by Sierra Rein 216 views
"Move Over" sung by Sierra Rein as part of Marquee Five's show "8-Track Throwback"
Band members: Piano: Mark Janas, Guitar: John Benthal, Bass: Matt Scharfglass.
Videography by Pete Nicholls.
Hailed as "a breath of fresh air in the cabaret world" (BroadwayWorld.com) with "superb blend in song" (NiteLifeExchange.com), the group won the 2010 MAC Award for their debut show "We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander and Ebb" at the Metropolitan Room. They followed this in Fall, 2010 at Don't Tell Mama with "8-Track Throwback," a show Cabaret Scenes called "top-notch spectacular." Now in the running for a 2011 MAC Award, the group is currently working on an album recording of "8-Track Throwback," and is developing a brand new production for early 2012.
by Sierra Rein 32 views
"Master Class" by Terrence McNally.
Directed by Simon Levy. Performed at the Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles.
Maria Callas: Karen Kondazian: www.karen-kondazian.com
Second Soprano: Sierra Rein: www.sierrarein.com
Pianist: Bill Newlin
by Sierra Rein 2,267 views
Directed by Jan Duncan
by Sierra Rein 3,888 views
Directed by Jan Duncan
by Sierra Rein 433 views
From the 2006 production of "A Mulholland Christmas Carol"
Directed by Kiff Scholl
Written by Bill Robens
A campy musical history of William Mulholland's life set in the structure of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Trust me, it works...
by Sierra Rein 1,510 views
I WON the contest for which this video was used to submit my work! I will be singing at James Barbour's holiday concert at Birdland Jazz Club on December 12, 2010!
ForTalent.com was having a singing/performance contest to sing with James Barbour as a guest at his 12/12 holiday concert at Birdland. The submissions called for a 1-3 minute video or audio of a song, holiday-themed or not. I was in the midst of recording for another project, so I asked composer/music director Brian Allan Hobbs to play piano on the arrangement in Linda Eder's book of this classic piece from "Meet Me in St. Louis" by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Recorded at Ron Passaro's studio (www.ronpassaromusic.com) in NJ.
The end looks out of synch because I punched in the ending for a final take, but it's close enough.
If anything, I'll have a track to send to the folks at home for the holidays!
You can download this demo track for free by going to: http://sierrarein.com/sierra/audio/mp3s/SierraChristmas.mp3
by Sierra Rein 581 views
June, 2007 - "Ridin' High" - Directed by Calvin Remsberg
Glenn Sidwell on piano
Brian Boyce on drums
Song by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich
by Sierra Rein 227 views
From the movie musical "It's Always Fair Weather"
January 15, 2009
Big Night Out open mic, hosted by Jennifer Wren - Bill Zeffiro at the piano
Dillons, New York City
by Sierra Rein 174 views
"Merry January" by Paul Farinella
performed at Big Night Out Holiday Extravaganza, hosted by Jennifer Wren & Bill Zeffiro.
December 17, 2009 at Don't Tell Mama, New York.
by marqueefive 554 views
The Salon with Mark Janas (www.markjanasthesalon.com) invited Marquee Five to be the special guest performer. After singing two songs from their debut show "We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb," Marquee Five sang a "pastiche" of numbers in one medley, arranged by member/musical director Adam West Hemming.
Marquee Five is: Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Sierra Rein, Vanessa Parvin and Julie Reyburn
by Sierra Rein 471 views
A short clip of the a cappella version of "A Quiet Thing," (Kander & Ebb) performed by the vocal group Marquee Five at Don't Tell Mama, December 23, 2009. Arranged by Adam West Hemming. With Mick Bleyer, Sierra Rein, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, and Julie Reyburn.
by Sierra Rein 70 views
Big Night Out www.bnonyc.com open mic
Hosted by Jenifer Wren - Bill Zeffiro at the piano
Etcetera Etc. Restaurant venue
Kay M. "ThePal" Pringle - visit kay.thepal.us
by MagdaCorrespondent 405 views
It's always a hold your breath kinda happening -- what if it rains? And it did, so the Bistro and MAC Award Winning series, produced and created by Raissa Katona-Bennett, thankfully occurred on the rain date, Wed. August 2nd.
The hot, steamy evening was a Tribute to songwriting legend Neil Sedaka who made a special guest appearance and is also one of the several judges in the on-going songwriter's contest.
The Tudor City Greens, in a beautiful park setting near the river off 2nd Avenue and East 42nd Street, was filled and over-flowing with cabaret buffs and music aficionados as some of cabaret's best talents performed. All performers sang a tune written by the master himself, Neil Sedaka.
Included were Carole Demas (Broadway's original Sandy in Grease) singing "Where the Boys Are;" the perfectly exquisite harmonies of Marquee Five (Julie Reyburn, Sierra Rein, Vanessa Parvin, Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming) with a medley of Sedaka tunes "Oh Carol/Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen/Calendar Girl."
Neil Sedaka with Holland Grossman
Hostess extraordinaire Raissa Katona-Bennett sang "Love Will Keep Us Together" and definitive Sedaka interpreter Jim Van Slyke sang "Laughter in the Rain" and then "Brighton," accompanying himself singing with Terese Genecco, she on drums. Sean Harkness, on guitar, sang "Bad Blood." Mr. Sedaka's niece, Holland Grossman, following in the family footsteps will soon be appearing on Broadway in "Rebecca" and sang a duet with her Uncle Neil (who played keyboard) "Should Have Never Let You Go."
Semi-finalist songwriter Will Reynolds gave an indication of his top notch writing abilities with "If The World Looked Like You" together with his accompanist on violin, Nicholas Perry.
Accompanists during the evening included Kenneth Gartman, David Caldwell, Ian Herman and Bill Zeffiro on piano, subbing in on bass Jordan Jancz and the incomparable Terese Genecco on drums and vocals.
Needless to say, the highlight of the evening was Neil Sedaka who graciously gave of his time and talents sitting at the keyboard playing and singing some of his hits including: "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" and "The Hungry Years." Sedaka wrote over 1000 songs in his career, is still going strong doing concerts worldwide and is about to receive one of the greatest tributes -- a musical about his life opening in London, "Laughter in the Rain," surely making its way to Broadway.
Congratulations to Raissa Katona Bennett and her band of merry makers, including the folks at Tudor City Greens who work hard to make these concert evenings a reality. The Concerts are free and rely upon donations. www.TudorCityGreens.org The next Concert dates are September 12th and October 3rd.
by thepete 45 views
Watch what my wife sees when she sings at Mark Janas' The Salon, a well known open mike here in #NYC. Yes, she wore my Glass while singing and boy did she knock it out of the park!
For more of my wife: http://sierrarein.com
For more on The Salon: http://markjanasthesalon.com
The song is "They Just Keep Moving the Line" from the TV Show "Smash" by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman