UPRIGHT CABARET'S LEATHER & LACE
06/07/13 8 p.m.
Upright Cabaret's Leather & LacePalm Springs Art Museum
Upright Cabaret's LEATHER AND LACE
OWN star Jake Simpson, Yvette Cason (Broadway: Play On!, Dreamgirls) and more!
The 70’s. A time of fragile love and acoustic guitar. No artist embodied that California sound better than Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, and Neil Young. Their musical grit meshed the smooth tone of Folk with the cool edge of Rock ‘N Roll. The Upright band re-imagines the retro hits of these profound singer-songwriters with newfound soul. Our young voices add a clarity to the haunting timbre of the time that made those magnetic harmonies and tenacious lyrics so heartfelt. With a backdrop of multi-media, setting the stage with memories of the greats, this evening not only captures the nostalgia of folk rock – but turns classic into timeless.
Leather and Lace features special guest JAKE SIMPSON, who twice (2003 and 2004) won the top honors in the Adult Singer category on CBS's Star Search with his powerful high tenor voice and three-octave range. Making music has been one of the most important driving forces in Jake's life. His sound has been influenced by Stevie Wonder, Steve Perry, Donny Hathaway and the classic style of Sam Cooke. He has recorded, written and performed with a multitude of artists including Grammy Award-winning songwriter Desmond Child, American Idol finalists David Archuleta, Syesha Mercado and Grammy Award-nominee Adam Lambert, NBC's The Voice finalist Frenchie Davis, Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor, pianist Jim Brickman (national tour), Shoshana Bean, Matt Cusson, Grammy Award-nominee Taylor Dayne, Grammy Award-winner Paula Cole and most famously on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the legendary Stevie Wonder. Jake has produced and recorded two albums including the holiday themed Star of Wonder and the prophetically entitled My Song, which garnered positive reviews and radio airplay throughout the U.S. and Europe. Critics raved about his "blue-eyed soul" and his "Amen-inducing" rendition of O Come All Ye Faithful. Currently, you can catch Jake Simpson starring in the Roll & Roll revue Arena: Born To Rock performing weekly at Rolling Stone Los Angeles in Hollywood.
Additional All-Star cast members to be announced.
Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Newtwork star Jake Simpson appears in Oprah Winfrey's all-new "Oprah's Where Are They Now? Season 2." Watch it here:
Yvette Cason sings "It Don't Mean A Thang" in Play On! on Broadway:
Ticket Prices: $35, $45, $55