Nice Mention in the Newspaper!

Thank you Terese Newman and Jessica Rocca!  Thanks Carol E for being a friend and a fan!
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My Love to Windsor Farmers Market and Many Others!

I am so grateful to the lovely Town of Windsor.  When I came back from Las Vegas, I was looking for a place to sing.  I love to sing everything - all kinds of music and I didn't want to be confined to one specific genre of music.  They made a place for me.  I started singing at the Windsor Farmers Market a few years ago.  I have history with them because I used to be a vendor selling the bags and hats I designed and made.  It was mad fun every summer.  And it was great to see the same crew every year - with new added faces!

Andy Lepak is an awesome musician and singer.  I was pleased to be his counterpart on opposite weeks!

This summer has been great (despite the extreme heat in July - it made it tough to be out there singing - but it was done!).

I am also grateful to Lost Acres Winery, Hartford Farmers Market, Granby Farmers Market, New London, Town of East Hartford, Town of Seymour, Alvin Carter, Doug Long, Warren Byrd, Saskia Laroo, Greater Hartford Arts Council, City Steam, Windsor Senior Center (all the cool people who hired me for private parties) and all of the totally awesome people who enjoyed the music all summer long and took my cards and shared my info.

There's much more to come as I look forward to getting back into writing and branching out by tailoring some shows specific to Jazz and specific to Opera!  All of the other fun music stays so don't worry!

My agent, Renee Prescott, is my ROCKSTAR!  I love her because though she's busy with her own band, Shaded Soul, she always has my back and makes magical gigs happen!

 

Tomaca Rocks the Block!

One of my favorite things to do is to volunteer to provide entertainment for the Windsor Farmers' Market!

 

Windsor is my home town and I love Windsor!  It's diverse, friendly and has a great small town feel.  My neighbors are cows and they are some of the coolest people on the planet!

At this event, I enjoy catering to families and especially the children.  "The Floor is Lava" is a great child captivating song.  I smile when the little ones hear the song and turn and stare at me as they climb up on their parents when "the floor is lava" words ring out.  It's great. And no - I don't sing this song; it's part of the DJ'ing I do for the event.

So, I'll sing some, DJ some, sing some, DJ some ...   Last year, I had a regular group of lady dancers who would show up and totally turn it out!  I hope those ladies come back this year!

Also, there are chairs and tables on the sidewalk provided by The Bean. So, the Windsor Farmers' Market is a great place to 1) buy some healthy produce from local farmers, 2) chill out n' relax and 3) hear some music.

I am performing for the opening market on June 15th and then every first Thursday of the month through October.  And, just so you know  - I DO "Rock the Block!"

See ya there!

 

I Missed Valentine’s Day

This song was given to me just before Valentine’s Day and I never put two and two together.  So, yep, I missed having it posted by Valentine’s Day.  Oh well…  Please enjoy Kevin Weilock’s music – his rendition of “My Funky Valentine.”  Thanks Kev for the track!

 

Caribbean Connection

2007 Video Interview and Performance

How nice of these ladies to ask me to their show.  We were filming at the West Indian Center in Hartford, CT.  The West Indian Center is a place where they also have huge parties and live bands.  We were there filming for the talk show around 6:00 pm.  They were having one of their huge parties that night and the DJ was already set up and absolutely booming the music.   As they were making their preparations, they kept the music on.  It was so loud that you could hear it throughout the whole entire facility.  Jamaicans love bass and that bass was vibrating the walls of the small meeting room that we were in.

Vangie, one of the hosts, went over to the hall and asked if they could hold off on the music for a bit.  Of course, they would not.  I had to go over there and request that they keep the music off or very low for at least half an hour so our segment could be recorded.  Luckily for us– they complied.  But, after about 15 minutes, the music started again.  I went back over and begged for 15 more minutes of quiet so we could finish.  They gave us 12 and that was it!  The music was back on full blast.  Fortunately, we were done!

The ladies had to consider going forward whether or not they were going to continue to use that facility for recording.  They would be able to do well as long as there were no festivities planned for the same day.

I always prefer to perform with a live band, because live music is just so awesome and organic.  But, for this talk show, I sang with my background tracks.  It came out okay.

Here are some excerpts of the show.  It is posted on youtube.

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