We Rock Workshop’s CD Release Party – Tickets – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA – May 12th, 2017

We Rock Workshop's CD Release Party

Creative.Life.Support Presents

We Rock Workshop's CD Release Party

Liz Berlin, Phat Man Dee

Fri, May 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$0 - $25

We Rock Workshop
These young musicians, all current and former foster kids, are close to the end of their 18-week program and have been working hard to perfect their songs and dances. There is so much talent in this year's group and their powerful voices will shine through at the final "We Rock Workshop" fundraiser concert at Mr. Small's theatre on Friday, May 8th.

This is the 5th year of the We Rock Workshop, which consists of 8 weekly recording sessions where participants work together to create original songs and 10 weeks of dedicated rehearsals. You will not want to miss these young aspiring artists when they perform their original songs that they wrote, recorded and perfected during their time with the We Rock Workshop!
Liz Berlin
Liz Berlin
Liz Berlin is perhaps best known as a member of Rusted Root and Drowning Clowns. But on her own she delivers a truly hypnotic live performance. Liz Berlin will present her soul-bearing original songs with her guitarist Mark Strickland, the stunning harmonies of her twin sister, Katie Berlin, the masterful violin of Megan Williams and steady beat of Eric George. Having travelled a long and twisted path through the worlds of folk, pop, ethnic, rock, and Rusted Root, Liz Berlin has created her own unique artistic style. Sometimes tranquil, sometimes soulful, and sometimes raging, Liz Berlin's life experiences unfold like chapters in a book.
Phat Man Dee
Phat Man Dee
Phat Man Dee is a cosmic jazz cabaret vocalist, bandleader, events producer, videographer, poet and part time sideshow marvel. She regularly appears with both her jazz group “The Cultural District”, the sideshow burlesque group “Kabarett Vulgare” and in "The Lemington Gospel Chorale" directed by Pastor Deryck Tines. She performs live approximately 100 dates a year in nightclubs, theaters, educational facilities, private events and festivals. She has been voted in the Pittsburgh City Paper's Readers' Polls of 2010-2015 as one of the top 3 local jazz acts. Phat Man Dee's passion for social justice is evidenced by the number of events she has performed for, and organized, to raise funds for and build awareness of important social issues like fighting racism, pursuing environmental justice and peace. In addition to her live performances, Mandee also teaches voice to young people through two musical programs, the We Rock Workshop, directed by Liz Berlin of Rusted Root and Creative Life Support, and the Afro American Music Institute, directed by Dr James Johnson and his wife Pamela Johnson, currently celebrating 33 years in existence.

Frank DeBlase of Rochester, NY's City Paper had this to say about Mandee: "This woman is as zaftig as she is zany. It's the perfect marriage of a beautiful voice and a twisted mind, kind of like Karen Black in a more cabaret setting. But it isn't all high-brow low-jinx; Phat Man Dee has a set of powerful pipes behind her exquisite phrasing."

Phat Man Dee is an old-fashioned jazz torch singer with a number of new twists. She sings & duets her original compositions and eclectic repertoire of standards in English, Spanish, French and sometimes German and Hebrew. Her performance range is just as wide, spanning opera, theater and burlesque. From blues to filk, from opera to indie, Mandee’s range is nothing short of breathtaking. Her CDs include "Life Just Goes On", "Torch of Blue" and "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" and "Hey Phat Chick! (Ya Got it Comin' to You!)" During the summer of 2015, Phat Man Dee spent a glorious summer exploring the hither, the thither and the yon, in a massive 12 country, 15 city tour of Europe, shooting season one of the currently in post production, "Take it to the Bridge with Phat Man Dee"!
Venue Information:
Mr. Smalls Theatre
400 Lincoln Avenue
Millvale, PA, 15209
http://www.mrsmalls.com/NewPHP/home.php