Post-Bumbershoot Blog, Part V By Erik Schultz
Videos by Erik Schultz Posted September 11, 2008
Here is the last installment of
Bumbershoot 2008. Enjoy!
SUZANNE MORRISON (YOGA BITCH)
Suzanne Morrison visited Bali
for a two-month yoga retreat and came back with one of the
most hilarious and amazing one-woman shows we have seen. The
show is directed by Jean-Michele Gregory. Her site tells us
that Yoga Bitch offers an irreverent glimpse at what can go
wrong on the road to enlightenment. What more can we say?
Her show has been picked up to run at the ReBar through
October. Suzanne is going to be staying very busy with a
book version of Yoga Bitch along with a new show and some
other writings. This Seattle girl has performed Yoga Bitch
in London and does not look like she will slow down.
Tyrone is in this for the music but that has finally paid
off. After releasing five records paid for out of his own
wallet, he finally got the contract offer that so many
musicians dream about. His record, Hold On, was re-released
on a major label. He has just finished recording is next
full length which should hit sometime in the new year. Among
the many collaborators he has worked with, one has a special
place in his heart. That is his wife, Elina. Tyrone helps
write songs for her debut record and she is working on a
follow-up. They co-wrote a track on Tyrone's current album.
Wells has kept busy over the years. His previous band
Skypark had great success but now Wells is taking on the
music world by himself. He keeps a balance schedule between
full band dates and solo dates.
FORRO IN THE DARK
Their name comes from Forro,
which is a type of dance and music that's been popular in
Brazil for over 100 years. This is very fitting since their
music ensures a feel good dance party. These
four Brazilian New Yorkers are serious about making sure
their shows feel like a global dance party. Their bio states
that their 'forró-inspired beats conjure a sonic atmosphere
that draws today's jazz aficionados and techno-loving club
goers onto the dance floor together.' What more do you need?