Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Swing Into Spring Polka Blast at SunnyBrook

The Eddie Forman Orchestra

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by SunnyBrook Ballroom:

The Eddie Forman Orchestra will headline the Historic SunnyBrook Ballroom’s May 3 "Swing into Spring Polka Blast."

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The fun runs from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Advance tickets cost $20, or $25 on the day of Blast. Children 15 and under are free. Tickets are available online at

The Eddie Forman Orchestra has received numerous awards in recognition of promoting polka music and culture. Eddie was inducted in the International Polka Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band, composed of a very diverse group of musicians, has an expanded repertoire of music.

They have performed over the years at many venues throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, California and Florida. They have been featured on several cruises to the Caribbean Islands and Bermuda. 

The Boys
The band's enthusiasm, their love for the music they perform, their versatility, ability to embrace a wide range of styles, and their dedication to strong, lively performances make the E.F.O. an enduring success.

In 2010, Polka Hall of Famers Mike Matousek and Frank Liszka, along with former band mates Al Puwalski and Jeff Yash, reunited and added the talents of polka veterans Mike Evan and David Morris to form The Boys. The original band was founded in 1980 and played their signature style of polka music until the group disbanded in 1990. 

 The Boys had recorded five albums, received regional and national honors including the United States Polka Association's "1989 Favorite Band" and "1989 Favorite Album" awards, appeared in a major motion picture, and established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the polka industry.

Their "A New Day" CD won the Polka America Corporation's PACE Award for "Favorite Polish CD" of 2011 and the International Polka Association's "2011 Favorite CD/Album.” The Boys' hit song "In My Old Polish Town" also won the PACE Award tor "2011 Favorite Original Song."

Additionally, Pottstown’s own O'Such Rhythm and Music Band will perform.

There will also be a variety of Polish food available for purchase punctuating the high-energy ethnic heritage of the dance.

The event is a part of SunnyBrook’s Heritage along with an Autumn Polka event on Nov. 15.

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