- Striking 12 with my bandmates Dec 23 & 24 in NYC @ 54 Below
- Brendan & Val’s Latest Excuse for a Concert: Monday, August 26
- performing/speaking at Ojai Playwrights Conference Aug 8!
- blog entry at Milburn-Vigoda.com – “Every Seven” Hiatus
- American Theatre Magazine article featuring me + my bandmates: “It’s Better With A Band”
Thanks to everyone on our email list who answered the survey about STRIKING 12 on Christmas Eve. The answer was a resounding YES, and so my bandmates and I are coming to 54 Below in NYC for TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: December 23 & 24 at 7 PM.
This won’t be the last time we perform it – our grand plans to have a FAREWELL TOUR this year have become JUST THESE TWO GIGS. And consequently, these are the ONLY STRIKING 12 SHOWS THIS YEAR. BUT NOT THE LAST OF ALL TIME EVER.
However, you never know when the zombie apocalypse is coming, so in case we’re all devoured before next December, buy tickets today.
It’s been a while and we are really looking forward to playing! We’ll have some special guests and it will be a super fun night.
Monday, August 26
1089 N. Oxford
Brendan and I are honored to be part of this event at the Ojai Playwrights Conference
next week, along with renowned songwriter Dean Pitchford and Tony-nominated composer Larry O’Keefe!
Breathing Life into Musical Theatre: An Evening of Performance and Exploration
Thursday, August 8
703 El Paseo Road, Ojai
From the Ojai Playwrights Conference site: “An extraordinary musical celebration with some of America’s top composers and lyricists, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a musical with special co-host Chris Montan, President of Walt Disney Music. Featured talent includes electric violinist/vocalist Valerie Vigoda, composer Brendan Milburn, award-winning songwriter Dean Pitchford, and Tony-nominated composer Laurence O’Keefe.”
Check out the new blog entry up at Milburn & Vigoda – we’re putting our beloved “Every Seven” project on a hiatus for a bit, due to…lots of songwriting.
…the most heartening and transformative trend in American musicals—and we might as well reclaim the word, all the better to broaden its purview—is a swelling wave of hybrid shows created, and often performed, by indie bands and singer/songwriters.”
Full story here!
Check out the new blog entry up at Milburn & Vigoda – which includes this week’s “Every Seven” video + download: “Money & Musicians & Explorers,” the song Ernest and Kat sing together about the financial woes they have in common. It’s a hootenanny!
Check out the new blog entry up at GrooveLily – it’s this week’s “Every Seven” video + download: “Giving It All Away (Live)” (from WHEELHOUSE). It’s Brendan’s keytar/dance debut.
Check out the new blog entry up at Milburn & Vigoda – which includes this week’s “Every Seven” video: “In The Forest” (Live), our nearly-through-composed, everybody suddenly-in-love-with-the-wron
Check out the new blog entry up at GrooveLily – it’s this week’s “Every Seven” video + download: “Take On The World” (from WHEELHOUSE). This version is our first official bicoastal recording, and one of our favorite songs from the show.
Just got back from NYC, where we were working intensely on our show ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME. Now that it is a two-person show (and working out beautifully that way!), there has been a ton of rewriting and “retrofitting” of the music and script to make it work with the second actor. We were lucky enough to have the fearless, ultra-talented and hilarious Will Swenson with us, playing Ernest Shackleton and all the other roles in the piece – and the presentation to potential backers on Thursday went very, very well. We can’t wait to bring a full production of SHACKLETON to the stage, hopefully this year.
Val & Will Swenson brave the Antarctic.
Photo by Adam Wolf.