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.