The Coverlettes Cover Christmas
Christmas cabaret show in the tradition of 1960’s girl groups
Sunday, December 23 7:30 pm
$20 General Admission
$23 General Day of Show
$30 Reserved Seating
Bella, Ella, and Stella Duvet are three sisters from “the bad side of Vermont” backed by their band: pianist Rusty McTurk (Bella’s on again off again husband), bassist Rudy Tuesday, drummer Ray Wray, and guitarist Riff Noodleman. Performing a cabaret tribute to‘60s era girl groups with songs by The Shangri-Las, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Crystals,The Supremes, and more!
The Coverlettes are:
Katie Guthorn(Bella Duvet)started singing in her first cover band, Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra (later Big Bang Beat) in 1983, and kept at it for 25 years! From 1992 to 2002, Katie starred in A Karen Carpenter Christmas in San Francisco and Seattle, for which she earned a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical. She currently sings at Farley’s in San Francisco with the Soul Delights, and the last Tuesday of every month at Cafe Trieste in Berkeley with the Randy Craig Trip, also featuring her husband, guitarist Terry Haggerty. Katie recently released a CD called “Why Not Smile?” Produced and arranged by Tim Haggerty, featuring Terry Haggerty on guitar, and Aaron Haggerty on drums.
Carol Bozzio Littleton(Ella Duvet) is currently a member of the 12 piece band Big Bang Beat. As a singer/songwriter in her original band, she performed on MTV and won on the television show Star Search in 1985. She was part of the all-girl group Modern Rocketry, which topped the Billboard dance charts. She has sung back up vocals with the Bud E. Luv Orchestra, Super Diamond, and was a principal singer, actor and dancer for many production companies performing in corporate comedy sketches, commercials, and voice overs. Carol was a member and soloist with The Lighthouse Singers and the gospel mass choir GMWA.
Darby Gould(Stella Duvet) has been performing for over 30 years. In 1992, she was invited to join Jefferson Starship the Next Generation, replacing Grace Slick as the lead singer; she appears on their most recent recording, "Jefferson's Tree of Liberty," released in September 2008. Additional credits include a featured role in the popular stage production Tony & Tina's Wedding, and her voice can be heard in the Sims 2 Nightlife computer game. She continues to perform with various bands throughout the Bay Area.
Randy Craig(Rusty McTurk) on Piano
worked early on with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, was a founding member of The Pickle Family Circus, and has written many scores for theater and film. He was a part of two Obie Award-winning plays and scored an Academy Award-nominated film. He didn't win. He did win a Bay Area Critic's' Circle Award for Best Musical Score. Go figure.
Randy recently played keyboard and composed the score in Bill Irwin's production of "Scapin" at the American Conservatory Theater.
Vince Littleton(Ray Wray) on Drums
Is currently a member of Super Diamond and teaches drum lessons at Bananas Music. He has recorded and toured internationally with Merl Saunders & the Rainforest Band, The Mermen, Don Walser, Tim Hockenberry and a long list of other musicians (playing many styles of music.) He can be heard on soundtracks on Tales from the Crypt, Nash Bridges, Joe Bob Briggs at the Drive-In, and video games by Sega and Electronic Arts. His ambient/world CD "Hall of Sound" is available on CD Baby and at www.vincemusic.com
Terry Haggerty(Riff Noodleman) on Guitar
Legendary guitarist from The Sons of Champlin, is happy to join his wife Katie in this wild romp. He has fronted a number of bands over the years, played in Chaka Khan's jazz band in the 1990s, and has three independent CDs and additional digital downloads available at cdbaby.com.
Alex Baum(Rudy Tuesday) on Bass
S.F. Bay Area Bassist/composer/producer/multi instrumentalist has performed all over from Osaka to Orvieto and everywhere in between. Playing both acoustic upright and electric bass guitar. He has played bass for Johnny Nocturne Band and is present on all 4 of their Rounder / Bullseye discs. Also helped produce & record their Blue Bucket discs "Blues Volume" & "Good To The Damn Bone", and has performed at the Umbria jazz & Monterey jazz festivals with them.
He has also toured extensively as a charter member of Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors; documented on Private Music's "Shootin' Straight" & Surf Dog CD /DVD release "Dan Hicks & Hot Licks"60th Birthday Concert & CNN! Also, with ground breaking world fusion band Murasaki Ensemble."Magenta"&"Birds & Drums" Plays in many styles of music, has recorded / played with a long list of artists.