Singing 2006-2008

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Alison’s Performances at Jam Sessions and Open Mics 2006-2008

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2008

March

March 26
The Vocal Jam, Tarantos improv Easier Said: José Alberto Medina en los teclados and melodica Matías Míguez de Argentina en el bajo eléctrico y Laia Fortià en bateria

March 23: Pop, Rock, Funky Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Tsunami and Raunchy Blues Improv with Guitar:Martin (Argentina), Backing Vocals and Keyboards:Wally VonHaus (Argentina), Drums: Italo Melis (Chile) This jam was insane! The audience was really rowdy and we could hardly hear ourselves playing and singing! When I was singing the blues number a very drunk girl jumped on stage in front of me and started stripping! She told me afterwards that she had done that because: “your singing has so….so….much….feeling.” All my life, since I was a child, I’ve been told that I have a sexy voice. I never thought it would provoke a girl to start stripping! Of course, I just sang the way those virile young musicians played!

March 20
Barcelona Blues Society Sala MonasterioCharlie Guitar: Jose (BCN), Guitar: Josep Torello (BCN), Bass: Raul (BCN), Drums: Gaston (Chile), Piano: ?????? (he stepped up to the piano from the audience, twice that fellow has done that when I’m singing!)


March 19
The Vocal Jam, Tarantos improv Tsunami: José Alberto Medina en los teclados and melodica Matías Míguez de Argentina en el bajo eléctrico y Laia Fortiàen bateria.
This was an experiment. I had good feedback from the audience. It was the first time I’ve ever sung that song with musicians,. The melody I usually sing it with was non-existent, and on reflection, I think that’s good. Mattius said he really liked it, and there was a group of young German girls in the audience who were quite crazy for it! They all wanted to have their pictures taken with me afterwards! I like singing my own material with that house band at Tarantos vocal jam.

March 18
Blues Jam, Harlem Jazz Club. An improvised mis-mash with Chino (BCN) on guitar, Cobre on bass, and drums? that young fellow I used to see in Big Bang all the time.
Pop, Rock Jam, Sala Monasterio, “Charlie”, Jaime: Bass (BCN), Carles: Drums (BCN) and guitar? sorry….

March 16: Pop, Rock, Funky Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Funky Vocal Impov with Guitar:Martin (Argentina), Backing Vocals and Keyboards:Wally VonHaus (Argentina), Drums: German VonHaus (Argentina)

March 12 :
The Vocal Jam, Tarantos improv Charlie: José Alberto Medina en los teclados, Matías Míguez de Argentina en el bajo eléctrico y Laia Fortiàen bateria and Eric joined us with his trumpet.
(Another good jam! Thanks! )

March 9: Jazz Fusion Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Funky Vocal Impov with Guitar: Panos(Greece), Keyboards: Wally (Argentina), Saxophone: Igor (Germany), Drums: Alessandro (Italy) and Free Jazz/Funky Improv: Swimming Pool with Guitar:Martin (Argentina) (This was another great jam! Thanks!)

March 7
Barcelona Blues Society 3rd Anniversary Jam Session, Sala MonasterioStormy Monday Supporting Vocals: Karen Carrol(U.S.A./Germany), Guitar: Larry (U.K.), Drums: Reginald (BCN), Piano:??????
Bass: Jordi (BCN) (the bass player was AWESOME! THANKS)

March 6
Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session, Sala Monasterio Freedom of Religion/Slow Blues style Guitar: Miguel (BCN), Washboard Tie: Reginald (BCN), Drums: Gaston (Chile), Bass: missed getting his name….sorry

March 5 :
The Vocal Jam, Tarantos improv Freedom of Religion: José Alberto Medina en los teclados, Matías Míguez de Argentina en el bajo eléctrico y Laia Fortiàen bateria.
(It was a very cool jam, as was the last Vocal Jam I went to. This was Laia’s first time as the house drummer! She’s good. I like what happened. I asked for an anguished minimalist sound. My first time singing that song that way. It worked very well. That’s a great event. The musicians are very accomplished and creative. )
March 2: Jazz Fusion Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Free Jazz Vocal Impov with Guitar: Nicholas(Argentina), Bass: Alex (Argentina), Keyboard: Wally (Argentina), and Drums: Itolo (Chile), then a blues improv that morphed into reggae with Martin (Argentina) on Guitar, and a Reggae improv with Leandro (Aregntina) on Guitar. (This was a great jam! I was able to really explore vocal percussion in the free jazz number and got a great response from the musicians; they applauded me when we finsihed the song! That’s the first time that’s ever happend. I was stunned and pleased! It was also my first time really singing reggae – Leandro pushed me to do that. Thanks fella!)

February

February 21 :
Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session, Sala Monasterio Everyday I Got the Blues andStormy MondayPiano: Ana Piana, Bass: Martin, Drums: Rod, and two guitars…
February 10:
Jazz Fusion Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Easier Said (Blues style) with Guitar: Tony (Madrid), Bass: Mickey (Chile) and Drums: Febe (Mexico)
February 7 :
Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session, Sala Monasterio Everyday I Got the Blues Guitar: Larry (U.K.)and I don’t know who else played….sorry!
February 5 :
WTF Vocal Jam, 2nd Anniversary , Tarantos improv Wake Up: José Alberto Medina en los teclados, Matías Míguez de Argentina en el bajo eléctrico y Anton Jarl de Sweden en la batería, y Raul de Catalunya en la guitarra eléctrica.
(It was a very cool jam, as was the last WTF Vocal Jam I went to. I like what happens there. I feel a lot of creative freedom and the musicians tell me they have have fun jamming with me. I just give them the first few lines of one of my songs and they take it from there. They are good improvisers, and it’s a vocal jam so the focus is on the singer. Last night, Raul joined us with his guitar after we had begun. It opened things up a bit.)
February 3: Jazz Fusion Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Vocal Impov “Super Bowl” with Guitar: Martin (Argentina), Bass: Mickey (Chile) and Drums: Itolo (Chile).
(We had to finish early because of the Superbowl so I improvised a song about that!)

January

January 27: Jazz Fusion Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Vocal Impov and Vocal percussion with Guitar: Chauki Dahbi (Morocco), Bass: Faycal, Drums: Antonio (Andalucia), Alto Sax: Joseph Carpet (Toulouse), Keyboards: Eliezer Enriquez (Mexico) and also with Drums: Carlos, and Drums: Itolo, Guitar: Martin (There were so many musicians there and I jammed with so many, I didn’t write down everyone’s name! SORRY!)
January 24:
Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session, Sala Monasterio 2 improvs with Guitar:Ricardo (Italy), Bass: Marzio (Italy), Harmonicas: Santi (Argentina), Soprano Sax: Dom, Piano:Anna Piana Drums: Eduardo (Brazil)
January 22 R n R Jam at Sala Monasterio.
January 20: Jazz Fusion Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Vocal Impov and Vocal percussion with Elvis and Guitar: Chauki Dahbi (Morocco), Bass: Faycal, Drums: Antonio (Andalucia), Alto Sax: Joseph Carpet (Toulouse) and also with Drums: Carlos, and finally with Toby on Vocals and Drums: Itolo, Guitar: Martin. (It was a fun jam!)
January 17:
Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session, Sala Monasterio 2 improvs with Guitar: Josep Torello (BCN) , Bass: Fosse, Harmonicas: Santi (Argentina), Drums: Gaston (Chile)
January 15:
WTF Vocal Jam , Tarantos improv Givah: José Alberto Medina en los teclados, Matías Míguez en el bajo eléctrico y Anton Jarl en la batería.
January 10:
Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session, Sala Monasterio, cover: Stormy Monday, Guitars: Francesca (Italy) and Tito (Asturias), Piano: Myriam, Bass Guitar: Larry (U.K.), Soprano Sax: Dom the Hat (U.K.), Harmonica: Santi (Argentina), Drums: Gaston, and Percussion: Kaico (BCN)
January 6: Jazz Fusion Jam, The Green Room (Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona), improv: The Sun Came Out Today; Keyboards: Eliezer Enriquez (Mexico), Guitar: Enrique Pallares Farre (BCN), Bass: Faycal (Morocco), Alto Sax: Mercedes Leavy (Argentina) and Stefano Tomaselli (Pisa, Italy), Drums: Alessandro (Italy/NYC)

2007

December

December 30:Jazz Fusion Jam The Green Room(Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona)

improv Let’s Party Guitar: Martin (Argentina), Keyboards: Wally (Argentina), Bass: Mickey (Argentina) Drums: Manuel (Mexico) and Backing Vocals with Itolo (Chile) Guitar: Martin (Argentina), Bass: Mickey (Argentina), Drums: Manuel (Mexico)

December 26:

Rock Jam, Big BangGonna Love You (Blown My Top) and backing vocal with Elvis (Cameroon) Bass: Luciano, Drums: ? Guitar: ?.

December 25:

Pop, Rock, Blues Jam: Jazz Si, Stepping Stone, Keys: David, Guitar: Hector, Drums:Roberto, Bass: Cobre

R &R Jam: Sala Monasterio: Rock/Punk Improv Guitar: Arturo, Bass: Cobre, Drums: Esther Garrido

December 23:

Jazz Fusion Jam The Green Room(Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona), improv Stars in the Sky and Sweet Young Girl (with Itolo on vocals) and very nice Guitar: from Santi (Columbia), Keyboards: Matius (Chile), Drums: Carlos (Chile)

Rock Jam Big Bang Sing Along Blues Song Guitar: ?, Bass: Carlos, Drums: Oscar

Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz SiStepping Stone Keys: David, Guitar: Hector, Saxophone: Tony and Drums: Alice (hee hee hee)

December 20:

Solitary Jam: Cycling on the Beach, Singing to the Sea ‘Amazing Grace’ morphing into ‘Easier Said’ and ‘Listen’ – Bicycle: Alison, Wind and Sea: Mother Nature, Cars and Sirens: Man

December 18:

Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz Si

improv Givah Guitar: Hector, Bass: Cobre, Drums: Luis. Backing Vocals on Let it Snow and Amazing Gracewith Esther Ovejero Keyboards: David, Drums: Carlos, Bass: Cobre.

R’n’R Jam Sala Monasterio improv (Spanish) Cansada and ListenGuitar: Arturo, Bass: Cobre, Drums: Carlos.

December 16:

Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz Si

Stepping Stone and improv No Place to Rest Her Head Piaon: David, Drums: Carlos, Bass: Adriano

Jazz Fusion Jam The Green Room(Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona) Guitar:Martin, Keyboards: Wally, Drums: Itolo, Alto Saxophone: Sergio Rodriguez (Basque) and Ivan Gomez (Mataro), and Tumbas: Garcia Simenez (Pineda, Costa Brava)

December 13: Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session Sala Monasterio improv. No Place to Rest Her Head with Piano: Joan Ventosa (BCN), Guitar: Roger “Mr. Redlands” Serret (BCN), Bass: ?, and Drums: Eduardo Silveira Neto (Brazil).

December 11:Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz Si cover: Stepping Stone and a funked-upSummertime Keyboards:David Sam, Bass: Luciano (Italy), Drums: Chus (BCN).

R’n’R Jam Sala Monasterioblues/punk fusion improv No Place to Rest Her Head Guitar: Eduard Bosch (BCN), Drums:Carlos (BCN), Bass:Txalmet Carles (BCN)

December 9: Jazz Fusion Jam The Green Room(Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona), improv Givah with Guitar Martin (Argentina), Keyboards: Wally (Argentina), Saxophone: Sergio Rodriguez (Basque) Flamenco Box: Yuve (Cuba), and Drums: Itolo (Chile)

and improv Summertime Keyboards: Wally Von Haus (Argentina), Flamenco Box: Yuve (Cuba) and Alto Sax: Sergio Rodriguez (Basque).

December 6: Barcelona Blues Society Jam Session Sala Monasterio improv. Gonna Love You and Charlie with Piano: Joan Ventosa (BCN), Guitar: Francesco Della Mora (Italy), Bass: José Antonio Tur Bonet (BCN), and Drums: Eduardo Silveira Neto (Brazil). (Great Jam!)

December 4: Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz Si cover: Stepping Stone and an improv that went nowhere Keyboards:David Sam, Bass: Faycal, Drums: Chus, Guitar?

R’n’R Jam Sala Monasterio 2 improvs that went somewhere Guitar:Keith (Scotland), Drums:Carlos (BCN), Bass:Fose (BCN)

December 2: Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz Si cover: Stepping Stone and improv:Listen Keyboards:David Sam, Guitar: Marcos, Bass: Fose, Drums: Nuno.

Jazz Fusion Jam The Green Room(Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona), improv Givah and cover Summertime with Guitar Martin (Argentina), Keyboards: Wally (Argentina), and Drums: ? (he left before I got his name and nobody seemed to know!);

and on Givah, Soprano Sax: Dom the Hat (Cambridge, U.K.) and on Summertime Alto Sax: Sergio Rodriguez (Basque), Bass: Faycal (Morocco).

November

November 29:Fusion Jam Session La Rulot a toned down version of Freedom of Religion with Drums: Igñaki Ezcurra (BCN), Guitar: Terry (BCN), Bass:Jose (BCN) Easier Said Than Done with Charlie Cuevas (bass, BCN), Drums: Igñaki Ezcurra (BCN) and Guitar: Terry (BCN).

November 27: Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz Si, Easier Said than Done, with Drums: Jesus, Guitar: Marco Antonio Garrido, Bass: Jaime Julián Mas (J. J. Mas)

R’n’R Jam Sala Monasterio Stepping Stone (cover) and Givah with Keyboards:Davide (Argentina), Guitar: Rod Deville (Argentina), Drums:Guillaume.

November 25: Pop, Rock, Blues Jam Jazz Si improv:Listen to Your Inside and Charlie with Charlie Cuevas (bass, BCN), Roberto Olory (drums), David “Sam” (keyboards) plus guitar.

Jazz Fusion Jam The Green Room(Top Floor, Maremagnum Shopping Complex, Barcelona), backing vocals and vocal percussion and improv “Listen…” with Elvis (vocals, Cameroon), Keyboards: Matias Muñoz , Guitar: Martin Piragino (Argentina) Drums: Itolo Mellis (Chile), and improv “Givah” with Nicolas (guitar), Carlos (Flamenco box), Keyboards: Matias Muñoz, and Drums: Itolo Mellis (Chile).

November 22: Fusion Jam Session La Rulot improv of Tribute to Ani (first two verses) with Igñaki Ezcurra (drums, BCN), Eric Moscoso (bass, BCN), Guitar: Alan Pardo, Carlitos Gallego, Keyboards: Miguel San Macario (Cata)

Freedom of Religionwith Charlie Cuevas (bass, BCN) , Miki Gelabert (drums, BCN), David Davidson (bass, BCN), Alan Pardo (Guitar, BCN), Eric Moscoso (keyboards, BCN)

Backing vocals with Monica (BCN), Jasmina Azlor (Aragon), Suzanna, and Marta on Mustang Sally with Jorge Liñán (BCN) on lead vocals and harmonica, Saxophone: Leo Decroix (Paris), Bass: Eric Moscoso (BCN), Keyboards:Miguel San Macario ( Cata), Drums: Miki Gelabert (BCN), and Baloo (vocals).

November 15:Fusion Jam Session La Rulot improv of Easier Said Than Done with Charlie Cuevas (guitar, BCN), Jimi (Jaime Navarro Garcia) (guitar, BCN), Eric Moscoso (bass, BCN), Miki Gelabert (drums, BCN)

November 14: Rock Jam Big Bang Improv Something Soft and Sweet and back up vocals on El Lado Salva Je a Spanish ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, with lyrics by Albert Plà: Albert Molero (vocals and guitar), Jose (guitar), Tiko (drums); back-up vocals on Hush with Arturo Cabanas (guitar), Jesus Perez(guitar), Roberto Olory (drums), Luciano Dell (bass, lead vocals)

November 8: Fusion Jam Session La Rulot A very dark Improv of Givah Arturo Cabanas (guitar, Galicia), Eric Moscoso (bass, BCN), Gerry Lopez (guitar, BCN), Igñaki Ezcurra (drums, BCN)

November 4: Rock Jam Big Bang Punk Improv Ander Lopez (guitar, Bilbao), David (drums, Peru), Adriano (bass, Cata)

November 1: Fusion Jam Session La Rulot Improv: Givah and Listen…Chus Floresta (guitar, Cata), David (bass, Cata) Claudio Floresta (drums, Cata); Something Slow and Depressing (Vocal Improv as per Ander request!) with Yves (Vocals, Mexico), Ander Lopez (guitar, Bilbao), Chus Florista (guitar, Cata), Eric Moscoso (bass, Cata), Miguel San Macario (keyboards, Cata), Luis Voxtville (drums, Barcelona)

October

October 31: Rock Jam Big Bang Improv. Backup Vocals with Elvis (Cameroon)Arturo Cabanas (guitar, Galicia), Tiki (?) (bass)

October 28: Rock Jam Big Bang Givah and Easier Said with David (drums, Peru), Christophe (guitar, France/Argentina) and Velenci (bass, France); back up vocals for Elvis (Cameroon) with Arturo Cabanas (guitar, Galicia), Charlie (bass, Catalunya) and 2 others I did not meet on guitar and drums.

October 23: Rock n Roll Jam Big Bang improvisation

October 21: Rock Jam Big Bang Listen to Your Inside, Arturo Cabanas (guitar, Galicia)and Tom (guitar, Japan), Carlos (bass, Catalunya), and a very good drummer! (sorry I didn’t get your name)! and someone else whose name I didn’t get on keys. I sang well (Jose’s coaching is paying off) and the players – all of them excellent musicians – did a great job picking up my a cappella opening.

October 17: Something Different Jam with Luciano Big Bang improvising about bicycles Luciano (bass, Italy/Catalunya), Jesus (guitar, Catalunya), + sax and drums and a duet with Elvis (Cameroon) Jose (bass, (Catalunya)

October 16: Vocal Jam TarantosBarcelona Listen to Your InsideAnton (drums, Sweden), plus others on bass and keys

October 14: Digeridoo Jam India Lounge improvising with two crazy Hungarians who showed: Chimo (who I jammed with last summer in Budapest in Piheno (sp?) Park outside Godor Klub during the Gypsy Music Festival and Robert and the regular Catalan Digerdoo gang: Luis (percussion and dige), Victor (percussion and dige) and another fellow whose name I forget (sorry) playing guitar

Rock Jam Session Big Bang HipHop Duet with Elvis (Cameroon)

October 11: Fusion Jam Session La Rulot Punk Improv with Albert (Catalunya) on guitar.

October 9: Jam Session Big Bang Punk Improv with Carlos, bass (Catalunya) and Johnny, guitar (Catalunya), HipHop duet with Elvis (Cameroon) and Arturo Cabanas (guitar, Galicia) on guitar

October 7: Digeridoo Jam, India Lounge Vocals, Flamenco Box, and shakers.

October 4: Jam, Session, La Rulot, Barcelona Fusion Improvisation About Rain with Arturo Cabanas (guitar, Galicia) and Jose (Chile) on guitar, plus electric bass, drums, keys, and percussion (and who was playing those, I don’t know!)

September

September 26: Jam Session, Big Bang, Barcelona Freestyling a hiphop version of SummerTime with Elvis

September 23: Jam Session, Big Bang, Barcelona Vocal Percussion with MC Elvis

September 20: Fusion Jam Session La Rulot, Barcelona Freedom of Religion, Listen to Your Inside with Ander on guitar

September 19: Rock Jam Session Big Bang, Barcelona Freestyling with Arturo Ibañez on guitar

Bideford, Devon, U.K.

September 12: The Palladium, Bideford, jam session: Freedom of Religion

September 6: Bideford Folk Club, The Joiners, Bideford, North Devon, England a cappella: Listen to Your Inside, Tsunami

August: Hastings, U.K.

August 19: Open Mic, The Rooms, St. Leonards by the Sea a cappella: Listen to Your Inside, Untold Reasons, Charlie, Tsunami, Givah, Freedom of Religion, Techno Toys

August 17: The Rooms, St. Leonards by the Sea a cappella: Listen to Your Inside, Tsunami, Fairy Ring, It’s All About Color, Apple Seed

August 14: Mr. Twangy’s Open Mic, The Rooms a cappella: Listen to Your Inside, Charlie, Fairy Ring, It’s All About Color

August 12: Open Mic, The Rooms, St. Leonards by the Sea a cappella: Wake up, Blown my Top, EnergySynergy, Givah, Charlie, Easier Said, Reality Trap, Tribute to Ani, Fairy Ring, Freedom of Religion and too many to remember – it was a crazy night, I just kept singing and lost track of all that I sang, I even sang the 1st verse of ‘Amazing Grace’ and Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’.

August 7: Mr. Twangy’s Open Mic, The Rooms, St. Leonards by the Sea, East Sussex a cappella: Listen to Your Inside, Freedom of Religion, Easier Said, Coffee Bar Boy, Tsunami

August 5: Words (Poetry Open Mic), Jenny Lind, High Street, Hastings a cappella: Wake Up, Listen to Your Inside, Tsunami, Freedom of Religion

August 4: Glass Eye, Smugglers, Hastings a cappella: Listen to Your Inside, Freedom of Religion

August 3: Glass Eye, Smugglers, Hastings, East Sussex, England a cappella: Listen to Your Inside, Tsunami, Coffee Bar Boy, Freedom of Religion

July: Hastings, U.K.

July 31: Acoustic Jam Session, Hastings Arms, George Street, Hastings, East Susses, England a cappella:Listen to Your Inside, Freedom of Religion, Blown My Top

July, BCN

July 3: Rock Jam Session, Big Bang. Freestyling with Miko (beat box) and Ander (guitar) Listen to Your Inside (formerly: Bad Choices))

July 1: Rock’n’Roll Jam Session, Big Bang (Freestyling Rock’N’Roll)

June

June 30: Jam Session, La Oliva, Colle Nargo, Catalunya, Spain (Freestyling Punk w/Ander (guitar) Freedom of Religion)

June 28: Fusion Jam Session, LaRulot, Barcelona, Spain (Listen to Your Inside (formerly: Bad Choices))

May

May 29th, Jazz Jam Session, Chaise Lounge (Lay Your Problems in The Sand)

May 27th, Rock Jam Session, Big Bang (Easier Said Than Done, Freedom of Religion)

May 24th, Blues Jam Session, Monasterio, Barcelona (Charlie, Listen to Your Inside (formerly Bad Choices), Blown My Top)

May 23rd, Country and Blues Jam Session, Big Bang (Charlie)

May 22nd, Blues and Rock Jam Session, Big Bang (Wake Up)

May 20th, Rock Jam Session, Big Bang (Easier Said Than Done)

May 15th, Jazz Jam Session, Chaise Lounge (Freestyling with MC Elvis, Birthday Cake)

May 13th, Rock Jam Session, Big Bang (Freedom of Religion)

May 9th, Rock and Blues Jam Session, Big Bang, Barcelona (Freedom of Religion, Bad Choices)

May 6th, Digeridoo Jam, India Lounge (Freedom of Religion, Bad Choices, Birthday Cake)

May 4th, Acoustic Jam, Chaise Lounge (Freestyling with MC Kamal)

May 1st, Jazz Jam, Chaise Lounge (Givah)

April

April 30th, Digeridoo Jam, India Lounge, Vocals, Barcelona

April 27th, Acoustic Jam, Chaise Lounge (Bad Choices)

April 13th, Acoustic Jam, Chaise Lounge (Jamming Bad Choices with Mel on Keyboards)

March Women’s Open Mic (with Phaime Gow) Cai Chai, Barcelona

strong>2006

November

Vocal Jam (x2), Tarantos, Barcelona, Spain

Jam Session, Civic Centre, St. Marti, Barcelona, Spain (Freedom of Religion, Charlie, Bad Choices, Blown my Top, Easier Said)

June

Tribute to Ani as Guest Performer with Ari Up and Dubblestandart at the Victoria International Folk Festival, Victoria, B.C. Canada

I have a long history of being terrified of singing in public but the urge to sing eventually overcame my fear and while living in Budapest I started to make musical vocalizations in jam sessions in my apartment. In addition to the Speaking Music performances with the jazz trio where I spoke my poems to musical accompaniment and sang a cappella. I sang at one public rock and blues jam session while I lived there and recorded one spoken word track (Technotoys Blues) with the Hungarian band Anima Sound System (that song also on Mole Records Listening Pearls). When I went back to Victoria, Canada in April, 2006 I did a series of voice workshops at Open Space and participated regularly at the drum circles in Beacon Hill Park where I played finger cymbals and vocals. In September 2006 I went to Barcelona and started singing in the street with musicians. Then I started to sing my own poetry and lyrics at public jam sessions.