An April evening in spring must have inspired folks to stay outside and enjoy the weather, because they didn’t seem to be going indoors to take in the lovely ambiance of the DC Cabaret Network’s April Open Mic at The Black Squirrel. However, even though the group was small, our evening was “yuge” with good music and wonderful versatility. As Steven Cupo hosted, Bill Yanesh’s talents were on full display at the keyboard. Because the group was small, Steven kept encouraging Bill to go for a solo himself. The Rachmaninoff never appeared, but he clearly showed that, if given the opportunity, he would have been fully capable!
It was a bit sentimental having Board member Tracy Simpson sing a couple of songs. She will be leaving for a couple of months to take advantage of a great job opportunity in New York City. She said she will be back, but in the meantime, is looking forward to attending some cabaret in The Big Apple herself!
Announcements were made regarding the DC Cabaret Network’s Annual Members Showcase on Thursday, April 14th at the Metropolitan Church of Washington. It always is a great way to see the range of performers in DC.
At the end of the night, everyone concurred that, after all, a small group listening to live music in an intimate space was a wonderful way to spend a spring evening.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND THE SONGS THEY SANG:
Steven Cupo – House of the Rising Sun
Michael Miyazaki – Making Love Alone
Byron Murray – You’d Be So Easy to Love
Juan Marroquin – En Mi Viejo San Juan
Ron Squeri – Leaving on a Jet Plane
Tracy Simpson – When She Loved Me
Stephanie Dailey – Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Steven Cupo – My Funny Valentine
Byron Murray – You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Ron Squeri – So In Love
Juan Marroquin – My Way
Tracy Simpson – Manhattan
Michael Miyazaki – Get Here
Stephanie Dailey – When Did You Leave Heaven?