gilli moon and J.Walker’s Songsalive! Los Angeles Showcase
@ Genghis Cohen
Wednesday November 26
The night before Thanksgiving
This will be our final monthly songwriters showcase at Genghis Cohen for the year. Artists, songwriters and the general public, come and check out some really amazing talent, original songs, lots of wild jamming, and yummy Chinese food.
Hosted by gilli moon and j.walker with other extraordinary songwriters and poets in the round. This week we have Jessie Sparks, all the way from Australia, and Bill Dobbins, one of our LA favorites. Read their biographies further down.
@ GENGHIS COHEN
740 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Just Nth of Melrose.
Plenty of parking.
TIME: EARLY SHOW! Doors open 6.30pm / 7pm sharp start. Ends at 8.45pm
Great Chinese food after the show. Dinner Reservations: 323.653.0640
DOOR: $7 cover ($5 with flyer) at the door for the house, donations for artists appreciated during the show.
MORE DETAILS AT www.songsalive.org/losangeles
REVIEW OF OUR OCTOBER SHOWCASE: The Songsalive! Showcase at Genghis Cohen on Wed Oct 29 was an opus of amazing talent. Once again the room was electric with awesome talent, fabulous sound and chemistry that sees this as one of the best songwriter nights in Los Angeles.
We run these particular showcases as “songwriters in the round” where all songwriters are on stage together, each doing a song in turn, and often jamming on each others’ songs. Who performed?
Co-hosts gilli moon and J.Walker. (J’s spoken word pieces not only make the night really interesting, but open up the notion that Songsalive! is not just about songs, but lyrics, poetry and creativity. Notwithstanding, each time he broke into verse, eveyone began to jam on it… beats, bass, piano twinkles, vocal adlibs. It really made his pieces come to life, and he’s really amazing when he starts freestyling. Gets the whole room tapping their feet and hollering.
Liz Nash, Songsalive! member, was spectacular with her quirky and catchy songs. She brought a percussionist, Andy Sanesi, who beat so well on his box, that he was invited to jam on all our songs. He didn’t need an invitation though, he loved to bring the beat on whenever he could.
David Babich, Songsalive! Elite Member, filled the room with romance with his thought provoking and sensitive songs. He’s a natural on guitar and voice. Zachary Provost, Elite Member, is undoubtedly one of the finest pianist/vocalists we’ve come across through Songsalive! He’s a cross between Bruce Hornsby and Stevie Wonder. His songs are amazing. We see great things happening for Zach.
Next show: Wednesday November 26 7pm. Don’t miss it!
Artists apply to perform at an upcoming showcase – details below
FEATURED PERFORMERS FOR WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26:
President/Co-founder of Songsalive!, gilli moon is the host of the monthly Genghis Cohen Songsalive! showcases. Gilli (pronounced as with a ‘j’) is an australian singer, songwriter, recording artist, pianist, actor, producer, author, painter, motivator, entrepreneur, visionary and empowering community builder. She has been in los angeles for 8 years. Her restless creativity and rebellious nature continually urge her to push the envelope in the studio, on stage and with whatever she touches.
She's an illustrious, energetic poly-media artist and her multifaceted albums and dynamic, entertaining live shows have touched music lovers worldwide garnering high praise from the most jaded of critics, including recently a 4 page spread in Newsweek Magazine about her success as an independent artist. She’s won many songwriting and artist awards including Artist for a Better World, Rock City Music Awards (best female vocalist), Benelux Song of the Year (The Netherlands) and Australian Screen Composers Johnny Dennis Award (best song of the year).
A recording artist with 5 albums and in the studio on her 6th, she is also a music producer, author, motivational speaker and artist coach. Check out her websites for more details about how you can interact with the “moon”.
www.warriorgirlmusic.com (coaching/record company)
J.Walker is a counselor, a poet, a rapper and a healer. J.Walker is living his dream, working as a self proclaimed RHYMECOLOGIST, he helps "at risk youth work" through their problems by expressing themselves through rap or poetry. The creativity and passion that J.Walker uses has helped him win numerous poetry slams and talent shows all through Los Angeles.
On the back of a nomination for Best Female Vocal at the Hollywood Music Awards 2008 & winning showcase at Victoria s renowned Blue Diamond, Jessie Sparks without doubt is an accomplished Australian Singer, Songwriter & Musician whom continues to gain widespread recognition for her unique sound & awesome live performances. Amidst ongoing gigs & charity performances, Sparks'career has been in serious overdrive since the release of her critically acclaimed indie debut 'Breathe Easy' earlier this year.
Bill Dobbins began as a singer/songwriter in the 60s and 70s, working with such performers as Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie, Tim Buckley, John Hammond and Ramblin' Jack Elliott at venues like The Bitter End, Folk City, Cafe Wha?, Izzy Young's Folklore Center and the Gaslight.
NEXT SONGSALIVE! LA SHOWCASE
Friday Dec 5 @ Hallenbecks
Wednesday Dec 17 @ The Mint (Songsalive! 10 year celebration)
FULL DETAILS at www.songsalive.org/losangeles
WANT TO PERFORM A SONGSALIVE! SHOWCASE?
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
* You must be able to guarantee a min. of 5 guests.
* 3 song acoustic set
* No gigs 2 weeks before or after
* Original music only
* You must be a Songsalive! Elite member www.songsalive.org/join
* Member benefits at www.songsalive.org
* FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO PERFORM: Showcase application at www.songsalive.org/showcases
Songsalive! is now the largest internationally based non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing, supporting, educating and promoting songwriters and composers worldwide. Celebrating over 10 years in operation, Songsalive! was founded in 1997 by two Australian artists, Gilli Moon and Roxanne Kiely, who saw the need for a support network for songwriters that could reach the 4 corners of the globe and propel songwriters to the 4 corners of the globe.
After 10 years, they have done just that! Established with now over 20 chapters around the world, and over 35 chapter coordinators, Songsalive! is run by volunteer songwriters for songwriters. Through our grassroots international efforts, we've put a stamp on what "global community" truly is and it's the type of community that is definitely needed in this ever changing music business where songwriting can be a very isolating experience and career. We provide a "home", a family, for songwriters and composers through our programs, resources, community and support, all focused on the art and business of songwriting.
Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! We run our own programs and events for songwriters, and also act as an umbrella, or a link in the chain, for songwriters to know and find out other events, resources and support centers for them, globally.
Check out our events and calendar online www.songsalive.org
More about Songsalive! in Los Angeles www.songsalive.org/losangeles