on our version of Stormy Monday. If you did not get a chance to attend, you missed a great time! We're already looking forward to next year!
Our next gig will be at Sugar's Ribs downtown on Friday the 28th of October. We'll have several new tunes to try out so come on down and let's all have some serious fun!
October 1, 2011
Hey folks! Just a quick reminder that we will be playing at the Mayor's Gofest in two weeks at the Chattanooga Zoo on Saturday October 15th. The music starts bright and early at about 10:00 A.M and we'll be playing off and on until around 3:00. There will be lots of other entertainment during the day so come on out and support our Chattanooga Zoo!
September 5, 2011
Hey gang. We just found out that there was a schedule conflict for our next show at Sugar's downtown. We won't be back until October instead of September. We will still be doing the Zoofest gig the third Saturday in October. More details to come soon.
August 25, 2011
Hey everybody! We'd like to thank all you folks who came out to Sugar's this past week-end to rock with us. We always have fun there and the staff was excellent as always. We'll be back in September with some more new tunes and some surprises too!
August 17, 2011
Hey gang! Don't forget we'll be performing at Sugar's ribs downtown this Friday the 19th & Saturday the 20th. The music starts around 9 P.M. Should be lots of fun so come on out and let's have a big time!
July 18, 2011
We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that came out to Jefferson's this past Saturday for our buddy Fred's "Life is Good" party. We had a great time and what a crowd! Biggest one so far for a looP gig. Thanks to the staff at Jefferson's for their hospitality and wonderful food and drink. Hopefully we'll be back to play again in the near future.
The Pool will be back at Sugar's Ribs on August 19th and 20th. More details to follow soon.
July 9, 2011
Hey Folks! Our alter-ego acoustic group The looP is going to be playing next Saturday evening at Jefferson's which is in the same location as the former Brass Register. Our good buddy Fred is throwing a "life is good" party and he wants everyone to come out and have a good time. The food is excellent and they have lots of different items on the menu. If you have not been to Jefferson's yet you need to come on down next Saturday and check it out. The music starts at 7:00 P.M. Hope to see you there!
July 6, 2011
We just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that came out to see us this past week-end at Sugar's and/or The Incline. The staff at Sugar's was wonderful as usual and we are looking forward to coming back soon. Kudos for the folks at The Incline as well for their hospitality. After playing five shows in four days we're a bit worn out but we'll be back at a venue near you soon.
June 30, 2011
Hey Gang! We have our play times for the Incline gigs this week-end. We'll be starting between 2 and 2:30 each day and playing until around 5:00. If you come out, make sure you wear something cool 'cause it's gonna be hot this week-end. There's plenty of shade around the pavillion too so drop by and hang out with us if you're in the neighborhood!
June 27, 2011
It's going to be busy week-end for us! We will be doing three daytime shows at the Incline on July 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Exact start times will be announced shortly so keep on checking the site for updates!
June 25, 2011
Hey Folks! Just a reminder that we will be back in action at Sugar's Ribs July 1st & 2nd starting at 9 P.M. We've got some new tunes to play and some old favorites we have'nt played in a while. It should be a blowout so come on down and ring in the fourth a bit early with some good food and some hot rockin'!
May 19, 2011
Hey gang! We'll be out of action for a few weeks this May/June. Nick is going to be out of town during this time so we are going to use the downtime to pick up some new tunes and woodshed. We'll be back at Sugar's on July 1st and 2nd. We'll also be playing at The Incline July 2nd through the 4th. More updates to follow.
May 3, 2011
Hey everybody! Just a quick reminder that our acoustic band "The looP" is going to be playing at The North Chatt Cat this Saturday, May 7th from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. on the northshore. The weather is supposed to be delightful for an outdoor show so come on down and hang out with us. The Cat also has out of this world burgers too. Check em' out!
APRIL 22, 2011
We've added some more dates to our gig calendar in the coming weeks/months. Check out the calendar section for more info and we hope everyone has a very Happy Easter week-end!
MARCH 22, 2011
Hello again. We just wanted to say a great big thank you to everyone who came out to Sugar's this past week-end. As usual the food and the staff were exceptional and we're already looking forward to next time. We have some new photos that were taken by Mr. David Welch that will be posted on the site in the next few days so check 'em out!
MARCH 12, 2011
Just in case you might be wondering where Matt has been the last few months, he has taken a hiatus from the band due to the birth of his third child and his ever increasing workload. Matt has also formed his own jazz band and has been gigging quite a bit. In his place, we have been most fortunate to have Monte Coulter playing with us and we would like to officially welcome him into the band. Monte is a world class percussionist and his resume reads like a who's who of all kinds of professional musicians. We will be posting his band bio on the website very soon.
MARCH 12, 2011
Hey gang! Just a quick reminder that we'll be back at Sugar's ribs on March 18th & 19th starting around 8 P.M. both nights. Seems like we have more fun every time we play there. Come on out and enjoy some fine food, music & good times!
February 21, 2011
We just wanted to say hey and thank you to everyone who came out to Sugar's this past week-end. We got to see a lot of old friends and made lots of new ones too! The staff was wonderful as always and the food was great. We'll be back March 18th and 19th with some new tunes and other surprises. Check the site for updates.
February 14, 2011
Happy Valentines day everyone! Just a quick reminder that we will be playing at Sugar's ribs again this coming week-end both Friday & Saturday nights. We're having a go at some new tunes and some old favorites. The music starts at 8:00 so come on down and eat, drink & rock and roll!
January 29, 2011
Hey gang! Check out the new pics from Sugar's this past week-end in the photo section of the website. If you missed us, we'll be back in February. Sugar's ribs is on facebook with lots of info on upcoming shows and other stuff. See you soon!
January 24, 2011
A big hello and thanks to everone who came to see us at Sugar's ribs this past Saturday. You folks sure packed the place out! We had a great time as usual and we're already looking forward to February. The staff was wonderful and so was the food. You may have noticed that Mr. Monte Coulter was behind the drum kit. We are delighted that he is going to be doing more gigs with us and we wish Matt Turnure all the best as he is very busy with his jazz band and with the arrival of his third child. Keep watching the website for some new pics to be posted soon in the photo section.
January 12, 2011
Just wanted to remind everyone we'll be at Sugar's ribs again on Saturday, January 22nd starting at 8 P.M. We might need a dog sled to get there if the snow machine keeps cranking up. Chow down on some great food and rock the evening away at the same time. Come join us!
December 30, 2010
Hey gang! We wanted to wish everybody a very happy new year and thank everyone who came to see us in 2010. We also wanted to let you know that our 2011 gig schedule has some new additions. We will appear at Sugar's in January, February & March so check the calendar section of the website for all the details. Have a safe and happy new year!
December 14, 2010
Hey everybody! We had a great week-end at Sugar's ribs this past Friday & Saturday. Got to see a lot of pals we have not seen in a while. Many thanks to the management and staff for all their hard work and hospitality. Can't wait to do it again! Up next is our acoustic alter-ego (The looP) playing at The Stone Cup this Saturday evening from 7:00 till 10:00. Come on out and enjoy some good java and a great place to relax.
December 9, 2010
I just found out that our hours have changed at Sugar's this week-end. We'll be playing from 8:00 till 11:00 BOTH NIGHTS. Sorry for the mix-up. Hope to see you there!
December 8, 2010
Hey everybody! Just a quick reminder that we will be playing at Sugar's this week-end December 10th and 11th from 9:00 till 12:00. The food is great and so is the service so come on out and let's all have a good time! Check out the calendar section for more info.
November 18, 2010
Hey gang! Two new gigs for December have been booked. One at Sugar's Rib's and the other at The Stone Cup. Check out the calendar section for more details. Have a great Thanksgiving!
November 15, 2010
We would like to thank all the folks at The Stone Cup for having the looP over to play this past Saturday evening. It was a bit chilly, but we had a great time and thanks to all of the people who braved the cold and stayed for the duration. The beverages and food were superb and we are looking forward to coming back in December. Check back for updates on our holiday show schedule coming soon.
November 7, 2010
Boy did we have fun at Sugar's this week-end! The food was excellent, the soundman & P.A. were killer, and thanks to the entire BAYLOR girls soccer team for winning the state title on Friday and for deciding to come back to Sugar's and party with us! Also many thanks to the staff for making us all feel welcome. We're already looking forward to coming back!
Now it seems the gigs are coming in bunches. This coming Saturday evening, we will be doing an acoustic show as The looP at The Stone Cup on the Northshore. The music begins at 7 P.M. and we will certainly be INSIDE! So come on out and relax with your favorite java and we'll see you there!
NOVEMBER 4, 2010
We just scored a gig at Sugar's ribs on Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga this Friday & Saturday night. Sorry for the short notice but if you can make it, the food is delicious and we'll fire up the music at 9 P.M. Hope to see you there!
October 21, 2010
Hey folks! We had a great time at the North Chatt Cat this past Saturday night eventhough it was a bit nippy. Thanks to all of you who came out to witness our first acoustic gig as The looP. We will continue to use this site to update everyone on both acoustic and full band shows so check back often!
We'll hopefully be able to do a few more outdoor gigs before the weather gets too cold. See you soon!
OCTOBER 15. 2010
We finally have a start time of 7:00 P.M. for our acoustic show at the North Chatt Cat. The weather might be a bit cool so bring a jacket or a sweater. See you there!
OCTOBER 8, 2010
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of the folks who came out to GoFest this past week-end for the Chattanooga Zoo and friends. I hear it was a bigger turn out than last year even with all the events that were happening at the same time. Thanks to the staff of the zoo for all of their hospitality and making us feel welcome. We're already looking forward to next year!
Up next, our very first acoustic performance as The looP will happen (weather permitting) at The North Chatt Cat on Saturday, October 16th. Start time will be determined soon. Come on out and enjoy the food and atmosphere of the Cat. It's one of the north shore's best little gathering places!
OCTOBER 1, 2010
Don't forget that we'll be playing at The Chattanooga Zoo (GoFest) tomorrow starting at 10 A.M. (Yikes that's early!) The fun and festivities go on until 3:00 and we'll be performing back and forth between 10 and 3. It is open to the public and the weather is supposed to be WONDERFUL so come on out and support our zoo!
September 18, 2010
Several months ago, we posted a paragraph explaining we were working on something a bit different than usual. After many months of planning and rehearsing, we are ready to present our alter-ego band "The looP". (Pool backwards. . get it?) This three piece group will consist of Dave, Michael & Nick going unplugged! We will be doing a few of the Pool tunes, but the bulk of our music with this band will be all new. Our first scheduled gig will be at The North Chatt Cat on October 16th. Hopefully the weather will co-operate (it is an outdoor gig) and we'll get to see how it's going to sound with just the three of us. We will post the details on start times as soon as we get more information. This should be a lot of fun so c'mon and hang out with us at The Cat!
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at the Incline for all the hospitality they gave us during our performances this past Labor Day week-end. Thank yous go out to all the fine folks who came to listen as well. Our next gig will be the Mayor's GoFest which benefits The Chattanooga Zoo. More details on that show will appear as October draws closer.
August 27, 2010
Don't forget we will be playing 3 shows in 3 days at the Incline in St. Elmo on Labor Day week-end September 4-6. Be sure to check the calendar section for updates on show times. We will be sharing the stage with Lumbar 5 each day so come on out for good music, good food and a good time!
July 24, 2010
We just just uploaded some new pics from Riverbend in the Photo gallery. Check 'em out!
JULY 22, 2010
We now have the dates and times for our three upcoming shows at the incline on Labor Day week-end. Check out the calendar section for the details!
JUNE 17, 2010
We've just received the first batch of Riverbend photos and they are now on the site. Check 'em out!
JUNE 15, 2010
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the folks who caught our show at Riverbend on Sunday. It was hotter than seven ovens on stage but we still had fun. Thanks for braving the "air you can wear" which is typical for this area in June. We've gotten lots of hits on our guestbook page since the show and we appreciate your thoughts and opinions. I would also like to thank Bob Payne once again for all his support over the last several months. We would never have stepped on that stage without your help and hard work! I have a feeling we might be getting pretty busy again after the 4th of July so stay in touch for further updates. We should be posting some pics from the gig soon so check out the photos page often. Rock on!
June 6, 2010
Just a reminder that we will be taking the Tennessee Lottery stage next Sunday June 13th for our Riverbend show. We start at 6:45 and should play for around an hour. The stage is close to where the old Conoco stage was but it is closer to the middle area of the festival sight. Hope to see you there!
April 22, 2010
Hey folks! We have just booked 3 days worth of performances for the St. Elmo Labor Day celebration at The Incline on September 4-6. More details on start times to follow soon. Don't forget Riverbend is not far away. We'll be on the Tennessee Lottery stage Sunday June 13th starting at 6:45. Hope to see you there!
March 28, 2010
Hey everybody! Just in case you've been wondering where we've been, We are in the process of cooking up something a little different than our usual fare. When we have a few more details, we'll spill the beans on what we've been up to and I promise you we won't be straying too far from our normal schtick. Just sort of another way of presenting our music. Stay tuned!
MARCH 4, 2010
Riverbend 2010 is a go! We have just been informed that we will be playing on the Tennessee lottery stage on Sunday June 13th at 6:45 P.M. See the calendar section of the website for more details.
February 22, 2010
We would like to thank the members of Lumbar Five for having us at The Clearstory this past Saturday. If you did not make it, you missed a lot of good bands and good food too! Stay tuned for more goings on soon!
January 19, 2010
We would like to thank all of you who came out to support the Marcia Moss benefit this past Saturday at Rhythm and Brews. It was a big success and we always enjoy playing for a good cause. Thanks to everybody at R&B for their hospitality. Thanks to The Beaters, Overland, The Sterchi Bros. band and Musical Moose for lending their time and talents as well. We will start working on a couple of new projects for 2010 in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details.
January 13, 2010
We just want to say a big thank you to all of the fine folks that attended the SHA convention party this past Friday evening. You sure know how to throw a party! Kudos to the staff at Amelia Island Plantation for making our stay such an enjoyable and relaxing one despite the freezing temps. We hope everybody can come on out to Rhythm & Brews on the 16th and support the Marcia Moss benefit show. Check the calendar section of the website for more details.
January 2, 2010
Hey everybody! Hope you all had a great New Year celebration. We have been asked to play a benefit show for Marcia Moss formerly of The Brass Register. The show is scheduled for Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at Rhythm & Brews. Marcia was very kind to us when we first began playing as The Pool back in the late 80's/early 90's. When no one else wanted to take a chance on booking an "unknown" local band, she had us play there many times. The music begins at 6:00 and we will kick things off and play for about an hour. The Beaters, Overland, and Musical Moose will also perform so come on out and let's show Marcia how much we all love her!
November 1, 2009
Hey Gang! Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at any of the three shows we did this past week-end. The Bud's show was a lot of fun and we would like to say a personal thank you to Kim who ran our sound at the Miller Plaza gig and our Gofest show back in October. The halloween bash in North Chatt was great too and we extend our thanks to everyone who was involved in putting it together as well.
Don't forget the Holidays are just around the corner. If you are thinking about booking live entertainment for Christmas parties, New Years or whatever, we have some open dates available but their going fast. Just go to the booking section of our website for contact information and we will respond right away!
OCTOBER 4, 2009
We just wanted to thank all of you who made it to the GoFest this past week-end. The weather was perfect for an outdoor show and we made a lot of new friends! Thanks to all of the Chattanooga Zoo folks and the City of Chattanooga people for making it such a fun day.
Next up is our gig at Bud's sports bar on October 30th. Come on out and join us!
We have just received the news that our original drummer, Mr. Dave Olson, has passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer. We were hoping that Dave would have been able to join us for our 20th anniversary show coming up later this year. We have not seen Dave in many years, but we want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends and to all the folks around here who remember him.
Michael, Nick, Dave, & Jay