Kimchee Records’ Andy Hong and his lovely wife Sharon became first time parents yesterday, July 22nd, when young Jinwoo (meaning ‘bringer of peace”) was born. He’s 7 lbs 2 oz and looks great, the product of just two pushes! Will he always make things so easy for his parental units? Stay tuned! And a big ol’ congratulations!
Archive for July, 2005
Paula Kelley has begun assembling her new West Coast version of the Paula
Kelley Orchestra. New drummer Matt North also plays for Mink Stole, bassist Pete Aragon and trumpeter Lilly Aycud both play with Elmer Bernstein’s daughter Emilie in her band Story of M, and the keyboardist is Mumps co-founder Kristian Hoffman- cool creds, eh? The songs the new band is learning are almost all new, in anticipation of a string of shows in July and August.
And a new band featuring Paula is also afoot! In June she played her first official show as guitarist/vocalist for the Dilettantes, a pop outfit featuring Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) and Michelle Lewis. We thought there were some East Coast dates scheduled for The Dilettantes, but just discovered the’ve reverted to Kay Hanley solo shows . Well darn it all!
Big congrats are due Peter Irvine of Cordelia’s Dad and his wife Anna Maria on the recent arrival in May of their first child Alexandra Ruby Irvine!
Chris Brokaw has recently completed a new film score for the feature film Road, written and directed by Leslie McCleave and starring Catherine Kellner, Ebon-Moss Bachrach and James Urbaniak. The film had its world premiere on June 21 and 24 at the Los Angeles Film Festival. You can view a trailer of Road to get a taste of what it’s about and hear some of Chris’ music.
Chris has also scored with his new happening combo, The Chris Brokaw Rock Band. Brokaw plays guitar, Jeff Goddard (also in Karate) is on bass, and Kevin Coultas (Rachels, Sonora Pine, Rodan) drums. Check out their upcoming live dates.