Sunday, January 30, 2005

Club Isaac Hayes

We had a wonderful night. Isaac Hayes was packed, in fact I'm finding out some people were turned away. Dani and I opened the 1st set w/ Etta James, "At Last". Dani looked beautiful in her long black gown. Second set I put on the "red shoes and danced the blues". We came out with the mandolin song "No Riders"by Shannon Curfman. From there on out we cranked it up. What a blast!

They (Club Isaac Hayes) have invited us back every 6 weeks. The food is great, but there's the wait. And another thing, I was told that parking was $1, NOT.

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

It's Raining, So What

Don't let the rain stop you from going to Isaac Hayes tonight. You can park in the Peabody Place tower, take the crosswalk over and not go outside. Going to be a busy day, son's birthday party, Dad's in town and sound check at 3. All prayers are welcome.
Oh, by the way, I bought a new keyboard, Korg CX3. Organ sounds galore. I won't showcase it tonight, but give me some time and you'll get a review. See you tonight.

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Sunday, January 23, 2005

Club Isaac Hayes

This Saturday we will be playing at Isaac Hayes in the Peabody Place Mall. I called in and found out that the kids are welcome and there's no cover charge 'til 10pm. They've got a great menu that you can view online. If you park at the Peabody Place Tower on the NE corner of Peabody and 3rd, bring your parking ticket inside and get it validated so your cost will only be $1.
We are on for 2 sets beginning 7:30 and 9:30. Come early, stay late and we'll leave the light on.


Friday, January 21, 2005

Isaac Hayes rehearsal

Practice for Isaac Hayes Club went well last night. We will be performing there Saturday, Jan 29th at 7:30 and 9:30. Along with introducing some new songs, we're shaking off the dust of some old tunes as well. Keep an eye on the Calendar as we are adding more dates for spring and summer. Rumor has it, there may be a release party for "Fried Glass Onions".


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

"Memphis Meets the Beatles"

I spoke w/ Eddie Dattel of Inside Sounds tonight, he mentioned that he has sent out 600 press release kits of the CD "Fried Glass Onions". Radio stations have access to this CD now. It is in 6 stores right now and will be in record stores next month. He also mentioned that it was reviewed in the Memphis Flyer(Jan 20th edition). Check it out.

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Sunday, January 16, 2005

"Fried Glass Onions"

"Memphis Meets the Beatles". We are on a complilation CD of Memphis bands playing Beatles tunes. Recorded at Inside Sounds Studio and released December 2004. We recorded "Old Brown Shoe", the only song written by George Harrison on the CD. You can get a copy on Dani's website. You can also hear other Memphis musicians such as John Kilzer, Kevin Paige and Eddie Harrison to name a few. Volume ll is in the works and due out later this year.

Pictured in the studio are L-R: Eddie Dattel, Jimmy Craig, Zack Mack, yours truly, Vince Leffler, Dani, Mike Sinc & Kevin the engineer.

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Saturday, January 15, 2005

Round 2 Date set

We have advanced to round 2 of the Emergenza contest. It will be held at Young Ave Deli in midtown Memphis. Once again, 8 bands will competing and the top 2 will move on to the finals in June. Mark your calenders for April 30th, a Saturday night at 9:30.

Cliff and Ben, of the Emergenza staff, left us w/ some great comments and encouragement. Just like round 1, this next event is judged by the audience as to which bands move forward. So spread the word!

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Friday, January 14, 2005

Emergenza Round 1

2nd Place! Emergenza.
That means we will advance to round 2 in April. As you can see, it was a smoke(cough) filled evening. Grunge, head banging and lots of inaudible screaming going on. Many Thanks to ya'll who showed up and voted. You made THE difference. #1 roadie, you were a big help.
Good job Dave.


Thursday, January 13, 2005

Rehearsal for Emergenza

Practice this week has been great! We're really excited about Dave Kropf, our new drummer. Tonight's Emergenza event will be Dave's first gig with us. This is a world wide contest for unsigned artists. Round 1 is at Hi-Tone in Memphis. Each band gets 30 minutes to set-up, play and tear-down. Voting is by a show of hands from the audience. There will be 8 Memphis bands competing each night this week. All genres of music are participating, so this ought to be an interesting gig.

I'll let you know how it goes...

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Saturday, January 08, 2005

Up an' bloggin

Here we go!

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