Baby Memmel arriving November 2018!

Our BIGGEST and most exciting news yet…

November 2018: We can’t wait to meet and introduce you to Baby Memmel!!

Lesleigh and I are beyond excited and truly blessed. It’s been a healthy pregnancy thus far, and we can’t wait to share more updates with you in the months to come!

I Know We’ll Get There

“I Know We’ll Get There” is a song that is near and dear to our hearts. We dedicate it to anyone who is working on a dream.

Four years ago this week, Lesleigh and I were in NYC, competing in the VH1 & Republic Records’ “Make a Band Famous” competition. It was a 24-hour battle of the bands, live-streamed all over the world.

In the overnight round of the contest, we were given just a few hours to write a brand new song from scratch. Sleep-deprived but fueled by the support of our incredible friends and fans, we wrote our song, “I Know We’ll Get There.”

Every time we sing this song, we’re grateful for #MemmelNation and the hundreds of thousands of votes that got us to 4th place (out of 2,500+ bands!).

Please take a listen and reminisce with us here!

Van Hise Elementary & Tony Memmel – Not Gonna Lose My Song

It was a joy to be an artist-in-residence this semester, working on songwriting with the students at Van Hise Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin!

Over the course of two months, I assembled videos, interacted with students via Skype, and concluded our work together with a week-long in-person school visit and concert.

“Not Gonna Lose My Song” was written by: Van Hise Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, Margaret Jenks, Lesleigh Memmel, and Tony Memmel in one 90 minute session.

It was the culmination of all we’d talked about. No melodies or lyrics were pre-written. The purpose was to work on an idea from initial concept to completion.

Thanks for watching, liking, commenting, and sharing!

Songwriting Residency at Van Hise Elementary School!

I’m excited to be an artist-in-residence this semester, working on songwriting with the students at Van Hise Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin!

Over the course of the past two months, I’ve been assembling videos, interacting with students via Skype, and brainstorming about songwriting. This week, we’re concluding our work together with a week-long in-person school visit and concert.

I’m excited to work and collaborate with these aspiring songwriters!

Performance Collaboration Between Bluebird Cafe and Nashville Ballet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Nashville Ballet: You may recognize our Company Artist Gerald Watson from performances at TPAC, but during Emergence with The Bluebird Cafe, he’ll take on the role of choreographer in collaboration with musician Tony Memmel to bring you new work only hours in the making!

Watson and Memmel are one of 14 groups presenting work during this year’s edition of Emergence and will be featured in tomorrow’s opening night lineup.

Learn more & get tickets here: https://www.nashvilleballet.com/emergence-2018/

On Songwriting- Spring Semester Project With Van Hise Elementary

I’m excited to be an artist-in-residence this semester, working on songwriting with the students at Van Hise Elementary in Madison, Wisconsin!

Over the course of two months, I’ll be assembling videos, interacting with students via Skype, and concluding our work together with a week-long in-person school visit and concert.

Thanks for watching, liking, commenting, and sharing!

Success…

 

I read this passage this morning and thought it was SO good and SO important that I just had to share it with you:

“We want success without sacrifice, but life doesn’t work that way. Success will not be shortchanged. You have to pay the price and it never goes on sale.” – Mark Batterson