Colorado Songwriter's Circle

Colorado Songwriter's Circle

BandPopAcoustic

Colorado's elite songwriter's have joined together and formed the Colorado Songwriter's Circle. Enjoy an intimate evening of original compostitions presented in the 'round.

Biography

Colorado Songwriter's Circle

The Colorado Songwriter’s Circle was formed in October of 2004 by singer/songwriter Matthew Moon.

“My parents were the inspiration for this. They started hosting musicians from South America to come and perform at our family home, giving them a platform for their art as well as a place to sell their hand-made sweaters, hats, and mittens. Thirty or forty family friends would arrive and pack our cozy living room. They soon began hosting song-circles that quickly bcame the most exclusive parties in town."

The Colorado Songwriter’s Circle is a constantly changing, elite group of singer/songwriter’s from Colorado that tour the country.

The first installment features four long-time friends, Matthew Moon, Nina Storey, Wendy Woo, and Christopher Jak. Having performed in many song circles together, it was imperative that this specific group be the first to bring their rich comraderie and entertaining musical chemistry to the stage. The first launch took place at Denver Mayor, John Hickenlooper’s annual Christmas party in December, 2004. The east coast launch party will take place at the legendary Bitter End in New York City on March 7th, 2005, to be followed by an east coast tour and a final show at the Cutting Room in New York City on March 15th, 2005.

Matthew Moon (www.matthewmoon.com)
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Matthew Moon has emerged as one of the freshest voices in the Rocky Mountain region. Moon’s songwriting ranges from folk rock reminiscent of Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg, to the classic sounds of Eddie Money and Marshal Crenshaw. With three full length albums to date, Moon’s fourth album is slated to debut in April 2005.
Matthew Moon has attained elite status amongst Colorado singer/songwriters. In 2004 Moon was a featured artist on the renowned KBCO Studio C compilation, along with Leftover Salmon, String Cheese Incident, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. In 2003, Moon was awarded “Editor’s Choice” in 5280, Denver’s leading lifestyle magazine, as well as “Album of the Year” in 2002 for the release, “I Thought U Should Know” (Riff Magazine). Matthew Moon has been nominated for the Westword Music Awards five times and has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Fillmore Auditorium, and Mile High Stadium, as well as venues in Amsterdam, Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

“Tight songwriting and lush delivery prompt Colorado rock fans to tout this performer as the state's next breakout”–Denver Post-2004

“In the past three years, Matthew Moon has come to exemplify the best in Front Range, singer/songwriter pop”- Boulder Weekly

Nina Storey (www.ninastorey.com)
Singer/songwriter from Boulder, Colorado, Nina Storey, blends an eclectic sound of blues, rock, funk and pop. She has been compared to a diverse group of artists such as Janis Joplin, Chaka Kahn, Tori Amos, Whitney Houston and Billie Holiday.

She has been featured on CNN Showbiz Today, MTV Online, and Rolling Stone Online. In addition, she has received rave reviews in publications such as; People Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Performing Songwriter, Music Connection, Totally Adult and several of Colorado’s top magazines including Westword and 5280 Magazine, who have named her vocalist and songwriter of the year. Nina has also placed her songs in several television shows and films.

She is also a featured artist, on Frontier Airline’s in-Flight Entertainment Channel, “Wild Blue Yonder”. Nina was also selected by Jazziz Magazine to appear on their annual, “WOMEN” compilation CD in 2004.

Nina has been selected to endorse Klipsch Audio as they have said, "the passion this emerging singer songwriter displays…proves she's a true original."

“Here’s an artist to definitely keep your eye on.” –CD Baby

Wendy Woo (www.wendywoo.com)
Though born in New York City, Wendy Woo grew up in Colorado. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite.

Woo’s talent has not gone unnoticed. Her music has been featured in “Uncommon Goals,” a 1999 Discovery Channel documentary about the gold medal-winning U.S. women’s soccer team, and the Food Network’s “FoodNation with Bobby Flay.” She also sings the theme song for “Good Day Colorado,” the weekday morning show on Denver’s Fox affiliate.
In addition, she has won numerous accolades including:

• Best Singer/Songwriter (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003), Best Nationally Undiscovered Artist, and Best Acoustic Artist (Denver’s Westword).
• Independent Artist of the Year (2003) (Hapi Skratch Entertainment).
• Best Musician (The Boulder Weekly).
• Best Singer/Songwriter (The Boulder Daily Camera).
• Best Local Artist (Colorado Daily).
• Winner of the Colorado Lilith Fair Talent Search.
• http://www.matthewmoon.com/Named to music critics’ “Best Colorado CDs of the Year” lists: “Ecolalia” (The Denver Post and Westword) and “Gonna Wear Red”(DenverLoca

Discography

Matthew Moon- "More Than I Can Give" (1999), "I Thought U Should Know" (2002), "XOM" (2003)

Nina Storey- "Guilt and Honey" (1997), "Bootleg" (1998), "Shades" (1999), "Nina Storey" (2003), "24 Off the Board" (2004).

Wendy Woo- "Angels In The Crowd" (1997), "Wide Awake And Dreaming" (1999), "Gonna Wear Red" (2003), "Ecolalia" (2003), "Walking The Skyline" (2004)

Christopher Jak- "Applause Of The Rain" (2003), "The New Nostalgia" (2005)

Set List

Our set is presented "in the 'round." We are seated on four stools and Nina will play the first song, then Chris, then Wendy, then Matthew, and around we go. We will do four rounds with a break in the middle and an encore at the end in which we all collaborate.