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A Sneak Peek of The 2024-25 Live At The Temple Series

2024-25 Live At The Temple

Get ready for the 2024-25 Live At The Temple Series by watching DMPA’s favorite online performances. This year, five captivating artists span a diverse range of genres and styles. 

Kicking off the series, Socks in the Frying Pan brings their high-energy Irish folk tunes. Then, rock icon Matthew Sweet will take the stage with his signature blend of melodic rock. The vibrant sounds of Groupo Bella will electrify with their Latin fusion rhythms, followed by the sophisticated jazz stylings of Judy Carmichael. Finally, the series concludes with the soulful and innovative melodies of Chelsey Green & The Green Project.

They sound amazing online, and they’ll be even more electric in person!

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Socks in The Frying Pan | September 22, 2024

Socks in the Frying Pan, a multi-award-winning trio from Ennis, County Clare, Ireland—the mecca of Irish traditional music—was formed in 2014. Forged together by a fire of pure joy and passion for their art, the band comprises Aodan Coyne on guitar and lead vocals, Shane Hayes on accordion, and younger brother Fiachra Hayes on fiddle. 

Their ‘Socks Sound’ combines virtuosic musicianship with a burning passion for the music and tradition, pitch-perfect harmonies, and a big splash of quick wit and banter. Their electrifying performances and on-stage charm have established them as the kingpins on the Irish Traditional Music scene today.

They have toured extensively, capturing hearts in 46 US states, dozens of countries, and every continent, showcasing at renowned festivals such as the Walnut Valley Festival in Kansas, Electric Picnic in Ireland, Tønder Festival in Denmark, and the world-famous New Orleans Jazz Festival. 

To date, Socks in the Frying Pan have released three studio albums, each adding to their list of accolades including ‘Best New Band‘, ‘Best Live Band‘, ‘Album of the Year‘, and ‘Best Live Performance of the Year‘. Their latest release, Raw & Ríl, recorded live at Glór Theatre, was immediately awarded ‘Best Live Album‘

Matthew Sweet | October 1, 2024

Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the power pop revival, a genre which adhered to traditional song craft, yet subverted the form by adding noisy punk guitar and flourishes of country rock. Throughout his decades-long career, he continues to solidify his reputation as the premier alternative pop singer/songwriter, now with more than 20 albums to his credit, including the classics “Girlfriend” and “100% Fun.”

This seasoned singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, is currently in the midst of a personal musical renaissance that's seen him produce some of the most compelling and ambitious music of his three-decade career. That description applies to Tomorrow's Daughter, on which such instantly memorable new tunes as "Belong," "Run Away," "Lady Frankenstein" and "Out of My Misery" demonstrate his uncanny ability to tap into a bottomless well of pop history to craft music that's effortlessly catchy yet deeply personal.  

Experience this one-of-kind intimate concert, as Sweet performs his iconic hits, shares work from his newest endeavors, and tells stories from his colorful musical journey.

Sweet appears in Des Moines prior to his international “Underneath Experience Tour” with 90’s pop sensation Hanson.

Grupo Bella | October 24, 2024

Formed in the summer of 2011, Grupo Bella is a multi-faceted ensemble from the Los Angeles area. Grupo Bella is quickly becoming known for their excellent musicianship and diverse repertoire. With their use of traditional Mariachi instrumentation, they have their roots in the Mariachi genre, while also spanning the music of many different cultures, decades, and various Latin American and American styles. 

Together, they create a powerful musical force that performs throughout Southern California, the United states, and Mexico where they have performed and headlined at a variety of venues; from private events, television shows, festivals, and public performances. Some of their greatest honors include performing for the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington, D. C., the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA. and the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Jalisco. 

Judy Carmichael | January 31, 2025

Grammy nominated pianist/vocalist, Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride and swing piano. Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride," acknowledging the command with which she plays this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style. Judy’s vocal debut on her CD "Come and Get It" features her singing everything from Peggy Lee inspired standards, to humorous takes on Fats Waller tunes. Her first all-vocal CD "I Love Being Here With You Followed", which is also her first with someone else playing piano, in this case the great Mike Renzi (who was music director for Mel, Tormé. Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and Sesame Street) with Harry Allen on sax and Jay Leonhart on bass.

Judy has taken this infectious style of music and her equally infectious personality everywhere from posh nightclubs in Paris and Melbourne to Carnegie Hall and a Rio concert for ten thousand Brazilians; from Arundel Castle (where she opened for Leslie Garrett and the London Philharmonic) to Castle Fraser for the National Trust of Scotland at the behest of longtime fan, Sir Cameron Mackintosh. 

Chelsey Green and the Green Project | April 10, 2025

Described as “passionate, electrifying, and innovative,” international, Billboard-charting recording artists, Chelsey Green and The Green Project, break down stereotypes of traditional string playing. By fusing traditional classical technique with popular songs and original pieces in various genres – including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and more – The Green Project brings vibrant violin, viola and rich vocals to audiences in a whole new way. 

The Green Project has toured around the world and performed many prestigious venues and events including the Strathmore Music Center, the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, BET Honors Awards Dinner, Capital Jazz SuperCruise, The John F. Kennedy Center, Port-Au-Prince International Jazz Festival, The Citadel in Cairo, Kuwait National Opera House, Bahrain Spring of Culture Festival, Boise State University and more! 

Additionally, Chelsey Green and The Green Project have been honored to have feature debut performances of their original music and arrangements with several internationally acclaimed and award-winning professional ensembles including the US Air Force Band, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George's Philharmonic and more! 

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