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Singing Around the City

 
Hi folks, I had the urge to sneak out to some local piano bars during the last few weeks of December. Thanks to Jim and John for coming out and listening to me perform classic show tunes and soon-to-be-classic power ballads. Many thanks, also, to all of the new folks who joined my email list! I'm gearing up for new performances in 2008 so check back for details. Take care, Vandana

More Holiday Cheer at Martuni's

 

Great night singing!

Unleashing my Inner Whitney Houston Tonight at Martuni's

 

Diva Night at Martuni's

 

Big, brassy songs of all genres - what fun!

Post-Show singing at Martuni's

 

Standing Room Only!!

 
Hi folks, I'm truly exited to let you know that my first show in 2007 (at Martuni's on February 17th) was SRO = standing room only! We sadly had to turn several people away due to a lack of space. It was my ultimate joy to perform this show as a gift for my parents 43rd wedding anniversary! Talk about love! :-) They, along with my super talented sister, had a wonderful time at the show. SET LIST 1.With You (Stephen Schwartz from ‘Pippin’) 2.God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday) 3.Greatest Love (original country song by Austin Castillo) 4.On My Own (Claude-Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer, John Cairo, Trevor Nunn from ‘Les Miserables’) 5.Love Changes Everything (Andrew Lloyd Webber from ‘Aspects of Love’) 6.An Ordinary Day (original cabaret song by Dennis Livingston) 7.Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin) 8.As If We Never Said Goodbye (Andrew Lloyd Webber from “Sunset Boulevard’) 9.The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael) 10.Almost Over You (pop song) 11.Not While I’m Around (Stephen Sondheim from ‘Sweeney Todd’) 12.Then You Look At Me (power ballad) 13.Unexpected Song (Andrew Lloyd Webber from ‘Song and Dance’) 14.The Power of Love (power ballad) I'm taking a short break while I put together my new show and as I plan songs for my 3rd CD which I will record in LA later this year. See you at the next show! Take care, Vandana

Desi Diva: An Indian American Cabaret Singer: India Abroad Weekly, January 19, 2007

 
Hi, What a nice article! I'm featured on an entire page in the latest edition of the India Abroad Weekly magazine! It even included two color photos!!! It's only available by subscription and at newstands (read: Indian stores) this week. I'm in the same edition as Gandhi! Nice! There's an excerpt in the press section on my site. I hope to see you at my next show on Saturday, February 17th at 6:30PM at Martuni's. Details and tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/9583 See you soon! Take care, Vandana

In the Press: January 2007 edition of "The Northside"

 
Hi folks, Well, I'm excited to share the latest news with you. There's a feature article about me (along with a color photo!) in the January 2007 edition of The Northside, a local paper serving all of the northern neighborhoods in San Francisco, including Pacific Heights, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, the Marina and Presidio Heights. What a great way to kick-off 2007! I'm also featured in another paper this month: The India Abroad Weekly which will hit stands in North America next week. I hope you are able to pick up a copy of one of these papers and, more importantly, I hope you can come to my next show here in the City on Saturday, February 17th at Martuni's Lounge (my favorite place to sing and drink really excellent martini's). More details about that show are in the calendar section. Thank you very much for your continued support!! Take care, Vandana

SAVE-THE-DATE: 2.17

 
Hi! I am so excited to let you know that I'm performing my first show in 2007 on Saturday, February 17th at 6:30PM at Martuni's. My parents will be in town and I wanted give them the gift of song for their 43RD wedding anniversary. I'd love to see you all there with friends and family for a fun hour of songs about love and celebrating life. I hope to see you at a show soon and I thank you very much for your continued support. Take care, Vandana

I'm Named in the Bay Times Top 10 of 2006

 
Wow! What an amazing year-end gift!! I was SOOOOOO excited to learn that I had been named in the Bay Times Top 10 of 2006 for my debut, cabaret show at the Plush Room in San Francisco on October 1, 2006! It is an absolute honor to be listed along side such exceptional performers: Jane Oliver, Paula West, Maude Maggart, Linda Kosut and ME! I am heading back to the Plush Room in 2007. Stay tuned for details. I'll also have more SF shows in 2007 as well as shows in LA, NYC, London and maybe even Paris. Thank you for your continued support!! Take care, Vandana

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