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DECEMBER 6, 2008
The 2008 LUNCH Holiday Show
HARRY SHOPPER and the ORDER FROM PHOENIX
A Great Success and a Fantastic Performance From All !
PHOTOS HERE )
Bill Pere was named as one the Top 50 Innovators,
Groundbreakers, Iconoclasts, and Guiding Lights of the Music Industry by Music
Connection Magazine, one of the oldest and most respected music business
article here )
Bill was named by General Mills and Wakefern Foods as
one of their Top 10 Hunger Fighting Hereos. He will appear on a
Special Edition Cheerios Box, available in all Shop-Rite stores.
Bill appears on the cover of the new 10th Edition Indie Bible,
the #1 reference book for independent artists in the music business.
NOVEMBER 15, 2008
The Ensemble teamed up with artists from the
Connecticut Songwriters Association to raise almost $1,800 at the 6th Annual Day
of Praise Concert in Hamden.
In August: LUNCH begins the Fall season at J.B.
Williams Park in Glastonbury, at the annual CSA Showcase/Picnic . August 24,
1-5pm -- FREE SHOW !
JULY 25: Carson's Store, Noank
Our 13th Annual Summer Music Camp at Camp Wightman
Fifty-five campers, counselors, and LUNCH kids had a fun-filled week ending with
2 outstanding performances
NEW RECORDINGS !
S.A.S.S (Sisters Against
Sad Societies) is a new CD-single from our
For Hope program.
It features Samantha
about using the fire and energy of youth to make the world a more hopeful
INFO and ORDER
Listen to Sample
||On July 4, 2008, Bill and Kay had
new songs released on the Compilation CD, "An American Sampler", along
with 8 other artists. The CD is a collection of Americana,
Nostalgia, and Patriotic Songs, including several moving tributes to the
events of 9/11. Kay's song "Army Boots and Satin Slippers"
is released for the first time, as is Bill's new song
"I Am Erica".
Also featured are
"Because the Sky Fell Down", and "Heart of the Storm".
INFO and ORDER
In June, Bill and Kay were in West Virginia
to present and perform at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences at the
National Independent Music Conference.
Bill Pere with Ron Sowell, Founder of the national
Mountain Stage Radio Show
Kay Pere and Ron Sowell work on a song
Bill and Kay at the Capitol in Charleston, West
May 21 - Bill is at Central CT State
University to present a math workshop at CAMPY (CT Association for
Mathematically Precocious Youth)
May 18 - The Ensemble presents a Hunger
Awareness Concert in Westerly RI, to benefit the Harvest Home Shelter.
Right: Bill and Kay next to
the LUNCH Quilt made by one of our volunteers
Below Left: The Ensemble with Kay
singing "Shooting Star"
Below Right: The Director of the
Harvest Home Shelter receives a check for $500
May 9 -- We were back at the Shubert Theater in New Haven with
the original Harry Chapin Band. It was truly a night to remember, as the
Ensemble and the Chapin Band put on a great show to a standing ovation.
Bill Pere presents Jonathan and Steve Chapin with a
$1000 donation from LUNCH to World Hunger Year
LUNCH presents Hunger
Awareness Concerts at
St David Church, Gales Ferry - April 5 2008 and First Congregational Church, Old
Saybrook, April 12, 2008 --
Bill and Kay were
presenters and performers at the Singer-Songwriter Conference in Cape May, NJ,
Bill and Kay performed at a House
Concert during their
West Coast visit, March 2008
Bill was at the Hart School of
Music (University of Hartford) to present a songwriting workshop for the
Glastonbury Inter-District Middle School Composition Session.
Bill presented a Math/Music
curriculum enrichment program for the Westerly Middle School, January-March
Our 3rd Year ! Two Competitions! Win a $500
and professional Recording and Performing opportunities.
for 2008-09 Audition Info
Deadline Feb 28, 2009
for finals and concert in East Hartford, CT April 4 2009 to benefit
(kids with special challenges)
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WANT TO RECORD ON A
PROFESSIONAL CD THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE ?
LUNCH is seeking
female vocalists, ages 13 and up, to do lead and backup parts on our next
CD. If you would like to be part of this project, contact us
right away (click
here to e-mail us). This will be a great addition to the
collection of CD's that we have released so far...
to the next Holiday Show in 2009
"Christmas on Gilligan's Island"
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