What we're about
This is what I had in mind...
Let's have a meetup for fellow musicians and singers who love performing. The meeting is about getting together for a friendly night of live entertainment. Socialization and fellowship among performing artists is big part of this.
Think of it as an open mike in someone's living room.
I will be playing acoustic piano. There will be lots of sheet music and lyric sheets.
This meetup is for musicians and singers.
For musicians, the instrument you play should be acoustic.
Small amplifiers only. All acoustic guitar and bass players are welcome. Also, if you play woodwind, string, or brass join us on the melody.
If you enjoy keeping time on acoustic drums such as bongos or other light percussion that would be perfect.
For singers, if you like the idea of live karaoke, this could be fun for you.
Bring chord charts for the songs you are familiar with or otherwise pick from my large collection of songs.
Performers with background in musical theater who love to sing are ideal.
If your thing is loud heavy metal music then this group would not be a good fit for you.
Also, practically speaking, a full set of drums would not fit either.
To a large extent lets see how this evolves.
I hope this group will eventually meet in a public venue to perform our own form of live karaoke or open mike.
Prefer to perform famous songs that are familiar to everyone.
I envision sharing sheet music and lyric sheets.
Let every person get a chance to participate.
To be clear, all levels of talent and ages are welcome.
Generally, any style of contemporary music is ok.
Let's get together once a month on a Friday evening at 7:00pm in Aurora, Ill
We will have tea and light snacks.
Looking forward to hearing your music.