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2018 Calendar at a Glance:


Some Previous shows at STARDUST:

The Beatunes Monday, July 3, 2017:
The Beatunes

Suggested donation: $20

The Beatunes bring together four of So. Cal's top musicians -- solely to honor and play as faithfully to the recordings as possible -- the timeless and spirit-lifting music of The Beatles. The BEATUNES continue to increase their repertoire and precision in replicating the sound of The Beatles. From the early "Fab Four" days to the final recordings, band members constantly search for new ways to bring more realism to the sound; every sound you hear at a BEATUNES concert is played live by the band.

No tracks. It's done live. It's done right.

The BEATUNES revel in playing the greatest music ever written to an audience ranging from age 5 to 105. There’s some kind of Magic in the air, and in The Music.

No wigs. No costumes. Simply enjoy the timeless music of the band that rocked history.

For music that transcends the generations, join us for The Beatles respectfully done right.

Thank you Ron Sarfaty for you wonderful video!

Sunday, September 10, 2017:
Kate Taylor and Jeff Alan Ross

Suggested donation: $20

Kate Taylor is "Sister Kate", yes... and she is so much more... Kate formed her first band at age 15 and had her first record deal with Atlantic Records four years later. Produced by her manager at the time, Peter Asher, she released her debut album Sister Kate in 1971. Her second album, the 1978 self-titled Kate Taylor was produced by her brother James and Lew Hahn on Columbia Records. It was well received, and produced another charting hit, "It's in His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)", done as a duet with James. It peaked at 49 on the Billboard charts. Kate, is still recording and has an active touring career and resides on the beautiful Martha’s Vineyard.

Jeff Alan Ross "I am lucky enough as to have quite a few talented friends, but Jeff Alan Ross still manages to stand out. A creative writer, a remarkable singer and an exceptional musician I continue to find his musical input, his playing and arranging skills and his exceptionally helpful demeanour to be invaluable – perhaps second only in importance to his loyal and rewarding friendship. I am proud to be a fan." -- Peter Asher (Grammy Award Winning Producer: James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt).

Notably Jeff has toured with Badfinger, John Jorgensen, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), 60's teen idol Johnny Tillotson, Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers), Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings), Terry Sylvester (The Hollies), Tommy Cash and guitar legend, Albert Lee.

Shelby & Tieg / Powdercoat

Shelby & Tieg Sunday, May 30, 2015:
Shelby & Tieg / Powdercoat

Suggested donation: $20

Shelby & Tieg is a singing-songwriting folk-pop duo from Los Angeles. They have been described as a modern Simon & Garfukel, if one was a girl. Armed with gorgeous voices and only an acoustic guitar, they have created a unique sound in their choice of harmonies. They are both trained musicians. Shelby is a studio singer, and Tieg a guitar teacher. In their concerts, they perform original songs as well as covers, including “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and a few Disney classics like you’ve never heard them sung before. For this show they will also have their full band: Shannon Canchola on flute, Gabriel Grinta on drums, Chris Rolontz on bass and Jordan Slocum on violin.

Powdercoatpowdercoat is Kristin Mooney and Claire Holley. They recently finished up an EP with producer/guitarist Greg Herzenach. Kristin Mooney is an American pop music, folk rock and Americana singer and songwriter. Mooney's solo debut, titled Living Alone, was released in 1998. The self-titled Kristin Mooney, came out in 2004. Mooney's third CD, Hydroplane, was released in 2007. Mooney sang harmonies with Keith Richards, Norah Jones, Steve Earle, John Doe, Jim James, Raul Malo, Jim Lauderdale and Jay Farrar. Her voice was often heard on the CBS drama Judging Amy with music written and performed by longtime collaborator Peter Himmelman. Claire Holley was born in Jackson, Mississippi and lived there until she attended college in the midwest. It was there that she began performing and writing songs. After moving to North Carolina,Claire started performing gigs in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh where she met John Plymale who helped her make her first record called Night Air, after which she started traveling around the country as a solo performer.

Saturday, June 27, 2015:
Grant Geissman Quintet

Suggested donation: $20

Grant GeissmanGrant Geissman Quintet - Guitarist/composer Grant Geissman is a popular Contemporary Jazz recording artist, with fourteen highly regarded solo albums. Grant's latest project, Cool Man Cool, features "cool music I like to play, cool people I like to play with," including special guests Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione, Tom Scott, Jerry Hahn, Russell Ferrante, Patrice Rushen, Mike Finnigan, and Van Dyke Parks! His previous project, Say That!, marked his return to "real" (not Smooth) jazz, and contains thirteen original Grant Geissman compositions that play like a righteous melding of 1960s Wes Montgomery, Horace Silver, and Jimmy Smith. Jazz critic Bill Milkowski wrote that "Say That! is an iron fist upside the mushy head of smooth jazz, and Grant Geissman's defiant declaration of independence." Geissman co-writes the underscore (with Dennis C. Brown) for the hit CBS-TV sitcom Two and a Half Men, and he also co-wrote the theme ("Men, men, men, men, manly men!"), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004. As a studio guitarist he has recorded with such artists as Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello, Chuck Mangione (playing the now-legendary guitar solo on Chuck's 1978 hit "Feels So Good"), Van Dyke Parks, BrianWilson, Inara George, Joanna Newsom, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Paula Abdul, Ringo Starr, Keiko Matsui, David Benoit, Placido Domingo, Luis Miguel, and Julio Iglesias.

Saturday, July 18, 2015:
Songwriters in-the-round: Ed Tree, Teresa Tudury, Chauncey Bowers, Jaynee Thorne & Brad Colerick

Suggested donation: $20

Ed Teresa Chauncey Jaynee Brad Ed Tree is well known to those in the singer/songwriter scene and its fringes of folk, country, pop and blues. Tree is a songwriter and musician himself, but he is revered as a record producer. The San Gabriel resident grew up in Mississippi and as a child he was drawn to cowboy singers like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Tree has record and touedr with artists like Spencer Davis, Rita Coolidge, Juice Newton and Al Stewart.

Teresa Tudury takes you on a musical journey of wild and powerful songs and stories from the depths of her incredibly rich and inspiring repertoire. Teresa Tudury is an absolute original. From her San Francisco roots to the Greek Islands to New York and LA, she wakes up the music scene. Teresa creates a loyal following and rave reviews wherever she performs.

Chauncey Bowers is a Harvard-educated Ph.D. in cellular biology, and now defies laws of common sense as he dissects the music world. His questioning, wide-horizon worldview and barbed humor light up the newly released Rumors of Reason.

Jaynee Thorne was born into a family of music - the granddaughter of a pop songwriter and an opera singer. At the age of 12, she knew that she had a special gift to share when an auditorium of teary-eyed listeners applauded her first writing effort. From that first performance, she believed that she could make a difference by writing songs that inspire the heart and elevate the spirit. With a need to sing harmonies... Jaynee's music is filled with layers of sweet vocals, guaranteed to sooth the spirit.

Brad Colerick has turned a lot of heads in the roots music world since jumping back to the artist side after 19 years producing music for ads where he worked alongside such icons as Johnny Cash, BB King, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Guy. He has appeared on hallowed stages from McCabe's and Freight & Salvage in the west to the Bluebird and Birchmere back east. His CDs have landed in the Top 5 of both the Folk DJ and Euro-Americana charts.

Saturday, August 22, 2015:
Dale LaDuke Band / South Of Ziggy

Suggested donation: $20

Dale LaDuke Dale LaDuke was born in Grosse Pointe Michigan. He began singing in church choirs when he was 8 years old and was principle solist and president of his high school choir, as well as trumpet player in the high school band. He went on to sing with the Michigan State Honors Choir and the Michigan State Fair Choir. He was one of the founders of the popular Southern California country band "Five Wheel Drive" that was one of five finalists (and the only country band) in Yahoo's "Best Unsigned Band" contest in 2000, and the only group to have their songs in 6 of the top 10 slots in the country division of that same year. Dale was flown to the red carpet awards show at Studio 54 in Manhattan that featured performances by David Bowie, Issac Hayes, Allanis Morriset and many others. LaDuke was also a founding member of the Americana/Celtic group Kaedmon. Their CD "My Love" was a 2009 "top pick" by Music Conection Magazine. As a solo artist he was a finalist at the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, 2009 Independent Singer/Songwriter Awards, 2008 Los Angeles Music Awards and 4th place winner 2006 Unisong Song Contest.

South Of Ziggy South Of Ziggy SOUTH OF ZIGGY is a powerful vocal-driven Country Soul/Southern Soul band that rocks the clubs and concert halls. All songs are original. SOZ's material has been described as memorable with radio-hot melodies. Pedal steel augments many songs where electric guitar, keyboards and accordion lead others. SOZ is known for passionate lead vocals backed by strong harmony background vocals. South Of Ziggy is: James Russell (Piano, Guitar, Lead Vocals), Brian Alan Patterson (Pedal Steel, Dobro). Frank Spano (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Jason Siler (Drums, Backing Vocals), Dale LaDuke (Keyboards, Accordian, Greg Kruegar (Guitars, Mandolin). SOUTH OF ZIGGY is a vibrant musical vehicle assembled to express James prodigious output of original material. Each and every member of South Of Ziggy is thrilled to be a part of James’ engine of creativity.

Venice Saturday, Seotember 19, 2015:

Suggested donation: $25

Venice is a band from Venice Beach, California that consists of two sets of brothers: Michael and Mark Lennon, and their cousins, Kipp and Pat Lennon. As a band, the Lennons have recorded and performed together since the 1980s. Their music is a reflection of many of their influences while growing up in the small, eclectic and culturally diverse beach town for which they are named. Their sound is at once familiar and fresh, their classic rock and folk influences apparent in their pop sensibilities. You might recognize some of Venice’s influences, such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, the Eagles or Sly & the Family Stone. Their hybrid of folk/rock/soul is relevant, alive and still growing, with many fans worldwide considering them the torchbearers of the Southern California sound. Venice’s trademarks are their harmonies, personal lyrics and high energy, communal shows. These garner them huge ovations and encores at virtually every performance they’ve given, from intimate theaters to sprawling festivals, from the US to Europe. And it’s earned them major record releases on Sony Records, Universal Records, Atlantic Records and Vanguard

The Long Run Sunday, October 25, 2015:
The Long Run - Experience The Eagles

Suggested donation: $25 -- Starts at 6:00 P.M.

Since their debut in 1999 THE LONG RUN - Experience The Eagles has earned its place among the top-drawing tribute acts in North America and is regarded as one of the finest Eagles tribute shows in the world. Marked by lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy, every TLR performance delivers a reverence for the beloved Eagles studio recordings blended with The Long Run's infectious, live-concert energy.

Now, TLR invites you to join them in celebrating The Eagles 40th anniversary and these great songs with their acoustic show "UNPlugged".

FROM A RECENT INTERVIEW: "We love working acoustically. It allows us to distill the music back to its rich essence; the melodies, the vocal harmonies and the stories within the songs. It's funny. . . when we're on the large stages, with all the instruments, lights and the big PA system we probably feel closer to the Eagles. But when we’re in an intimate room with just our voices and a few acoustic guitars, we feel closer to the music."

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