Photo Coverage: James Barbour Opens at Birdland

Posted today, an article and photo coverage at of James Barbour’s opening performance at Birdland. I was a guest singer, as well as pianist/composer Andrew Mancilla and, of course, Broadway vet Merwin Foard.


Sierra Rein

“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” – William James

Facebook Statuses 2010

Facebook has allowed for some interesting self-promotional things (events, meetings, status updates). One of my favorite things to do is their status collages, in which random status updates are chosen from the year’s collection and posted into one image. Here’s this year’s collage….a combo of geekdom, musical theater, cabaret, shows, dreams, and a lot of good memories. That’s the way I like ’em. Let 2011 be full of “more fun things” as my Mom and Dad used to promise me.


Sierra Rein

“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” – William James

End your holidays on a high note – Christmas card!

Inspired by an idea I used for my stepdad’s recent birthday card, I made this Holiday card.

make custom gifts at Zazzle


Sierra Rein

“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” – William James

The Definitely Dickens Holiday Carolers, 2010

December 12, 2010
Sierra continues to sing with the Definitely Dickens Holiday Carolers, a professional, costumed caroling group providing holiday a cappella entertainment for the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas.

James Barbour’s Holiday Concert at Birdland Jazz Club

December 12, 2010
Sierra sang as a guest performer of James Barbour’s Holiday Concert at Birdland Jazz Club. She sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with Brian Allan Hobbs at the piano, as a guest of Mr. Barbour. The event was covered by For photos from this event, go here.

Birdland. December 12th. James Barbour. I Sing Music.

Those who read my blog recently saw this entry about my submission for‘s online contest to sing at James Barbour‘s Holiday Concert.

Well…I WON!!!!

I am their #1 contest winner and will be singing live on December 12th. I also won the $150 cash prize. James was kind enough to extend an offer to fellow contestant Jovani McCleary, who is the runner up contest winner and will be singing live at the December 13th show (with a previously unannounced $100 cash prize). I will sing one song of James’ choosing (it may be the same “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” that I submitted with, or another) in his 90-minute set. And I just read from James’ blog that special guests that evening will be fellow Broadway alums Robert Cuccioli and Merwin Foard!

For those in the NYC area…short notice, I know…but here are the details:

Sunday, December 12th at 6pm, runtime: approx 90 minutes
Purchase tickets online here.

$35 or $45 price

315 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 581-3080

Now…what the **** do I wear?!? Video Submission for the James Barbour Birdland Concert Contest! is a social networking site specifically designed for creative types. I’m a member (join and friend me at I also submitted myself for an online contest (members only can vote, so join and vote for me!). The contest is for the chance to win a singing spot on stage with James Barbour at Birdland this December 12, 2010, or for two tickets to see the show. James will make his own decision on his singer of choice, but top votes will decide on who will get the tickets. If you can, sign up, friend me, and vote! It would be awesome to see this show, or to BE in it, singing a holiday song with Mr. Barbour!

Go to MY VOTING ENTRY page here: to vote!!!

And if Mom and Dad are reading this, I have an MP3 of this which will be in your email inboxes shortly. Love you!

** UPDATE 12/7/2010 **

My friend, the lovely Erika Amato (on, blasted the competition and won with 46 votes for her live concert rendition of “I Miss the Mountains” from Next To Normal. I was 2nd in the video submissions with 25 votes, but only after beautiful audio submission by Cait, which garnered 37 votes (so I was third overall). Erika assures me that I’m her date for the evening, so whether either of us are chosen to sing by James himself or not, we’re going to the concert!

**UPDATE 12/8/2010**

Ummmmm…I WON! Details here.