It’s nice work if you can get it! The ladies of Phat Strad were very excited to pack their instruments AND their swimsuits and hop on a plane to the beautiful island of Maui, HI. This exciting destination wasn’t just a getaway – the girls were honored to be chosen as the gala dinner entertainment for the Hyundai PGA Tournament of Champions, held at the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua. There, Phat Strad began the night with some mellow background music and gradually transitioned to an exciting rock n’ roll finale, providing the perfect lead-in to the night’s guest-of-honor entertainer, Kelly Clarkson. We had so much fun playing for some of the world’s top golfers, and soaking up the sun, sand, and surf was a spectacular way to spend our downtime, too! We can’t wait to go back!
It was a dark and windy night in April when Phat Strad took the stage at the M Resort Las Vegas for a Moroccan-themed party, but nonetheless the girls livened up the night with fiery solos and some good old-fashioned rock and roll! Playing to a crowd of hundreds gathered around the M Resort’s outdoor pool area, the electric strings grabbed the crowd’s attention, even those hanging around the farthest tents and torches. Playing as a sextet and accompanied by percussionists, Phat Strad’s major stage presence turned a cold dark night into a party where everyone was singing along. Peace, love, and Moroccan-roll!
Isn’t it great when work unexpectedly brings you a vacation? This past June, eight rockin’ girls comprising the Phat Strad double string quartet got their electric instruments through customs to play in beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The gig included playing several events for executive personnel of Canada’s Keg Steakhouse & Bar, in resort locations and on a carefully constructed stage in the middle of the mountains. And, much to everyone’s delight, there was enough time before the shows to sit by the beach and spend some pesos on fantastic seafood. ¡Muy bueno!