This Valentine’s Day, why not got completely overboard? A Twin Cities Icon? A legendary gritty venue? Song from a cheesy 80s movie? I’m sure there will be street vendors with frozen roses and you can get some chocolate from First Avenue’s romantic vending machine. There! It’s the perfect Valentine’s date. So be at First Ave on when Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis as Heart Bones perform songs from “Dirty Dancing”. Some tickets are still available HERE
Heart Bones is a collaboration between Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog/Sweet Spirit). The two became friends while touring together in 2016. They recognized a kindred quality of over-the-top showmanship, and their new project became inevitable.
Throughout 2018 the duo have been alternating visits to each other’s hometowns of Minneapolis and Austin to co-write original material. Inspired by their favorite classic duos such as Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood, Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin, Sonny & Cher, and Sam & Dave, their influences have spanned everything from doo wop, classic duets, musical theater, electro dance, and melancholy pop.
As Heart Bones developed their catalog, the Dirty Dancing soundtrack was on high rotation, and they rediscovered what a masterpiece it is. Call it fantasy. Call it obsession, but soon the two imagined themselves performing a live tour of classics such as “Hungry Eyes”, “Be My Baby”, and “Love Is Strange”. The dream becomes a reality November 2018. The duo embarks on a national tour of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack while introducing original Heart Bones material. The shows will feature a six-piece backing band because, fuck it, go big or go home.
Let’s… Have… The time of our lives