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Matt Walch brings Big Band Sound on April 15

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016

The cocktail music sound made famous by singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Buble’ will fill Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center on Friday, April 15 with the return of Big Band singer Matt Walch.  The event will raise funds for the Huntington County Free Health Clinic.

Walch has performed at venues from New York, Chicago, Boston and Detroit to Martha’s Vineyard, Scottsdale, Arizona and Palm Springs, California.  He has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and opened for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Walch has been named “Best Big Band Singer” numerous times by talent service Gigmasters since 2008.

“Matt is great,” said Buddy Morrow of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. “I’ve heard him with my group … whatever you need, he has it!”

Besides Sinatra, Bennett and Buble,’ Walch also pays tribute to the music of legends like Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis and Tony Bennett.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with Matt Walch taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Food provided by 1024 Catering will be available for purchase, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets for the event are $10 each and may be purchased using PayPal on the venue’s website,, or by phone at (260) 483-3508.

The Huntington Free Health Clinic provides area low income residents with a variety of health services including medications, blood screenings and dental care. They provide service every Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the former Family Practice Associates medical building at 1255 Engle Street, on the south side of Huntington. The facility sees about thirty patients per week.

The next show at the Cottage Event Center will be the return of popular comedy duo Larry Bower and Scott Nedberg, on May 20. The show will feature Vaudeville style comedy including a re-enactment of Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s on First?” plus music provided by former Bearcreek Farms’ singer Vickie Kibellus. Proceeds will benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry.