NEW YEAR’S EVE!!! with ROBIN PLUER, JULI WOOD, and CHRIS HANSON Come and enjoy a leisurely casual New Year’s Eve hanging out with friends and friendly strangers at the Carpe, continuing the hygge of this past month here. This will be a food/music package deal, and it’ll be a great and fun night of music with this trio.

Reservations as soon as possible are strongly encouraged so that we can prepare the proper amount of food. Doors open at 6:30, we’ll be serving dinner from 7:00 on. Music will start after 9:30.

The food: We will be serving delicious cajun shepherd’s pie (basically Paul Prudhomme’s recipe of a really nicely seasoned meatloaf topped with mashed potatoes and julienned vegetables so that it resembles Carmen Miranda but without the excessive heat) served with a green salad. Those with any special food issues should notify us when placing reservations, and we will do our best to accommodate. A dessert course will be served during the set break.

ROBIN PLUER is an amazing chanteuse, a sultry diva with pizzazz and jazzy style- a multi-faceted songstress who elegantly but playfully delivers a mélange of vintage French ballads with a distinctive twist, as well as some R & B gems and non-French ballads. She was a member of the R&B Cadets and Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans.

Joining her will be saxophonist (and singer) JULI WOOD (also once of the R&B Cadets) and guitarist CHRIS HANSON.

“Last year’s treat was Juli Wood, a gutsy tenor and baritone saxophonist who also sings with the earthy gusto of an R&B diva filtered through a hard bop sensibility.” Jazz Times

Robin Pluer – Ms. Pluer is a perennial WAMI Award winner as well as the Shepherd Express’ Best Female Vocalist. She has composed and performed music with Paul Cebar and John Sieger. With Juli Wood, Connie Grauer and Kim Zick (Mrs.Fun) she created The Rhythm Club to perform an eclectic array of jazz, pop, R&B and French songs. Robin collaborated with Peter Buffett, recording a song for his album, Songs from an East Side Attic. Robin combines vintage French chansons from the 20s, 30s and 40s with contemporary songs which she performs each year at Bastille Days in Milwaukee.

Chris Hanson – If you’ve ever watched TV you’ve heard Chris’s music. Chris has been a Producer/Composer for TV and Film for the past 20 years, including Sex And The City, 20/20, The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives. Chris has been tearing up guitar riffs for 35 years with Wisconsin’s best.

Should you want to come just for the show, the ticket price of $25 will include choice of either a drink or the dessert offering.


We will be strolling leisurely into the new year, with no musical events planned for this first weekend.