Lisa Donahey and Friends: SONGS IN THE KEY OF SHE
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LISA DONAHEY AND FRIENDS: “SONGS IN THE KEY OF SHE” Stepping into the spotlight with an all-star band are versatile chanteuses Meloney Collins, Lisa Donahey, Betsy Holm and Billye Johnstone. These talented women will spend this special night sharing the stage performing songs that have influenced them as vocalists. Each will bring their impeccable and interpretive vocal and musical styles to this new show and will tap into each of their musical passions with everything from pop, R&B, rock, the Great American Songbook, classic standards and jazz. The night will be a celebration of the sisterhood they share in song.
ABOUT MELONEY COLLINS Mel has been a professional singer for the past twenty years. This past year, you may have heard her voice on commercials for Squarespace, Califia Yogurt, Miller Lite and more. When not leading her jazz quartets, Mel can be seen as a background vocalist for many artists including Heather Hedley and Michael Bublé. Her most recent work for Michael Bublé included backgrounds for his hit single “I Believe in You”. Stepping out of the background, Mel has had the distinct honor to be the opening musical act for the legend, Bob Newhart, in his recent sold-out standup performances. Mel loves jazz. She grew up listening and singing along to the greats, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson and all the greats. Although she began her career in musical theatre, jazz never left her heart and for the past 12 years she has had the privilege to travel the country singing jazz as her chosen profession. In 2010, Mel became the official vocalist of the Side Street Strutters, a seven-piece jazz ensemble that has been touring for 30 years. She also has her own “StandardMel Quartet” which plays weekly at the exclusive Club33 Lounge at Disneyland. Twice a year, Mel participates in two jazz festivals that are close to her heart; In July, Mel headlines with The D. Benjamin Band at the Mammoth Jazz Festival of Southern California, and in October she participates in the historic Sun Valley, Idaho Jazz Festival. In 2013, Mel teamed up with Composer/Arranger Duane Benjamin to create their first jazz album, A Little Jazz Now & Then - a tribute to the music of yesteryear and today! The success of that album prompted several more works, including their latest - a holiday album entitled Sleigh Ride Vibes. All her music can be found on all streaming platforms including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, and CD Baby. Keep up with Mel on Instagram @StandardMel and on Facebook at MelCollins/StandardMel.
ABOUT LISA DONAHEY In an industry that too often rewards artists and performers for limiting their vast musical potential and allowing themselves to be pigeonholed, Lisa Donahey stands out as a singular multi-faceted talent who embraces and does it all – with an engaging, charismatic style and panache all her own. Combining her masterful storytelling abilities with her innate skills as a people person, she’s captivated audiences throughout her native Southern California and beyond with critically acclaimed performances that tap into her passions for everything from classic Top 40 pop, R&B, rock, Great American Songbook and big band standards to musical theatre, country, novelty tunes, classical and even her own colorful mash-up style, “Jazzbaret.” A consummate entertainer, Lisa does more than simply interpret the genius of others. She adds her own narrative flair to the flow of the music, turning set lists full of songs we know and love into fresh, poetic looks at life and love while making the crowd an integral part of the experience. When not producing and singing in live concerts, Lisa sings on studio sessions for TV, commercials and film, as well as singing on-camera. Lisa has three studio albums, including her homage to Broadway, “Takes on Broadway,” with tracks currently in rotation on SIRIUS XM’s Siriusly Sinatra, “She’s Got It Covered,” her cover album spanning multiple musical genres and her Holiday Album “Christmas in Our Soul” which spent over 10 weeks in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Holiday charts and in rotation on SIRIUS XM’s Hallmark Radio Channel during the holiday season. All her albums can be found streaming on Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify. You can also see Lisa acting on hit the hit shows S.W.A.T., 9-1-1 Lonestar and as Nurse Lisa on General Hospital. For more information, please visit LisaDonahey.com and keep up with Lisa’s musical ventures on Instagram @LisaDonaheyMusic and on Facebook at LisaDonaheyMusic.
ABOUT BETSY HOLM Betsy Holm is a singer/songwriter known for her music for vocals and guitar. She was born and raised in Pasadena & Temple City, CA where she began her career performing in rock bands all across Southern California, including popular venues like The Whiskey, The Roxy and the famous Gazzari's. She now resides in Las Vegas, NV and has been sharing her powerful vocals and talent there for 28 years. Performing at almost every venue on the Las Vegas Strip over the years has enabled her to land a residency gig at The Hard Rock Cafe for their popular "Acoustic Breakfast" for the past 7 years. Betsy has had featured interview/performances on the three major Las Vegas network T.V. morning shows. Much of her career has been in the studio as a session singer, so you may have heard her voice on several radio/T.V. commercials across the country including her originals in CBS's 'A Very Married Christmas' and The Lifetime Channel's 'Odd Girl Out'. She was recently asked to join The American Vinyl All-Star Band led by 'Skunk' Baxter from Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, as well as Barry Goudreau from the band Boston. Although Betsy has been the lead singer for several bands, her favorite musical outlet is picking up her guitar and performing acoustically which can be heard on her CD By Request. For more information about Betsy and her performance schedule, please visit BetsyHolm.com.
ABOUT BILLYE JOHNSTONE Billye Johnstone was raised in a family of musicians and has been singing all her life. She has toured and performed with legendary artists Ray Conniff and Engelbert Humperdinck, Gospel Greats Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris as well as written and produced several albums of her own original music, which has given her a busy touring schedule for many years. Billye’s experience in barbershop quartets, musical theater, traditional church music, and rock, pop, and soul bands, allows her to move effortlessly through all genres of music. Much of this happened simultaneously with a career in the business side of music, marketing and promoting the biggest names in all of popular music. Billye currently sings in Wartime Radio Revue (a WWII era swing big band fronted by an Andrews Sisters style trio), Renaissance Event Band, Lisa Donahey and lends background vocals to other Los Angeles area artists. Billye is also the choir director and worship leader at Emmanuel Church in Burbank, CA.
For more info, please visit Billye.com.
A minimum of $25.00 is required per person while inside the showroom. Dining in the restaurant or any of our bars does not apply to the showroom minimum. Service fees apply to all tickets purchased via Eventbrite, at the door, and/or at the Box Office. Guests requiring accessible seating should book directly by calling 818-769-0905
Tickets $30 - $40