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This Gig Had Class(ics)! 

Had a blast playing a private corporate solo gig at a very unique location this past weekend! Classic automobiles and nostalgic memorabilia cover every inch of this place. Amazing!

Where you ask? Astor Classics Event Center in Anaheim, CA.

Need a special place for your special event? Ask for Michael and tell him Steve sent you! (He happens to be the husband of one of my wife's awesome cousins) :)

The guests begin arriving!

Yah, I let it go alright 

Two Saturdays ago, Set 2 at the Blue Star Lounge-Palm Desert CA. At a real nice Marriott resort - Conventioneers and families alike.

A pair of young moms sit in front me with their respective 2-3 year-old daughters. And, oh, I know what's coming. (This after we sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" together)(Guys at the bar raise a glass!...umm, no, not really...I made that part up)

...The visiting youngsters would like to hear, "Let It Go". 

Unbeknownst to them, I have already spent an afternoon one day months ago mapping out the chords to this animation anthem of the century (Maybe ten centuries!) and placed it in my iPad of tunes. I like the song personally and also, as a songwriter, I really wanted to see how the song was written; how it "works". Plus, yah, I'm an Idina fan.

Yes, I sang it. The room sounds great there. I'm sure it echoed in invisible wisps of Disney animation pixie dust up the staircase to the next floor. And of course, I have a speaker as well place outside for all the lucky diners!! 

It was THE hit of the night. Moms got there iphones out for photos. One dad in another party was brave enough to tell me said it gave him the chills.

Blessed to just do my job, folks. 

I'm playing there again tonight. Go ahead someone, asked me if I know it! He he.

Can you pass me a knapkin? 

Such a generous note I received recently. Aw. 

So I guess this would count as a gig review then? ;) [At no time were stage spots, colored lights, and fog machines used in the making of this folded paper sentiment.] 

I have one Saturday in April coming up and two more in May at the JW Marriott Desert Springs resort before entertainment at the Blue Star goes on hiatus until October.

Check schedule here.

Gigging Right Along 

I was recently discovered online by someone who was looking for a singer to bring some live music in the afternoon to a local Assisted Living/Memory Care Community. Not being sure

Really went back in time for this set list!

 how it would go for me, I said yes of course, anyway. A guy's gotta work right?

For a couple hours that day, that is, before the cares of life responsibilities sneaked back into the forefront of my mind after the gig, it gave me a little perspective-check on life. I have no more words to describe it, but it's nice to work and do some good, bring some joy to the older generation who are way-later in their years.
As some of you may know, Hotel California does quite well with the Active Adult Communities-55+ and up, in different US locales. So this just kind of takes that step further I guess, right? ;) 

On another front, a good friend here in town recommended me to an agent who has given me two Saturdays in March (solo acoustic) at the J.W Marriott Palm Desert Resort (near Palm Springs for those you of out-of-town who may be reading this). Looking forward to this being a monthly thing. Also, things are brewing in Orange County for me with some monthly stuff down there.