Sunday, December 09, 2012

5 Towers Show Recap

Happy Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

What a way to ring in the holiday season with CityWalk's Holiday 2012 festivities. I had a blast last night performing for somewhere between 500 and 700 of my closest friends. The 5 Towers was ablaze with Christmas lights, 15 foot tall tin soldiers, giant gift boxes and THE INIMITABLES! I love my band (Kevin Jarvis, Evie Sands, Teresa Cowles & Adam Marsland). They were on point, even as temps dipped into the 50's; the crowd was equally energized and you all sang along beautifully.

It's great to perform on CityWalk to see all of the different ages and faces that might not otherwise experience a club show. That aspect is really cool. Speaking of singing along; She's My Go-To continues to be a truly interactive joint. My favorite part of the show was digging into Your Majestic Rejection. If I could go back in time to be a part of a Motown Revue...

I speak for the band when I tell you that the sound was dialed-in. No real surprise, the crew at 5 Towers is super. Adam Beesley gave us a rousing introduction and the crowd gave us a great reception. If you took pictures or video, please post it and tag me! Thanks to my new fans who tweeted out pictures. You all rock.

I look forward to seeing even more of you in 2013. The record will be getting a renewed promotional push in February, so watch out.

Don't forget ON THE REBOUND makes a great gift for the holidays! If you want to send an autographed copy of the CD to a friend or loved one, please contact me before Dec. 17 to guarantee a Christmas delivery!

Here's the set list: 

So Sophisticated 
Saffron Dancer 
A Talent For Loving
Airport Kisses
Supermodels With Gatling Guns
Huckleberry Finn
Your Majestic Rejection  
She's My Go-To 
On The Rebound 
A Miracle Is On The Way

Peace & Love!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Liverpool Sound & Vision Review of On The Rebound and More

It's the beginning of December and a big week here for me. I was feeling under the weather today. All this rain made it easy to nap this afternoon. That came in handy for being upright for a big Hollywood to-do tonight.

Here's my news:

1. Check out the latest review of ON THE REBOUND from Liverpool Sound & Vision. It's no mistake that I have played as many shows in Liverpool the past 6 years as in Los Angeles. I left part of my heart Merseyside.

2. Please plan on joining me on Universal CityWalk for my concert on the 5 Towers Stage on 12/8/12. It's going to be a blast and the proper way to start the holidays. It's free and will feature my full band. I will be followed by Juliet Simms from NBC's The Voice.

3. Grammy Award nominations will be announced on Wednesday in Nashville. I will be right here in Los Angeles watching the festivities on TV. Keep those positive vibes coming. There's always hope that yours truly will make the cut. Your Majestic Rejection is my best possibility for this year.

4. Tonight, the Missus and I were at Chaz Dean's Christmas Party in Los Feliz and had to sign waivers for the party because Hollywood Ex's was filming an episode - at the party. Alyssa Milano, Lisa Rinna and Jeff Lewis were in attendance; but I had paparazzi stopping me for photos. I hadn't seen Ms. Milano in nearly 15 years, when she was married to an old acquaintance. The fete was a lot of fun, the gingerbread and cardamom ice cream sandwiches were decadent; especially since I don't do milk any more.

5. Yesterday was the 30th Anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's Thriller. I can remember where I was when I heard the first single The Girl Is Mine on radio. Dad gave the album to my brother Nate and me for Christmas in 1982. Who knew it was going to be so huge and influential? Of course, we listened to it at work and then I put on the LP here at the house last night. Side 2 of Thriller is particularly amazing. Now, I still prefer Off The Wall; but both I hold in high esteem.

That's it. Time to sleep. Peace