Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween @ Birdland Part 2

And the parteh went on with Jackie Lefko joining LIVE on our stage and DJ Dix right after with an awesome Halloween set! I played Danny Elfman from Tim Burton's again and we had a blast!
Thank you all for coming and supporting Birdland!
But wait... Halloween is this Wednesday right? Right!

All the photos from this event can be seen right HERE!

Check our Schedule soon for updates and the Events pages on SL Web!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween @ Birdland Part 1

Today, Part 2 at 12 pm SLT! Be there and be ready to scare!
See yesterday's event photos HERE!

Schedule October 29 to November 04

Changes abound! New singers lining up this week, falling into regular weekly slots!
Updated 11.01.12. More coming!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tim Burton's HALLOWEEN Special Events!

We're fighting to good fight at the Bird! And what better way to do it then with a Halloween special?
Let's get crazy scary and spooky and come Swing to the songs of Sweeny Todd, Nightmare before Christmas, Edward Scissor Hands, Beetle Juice and more!

Bring your best/worst AV/Costume of the season!
Your treats our tricks! Did I get that right?
Come and have fun while you help us keep Birdland running!

We have a new Star!

Oh, my God! Where has this woman been all my life!
She is talented, she is amazing and she is authentic! She breathes Jazz and it runs in her veins like old matured red wine. This awesome Jazz singer is now a regular at Birdland twice a week, with a show on Saturdays between 12 and 1 pm and another on Tuesdays, starting at 7 pm and ending... well, ending when Jackie says it's over! See her Performer bio here!

Welcome to the Bird, Jackie Lefko. You are home now.

UPDATE 11.01.2012:
Jackie decided to make BIRDLAND her EXCLUSIVE venue in Second Life.
If you wish to hear her sing, the Bird is the place. Thank you, Jackie!

UPDATE 11.13.2012:
See new status and news HERE!

Friday, October 26, 2012

The shape of things to come...

The return is now complete.
We reestablished connections lost and revived the ones we had kept beyond Second Life, and got Birdland up and running. There were lots of expectations as to the way it would hold its own, and for the most part the answers were clear as we knew them before hand.

People loved it, old friends were happy to see it again and we moved on to promoting the club by adding the Live Music factor to the mix. We had a great official opening with Tamra Hayden as the main attraction and a taste of Showgirls and Burlesque, and we went on to secure a weekly line up of regular singers, among them Harry Frychester and Pippa Exonar - a SL/RL couple - and Amereck Arabello.

We had a good time with these artists, and they brought magical and unique moments to Birdland, in particular Harry, who we love dearly because of his amazing talent as a singer as well as his unparalleled and irreverent wit as an entertainer. As much as we'd love to keep them forever, at this point in time we were forced to make hard choices. Real Life interfered and new responsibilities demand our attention, so we had to let go of Harry and Pippa. Amereck had RL responsibilities to look after and so we lost him too, but truth be told he would follow as well, since we have to cut back on all expenses.

That leaves us with the club itself and the singers who agree to perform without fees involved, investing their talent and time to help us keep it running. We have a few of those: Kitty Zeddmore, who has been with us for a few weeks now, Crooner Carlucci and now Jackie Lefko. They are amazing artists and we are privileged to have them on our stage. They may, however, be too few too late.

Though the reality is this decision should have been made sooner, as RL hit us, I in particular am too attached to the Bird to let it go, so we held on. But it's time for a reality check. Without support from our patrons there is no Birdland. Circumstances changed dramatically and we can no longer sustain it without that support, much as I would love to. So we are giving it another week. If by this time next week things remain the same, Birdland will be folded once more and it will remain safely put away until a better time.

As for me and Blysse, we have Showgirls to look after, and that is something that involves a lot of friends that have become a second family to us. We will not let them down. Our stage is settled in San Diego City, at the Balboa Theater, a venue put at our disposal by Ayesha Lytton, Tamra Hayden's assistant and a Showgirl herself, and we will continue rehearsing there and bringing our shows to the public there as well.
You will learn about it here too, since this blog will live on to perpetuate Birdland's legacy and prepare the ground for a future, better, day.

So if you want to show us your support, come visit us and help us keep Birdland up as long as possible under these circumstances, if you can't help, we understand and hope you at least come see it and enjoy it while it still stands. We thank you all for your support so far, appreciate all you can do at this time and hope to see you soon, either at the Bird or the Balboa.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pippa Exonar LIVE @ Birdland . 12 pm SLT

Pippa Exonar graces us once more with her amazing talent. An awesome entertainer with an extraordinary voice, she will Jazz our world today between 12 and 1 pm from the BIRD's stage.

Come join us for another unforgettable Jazzy moment, LIVE @ the BIRD. Put on your best formal attire and spend some time with us, listening to this beautiful performer and dancing by the waterfront...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Kissing a 'Cockatoo'... Harry Frychester did it!

At the most intimate session @ the BIRD yet, Harry hits home. At last...

Yesterday night history was made at BIRDLAND. Those who belong to Harry Frychester's Rat Pack, his fan group, may have experienced this before, but knowing Jazz as I do, I'd say chances are even they were up for a treat! Each one of Harry's performances is as unique as himself, not only because he is a true Jazz Crooner, but also due to his talent as an entertainer and his marvelous personality.

We kind of joke, saying at BIRDLAND we bring out the naughtiest and the romance in Harry, but last night this became an established fact. And the audience responded in kind! Marsha Marsha Marsha, Blabbloblabladiblobla Bob (Happy Birthday!), Amish and CoCo... What an amazing hour this was.

Thank you, again, Harry for making Birdland even more special, and thank you all for supporting Harry and this venue we hope you get to love as much as we do. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Schedule . 01 to 07 October

From this week on PIPPA EXONAR will perform at 1 pm every Saturday, moving from the 12 pm slot.
Amereck Arabello will be unavailable this weekend due to RL reasons.