Lesleigh and I are both keeping blogs from the road! Check out our recent posts and follow along with what’s yet to come.
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows is releasing a solo record, and HE CALLED ON HIS FANS TO DESIGN the front and back cover ARTWORK. There were over 1,400 submissions. Last night, he narrowed it all the way down to two covers because he said that he “couldn’t live without either one.” They will both be pressed for a limited edition release — 500 vinyl copies of each selection, and also available for digital download. LESLEIGH’S ARTWORK HAS BEEN CHOSEN for the official album artwork for Adam Duritz’s “All My Bloody Valentines” !!!
Here’s what he had to say on the band’s Facebook page:
“Lesleigh’s heart is perfectly jarring in its artificiality, a cold reminder of the holiday itself sometimes, but the back, broken pieces scattered about, is a more fragile Valentine.”
We are so excited about this! We both worked very hard on this project, and we are so thrilled to have our work featured on one of our biggest influences’ new project. Adam Duritz has made the album available for free download, so please check it out. Thanks so much for reading!
We’re officially on the road! The Spring Tour of 2011 runs from March 15th-April 17 with a welcome home show at Stubby’s in Milwaukee, WI on April 28th. I ALWAYS KEEP A TRAVEL BLOG so you can read about our experiences. I invite you to follow along! You can read my blog by clicking here…
Thank you for your support!
The lovely and talented Lesleigh Memmel took the lead on this one – Really awesome news: Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows is releasing a solo record, and HE’S CALLED ON HIS FANS TO DESIGN the front and back cover ARTWORK. There were over 1,200 submissions, and WE ARE IN THE TOP 25 FINALISTS!! We find out the results in the next few days. This is our submission. Wish us luck. 🙂
I’m excited and greatful to report that we’ve recently had a number of GLOWING news pieces about our music. Please take a moment and read these wonderful posts! As always, please feel free to leave a note!
-KATIE DARBY RECOMMENDS (ALBUM REVIEW)-
Awesome review (from an awesome blog) of our new record “Here We Go”
-ONMILWAUKEE.COM (FEATURED ON FRONT PAGE 3/10/2011)-
Feature piece and interview in one of Milwaukee’s most popular news sources!
-KATIE DARBY RECOMMENDS (INTERVIEW)-
Great interview feature piece. One of our best to date!
Very complimentary blog about me and my music
This Friday, I’ll be hitting the road for 5 weeks of shows all over the country. The new album, “Here We Go,” has been getting some great attention and feedback from friends, fans, bloggers, and newspapers. I’m very excited to get out there and share my music with you guys.
Please take a look at the schedule and stop out at a show if I’m in a city near you! I’ll be adding a few more dates in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
Mar 11, 2011 — Waukesha, WI
The Steaming Cup 7:00pm
Mar 15, 2011 — Milwaukee, WI
TV PERFORMANCE: NBC’s The Morning Blend 9:00am
Mar 18, 2011 — Dallas, TX
Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital
Mar 19, 2011 — Grapevine, TX
Love and War 11:00am
Mar 21, 2011 — Seabrook, TX
Coffee Oasis 8:00pm
Mar 22, 2011 — New Orleans, LA
Neutral Ground Coffeehouse 7:00pm
Mar 24, 2011 — Memphis, TN
Java Cabana 7:30pm
Mar 28, 2011 — Decatur, GA
Eddie’s Attic 7:00pm
Mar 29, 2011 — Charleston, SC
Mar 31, 2011 — Raleigh, NC
Apr 5, 2011 — Washington, D.C.
VA Medical Center 2:00pm
Apr 7, 2011 — Newtown Square, PA
Burlap and Bean 7:00pm
Apr 8, 2011 — Newtown Square, PA
Burlap and Bean 8:00pm
Apr 11, 2011 — New York, NY
Sidewalk Cafe Open Mic 7:30pm
Apr 14, 2011 — New York, NY
Arlene’s Grocery 7:00pm
Apr 16, 2011 — Cambridge, MA
Judging – Open Mic Competition at THE LIZARD LOUNGE 8:00pm
WELCOME HOME FULL BAND SHOW
Apr 28, 2011 — Milwaukee, WI
Stubby’s Pub & Grub 9:00pm
Tony Memmel and His Band is embarking on a week-long tour of our home state! To kick things off, we’ll be making a LIVE TV APPEARANCE on Fox 6 Real Milwaukee this Monday Feb. 28th at 9am! If you live in or around any of these cities, it’d be great to see some familiar faces. Bring your friends and family and we’ll all have a great time! Here’s the schedule!
|Feb 28, 2011
|9:00 AM||TV Performance – Fox 6 Real Milwaukee||Milwaukee, WI|
|Mar 1, 2011 Tuesday||5:00 PM||WSUW 91.7 FM – Radio Interview||Whitewater, WI|
|Mar 1, 2011 Tuesday||8:00 PM||UW Whitewater – Jitters Coffeehouse||Whitewater, WI|
|Mar 3, 2011 Thursday||8:00 PM||Paradigm Coffee & Music||Sheboygan, WI|
|Mar 4, 2011 Friday||7:30 PM||Stumpjack Coffee||Two Rivers|
|Mar 5, 2011 Saturday||7:00 PM||Attic Books and Coffee||Green Bay, WI
What’s your favorite radio station? Does it cater to independent music? If so, let us know and we’ll get them a copy of our new album. You can currently call and request us on ANY of these stations!!!
88.7 WLUW The Razor and Di Show (Chicago, IL)
89.7 WUWM “Lake Effect” (Milwaukee, WI)
88.9 Radio Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)
90.3 WRST (Oshkosh, WI)
91.7 WMSE (Milwaukee, WI)
91.7 WSUW The Edge (Whitewater, WI)
96.9 The Fox-(Fox Homegrown) Fox Valley, WI
99.7 WIMI (Ironwood, MI)
102.1 WLUM “The Scene” (Milwaukee, WI)
102.3 WJMS (Ironwood, MI)
102.7 WMOM (#1 most requested song July 2010) (Ludington,MI)
103.9 WLEN (Adrian, MI)
104.5 WCCX Carroll University Radio (Waukesha, WI)
106.1 WMIL – Sunday evenings (Milwaukee, WI)
1620 AM The Seagull- Radio Airplay, Harlingen, Netherlands
Neon Productions Radio on MusicToGoUSA.com
I was recently asked to participate in my friend (and fellow songwriter) Timmy Riordon’s annual “Songbomb” Songwriting Challenge. Every February he challenges himself to write 28 songs in the 28 days of February. This is a VERY difficult and time consuming task to challenge yourself to do.
In order to encourage him along the way, he asks his songwriter friends to contribute a song on a respective day of the month to help keep him focused on the final goal. Today is my day to help him on his quest!
CLICK HERE TO GO TO HIS WEBSITE AND TO HEAR WHAT I CAME UP WITH. Also be sure to check out ALL of Timmy’s songs from the month so far and the other talented writers who have contributed.
Tim and I challenged ourselves to write a song on the topic of “adversity” and/or “overcoming adversity.” Enjoy!