Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves

BandJazzCabaret

What happens when you combine 3 talented, fabulous women? Dangerous Curves, of course! These girls combine powerhouse vocals with gorgeous harmonies and the outcome is nothing less than fantastic!

Biography

Featuring three incredible singers and a huge repertoire ranging from Jazz to Broadway to contemporary pop and country styles, Dangerous Curves has the ability to appeal to any audience. Whether you are looking for an intimate show backed by a small combo (or backround tracks) for a private party or a full production-style show complete with costumes and orchestra, we can customize our show to meet your particular needs. Dangerous Curves is about the beauty of music and the strength of self. Each woman brings her own take on music, fashion and the pursuit of happiness. You may even find a bit of yourself in Lisa or Gret or Karen. Meet the Curves:
Lisa is our fabulous soprano, a stunning performer and gorgeous babe who does some of our very best arrangements. Lisa moved to Las Vegas in 2002 with her husband, actor/singer Ron Smith. The couple met in California while starring in and co-hosting the famous Wild Bill’s Wild West Extravaganza Show in Buena Park. Prior to that, Lisa spent several years singing in clubs and performing in theatres throughout the Los Angeles/Hollywood area, worked as a Lead Singer/Dancer aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Song of America”
ship, and appeared as a Featured Soloist in two separate production shows in Tokyo, Japan. Since relocating to Las Vegas, Lisa has enjoyed appearances at several well-known venues such as the Suncoast Hotel & Casino,South Point Event Center, Bootlegger Bistro, the Stirling Club, Becker’s Steakhouse, and the Starbright Theatre in Summerlin. In addition to singing with "Dangerous Curves", Lisa also performs regularly with the well-known tribute group “Shades of Sinatra” (check out their video at www.ShadesOfSinatra.com), freelances as a solo jazz & big band singer, and is the co-writer/co-star of a Broadway Revue called "Back to Broadway" with her husband Ron. Visit her webpage at www.lovinjazzinvegas.com to watch video clips and hear audio from some of her performances here in Las Vegas.
Karen is the alto of the group and is the epitome of positive energy and enthusiasm. She is a vivacious, curvy redhead -- just try to keep up with her energy! Her sultry warm tones are currently captivating audiences in the Las Vegas area and beyond. Working in a group like Dangerous Curves has been a long-time dream for Karen. Although she is the resident alto of the group, the girls sometimes make her venture into scary territory…like singing the melody!!! Karen has traveled the world singing for dignitaries and working with such celebrities as Toni Tennille and Diahann Carroll. Her education ranges from Citrus College for vocal performance to Berklee School of Music for piano and jazz studies (ongoing). Privately, she studies voice and performance with Joanie Zajac, and Michael Chapman.She has truly begun to work on the art of Cabaret, most recently with Lina Koutrakos and Rick Jensen. Currently, Karen is writing her first ever solo cabaret show called “Walkin thru life in my Jimmy Choos” (working title). However, her greatest joy is when she became a first time Mom to Skyler! Who knew that sleep was actually a luxury?! IF you need to know more about Karen, check her out on the web at www.karenmerstikmichaels.com
Gret is our amazing mezzo who brings her own style to everything she does. She is our resident Broadway goddess. Margaret is originally from Woodbridge, CT, where she began her performance career at the age of 5. It was in Woodbridge where she began her formal vocal training with Dr. Louis Negri, and studied piano with Nina Spacek. She continued her musical education at Boston University’s School for the Arts, where she studied voice with Penelope Bitzas, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She earned accolades in the Greater Boston area theatre world, winning multiple awards for her work on stage, and appearing as a soloist with organizations such as the Marsh Chapel Choir and Boston University’s Symphonic Chorus. After a short time studying with David Testa, honing her musical theater skills, Gret followed her career path to New York City, where she appeared in various regional productions. It was in New York that she met and collaborated with Delisco, winner of E! Television’s “The Entertainer with Wayne Newton.” Delisco contracted her to co-write and serve as Assistant Musical Director for his headlining act, which opened to rave reviews at the Las Vegas Hilton. Gret played Tina (plus three other roles) in “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding” at the Rio Hotel and Casino for three years and was recently a Featured Singer in Jimmy Emerson and Kenneth Blake’s “Showstoppers.” She also freelances, appearing in various venues and with bands and vocal groups, a sketch comedy troupe, as well as film and television projects. In addition to all her performing, Margaret also teaches voice at the New Song Performing
Arts Academy in Henderson, NV. You can learn more about Gret by visiting her website www.MargaretMenzies.c

Discography

Debut CD, "Girl Talk" available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster

Set List

(Actual show can include any or all of the following, depending on the situation…)
POPULAR STANDARDS/JAZZ SET (includes songs such as…)
• Cloudburst
• Moon River
• Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
• Love Being Here With You
• Old Cape Cod
• Orange Colored Sky
• Is This Anyway To Fall In Love
• Route 66
JUDY GARLAND MEDLEY (includes songs such as…)
• Get Happy/You Made Me Love You
• Trolley Song/San Francisco/Rock-A-Bye My Baby
• Mr. Monotony/Smile/The Man That Got Away
• Over The Rainbow
ANDREWS SISTERS (includes songs such as…)
• Bei Mir Bist Du Schöen
• Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
• Straighten Up & Fly Right
• Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
BROADWAY (can include individual songs or medleys listed below)
• Dream Girl’s Medley (includes songs such as One Night Only, And I Am Telling You, Move, etc…)
• Contemporary Broadway Medley (featuring songs of Jason Robert Brown, Jonathan Larson, Steven Schwartz, etc…)
• Smokey Joe’s Café Medley (includes songs such as I’m A W