Presented by Family Life, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra (DMHO) will perform on Friday, Feb. 25, at The Struthers Library Theater-taking the best of classic big band music and combining it with a more modern edge for a familiar yet fresh sound.
Starting at 7 p.m., the concert is part of DMHO's nationwide "Live Your Love" 2011 Tour. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Special "Artist Circle" tickets also are available for $19.50. Order tickets online at www.fln.org/tickets, or by phone at 800-927-9083. The Struthers Library Theater is located on 302 W. Third Ave. in Warren.
While DMHO has been compared to many different groups, its music defies a genre. Silky smooth vocals combine with a wall of sound that calls up images of old school R&B and modern day Soul. What comes through is a contemporary pop sensibility with a nod to the great horn bands of the past. The 12-member band has evolved and explored many different musical avenues from Swing to Rockabilly, from Jazz to Latin. But one thing that has remained unchanged is an unswerving devotion to Jesus Christ, which is transparent in its music.
"Having a career in the music business comes and goes," band leader Denver Bierman says. "The hope we find in our faith is for an eternity."
For more than 10 years, the band has produced seven albums and two live-show DVDs, performed all over the world, appeared at events from Billy Graham Crusades to the Olympics, and made the finale of The Next Great American Band on Fox. DMHO has toured with chart-topping artists like Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant and Avalon. Members of the band have played for such artists as Donna Summer, Dan Akroyd, Tower of Power, Guy Lombardo, Ralph Carmichael, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery and Debby Boone, among others.