Hah! Finally--a name for the band that helped me record I'll Just Lie About It. We're going to call ourselves Luxury Edition, and we are me, Patrice Haan, Tony Marcus, Jeff Sanford and John Wiitala.
I never understood how hard it is to find an original name that says "jazz" and "classy" and is clever and easily remembered, while sounding suitably feminine and masculine at the same time, but now I do. Hopefully Luxury Edition telegraphs those things about our band! I confess, I love the name of Tony Marcus' band--The Cheap Suit Serenaders, and even considered calling us the Expensive Satin Dress Crooners, but something got terribly lost in the translation. Terribly. Luxury Edition will do just fine.
Luxury Edition has just confirmed a gig for Saturday, May 24, 2014--we'll be at The White Barn in St. Helena, a very sweet and locally favorite venue that has been running shows for more than 22 years. Director Nancy Garden and her volunteer board donate proceeds from these concerts to many needy organizations. So while you're thinking about what to do next Memorial Day weekend, consider a Napa Valley visit, spend the day wine tasting, visit a spa, and then come hear us perform! I'll post details on my calendar side-bar as they become known!
But you don't need to wait that long to hear me sing! On December 8th, I'll be performing in Davis at the home of Bill Wagman. Bill is hosting me and Dave Nachmanoff in a duo house concert at 7:00pm. You can reserve a seat by calling Bill at 530-753-3472 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And what of Glamourie? Patrice Haan, Shira Kammen and I are practicing songs and making plans for a house concert at my house sometime in the spring of the New Year, so check the website periodically. 2014 will be full and fun and I hope you'll come hear it all!