Here’s the text from an email that my wife Joni sent out. : )
Monday, 4 May – - solo piano
Parkway Grill Restaurant in Pasadena at 510 S Arroyo Parkway. 91105. 6pm – 10pm. Marc plays their grand piano in the lounge, but his beautiful sounds can be heard throughout the restaurant. They serve upscale California fare or you can just hang in the lounge. Reservations recommended for the restaurant – call 626-795-1001. www.theparkwaygrill.com
Wednesday, 6 May – - in Kris Garrett’s band
Music Club Mogul in Los Angeles at 351 North Fairfax Ave. 90036. 8pm – 8:45pm. $10 cover fee, plenty of free parking. Kris Garrett is an incredible and beautiful singer, playing many awesome original songs. The band consists of Marc on keyboard and killer background vocals, JJ (Jim Jaroff) on every imaginable string instrument and doubly killer background vocals (I heard some of the harmonies on these songs are to die for), Evan Malm on bass, Barry Shereshevsky on guitar and Doron Eskinazi on drums. If I got something wrong on this line up – sorry guys. Music Club Mogul serves delicious exotic Russian Cuisine.
Friday, 8 May – - in Michael Duff’s band
Genghis Cohen Restaurant in Los Angeles at 740 North Fairfax Ave. 90046. 8pm – 9pm. Usually a small cover fee. There’s three people on the bill – Debby Holiday at 9pm (who is outrageous and very worthwhile to see), Michael Duff at 8pm, and Brian Connelly at 10pm. All these musicians are amazingly talented. Marc is playing keyboards and background vocals for Duff, as well as Duff’s usual awesome band of: JJ on guitar, Gadi Ben Lavi on bass and Doron Eskinazi on drums. As the name of the place indicates, you can eat good Chinese fare in the restaurant portion of the place before or after the show. If you haven’t ever been here, you do need to make it out. It’s a great venue for shows, with a stage on one end and then “church pew” seating but with long tables to rest your elbows or hold your drinks on, etc. A must see place. And this is my May “Duff fix.” ::)))
www.myspace.com/michaelduff and www.genghiscohen.com
Sunday, 10 May – - solo piano
Parkway Grill Restaurant in Pasadena (as above). 11am – 3pm. This is Mother’s Day. If you plan to go, make reservations NOW. Or hang in the lounge. (You can also eat in the lounge, and that way you’re up close and personal with Marc – hahaha)
Monday, 11 May – - solo piano
Parkway Grill Restaurant in Pasadena at 510 S Arroyo Parkway (as above). 6pm – 10pm.
Thursday, 14 May – - solo piano and singing If you had to chose one, come to this one!!!
Left Coast Wine Bar in Glendale at 117 E Harvard. 91202. 8pm – 11pm. This is a totally cute place ~ Marc’s played there once before and had a killer great time. The place is one block south of Broadway, and a couple doors from Brand Blvd. It’s a very low key, comfortable, friendly place with great art on the wall (connected to the Left Coast Gallery in Studio City), serving some light fare besides wine and other drinks. It was lots of fun when we played there before, with audience members singing, dancing, playing the percussion instruments and having a grand old time. Only those who want to have fun need apply. (tee hee)
No cover charge! Metered parking on the street or you can probably get 90 minutes free in the lot on Maryland.
Friday, 15 May – - this is changed to a wedding! : )
Vitello’s Italian Restaurant in Studio City (as above). 7pm – 10pm. ixnay!!!!
Saturday, 16 May – - private engagement
However, anyone truly interested in helping the Cheetahs, lemme know….
Well, that’s about it for now.
Please call or email me if you have any questions. Or if you have any ideas or need anything from us!
Marc’s Booking Agent (and wife)