Bébé La La CD Release Concert!
~ A Curious Series of Unexpected Events ~
Sunday, November 13, 2022, 7pm
Fusion Theater, 708 1st St. NW, Abq
Bébé La La celebrates their 12th anniversary of performing and recording together with their new CD, the follow up to their award-winning debut CD, High Wire!
Mark your calendars and come join us for a wonderful evening at the beautiful Fusion Theater! We will have CDs, digital downloads, lyric books, artwork and more for sale!
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show (including all service charges)
at http://AMPConcerts.org OR by phone at Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251.
Recorded at the Wall of Sound studio by John Wall, A Curious Series of Unexpected Events features ten original songs, three of which have already been nominated for New Mexico Music Awards, including "Rosie," which won the Singer-Songwriter award at this year's award ceremony in May. An overarching theme of "time" and the unexpectedness of life threads the eclectic collection of songs together on the new CD, which addresses some of the events of the past few years as well as personal struggles and more. With Arnaldo Acosta on drums and Mike Fox, Royce Platero and Micky Patten on bass, each song is fleshed out further with guest musicians including, César Bauvallet (trombone; arranger); Paul Gonzales (trumpet); Frank Leto (steel pan); Kalin Noboa (pan pipes); Joseph Altamirano (charango); Claudio Tolousse (guitar/sitar); Alicia's twin sister Jacqueline Ultan (cello); and Laura DiMauro (guitar). AMP Concerts has presented Bébé La La several times over the years, including their 2015 CD Release concert for High Wire! For this CD Release celebration, the Bébé La La Band will feature Micky Patten on bass and Cal Haines, drums, plus several of the guest artists who played on the CD. And, fittingly, we will be performing inside of an English manor, courtesy of FUSION Theatre's production of "The Real Inspector Hound."!
We are so excited to announce that Alicia's song "Rosie" which will be on the upcoming Bébé La La CD, WON the SINGER-SONGWRITER AWARD at the 35th Annual New Mexico Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, 2022!
Help Us Complete Our 10th Anniversary CD!
Donations of $25 or more entitles you to lots of goodies! Check out the DONATION LEVELS for more information.
Enter the amount you wish to donate
$25: receive 1 copy of the 10th Anniversary CD
$50: receive 1 copy of the CD & a link to hear a pre-release song off of the CD!
$75: Receive 1 copy of the CD; a link to hear a pre-release song off of the CD! & 1 Lyrics Booklet.
$100: receive 2 copies of the CD, 2 Lyrics booklets; & a link to hear a pre-release song off of the CD!
$250:receive 4 copies of the CD, 4 Lyrics booklets, a link to hear a pre-release song off of the CD; & a Bébé La La mask!
$500-$1000: receive 4 copies of the CD, 4 Lyrics booklets, 2 Bébé La La masks; a link to hear a pre-release song off of the CD; & other mementos; plus a private outdoor house patio concert!
Whatever amount you can give is awesome and greatly appreciated, however, it must be $5 or more (GoFundMe rules) and $25 or more gets you a new CD! :)
Wow, what a long strange trip it’s been! 2020 was the year we’d all like to forget! But, it was also the year that marked the 10th anniversary of Bébé La La! So, it’s not all bad! We hoped to release our sophomore CD (the follow up to our award-winning debut release, High Wire) in 2020, but of course that couldn't happen with the pandemic, which put all of our lives (& projects!) on hold! We were so excited to get back into the studio back in the fall of 2019 to start recording our 10th Anniversary CD with the Bébé La La Band, featuring drummer Arnaldo Acosta and our longtime awesome bassist Mike Fox (who has since moved back to his home in NC- wah)! We were moving full speed ahead and the guys laid down the necessary foundation for 6 songs, plus some special guests joined us in the studio to add some beautiful instrumentation! Then, IT happened… and everything came to a screeching halt!
It would have been really cool to release our 10th Anniversary CD in our 10th year, but we couldn't do that. We have, however, continued to work slowly but surely on those 6 tunes plus three more, with our wonderful co-producer and recording engineer John Wall, Wall of Sound Studio, so that we can share the music with you sooner than later!
AND THAT GETS US TO THE HERE AND NOW! We’re almost there! We are done tracking in the studio; we have fully edited and mixed four songs - two of which have also been mastered! Plus, we just completed our very first Bébé La La Music Video (See Above!) featuring our namesake song, "Bébé La La, which will of course be on the new album! It's OUR GIFT TO YOU! made possible by our videographer/director Rob Raucci, Two Spirits One Voice Films, who donated all his services to make it happen! We also submitted Alicia's song – "One Minute At A Time!"– to the NM Music Awards and received a nomination in the Best Adult Contemporary/Pop category! So, in other words, we have made A LOT of progress, all pandemics aside!
HERE'S THE THING: We still have 5 more songs to edit, mix and master, and then we have to do all the production (getting the CDs printed, artwork, etc.)! It's a big undertaking and it requires many hours of work from us and especially from our brilliant engineer, John Wall, without whom none of this would be possible! We have enjoyed every minute of it and we know it's worth the effort! We also think you are going to love it! We have also done our best to finance the project ourselves as much as we can, along with our friends and fans' donations, which helped us to get as far as we have, but IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD AND FINISH THIS SPECIAL CD, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
HELP US TO THE FINISH LINE! Please consider making a donation today! We really think you're going to love this CD and we can't wait to be able to share it with you in a CD release celebration of music, friendship & love!
We're Back! Performing Live!
Alicia & Maryse are joined by their bandmates, Micky Patten on bass and Cal Haines on drums!
Mary Dezember's Creatives in Conversation presents Bébé La La ~ A Wonderful Series of Unexpected Events!
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Join Alicia & Maryse via zoom for this wonderful series presented by poet, author, arts scholar, and arts & creativity advocate Mary Dezember! Alicia and Maryse will perform live and speak about their musical journey, their longtime collaboration and their upcoming sophomore release! Free! Simply sign up for Mary's newsletter on her website and after registering, you will be emailed the Zoom link on the day of the event!
AMP Concerts Emerge From The Pandemic Live Music Series at Casa Flamenca's beautiful outdoor space. Buy Tickets at https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/374465
All Covid safe practices in place (no masks required if vaccinated, otherwise masks suggested) Water, soda, sparkling water, chips & cookies and light snacks available More info at AMPConcerts.org
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