It's here gang! my new music video! Hope you have as much fun listening and watching as I had making it. CLICK PHOTO BELOW
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE RINGTONE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EMAIL!!
Hope you liked the "I'm Gettin' Into The Swing of Christmas" video too. This new one is fun and great for kids!! Would you help me spread the word?? THE MORE VIEWS THE BETTER!! Here's what you can do! Forward this email to friends and family. Recommend them to view the videos, request the songs, stream them, listen to them, download them, add them to their holiday play lists! "Like" it!
Tell people it's better than "CATS"
If you stream, please give it a thumbs up or click the heart. Request the tunes on your favorite local radio station. Sirius has not added it to their holiday channel, but SiriuslySinatra has!
CLICK HERE: Write to Sirius Here to request.
You can cut and paste the following links and pass it around! Spread the word that both of my new Christmas songs are available for stream and download on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Pandora, etc.
Here are direct links:
"Swing of Christmas" YouTube
"Swing of Christmas..." iTunes
"Swing of Christmas..." Amazon
"Swing of Christmas..." CDBaby
"Let's Hear It For Santa..." YouTube
"Let's Hear It For Santa..." iTunes
"Let's Hear It For Santa..." Amazon
"Let's Hear It For Santa..." CDBaby
The list is very long for thank yous for this video, most notably Richie and Craig and Oliver and the Ed Limato Foundation and Re-Creation for making it possible. Douglas Sills for the location, Johnny Holiday for the cardigans, Mragendra Singh and Shardul Sharma for direction and production. Jonathan Ocampo for love and support, and my friends and family...well I am very very rich and fortunate indeed. Thank you all for your love and help!
And Willa...I thank Willa. #adoptdontshop
Now sing-a-long!! "Let's hear it for Santa!!!!"
KIDS LOVE IT!!
So excited to share with you my new tunes.
"I'm Gettin' Into The Swing of Christmas"
"Let's Hear It for Santa Claus"
BOTH HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO
PANDORA, SPOTIFY, iTUNES, SIRIUS XM, AMAZON
I REALLY NEED YOU NOW. ADD THEM TO YOUR PLAYLISTS!
WHEN YOU HEAR THEM "LIKE" THEM
AS MY GIFT TO YOU, I HAVE ATTACHED A FREE DOWNLOAD OF
"LET'S HEAR IT FOR SANTA CLAUS"*
Kid's love this tune!
*(Scroll to bottom of page. Please don't send the song out as I am hoping to generate sales. This is for you!)
I am up against the big boys when it comes to getting my music heard and out there, I can only do that by you spreading the word. Please forward this if you wish or cut and paste the links. PLEASE PASS THE VIDEO LINK AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! YOU CAN ALSO GIFT THE SONGS THROUGH AMAZON AND iTUNES!
HERE ARE THE LINKS!!
I CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU
THANK YOU FOR SPREADING THE WORD!
I am eternally grateful for the generous help of Richard Konigsberg and Craig Olsen and The Ed LImato Foundation. I can only hope to make Ed proud of the music I made and in continuing his entertainment legacy. Also, was such a pleasure and heart warming to be in my old house. Thank you Douglas Sills for providing the home/set to be inundated with a film crew and my size 13's dancing around the house.
The swing tune has been in the making literally for 10 years, I started writing it while singing Christmas concerts in Switzerland in 2006, then tried it out with the CROON musicians, then sometime later added the verse. With the help of Dennis McCarthy arrangements and Jon Levine producing, it became a reality. The Santa tune was written, 75% of it, on Christmas day 2016 at my piano in West Hollywood. Talking it through with Jonathan Ocampo, and then fine tuning lyrics on the plane back from NYC in January of 2017. Jon Levine asked me to write another verse of the bridge ("Let's dream of snow and of mistletoe...") I did so in the car from Santa Monica to Beverly Blvd...about 5 minutes, when it flows it flows. I am really hoping the Santa tune gets to the kids somehow...it's catchy and fun and easy to remember. Both have amazing musicians, including a string orchestra that we watched record live in Macedonia! Video production team headed by Mainak Dhar, Sharduhl Sharma, Mragendra Singh and thank you Natalie Berendes for the referral for this amazing production crew.
Huge shout out too to Simon Leslie-Goldstick for dawning a choir robe and acting as my perfect choir boy. Willa the pup was fun too, if my video get's any traction, I am making #adoptdontshop a public platform to adopt our amazing dogs rather than breed them. Did you know Willa was found at www.pets.overstock.com??
Hope everyone is having a great summer season! I have had a great start to summer singing Cole Porter among other greats along with Billy Stritch, LeeRoy Reams, KT Sullivan, Anna Bergman, Jim Caruso, Gabrielle Stravelli, Natalie Douglas, Jeff Harnar, Karen Oberlin, Steve Ross, James Followell to name a few. All is moving along on my side and I wanted to give you some exciting updates. First:
August 23, 8pm (doors open 6:30)
I am excited to perform with the renowned jazz pianist
Quinn and I have performed one-offs from time to time in LA but this is our first full show collaboration. Quinn is a recording artist as well as the amazing Steve Tyrell's full time music director. Click on the logo above for tickets and please tell you SF friends.
I'm On Sirius XM!
I was notified that they have added 12 of my cuts to the Siriously Sinatra Channel. If you are a subscriber, tune in and let me know if you hear one of them! What a kick in the head!
Jazz At Lincoln Center, NYC
I am excited to be performing with an amazing opening night cast once again as a part of The Cabaret Convention. If you have never been, this theater has amazing sound and the show celebrates the American Song Book. Click on the logo above for details.
My new Christmas tunes "I'm Gettin' Into The Swing of Christmas" and "Let's Hear It For Santa Clause" are in the can with full strings and brass and ready to be released on Thanksgiving Day, 2018. We will be shooting music videos in August (will be interesting in 95 degree weather in LA) but looking forward to it. If you know of anyone doing Christmas movies, TV, cabaret shows that may need new material...these are goodies!
There will me more to come in a few months. I have been asked to present the Christmas Show with Sally Wilfert, Stacy Sullivan, and Kristoffer Lowel from last year at The Brownville Concert Series in North Carolina the first weekend in December. As soon as contracts are signed, I'll let you know! Possible new gigs at The Cicada Club this winter as well..stay tuned. Below some fun pics. Hope to see you at San Francisco or NYC gigs soon!
THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Julia Riva,Debbi Whiting, Rene´ Reyes
Anna Bergman KT Sullivan, Patricia Watt, James Followell, LeeRoy Reams
Pianist Alex Rybeck *photo cred Joel Rothstein
Jeff Harnar, Sally Darling, Richard Skipper, Karen Oberlin, Daryl Kojak, Leslie Orofino
Producer Jame DeRoy*
My sister BJ and me on a Staten Island Ferry ride
The amazing Klea Blackhurst!*