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Still Falling Show. - August 1, 2010

Still Falling have been busy working in new drummer Kevin and are ready to take the stage again. We will be testing the waters at the Skylark Cafe in West Seattle on Friday August 13th. That's right, Friday the 13th. That lucky date doesn't come around very often and neither have Still Falling shows, so I hope you can make it out!

Still Falling

w/ Says and Sweet Secrets

Friday, August 13th

Skylark Cafe 3803 Delridge Way SW

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Black Celebration @ The High Dive - June 3, 2010

Well it's an 80's theme of late as I have been asked to fill in on vocals for an 80's tribute night at the High Dive with Black Celebration, the local Depeche Mode tribute band. I am super psyched as fellow Still Falling member Dan Harper is in the group, as well as me being a huge DM fan from way back. I don't necessarily look much like Dave Gahan but I know those songs like the back of my hand so come out and have a fun nostalgic night in Fremont!

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80's Prom Benefit at the Rendevous - May 23, 2010

I'll be spinning the 80's hits at this benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this Saturday night. My friends Concours d'Elegance will be performing live as well. It should be a great night in the basement 'grotto' of the Rendevous on 2nd Ave. So break out your 80's duds and come out and dance for a great cause! See you there. Saturday, May 29th at 9 PM. Rendezvous Grotto 2322 2nd Avenue.

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Speakeasy Series goes out with a bang! - April 28, 2010

Lushy capped off their month long residency at the Triple Door with our best night ever and a most "Special" guest. Lynval Golding joined the band for a few rousing numbers as he was in town between touring.

The crowd was especially raucous and the band turned up the heat for our final appearance. Thanks to everyone who made it out for one of our Tuesday night extravanganzas. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Composition Lab Concert a Success. - April 27, 2010

Last night I took part as a composer in a Chamber Music concert performed by the Odeon String Quartet with the addition of guitar and flute. There were 11 composers pieces performed and mine had the honor of being first on the program. The musicians performed my piece very well and I was thrilled. It was also a pleasure to hear the other composers pieces and the Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center is an amazing sounding room!

The concert was recorded so look for the audio of my piece to be posted soon.

Thanks again to Tim Huling, the instructor who organized this, for a great experience!

Info on the Composition Lab at: http://www.compositionlab.com/

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Flutes (Paul Taub), Guitar (Lonnie Mardis), Violin I (Gennady Filimonov), Violin II (Artur Girsky), Viola (Arie Schachter), Cello (Rowena Hammill).

Lushy plays 'Speakeasy' series at Triple Door. - March 31, 2010

Last night was our premiere at the Triple Door Lounge. They have teamed up with SIFF for a weekly night featuring movies with live music. Lushy will be performing every Tuesday for the next 4 weeks so come by and see us. Here's the flyer.

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Lushy to Headline Neumo's. - March 24, 2010

Lushy featured on Three Imaginary Gilrs - January 10, 2010

A very cool article, check it out. Here's the link: http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/contentfeatures/2010jan/lushy

Best of 2009 - January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! I've taken a few moments to reflect on another great year of music and have compiled my favorites here.

TOP TWENTY-FIVE SONGS                                               

1. 1901 - Phoenix
2. Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club
3. Miike Snow - Animal
4. Death - White Lies
5. Daniel - Bat For Lashes
6. The Dog Days Are Over - Florence & The Machine
7. It Doesn't Matter - Cut Off Your Hands
8. Raindrops - Basement Jaxx
9. Extraball - Yuksek
10. Not Nineteen Forever - The Courteeners
11. I'm An Animal - Neko Case
12. Percussion Gun - White Rabbits
13. I Love You - Esser
14. Better Off As Two - Frankmusik
15. Houses - Great Northern
16. Letters From The Sky - Civil Twilight
17. Wild Young Hearts - The Noisettes
18. Counterpoint - Delphic
19. Show Me What I'm Looking For - Carolina Liar
20. Little Secrets - Passion Pit
21. My Delirium - Ladyhawke
22. The King And All Of His Men - Wolf Gang
23. Stone Cold Sober - Paloma Faith                                
24. This New Technology - Midnight Juggernauts
25. Dominos - The Big Pink

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  1. Miike Snow - Miike Snow
  2. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  3. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
  4. Florence & The Machine - Lungs
  5. Zoot Woman - Thing Are What They Used To Be
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
  7. White Lies - To Lose My Life
  8. The Boxer Rebellion - Union
  9. Datarock - Red
  10. Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg

 

 

 

 

 

TOP TEN REMIXES

1. Jupiter One - Countdown (Designer Drugs Remix)
2. Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)
3. Cazals - Somebody, Somewhere (Moulinex Remix)
4. Tesla Boy - Spirit Of The Night (Bestrack Remix)
5. La Roux - Bulletproof (Foamo Remix)                             
6. Golden Silvers - True Romance (Penguin Prison Remix)  
7. Pony Pony Run Run - Hey You (Crystal Fighters Remix)
8. Lykke Li - Little Bit (AutoErotique Bootleg Remix)
9. Alexander Technique feat. Princess Superstar - Rock U (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Club Remix)
10. The Basics - Like A Brother (No Device Remix)Florence++The+Machine+florence.jpg

TOP FIFTEEN NEW ARTISTS

1. Florence & The Machine
2. White Lies
3. Delphic
4. La Roux
5. Esser
6. Post War Years
7. Paloma Faith
8. Mpho
9. Amanda Blank
10. The Temper Trap
11. Marina & The Diamonds
12. The Joy Formidable
13. Blood Red Shoes
14. School Of Seven Bells
15. Concours D'Elegance

Lushy to Open For Dengue Fever at Neumo's - December 28, 2009

Sun.Jan.10.10
Neumos Presents: Dengue Fever, Lushy, Darek Mazzone (KEXP Wo Pop) :: Doors at 8pm :: $15 adv :: Advance tickets on sale now at: www.ticketswest.com, select QFCs, Rudy's Barbershops, Moe Bar [Buy Tickets Online] :: 21+

Boxing Day with Lushy 9 - December 27, 2009

We had a wonderful time at Conor Byrne last night. Thanks to Laguna for a great opening set! Also thanks to everyone that came out and supported us, especially Aaron, who got everyone dancing and moved tables out of the way! I think this was our best show yet. We're looking forward to the Neumo's show on the 10th. I hope you can join us!

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A Fantastic Lushy Christmas Show - December 14, 2009

Thanks to all who attended for a truly magical night. If you did not get at least a little Christmas spirit going you should seek medical help. What an amazing venue to perform in. Thanks to Annette and the Georgetown Ballroom for hosting, thanks to DJ David James for the rare and unusual versions of Christmas favs and thanks to Casey McGill for the great piano stylings!

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CFAC a Huge Success! - December 11, 2009

Thanks to everyone who attended Sustainable Style Foundation's Cocktails For A Cause last night. We were able to raise over $300 for local charities while highlighting sustainable offerings from some very stylish local shops.

The drinks were tasty, the conversations enlightening and entertainment wasn't too shabby either. Thanks again to Leif and Marcell for spinning and thanks to all our volunteers who worked really hard to pull this event off!

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Lushy Annual Christmas Show - December 5, 2009

Dear Friends of The Georgetown Ballroom and Lushy,

We would like to cordially invite you to a holiday party hosted by Lushy and The Georgetown Ballroom.

Please RSVP this is a private party invite only.

It's the time of year to raise a glass and give a cheer to all the things that are so dear, and you friends, are dear to us. Thanks for your support!

This year we are happy to announce Lushy's annual holiday show will be taking place with our friends from the fabulous Georgetown Ballroom! Come on down and feast your ears on the Lushy 9.  That's right, Lushy with a live rhythm section, horns, keys, sleigh bells...you name it we got it...sort of.  And feast your eyes on the beautiful and historic Georgetown Ballroom.  The party starts at 6pm with DJ David James (Dug and ECSC) spinning from his vast collection of rare and unusual and groovy and soulful Christmas classics.  Lushy will play a long set starting at 7pm which will include songs from our xmas cd, Snowflake Surprise. Then...Casey MacGill from Blue 4 Trio fame will take the stage and entertain with his mad piano chops and cool uke stylings. Don't miss it!  And don't forget your Fez...if you got one!  We love you.

www.georgetownballroom.com
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Cocktails For A Cause - December 3, 2009

The Shops at South Lake Union's Alley 24 in partnership with Sustainable Style Foundation bring you Cocktails for a Cause ~ A unique shopping experience that supports both local charities and highlights sustainable lifestyle choices.

Kickoff the season in style while enjoying signature cocktails from regional micro distilleries.

Holiday shopping venues and their highlighted charities include |

Snowboard Connection highlighting the efforts of The Service Board
GolfTEC highlighting the efforts of SSF
Tottini highlighting the efforts of The Tree House
Velocity Art and Design highlighting the efforts of SSF

Sip hip cocktails from three Washington State Micro Distilleries |

The Ellensburg Distillery ~ El Chalán pisco-style brandy
Dry Fly Distillery  ~ Award winning Vodka
Soft Tail Spirits LLC  ~ Small batch craft Grappa

Enjoy upbeat sounds of DJ Pnapper, Marcell Marias, and  DJ Leif; three DJ's to set your holiday shopping mood.

Add to that, the participating retailers will be further highlighting Sustainable lifestyle choices by participating in the SSFTags program for the evening. Started by SSF in 2007, SSFtags is a consumer- and producer-friendly awareness program with an internationally recognized logo that indicates that a product, service, event, project, company or organization, etc. has incorporated sustainability into their efforts in some way.

At 6 p.m., NBBJ lead architect, Brent Rogers will be leading a tour of the the NBBJ LEED Certified Office and Building. The tour will beging in the NBBJ offices located off of Alley 24.

Join us in celebrating the joy of giving back and sustainable lifestyle choices. Cocktails provided. Donations strongly encouraged.

For more information contact | info@sustainablestyle.org or call 206.324.4850

Sunset show a huge success! - December 1, 2009

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us last night at the Sunset Tavern. Thanks to you we had the most well attended 'Black Monday' ever! I want to also thank Sheila of Cober for her performance, The Sunset, ___ for his vegetarian curry, as well as Last Wear, www.lastwear.com, for their (surprise to me) fashion show before our set. More shows to come in 2010!

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Still Falling, first club show in years coming up - November 1, 2009

Still Falling, featuring 4 original members including Rusty Urie (keyboards, guitars), George Aragon (drums), and Dan Harper (Bass), will be performing their first club show in over a decade. Black Monday - a night of goth. industrial, dance and ebm, November 30th at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard, will feature an hour headlining set of our 'Greatest Hits'. We hope you can come out and support us as well as opening band Cober! 7pm, $6.

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For more info and to hear more songs check out: www.myspace.com/stillfallingseattle

Still Falling in the studio - April 3, 2009

After a very long hiatus, all 4 original members of the band Still Falling have been back in the studio, recording what may end up being an entire new album. Some classic tunes have been given an update and some new ones are percolating. Here's a little taste of what we've been doing.

Still Falling - Sacrifice '09 (demo)

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Emiliana Torrini Remix - February 1, 2009

Emiliana Torrini

Rough Trade records put the call out for remixes of Emiliana Torrini's "Jungle Drum" off her latest album "Me & Armini". "Jungle Drum" is a fun, light-hearted track with Emiliana's hopelessly cute vocals and some fun guitars and synths as well. I've given it a serious dancefloor makeover while maintaining the essence of the original. Please enjoy!

Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum (Pnapper Remix)

Here's the original:

 

Real World Records remixes. - October 12, 2007

I have done a few remixes over the last year for Real World records. They are now allowing their remix artists to post the remixes they've done on their own websites. I am posting the remixes I have done so far. have done so far.

Next up I am working on a remix of "Kunlarim Sensiz " by Uzbek world music diva Sevara Nazarkhan. "Kunlarim" features a mix of traditional instruments of Uzbekistan, modern electronic production and Sevara's soaring angelic voice. Look for my take on this track soon.

NYC/Blues Overkill/Lee Oskar & Friends - October 2, 2007

New York was a whirlwind good time! Highlights were Monday night jazz in Harlem at the Lenox Lounge, http://www.lenoxlounge.com/, Tuesday night jazz with Snarky Puppy http://www.snarkypuppy.com/ on the Bowery and meeting Jimmy Coppolo who makes custom basses and guitars, http://www.allevacoppolo.com/.

Back in Seattle I am singing with Dudley Taft in his new project "Dudley Taft Blues Overkill" http://dudleytaftbluesoverkill.com/Home.html which he describes as Texas Blues infused with Mississippi Delta, a hint of British Invasion, with Northwest sensibilty. He has put together a really great band. We will be performing at Waldo's in Kirkland Friday, October 26th and at The Mainstage across from Key Arena Wednesday, November 14th.

I had the honor of being asked by Lee Oskar to join him on stage for a song at his last performance Friday, September 28th. It was a blast, literally, blowing my horn for a great crowd at the Highway 99 Blues club.

Get out your raincoat and boots and go see some shows, Fall is here. Cheers!

Made In China - September 5, 2007

Summer is winding down and I have been busy.
I just finished up an original composition for a movie by Seattle director John Helde called "Made In China".
It's a documentary uncovering his father’s experience growing up an American boy in pre-World War II China and discovering a community of other Americans with similar childhoods.
The song I wrote is an attempt at Chinese pop music and was sung in Chinese by Qi Zhang.
The lyrics are taken from a famous Chinese poem.
Check it out on the music page.
OmniVoid is revving back up for the Fall as we rehearse with our new rhythm section of Carl Martin on drums and Patrick McKinnen on bass.
Look for some show dates soon.
I am off to NYC for a week and I will give you the report when I return.
Cheers!

Upcoming Summer Performances - July 19, 2007

I am very excited to be playing trumpet with Lee Oskar, harmonica player from the legendary group War, http://www.leeoskar.net/ at the Capital Lake Fair in Olympia, http://www.lakefair.org/ this Friday, July 20th at 10 PM on the main stage. Lee has put together a great band and this should be a blast! Yes we will be playing "Low Rider".

I have been asked to DJ at the next SSF "Cocktails for a Cause" www.sustainablestyle.org which will be on Thursday, July 26th at One Earth One Design (145th & Aurora)http://www.1earth1design.com/ in Seattle from 5:30-7:30 PM.
This month, they're raising money and awareness for the Homewaters Project,
http://www.homewatersproject.org/ an environmental education program in Seattle supporting students, teachers, and residents all working together to understand and actively care for their environment. Recognizing the importance of connecting all students to their home place, Homewaters Project also works hard to make our programs available to underserved populations. In the 2006-07 school year, Homewaters served a record 1941 students, 50 teachers, and 32 schools!

I hope you are having a great Summer!

Chicago and SCM CD Release Party. - June 17, 2007

Well I just blew back from Chicago in time to sit in with Sky Cries Mary at Neumos for their CD release party of "Small Town". I played trumpet on the track 'Missing' and they asked me to come out and play at the show. I was honored to do so and totally enjoyed getting on stage in front of a packed house and blowing my horn. I really appreciated the round of applause and many cocktails I received from the fans! Thank you!

Before that I was in Chicago for NeoCon 2007. I was hired by Gunlocke, a high end sustainable office furniture company out of New York, to perform at their showroom at the famous Kennedy owned Merchandise Mart in downtown Chi-town. It features 1200 showrooms and exhibitors showcasing thousands of cutting-edge commercial products and is attended by more than 50,000 design professionals. I layed down some silky smooth lounge grooves featuring live trumpet, keys, vocals and percussion. I had a blast performing for a packed showroom of design professionals from all across the country while they got their drink on and perused Gunlocke’s stylish wares. Gunlocke’s tagline: “Performance in Wood”.

http://www.merchandisemart.com/neocon/index.html http://www.gunlocke.com/
Cheers!

Spring Update-Sky Cries Mary, OmniVoid - May 23, 2007

Recently I was asked to play trumpet on a track for the new Sky Cries Mary album "Small Town". The track is called "Missing" and you can hear a sample at: http://www.skycriesmary.com/audio/small/Missing_1_min.mp3 I have also been asked to perform the song with the band at there CD release show Friday, June 15th at Nuemo's in Seattle, WA.

OmniVoid continues to work hard on our next CD and the guitars are nearly all finished. Our search also continues for a new rythmn section to complete our line-up with our next live show tentatively scheduled for July 6th.

I will be travelling to Chicago for a Pnapper DJ performance at NeoCon 2007, the biggest industry event of the year for commercial interiors and the built environment, with more than 50,000 design professionals and hundreds of exciting networking events and parties. I will give you the report when I return.
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