The Well Groomed Orchestra - Live at the Duplex!
With special guest Amy Regan
I'm stoked to announce that on Wednesday, July 30, my Well Groomed Orchestra will make its long-awaited return to the stage, playing at The Duplex (in their upstairs theater), and this time we have something really special for you - our guest artist will be the fabulously talented Amy Regan. Amy and I are collaborating on a series of orchestrations of her songs, which will debut on July 30 and be a feature of our show. This is the first time the WGO has teamed up with another artist, and I'm excited about this new direction for my ensemble.
Going to the show? Reservations are highly encouraged. You can make them here.
New single - "Ohio Song"
Here is the last of the four songs that I recorded back in January at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn with members of the Well Groomed Orchestra. It's a song about homecomings, of sorts - we've played it at numerous gigs (including, approrpiately, a benefit for my high school's music department). Like the other singles, this one can be streamed for free or downloaded for whatever price you like. Enjoy!
In other news...
I just wrapped up production as the Associate Music Director for Cloned! The Musical, a hilarious sci-fi musical which recently had an extremely successful run at the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) - we had 7 sell out shows, earned rave reviews from the New York Times, and took home the festival's prestigious 'Best of Fest' award! Thanks to everyone who came to see the show, said a kind word and helped to tell people about the show.
I'm currently working with the Essential Theater Group who are getting ready to stage Twelfth Night: A Musical Adaptation, with original music by Conly Basham. I'm serving as musical director and guitarist for this production, which draws on English folk music idioms and places the musicians on stage a la 'Once'.
I just finished another season as an accompanist for CAP21's summer intensive; CAP21 is one of NY's finest musical theater conservatories, and its summer program allows young professionals and promising high school performers the opportunity to hone their craft with some of the finest instructors around.