Posts Tagged ‘singer’

THE STRAY CATS BASS KING, LEE ROCKER

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Lee  Rocker himself2Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. ‘The Bass King’ will join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 12, 3 pm ET for an interview you won’t soon forget.

LeeRockerStrayCatLableGrammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts.
LeeRocker1978StraycatsNot one to rest on his laurels, Rocker continues to astonish audiences touring, talking (Rumble & Twang Radio Show with Lee Rocker), sharing his animated videos and releasing new music his “Night Train to Memphis” disc featuring classics from the early days of rock– classic rockabilly done like only Lee Rocker can. He has appeared on in the Broadway hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”

A conversation with legendary bassist, Lee Rocker, Wednesday, August 12, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

JOURNEY’S FORMER LEAD SINGER STEVE AUGERI

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steve journey starBest known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Journey from 1998 to 2006 Steve Augeri recorded three albums during a successful eight-year tenure that brought the world’s most accomplished melodic rock group back to the stage for multiple world tours to millions of fans. Wednesday, July 8, 3 pm ET the man the golden voice sits down with Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

For nearly a decade, Steve Augeri fronted the original “Arena Rockers,” debuting with a bang on the “Armageddon” soundtrack, racking up seven times platinum with their song “Remember Me.” Following this success, Steve went on to co-write and record on “Journey’s Arrival,” “Red 13” and “Generations” CDs as well as be featured on their “Journey 2001 DVD,” which is embraced by Journey fans the world over. Crisscrossing the globe, performing for millions, proving why we don’t stop believing.

Prior to joining Journey, he was a founding member of Tall Stories. The group released their eponymous debut in 1992. After the band disbanded in 1996, Steve joined the group Tyketto, with whom he recorded the album “Shine.” At present, he fronts The Steve Augeri Band and has released a slew of singles, including “In the Moment.”

A journey through the career of the man with the golden voice, rock ‘n roll legendary music maker Steve Augeri on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 8, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

LUCIE ARNAZ, MICHELE LEE, ANDY PROPST: CY COLEMAN REVUE

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MichelleBookyoufascinatemesoHe composed songs such as “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet To Come” and wrote the classic musicals Sweet Charity, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, City of Angels, and The Will Rogers Follies. His name: Cy Coleman, the subject of a remarkable new biography YOU FASCINATE ME SO by journalist and author Andy Propst. Propst will be joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 17, 3 pm ET, along with performers Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz and Mrs. Cy Coleman for a show-stopping conversation about the man and his music.

Andy Propst, the author of YOU FASCINATE ME SO, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CY COLEMAN is a journalist whose career has encompassed work with New York Shakespeare Festival founder, Joseph Papp and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, as well as five years on-air at XM Satellite Radio’s XM 28 On Broadway channel. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Backstage and the Sondheim Review.

MichelleLucieArnazherselfAward-winning actress and performer Lucie Arnaz is the daughter of Hollywood royalty. Her mother, Lucille Ball and her dad, Desi Arnaz, Lucy and Ricky on I Love Lucy. Ball starred in Cy Coleman’s WILDCAT. Lucie Arnaz built her own career with grit and grind, acting in television, and film, including in THE JAZZ SINGER with Neil Diamond for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe. Ultimately she made her mark on Broadway in a host of productions beginning with the musical THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. She headlined the first national tour of Cy Coleman’s mega-hit musical SEESAW.

Michelleherself (1)Emmy Award Nominee and a two-time Tony nominee Michele Lee starred as the loveable and quirky Gittel Mosca in the original production of the Coleman/ Dorothy Fields musical SEESAW, for which she won the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Award for Best Actress. Lee has been a favorite of audiences since she caught their attention on the 50s TV show THE MANY LOVES OF DOBBIE GILLIS. She made her Broadway debut in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING with Rudy Valle and a young Robert Morse. Later she joined us in our living rooms as Karen Fairgate on the long run of the nighttime soap opera KNOTT’S LANDING.

Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz, Andy Propst, Shelby Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we look at the life, times and music of composer Cy Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

REMINISCING WITH LITTLE RIVER BAND’S BASSIST WAYNE NELSON

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WayneNelsonLittleRiverbandblackandwhiteLead singer and bass guitar player, song writer and co-writer for the Little River Band, Wayne Nelson has been playing bass and singing lead vocals with the band for more than 30 years. Nelson will be reminiscing with Halli when he joins her at the table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 20, 3 pm ET.

WayneNelsontoday (1)The Little River Band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. Nelson came on board in 1979 the first American to join the band. All told, LRB has sold more than 30 million records and achieved 13 U.S. Top 40 hits, most notably Reminiscing, Lonesome Loser, Cool Change, The Night Owls and Take It Easy on Me, the latter two songs featuring lead vocals by Nelson, along with his considerable talent as a bass guitarist, his funk bass skills distinguishing him early in the band’s history. Just as compelling as the story of the band is Nelson’s personal life a story of extreme highs and tragic lows.

Reminiscing with Little River Band’s Wayne Nelson, Halli’s guest for the hour when he joins Halli at her table Wednesday, May 20, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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