COMING UP NEXT!
8 PM Friday June 7, 2013 Leftover Dreams at Mighty Fine Guitars, 85 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, CA 94549. Phone: (925) 268-8226
3:15 PM Saturday June 8, 2013 Leftover Dreams on the Main Stage at the 37th Annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Ave, San Francisco (@ Geary)
7 - 9 PM, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Leftover Dreams at Le Bateau Ivre, 2629 Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704. Phone: (510) 849-1100
STUDENT FEEDBACK Subject: Patrice and Tony for Voiceworks 2013
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
FEEDBACK from our boss: Voiceworks 2012
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.
We love playing for people who love listening, so it's a pleasure to work with Bread & Roses, donating our music to the community. Bread & Roses is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality shows to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Our most recent host was Sandee Rosenberg. Here's her report on our concert.
For 45 minutes, Leftover Dreams filled the social room at Josie Barrow Center in Oakland with the magic sounds of voice and guitar. Covering jazz standards from the 30s to the 50s, Patrice Haan's beautiful contralto voice made familiar songs new again. Each song was brightened by Tony Marcus' stellar guitar playing. Tony also took the lead vocal on a few songs, including Percy Mayfield's hit, "Please Bring Me Someone to Love", which brought shouts of "Excellent!" from the audience. And it didn't take long before staff and clients started dancing; smiling and laughing as they two-stepped around the center of the room, their enthusiasm was contagious. The dancing continued as staff & clients waltzed during Leftover Dreams' tribute to Andy Williams, with his classic, "Moon River". Closing with "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart", Leftover Dreams ended a performance that put a lot of zing in that Friday morning for the senior clients at Josie Barrow Center.
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Patrice Haan & Tony Marcus form the core of the group, Leftover Dreams, sometimes performing as a duo but often bolstered by Jeff Sanford on various reeds. Marcus, a longtime regular on the Bay Area music scene, is perhaps best known for his work with R. Crumb & the Cheap Suit Serenaders and Cats & Jammers. He toured Japan in April 2004 with Geoff Muldaur, on whose most recent CD he also performs. Musically, Leftover Dreams performs standards (and not-so-standards) of the Great American Songbook combined with witty and imaginative vocal arrangements featuring Patrice Haan's sultry and seductive voice. Marcus plays guitar and sings as well, and the combination creates an intriguing mix of moody ballads, jumping swingers and unabashedly romantic love songs. Added to the brew are the occasional quirky originals, which spring from the same tradition but take a left turn somewhere.
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.
Roger & Donna Brinton, Redwood City
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.
Nikki, San Francisco
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