(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Once again the holiday-funk spectacular Holidelic – the brainchild of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley – will usher in the holiday season at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29, at 9pm. Part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show, the Yuletide-themed event features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of Tchaikovsky, “Frosty the Snowman,” “Little Drummer Boy” and the like.
With Holidelic, Everett Bradley puts a fresh spin on holiday cheer, through lively holiday party tunes, outrageous costumes, and a theatrical stage show worthy of George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic. There’ll be no “Silent Night” when Holidelic reinvigorates the season, prompting concertgoers to shake their holiday booties to Sly Stone-style funk ‘n’ roll. Ho-ho-ho.
The theme of this year’s show is “Sugar Daddy,” so you can only imagine how sweet it will be when Bradley and his 12-piece outfit take the stage at Helsinki and drop the bass while lifting your spirits.
“We’re calling this year’s show Sugar Daddy because our sound is Holi-deliciously sweet enough to keep the confectionary funk flowing in your ear hole,” says Bradley, the musical director / band leader for The Meredith Vieira Show, the new NBC daytime talk show. “Papadelic is owning his title of the ghetto fabulous father of Fa la la funk and is unabashedly pimping some new grooves, new threads, and ear candy for all walks of life that have a sweet tooth Holidelic.”
Everett Bradley — aka Papadelic — was the first American to perform with and direct the British percussion sensation “STOMP.” He was also the co-writer, co-arranger, Theatre World Award winner and star of the hit musical, “SWING,” which won a Tony Award and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Broadway Cast Recording. Bradley has toured and recorded with giants like Bobby McFerrin, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bowie, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. He is currently a member of the cast of the Broadway musical, “After Midnight,” which celebrates the glamor and exuberance of Harlem’s Golden Age.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.