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Hosted by Songsalive! president gilli moon, and Songnet president Jimi Yamagishi.

Stick out your tongue to taste the talent

Come join us for our monthly Los Angeles SONGWRITERS Showcase residency, featuring talented songwriters from around the globe: gilli moon, J.Walker, Patricia Bahia, Dharmika, Debbie Opp and Jimi Yamagishi + this month: special tribute, honoring the late d.Whitney Quinn.

Whitney was a long time Songsalive! Pro Member and Songnet performer. For our latter Open Mic section, after the featured performer slot, we invite any and all songwriters and musicians to come and play a song in memory of Whit and his wife Elizabeth.



5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 

(Just north of the 101 on the West side of street, adjacent to Corky’s Restaurant)

TIME: Doors open 6.30pm. Show starts 7pm with featured performers.

 Open Mic  after the featured slot (must sign up by 7.30pm)

COST: FREE entry! Donations welcome to support our non-profit efforts. Open to the public

The Venue has great diner and bar food, and of course great drinks – happy hour all night.

RSVP: through this meetup to ascertain numbers



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 and is the president of Songsalive!. She is now a mum of twin babies, 11 months old. http://www.gillimoon.com  Tweet @gillimoon

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.  Tweet @jwalkerthepoet 

PATRICIA BAHIA: (pronounced ba-HEE-yah) is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and ovarian cancer survivor combines elements of pop, singer-songwriter, with hints of country and soul, to create sparkling gems of piano-based pop songs. Patricia started her career as a soloist with the acclaimed Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir--recording with Linda Ronstadt, performing with Joan Baez, and opening for Bonnie Raitt. Patricia discovered her “bucket list” desire to write songs during a successful battle with ovarian cancer ten years ago. Now healed, Patricia is on a mission to spread love, healing, joy and peace through the power of words and music--and to inspire others to follow their dreams and live artistically.  Tweet@patriciabahia

DHARMIKA: came down to LA from Oregon a year ago and has been singing around the San Fernando Valley for the last year. She sings heartfelt songs that touch, empower, and connect with the audience. Her strong voice and visual lyrics will bring you on a journey to familiar places from misty dreams.

DEBBIE OPP: likes to perform a music memoir of six songs about her life. It is like an arc or story line that takes people through different periods. She was trained as a graphic artist but started a horse farm called Irish Rose Farms instead. Debbie does singing, songwriting, and drawing as creative outlet to balance the continuously hard work of working with horses which she has done most of her life. When she was younger she had a musical background in classical piano. The piano is what she plays now.

JIMI YAMAGISHI: runs SongNet, 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.



Whitney was a long time member of Songsalive! and we lost them both early April. He was a light in our songwriter's community and we will miss him. For this night, we honor him and encourage any and all songwriters who'd like to sing a song in memory of the late d.Whitney Quinn and his wife Elizabeth during the Open Mic portion of the night, see below.

Listen to Whitney's "Freedom"

Join the Facebook memorial group dedicated to the memory of Whitney



NEW to our Songwriter's showcases is our Open Mic.  and starts after the showcase (approx. 9.00pm).

This month, we encourage any and all songwriters who'd like to sing a song in memory of the late d.Whitney Quinn and his wife Elizabeth. Whitney was a long time member of Songsalive! and we lost him early April.

Rules for the Open Mic portion:

1. The open mic sign up is between[masked]pm but performances are post featured section of night.

2. No late signups will be accepted.

3.  1 song per songwriter, originals only, and only a small handful of artists may be selected, and if time permits after the main showcase.

4. Songsalive! reserves the right to decline any artist for open mic participation. We demand excellence: high live performance, skill caliber requested. No beginners. No backing tapes/cds/ipods. Live only.


APPLY TO PERFORM AT A FUTURE SHOWCASE to be considered as FEATURED ARTIST, promoted to 20,000+ music fans (or go to our website, click on Programs / showcases)

Please read the criteria carefully. Songsalive! Pro Members need only apply. Join today at



This Songwriters showcase is a joint effort between:

Songsalive! - The largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers, since 1997.  

Songnet - a network of career-minded songwriters, musicians, artists, and music industry professionals supporting each other through network events, seminars, showcases, and collaboration.


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  • debbie o.

    I thought it was very good. I was honored to be included with other talented people.

    May 5, 2014

  • gilli .

    It was an emotionally charged night as we honored our late songwriter friend D.Whitney Quinn. Performances were a high with Patricia Bahia, Dharmika, Debbie Opp, J.Walker, gilli moon, and Jimi Yamagishi. Special appearances from songwriters who sang in tribute to Whitney in the open mic section was a lovely feeling, especially Craig Harris, who wrote more than 30 songs with Whitney and sand a touching co-write. Tom Bishel also gave us his sensitive rendition of a Neil Finn song, plus we enjoyed newcomer Katie Scarlett, backed by Grammy award songwriter and Songsalive! patron, Alan Roy Scott. Paul McCarty also sang a lovely Whitney song too. Lovely night, lovely venue, lovely and touching showcase. Thanks to Songnet for collaborating with Songsalive! once again. See you all next month as we move to the 3rd Sundays of month: mark your calendars for Sun June 15.

    May 5, 2014

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