Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just Hatched!

It's June already???  Wow!  Where has the time gone?!

The Sassy Songbirds had a great start to 2012.  Kristen had her baby girl and is overjoyed!  Her name is Emry and she is already shaping up to be quite the actress!  (She loves the camera as you can see!)



About 6 weeks after Emry was born, The Sassy Songbirds were back in their dancing shoes performing at Bixby Towers in Long Beach!  Since then, they have performed at The Riviera Club in Aliso Viejo, Atherton Baptist Homes in Alhambra, and Hermosa Beach Sunrise Senior Living.  June is also shaping up to be a fabulous month with Father's Day programs and summer kick-off parties as well!

We are now booking for summer gigs and especially 4th of July gigs, so contact us today!!!  

(below is a picture of us with enthused audience member, Martha, at Bixby Towers in Long Beach!)


Monday, February 13, 2012

A New Year!!


Happy 2012!!!
We hope 2012 shapes up to be as amazing as 2011 was.  It was our first year as a singing duo, and we're happy to report that The Sassy Songbirds performed approximately 40 shows last year and put out our very first CD, "A Sassy Holiday"!!!  Every home we visited was truly special and touched our hearts in many ways.  From Country Villa Glendale Senior Care in Glendale, to Alternative Senior Care in Huntington Beach, to The Chicago Club at Laguna Woods in Orange County... we appeared at numerous venues last year and were asked back many times to perform other themed programs.  We actually visited Sunrise Senior Living in Hermosa Beach 4 times last year and were able to show off our Christmas Show, Patriotic Show, Broadway Show, and St. Patrick's Day show!  I think we can say that we're old friends with all those audience members by now!

We are very excited for 2012 and for the imminent arrival of Kristen's baby girl, due March 2nd.  So, while Kristen is in the nesting phase, we have already started booking gigs for late April, May, and June and will begin working on our 2nd CD featuring Broadway Hits and Favorites!

So, we hope your New Year is starting off wonderful because ours definitely is!!!  Below you will find a list of all our themed programs, and a video montage of various performances from last year!  We hope to hear from you soon so we can bring some joy, laughter, singing and Sass to your audiences!!
(also to see more specific videos of themed programs, scroll through our blog to see clips from Halloween, Veterans Day (tap dancing), Christmas, etc.)

Themed Programs Include:
30s, 40s Standards
Broadway 
A Salute to Uncle Sam
St. Patrick's Day
Father's Day
A Salute to Uncle Sam (4th of July/Veterans Day)
A Sassy Halloween
A Classic Christmas

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bringing Sass to Christmas!!!


It's December!!!  We've made it to that special time of year where shopping, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and listening to holiday music gets us all in the Christmas Spirit.  Well, The Sassy Songbirds are working overtime to spread that Holiday Cheer with their new show "A Sassy Holiday"... and some people have even referred to us as The Sassy Snowbirds!  We debuted our show last week, and have since performed 4 shows already and have about 5 more to go!  

Not only do we have all new Holiday songs (which you can hear on our new Holiday CD), but also we bought new, red, holiday dresses!!!  They are perfect for Christmas, and also perfect for Kristen's growing belly (she's currently 7 months pregnant)!!!  

Below you will find a video of our Christmas Show and don't forget if you would like to purchase one of our CDs, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will arrange to have it sent to you.  1 for $10 or 3 for $25!

Songs featured in our show include:
"Let it Snow!"
"Winter Wonderland"
"I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"
"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
"The Christmas Song"
"White Christmas"
"Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"
"Rockin Around the Christmas Tree"
"Silver Bells"
Carols:  "Joy to the World", "Deck the Halls", "Silent Night", "Jingle Bells"
"Feliz Navidad"
"Hava Nagila"
and many more!!!!!!

Enjoy the video!

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Veterans Day... Patriotic Songs!

Even though we are fully into our Christmas season (and will be posting festive pics and videos soon), we wanted to share a quick video of our Veterans Day programs!  We were lucky enough to perform three Patriotic programs in November and they were a hit!  We featured such songs as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "Yankee Doodle Dandee", "You're a Grand Old Flag", "Give My Regards to Broadway", and so many more.  And what is more American than Tap Dancing?  That's right, we pulled out the old tap shoes for THREE numbers in this program!  It was a blast!  We hope you enjoy a little sample of our show and tap dancing!!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween

We hope everyone had a great Halloween.  Because we sure did!  Our shows were filled with dancing, costumes, witchcraft, and lots of snapping, clapping, and toe tapping.  We even adapted our name to "The SPOOKY Songbirds" just for the weekend!  One of our audience members brought her original vinyl of "Monster Mash" from 1962!

 We also had great feedback from our show at Grandview Palms Assisted Living where we performed for their Memory Care Unit.  Our new friend and contact from Grandview Palms, Lynne Talbert, had this to say about our performance:

 "Kristen - Many thanks to you and Alexis for the wonderful performance yesterday at Grandview Palms Assisted Living. The resident turn-out was amazing. So many comments after you left. There were tears while you were singing beautiful songs that brought memories to residents. Since I have worked there I have never seen such a response to entertainment we have had. Music is a perfect therapy for those with Alzheimer's. The "Sassy Songbirds" brought more happiness and joy to our residents than I can tell you - THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart."

This is why we love what we do!!!  We knew that was a special performance and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.  We appreciate Grandview Palms for having us there!  Thank you!

Below you will find a sample video from our Halloween shows over the weekend.  We hope you enjoy.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Getting Ready for the Busy Season!

What have The Sassy Songbirds been up to you might ask?  Well, don't worry because we have been busy birds!  We finally finished our CD "A Sassy Holiday" -- now for sale for $10 or 3 for $25!!!  Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a Holiday CD and we can arrange to send one to you.  We can't wait to bring them along to all our upcoming performances and we actually sold 3 at our performance last week at Vintage Mission Inn.


We also participated in the Long Beach "Walk to End Alzheimer's" Walk on October 16th.  The Sassy Songbirds were a part of team "Upside to Dementia" and really rallied to raise funds and get involved.  So much so, that "Upside to Dementia" won an award for raising the most donations by a family team!  $4795.00!!!!  We are so proud to be a part of this community and to be surrounded by friends and family who really support us and the cause.  (Upside to Dementia is the name of Kristen's blog about her Dad's journey with Alzheimer's and you can find a link to that on the upper right side of our blog.)

And the past two weeks our motto has been "Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse!!!"  We have four performances this weekend, three of which are Halloween themed.  So, we are learning a whole new show and we're pretty excited about it!  As we all know, there aren't an abundant amount of true Halloween Songs, but we used our imagination and incorporated songs like "Old Devil Moon", "Old Black Magic", "Love Potion Number Nine", "Puff the Magic Dragon", "Witch Doctor", and many more with similar themes.  We are of course featuring Halloween favorites like "Monster Mash", "The Addams Family", "Ghostbusters", "Witchcraft", and "A Pirate's Life for Me".  Below is a behind the scenes video of our rehearsals...

After Halloween we are busy getting ready for Veterans Day, and then Christmas!  So we have no time to waste as our calendar is filling up with gigs!  We're so excited.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

A Sassy Holiday!!!

Wow!  We have been busy birds lately.  Not only have we booked numerous Halloween and Veterans Day shows, but also we've spent all last week recording and putting the finishing touches on our first CD "A Sassy Holiday"!!!  We are so excited to debut our CD at our upcoming performances where they will be available for $10 to our audience members.  And if any of our fans and blog followers are interested in a copy, please contact us via email or phone!!!  Add some Sassy to your Holidays!!
We'll be featuring the following songs:



Winter Wonderland 
Santa Baby
Silver Bells 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
The Christmas Song
Angels We Have Heard on High/The Holly and The Ivy/Silent Night/Joy to the World
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Sisters
Away in a Manger (bonus track)


Listen below for a sneak peak... or should I say sneak listen to two of our favorite recordings so far-- Winter Wonderland (in the style of The Lennon Sisters) and Boogie Woogie Santa Claus... we can't wait to choreograph some swing moves to that last one!!!


We made the audio clips into little Holiday Slide-shows because it was easier to upload them that way... Once the holidays roll around, we will have great performance videos to share with you.  For now, enjoy the audio!


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