Acoustic Routes Concerts announced today that Saline High School Senior Dominic Dorset, together with guitarist and SHS classmate Will Kelley, will open for Celtic fusion band Nessa on St. Patrick’s Day at Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave.
Dorset is long-time member of The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, where his singing, dancing and fiddle solos have fired up crowds from Saline to Santa Monica. He’s also a fixture in local musical theater, appearing most recently as Marcellus Washburn in the Saline High School Drama Club’s production of The Music Man. He also starred as Gaston in The Young People’s Theater production of Beauty and the Beast at the Powers Center in Ann Arbor.
Earlier this month, he was accepted into the University of Michigan’s musical theater department’s Class of 2022. This comprehensive training program has a national reputation among professional agents, casting directors, and producers as being among the best of its kind.
Kelley, a junior, is an accomplished musician in his own right. In addition to playing guitar for the Fiddlers and a Pink Floyd tribute band, he's a member of the Saline High School Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, and the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra. He has also been accepted into a summer music program at the world-renowned Julliard School of Music in New York City.
Nessa is led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Kelly McDermott, known for her dazzling flute technique and beautiful, soulful voice, and multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier. This hard-working team re-imagines the ballads and dances of the U.K. and Europe, uniquely blending elements of classical, folk, jazz, funk and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids.
The music at Stony Lake Brewing starts at 8 p.m. with open seating. The cover is $15 at the door, with all proceeds going to the musicians.