Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tonight, I want to party like it's 1999......

I don't care if it dates me.... 1999 was awesome. It wasn't as awesome as 2012 will be however, because now I have you in my life and I have so much beautiful music to make for you. Tonight, if you like!  I shall be singing for some gorgeous members of the Bridge City Bombshells at the 10 Year Anniversary 2012 New Year's Eve Bash at Mr Small's Funhouse! But first, a short history lesson, in 2002 I released my debut album "Life Just Goes On" that I recorded at a fledgling studio known as "Mr Small's Funhouse". They didn't have a marina or a skatepark back then, they didn't have an 800 person capacity theater in a church, they were a little 2 room studio on the 2nd floor of a walk up commercial rental on Grant Ave in Milvale. Since then they have grown into one of Pittsburgh's most beautiful places to see a show. They have hosted The Wailers, GWAR and everyone in between. I have sung there several times and I recorded in their new studio facility in North Side with Formula 412 last summer. I am so happy for them and a little in awe of everything they have done. Mike Speranzo and Liz Berlin are two of the hardest working people I have ever known and I honored to call them friends and even more honored that they have asked me to lead their New Years Eve Party into 2012 for their 10 year bash..... I would love to see you there tonight, it is only $10 at door (or $8 in advance).

With so many choices, I know your dilemma, but really, I am singing at the sexiest party in town and you know it. Did I mention that I am singing for Elizabeth Couteau , Macabre Noir and Penny De La Poison of the Bridge City Bombshells and also I am singing a duet with Liz Berlin of Rusted Root? I think there might even be some of those special balcony VIP tickets for $100 , all you can eat, all you can drink.....But you don't need to spend $100 tp see us, just if you want to try and drink out the bar..... $10 will get you into the creme de la creme of sexy Pittsburgh 2012!

Love and light, thank you for listening this whole time, without you, none of this would be necessary or possible.

Facebook event page with all the deets:

Information contained on said fb page:
Mr. Smalls 10th Anniversary 2012 New Years Eve Celebration featuring performances by
Phat Man Dee, Bridge City Bombshells Burlesque Troupe, The Hoopla Girls
DJ sets by Sunset Till Sunrise, Buku, Kevin James, Agent Smith, Kinetik, Akuma

Tickets on sale now!
$8 adv, $10 dos
or at all Opus One Ticket Outlets -
Ages: +21

Only 30 VIP BALCONY tickets available for $100 - includes an open bar, all you can eat food, party favors and a Mr. Smalls 10th Anniversary Commemorative Verdi champagne 8 oz bottle. Event runs from 6pm-2am.

2012 marks Mr. Smalls Theatre’s 10th anniversary and we’ve decided to throw a huge New Year’s Eve party to celebrate in style! Come join us on December 31st from 6 PM until 2 AM where we’ll wrap up the year with a dance party, with DJ sets by Sunset Till Sunrise, Buku, Kevin James, Agent Smith, Kinetik and Akuma! Special performances from Phat Man Dee, The Hoopla Girls dancing with hoops all night long...and can you say Burlesque girls? Bridge City Bombshells Burlesque Troop to be exact!

Tickets are on sale now at, $8 advance & $10 at the door. We also have 30 exclusive VIP balcony tickets available for $100 which will include open bar, all you can eat food, party favors and a Mr.Smalls 10th Anniversary Commemorative Verdi champagne 8 oz bottle!
Let's bring in the next decade of live music in Pittsburgh together!
Thank you for all your support over the past decade, we wouldn't be here with out you...Our city ROCKS!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa to you and you and you and especially you!

Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa to you and you and you and especially you!

It has been a very exciting week here at Phat Man Dee Productions, this week I was voted #2 best local jazz singer/blues act in the Pittsburgh City Paper in their 2011 Readers Poll!

Also this week I am in rehearsal for my big show at the Carnegie Science Center next Thursday December 15, 2011, an "Intergalactic Holiday Spectacular with Phat Man Dee and Guaracha", to be specific. It is also serving as my official cd release party for my new holiday ep "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" Together we shall present the most rockin’ holiday happening this side of the Milky Way! Celebrate the holiday season with an astronomy-themed performance of multicultural music as I sing in the Buhl Digital Planetarium. Hear classic tunes like “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “Stardust,” against stunning visuals that take you on a stellar journey through the universe. Be among the first to hear my newest hit single, “Picksburgh Xmas”. This one-of-a-kind collaboration blends jazz and science for an unforgettable extravaganza for adults and kids alike! See one show, or stay for both! Thursday, Dec. 15 8 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.; each showtime is a unique performance. One show: $15 advance / $20 door Two shows: $25 advance / $35 door For tickets call 412.237.3400.

Laughingsquid did an amazing blog post about the event and the album!

If you just can't make the show, but wish to have the disc anyways, and did I mention the cover art was illustrated by Pittsburgh's own Rob Rogers? You can purchase the disc online!!

In between now and then I am going to have an awesome time singing for Santarchy tomorrow (though by the time you read this it might be today) so quick, grab your Santa suit and meet me down at NOLA on the Square at 2 pm. NOLA is located at 24 Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
For more info on the madness check the fb invite!
Print your own songbook!
Checkpoints and important information!

Or just meet us at NOLA at 2 pm, have a po'boy and listen to the music as the insanity begins.....

To those of you who were able to support by coming out to our benefits at Shadow Lounge the last 2 weeks for either Climate Ground Zero's work in West Virginia or the event at for Occupy Pittsburgh, I just wanted to thank you so much, we raised over $300 for the Climate Ground Zero folks and about $500 for the Occupy Pittsburgh people. Occupy Pgh just got an eviction notice from BNY Mellon, they are asked to leave on Sunday. I don't know what will happen to them, so please pray for them and support both of these worthy groups when and how you can.

Other impending dates featuring Phat Man Dee:
Dec 17
Morose & Macabre's House of Oddities Presents....
an Atrocity Exhibition 2012 Fundraiser Event at Belvedere's!
FB invite:

Dec 23
Phat Man Dee and DJ Brother Strawberry at the Tin Front Cafe
Delicious vegetarian fare, home made vodka infusions by Sister Shortcake
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Dec 31
New Years Eve bash with Phat Man Dee, burlesque, djs and more at Mr Small's Theater!
More info as I get it! $8 in advance, $10 at the door, it is *the* place to be to ring in 2012!!

Love, light, music and friends, I am grateful for all of this and more. We may only have this one life to live and I am glad we are living it together.

Friday, November 18, 2011

PMD @ Union Project Tonight & in Rochester, NY tomorrow!

Ho diggity.....

It's been a lovely thick and crazy week my friends!  
I have been very excited, just sent the artwork and music off to the disc making people, 1000 copies of "Merry ChistmaChannaKwanzaa Vol 1.1" are on their way! Cover art by Rob Rogers of "Brewed on Grant" fame on the outside and my new hit single "Picksburgh Xmas" arranged by Miguel Sague III within..... As soon as I have them in my hot little hands I  hope to sell each and every one of you at least 2 copies. 

Until then..... tonight I am singing at the Union Project at 801 N  Negley Avenue in East Liberty, for the Initiative for Transgender Leadership. They are hosting a Commencement Celebration. ITL is about to honor their first fellow, Rayden Sorock. We are celebrating the completion of the inaugural 10-month fellowship program dedicated to the professional development and leadership of transgender youth in Pittsburgh. The event is free and open to the public. I will be singing from 6:45 until 7 pm. Would love to see you if you are

Tomorrow I am headed to Rochester, NY to perform at Abilene's Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way with Carlos Peña and Miguel Sague III. I  have gotton some great press on it, apparently Rochester is as excited to have me as I am to sing to them!

See this wonderful bit of press I got from Mr Frank De Blase in their Rochester City Newspaper:  

 The details:
Phat Man Dee, multi lingual jazz artist, shall make her Rochester, NY
debut on November 19, 2011 at Abilene Bar and Lounge!
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Music starts at 8 p.m. with the Alt-Country and Americana Sounds of
that dynamic Husband and Wife duo: Kraszman & Fishwife
Followed at 9:30 p.m. by The Pride of Pittsburgh, “The Peggy Lee of Punk" : Phat Man Dee with Miguel Sague III & Carlos Peña
All Ages, $5 cover charge  Facebook event page:
If you have any friends in the Rochester area, give them a call, I
would love to sing to them!

Very exciting Pittsburgh gigs on the near horizon:
I am singing back up for Christiane D at her music release party on
Friday, November 25, 2011, 7:00pm until 10:00pm.  Pittsburgh based
artist Christiane D, August Wilson Center Fellow, releases her first
solo album, Obliquity of the Ecliptic, at a special live performance
and Album Release Party at the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty on
Friday, November 25th.

Two days later I have put together an incredible evening with my friend Kip, this night is going to showcase some of Pittsburgh's finest talent and for an amazing cause:
Pittsburner Decompression party to benefit Climate Ground Zero Sunday  
November 27, 2011, 8 pm - 12 midnight , 18 and over, $10
Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Featuring musicians:
Phat Man Dee
Miguel Sague Jr & Miguel Sague III
The Hood Gang
Amoeba Knievel
Featuring dance performances by:
Elizabeth Couteau of Bridge City Bombshells
Christine Hamer Andrews formerly of Zafira
SunBear Coe
Circus geeks and masters of the bizarre:
Andrew the Impaled - Pittsburgh's premier pain proof clown
Trundle Manor Creepshow
With DJs in the Blue Room:
James Gyre, Dr. Zayaz, Glitchard Nixon, Freebass & Dean
Video art inside and fire dancing outside!
All proceeds benefit Climate Ground Zero and their work to halt mountain top removal mining in West Virginia.
$10, 18 and over, 8 p.m.
Facebook event page:

Come on out, you know I love you!
Phat Man Dee

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Friday w/ DJ Brother Strawberry & Sat w/ Bella Sin!

Hey hey hey!

I hope you had a phabulously phreaky All Hallow's Eve, I know I did. My favorite costume was the psychiatrist dressed as the 1%. This week has been sooo busy, I have been ensconced in finishing my new holiday album "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol. 1.1." at Church Recording Studios and tomorrow night I shall debut my brand new "Pittsburgh XMAS" song at my show at the Tin Front Cafe in Homestead. I will be singing from 7 - 10 pm with DJ Brother Strawberry who spins fairly eclectic but a usually jazz based set at my new favorite vegetarian restaurant. Tomorrow I shall try the pumpkin gnocchi. I hope you stop by, they've a full bar, wonderful scene, great beer, really delicious veggie food and me!
Friday November 4, 2011 , 7 - 10 pm, all ages
(I don't think they have a cover charge but if they do it won't be more than $3.)
216 E. Eighth Ave  Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 461-4615

The next day I just added a couple shows to my schedule, Bella Sin of La Femme Mystique Burlesque (Cleveland, OH) has invited me to join her show at the Christine Fréchard Gallery. Bella is just a gorgeous dancer and has hosted me on some outrageous shows in Cleveland.
Originally of Juarez, Mexico this delightful entertainer delights me every time I see her, her bump and grind es muy delicioso! Joining me on the musical plane are my wonderfully talented friends Carlos Peña on guitar & Miguel Sague III on vocals and conga.

Saturday November 5, 2011, show at 8 pm and 10 pm, $10 each show
5871 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

I hope to see you out, some wonderful longtime friends have come to see me lately and it always makes me so happy to see old friends and new friends together. I am blessed to know you and to share this version of reality with you.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Amoeba Knievel tonight!

Good day and salacious shenanigans to all my good people! 

It's been a thick couple of weeks in my world, I recorded at the Church Recording Studios with my buddy Dana the final tracks to my impending release "Phat Man Dee & friends, Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vo. 1.1" with my brand new "Pgh XMAS" song, arranged by Miguel Sague III of Guaracha. The session was phabulous, I cannot wait to release it and make it available at the gigs!

But between now and then I would like to invite you tonight, October 21, if you reside in the Pittsburgh area to come see my husband's band "Amoeba Knievel" play at St James Tavern, located at 153 S 18th St in the South Side!
10:30 pm, $5, over 21 also performing are the Moodswingers! 

Tomorrow I will be heading downtown to support the Justice for Jordan rally at Market Square. 2 years ago a high school student named Jordan was chased and beaten by 3 unidentified men who later turned out to be police officers. These officers beat him so badly he had braids ripped out of his hair, they arrested him for resisting arrest and though the charges were dropped against young Mr Miles, the police officers were never charged. They got a  year of paid leave and are currently back on the job. I am not booked to sing at the rally or anything, but I will definitely be there.
For more information of this call for justice for a young musician so brutally beaten:

Impending performing appearances:
Friday October 28
I am emceeing at Cattivo for The Bridge City Bombshells Burlesque Troupe, with Devilz in the Detailz, guest burlesque performances by Bella Sin of La Femme Mystique Burlesque!
21+ Doors 9pm Show 10pm, Admission $10 at Door
Cattivo is located at 146 44th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 

Friday November 4
I am singing at the Tin Front Cafe with DJ Brother Strawberry! I love this restaurant, even if it is vegetarian... Their butternut lasagne makes me so happy..... The entire blocks around it in Homestead have the most amazing shops, like Mostly Mod and of course The Outer Skin.... Haven't been into Tracy's yet, but it is definitely on my list. So, anyhoo, come on out, it's a wonderful place and I hope to debut a couple of my new holiday tunes that night. Not sure if I will actually have the cd's in hand for sale by the time that show happens, but maybe.....
Tin Front Cafe, 216 E. Eighth Ave Homestead, PA 15120
More info call 412-461-4615 

Be well, I will send out more info about the holiday disc with "Pgh XMAS" on it and please, whatever you do on Halloween, know that in my soul, I have always wanted to dress up as Humpty Dumpty, After the Fall, and I have always wanted to have Tommy Amoeba dress up as All the King's Horses and All the King's Men, but so far to no avail. Maybe this will be the year. If you see a suspicious trail of egg yolk bubbling through the streets of Pittsburgh, PA, maybe then my dreams were fulfilled.....

Love, light and eggs, Mandee

Monday, September 12, 2011

Phat Man Dee @ Backstage Bar, Stories on the Square & World Maker Faire!

They say once a girl starts singing in a bathtub 20 feet in the air she'll never want to sing in the shower again.... And so I find myself booking transport to NY this weekend for the World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science in Queens. But I  have many songs to sing between now and then and I hope you may attend one of the events!

new photo by Adam Blai 2011
This Friday September 16, 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA
From 5 - 7 pm I shall sing with Miguel Sague III and Carlos Peña of Guaracha Latin Dance Band at the Backstage Bar downtown at 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA. No cover, great little menu, delicious cocktails. Start your weekend with a song or two by one of Pittsburgh's most engaging performers. Jazz in any language with Spanish guitar and Afro Cuban percussion is the perfect complement to your busy weekend. No cover, great bartender and great light menu. See you in Pittsburgh, where the music flows and the drummer knows just what you need.
For more info visit Backstage Bar on the web! 

Immediately afterwards *THAT SAME EVENING OF 9/16/2011* I shall rush off to speak about personal transformation and stories of emergence, at "Stories on the Square". I have absolutely no idea what I am going to say. I might tell about the time we nearly burned down Lafayette, LA during a tropical storm playing flaming soccer with the Veg O Matic in 1997, or I might tell about the time my preschool teacher called my mother when she thought I was suicidal because I chose black as the
color for my birthday crown.....Who knows, I am happy there are other speakers on the gig, like Vanessa German, Wendy Bell of WTAE, Brian Broome, Christina Springer and more! This is sure to be an powerful evening of intimacy, expression and of course...delicious food. Tickets are $45, (a tax-dedictable donation) and there are only have 55 seats available. All funds raised by Stories on the Square will be used to fund Initiative for Transgender Leadership's (ITL) first paid Fellow, Rayden Sorock.
For more info:

Then I shall make haste to New York City! The Lifesize Mousetrap is set up again, this time at New York Hall of Science at World Maker Faire! I shall sing again in their beautiful bathtub 20 feet in the air again, and this time I am even getting a set on the Maker Faire music stage at 1 pm on Sunday September 18, 2011!

So, I have a busy busy week ahead of me, and I hope to see you somewhere sooner rather than later. It's gonna be swell. Better than cookies under moonlight. Ok, maybe not quite that good, but close, I promise.

Other dates in the not so distant future:

Friday September 23 with DJ Brother Strawberry at Tin Front Cafe at 216 East Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA, 15120. I'll be singing some tunes as he djs the night away. Amazing vegetarian food, good drinks, I suggest you make reservations, it's Bernard's from Mostly Mod's birthday party and it's gonna be off the hook.
website: ph:412.461.4615

Saturday September 24 with Tadashi, Gia Cacalano & Jeff Berman at the
Zen Center of Pittsburgh for a benefit to assist survivors of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts. All proceeds will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross. $15

Tuesday September 27 at the Andy Warhol Museum opening for NewVillager, a collective of multi-media artists from San Francisco and New York.

Be well, prosper, stay warm and snug, my beautiful and human spiritual machines, I am honored to be in your world.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jazz @ Andy's Tonight! Followed by Fiesta Wednesday!

What are you doing tonight??? I would love to see you out and about downtown at the beautiful Fairmount Hotel in their Andy's Wine Bar! Joining me are Miguel Sague III and Carlos Peña of Guaracha and on bass Mr Tony DePaolis! Showtime is 8-10 pm, no cover, great cocktails and a delightful little menu. This is one of Pittsburgh's newer homes for jazz downtown and I am really excited to play there.

Afterwards I am rushing over to the Shadow Lounge to complete my evening with Guaracha Latin Dance Band and their every Wednesday Pittsburgh tradition of Food Bank Fiesta! $5 to get in with a can for the food bank or $7 without. 21 and over.

Hanging out with me tonight is Rose Harden and Mark Perez of Lifesize Mousetrap, if you want to come tell them how awesome they are and how much you want them back, tonight is the night, for tomorrow they drive their bus away...... The beautiful mice are leaving and they're taking all the cheese.....

To everyone who came out to see the Mousetrap last week, thank you for supporting mine, the Toonseum and the Carnegie Science Center's efforts to bring fun science and weird art to out humble Burgh. To those of you who couldn't make it, let's see if we can bring them back next year!
Video of me singing in their bathtub at last years World Maker Faire in NY

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Watch out Batman, there's a Mousetrap in town!

It's true, Batman is filming in Pittsburgh, and I am pretty excited about it. In the heart of all the world's growing pains and insanity right now, somehow Hollywood manages to make it all shiny and new..... but as excited as I am for the caped crusader, I am far more thrilled to let you know, if you hadn't already heard.....

The larger than Lifesize Mousetrap is in town!!!!! These old friends of mine from Burning Man and beyond have been working on this artistic physics experiment and wonderment for over 15 years. When I see them at their big shows in California or New York, they let me sing in the Bathtub of the Mousetrap before they drop the bowling ball into the trebouchet..... We are having a gala event to open their week long installation at the Carnegie Science Center this Saturday and I really hope you can attend. It's not a cheap event, but it is soooooo worth it. Trust me. Besides, you can come back all week long the following week to see it during Science Center hours for free, it's by the river, next to the submarine. Joe Wos from The Toonseum helped put this together, so come out to the event and tell him he rawks. Cuz he does. He's not just a pretty face who can draw a mean 'toon, he is a mover of mountains......
Life-Size Mousetrap Big Bash!

Saturday, August 13 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Kick off this SMASHING exhibit with the ‘cheesiest’ party in town. For the first time ever, the nationally renowned Life-Size Mousetrap and its crew will perform in Pittsburgh. See this incredible spectacle, with local performers like Phat Man Dee, Andrew the Impaled, the Reverend David Apocalypse, bellydancers Olivia Kissel, Rose Harden and Lady J, JD Limelight, Jesse Roadkill and music by Guaracha Latin Dance Band in a show that makes physics so rockin’ it would make Isaac Newton drop his apples. Science, music, drinks, juggling, and a two-ton safe falling from a 30 ft. crane…you won’t want to miss this.

Tickets include two evening performances of the Mousetrap, live music, three drinks, and munchies including assorted cheeses and desserts. Add-on a Laser Show or Omnimax movie at the door for only $5!

$40 advance registration/$45 at the door
Ages 21 and over
RSVP by Thursday, August 11

If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Facebook page:

Mousetrap website

So please come out. If you don't I really will cry. I have lots of other gigs, it's true, but this is the biggest thing I have helped bring to Pittsburgh since our wedding 9 years ago. Ferreals.

Other gigs I have happening this month:
August 20 at NOLA on the Square with Miguel Sague III & Carlos Peña
August 27 at Kerouac Fest with Tony DePaolis
August 31 at Andy's at the Fairmount with Tony DePaolis, Carlos Peña, & Miguel Sague III

(Please note that only one of the gigs mentioned above has a LARGER THAN LIFESIZE GAME OF MOUSETRAP I MET DURING MY OLD CIRCUS AND BURNING MAN DAYS!!!!)
photo by Michael Michael

Friday, June 17, 2011

Reeva Memorial/Crohn's Foundation benefit 2mrw & th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee next Thursday!

Hey, hey, hey! My phantasmagorical phat-o-licious phan base and super phriends!

I hope this letter of intent meets you well. I intend to do much as I have done before, which is sing, and hope you listen. By your reading of this letter, you indirectly agree you shall listen, and hopefully I will sing. Now we have all the legal bases covered, upcoming show listings for Phat Man Dee and friends!

 Tomorrow night, June 18, 2011

I'm deeply honored to be included in a show opening for Rusted Root. I will be accompanied by Colter Harper, Miguel Sague III & special guests. Also performing are Bill Deasy, Lightening Box and Drowning Clowns. Mr. Smalls will host the “My Heart Will Go On” benefit, an evening of music and artistry to honor the name and legacy of Reeva Alexis Kelly, a 12 year old angel who recently passed away. All proceeds will benefit The Reeva Charitable Fund, the goal of which is to empower the child suffering from Crohn’s and Colitis, and The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
About The Reeva Charitable Fund: “Our beloved Reeva Alexis Kelly passed away on November 15, 2010, at the age of 12 after a two year struggle with Crohn’s Disease. The Reeva Charitable Fund is dedicated to easing the struggle of children who suffer from Crohn’s Disease. Donations will help such young people take part in joyous activities consonant with Reeva’s many interests such as dance, theatre, photography and music. Funds will also serve to promote Crohn’s Disease awareness among educators and peers to help ease the day-to- day life of children who live with this disease.”  -The Berlin Family
“My niece Reeva was a beautiful and amazingly talented girl who was taken from us far too soon. Her mother (my sister) Katie and the rest of our family feel that the least we can do to honor her memory is to try and create opportunities for children like her to live a more beautiful life.” –Liz Berlin (Rusted Root, Drowning Clowns, Mr. Smalls, Creative.Life.Support)

 If you want to come, I suggest you buy tix in advance. They are selling very well and might sell out.  Tickets:
$25 General Admission 
$45 Garnet level VIP
The Garnet Level VIP offers a VIP reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, “Hot World Chamber Music” by The Ortner-Roberts Duo, and a meet and greet with the artists performing that evening.

 $180 Diamond level VIP
The Diamond Level will offer a VIP reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, “Hot World Chamber Music” by The Ortner-Roberts Duo, and a meet and greet with the artists performing that evening plus a signed Rusted Root poster, and a VIP Balcony seat during the show.

 Tickets may be purchased at the Mr. Smalls Box Office, or online at or charge by phone 866.468.3401
(All service fees will be waived by ticketweb in support of the benefit)
Facebook event page:

Next Thursday June 23, 2011
Please please come out to this, I am playing with Carlos Peña and Miguel Sague III, and my old friend and master blues man th' Bullfrog Willard McGhee is
returning to South Side!! It's been at least 10 years since I last booked him on my old weekly variety show but his music is as killing as ever! Tall Paul Leech who played on my first album and also with much beloved S Side bands of yore like Crawling Low Band is also coming home for the gig!
Only $10. 21 and over at the Club Cafe,  56 S 12th St, South Side, Pittsburgh, PA.   
More info about the gig:

His website with music and videos:

Facebook  event page:
I will be emceeing for the Bridge City Bombshell's monthly show/ parade of decorated flesh and fabulous debauchery, in a monthly celebration of wild women and their immense power. Good times. Hot chicks. Beer. What else can I say?
Belevdere's is located at 4016 Butler Street, Pittsburgh
(Lawrenceville), PA 15201 412-687-2555 Doors open 9, showtime 10 pm. 

I think the cover is $10 before 10 pm and $12 after, don't quote me.

Following Thursday June 30, 2011
I am singing at a Tornado Benefit with Miguel Sague III at Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle, 2329 Penn avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa, to raise funds for the Red Cross in an effort to help those that have lost so much. Other performers include Terry Griffith, Khafif , Phat Man Dee , Whiskey Limerick, Sean O'Donnell, Dan and Casey Deely, Red Hand Paddy.
Tickets are only $10.
More info:

Summer festival appearances include:
*X Day* (for Subgenius ministers only) July 1-5, 2011 at Wisteria Campground, Pomeroy, Ohio. If you have purchased your salvation, come on down and join us for the Rupture as we await the pleasure domes and the aliens!  (Only, $30 what a deal!)

July 7 - 10
I will again be at Wisteria Campground, Pomeroy, Ohio. At this event I will be singing at the Caffeina and Green Man Pub stages with Miguel Sague III and Mathew Tembo. Lots of fire, freedom and arcane knowledge live at this beautiful campground!

 *Sirius Rising*
Thursday July 14, 2011
I shall sing on the main stage at Sirius Rising at Brushwood Campgrounds in Sherman, NY. I will be singing with Miguel Sague III, Carlos Peña and special guests. I love this campground. I camp with Anomie and we have a permanent
dancing pole in the front yard. Come for a spin, but don't forget your panties!

 *Bobby Porter Fest*
July 21, 22, 23 (I'll probably be on the 23rd, more details tba.)
Somewhere in Pittsburgh, in honor of the great singer Bobby Porter.

 *Shadow Lounge Block Party*
Friday July 29, 2011

More info tba.

Please come out and see me sometime soon. I love you dearly, and its easier to love you in person.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tonight at Little E's! Next week in Asheville, NC!

Sorry for the late notice, it's been a beautifully busy week! Christiane's music debut at the August Wilson Center was fierce and flawless, we packed the room! I remembered all my harmonies! Christiane was an elemental force! The band kicked it so hard I almost fell off! The weekend previous was spent with The Cadillac Creeps, Damien Youth, Hellga of the It's Alive Show, the Bridge City Bombshells, Adam Blai and so many wonderful others at the Grand Midway for DraculaCon.  And now I'm filling out some intense applications for some grants and big projects I'd like to do, so forgive me if my publicity is a little behind the ball.....

But if you aren't crazed tonight (though if you are, some sweet jazz is probably EXACTLY what you need) come downtown to Little E's, I am singing with Miguel Sague III and Carlos Peña of Guaracha Latin Dance Band from about 8:30 til about midnight. No cover, only a $10 minimum for your choice of delicious food and/or tasty drinks. Let me sing in English, Spanish or French to you knowing that we can play anything, for any reason, at any time...... Besame Mucho to the Star Trek theme song, anything could happen, but no matter what happens, when I have Miguel and Carlos at my side I know it is artistically possible.
Little E's is located at 949 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Phone 412-392-2217
Facebook event page:

Next week I am heading down to Ashevegas! (Known on the maps as Asheville) North Carolina! I am singing on Sunday June 5 at Mo'Daddys after an incredible event known as "ABS Fest" or "The American Burlesque and Sideshow Festival". While I am not officially on the bill, I will be attending this incredible event and am planning an unofficial after party on one of Asheville finest clubs with a great musical history. (Heck, the WHOLE town has great musical history!) Joining me will be my old friends, two musicians I have featured on both of my discs, Tall Paul Leech on bass and Michael Murray on piano.
Only $5, 21 and over 21. 9 pm. If you have any friends near Asheville, please please please let them know about this gig, I am really hoping to make some new friends and fans so I can keep taking the show to new places and spread the music to all and sundry......
Photo by Adam Blai 2010
Mo Daddy’s Bar is located at 77 Biltmore Ave., Asheville NC 28801

Love, light and song friends......
Bring out the dogs and let your heads hang high, I'd love to sing to you by the by!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Books, Burlesque and More!

Who loves the written word or a pair of pasties more than me? If you like the turning of a page or a shimmy and a shake, you should totally make it to both my shows this weekend.... If you don't like these things, I don't know how exactly you ended up on this list, or reading this blog, but I'm happy you are here, and hope we at Phat Man Dee Productions may enlighten you to the beauty of flesh and language.

This Friday May 13th I am emceeing and singing at the Rex Theater! We are hosting a great night featuring visiting burlesque beauties from Baltimore!
Baltimore’s Sticky Buns Burlesque troupe is performing at the Rex Theater for a Friday the 13th Masquerade Ball. Sticky Buns specializes in unique theatrical striptease with sexy, comedic commentary. They’ll be performing with local jazz singer Phat Man Dee and the Bridge City Bombshells. The show is part of the “Burlesque at the Rex” series. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day-of-show, and to fit with the Friday the 13th Masquerade Ball, $13 in costume. Advanced ticket-holders will be refunded $2 at the door if in costume. Doors open 8:00 PM; show begins 9:00 PM and will be done by 11:30 pm, so if you're coming, buy your ticket now, come in costume for partial refund, and be on time. It's gonna be super hot and sticky sweet, I want you to enjoy every sugary drop!

Tickets are available here:
Facebook event page:
The Rex is located at, 1602 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the South Side

Once upon a time there was a wonderful used bookstore in the South Side, always full of cheap wonderful books that opened in my brain worlds I could never have imagined. Now I am older and have traveled a little more, I understand what it really was, affordable access to the wormhole of adventure without which I would be a sad and ignorant dullard. I was very out of sorts when ElJays Books left South Side, but luckily for us they have moved into some beautiful new digs in Dormont and they have more books than EVER! I am singing at their Grand Re Opening this Saturday and I want YOU to be there! No cover charge and cheap books everywhere!

Saturday, May 14 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Eljay's Books
3233 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Dormont
Free event!

Come celebrate Eljay's Grand Reopening. We're full of books and ready to party. We just need you. (And your family and friends, and their family and friends etc... Music from the lovely Tommy Amoeba and even lovelier Phat Man Dee, with appearances by Andrew the Impaled, Christine Andrews of Zafira, poet Jerome Crooks and Professor EmCee Squared of the It's Alive Show promised to stop by and show off his spooky car! Cheap Books! Food and Drink More Books! Door Prizes And did we mention all the Books?

Lastly, if you are reading this on Wednesday May 11, 2011, the day I am composing it (I love and fear the immediacy of the internet) please note that today is a Pittsburgh is Art's Day of Giving. Basically, if you can give any $$ to the smaller organizations who help keep our culture unique and fresh in Pittsburgh, today is the day, because GPAC has put together a powerful coalition of folks who are willing to match all donations up to $400,000. You know, I was thinking today about some of the wonderful things people have said to me or gifted me with over the years because they like my music and the shows I produce and I was thinking about how lucky we as a region are to have so much talent here with such a supportive environment, and how it is the smaller organizations that really keep it all moving. If you can, check out the website and send some $$ to a group you like.

Here are some more details:

Pittsburgh is Art Day of Giving will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011.
This is a 24-hour opportunity for the Pittsburgh community to support our thriving arts and culture sector. Initiated by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) and the Heinz Endowments, it is sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation and modeled after their October 2010 Pittsburgh Gives initiative. With the help of funding partners such as The Benedum Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Grable Foundation and the Hillman Foundation, a $400K+ matching pool will be available to over 130 local arts and culture organizations. It is the perfect time to support smaller non-profits and help them stretch their funding a little further. Visit on May 11th, to show your support for groups like the ToonSeum or the work of Creative.Life.Support, the not for profit arm of Mr. Smalls Funhouse or Pittsburgh Filmmakers or any other large number of wonderful groups who work hard every day to keep art alive and kicking in our beautiful city.

Next week on Saturday May 21, 2011, I am singing some original songs I have been keeping under my hat about ghosts and robots at the Grand Midway Hotel in Windber, PA. It's going to be a ridiculous event. Other acts and speakers include:
Devilz in the Detailz, Michelle Belanger, Bridge City Bombshells, Catherine S Cox, Damien Youth, Adam Blai, The Cadillac Creeps, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Chad Hammit, Nova is tending bar, and Ghost hunting will be permitted. A hotel tour will be part of the experience... Buy your tickets now, and I am sure the in house's hotel rooms are being used for all the out of town guests, but I am sure there are reasonably priced hotels in very nearby Johnstown.

The following Wednesday May 25, 2011 I am singing with Stevee Wellons of Smooth Groove, we are singing back up for Christiane D's new project!
More info and all the details:

Love, light, burlesque, books and vampires! Happy May everybody!

PS I would like to add that the above writing is dedicated to my mother, Sally Baker Kivowitz. She is a wonderful writer and teacher. Currently living in Chinle, AZ she is teaching special needs children on the Navajo reservation. She worked has worked very hard my entire life as a teacher, she has worked with college kids, inner city special needs youth, prisoners and now rurally based special needs kids. She fought in the Civil Rights marches in Oklahoma in the 60's and has always instilled in us a sense of social justice. She is a special lady and I have much to thank her for. I wish I could buy her a hot tub and a decent retirement plan, but in lieu of being able to do either of those things I would like to publicly say, thanks Mom, for loving and supporting me just the way I am and not how I was "supposed to be".

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tonight is Cinco de Mayo Eve! Animal Friends Benefit at Diesel!

Friends, Romans, Yinzers!

I entreat you to celebrate your Latin American heritage, or if you are like me, celebrate the heritage of the Latin Americans around you! Sorry for the late notice but I just got a call to sing as opening act for Pittsburgh's longest running Latin Dance Band, Guaracha! Tonight at Shadow Lounge I am singing this evening May 4, 2011 from about 9:30 - 10:15 pm as the opening act for Guaracha Latin Dance Band's Fiesta Wednesdays! Join me as I sing with their band leader Miguel Sague III and their guitarist Carlos Peña as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo Eve! The event is only $7, 18 and over, and if you bring a non perishable food item, it is only $5. To date they have raised almost 1000 pounds of food for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. After I sing, Miguel will be giving dance lessons in salsa, side step, back step and cha cha style, and maybe even some merengue! Finally, the piece de la resistance, Guaracha will take the stage, about 11 or so, and blow us away with their salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaton and more! Cuban standards and original music! I hope to see you out tonight!

This weekend, on Friday May 6 2011, from 6:00pm - 9:30pm, I am singing and emceeing at a benefit for Animal Friends at Diesel.

Here's the deets:

"Charaoke…Karaoke with a ♥” is brought to you by Top of the Line Entertainment! TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE:
The night will feature karaoke by Anti-Flag's JUSTIN SANE, The Pump Fake's PATRICK MALONEY, Toonseum's JOE WOS, Comedian AARON KLEIBER, Former On-Air Radio Host SHAWN ISRAEL, Singer JESS SIDES, Comedian SEAN COLLIER, Una De Luna's MARLA DEGENHARDT, Comedian STEVE SWANSON, Ferris Bueller's Revenge's SHAWN MAUDHUIT, Kill the Drama's BRYAN LASKEY, also featuring a few members of the STEEL CITY DERBY DEMONS!!!! The event will be hosted by PHAT MAN DEE! Judges include WTAE's SALLY WIGGIN, 100.7FM’s MELANIE TAYLOR, WDVE’s MIKE WYSOCKIi and City Paper Radio Host LYNN CULLEN! All proceeds go to ANIMAL FRIENDS!!!

DIESEL CLUB LOUNGE is located at:
1601 East Carson Street, South Side, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Facebook event page link:

And then next week I have 2 wonderful events that I am very very excited about!
Friday May 13, 2011 I am singing and emceeing for the Sticky Buns Burlesque Troupe from Baltimore, MD at the Rex Theater!

Friday, May 13 · 8:00pm - 11:30pm
"Sticky Buns Burlesque brings Baltimore bizarreness to Rex"

Baltimore’s Sticky Buns Burlesque troupe is performing at the Rex Theater for a Friday the 13th Masquerade Ball. Sticky Buns specializes in unique theatrical striptease with sexy, comedic commentary.
They’ll be performing with local jazz singer Phat Man Dee and the Bridge City Bombshells.

The show is part of the “Burlesque at the Rex” series. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day-of-show, and to fit with the Friday the 13th Masquerade Ball, $13 in costume. Advanced ticket-holders will be refunded $2 at the door if in costume.
Doors open 8:00 PM; show begins 9:00 PM.
Tickets are available here:

The Rex Theater is located at 1602 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15203

Facebook event page:

The following day on Saturday, May 14 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
I am singing at the Grand Re Opening of Eljay's Books!
They are now located in Dormont at 3233 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
I was so sad when they left South Side, but their new store is so big and lovely!
They are full of books and ready to party. We just need you. (And your family and friends, and their family and friends etc...
Music from Tommy Amoeba and Phat Man Dee with Andrew the Impaled and special surprise guests!
Cheap Books! Food and Drink More Books! Door Prizes And did I mention all the Books?

Dates to save, more info soon:
May 21, 2011 I am singing at DraculaCon in Windber, PA at the Grand Midway Hotel.
More info:
May 25, 2011 I am singing back up for Christiane D's new solo album preview at the August Wilson Center. More info soon!

As a closing statement, my friend Baby Dee, an incredible songstress, composer, pianist, and harpist is performing this Friday night at the Warhol Museum. I toured in the circus with her back in the mid 90's. She is one of my biggest inspirations. I am going to be raising money for Animal Friends at Diesel, and our event is going to rock, but if you can split your night in 2 and do both, I highly recommend you check her out.
More info:

Love, light and vegan flavored butter cakes,

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hey friends,

Thank you so much for being the beautiful people you are! It is an honor to live in this world and know that you are out there and I can sing to you and you will like it..... It's really all I have ever wanted. I may not be rich in dollars or gold, but in spirit and love I feel like I won every level and got every super jackpot on every pinball I have ever played.

TONIGHT, Friday April 22, 2011 our region is blessed with the incoming of one of the greatest divas of them all, the Toughest Girl Alive herself, Candye Kane! I met her years ago when I opened up for her at Club Cafe and then toured briefly with her in California and Arizona with the Fat Bottomed Girl Burlesque Review in 2005. She has received many accolades and awards as a blues singer since and has even produced a musical about her life called the "The Toughest Girl Alive". She is an incredible singer and a beautiful performer, we are blessed to have her talents travel through our region. Please come on out, it will be an amazing night!

Show time is 9 pm and Moondogs is located at 378 Freeport Rd, Blawnox, PA 15238. Phone at the club is 412-848-2040. I will be singing with Carlos Peña, Ralphie Crewe and Miguel Sague III of Guaracha Latin Dance Band!

More info:
FB event page:

The following evening on Saturday April 23, 2011, I am singing downtown, in the heart of the cultural district at one of Pittsburgh's newest and tastiest clubs....... NOLA on the Square! Join us in a beautiful evening of music, jazz in English, Spanish and of course French at this beautiful restaurant, a New Orleans Jazz Brasserie located on beautifully renovated Market Square. A breathtaking transformation of the storied 1902 Landmark Tavern, a Nouveau Creole menu by Executive Chef Andrew Hebson, Bourbon Street cocktails, live jazz and blues music at least twice a week all contribute to that Big Easy vibe. You'll love our Patio seating on Market Square and the convenience of valet parking. Stroll by and come see us at Nola On The Square! I will be singing with Carlos Peña, Ralphie Crewe and George Jones!

Show time is 9 pm - 12 am The cover is a $5 voluntary donation, 100% of the proceeds benefiting, MAKE IT RIGHT "helping to rebuild New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward" and THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION GULF OIL SPILL RECOVERY FUND.
(Donation Recipient is Customer's Choice)
For more information:
FB event page:

And in closing, to recap from last week, we raised almost $1000 for the Tsunami Benefit for the International Medical Corps at the Shadow Lounge! Thank you to those of you who came to support and to perform, we had a most magical evening. I captured the show on video, so I hope to get a little time to edit and post some of those incredible performances. Blessings upon you and much love. Next week I am emceeing the Bridge City Bombshells show at Belvedere's on Friday and singing with Miguel and Carlos at the Christine Frechard Gallery on Saturday from 7:30 - 9:30 pm, more info soon.

Quick reminder, do YOU have your copy of Formula 412's new album "Reality Show"? I am on it! The track is #9 and the song title is "One Hit Wonderfool" and I am very pleased about it.

Find more FORMULA412 albums at Myspace Music
 More info and where you can listen and order:
The group is amazing, I have known the musicians a loooong time and really am quite honored to be included.

Be well, I hope to see you this weekend.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tsunami Benefit @ Shadow Lounge & more!

It's raining, it's pouring and Pittsburgh's never boring..... And to  prove it I say unto you thus, I have 2 gigs you could come to this  weekend, 2 next week and you can even hear me on the radio......

To help promote the following event, Randy Baumann of WDVE has kindly  invited me to sing on the radio tomorrow, Thursday April 14, 2011 at 9:45 am! Singing with me will be Miguel Sague III and Izzy Arlet on guitar. Tune in for the Randy Baumann show on 102.5 on your FM dial in the Pittsburgh area tomorrow at 9:45 to hear us sing and promote the Tsunami benefit!

First on this weekends order of business please check out the benefit my sister Beth Kivowitz, Geña and I put together an awesome show to benefit the International Medical Corp's relief work in Japan and we'd be honored to see you this Friday at the Shadow Lounge.

Friday, April 15th 2011
Pittsburgh Artists Rally to Raise $$$ for the Tragedy in Japan
Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., E. Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 363-8277

Doors open at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm, 18 & older, $10 entrance fee
($5 extra to compete in video game competition)
Proceeds to benefit the International Medical Corp's efforts in Japan,
for motr :

Performers include: 
Phat Man Dee with Miguel Sague III & Carlos Peña, Geña y Peña, Gene Stovall, Onya Grounz, Christina Springer, BenShannon, Daryl Fleming, Amoeba Knievel, Alba Flamenca, Barb York, Musuhallpa, Lady Elizabeth Couteau of Bridge City Bombshells, Ivivi Mori (Dj Soy Sos & Geña), Abafasi, Christine Andrews of Zafira, Emay and Erin (fire dancers).

The following day on Saturday April 16, 2011 I am singing at the
Backstage Bar with Miguel Sague III and Carlos Peña from 5 to 7 pm.
655 Penn Ave, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA
All ages, light menu, delicious cocktails and me with 2 of my favoritist musicians ever!

Later that night you may catch me at the Formula 412 cd release party at Mr Small's Funhouse in Milvale. I did a guest back up vocal behind  one of Mr Masai Turner's fabulous and inspired rhymes, the track is "One Hit Wonderful".
To see their recent music videos check them out on youtube:

Show info:

This just in: April 22 I am opening up for one of America's greatest blues treasures, Candye Kane at Moondogs in Blawnox!

And also next week I am making an appearance at Pittsburgh's newest jazz  club, NOLA on the Square!  
Saturday April 23, 2011 from 8 pm to midnight I am singing with Carlos Peña, Ralphie Crewe and George Jones at 24 Market Square, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA! $5 donation to get in is voluntary and all proceeds go to help rebuild the 9th ward in New Orleans.

And for this week's digital offerings I would like to hip you to the  fact that very shortly I will have online a new song by Poogie Bell and myself called "Tokyo on a Sunday" I will let you know as soon as it is online, all proceed of the song for one year will go to help Tsunami victims. I will be debuting it on Fri night at the Shadow Lounge benefit show. It features Bobby Sparks (keys) Tony DePaolis (bass) and Chris Parker (guitar) and was produced by Dana Cannone atChurch Recording Studios. I will send a link as soon as it is active.

And a free offering from myself and Teresa Foley of PittsburghFilmmakers and Locally Toned! You too can have a Phat Man Dee ringtone, I recorded an improv scat version of the melody of Torch of Blue and it is now available as a free ringtone! For more info on this fascinating project and to get me on your phone visit:

Love and light!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Phat Man Dee singing Three Times this weekend!

You heard it here first folks, if you are in the Pittsburgh area this weekend, 
I would love to see your shiny pretty face! If you aren't, well, I love ya anyways!

Tonight, Friday night I am singing in 2 places, but on the same street, so you could actually attend both were you so driven. At about 8:30 or so I will sing as an opener act for the lovely Miss Tess, the Twilight Brigade and Elliot Sussman at Hambone's in Lawrenceville, at 4207 Butler Street. $7, 21 and over.

Same night, just a little later, and 2 blocks closer to town at 10 pm, I am emceeing another phenomenal night of lovely ladies at Belvedere's, 4016 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, a night of live jazz by Pittsburgh's number one and number two best jazz artists (according to the City Paper readers poll 2010) namely me and Olga Watkins, and we're doing a duet together as we accompany the incredible dancers of the Bridge City Bombshells! Doors open at 9:00pm and show at 10 pm! 21 and over, $8 before 10 pm and $10 after 10 pm. Drink specials: $2 Yuenglings $3 Wells

And then tomorrow on Saturday, March 26  from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Christine Frechard Gallery at 5871 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, if you would like me to sing to you with 2 of my favorite musicians (and not to backing tracks in smoky loud clubs) live and in person in a great art gallery check out the Facebook event page! Only $10 and ALL AGES!
And if you cannot attend I understand, for now, but please save the date of April 15!  We are planning a big Tsunami benefit for Japan at the Shadow Lounge, confirmed performers so far include myself, Geña of Machete, Miguel Sague III and Carlos Peña of Guaracha, Christina Springer, Daryl Fleming, Ben Shannon, Alba Flamenca (formerly Flamenco Pittsburgh) and more! Also a video game competition and raffle, so save the date and we'll send out more info soon!

Love and light,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring, Song, Phat Man Dee and you!

Hello friends! just a quick shout out to remind you that tonight, on St Patrick's Day 2011 I am singing at the Smiling Moose on Pittsburgh's glorious and historic South Side, as an opener for the everyone's favorite circus sideshow cum hip hopper from Cleveland, Bushwalla!
Also playing is Caleb Lovely!
I would love to see you, it shall be a phabulous evening of musical righteouscity...
I saw Bushwalla when he emceed the Jason Mraz tour last year and he was hilarious, I cannot wait to hear his music in person!
Here's the specifics of it all:
Thursday March 17, 2011 Bushwalla, Phat Man Dee and Caleb Lovely
Showtime is 7 pm at the Smiling Moose - upstairs and it is an ALL AGES
Only $10 at the door.
1306 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

For more info about the evening:

Also next week:
Friday, March 25, 2011
I have 2 shows! I am emceeing the Bridge City Bombshells burlesque
extravaganza with Olga Watkins Band!
Bang Bang Burlesque with ALL LIVE MUSIC!
Live and in person at Belvedere's!
21 and over.
$8 before 10pm $10 after
Doors @ 9pm Showtime 10pm
 $2 Yuenglings $3 Wells
Facebok event page:

That same night I am running over to Hambone's to open up for Miss
Tess w/ The Twilight Broadcasters, with Elliott Sussman during Olga's
first set, more details online:

Next day on Saturday March 26

I am singing at the Christine Frechard Art Gallery with my good
friends and musical co conspirators, Miguel Sague III and Carlos Peña
of Guaraha.
5871 Forbes Avenue (between Murray and Shady), Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217
ALL AGES, 7 pm - 9 pm , $10 at the door

Come one, come all, it's Spring now so don't forget to call..... your
friends and make a date to come out and have some fun with us!
Love and spicy vegan buttercakes,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Phat Man Dee w/ Rusted Root and Bushwalla!

Friends, last week I suggested Spring was about to be sprung, and for our wonderful show with Coyote Run and it seemed that I was right, of course once they took their magical gaelic goodness away, the green and warm weather seemed to follow them, but they were not the only trick up my phat little sleeve! If you came to that show, I thank you for your attendance, and we had a wonderful night didn't we??? When they broke out into "Whalesong" in 4 part harmony with the didgeridoo I thought I'd lose it.... and if you'd told me 5 years ago I'd be singing Stevie Nicks and Tears for Fears songs as well as Irish rebel songs with Terry Griffith on a stage in front of people I'd have called you slightly tetched..... But miracles do happen and wishes do come true. Last week's gigs and this coming week of gigs is proof of that.

Friday March 11, 2011
I am singing as guests load onto the Gateway Clipper for a cruise with Rusted Root! It will be lovely, I'm singing with Colter Harper and Miguel Sague III, just a short set, but I've been listening to Root for so many years and this is something I have always wanted to be part of.

I am *ONLY* singing as people are loading on, from 7:30 - 7:55 p.m., and though I am making a brief cameo appearance with Rusted Root during their set, if you wish to see me with guitarist Colter Harper and percussionist Miguel Sague III then you must be early and on the boat by 7 p.m.. Once the boat departs there is another opening band "Bear Cub" and though I have heard good things about them, I've never heard them personally.

This Friday Mar 11, 2011 at 7 p.m., 21 and over
Begin boarding the Gateway Clipper at the dock at Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412-355-7980
Buy Tickets online for $25, show is 21 and over:
More info:

And this impending St Patrick's Day
Thursday Mar 17, 2011
Last year I had the good fortune to see my friend and a previous companion in music, Mr Reggie Watkins, play his trombone with Jason Mraz here in Pittsburgh. I love and miss Reggie, he played on my debut album "Life Just Goes On".

Anyhoo, the emcee for this event was a hilarious performer named Bushwalla. and he's an entertainer after my own heart. We both have Reggie in common, we're both circus sideshow freaks and geeks from the old school, and we both love to make people happy with our music. His medium is hip hop, and his rhymes are edgy and somehow poignant, I cannot wait to hear his music live and in person on Carson Street and at the Smiling Moose! I hope you come the other opening act will be the Caleb Lovely Band.
Thursday Mar 17, 2011 at the Smiling Moose
1306 E Carson St, South Side, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
7 p.m., all ages, $10
For info on this show CLICK HERE 

I hope to see you at one or both of these shows, gigs like this don't come around every day. Until then, for your viewing pleasure, in late 2009 I worked with a pretty interesting photographer, Matt Hoyle, while he was shooting images of circus people. He's from Australia and lives in NYC. Last year he did a talk in Dubai at a TED X event, his talk was called "Perfect Imperfection" and he interviewed me and showed my picture and let me speak about beauty to all these people. It's pretty cool.

TEDxDubai 2010| Matt Hoyle from Giorgio Ungania on Vimeo.
The video is online at:

Safe travels, please come out to the gig!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This Sat! Coyote Run w/ Terry Griffith & Phat Man Dee

Spring is desperately attempting to get sprung and I for one hope you  will join us on Sat night and help it along!  I know I have mentioned this show in past email/blog blasts, but the weekend is nigh and I am  really excited about it.

This Saturday night I am bringing together under one roof and on one  stage my favorite Irish and Celtic musicians to ever walk the planet.  From Virginia the incredible talents of Coyote Run and in addition to their fiddle and their bagpipe they use didgeridoo and djembe and their mastery of their instruments and the stories behind their songs just shine right through. Their ultra tight vocal harmonies just bowl me over and I know you'll love them. I met them out at Starwood last summer and I am thrilled they're coming here, I really hope you will come out to see it.
.Flier made by Mr Arm of the SSOA

Their latest music video for "Oak and Ash and Thorn" :
My favorite song that they do so very well "Whalesong" :

Some great press quotes:
"Imagine Jethro Tull on Broadway and you start to get the picture." --
Sam McDonald, Music Editor, Daily Press, Norfolk, VA

"If the Red Hot Chili Peppers wore kilts...they might sound like this
band." -- Mike Farragher, The Irish Voice, Boston, MA
Their website:
Also joining us for a set this night is Terry Griffith , locally celebrated Irish Balladeer and an organizer for the St Patrick's Day Parade.

Accompanying me are my trusty companions Miguel Sague III on conga and Carlos Peña on guitar of Guaracha Latin Dance Band.

Specific details:
This Saturday Mar 5, 2011 at Howler's Coyote Cafe in Bloomfield at 4509 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Doors open at 8:00 pm / Show begins at 9:00 pm
Admittance is for ages 21 and over

Cost: $15 at the door or $12 in advance
For advance tickets please pay pal directly to
The tickets will be held at will call at the door the evening of the event, or rather, the name used to purchase the tix will be at the door on a list and you will be granted entry.

I really hope to see you there! If for some reason you are in Kent on Mrach 4, this Friday I will also be singing at my friend Halim El-Dabh's birthday party at Standing Rock Art Center.  He is a wonderful composer who has given so much to world in terms of music and ethnomusicology.

One last note, this month I lost my father Jay Leslie Kivowitz. He was a wonderful photographer who stoked my love of music with his adoration of Peter Paul and Mary as I was growing up. He is missed.

Love light and music,

Sample band press kits