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As of December, 2016: Taking a holiday hiatus from the band. Looking to rethink and regroup in 2017. I may be looking for a new musical direction in the future. We'll see.

Backseat Romance plays top forty rock and roll mostly from the 70's and 80's, along with a few country tunes and some from the 60ís and 90ís. Our song list is about 35 songs now and is negotiable. We want our musicians happy so Iíll listen to everyoneís input about songs we choose. And there are always songs that each one of us hopes to never play again.
We want to make the audience smile, sing, dance and let go. We are more of a "connect/interact with the audience" than a strictly performance band.
I have included our current working song list.
The pictures and video here show various previous version of my band.

About me: Minor in Music Education, Western Illinois University. I have taught or performed music all my life. I had my own band (lead vocalist), Backseat Romance (top 40/rock and roll) in the early 80s. I have performed in other bands: CrossConnected, The Jimmy Dunn Jazz Band, A Touch of Class, and was a member of my church worship team for 15+ years. Provided bands and musical entertainment to Chandler Unified School District for yearly district-wide pep rallies held at Chandler Center for the Arts.
Have played in bars, done corporate gigs and private gigs here in the Phoenix Valley of the Sun.

Song List:
Back on the Chain Gang
Black Magic Woman
Boot Scootin' Boogie
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Fast As You/Pink Cadillac
Harden My Heart
Harvest Moon
Heard in a Love Song (flute)
Honey I'm Home - Shania Twain
If I'd Been the One
Jet Airliner
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
La Bamba/Twist & Shout
Light of Day - Joan Jett
Long Train Runnin'
Love Her Madly
Love's the Only House
Me & the Boys Bonnie Raitt
Middle Of the Road
Mission of Mercy -The Motels
Mr. Soul/Satisfaction
Mustang Sally
One Way or Another
Radar Love
Rhiannon
R.O.C.K. in the USA
Rock Steady Bonnie Raitt & Bryan Adams
Rock This Town
Summer of 69
Truckin'
Walk Like an Egyptian

Screen name:
barbara567046
Member since:
Jan 04 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Bonnie Raitt, Heart, Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde, Sheryl Crowe, Grace Potter, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Smyth/Scandal, Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Maria Muldaur, Martha Davis/Motels, Annie Lennox, Marilyn Martin, Winona Judd, Vonda Shepherd, Rosanne Cash, Alannah Myles, Margaret Becker, Susan Ashton, Christine Dente, Rhonda Gunn.
Bands with great harmonies: Eagles, Beatles, Bob Seger, Orleans, Firefall, America, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Doobie Brothers, Styx, Fleetwood Mac, Everly Brothers, Hollies, Jackson Browne, Little River Band.

Instrument experience:

Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Flute:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Beginner
Rhythm Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha YPG-235 Keyboard, Roland Keyboard Amplifier, Sennheiser e935 vocal mic., Gemeinhardt soprano flute, Tambourine and other percussion. Harmonica

MUSIC