Curious to know which songs I'll be playing on 6/2?
So many songs, so little time! It was tough choosing from over 50 songs I wrote last year (many co-written with Michael McGregor) and putting them into a 45-minute set. The compromise? Four new songs from the upcoming Hot Chocolate album, three songs from past EPs I've released (one song per EP, in fact), and one cover song as a tribute to one of my great influences, Sade. You can see the setlist below that I attempted to artfully decorate with photos from my adventures this past year.
Another fabulous milestone was performing for the University of MMA (mixed martial arts) show at the Club Nokia last Sunday. There were thousands of people in attendance and I had the opportunity to sing the national anthem in a fighting cage! It was quite an experience.
Thanks so much for your love and support!!!
P.S. Some of you haven't yet had a chance to RSVP for the show. Unfortunately, we are over capacity, so we cannot accept any more RSVPs. I was not expecting such a great turnout, but I am so excited! And I will definitely keep you updated on future shows this summer. In fact, if you have a venue you think would be great for the band, please let me know!
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