I’M STILL HERE!!! I Finally got the technical issues fixed with my website. It took more than a month to fix and get my website back online. And I’m so glad to be back. I know it may have seem like I vanished out of thin air. But I can assure you that I have not. I actually have been very busy musically speaking. Last year my Blackberry got fried and I have been using a non-social media friendly phone that I had in the house and have not upgraded to a smart phone. At first I was in a hurry to get a new upgraded phone then I decided to give myself a break from being online all the time and stick with the phone that I had. I think to some degree I needed the break. The break to discover what I really wanted to say as an artist as opposed to posting every little thing that has gone on in my life.
I have to admit, I kinda like being off the radar. I know it doesn’t help my fans very much but I hope the music that I’m working on will make up for not being here socially for you. That’s right, I’m back in the studio recording. I have been recording for the last few months. Over the last few years I have written a ton of music that has taken me on a journey that is very personal to me. Some of the songs our lessons that I’ve learned. Some are regrets that only come from growing up and realizing that some things you can never get back. All in all I think your going to like it. All of the songs on the record mean a great deal to me. I will post more details to the record on my next post. I just wanted to send you a quick note to know that I’m still here and that I love you! Stay tuned.
Sean Gordon again for my upcoming album “Wild Horse”. I am half way through it and I cant wait to share it with you.
Michele Vreeland Live at Genghis Cohen March 21st at 8pm
Michele Vreeland heads back to perform live at Genghis Cohen on March 21st 2012. A 45 min set of acoustic music. Presenting new songs from her upcoming album. And playing a few favorites from her past EP “Never Not Myself”. This is an all ages show with a full restaurant and bar. Vreeland goes on at 8pm but you might want to get there around 7pm to join her for dinner and get a seat. For this show is expected to sell out. $10 at the door or $8 if you bring her show flyer with you. Please Mention Michele’s name when you get to the door. Thank you! See you all there!
740 N. Fairfax Blvd, LA CA 90046
When: Wed, March 21st at 8pm
Cost: $10 at door $8 with flyer
Parking: On street or in free parking lot. Please read signs.
I just wanted to drop a little note to tell you all that I’m still here. Ha! I’ve been quietly and fervently writing here in my LA home. I have been thinking a lot about The future (2012- and beyond) , and the past ( mainly the 90’s). I’ve been writing everyday. Not just music, But Ideas, Dreams, and thoughts in my journal. The creative energy is in full effect here in my house. Not sure why the sudden surge? Maybe I can attribute it to the fact I also have been really focus on all the things that I am grateful for. Trying hard to fill my time and thoughts of gratitude. Gratitude for the many blessings that has come my way in through this journey of mine. Big and small.
Musically I’ve been obsessed with Billy Joel (70’s), Wings, (70’s), and Sinead O’Conner’s Album “I do not want what I havent got” (1989).
I would have to say next to The Smiths and Depeche Mode this was one of my most listened to albums during those years. So as to what life likes to do to us, it has now come full circle and I can’t stop listening to this CD. SO many memories, Such a beautiful display of emotion and truth in a raw like form. Many of you may not know that I listen to songs, CD’s, and Movies over and over again. Like a little child wanting to watch their favorite CD or Movie over and over again. That’s me. When I get caught in a mood or thought. Its hard for me to let it go. Which makes me wonder why I pay for Cable?
I’ve been watching old Movies like The Odd Couple and I am now obsessed with Rock Hudson, Thank you Netflix! In some ways by diving into the past I am finding joy and beauty in that world. In a time of no cell phones, IPads, and Facebook. I’m finding solace and peace there. A remembered time of simplicity.
I also cant get enough of the sound of the Frettless Bass. Bits of last year I have been doing secret shows with Gary Krolak through my Art, Music , And the Spoken word group. He is going through a bit of health issues and I pray he will recover and come back to me soon. I’m jonesing for his energy and sound. You can listen to us live at The Akademia by clicking this link here: Michele Vreeland and Gary Krolak \”Chateau Marmont\”
Here is a live digital painting done by Anita McLaughlin at one of our secret shows. So Sweet.
In Conclusion of all of this. I want to inspire you to take your own journey. Wherever it may lead you. And I look forward in seeing you there. As to my little world I’ve created for myself. I hope to see you here too. Please stay tuned for more songs, shows, and creative musings. Thank you for being here, and playing a big part of my journey.
Tuesday July Th 8pm
Yes they do……I have a very special announcement to make. For the first time ever I’m performing at The Mint in LA. I have always wanted to do a show there and was recently invited to perform for the exclusive KBH Showcase series. This is associated with the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Some of LA’s top talent will be performing there that night. And the owner will be keeping a very watchful eye on my performance and show attendance. This will help him to determine if I’m “festival booking worthy”. Which we all know I am…hehe… But we need to show him by our numbers that I’m worth being paid to perform at some of the hottest LA festivals that he books for. Plus there will be Press, Music Supervisors, Label heads, and more there. SO I really need your support on this Tuesday night.
I’m opening the show at 8pm so it should be a pretty easy night, not a late night for you if you have work in the morn. Plus if you’re coming from work no need to worry about dinner. The Mint has a great dinner menu with some of the best jambalaya in town. I highly recommend you call and reserve a table. This joint is going to fill up fast and it’s nice to have a seat. If we get enough people RSVP’d to the Facebook event and the Meetup group page I can reserve a table for all of us. So RSVP as soon as you can! And comment that you would like a table with us or if you prefer to go solo with your crew that’s perfectly fine. Just call The Mint and reserve it on your own. Whatever you do just get your butt down to The Mint! : )
I have a meetup group called “A Night Out with Michele Vreeland”. Silly title I know. But I created for Friend/Fans of my music. That way we could do extra special fun things together before and after my shows as a group. If you’re coming out alone you can join our silly and fun Meetup group of friends and not be alone. So anywhoo…. if you’d like to join my group I would love to have you apart of it.
A little press about my music:
“Genuine and heartfelt, straightforward and accessible…
voice is a powerful and emotive force…live, Vreeland’s
vocal control and range are quite remarkable…her ability
to deliver a strong song performance and keep her audience
engaged was very apparent. A singer/songwriter with a lot of
heart and a great voice to back it up.” ”
— MUSIC CONNECTION
Date: TUESDAY, JULY 26th, 2011
Time: Doors @ 7:00
Venue: THE MINT
Address: 6010 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Web Site: http://www.themintla.com
Tickets are $10 and you can buy them from me through Paypal at this address firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put your name on the list. So you don’t have to worry about the door when you get there. Make sure to put “Michele at The Mint” in the subject line or comment box when you make your payment to me. And send me your name for the guest list.
If you’re going to buy at the door make sure to mention my name at the door when you get to the Mint. VERY IMPORTANT. : )
I also have physical tickets, so if I see you from now and then you can buy them directly through me.
Presale TIX Bonus:
If you buy your tickets before the show from me via Paypal or Physical you’ll get a free copy of my new unreleased single “Chateau Marmont”. And yes this song is about the famous Hotel on Sunset Blvd. It’s a Sunset Love story. You can hear the new Single here http://soundcloud.com/michelevreeland
8:00 MICHELE VREELAND
8:50 SHAWN BARROWES
9:45 CHRIS ARENA
10:35 BOURKE & THE REVOLVING DOOR
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