SONGWRITERS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Stick out your tongue and taste the talent – original, talented songwriters and their songs, live on Saturday night. Featuring our Songwriter Members: Diana Weynand, Mary Lemanski, Paul Rasmusson, J.Walker, Gilli Moon, and Jimi Yamagishi. Hosted by Songsalive! President Gilli Moon and SongNet director Jimi Yamagishi.
Open Mic after the featured slot (must sign up at 7.00pm)
WHERE: THE CORK LOUNGE, 5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403 (within Corky’s Restaurant)
COST: FREE entry! Donations welcome to support our non-profit efforts. Open to the public over 21. The Venue has great diner and bar food, and of course great drinks. Free Parking.
FEATURED SONGWRITERS PERFORMING:
All the way from Chicago…
MARY LEMANSKI: Mary Lemanski started her professional music career at age 11, playing pipe organ. For the past 17 years, Mary has released her original music on the Internet. In 2010, she released her first full-length CD, “Eclectic.” Since releasing “Eclectic,” Mary has performed at Six Flags Great America and was a Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Song of the Year songwriting contest. She was also a Regional Winner in Flavorpill’s A Band Apart competition and was featured on the Chicago Regional Winners mixtape. In 2012, Mary released, “Speechless,” and was chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the Intel® Superstars Competition. Mary has opened for Marky Ramone & the Speed Kings, D.I., Rev. Norb & The Onions, and Val Emmich. She recently released a 5-song EP with her band, Mary & The Immaculate Rejections, and is currently writing for her third full-length solo release. www.marylemanski.com
DIANA WEYNAND: Diana has recently come back to her musical roots after a career in the television industry. While there, she was a producer, director, editor and author of video books such as “Final Cut Pro” and “How Video Works.” As a musician, Diana enjoys writing, performing and producing. As a music educator, Diana loves engaging with the audience and involving them in her performances. She has conducted a summer choir in the Los Angeles area. She also enjoys writing and placing songs for television shows. www.dianaweynand.com
PAUL RASMUSSON: I’ve been writing and have recorded over 50 songs to date. With a lifelong interest in philosophy and psychology, I have turned my observations into songs. I was the 2014 “Songsalive! Songwriter of the Year.” www.paulrasmusson.com
J.WALKER: is a spoken word artist who began his journey as a hip-hop lyricist. He has had his music played at the Staples Center, on 60 minutes, on TNT and others. He has won numerous poetry slams throughout the country and has been asked to perform and teach his rhymes across the world. But there is nowhere he would rather be than right here, right now. http://www.jwalkerthepoet.com Tweet @jwalkerthepoet
JIMI YAMAGISHI: writes stuff, plays fixes & builds guitars, sings, cooks, works on cars, sometimes successfully, tries to live life off the corporate grid, washes dishes, takes out the garbage, cleans the litter box & generally lives by the grace of God. If ya wanna know more, go talk to him. He doesn’t bite & is not contagious. Yet. www.jimiyamagishi.com
GILLI MOON: has led an extraordinary life which has resulted in 6 albums, 2 published books, magazine articles, TV features and performances with some of the biggest acts in the world. She has created her own record label, Warrior Girl Music. She is now a mum of twin babies, 24 months old. www.gillimoon.com, www.facebook.com/gillimoonmusic Tweet @gillimoon
BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
Songsalive! – The largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers, since 1997. www.songsalive.org
YOUR SONGS. YOUR BUSINESS. WORLDWIDE. GOT SONGS?
SongNet – A network of career-minded songwriters, musicians, artists and music industry professionals, supporting each other through network events, seminars, showcases and collaboration. www.thesongnet.org
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