Not only should this be a new year of singing for me, but a new year of creativity, as I’m picking up the proverbial pen (since it’s really a computer now) to write – both words and music. I’m currently publishing a novel on Twitter, finishing a book on my experiences in life through my geocaching hobby which will be available in May, and honing my music composition skills with the intent to write songs, arias, then operas.
This month, I have a performance with Sixth Wave, at the Coffee Gallery in Pasadena. Here are the details…
January 22 8:00pm
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, CA. 91001
Reservations/Information: (626) 398-7917
Cover: $15 (never a food or drink minimum!)
The Coffee Gallery Backstage is a 49 seat show room connected to a coffee house surprisingly called, “The Coffee Gallery.” The Backstage is a listening room with a nice sound system, good lights, comfortable seating and a killer atmosphere. Please call right away to make reservations because at 49 seats, it’ll fill up quick!
Next month, we’ll be performing at the Northern Arizona University Jazz/Madrigal Festival in Flagstaff. I’ll be taking an extra day to check out the Grand Canyon – I haven’t been there in over 20 years.
On March 20, Sixth Wave performs in Edmonton, Canada for a music festival there.
Our latest CD, “Happy Madness”, is available either through CDBaby, which also has digital downloads, our website, and soon to be on iTunes with the first two CDs.
Further into the future:
April 18 Beethoven’s Wig inTexas
April 23 Sixth Wave in Greeley, Colorado
Memorial Day weekend in Nashville, TN for the release of my geocaching book at a big, big geocaching event, Geowoodstock
June 14 Beethoven’s Wig in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Meanwhile, I’m back in the studio of composer Steven Argila for another season of “10 Items or Less”, currently airing on TBS. Each season is funnier than the last, and my off-camera ooh-ahhs are the signature Greek chorus. I also sang a fun Latin-ethnic number for one of the scenes and a big musical theater song for another.
I also got to sing in a women’s chorus for the Spike TV Video Game Awards last month. I and 23 other top-notch classical singers backed up a band called Weezer.
Yes, these are my classical professional singer friends, partying afterwards:
I’m in the choir for an upcoming film “Earth”, a current film “Marley and Me”, and on Steve Amerson’s newest CD.