March 10, 2015
The Songwriter Series with host Steven McClintock is a series of live shows featuring interviews and music from known and unknown songwriters. Get into the minds of the songwriters and explore their process and inspirations and see them perform live. The first show which debut on November 14, 2013 met with rave reviews and was seen around the world on the live stream.
This month, the show will be in Orange County at McCormick & Schmicks Pilsner Room, Irvine CA.
$10 cover – all ages ok – free or validated parking – first 10 people get in free. Doors open at 5:30pm show starts at 7:30
If you can’t make it to the show, watch the LIVE STEAM – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/20039866
This months line up is…….
[su_spoiler title=”Kevin Fisher”]Kevin Fisher is a songwriter…..solid and successful. He took his skills he learned from singing and writing for the SoCal band Naked to the World, voted Acoustic Band of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters, and put it into a Gold and Platinum record with country singer Sara Evans, a Gold and Platinum record with the amazing Rascal Flatts, excellent cuts by Uncle Kracker, Tim Rushlow(Diamond Rio), Little Big Town, Paul Anka and more. He has been a staff writer for some of the most creative publishing companies around…like Hayes Street Music, Pitchfork Music, Courtyard Music, and Warner Chappell. He is also out there on TV and film with such shows as Brotherhood, Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, Frozen Ground(Nicolas Cage), and soon to be released the Angriest Man in Brooklyn(Robin Williams, Mila Kunis). Last but not least, Kevin Fisher is the co-author for the musical “Unbeatable: A Musical Journey” which opened in New York in 2009.
[su_spoiler title=”Fertitta & McClintock”]David Fertitta and Steven McClintock met in high school in Beaumont Texas and shared a love for acoustic music and singing and created a unique acoustic vocal sound. After high school they moved to Houston and worked the clubs for a bit before heading for Los Angeles to try and ‘make it’ in the music business. In 1977, their first day in LA, John Braheny and Len Chandler offered them a live set at the now famous LASS Showcase where they were spotted by Ron Anton and Neal Anderson from BMI. They were taken under the performing rights society’s wing and sent to all of the best publishers in town. The pair quickly signed a publishing deal with Island Music out of the UK(Lionel Conway) and subsequently a record deal with the legendary hit man Clive Davis and his newly formed label Arista Records produced by Canadian producers Fred Mollin and Matthew McCauley.
The fairytale did not continue however. Music changed, the duo changed, the record was never finished and they broke up. Not speaking for about 25 years!! It wasn’t until 2006 they were united again when asked to play for their friend Keith Taylor’s(James Taylor’s cousin)wedding. The spark and sound was still there and they decided to just finish the damn record! Fate reconnected them with Fred Mollin, their original producer and After All This Time was completed. 14 songs recorded with some of the finest musicians alive today cutting songs from the past and present. Strong melodies, lyrics to match and interesting vocal arrangements. They sold out their first three shows in Los Angeles and basically continued where they left off. Still pissing each other off and making great music!
[su_spoiler title=”Tessa Delee”]Tessa started songwriting when she wrote her first song “You Better Watch My Brother or He’s Gonna Eat the Cat Food”…no, it was never a hit, but it gave her a taste of things to come. At 8 years old she sang solo on her mom’s bluegrass record, at 9 she had her first song on Itunes, at 10 she sang back up for White Apple Tree on their first CD and Christian rocker Stephen Petree. About the same time, Tessa started putting songs on You Tube and that is where producer and vocal coach wiz, Ken Stacey(American Idol), heard her sing. He quickly signed her to a production and songwriting deal and she began her career as a songwriter. Tessa’s love for pop punk music and desire to be the best at what she does has spawned dozens of songs all over the internet. She is currently recording her first EP, building a band for live shows, and is producing her father, Steven McClintock, on his newest CD of pop punk covers. https://soundcloud.com/tessadelee
[su_spoiler title=”Mark Wood”]
Mark James Wood began performing professionally at the age of eleven in 1968. He started performing his original compositions in the early 1970s and has been performing nearly 300 shows a year ever since. Now owner of MWE Inc., Mark has over 300 artists on the performance roster and provides event production services for clients worldwide. In his spare time…he writes songs!
[su_spoiler title=”Tim Moyer”]
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