Hello, and welcome to the musical world of Signatures. It was a beautiful and busy summer for us, and we enjoyed every minute of it. As we venture into Autumn 2014, we have many things to look forward to, including our performance with the Tacoma Symphony on Sunday, December 7th, at 2:30 pm. We are so excited about this new adventure, and we hope if you are in the area, you will come along with us when we travel north to Washington. This is a big deal, and our shopping has begun in earnest (and rehearsing, of course)!
We are so happy that we now have 2 wonderful venues to support!! Tony Starlight has moved on up to the Southeast side to open the Tony Starlight Showroom, and Matt Mazza has taken over as owner of Mazza's in Tony's old location. The opportunities for experiencing the thrill of live music are enormous between the two, and we hope you will all take advantage of both for your special evenings. We will be performing at each, in one capacity or another, and couldn't be happier for these two gents that are near and dear to us. Hooray, Tony and Matt! We wish you both huge success..
Both our re-mastered first CD, and our most recent, each featuring 6 of our original arrangements of favorite songs, are available at each performance and on line. Just visit our Buy the CD Page
page for purchase information.
We added some great new songs to our shows this year, and are working on more, even as we type. Why don't you consider liking our facebook page to get all the info as things happen? There is a link below. We also encourage you to sign up for our newsletter. There is also a link below for that. Much to come...See you soon!
Details for our symphony performance-
Barbara, Kat, Suzette, and Erin
are extremely happy to announce
we will be performing with the
and the Symphony Chorus, conducted by our own Bo Ayars, and Geoffrey Boers
for their annual
"Sounds of the Season" concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Save the date and join us!!!
Check our Gigs Page for details!
From a satisfied audience member, who happens to be a choir director:
I just took the time to listen to the first parts of all your tunes on your two albums. I'll do a full run through later; but I have to tell you, those arrangements and renditions are KICKING ASS!! Such great work! In those short snippets I've heard, you have blessed me, empowered me, given me gratitude.
One quick stylistic, technical detail I noticed Saturday night and today with your recordings; Signatures takes a slightly different approach to the use of vibrato in your ensemble singing, and I really like it! The fact that you add just a little vibrato, not only on the lead voice, but a little on the harmony, warms up your sound beautifully! It's like the Singers Unlimited on steroids! It is so purposeful, warm and effective. I think it really sets Signatures apart. The fact that your vowels and blend are so tight makes it happen perfectly.
I had to get all this off my chest. The short sample of your CDs moved me emotionally and pleased the musician in me powerfully. Thanks for a great show and sharing your joy with us! Lloyd Walworth, Choral Educator
Signatures have wonderful harmonic arrangements--thoughtful, original and varied. As the evening went on, I kept hearing precision of attack and release of notes all together that is rare. Their ability to blend w/ high and low voices and bounce the ball to all the women to sing lead is really unusual too. Bo's accompaniment was solid; they all had impeccable timing, I thought. The richness and beauty of their sound were so pleasing to me.
I do have a lot of vocal group heroes on youtube, but in person, only the Jordanaires and Peter, Paul & Mary were as good. I saw Three Dog Night in their heyday and the Sweet Inspirations w/ Elvis, plus the Statler Brothers with Johnny Cash and many others. None of them had the all-round precision and variety of arrangements we heard Saturday night.There are groups, of course, back in time who were off the chart: early Sons of the Pioneers; Andrews, McGuire or Boswell Sisters; Golden Gate Quartet [we heard a tune of theirs]; and the HiLos to name just a few. But, for 2014 music, Signatures are sensational! Larry Wilder, Rose City Park Association
Been A Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled, by Rick Dancer
Read Rick's blog
We're in Silverton for the weekend spending time with my wife's sister and my brother-in-law. The Oregon Garden Resort had a killer deal and we got all kinds of freebees.
Last night we ate dinner in the cool bar and had the time of our lives. The guy who was entertaining everyone was good but all of the sudden these women hit the stage and the whole place had to look. Their name is Signatures and they are from Portland. Even when the mic was off and the entertainer guy was on break, Signatures was in the back singing. By the end of the night everyone was dancing and singing. At one point, I don't remember how it happened, but I was up on stage singing Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith with Signatures.
You won't find this on You tube. The older I get the smarter I become. Remember I ran for Statewide Office and know what cameras can do. I also spent 20 years as a News Anchor in Eugene and understand the media. I look for cameras before I do anything.
It was a great night. I felt like a 20 year old.
It has been a long time since I rock and rolled, like that.
Signatures has it all - solos, duets, trios, and lush 4-part harmony - along with an entertaining show that will leave you in a state of pure musical joy.
Both our first CD, Signatures, and our latest, Making Other Arrangements, are available at CDBaby.com and ax2music.com. We will also offer them for sale at our performances!
Thank you all so much for your support and positive comments this year. We are having a great time entertaining you, and have met so many new friends! We look forward to seeing you in the future, at our next evening at Tony Starlight's, Mazza's, or at one of our other gigs. Mark your calendars as you visit the gigs page for upcoming shows
Hear samples on the audio page.