Think Pink

Hello dear buddies,

We had so much fun playing at Day of Music Fullerton this year. Big shout out to the family, friends, and fans (old and new) we saw. Such a wonderful event bringing community together over music and sunshine. Here is a photo from our set at Matador Cantina:

 Photo taken by our friend Ken Yoshida

Photo taken by our friend Ken Yoshida

Rockin' the pink, ohhh yeah. We shared two new songs we recently wrote and I think it went well! See you next year, Fullerton!

Check out the "shows" tab to see where I'll be singing next. I'm doing a few songs at Sacred Roots in Long Beach on July 13 and of course our duo plays Cedar Creek Inn in Brea two Tuesdays a month. We'd love to see you there!

Stay cool in this summer heat and don't be afraid to sport a little pink ;)

XOXO,

Jill

Day of Music Fullerton!

Greetings friends!

Somehow, it is June already! Which means Summer Solstice is right around the corner. Join me and Gordon on the longest day of the year (June 21st) as we play all over downtown Fullerton! I'm working hard on new music so we can debut a few new tunes. It's my tradition to play new original songs at Day of Music!

Where we will be playing:

Goldie's: 11am to 11:45am

D'Vine: 12 to 12:30

Matador Cantina Patio: 1:30 to 2:30

Villa Del Sol: 4 to 5pm

Search "Overnite Oats" below for more info and exact addresses!

http://www.thedayofmusic.com/

I also have another jazz video up on youtube. This is an old song from the 20s called "Dinah"

Demo video of three jazz songs coming soon! 

Catch us at Cedar Creek Inn in Brea (we play there twice a month) and we will have more gigs open to the public soon! Stay tuned.

If you haven't already, sign up for my email newsletter to be the first to hear about shows, new music, and more!

Have a great week!

 

xoxo,

Jill

Segerstrom and more

Howdy howdy! 

This coming Sunday, Gordon and I will be playing music on the plaza at Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa before a performance of Hamilton! We will be there next Sunday too. May 20th and 27th from 5pm to 6:15pm both evenings.

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I'm super excited about this gig because Segerstrom was my first exposure to professional theatre. I saw countless shows here throughout my life, awestruck at almost every one. This venue definitely served as a source of inspiration for me, and it's one of the reasons I'm a performer today. So yes, I'm stocked that we were asked to play here before Hamilton! We have new songs, both covers and originals. Come say hi and grab a bite at the cafe while you're at it!

We are still playing Cedar Creek Inn in Brea every other Tuesday night from 5pm to 8pm. We will be there tonight (May 15), May 29th, June 12th, and June 26th. They have an amazing happy hour until 7, so get those good deals!

New video up, a little jazzier than my other ones. We are joined by our upright bass playing pal, Christian.

Here's Summertime:

We are also playing music from 6pm to 9pm in Long Beach as part of Fourth Fridays on Retro Row next Friday, May 25th. Wander around and find us! 

Gordon and I are signed up to play Day of Music in Fullerton again this year on June 21st, so mark your calendars! I'll provide more details about where and when we'll play as we get closer to the date.

Phew...I think that's everything. For now! Hopefully we will see you soon at one of these shows! We are also working on some super secret new music, so get excited!

Have an awesome day,

Jill

Hollywood, Baby!

We had our first gig in Hollywood, baby! Gordon and I played music for an event in a new luxury apartment building on Hollywood Blvd as part of an event called "Sushi, Sake, and Singers"

Here are some pre-event photos.

Our greenroom was an empty apartment overlooking Hollywood Blvd!

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 I call this one "girl with setlist"

I call this one "girl with setlist"

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#selfie

 The pool area

The pool area

 You can see the Griffith Observatory from the pool!

You can see the Griffith Observatory from the pool!

The show:

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 Every set needs a kazoo!

Every set needs a kazoo!

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 our lovely audience 

our lovely audience 

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New Uploads!

Hi friends! I've been keeping very busy with gigs (and the dog) but managed to upload a couple videos. Here is a cover of the song Home by Edward Sharpe!

And a cover of Love Me Tender...

Remember to subscribe to my youtube channel to see all the latest videos! And if you want to come see us live, we play every Tuesday night in Brea from 5 to 9 at Cedar Creek Inn. Come say hi, enjoy some sweet happy hour deals, and even sweeter music!

That's all for now!

XOXO Jill

House of Blues Show on Weds Jan 17!!

Hey gang!

We are playing The House of Blues!!! Gordon and I will be performing in the Foundation Room upstairs at the new Anaheim location at 8pm on January 17th. We would love nothing more than to see your shining faces at this show! I am seriously so pumped to be able to say I've performed at the House of Blues (even if it isn't the "main stage"......we'll get there!)

Tickets are $10 online in advance and $12 at the door. Get that better price riiiight here:

And tell your friends! The space looks really cool, so let's make it a party!

We also started our residency at Cedar Creek Inn in Brea every Tuesday night, so come chill out at the bar and let us serenade you from 5pm to 9pm. Cedar Creek is super cozy with a log cabin feel, fireplaces, and the whole shebang. Tables near the bar are family friendly, so guests under 21 are totally welcome. We'd love to see you there soon!

XOXO

Jill

 

*Holiday Tunes*

Hi friends!

First things first:

New xmas/ holiday videos!!

And below is a lil playlist of holiday tunes I recorded while practicing for gigs. Nothing fancy, but some extra ukulele and holiday cheer!

Tonight (Friday, Dec 22) Gordon and I will be playing in Long Beach outside near the Art Theatre on 4th st during Fourth Fridays. We will be there from 6 to 9 playing all our hits PLUS holiday tunes! Grab your warmest coat and stop by!

I planned on posting pics and details of all our November/ December gigs, but we had so many that I can't quite keep track of them all! Blog post coming soon with a recap :)

Happy Holidays, everyone! A good time to rest, reflect, and plan for a fresh start. Bring on 2018!

 

<3,

Jill

Keepin Busy in October

Howdy!

We just had a busy weekend! I played a lovely couple's proposal dinner back in January, and recently had the pleasure of singing at their wedding! They had the ceremony in Malibu and everything was absolutely stunning. 

Here's a pic from the event:

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The same day, Gordon and I played with our buddies/ occasional band members Christian and Lis. We really love playing with these two! As lovely as it is to sing and play in our duo, having more people gives a certain life and energy to a song that I just adore. Here's a pic from the birthday party. The band minus me...because I'm...taking the photo.

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New business cards for Overnite Oats!

We have more pics on the back of them (feels like trading cards, so fun) but I love that one :)

I played for 5 hours solo recently at the Westwood Village farmers market. It was fun but tiring! Here is a photo of my set up:

I will say I got more five dollar bills than I ever have while busking, whatever that means! I didn't make much more $ than usual, but the fivers were pretty awesome. 

Here is a cool drawing done by an artist at the birthday party:

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I love being a 1920s cartoon girl! It's groovy!! The artist's name is Miles Lewis, check him out.

Gordon and I are headed to New York for a fall vacation, so it'll be pretty quiet for a week or so, but expect lots of public performances soon!

Make sure to keep up with me/ us on the "Shows" tab on this site and follow all the fun social media accounts! I keep the Shows tab updated pretty regularly, so if you are itching to see us perform, check back often! Next public gigs as of right now are two performances at Anthropologie stores in Los Angeles on black friday and we will play in Long Beach later that evening as part of Fourth Fridays on retro row. November 24! Save the date :)

 

Alright babies, keep it real.

Book us for private gigs here:

https://www.gigsalad.com/jill_sargeant_los_angeles

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Stay spooky, kids.

XOXO Jill

New Video + Gig Recap

Hey hey hey!

Our country is falling to pieces, and here I am, writing a blog post about my music career! OK?!?

Gordon and I have had a fun and busy August/ September. He got flown out to New York and Michigan for business, and I joined him in Ann Arbor for a few days. It's so beautiful there! We just got back from Palm Springs after a gig there over the weekend, AND we had the pleasure of being termite-tented last week!! Life is definitely keeping us on our toes (and in bags. everything we own is in bags). Soon things might return to normal, but then again, maybe not! 

PSA: Overnite Oats (the band formerly known as Jill and Gordon) have an INSTAGRAM NOW! An Instagram of our VERY OWN! Please follow us at @overnite_oats

We promise you lots of cute pics, videos, and updates!

Here is a pic from a children's party we played over the weekend:

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Decorations were beautiful, the people were nice, and best of all: they had a pool. Perfect when it's 110 outside! We had a lot of fun singing to kids and grown ups alike. We also enjoyed the mini vacation we decided to take afterward! 

We played at a chocolate shop in Los Angeles (ChocoVivo) on September 22 for their Jazz Night and we had such a lovely time! The air was crisp and it was a perfect evening for jazz and hot chocolate. Here's a pic of me, but Gordon was there too, killin it as usual.

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 Here we are before we performed-- all smiles!

Here we are before we performed-- all smiles!

I've got a new (ish) video up! Next one I'll be posting is "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson!

What else? I've been playing a bunch of farmer's markets. I'm back at the Thursday Westwood Farmer's Market October 19 from 12 to 6pm and October 26 from 12pm to 3pm

That's all the public performances I've got coming up for now; hopefully I'll add more soon! The good news is we've been playing a bunch of private parties and we're keeping busy with weddings, birthdays, etc! They're a lot of fun but they're also a lot of work, so I'm grateful to have more free time to give 100% to these well-deserving clients!

Here's a mirror selfie from the Costa Mesa Market (5 hours solo!!)

 strawberries

strawberries

Don't forget to subscribe to my newsletter to find out where I'll be playing next! Not to mention music releases, secret shows, free stuff, aaaallll the gossip.

I think that just about covers it. Lots of private gigs, no more day job (...for me), we're figuring it all out and having some laughs along the way. Here's to the future and all the good things to come!

If you have some cash to spare, consider donating to https://everytown.org/

I have hope for a better future. An America where people do not live in fear of being shot for their skin color, sexuality, or for just...leaving the house. We can get there. We just need these rules to change. And we need to talk about it. Constantly. Until something changes for good.

On that note, have a cheery week! Be good, do what's right, your smile brightens someone's day! We are getting ready to play a wedding this weekend, sounds like it'll be a lot of fun!

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Catch ya later, babydolls!!

XOXO

Jill

Fun Stuff!

Hello beautiful souls,

A lot has happened since my last blog post in April! Gordon and I have been keeping busy with private gigs, plus a few more exciting shows open to the public. 

In June, I sang jazz at a hip little cocktail lounge called Birds and Bees in Downtown LA. The Jill Sargeant Trio made our West Coast debut and it was a lot of fun!

Here was our closing number:

We've got Richard Simon on bass and Jesse Ward on guitar

We also played at Downtown Fullerton's Day of Music! Here is a clip of me singing "Dream a Little Dream of Me"

So much fun celebrating the Summer Solstice with music music music :)

We have been going to some jazz jams in the area and meeting local musicians. So many awesome people to sing with, so little time. 

Not sure if this link will work out, but here is a very dark but lovely video of me singing "Aint Misbehavin" with some cool new dudes. What else?

Here are some cute pics from a baby shower Gordon and I played recently:

 Photos are the property of Mark Nevils

Photos are the property of Mark Nevils

Such a gorgeous setting for a party. If I could see the ocean and the hills of LA at every gig I play from now on, that would be a-okay with me.

I also lent my vocals to a wrestler's trash talk video, which has been a dream since I was a kid:

Gordon and I are playing two farmers markets soon, so mark your calendars!

Playa Vista Farmer's Market: Sept 2

Costa Mesa Farmer's Market: Sept 16

To stay updated on gigs, follow me on Instagram and Facebook!

And you can always book me (or us) for an event via GigSalad!

That's all for now, babes! 

XOXO Jill

Busy busy fizzy

Hey good lookin'!

We have been busy bees over here, playing a gig pretty much every weekend (sometimes two in one weekend)! To save myself a few thousand words, I'll just leave some pictures here:

 view from our most recent gig on a rooftop in venice beach (please pardon the tiny captions/ gotta switch templates to fix this!)

view from our most recent gig on a rooftop in venice beach (please pardon the tiny captions/ gotta switch templates to fix this!)

 i had the honor of singing/ playing for a private proposal dinner. with balloons and rose petals everywhere, a private chef, and live music, how could she say no?!?

i had the honor of singing/ playing for a private proposal dinner. with balloons and rose petals everywhere, a private chef, and live music, how could she say no?!?

 we recently played the monrovia night market! i felt very crafty for quickly turning this cardboard box into a merch area ;)

we recently played the monrovia night market! i felt very crafty for quickly turning this cardboard box into a merch area ;)

 before the swarms of children showed up

before the swarms of children showed up

 we must have had some fans because i found TWO twenties in the tip jar! so cool!

we must have had some fans because i found TWO twenties in the tip jar! so cool!

 here i am looking incredibly unprepared for a photo ;) we played two hours of jazz standards and oldies at a nursing home on easter!&nbsp;

here i am looking incredibly unprepared for a photo ;) we played two hours of jazz standards and oldies at a nursing home on easter! 

 a beautiful day for easter brunch on the patio. i loved seeing all the families (and the easter bunny!!) arrive!

a beautiful day for easter brunch on the patio. i loved seeing all the families (and the easter bunny!!) arrive!

Below is our version of the song "Easter Parade" :)

 we were the headlining act (...the only act) at an awesome music festival themed kids party!

we were the headlining act (...the only act) at an awesome music festival themed kids party!

 we got swag bags and everything! the parents really went all out on this one.

we got swag bags and everything! the parents really went all out on this one.

 definitely a SWEET set up. hard to believe that's a real cake! we loved playing this gig :)

definitely a SWEET set up. hard to believe that's a real cake! we loved playing this gig :)

 we played three hours of tunes at mystic arts gallery in laguna beach!

we played three hours of tunes at mystic arts gallery in laguna beach!

 we had an awesome time and bought this COOL mask from local artist David Fleischmann

we had an awesome time and bought this COOL mask from local artist David Fleischmann

 a pic posted by @mmcreamery from a party we played! dreamy blues and purples

a pic posted by @mmcreamery from a party we played! dreamy blues and purples

 this was not from a gig, but just for fun! we had a family springtime party :)

this was not from a gig, but just for fun! we had a family springtime party :)

Sooo as you can see, we've been bouncing around singing for everyone and anyone! And these are just the ones I got pictures of. We have somehow managed to squeeze in family time, friend time, and a vacation or two! Gordon's parents visited last month and our families took a trip to Yosemite. Which was majestic. We also recently met a violinist who lives close by, and everything felt/ sounded amazing when we played some songs together. So we may bring a bit of violin to some gigs and videos in the future!

ALSO last night we were lucky enough to be able to see the Watkins Family Hour in LA (with special guest Joey Ryan from the Milk Carton Kids) and o.m.g it was incredible. So much talent in one room... the entire night was very inspiring. We spend so much time watching videos of these musicians that it's surreal to finally see them live. The whole night was filled with music, laughter, and healing all in an intimate environment. Gordon and I hope to someday be even a fraction as good as any of them and to create an experience like that for audiences.

I am probably forgetting to mention something else that happened, but forgive me, since it's been a whirlwind! We are working on getting some gigs that are open to the public and it's a personal goal of mine to have a recurring jazz gig in LA. Once we have more shows lined up, I'll update the site and send a reminder through my newsletter! The previous blogpost has a newsletter sign up form!

Alright everyone, until next time, stay kind, stay positive, and stay awesome.

Laguna Gig April 6th!

Hey pals!

Wow, a lot has happened these last few months! Gordon and I have been adjusting to life in California and generally getting our sea legs. New jobs, new home, new schedule, new everything! It's very fun but also exhausting. I started a full time job as a barista, which is nuts because I have only ever worked part time (supplemented with singing gigs), so if I seem a little quiet on social media, I apologize!

Things have been calming down on the personal front though, and gigs have been picking up! Gordon and I (AKA: Overnite Oats) are playing a gig at an art gallery in Laguna Beach on April 6th! Mystic Arts Gallery. We will be there from 6:30 to 9pm and the event is free to attend. Spice up your Thursday with art, music, and lots of love. We'll be crooning a nice mix of jazz, folk, and originals.

New videos and new music coming soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this rough rehearsal take of "Under the Sea" from the Little Mermaid ;)

Also! We had some snazzy new photos taken by the always talented Sargeant Creative (awesomeness runs in the family). I love them. Take a peek!

More in the Photos tab :)

We hope to see you on Thursday and definitely subscribe to my email newsletter and like us on Facebook to stay in-the-know about upcoming performances!

See ya later alligator,

Jill

New Band Name!!

Hello friends. I hope everyone is hangin' in there. After about 6 months of testing out "Raspberry Roadshow" we felt that it didn't quite sit right. Lately, we just identify as Overnite Oats.

Overnite Oats.

Yeah, I think that's cool. Hopefully you think it's cool too! But let's be real— everything cool is taken so this will JUST HAVE TO DO. I like it though. It's like O.o 

Gordon and I submitted a video of my song "Cheer Up" to the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. 

Watch it right here!

Tell your friends, tell your mom!

More good stuff coming very soon.

 

XOXO Overnite Oats

We're Back Baby!

We are BACK in Southern California!! Well, I'm back. Gordon has never lived here before, so he's a new addition to California soil! After a ton of packing, driving a Uhaul across the country, finding a new apartment wayy faster than we thought, and the craziness of the holidays, we are finally getting back into the groove of things. It has been a very wild past few months, but it's all starting to settle down. And I am so happy and grateful to be home. New York City is fun until it's not! But California is magic.

Gordon has a new engineering job and I'm looking to re-build my networks for babysitting and music. We've got some big changes coming and some exciting projects in the works!

If you're searching for a (musical) babysitter or some live music for an event, now is your gleaming window of opportunity! Shoot me an email at jillsargeantmusic@gmail.com

Here's a pic of the sunset in our new home, Long Beach:

Happy New Year! More from us soon :)

XOXO CaliJill

Living Room Show and california!

Hello my buddies! I've got some news for you!

1) Gordon and I are moving to California next month (mid-November)!!

We've been talking about this move for about a year and it's finally happening! Although I'll miss some things about New York and have really appreciated all the amazing experiences I've had here, I'm ready to live on the best coast, near my family again :)

2) We are having a show this Friday! In our living room! A quaint cozy night of wine and music. Stop by if you can! But space is limited, so RSVP here!

Maria Caputo will be our guest musician (and we may have another surprise or two). This is possibly our last gig in the city, so we hope to see you there! Here is the facebook event for more info!

What else is new? Gordon and I go by Raspberry Roadshow now (...whenever we remember to) and we've been pretty busy! We played a kids party last weekend and had an awesome time:

Some serious shenanigans  

We also went to Michigan and Kentucky last month, which I thoroughly enjoyed! We played at Blue Tractor BBQ and Gordon basically had a mini-family-reunion with all his Michigan relatives!

We saw Regina Spektor at Town Hall this week, which was a total dream.

Other than all that, we have been doing all the autumn things and trying to soak up as many New York experiences as we can before we leave!! This hasn't left us much time to record videos (plus there has been a whole lot of construction noise/ light blockage in our apt these past few months...don't even get me started) but we plan to have more up soon! And if you haven't seen our latest uploads, check em out!

That's all for now! Keep it real my babies and don't forget to GET SPOOKY THIS MONTH!!

(boo!!)

<3 Jill

Sweet & Sour (and a Lovecraft show)!

Hello friends!

I realized I haven't updated my website since the album came out...two months ago!! Well surprise!! Sweet & Sour is officially out!

 So pretty, right?

So pretty, right?

The songs are available for download right here on my website and the album is also on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Tidal, and Spotify (along with some lesser-known music distributors)!

The best way to support me is to buy directly from my website! You can also purchase the physical album and have it mailed to you!

If you're a kickstarter backer, do not fear, I didn't forget about you! I just needed a bit of extra time to get everyone's rewards together, write the thank you notes, acquire the shipping supplies, and package everything up with love!! If you gave me your address on kickstarter, your album is most likely in the mail as we speak! As I....type.

I'm playing a show with other artists this Friday, Sept 23rd at Lovecraft NYC. I'm most likely going on at 9pm and tickets are a $5 donation that goes toward ending homelessness in NYC. Come hear some awesome music for an awesome cause.

Here is the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301217190238959/

See you there!

 

XOXO Gossip Jill

Brooklyn Artistry Interview

Hey pals,

I was recently featured on Brooklyn Artistry and had a little chat with them. Check out the interview by clicking the photo below!

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So that's pretty cool! Life has been ridiculously busy, but most important thing:

The album is finished!! We are on the last step (mastering) and then it's off to the printers!

We recorded and mixed every song, and I gotta say, it sounds awesome. Each song sounds just how I imagined it, if not better. I'm so glad I'll have these recordings to represent myself and my work, since they really do it justice! I've said this before, but I can't wait for everyone to hear it!

So last week's final push was stressful, but it's done! Huzzah!!

Gordon and I had two gigs over the holiday weekend, both private parties over an hour away, but they were super fun! And we have a new addition to our kids/ family parties...box o instruments!

 Box o instruments!!!

Box o instruments!!!

We had about 6 new drummers in our band on Sunday, which is totally cool with me! I think it's a good way to include kids in the music and let them participate! 

After all the recording, mixing, traveling, and gigs, we took a much-needed vacation in The Hamptons. So incredibly beautiful and relaxing. Now it's back to reality, but reality is fun!

Don't forget about the album release party on July 30th in NYC! Link to Facebook event here!

Exciting things happening! Good things comin' up! Prep those ears cause this album is coming at you SO SOON!!

Peace puppies,

Jill

Studio update and album release party!

Hello ladies, germs, and countrymen!

We had another big day in the studio this past weekend and golly gee are these songs coming together! They’re sounding like…real songs! We added piano and upright bass, which already transforms the sound, and next we’re adding violin and horns! And…did someone say…tap dancing? Whaaaat? We’ll see!

I’m hoping that with the somewhat-manageable amount of work we have left, this album can get finished before July. So hold on to your hats for a July release date!! I can’t wait for everyone to hear these songs.

For a full play-by-play of last week’s studio visit (plus a sneak peak of an old jazz song that’ll be on the album) check out the latest update on my Kickstarter page!

Gordon and I played a gig at Rockwood Music Hall on May 31st and it was a lot of fun! A bunch of friends (and a few fans!) pulled through, and we enjoyed the cozy intimate atmosphere of Stage 3. We want to go back and see the Bumper Jacksons perform there soon, since they are a recent inspiration of mine.

And some NEWS on our album release party!! We will be playing at Caffe Vivaldi Saturday July 30th from 7pm to 9pm and we will be selling CDs, giving away fun stuff, and partying it up after all the hard work. There’s no cover to get in, so swing by! We may even have some guest musicians so the live performances will sound like the recordings. Woo!

RSVP to the facebook event here!

We’ve got more work to do in the studio and a gig this weekend for a private party, which will be fun! June is definitely going to be busy (and July…and August…) but the good kind of busy!

New shirts:

 Our fabulous model, Gordon.

Our fabulous model, Gordon.

Shirts, CDs, and other merch/ prizes will be available at the release party on July 30th!

Thanks again for all your love and support! See you at Caffe Vivaldi (if not sooner)!!

XOXO Jill

Rockwood music hall, May 31st!

Rockwood Music Hall, May 31st!

6:30pm, music starts at 7!

Also, hi.

If you want to hear some sweet jams and forget all your troubles, get that ticket here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1179675

Gordon and I will be playing my original songs in anticipation of the album coming out soon!! I hear this is a really cool space and we can all get very moody and 90s together (or whatever decade you like to get). I know it's on a Tuesday, but you know what they say: when opportunity knocks, you listen! And an opportunity to have fun and hear some great music is knocking on a Tuesday! So ya better listen! 

It'll be cool.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1039784689429423/

Also, if you missed my show at Silvana, you can watch the video of it here: https://www.livamp.com/performances/jillsargeant-silvana/

Album stuff is going well, I'm hoping we can get everything done by June, but it may be ready early July. It's starting to sound really good! Of course I'll keep giving updates as they come!

Yeah music!