Please join us in the lounge, enjoy an appetizer, dinner or simply relax with your favorite beverage and listen to the music of our talented piano players. Please join our email list (see the "contact us" link) to be notified when special entertainment is scheduled and for other Oysters Too updates.
Fridays and Saturdays - Ken Badger (6:30 - 9:30)
ABOUT OUR PLAYERS
A composer from under the name of Ken Leray he composed two number one chart hits in England and , was awarded a British Grammy and wrote music for the children’s TV show Doctor Snuggles, which was narrated by Peter Ustinov and shown worldwide.
His songs have been recorded by orchestras and featured in movies. While in two of Ken's songs were recorded by Eddy Arnold. His songs have been awarded two gold records, (one is lost somewhere in a Paris basement – long story!)
Ken had a humorous encounter with two quite famous musicians he'd rather have avoided the evening he received his British Grammy, see if you can pry the details out of him.
Playing jazz piano is a favorite hobby and his trio often gives "JAZZ with FUN" concerts. Ken lives here on with his family in .
Bill Landolfi has been a summer regular at Oysters Too for many years. He studied with the eminent Sascha Gorodnitski at the Julliard School, and that background allows him to blend a satisfying mixture of classical, popular and jazz standards. His repertoire includes many favorites from the 30's right up to the present. Bill and his wife Marisa Sieiro, who also studied at Julliard with Mr. Gorodnatski, live in Falmouth during the summer, but maintain a very busy professional schedule for the remainder of the year in New York. They are the directors of the Sieiro-Landolfi Piano Studio which has trained many fine young pianists. Bill performs regularly at concerts and parties in the New York area.
Sid, at the age of four was forced by his mother, of blessed memory, to take piano lessons. This turned out to be six or so years of torturesome futility for all concerned, but mostly for his teachers, who just seemed to come and go. At age 11, mercifully, Sid switched to the trumpet. Lessons and practice were looked forward to. Teachers included the late John Coffey of Barnstable, Carmine Caruso of NY, and a few lessons at Berklee College of Music. As a young trumpet player Sid had the opportunity to meet two legends of the trumpet, Louis Armstrong and Al Hirt. Miraculously graduating from high school, Sid went on to earn degrees in Music and Psychology from Lowell State College (U Mass Lowell). For a number of years he worked as a trumpet player with show bands, as well as society orchestras in the Boston area.
After settling on the Cape and spending the first 15 years begging for jobs as a trumpet player, Sid decided it might be easier to work as a piano player. Coincidentally, he discovered that it was much easier to balance a cocktail on a piano rather than on a trumpet. Once again the torturesome piano practice began, but this time it was just his Golden Retrievers who had to bear the brunt of it, and also, it had become less torturesome. The saga continues as Sid pursues an Advanced Music Degree at the Cape Cod School of Musical Hard Knocks.
Sid can be found around the Cape and Plymouth area happily playing piano and occasionally playing piano and trumpet together. Please feel free to ask for your favorite songs.