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The Strip down is a musical duet based in Cottonwood AZ.
The band members, Dayna Soria-vocals and Richard Wawiernia (aka Art Gecko)-guitar and vocals are a couple that met in 2018, but their musical collaboration didn’t begin until 2020, during the early stages of the COVID pandemic.
 Art, an art instructor at Yavapai College, is the bassist in the band Latex Johnny. He has been playing guitar since he was a young boy. 
Dayna, began singing as a young child and continued throughout early adulthood in church and school choirs, performing solos, in ensembles and music troupes.
When the pandemic hit, due to Art’s band gigs being canceled, and quarantine, the two decided to combine their talents, and so the Strip Down was formed.
Their music consists of covers from music spanning the 60’s through into the 2000’s and includes music from the likes of: Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Barenaked Ladies, Tracey Chapman, Neil Young, Elton John and more.
Their name stems from their objective; which is to take a song, complicated or simple, ‘strip it down’ and rearrange it into a cohesive sound without losing the integrity of the original song.
You can catch their performances at various venues in the Verde Valley, such as Alcantara Vineyards, Belfry Brewery, Tantrum Wines, and other fine establishments.
Find them on their Facebook page at facebook.com/stripdownduo and follow for all upcoming events. They are available for any gatherings, public and private.
For booking information, contact them at theStripdownmusic@gmail.com

The Strip down is a musical duet based in Cottonwood AZ. The band members, Dayna Soria-vocals and Richard Wawiernia (aka Art Gecko)-guitar and vocals are a couple that met in 2018, but their musical collaboration didn’t begin until 2020, during the early stages of the COVID pandemic. Art, an art instructor at Yavapai College, is the bassist in the band Latex Johnny. He has been playing guitar since he was a young boy. Dayna, began singing as a young child and continued throughout early adulthood in church and school choirs, performing solos, in ensembles and music troupes. When the pandemic hit, due to Art’s band gigs being canceled, and quarantine, the two decided to combine their talents, and so the Strip Down was formed. Their music consists of covers from music spanning the 60’s through into the 2000’s and includes music from the likes of: Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Barenaked Ladies, Tracey Chapman, Neil Young, Elton John and more. Their name stems from their objective; which is to take a song, complicated or simple, ‘strip it down’ and rearrange it into a cohesive sound without losing the integrity of the original song. You can catch their performances at various venues in the Verde Valley, such as Alcantara Vineyards, Belfry Brewery, Tantrum Wines, and other fine establishments. Find them on their Facebook page at facebook.com/stripdownduo and follow for all upcoming events. They are available for any gatherings, public and private. For booking information, contact them at theStripdownmusic@gmail.com


Originally Published: August 10, 2022 midnight

10-12 Lounge

910 Main St., Clarkdale

928-639-0800

1012Lounge.com

Thurs 8/11 5pm - Verde River Station

Sat 8/13 2pm - Big Daddy D & Dynamites

Sun 8/14 2pm - Combo Deluxe

Tues 8/16 5pm - Sir Mighty


Main Stage

1 S Main St, Cottonwood

929-202-3460

mainstageaz.com

Sun 8/7 Closed

Mon 8/8 Karaoke 9PM

Tues 8/9 Karaoke 9PM

Wed 8/10 Not Your Grandma’s Bingo 7PM

Thur 8/11 Trivia/ Bring Your Own Vinyl Night - DJ Baker Breaker 7PM/9PM

Fri 8/12 Karaoke 9PM

Sat 8/13 Doubleblind - Rock Band 9PM

Sun 8/14 Closed

Mon 8/15 Karaoke 9PM


Mooney’s Irish Pub

671 AZ-179, Sedona

928-282-2331

mooneysirishpubsedona.com

Thurs 8/11 Karaoke by AllStar (9pm-1am)

Fri 8/12 The Well Dressed Wolves (9pm-1am)

Sat 8/13 DJ Ill Ego (9pm-1am)

Tues 8/16 Martini & The Pope (7-11pm)

$20 Naughty Burger, Fries & a Beer (4-10pm)


Oak Creek Brewing Co.

2050 Yavapai Drive, Sedona

928-204-1300

OakCreekBrew.com

Zadie’s Kitchen is open (inside the brewery) Thu-Mon at 2 p.m.

Thurs 8/12 Inde Ella Band (6-9pm)

Sat 8/13 Flag5 (6-9pm)

Sun 8/14 Tobie Levoi (3-6pm)

Tues 8/16 Outdoor Drum Circle (4-7:30pm) Canceled if inclement weather


Old Corral Bar

11375 E. Cornville Road, Cornville

(928) 649-9495

Sun 8/14 ~ NAZBA Blues Jam 2pm - 5pm


MUSICIANS

Christy Fisher

Thurs. 8/11- Rockslide Brewery - Grand Junction, Colorado 8-10

Fri. 8/12 - Silver Eagle Saloon - Ouray, Colorado 9-12

Sat. 8/13 - Foxfire Farms Winery - Ignacio, Colorado 4-7

Sun. 8/14 - The Break Room - Pagosa Springs 3-6

Michael Peters

Thurs., 8/11, 5:30-7:30 pm, Music In The Stacks, Camp Verde Community Library, 130 Black Bridge Rd, Camp Verde

Fri., 8/12, 6-9 pm, Stagecoach Country Roadhouse, 1405 W SR 89A, Sedona

Sat., 8/13, 6-9 pm, Stagecoach Country Roadhouse, 1405 W SR 89A, Sedona

Sun., 8/14, 6-9 pm, Stagecoach Country Roadhouse, 1405 W SR 89A, Sedona

Renegade Band

American Legion Post No. 25

480 S. Calvary Way, Cottonwood

Sundays, 2-5 p.m., open to the public