We’re practicing some new tunes to share! (pictured: Robin, Amy, Betsy)
Who doesn’t need a little a cappella joy for the holidays? We’re on it! Venus will bring you our unique combination of rock, jazz, swing and some holiday tunes with a twist to. We’re thrilled to be hosted by the Garrett Park Women’s Club at their charming historic venue in Kensington, Maryland. There will be light refreshments, too. Join us!
When: Saturday, December 15th, 4:30-6PM
Where: Historic Town Hall, 10814 Kenilworth Avenue, Garrett Park, Maryland 20896
Tickets: $12 in Advance, $15 at the Door (Small venue–buy early!)
Our favoriate Venusians Robin (front and center) and Dolores (fuschia, third from right) recently celebrated birthdays. This photo is not recent, as you can tell from the holiday greenery, but who wants a current photo for their birthday? To celebrate, Venus sang for R&D’s awesome house party. We love house parties. Are you having one this spring or summer? Give us a shout…we’ll be there before you can say “canapé.” You can email us at venusdminor (at) gmail (dot) com. Or if this is an aca-emergency, call 301-651-3707.
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Did you know you can stream a cappella music ALL DAY LONG via Acaville Radio? We didn’t, until they called us to come to their travelling studio for an interview and some songs. You can hear us on The Spotlight on Tuesday, May 5th at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific on the Acaville website. We’ll be re-broadcast on Saturday, May 9 at 6am Eastern and again at 6pm Eastern. Have a listen! And download the Acaville app for your phone from the iTunes store here.
Apparently Lady Gaga plans to sing in outer space.She’ll be transported on Virgin Galactic (insert joke here, but this is a family-friendly blog…). Apparently, she told US Weekly that she has to do a special month of vocal training “because of the atmosphere.”
We know just what she means. Sometimes the atmosphere at the parties where we sing can get downright difficult. All that laughing and eating and drinking. So we are taking a page from Lady Gaga and doing a month of preparations for our next gig. It’s not in outer space, but it is outside the Beltway, which is almost the same thing in terms of travel time. We’ll be singing at the Blueberry Hill annual Holiday Party Extravaganza in mid-December.
If you’d like Venus to sing on your space ship or party, please ping us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, despite the threat of rain and some actual rain, we all had a fabulous time singing for the packed crowd at Lubber Run ampitheater this past weekend! Thanks again to The Tone Rangers for the invite. Here are a few pics, and we’ll load some more shortly
Betsy “Venus” Erickson
Venusians Amy DeLouise and Kristin Bass
Venus Sings Lubber Run
As many of our fans know, we are as much lovers of cheese as we are of a cappella. So when Venus heard that the FDA was blocking imports of the beautiful French cheese Mimolette (see story in Washington Post) , we knew we had to do something! So…we are heading back to one of our favorite outdoor summer concert venues–Lubber Run Ampitheater in Arlington–to sing our hearts out for cheese fans everywhere. We’ll be selling our new CD Digital Redemption, and using the proceeds to purchase the last remaining rounds of mimolette we can find for rehearsal snacking. Join us at this fabulous concert, where we’ll be appearing with our friends The Tone Rangers . The concert begins at 8PM. Location: N. Columbus Street and 2nd Street N., two blocks north of Route 50. For the full summer schedule at Lubber.