EMERALDE, the new Adult Contemporary Pop Group to Watch

You may not have heard of EMERALDE, the new Adult Contemporary Pop group but the duo, Mark Gasbarro and Margie Russomanno are music veterans. Both of these talented artists have been “behind the scenes” in Hollywood film and TV. Mark is a pianist/composer/arranger and is one of the most sought after pianists in the showbiz arena. […]

Lisa Loeb at The Coach House

It’s always a pleasure to watch Lisa Loeb live whether it be an afternoon kid’s show or a night concert. She always sings brilliantly and always make it a point to interact with the audience. I have seen her concert several times and she never fails to entertain me. What you see on stage is […]

Howard Jones Returns to Orange County

Before there was EDM or Electronica there was Howard Jones with his synth/electronica genre, at least in my opinion. Howard Jones, the famed English singer/songwriter who had top 40 hit singles in the UK and his 1984 album Human’s Lib went to number one in the UK. This is not the first time I’ve seen […]

Dancing with Billy Idol

  It was 1983 and I bought my first Billy Idol vinyl album “Rebel Yell“. Fast forward 33 years, he was still rockin’ with his punk/new wave genre at The Observatory Santa Ana last Feb. 21st. It was the last leg of his US tour. In the early ’80s, Idol was a member of the […]

Win a pair tickets to Rio – Duran Duran Tribute Band (House of Blues Anaheim)

I have never covered a Tribute band, but because one of my favorite bands of all-time is Duran Duran, and Rio is, – a Duran Duran tribute band perhaps currently the only high profile, full-time working Duran Duran tribute band in the country it is a no-brainer to cover them. Rio has been billed at some […]

Minnie Driver Performs at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

“Mesmerized” is the word I will use to describe Minnie Driver’s voice at her concert at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano last November 26th. Considering it was the night before Thanksgiving, I thought it would be really low key and have less attendance but I was blown away by how many people wanted to […]

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 35th Anniversary Tour at the Pacific Amphitheatre

I have always been a fan of Pat Benatar growing up. In fact, I wanted to be her … I wanted to wear the same outfits, style my hair the same, but most of all I wanted to sound and move like her. And that was my fantasy when I used to sing in my […]

Soul Asylum Runaway at the Coach House

Cause I’m waiting by the phone…. Waiting for you to call me up and tell me I’m not alone. Recognize the lyrics? They are from “Somebody to Shove”, the first song played by Soul Asylum at The Coach House last July 16. In the ‘80s, after rocking myself with new wave, I drenched myself with alternative rock […]

Vonda Shepard’s recent concert, her personal side and upcoming projects

There is only one word to describe Vonda Shepard’s voice – “Soulful”. This is my second time to see her at the Coach House and she never ceases to amaze me with her phenomenal performance, boundless enthusiasm and intimate rapport with her audience. It was like I was on the set of Ally McBeal, but even better because […]

The Bangles Sold Out Show at The Coach House

The Bangles are one of my favorite 80’s bands. They really personify “girl power” as an all-female rock band that started in 1982. I’ve been meaning to see the Bangles for the longest time. Finally, I had the chance to witness this talented jangle pop rock group at the Coach House last June 6. Bangles started […]