SONGS of SUMMER 2020: WIPEOUT Ah summer, the sound of sandy beaches, tasty peaches, children laughing making sand castles, sitting in summer traffic hassles, and the air thick with smells of salty sea air, Coppertone #2 tanning oil and shiny blonde hair, experienced through an overused wet hospital mask and hazmat suit. Summer… Read more »
Band Spotlight: What Carissa (aka Wonder Woman) Has Been Up To!
What’s up everybody! Carissa here, just trying to keep my wits about me during this crazy, unprecedented time we find ourselves in. For the last several months I feel like I’m trapped in my own version of Groundhog Day.. …wake up, read a book on the porch, exercise to my FAVORITE live streaming work out… Read more »
Band Spotlight: Guitarist Richard Belgard From Home
“Hey everyone! I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Femmes of Rock shows, to perform with my friends once again for you, the true fans of live music. There will be no place else to be but there! What have I been up to during this lockdown period? Lots of meditation, guitar practice, dog walks,… Read more »
Band Spotlight: Christina at Home!
Christina here, coming at you from the too familiar view of my living room. What an insane past few months it has been! I sure miss playing for you all. I miss the feeling of being in the wings before the start of a show and putting on my game face as soon as I… Read more »
Band spotlight: Meet our drummer Jeff Tortora!
Hi everyone! We are starting to get back into the swing of things, rescheduling dates, and hoping the world kicks some COVID a$$ soon so we can get back to rocking! ?? We thought we would give you a sneak peek into some of our new promo, and in doing so, give you an update… Read more »
On Friday, November 3, the Femmes and I headed to Kentucky for the first time. This show was particularly special for me because we were close to my hometown of Evansville. Just shy of a 3-hour drive from southern Indiana, my mom made the drive to see her first FOR show. It had been a… Read more »
Femmes of Rock Make Las Vegas Debut!
We toured for about a year before we decided it was time to perform in the city where most of us live and work. When it came time to debut our crown jewel, the show that we have all worked so hard on, there was only one location I could think of for us to… Read more »
I Love the Beach but Hate All the Sand…
“I Love the Beach but Hate all the Sand….” Femmes of Rock Show at Nevis. By MK Ah, the Island of Nevis (rhymes with Beavis)….a small island in the Caribbean Sea that forms part of the inner arc of the Leeward Island chain of the West Indies. Sounds sooo, exotic. The actual name… Read more »
Disney’s Epcot Center!
On October 13th Femmes of Rock performed at The Walt Disney World resort. What an incredible experience! We stayed at the animal kingdom hotel, and it was amazing. If you looked out your room window, you saw little elephants. How cool is that? It was my first time at Disney World and I felt… Read more »
Femmes Experience Beautiful Olympia, WA
Oh, Olympia. How beautiful is Olympia? With all her pine trees, rivers, and big skies, she’s the city you take your first real breath in and then realize you haven’t been breathing right for a long time. That is the city I was lucky enough to perform in with my Femmes of Rock family early… Read more »
It’s Always Fun to Go Home
It’s always fun to go home. Playing in front of family and friends you grew up with is special. Seeing Mom & Dad in the first few rows still gives me such a happy feeling. Especially since they’ve been seeing me in bands in bars since I was 15 years old. Yes, my first gig… Read more »
Recently, the crew and I packed up and headed out for Toledo, Ohio, for a performance at the beautiful Hollywood Casino. It was fun to peek around the casino, which was decked out with photos of classic movie stars, flashing lights, and an all around vintage show-biz vibe. We set up shop smack-dab in the… Read more »
Femmes of Rock, Snow Pond Arts Academy, August 19, 2017 Posted By David King, Femmes of Rock Sound and Production Engineer. I was born and raised in Maine. Went to college at the University of Maine at Orono and spent my childhood snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes, ice fishing, hunting, and doing all of those… Read more »
A Blast From My Past–Bemus Point Performance
I grew up in a small historic village called Lewiston, NY. About 90 minutes south towards the Pennsylvania border, my aunt and uncle have a cottage on Lake Chautauqua, and I spent many of my summer vacations there jet skiing, fishing, boating, having bonfires, and watching the thunderstorms from the screened-in porch. Somehow or another,… Read more »
Femmes Take on Jersey
Is this the Real Life? Is this Just Fantasy? Femmes of Rock at Union County Pacific Arts Center – Rahway New Jersey. The opening line to Queen’s most recognized opus was running through my mind setting up for the show Saturday afternoon. Bohemian Rhapsody is the centerpiece of the 70 minute Femmes of Rock show… Read more »
Femmes Rock Milwaukee
On July 22 & 23, Femmes of Rock performed for the first time in Milwaukee, WI at Festa Italiana on the Summerfest grounds. It’s pretty astonishing that the opening night (Saturday) went as well as it did. The Femmes headlined at the legendary Arcada Theater in Chicago the night before. Once that show wrapped, a… Read more »
The Femmes of Rock Continue Their Tour in Chicago
The Femmes of Rock Continue Their Tour in Chicago, Illinois On Friday, July 21, the Femmes of Rock had to “rise and shine” nice and early to head to the set of Chicago’s very own WGN news station, where we performed live on their show. It was the first live performance of our new single:… Read more »
Bella Strings with Richard Marx at Caesar’s Palace
On July 17th, the girls and I had the incredible opportunity to perform at Cleopatra’s Barge in Caesars Palace, with none other than Richard Marx! The show was private for media/press and VIPS to show a glimpse of what is to come in the fall, when Richard comes to Vegas. Richard will be in Las… Read more »
Music Video & First Single Release
The question I get asked the most in my career is “why don’t you have an album/music video out?” The honest answer is because we perform, between corporate and tour dates, over 250 shows/ year. It is a champagne problem. I would love to be cranking out albums, but the performance schedule doubled with management… Read more »
This year has been one for the books as far as traveling goes for the Femmes of Rock. We’ve soared above the treetops for a view of the Canadian Rockies, swam in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, and even tasted authentic lobster chowder in snow-dusted Maine. This past week, we gathered our gear and headed north for Cherry Peak Resort in Richmond, Utah. The day of the show, we were welcomed by the friendly summer skies and greeted with smiles and warmth by the staff of the resort. Chandra, Nina, Carissa and I hauled our instruments on stage and unpacked (after the rigorous setup by our sound tech)…