8/14/15 at Vie De Boheme was a great night. Great crowd, sold some CDs, got a few new fans. The band sounded great. I love these guys. Wanna thank everyone who got off the couch and made it down.
Sean's Mom, Carol Stallings, (past recording artist for Atlantic Records) and my Brother Scott, sitting in on an old Ray Charles number. It's always special when my Brother and family sits in on Back-Ups.
In Session 29 we review Augmented, Diminished, & Minor 6 chords and how to replace them with more definitive, II V I chords.
Your chord changes are the foundation of your arrangement and you want to make sure they are right, or what you want. And if you want to use a diminished or augmented, use one, but know your options.
There are exceptions to every rule (especially in music) and you'll find diminished and Minor 6 chords in some Latin music that is part of that style. Also, you'll find Augmented chords in a line progression like, C C+ C6 that work nicely.
The SEAN+FRED Show, recently at Vie De Boheme in Portland Oregon. This is what we sound like doing "Peg" by Steely Dan. Love the echo.
Starting in January, the Sean+Fred Show Sextet will at Vie De Boheme on a monthly basis. For the day after thanksgiving, we had a spectacular night. The owners love the group so this will be our new home.
Dates: Jan 16, April 3, May 16 June 19, July 17
Full Bar, Great Atmosphere, Dancing, Nice People
9 till Midnight door is $10.
See ya then.
Vie De Boheme • 1530 Southeast 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Check out Molly Foote's new video of the Ricki Lee Jones tune, Youngblood. I've been working with Molly for about two years now, recording her original songs for her debut release scheduled for February. Producing the final production is producer, Mark Hudson of Aerosmith and Ringo Starr fame. Other notable musicians on the record are sax legend David Sanborn and drummers, Dave Welkle and Gregg Bissonette. Molly's music is a vocal mix of jazz and pop.
Sean & Fred,
Thanks so much for the incredible music this last weekend. It was the biggest night of the year for the restaurant and the vibe from the band was a big part of our success. In my opinion, the Fred & Sean Sextet was probably the best sounding group that has performed at (five-0-three) all year. You guys really sounded tight. I had so many guests tell me how great the band was. I need to have you guys back as soon as I can. Cheers, John McEwan (Owner)
Session 21 is our first 'Mailbag'. I thought it would be a good time to answer some of the emails I've been getting. Though I try to respond to all your questions asap, I think it's a good idea to share with everyone so we can all benefit.
Portland Trailblazer's theme music for broadcast. Broadcast opener. 45sec edit of 2min15sec.
This was KING BETA's 2nd gig at Duff's Garage who had just moved over to the east side of Portland. Nice big stage with plenty of dance floor, and the crowd rocked it out. Thanks Chrissy Faith for shooting this for us on my iphone.
Last night at Christo's in Salem, The Sean+Fred Show Sextet tore it up. What a great venue and great crowd. Thanks to Michael & Lisa Learn who are so generous with their musicians. And let's not forget how great the food is. We will be back in the Fall.
Was a great night for KING BETA at Duff's Garage. Hope to be back soon. A great room - just the right size. I think we rock em well. Thanks Suzie.
We love Christo's, the hot spot for jazz in Salem. Had our first gig there last night to a very enthusiastic crowd. We ate all the food we could eat and were treated like kings. It's safe to say we'll be back and will be looking forward to it. Thanks to the two owners, Mike And Lisa, a great team.