Category Archives: musician

  The Sweetest Band!

Morning everybody. Isn’t it pretty out today? Too bad I hear we are supposed to get soaked later today. Go get all those errands and your outdoor fitness accomplished now, this afternoon is gonna be a wet one.

So yesterday we had a printing rep stop by and drop off a big bag of Malley’s Chocolate…and while we tried our best to resist the dark chocolate covered pretzels (FAVE!) were calling out name…munch munch.

When we opened the box we found the cutest little flyer for the new Malley’s Marching Band. Even though I was never in a marching band and could only play the piano…I was intrigued.

The band website says “Join the Sweetest Marching Band In The Land.  Attention all former marching band musicians.  If you love to play and miss your marching band days, fill out the form below to join our all volunteer band!  All skill levels and ages welcome.  You must own your own instrument, we’ll supply a band shirt.  Sign up if you’re looking for a non serious fun time band.  Limited to the first 300 sign ups.”

So all you old band lovers, get out there and show us what you got. I look forward to seeing you at any one of the summer parades! It will be so SWEET! Have a great Tuesday.

  Giveaway : Tri-C JazzFest

Good morning CLE & happy TAX Day! Hope everyone got by without owing too much to “the man” this year. Perhaps you’ve even received a refund…time to shop! :)

Did you know that this week kicks off the JazzFest? Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Tri-C JazzFest for the very first time. I saw the very talented, stunning and engaging artist Diana Krall at one of the many concerts during the week of live music presented by the JazzFest.

Now is your turn to win a pair of tickets and experience for yourself just how great this annual event really is.

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland features jazz performances, classes, lectures, and many other concert and community outreach activities. Local and national artists teach, compose, arrange, and perform. Concerts take place at PlayhouseSquare, the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College, and the new MOCA Cleveland. This year, the show is running from April 19 thru May 4.

In addition to the show, there is an Opening Night Party on April 19 to kick off the festival! The party will be held at Playhouse Square in the State Theatre Lobby from 5-7pm and is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature live music by Detroit’s Nadir & Distorted Soul. After the party, the fest will kick off with performances by Aaron Neville and Dr. John at 8pm!

So you want in? Want that free pair of tickets? Visit the festival site to explore the performers, then tweet me @iheartclev  which artist you would like to see at this years  #TriCJazzFest. Winner to be chosen by  Wednesday, April 17th! Good luck.

  Rock hall romance : giveaway

Morning all you CLE lovebirds. Did you all watch the grammy’s last night? Best part? When the Black Keys gave Akron, Ohio a big shout out….So cool.

Do you LOVE rock n roll? Is your idea of a great date an afternoon of milling around the neighborhood record store or even better the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum? Have you heard about all the fun Valentines Day events and special offers? The Rock Hall “#LoveRocks” is an official five days of love and specials at the museum. Visit their site and you can discover a free pass to see U2 3D for FREE, get your photo taken at the sharp shooter counter when you visit, come in on February 14th at 1pm and experia curator-guided Love Notes gallery talk, get free shipping on all merchandise orders over $35 online using promo code “VALENTINE13” ..I mena what girl wouldn’t love a I HEART rock and roll baby tee!!

Even better, I have a Duet Rocker Membershoip to giveaway to a lucky hopeless rock and roll romantic. This memebrship includes
• Unlimited free admission for one year plus one guest each visit
• Members-only t-shirt and decal
• Collectible membership card
• Invitations to members-only events and exhibit previews
• 10% discount on Museum store and online purchases (excludes sale and memorabilia merchandise)
• Subscription to Liner Notes, the official Museum publication
• Members-only email updates
• One Parking Voucher
• Member’s Express Entry

To win, tweet me @iheartclev “#loverocks here in the CLE!” Winner will be chosen randomly by Friday, February 15th!

  New Cleveland Christmas Anthem!

Check out this soon-to-be-your-new-favorite Christmas anthem, called Northcoast Christmas from The Modern Electric.

The Modern Electric is a cinematic pop band from Cleveland, Oh that combine soul, melody and emotion to soundtrack those moments in life that are just like the movies. Christmas Story anyone?

The track is a celebratory anthem that captures the joys, struggles and triumphs of a Christmas on the Northwest. My favorite line is “Shopping at a thrift store in December, this’ll be a Christmas to remember.” I feel like it speaks to me. HA!

Listen to the tune, download it for FREE, tell your friends about it, like them on facebook, get to know The Modern Electric. Thanks for the treat you guys, happy holidays!

  Brooke Fraser @ Beachland, giveaway!

It is another one of those days…chilly, damp and the perfect singer-songwriter music type of day.

Today I am swaying to the tunes of the lovely Miss Brooke Fraser. A native of New Zealand, Brooke will be visiting the Beachland (in the ballroom) next Monday night, May 9th to promote her new album “Flags.”

I think her sound is a blend of Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat with a twist of the unique sounds of  feist.

To listen to some of her songs, like her on Facebook, nice music to get you though today.

I have a pair of tickets to see this show, so drop me a note and let me know if you would like to spend your Monday night with the musical songstress, very talented and beautiful Brooke Fraser (tickets will be give away by Friday at noon). Hope to see you there!