Holiday show: "For Kids from 1 to 92!"
Steve March-Tormé, Vic Ferrari’s Michael Bailey, and Emmy-Award winning composer and world-renowned electric violinist Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) have joined musical forces for a holiday show, "For Kids from 1 to 92!" "Like the three of us, it's a show that spans musical genres--it has everything from lush and beautiful traditional fare to great pop songs and really joyful rock,” said Bailey.
“I’ve never heard a more varied live holiday concert,” said March-Tormé. “Mark Wood’s virtuosity is dazzling, and on full display in songs like ‘Wizards in Winter,’ ‘Mad Russians,’ and ‘Carol of the Bells.’ And, it will come as no surprise to anyone who’s heard Vic Ferrari that Michael has a terrific and effortless sounding pop voice, but what his fans might not know is his love and talent for singing classical music. When he channels his inner Andrea Bocelli, it’ll give you goosebumps.”
The show is backed by The HD Horns (Ken Skitch, Tyler Jones, and Chris Felts), WAMI award-winning drummer Mike Underwood, vocalist and keyboardist Kathy Alan, and WAPL-FM’s Len Nelson on accordion. Touring with the show is an emerging group called Pegasis accompanied by accomplished jazz guitarist Matthew Hillman.
“We’re really excited to introduce audiences to Pegasis. The group is a trio of sisters whose natural, tight harmonies sound like a modern-day blend of the Andrews Sisters and the Pointer Sisters when, in fact, it’s pure Peguero sisters,” March-Tormé said. “They’re doing some terrific tunes, including a version of ‘It Happened in Sun Valley’ that will thrill any music fans, but especially those of vocalese groups like Manhattan Transfer.”
“The whole evening is going to be a feast of musical styles—all woven together by the spirit of the season,” March-Tormé added. “Part of that spirit for me is getting to sing my dad’s ‘The Christmas Song’ (Chestnuts Roasting—sentimental for me for obvious reasons). This show will warm your heart, but it’s also exciting enough to make it beat a little faster. And I think that’s just the sort of feeling that the holiday season is all about.”
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Michael Bailey is a founding member of the band Vic Ferrari. Entertaining audiences since 1988, Vic Ferrari has played more than 2,500 shows, including their Symphony on the Rocks, a high-powered rock symphony show of classic rock hits. Their loyal and large fan base have followed the group through 10 countries and 25 states to experience the fun and energy of their live shows. Vic Ferrari has won numerous awards but its members say their greatest satisfaction comes from playing for people and their enjoyment.
Steve March-Tormé is a singer-songwriter who has headlined venues from the Detroit Jazz Festival to the McCallum Performing Arts Center in Palm Desert, CA, to the Smith Center in Las Vegas, and performed worldwide from London to Japan, Australia to Brazil and Canada. Reviewers praise his “strong and true vocal chops” (PEOPLE Magazine), say his “voice is seductive and effortless” (L.A. Times), and that he’s “more than a jazz singer—he’s a consummate entertainer and an exceptionally versatile artist” (Music Connection Magazine).
Mark Wood is a world-renowned violinist and performer who rose to fame as string master and original member of the internationally acclaimed Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Educated at the prestigious Julliard School on full scholarship, he is a successful solo artist in his own right. Wood writes and records original music for film and television (for which he won an Emmy), has released seven solo albums, and tours with his band The Mark Wood Experience.
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