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Published: Thursday, 11/10/2011

Scene: The Blue Kazoo

The Blue Kazoo. The Blue Kazoo.

Lineup: John Pickle, guitar, vocals, harmonica, kazoo, songwriter, endless joker, founder, and head goof ball entertainer; Dave Murnen, percussion, washboard, vocals, kazoo, cartoon voice-over imitations; and Callie Jo Smith (CeCe Bassgirl), bass, vocals, kazoo, room-warming smile.

Year formed: 2000

Sounds a little like: Credence Clearwater Revival

Influences: The Beatles, The Coasters, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffett.

Favorite local venue: The Claddagh Irish Pub

Upcoming events: Nov. 19 Christmas kickoff in downtown Grand Rapids 11 a.m. to 1 p.m; Dec. 3 at The Claddagh Irish Pub from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Any recordings: People have been asking for a while and we are working on our first album, but to really experience The Blue Kazoo is to see them live. The audience makes the show and it's a band you must experience.

Web site: thebluekazoo.com

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