COMING UP NEXT!
7-9 pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Leftover Dreams gets seasonally cozy at the Bateau Ivre 2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704.
The vocal harmonies and sparse but memorable accompaniment have drawn praise from such as Richard Hadlock, author of Jazz Masters of the 20s and host of the radio show The Annals of Jazz, who says " Singers Patrice Haan and Tony Marcus (also an ace guitarist) do something unusual: they treat often neglected popular songs with respect, restraint and unerring good taste ". Recently the group was featured on NPRs All Songs Considered, where its rendition of Teach Me Tonight won the weekly listeners poll.
While the music was every bit what we had hoped for, there was just so much more to the performance. The chemistry between you two made for one of the most romantic musical experiences we have ever encountered.
Your voices are like velvet on velvet. like you were born to sing together. it's like one big slow dance where emotions are oozing.
Sometimes your voices are pitched so closely its hard to tell who is singing which line, and then Tony will drop to basso profundo (always astounding) or soar into the stratosphere.
What a superb act! Tony and Patrice are total pros, both technically as musicians and entertaining as performers. I can't imagine a better fit for this group (or any group like this). Leftover Dreams is a presentation of Great American Songbook standards, including some clever and wonderfully entertaining lesser-known gems from the 20's through the 40's. They made more exciting music, with simply two voices and guitar, than most larger ensembles. And while the music was clearly from a past era, their presentation made for a unique, fresh take on these timeless standards. For that matter, I'm guessing they would appeal to all demographics, particularly those who appreciate obvious quality. The audience loved it. They clearly related to the material, and some were moved to dance in their wheelchairs. On this sunny Tuesday, the audience was treated to a healthy dose of the healing power of music
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In May 2014 we celebrated Steel Swingin'. Leftover Dreams appeared with Bobby Black and Paul Anastasio in a series of concerts featuring elegantly rendered western swing & country music with beautiful vocals, soaring steel guitar, stellar swing guitar & hot swing fiddle! Fun!!
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Patrice celebrated the release of her new CD: "We Must Be Arrows" at The Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo, Oakland. Tony swung a couple of numbers too.
The Annual Teeny Tiny Tour of the Northwest: November 7-20th, 2013. Oh man, that was fun! So many friends & fans & family, land and seascapes that make you sit down hard and catch your breath, so many ferries, so many eagles. We love you! Till next time.
Voiceworks 2012: Student Feedback
Dear Peter, Please, from the bottom of my heart, bring back Patrice and Tony Marcus. They were two of the most inspiring individuals I have ever met. Their kindness was indescribable and you have no doubt of their talent. I would be completely happy if you preserved the whole line-up.. Thank you again for a magical experience. ~ SE
Voiceworks 2012: Feedback from our boss
All I've got is Leftover pie - my dreams have all come true! ~ PMcC
Thanks for the pie, Peter & Ruby! We had the most marvelous time on staff for Voice Works 2012!
Held on the campus of Fort Worden State Park WA June 25th - July 1st, Voice Works features a weeklong exploration of traditional and contemporary singing. We offered a daily class in harmony-singing, and individually gave weeklong workshops in Working With A Band and Listening 101.