CabaretScenes.org just posted this stellar review by Sandi Durell regarding “8-Track Throwback,” Marquee Five’s latest show highlighting singer-songwriter favorites from the 60’s and 70’s. I gotta just quote the whole thing here, I’m so excited! Soaring on the success of their debut show, We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb, which earned the group a 2010 MAC Award for Best Vocal/Duo/Group, Marquee Five isn’t leaving any dust in their wake as they forge ahead in this latest creation. 8-Track refers to music on magnetic 8-track sound recordings popular in the ’60s and ’70s, eras that produced many
Cheers, Sierra Rein “I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” – William James
On Marquee Five: “When the five of them harmonize, they’re reminiscent of the reception choir stationed directly inside the Pearly Gates. The five of them are Julie Reyburn, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, Mick Bleyer, and Adam West Hemming, the latter of whom apparently does all the arranging. They also divvy up in various, usually rewarding ways throughout their set. Not too many quintets make a go of this sort of thing; this ensemble deserves attention.” -David Finkle, VillageVoice.com Cheers, Sierra Rein “I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” – William James
September 17, 2010REVIEW: Marquee Five in “8-Track Throwback” by Sandi Durrell, Cabaret Scenes.com. “Soaring on the success of their debut show…Marquee Five isn’t leaving any dust in their wake as they forge ahead in this latest creation…the tight harmonies of Marquee Five are, indeed, top-notch spectacular…clever arrangements and musical direction…there isn’t a dull moment”. Read full text here.
September 16 – October 16, 2010Sierra opens a brand new show with Marquee Five entitled “8-Track Throwback.” This features songs by singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s, including Carole King, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Wonder, and Dolly Parton. The group received stellar reviews, including mention of Sierra’s rendition of Janis Joplin’s “Move Over”: “When I say Janis Joplin, I’m sure the first person that comes to mind is Sierra Rein, right? Here’s this beautiful, classy looking woman rasping out to Joplin’s Move Over in a jaw dropping performance that made me look at Sierra in a whole new light. The audience
5 MAC Award-Winning Singers a rockin’ band, including Mark Janas on piano an hour of music from the 60’s and 70’s, including work from Carol King, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Leonard Cohen and more and all new tight-harmony arrangements by Adam West Hemming Tomorrow it begins… Marquee Five(Winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Vocal Duo/Group) in “8-Track Throwback” 5 nights in September and October starting Thursday, September 16th at 8:30pm. Don’t Tell Mama343 West 46th Street (Restaurant Row) New York City$20 – $15 for MAC, Actors Unions & Cabaret Hotline Online Members!plus 2 drink minimumCASH ONLYwww.donttellmamanyc.com Thursday September 16th,