this weekend, the whyman project played a show at barclay's coffee & tea in northridge. it was a huge success! over 50 people turned up to cram into this tiny shop, sip coffee and listen to our crazy music.
ryan wrote us some killer songs this time around including: a jazzy version of hungarian rhapsody, an arrangement of the traditional grandfather clock chime, and a 20's inspired accordion piece that brought the house down.
it's not every day that your pianist stands on a chair and plays a mean accordion solo to a room full of smiling faces. we as the musicians had an absolute blast playing together. i can't remember a more fun performance!
it's hard to believe that behind that goofy, curly headed ginger is one of the most talented musical geniuses of our generation. he does this bit where he asks the audience for a person, place and thing to create a story, then he makes up a song to go along with it on the spot. example: for this show, the audience came up with the pope getting kidnapped by darth vader and taken to the "it's a small world" ride at disneyland. in the end, vader gets converted to catholicism. he actually improvised a soundtrack on the spot and had the whole audience laughing to tears.
this was a big milestone for the group, because it was the first time we did a whole show with two sets all on our own. we have been playing a lot and had a pretty big audition last week (crossing our fingers) and now that we have finished performing for a little while, we will be recording our new songs and updating our website with the new material. by the way, if you're interested in our website, click here.
i am incredibly proud to be a part of the whyman project.
*we girls like to call ourselves whymanettes and the guys are whymaniacs. ha!
side note: the end of the semester is here! i have 3 actual days of class left and then finals, an orchestra concert and a jury. wishing my fellow students well in this race to the finish line!
summer, i'm coming for ya.