Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oracle at Whispers Restaurant Friday, March 30th! Reserve Your Table NOW!!!

Are you ready to PARTY???  Are you ready to hit the floor & dance to the best dance music written over the course of the last 50 years?  Well get ready, 'cause Oracle is heading for Whispers this coming Friday and just about everyone in Anne Arundel County will be there!

Whether your tastes run towards Motown, classic rock, country, or the latest Top 40, there will be something for everyone Friday night.  The show starts at 9:00 and goes all the way up to 1:00 in the morning!

Whispers is like the Oracle Band's home base, and each performance there is usually full, so we highly recommend that folks wishing to join us call Whispers at 410-768-3900 well in advance to reserve your seats.  Calling the day of the show may be too late, although the management & staff at Whispers do everything they possibly can to accommodate everyone.

Mark your calendars...Oracle is slated to perform at Whispers Restaurant the last Friday of each month through October.

Want to see what a night at Whispers is like?  Check out the following video...

Directions to Whispers Restaurant

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What a special night!

Oracle returned to Perry's Restaurant in Odenton Maryland on March 25th.  It was our first performance there for the year.  Perry's was one of the primary places where Oracle established a name for itself, so it was kind of like "old home" week.  We have been performing there for over a decade now.  Although we don't all fit on the stage anymore, our returns to Perry's are filled with lots of fun and always a few surprises.  It was so much fun to see so many familiar faces that have been coming to see us perform there for the past decade.

One of those faces in particular was even MORE special.  Jean Guercio has been coming to our performances at Perry's almost since our first one.  On this occasion we were celebrating her eightieth birthday, and she was out on that dance floor just having a great time!

Another group of familiar faces also stood out to our trumpet player / sound man Steve.  A table of his classmates from Northwestern HS came out to dance and party with us.  Back in 2008 Perry's served as the official site of the Class of 1973's 35th reunion.

And then there were our Oracle Family regulars.  You guys that come to almost every show and keep us energized on stage. 

With Steve set up out in the room as a sound man should, he was having a ball interacting with everyone there.  He doesn't get to wander that much normally as it's kind of hard for him to leave the stage.  This particular weekend probably set a record for the number of photos taken OF him.  He's usually the one TAKING the photos!

We've edited the best of the photos taken Friday night and you can see all of them right here by clicking the <PLAY> button.  We also have them posted to our FaceBook Page where you can add you comments and tag yourselves and your friends. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Oracle Returns to Perry's Restaurant this Friday!!!

This coming Friday, March 23rd Oracle will be returning to Perry's Restaurant for our first performance there for 2012.

Perry's Restaurant is near and dear to our hearts as it is one of the first venues that started to book Oracle way back in our infancy.  They took a chance with us, and here we are twelve years later packing the place to standing room only.

Of course a lot has changed over those 12 years.  Whereas we were a 3 piece band all guitar band back then, today we are a six piece band where we don't even all fit onto the stage. doesn't matter, we still look forward to these appearances and enjoy every minute performing.  We do a fair amount of reminiscing as well!

The show starts at 9:00 and we play until 1:00 in the morning.  Best of all, there is absolutely NO COVER CHARGE!!!

Perry's Restaurant is very easy to get to.  Centrally located in the heart of Odenton Maryland, it is only 10 minutes from I-95, very close to Laurel and Fort Meade.  Heck, now that the ICC is open, you can be there in 50 minutes even from Montgomery County!

Directions to Perry's Restaurant & Lounge

If you want to sit we'd urge you to get there early, or at least have one person get there early to stake out a table.  The food is really good, particularly if you have a liking for Greek fare!  They have an entire page of Greek menu items, including Gyros, Souvlaki, some delicious lamb entrees, and of course don't forget the Baklava!  Their seafood and steaks are excellent as well.

Want to see what an evening at Perry's is like?  Here's a little video clip from October of last year.  As you can see the dance floor is rocking and everyone is having a great time.  Hope you can come out to make this Friday another memorable experience!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Photos from Chocolate Ball 2012 - Kossiakoff Center

The 2012 Chocolate Ball, a benefit to support the Arc of Howard County, was held on Saturday, March 3rd at the Kossiakoff Center on the campus of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.

2012 marked the 7th straight year that Oracle has been invited to perform for this very worthwhile Black-Tie event that typically sells out the moment tickets become available.

From the unbelievable confections to the fabulous food, right down to the $15,000 diamond hidden in one of the door prizes, everything was simply perfect.  It takes an enormous amount of effort to put on an event like this and we salute the folks at the Arc for their dedication and hard work.  It clearly paid off.

So, without further ado, we present here the photos from the 2012 Chocolate Ball.  We hope you enjoy, and we'll be seeing you all again next year!!!