Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oracle Returns to Whispers This Friday

Earthquales?  Hurricanes?  It's gonna take a lot more than that to keep Oracle and our party crowd away from Whispers Restaurant and Lounge this Friday!  We'll show Mother Nature some shakin when everyone Shake Shake Shake's their Booties on the dance floor!

The band will be kicking off the music starting at 9:00 and we'll be playing through until 1:00 in the morning!

The food is excellent at Whispers, so you can come early for dinner then stay late to party the night away.

Do you or someone you know have a special occasion coming up?  Birthday? Anniversary? Promotion? Bridal Shower?  Whispers is PERFECT for occasions such as this.  They have lots of space and plenty of long tables to accommodate larger groups.  Plus, we'll make sure to acknowledge the event properly.  It's like hiring a band for your party and getting them for FREE!

Reservations are definitely recommended.  They want to make sure that everyone that wants a seat HAS a seat, and will roll out extra tables if necessary, as long as they have advance notice of how many are coming.  Also, there's nothing more frustrating than to arrive early and be seated in the back because all the front seats are reserved!  Call 410-768-3900 to make a reservation.

Whispers is really easy to get to.  It's located near the intersection of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd and Mountain Road in Glen Burnie.  (It's in the shopping center behind the McDonalds on the corner).  Whispers is only 5 minutes off Route 100, and that's if you hit the lights wrong!

Directions to Whispers Restaurant & Lounge

 C U There!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

La Fontaine Bleue Crab Feast a smash success

Wow...what a great time!  We didn't know how many people we could expect at the big crab feast at La Fontaine Bleue last Friday, but we sure found out in a hurry as we walked in the room and saw it set for almost a full house!

Even more satisfying was seeing that fully 70% of the crowd that was there were Oracle "family" members...our fans!  You guys came through BIG TIME!

Our friends Judy and Millie were celebrating their birthdays with us.  These two are such good friends of the band and each other it's only right that we get to celebrate with both of them at the same time!  We're not really sure if they are Frick and Frack or Abbott & Costello, but they are funny and fun to be around, and we're glad they are our friends!!!

We had another very big celebration going on this particular Friday as well.  Our good friend Jean was actually with us on her WEDDING DAY!!!  How cool is that? We've known Jean almost since our very first performances at Perry's Restaurant, and now that she and Frank are together we're thrilled that she has found her soulmate.

We'd like to extend our best wishes to Jean and Frank for a very long and happy life together!!!

Our good friends Larry and Linda from the band Retrospect came out to catch the show as well.  Oracle trumpet player Steve Kimbell has known them both since playing in the pit orchestra back in the 70s at the old Harlequin Dinner Theater in Rockville.  Not only did they come out to enjoy the crustaceans, but they also brought along their HD Video cameras and captured some really good video footage of the band. 

An example may be seen in the previous blog entry on this page.  Heck, even their friend was shooting stills of the band while Larry & Linda were running the video cameras!  Many of the photos you'll see in the photo gallery were their handiwork.  We can't thank you all enough!

New Oracle Band Video!!! Devil Went Down To Georgia

We were thrilled to have some very good friends stop by the Crab Feast last Friday to spend some time with us.  Our friends Larry & Linda of the band Retrospect came out to catch the band for the first time at a real performance.

What made things even cooler was that they brought along some really great video gear and videotaped a good portion of the show, and then went one step further and mixed down "Devil Went Down To Georgia" into a fantastic demo videotape!

We'd love to hear your comments!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Crab Feast at La Fontaine Bleue! It's Party Time!

On Friday, August 12th crab lovers from around the area will converge on La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie Maryland for a Crab Feast and party that folks will not want to miss. 

Crab feasts are a tradition in Maryland, and everyone who loves crustaceans really should attend at least one every summer, & some attend at least one every WEEK!!!  Steamed to perfection, seasoned with the the only spice true Marylanders would consider, Old Bay.

Trivia Moment - Did you know that Old Bay was actually created right here in Maryland over 70 years ago?  It originally sold by the name "Delicious Brand Shrimp and Crab Seasoning".  The name didn't stick, and it was soon replaced by a new name, derived from a steamship that plied the waters of the Chesapeake on a regular basis.  Old Bay was officially born.

The talented caterers at La Fontaine Bleue know how to do crabs right, and believe us when we say that you are in for a treat as the Old Bay will be applied to the best crabs in the area, perfectly prepared!
If you're one that is not into crabs, don't worry...there's plenty on the all-you-can-eat menu for you as well.  Check out this menu:

    • Maryland Crab Soup
      Traditional vegetable crab soup, with diced vegetables, blended with vine ripened tomatoes and herbs, served piping hot with crackers
    • Steamed Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs
      Selected Maryland crabs, steamed the traditional way with Old Bay seasoning
    • Baltimore Style Pit-Roasted Beef
      (Automatic slice the "Old Fashion Way" by our chefs)
      A Baltimore favorite, top round of beef slowly roasted over an open flame, shaved and piled high, accompanied by BBQ sauce, sliced onions, horseradish, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and assorted breads
    • Delmarva Rotisserie Chicken
      Slowly roasted farm raised Delmarva chicken, drenched in fine herbs and slowly roasted until golden brown
    • Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue
      Shredded pork simmered in a special bar-b-que sauce with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes, served with soft rolls
    • Baked Beef & Beans
      Delicious baked beans, simmered with molasses, ketchup, sautéed onions, ground beef and brown sugar
    • Homemade Potato Salad and Creamy Cole Slaw
    • Assorted Sweets
    • Cash bar for hard liquors available

Once you're done chowing down on these crustaceans, everyone will hit the dance floor as we party the night away until they kick us out at midnight.

We've got lots of new material to introduce you to, both old and current. 

Tickets for this event are on sale now at La Fontaine Bleue, and are $35.  Give them a call at (410) 760-4115 or Toll Free at (877) 778-6863.  Don't delay, this event will more than likely sell out!