May 19, 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.

Tickets in Advance – $10 (reserve tables for 4 or more people – click here to reserve)
Tickets at the door – $15

All ages ok – free parking . Doors open at 5:30pm show starts at 7:30

Click here to purchase tickets online now!!  


If you can’t make it to the show, watch the LIVE STEAM  –


This months line up is (click each to view bio)…….


[su_spoiler title=”Chuck Roberts”]ChuckRoberts

Charlie B Roberts

Local Singer Song Writer

Is a featured Performer On “Dog Tales” a Nationally Syndicated show seen by nearly a million viewers a week.

Chuck’s songs have appeared in Theatrical and made for TV Movies

His Credits include

Wild Things – Showtime
And They’re Off! – Theatrical
Space Warriors – Hallmark

Charlie Received the 2010 Socal Music Live  Best Acoustic Male Performer


[su_spoiler title=”David Fertitta”]Me PicDavid Fertitta’s unique acoustic sound and versatile writing skills lead him to being signed by Island Music’s (Lionel Conway) and subsequently a record deal with the legendary Clive Davis and his newly founded label Arista Records.

As a duo, David was produced by the multi-platinum Canadian producers Fred Mollin and Matthew McCauley.
As a songwriter, David has had cuts with such artist as Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw,

David Pomeranz, Fertitta and McClintock and more.

David can be seen regularly performing in the So Cal area as a solo artist and with his trio The Fugowies, as well as occasionally with his former partner, Steven McClintock.[/su_spoiler]

[su_spoiler title=”Alfred Johnson”]alfred_johnson

Alfred Johnson: Join the charming, highly regarded singer/songwriter and funky

piano player, ALFRED JOHNSON (considered by some one of this century’s most animated & original songwriters) for his annual birthday bash. His energetic

style of playing the keys brings a wonderful compliment to his music. Alfred co-wrote 3 songs with RICKIE LEE JONES on her Platinum Grammy Award winning premiere album containing the hit single ‘Chuck E’s In Love’. Alfred’s songs have been covered by Diane Reeves & Ernie Watts. Recognized as a true craftsman of his art, his musical influences include: Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Randy Newman, Danny O’Keefe, David Wilcox & Bill Champlin. Known for his amazing song crafting ability, his lyric-driven tunes will keep you captivated. Alfred’s musical style is very diverse & encompasses Funk, New Orleans, Pop, Rock ‘n’ Soul, Gospel, “Rhythm & Bluegrass,” and music that will have you wanting to dance. The emphasis is always on the lyric. Alfred has written about 900 tunes, and at least 70 of  them are published. He’s been playing the circuit of live venues around Los Angeles for nearly 30 years.

The NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SONGWRITERS is quoted as describing Alfred Johnson as

“…a talent of this caliber is a rare treat…”, but most everyone else just knows him as an amazing person & prolific writer with unique spirit & drive…“

Alfred Johnson is one of those writers writers who, like Cole Porter, Marie Caine and Stephen Soundheim, takes your breath away with the sheer craft of it, and makes you proud to be in this often under-acknowledged profession of songwriting.” – HARRIET SHOCK, 1993

“I think he is a genius lyricist, and I really enjoyed his singing. And if that’s him playing the piano, my hats off to [him] in that department, too.” – DAVID FRESHBERG


[su_spoiler title=”Gary Stockdale”]Gary Stockdale Photo 2

GARY STOCKDALE is a 2-time EMMY-nominated composer, who has composed music for television shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; To Tell the Truth; Comedy Central’s Last Laugh; Cowboy U; The Independent Spirit Awards; A Home for the Holidays (CBS), and 8 seasons of Showtime’s award-winning Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! Gary’s well-known theme for that show garnered him an EMMY nomination. He also wrote music for THE ARISTOCRATS, by Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza.

Fresh out of college, Gary met Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, under whose mentorship Gary learned the craft of film music composition, as well as singing on many of Henry’s movies.

He began his film-music composing career working for the legendary director/producer Roger Corman, scoring Corman’s first “art” film (entered in the 1989 Los Angeles Film Festival), Dance of the Damned. Around this time, he started working side-by-side with famed film and television composer Lalo Schifrin, arranging and composing cues for his various projects, including Sudden Impact, FX2, and Sam Peckinpah’s last film, The Osterman Weekend.

Since 1990, he’s been the main composer for the “Bad Boys of Magic,” Penn & Teller. Leading the band on their critically-acclaimed variety series Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular, he received his first EMMY nomination for his work on that show.

With Spencer Green, Gary co-wrote the irreverent adult musical BUKOWSICAL!, which opened at the New York Fringe Festival in 2007. After Variety wrote that getting tickets to the sold-out show caused “…a frenzy,” BUKOWSICAL! went on to win the Outstanding Musical Award. A CD of the musical has just been released by Kritzerland Records.

Along with the Film and Television composition, Gary has also been a busy singer and performer. His latest CD Sure Of Mice Elf has become an indy favorite, and he’s been playing various comedy and music venues all over California, and will soon be performing in venues around the country.

As a performer and singer, Gary has appeared in NBC’s Studio 60: Live on the Sunset Strip, was an original member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and was a soloist in the cult classic musical TV series Cop/Rock. He has also lent his voice to such films as Avatar, The Simpsons Movie, The Watchmen, and TV’s The Family Guy.

In 2010-2011, Gary wrote original incidental music for the very scary Off-Broadway hit Play Dead written and directed by Teller, and co-written and starring Todd Robbins.  Gary is the recent recipient of a BMI Award for Music Composition for his work on Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT!



[su_spoiler title=”Tim Schou”]Tim_Shou

Since 2005 Tim Schou has been touring the world visiting more than 25 different countries and played his music to fans all over the world including playing a show in Malta in front of 65.000 fans. Furthermore he has won several talent contests and tv shows + playing the lead roles in multiple big musical theatre shows in Denmark. He’s currently recording his debut album as a solo artist. Here’s some of the stuff he already did despite his young age of 27.

2015 – Toured UK supporting Aaron Carter
2015 – Disney’s Motion Picture: “Tinkerbell and the legend of the Neverbeast” Singing “1000 YEARS” on the Danish soundtrack

2014 – The 3 Musketeers at Oestre Gasvaerk Theater, Copenhagen. Role: Leading role, “D’artagnan”
2014 – Disney’s “The little Mermaid – The Musical” at The Danish Royal Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark. Role: “Flounder” – (Ariels best friend)
2014 – Been working with a variety of big names in Los Angeles recording his debut album as a solo artist; Manager Jen Novak (Miley Cyrus’ former manager), Produced and recorded with Grammy award winning producer and songwriter “Adam Anders” (sold more than 60 million albums and developed songs for motion pictures and television programs. wrote and produced for Backstreet Boys, Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, CeLoo Green and more), Songwriter and producer Xandy Barry (Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, Muse, Rolling Stones, Rihanna and more.) photoshoot w star photographer Vijat Mohindra (Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Kelly Osbourne, Nicki Minaj etc.) – Manager Joe Lilak, (Manager for Incubus)
2014 – US TV commercial for Selkbag USA – “Actor”

2013 – Tim Schou, Winner of Danish TV show “Stjerner på vippen” (Danish version of “SPLASH”)
2013 – Opened for “Simple Plan” in Vienna, Austria June 7th
2013 – Released single “Rest from the Streets” Feat. Carly Rae Jepsen in January
2013 – Released debut album “UNITE” with “A FRIEND IN LONDON” in January
2013 – Leading role as “Claude” in “HAIR” (musical) at Oestre Gasvaerk Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 – Performed in front of 65.000 fans in Malta

2012 – Disney’s “Tinkerbell – secret of the wings” (Danish speak) Role: “Sled”

2011 – Print Model at “Copenhagen Model house”
2011 – Toured Europe with Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block
2011 – Recorded Debut album in Toronto, Canada with Top Producer David Botrill.
2011 – Winner of Danish Talent TV show “Skjulte Stjerner” (“Hidden stars”)
2011 – No. 5 with “A FRIEND IN LONDON” at the TV show “Eurovision Song Contest” (120 million viewers in Europe)
2011 – Winner of Danish TV show “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix” with “A FRIEND IN LONDON” (2,5 million Wievers in DK)

2009 – Toured Ontario, Canada with “A FRIEND IN LONDON” 4 times from 2009-2011 – featured on the popular tv show “Breakfast TV Toronto” multiple times.

2009 – Disney’s “High School Musical” (Danish Cast) at Fredericia Theatre, Fredericia, Denmark. Role: “Ripper, ensemble”

2008 – Winner of the European leg of “Bodog Million Dollar Battle” with his former band “A FRIEND IN LONDON” (20.000 bands competing from around the world)

2006 – Winner of “The voice – Værd at høre på06″

2005 – Winner of “Danish young Talent”


[su_spoiler title=”Jodi Siegel”]41386_1095162042_3950_nJodi Siegel was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues!! In the late 80’s she relocated to California and immediately began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, and original music bands all over the Los Angeles area. Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Lay, Billy & the Beaters, and countless others. She has performed at the Coach House, The Galaxy Theatre, The Belly Up, The Lighthouse, Café Cordiale, The Mint, The M Bar, McCabe’s and many other venues throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County in addition to touring across the United States and overseas all the while honing her own brand of blues, R & B and jazz into songs that have been performed live and/or recorded by the likes of Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball (title song on her Grammy nominated CD, “So Many Rivers To Cross”), Arnold McCuller, Teresa James among others. Jodi is also a wicked slide guitar player with a bluesy, soulful, and mellow vocal style.


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