Wednesday May 14, 2014
The Songwriter Series with host Steven McClintock is a new 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. The event is streamed live on irocke.com so you can watch from anywhere in the world. See map & other info on the events page.
Scheduled Artist for this event are:
[su_spoiler title=”Allison Weiss” style=”fancy”] Allison Weiss is a New York-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. In late 2009, Weiss created a Kickstarter project to press her first full-length. After reaching her goal in 10 hours and tripling it over 2 months, she became a poster child for internet promotion and appeared in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and as a panelist at SXSW 2010.
Weiss first picked up a guitar at age 14 in an attempt to become a punk rock star and impress her high school crush. Though the plan was somewhat successful, the teenage romance died after one short month. Her undying love for music lived on. Across the next five years, Weiss would move from her hometown to pursue a degree in graphic arts. She originally uploaded videos of herself singing covers (such as MGMT’s “Kids”) to her YouTube and Vimeo channels, but now she uploads acoustic versions of her own originals.
Weiss has toured and performed with a number of artists in the Brooklyn music scene including Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard and Jenny Owen Youngs. More recently, she has toured with Field Mouse, playing Bass Guitar, and performed with Brooklyn Synth-Pop duo, Mitten. In Summer of 2012 she toured in Europe with Lou Reed, former front man of The Velvet Underground, as a backup singer and direct support. Throughout March 2013, she toured America with Candy Hearts and Pentimento on the March Radness Tour. In September 2013 Daytrotter ran a limited release of 12″ vinyl featuring Tegan and Sara and Weiss. AW Band current line-up is Allison Weiss, Joanna Katcher, Pete Recine, and Liam McCormack.
Allison is also on the world famous WARP TOUR for 2014!!
[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Steven Petree” style=”fancy”]
Before the age of 17, as a member of the teen act PC Quest, Stephen Petree was signed by John Kalodner to Geffen Records, signed by Irving Azoff to Giant Records and signed by Joe Galante to RCA Records. While at RCA he released two CDs, had a top 50 Billboard Pop Hit with Can I Call You My Girl, a top 60 Billboard Pop and top 50 Billboard R&B hit with After the Summer’s Gone.
Stephen went on to record four independent rock CDs with Paradigm, a group with his brother Chad. In the mid 90’s Paradigm played hundreds of shows in and around Oklahoma City, as well as receiving consistent local radio play.
In the early 2000’s, Stephen, Chad and Jeremy Dawson co-founded Shiny Toy Guns, a rock alternative electronica band that was quickly signed to Universal Records resulting in commercial success with radio, record sales and TV/film licensing. Stephen was one of the main writers with songs like Le Disko which not only was played extensively on KROQ and other indie stations, but was also licensed for commercials, films and TV such as Motorola Razor 2, Honda International, Wall Street II, Dancing with the Stars, Next Top Model, Gossip Girls and more. Stephen left band early on but continues to write with and for them.
Back in LA now, he is performing, ministering, writing and producing. Back in LA now, he is performing, ministering, writing and producing. In 2012, Stephen co-wrote and produced a single for Jamar Rogers, a former finalist on The Voice, and co-wrote and produced his current single, “Drink of You”. Also in 2013, Stephen won a Dove Award for his songwriting contribution on the album Gateway “Next Generation”.
He is married to an amazing woman and has two wonderful little girls.
To RSVP or find out more about this event – visit the event page here! The line up of world class Songwriters for this great showcase is set! Click each one to view their Bio!
[su_spoiler title=”Tessa Delee” style=”fancy”] 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=”Michelle McCord Laybourn” style=”fancy”]
Michele McCord Laybourn was raised in a tee-pee, in the hills of Northern California. One would think it unlikely that somebody of such humble beginnings would do so much in the world of entertainment. But by the age of twelve, she was singing on stage with Tommy Tutone and his band. Through her teens, Michele worked with greats like Steve Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Steve Winwood. By seventeen, she had moved to Hollywood and soon appeared in Film, TV and commercials, such as: Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man, and Full House. She was also the girl who took the “Nestea Plunge”.
Eventually, choosing to devote all her talent and determination to her music career, Michele pursued her future in Nashville and enjoyed success as a recording artist and songwriter for publishers and labels such as ARISTA, WARNER CHAPPELL, STARSTRUCK and SONY.
Michele’s numerous writing credits include songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Tammy Wynette, Wynonna Judd, Tricia Yearwood, Alecia Elliot, Lorrie Morgan, and Sammy Kershaw. A few of her memorable penned hit singles are “Girl Thang “, “I’m Diggin it” and “He Drinks Tequila”.
After developing a strong catalog of work in Nashville, Michele went on to write songs for Film and TV in LA while touring as an artist and expanding her musical boundaries. Her songs have been placed in many hit TV shows such as “ALIAS”, “GUIDING LIGHT” and MTV’s “LAGUNA BEACH” “THE ELLEN SHOW”, “OPRAH”, “WHEEL OF FORTUNE”.
[su_spoiler title=”Chris Pierce” style=”fancy”]
Internationally acclaimed soul singer/songwriter Chris Pierce has released 5 independent albums worldwide co-produced with multi-GRAMMY award winner Seth Atkins Horan.. Chris Pierce’s heartfelt voice and songwriting have been compared to that of musical elder tribesmen Bill Withers, Van Morrison, and Otis Redding. In addition to his own headlining tours, Pierce has opened worldwide shows and tours for such artists as Seal, B.B. King, Al Green, Toots and the Maytals, Aaron Neville, Colbie Caillat, Beth Hart, Robert Cray, Ben Harper, Blues Traveler and Jamie Cullum. His voice & music have been heard in numerous films including Soul Men and Crash and has been licensed by such T.V. shows as True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Single Ladies, Eli Stone, In Plain Sight, Dawson’s Creek and Army Wives.
Possible special guest Chris Pierce
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