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San Ramon, California, United States | INDIE

San Ramon, California, United States | INDIE
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29
Eve Marie @ The Rrazz Room

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

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Eve Marie @ Banquetting House

London England, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Eve Marie @ The Rrazz Room

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

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? Eve Marie Shahoian
Rrazz Room
San Francisco, CA

It can be a very difficult transition for an operatic coloratura soprano into the world of pop/cabaret music. The phrasing, styling and need for emotional connection to the melody and lyrics are sometimes elusive. Eve Marie has jumped into the fray with both feet and the results are mixed but very encouraging. Her concert, coinciding with the release of her freshman CD Waiting For You," exhibited her beautiful voice in ways that both suit her new repertoire and sometimes miss. Backed by a sterling group of musicians, including CD producer Tony Lufrano on keys and horn man extraordinaire Tony Malfati, the music covered a wide range of Eve Marie's influences from which she can extract and distill a unique style.

Her original material, culled from her influences in '60s girl group pop ("The Bells Sang Our Song") and romantic ballads with an R&B flavor (the energetic "Temptation"), show an exciting potential. "I'll Take a Picture" mimics the successful pop diva model and that's where her voice successfully melds with the material. "Lost Soul Today," a power ballad, shows it's possible to merge a delicate vocal with a sizzling guitar solo by producer Garth Webber. His song, "Where Did You Go?," is a lovely R&B love song that Eve Marie makes her own and with which she delivers her most honest vocal.

Her cover of standards needs work. "The Way You Look Tonight" is spoiled by a poor vocal arrangement in too high a register that doesn't gel with the throaty sax solo. Similarly, "You Made Me Love You" is given a sexy strip tease sound missing the intent of the material. "I Know You By Heart," and Christine McVie's "Songbird," both soft ballads, is Eve Marie at her best. No extraneous note cascades and a deep connection to the lyric and melody. "Fools Rush In," backed by Malfati's horns, and Sting's "Fields of Gold" were poignant and engaging.

Blessed with a stunning soprano, some impressive songwriting skills, and a knack for choosing complementary cover material, Eve Marie will only improve with each outing.

Steve Murray
Cabaret Scenes
July 29, 2009
www.cabaretscenes.org

San Ramon's Eve Marie Releases Debut Album
Child prodigy is all grown up—and crooning her new material.
By Pete Crooks
East Bay native Eve Marie Shahoian has been singing all her life—in fact, she performed two operatic arias on the classic Tonight Show with Johnny Carson at age nine (click here to see the clip). But it wasn’t until recently that the San Ramon resident really found her groove. On Wednesday night, Eve Marie will perform songs from her new album, Waiting For You at San Francisco’s Rrazz Room. Waiting For You combines Shahoian’s original songs with sultry standards such as “The Way You Look Tonight”.

“I wrote half the material on this CD,” says Shahoian. “It’s my debut as a singer-songwriter and it’s how I want to be seen and heard. This CD represents a new beginning, my own voice on my own terms. It’s been very cathartic and it’s been a real evolution.”

Growing up in Oakland, Shahoian was a child vocal prodigy with a mature set of pipes at age 8. In addition to the Carson show, she co-hosted the Bay Area kids program, Just Kidding and performed with various celebrities, including Liberace.

“I once spent a day at his house. It was surreal," Shahoian recalls. "He was a very eccentric man with a lot of gaudy furniture. A pool with piano keys painted around it. Slot machines throughout the house. But very nice.”

Now in her 30s, Shahoian has two children and loves the sense of community that she feels in her San Ramon neighborhood. After taking some time off form singing to be a mom, she recently went back into the studio to record Waiting For You. She also started performing in nightclubs, and loves playing San Francisco’s acclaimed Rrazz Room.

“I was there in February—it’s a great venue, intimate and has an amazing sound system,” she says. “I have a six-person band. My guitarist Garth Webber played with Miles Davis for years. My show is a 21-song set, all the CD material as well as covers—some obscure jazz pieces and some classic Otis Redding pieces. A little Gershwin. A real conglomerate." - Pete Crooks



BAY AREA FAVORITE EVE MARIE CELEBRATES RELEASE OF DEBUT CD WAITING FOR YOU WITH JULY 29 RRAZZ ROOM APPEARANCE

Debut CD on Heartsong Records Will Be Available on July 28


Contemporary songstress Eve Marie will celebrate the July 28 release of WAITING FOR YOU, her debut CD on Heartsong Records, with a return to The Rrazz Room at San Francisco’s Nikko Hotel on Wednesday, July 29. Showtime is 8:00PM.
The evening will showcase material from Eve Marie’s much anticipated CD, a mix of pop, jazz and R&B, including some of her own compositions. The upcoming concert marks the vocalist’s second appearance at the Rrazz Room in the last six months: Her February debut at the prestigious venue was SRO. Joining Eve Marie for the celebration will be some of the Bay Area’s most popular musicians, most of who also appear on WAITING FOR YOU. Among those names is keyboardist Tony Lufrano, who shares producer credits on the CD with Garth Webber and Eve Marie. Rounding out the list of players will be Bill Belasco on drums, Tony Malfatti on sax, Paul Olguin on bass, Ric Wilson on electric and acoustic guitar, and a special guest appearance by Garth Webber.
WAITING FOR YOU features classics like “You Make Me Love You” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” and contemporary pop favorites “Songbird” and “I Know You by Heart” as well as six of Eve Marie’s own compositions. Although it’s her intro CD in the world of contemporary pop, Eve Marie is a familiar name and a beloved voice in the Bay Area and beyond.
Called “the pint-sized coloratura soprano” as a child, Eve Marie Shahoian appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Mike Douglas Show” and “Kids Are People Too,” “Just Kidding,” “That’s Incredible” and performed with Liberace in Las Vegas many years before her teens. Between then and now, she added more television, concerts, musical theater and symphony performances to her resume before taking a break of many years from pursuing a professional singing career full-time. Since that time, she received a BA in Clinical Psychology, an MM in Vocal Pedagogy and has earned a reputation for her insightful approach in her career as a voice teacher.
WAITING FOR YOU will be available from Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes and local retailers. You can also visit www.evemariesings.com for more information.
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323-934-2700 or w3pr@yahoo.com


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CelebrityCafe.com CD Reviews by Lawanda Johnson
Eve Marie - Waiting for You
- On Eve Marie’s new 10-song collection album
“Waiting for You,” Eve Marie discusses the emotional roller coaster of being in and out of love. “Waiting for You” is well crafted and very energetic.

A song dedicated to spring season is “The Bells Sang Our Song.” Eve Marie’s voice is astounding and sincere. This track is a story of discovering new love when she sings, “I saw you standing there with a smile/ you were so handsome/ and I so shy/ I caught you by another day/ I wait for hello/ and go my way.” The typical love song always reminds listeners of a time when they once discovered a new love.

“Temptation” is sung in a high pitch range and Eve Marie does an excellent job. The song has a mid temp beat. Eve Marie gets emotional while singing, “How can you close the door to your heart/ and never ever let me back in/ maybe, maybe in another life/ 1, 2, 3, 4/ who’s there knocking at your door/ temptation.” Love is full of surprises and Eve Marie sings about temptation invading a relationship.

If you are a hopeless romantic, “Waiting for You” is the perfect album. Eve Marie has impressive vocals and great concepts for love songs. The entire album is about love, heartaches, temptation, and even lust. This pop-flavored album appeals to the heart, mind, body and soul. - Lawanda Johnson


Eve Marie Shahoian
Rrazz Room
San Francisco, CA

It can be a very difficult transition for an operatic coloratura soprano into the world of pop/cabaret music. The phrasing, styling and need for emotional connection to the melody and lyrics are sometimes elusive. Eve Marie has jumped into the fray with both feet and the results are mixed but very encouraging. Her concert, coinciding with the release of her freshman CD Waiting For You," exhibited her beautiful voice in ways that both suit her new repertoire and sometimes miss. Backed by a sterling group of musicians, including CD producer Tony Lufrano on keys and horn man extraordinaire Tony Malfati, the music covered a wide range of Eve Marie's influences from which she can extract and distill a unique style.

Her original material, culled from her influences in '60s girl group pop ("The Bells Sang Our Song") and romantic ballads with an R&B flavor (the energetic "Temptation"), show an exciting potential. "I'll Take a Picture" mimics the successful pop diva model and that's where her voice successfully melds with the material. "Lost Soul Today," a power ballad, shows it's possible to merge a delicate vocal with a sizzling guitar solo by producer Garth Webber. His song, "Where Did You Go?," is a lovely R&B love song that Eve Marie makes her own and with which she delivers her most honest vocal.

Her cover of standards needs work. "The Way You Look Tonight" is spoiled by a poor vocal arrangement in too high a register that doesn't gel with the throaty sax solo. Similarly, "You Made Me Love You" is given a sexy strip tease sound missing the intent of the material. "I Know You By Heart," and Christine McVie's "Songbird," both soft ballads, is Eve Marie at her best. No extraneous note cascades and a deep connection to the lyric and melody. "Fools Rush In," backed by Malfati's horns, and Sting's "Fields of Gold" were poignant and engaging.

Blessed with a stunning soprano, some impressive songwriting skills, and a knack for choosing complementary cover material, Eve Marie will only improve with each outing.

Steve Murray
Cabaret Scenes
July 29, 2009
www.cabaretscenes.org - Steve Murray www.cabaretscenes.org


Discography

What Critics are saying about Eve Marie and " Waiting For You"


Listen to the Radio Edit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsMZ_zv7vWU

"Sounds like Sarah MacLachlan meets Evanescence."--
Michael W. Lowe, Program Director, WLRQ-FM (Lite Rock 99.3)

"This is a hit, in my estimation, and this is only the second time in 15 years of running my own label that I've said this about a "demo" I received."--
Lee Smith, Four Winds Entertainment, Inc.

"Nicely done--builds and becomes compelling as it continues...there’s something special with this song."--
Rick Brady, Dial-Global Networks

"Very nice...very beautiful."--
Ken Payne, Magic 107, Orlando

"'Waiting For You' is a real winner."--
Barry Barsamian, Backstage with Barry and Kathy!

"Eve Marie’s voice is astounding and sincere." --
TheCelebrityCafe.com

"(A) beautiful voice..." --
Cabaretscenes.org

ACQB-AC Charts 47* in 8 weeks
Single " Waiting For You" most added song of the week two consecutive weeks -ACQB - tracking
Single " Waiting For You" Top Track listed " Cool New Music"
Eve Marie added to National Syndicator "Radio Express"
Eve Marie "Most added" on Top Hits USA!!!

Single " Waiting For You" received National Radio Play on the following Radio Stations:
TIME,KIXR,WOCO,WQXQ,KQCR,KEAO,KLBQ,KDMS,JER,HIZ,KGY,WORG,WNPQ,WKYA,WJDF,WBTC,KWTO,KLQQ
KTRN,KIQX

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PROFILE: Eve Marie Shahoian

By the time she was nine years old, Eve Marie Shahoian had appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “The Mike Douglas Show,” “Kids Are People Too” and even that precursor to today’s reality TV shows, “That’s Incredible!” Hailed as a child vocal prodigy, “the pint-sized coloratura soprano” performed with Liberace live in Las Vegas and on television and was compared to the celebrated Beverly Sills for a poise and grace far beyond her years.

Singing, incidentally, is in her DNA. Her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother had big, beautiful voices, so it’s not surprising that her parents took their daughter’s remarkable talent from an early age in stride. But the grueling performance schedule eventually took its toll and, following high school graduation, Eve Marie decided to put her performing career on hold to pursue a different sort of life. “I needed to take a break,” she says of those years, “and my parents, who were supportive of my decisions since I decided to become a singer shortly after toddlerhood, supported this decision too.”

The San Francisco Bay area resident earned a BA in Clinical Psychology and an MM in Vocal Pedagogy. For over ten years, she’s taught voice, focusing her attention on young talent and the empowerment a voice can bring to their special challenges. She’s also continued to sing, performing with opera companies and symphonies—among them the Oakland Lyric Opera and Oakland Symphony—as far away from her San Ramon home as London, England. “It’s been a journey,” she laughs.

Now it’s her time, and she’s focusing once more on performing. “Music and performing has always been my passion, but everything I do, including singing and teaching, is organic,” she explains. “The time had to be right, and finally that time came. I decided to take ownership of my own voice, step outside the box of my classical training, draw on the tools of that training and access colors and parts of my voice in ways I’d never explored before. I had to find and take ownership of my own sound, my own way.

What emerged from that process is Eve Marie’s CD WAITING FOR YOU, a 10-song collection of finely crafted material that resonates with the beauty of her shimmering, seductive vocals and a depth of emotional energy rarely seen in a debut CD. “I’m a hopeless romantic,” she admits. “My music is about heart, mind and spirit. It’s about love, growth and evolution. For me, a good song is a song that speaks to everyone.” An appealing marriage of elements, WAITING FOR YOU mixes contemporary pop favorites and the classic American Songbook with her own original material. Familiar titles like “The Way You Look Tonight” and “You Made Me Love You” turn into magical moments courtesy of Eve Marie’s heartfelt vocals: The same is true for her delivery on Christine McVie’s “Songbird” and the Diane Scanlon-Eve Nelson composition “I Know You by Heart.”

The desire to write her own material first hit Eve Marie about five years ago. “I finally decided to stop talking and start writing,” she says, adding that the process of putting words and life and music together has become both frequent and more spontaneous of late. The CD’s title track is one of those songs, she explains, “It came from the depth of my soul.” Whether she’s crafting material that’s pop flavored or jazz-inflected, a slow ballad or an up tempo tune, Eve Marie explores the many sides of love on songs like “The Bells Sang Our Song,” “I’ll Take A Picture,” “Where Did You Go,” and the many sides of life on vignettes such as “Temptation” and “Lost Soul Today.” Assisting her with producing, as well as playing on WAITING FOR YOU were Bay Area favorites Tony “Macaroni” Lufrano and Garth Webber. Lufrano, who is known for his talent on keyboards and for his skill as a producer and arranger, has worked with artists Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, The Whispers, Huey Lewis & The News and Robben Ford, among others. Webber, a guitarist who has recorded with artists including Miles Davis, Greg Allman, Mose Allison and Bill Champlin, has also accrued impressive credits as a producer and engineer. Accustomed to performing live and responding to the audience, Eve Marie describes the experience of being in a studio and recording her first CD succinctly: “I felt like I was under a microscope. It was a skill I had to acquire.” That she has.

So what does this multi-talented singer/songwriter/pianist see in her future? “I am going to continue doing what I love to do,” she says. “I love to perform. I want to perform these songs and songs like them with an orchestra. I want to perform internationally. I’m a visionary, and the sky’s the limit. I don’t want to be on my death bed with words like ‘I should have… I could have…Why didn’t I?’ I want to say that I gave it my best shot.” Armed with a unique perspective from having achieved acclaim early in life, Eve Marie now eagerly anticipates—not an