TecumsehCommonsBrokenChainMerolaSummer Nights Series

Broken Chain In Concert July 11

Featuring The Martindale Sisters

(Purchase Tickets On-Line Here)

Sisters, Angie and Jenny Martindale grew up with music in their blood influenced by their dad singer/songwriter Tom Martindale, who has played music for nearly 40 years.  The band name Broken Chain is sadly inspired by the loss of Angie and Jenny’s little brother who passed away in December of 2012 at the age of 29.  Angie began pouring her heart and soul into writing songs in her garage and feel they needed to be heard.  Get ready, because the coming out party is set for Saturday evening, July 11th here at the Tecumseh Commons.

Broken Chain plays a variety of music ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Miranda Lambert, Tonic, Matchbox 20, Cheap Trick to Imagine Dragons, 4 Non Blondes and Adele.  They also sneak into each set one or two heartfelt originals written by Angie.  The amazing chemistry of this band is like no other.  Each band member is married with families that always come first.  It is a challenge sometimes to make time for practice – but when they do……they work hard……with lots of laughs in between songs.

Aaron Elekes , a long time family friend of the Martindale’s joins the sisters.  He previously played alongside Tom Martindale in “Martindale and Friends” with Angie and Jenny as backup vocals.  They had talked about getting something started together musically over the years, and now that time has come.  In 2013, Aaron briefly played with band Mend the Broken with Chris Phelps and Jerry Love.  Mend the Broken decided to take some time off.   That is where this fivesome began.  Ironically, Chris Phelps was the drummer in Angie’s first band.  With 15 years slipping by, they picked up right where they left off. The first few gigs consisted of an acoustic show with no bass and Chris playing congas and bongos.  A few people – including Tom Martindale – insisted they needed a bass player.  It was an easy decision to ask Jerry Love – who had played beside Chris Phelps for almost ten years.  After a couple gigs with Jerry, it was evident they needed Chris to bring his full kit of drums out.

Show starts at 8:00 pm, with doors opening at 7:30pm.   The show is being  video recorded professionally.  Cold beer and light snacks will be available for purchase.  Click here to purchase tickets online, or purchase at Hannah Furniture, Newlon Tire and Dodson’s On Broadway.  Tickets will be $15 at the door.

Shawnee is located at the intersections of State Routes 93 and 155 in southern Perry County.  The Commons is located at 116 West Main Street, Shawnee, 43782.  All proceeds from the concert benefit the operation and restoration of the Tecumseh Theater.  Tours of the main opera house are available before the concert.