A Night of Music & Comedy + The Moving Foreword Book Release Bash

A Night of Music & Comedy + The "Moving Foreword" Book Release Bash

Jon Chattman is an accomplished writer, author, marketing expert and entertainment host. He’s covered various red carpets—from The Oscars to The Tonys —and has interviewed an array of talent from Meryl Streep to Snoop Dogg. He has written for Huffington Post, Inked magazine, New York Post, and USA Today, to name a few. His A-Sides music and entertainment series has featured live performances and informal interviews with such artists as Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Melissa Etheridge, and Wyclef Jean. He has authored many pop culture, sports and wrestling-centric books, including Time Heels, How the Red Sox Explain New England, Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story, A Battle Royal in the Sky, I Love the Red Sox, I Hate the Yankees, and Sweet Stache. He resides in Westchester County, NY with his family. He enjoys Stars Wars, the beach, listening to Bon Iver, and often struggles severing his smartphone from his hand.

More on "Moving Foreward": https://www.amazon.com/Moving-Foreword-Introductions-Totally-Made-Up-ebook/dp/B07GL2M8XN

The Electric Stories

The song remains the same, but it doesn't necessarily have to sound the same. We're The Electric Stories, a New York-based band that puts its own spin on classic rock and deep cuts from a wide range of Sixties and Seventies artists including Led Zeppelin; the Beatles; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Santana; Faces; Rolling Stones; Bob Dylan; The Band; Van Morrison; Jackson Browne; Allman Brothers; Grateful Dead; Grand Funk Railroad; Jimi Hendrix; Eagles; Steve Miller Band; CSN; Bob Marley; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; James Gang; Doors; Who; Johnny Cash; and more. The members of the band have played together in various combinations over the years, but most of the current lineup came together in 2012. The group is: Mike Levine (bass); Francis O'Shea (guitar); Parker Reilly (keyboards); David Whitehead (lead guitar); James Wilson (lead vocals, guitar); and Peter Wilson (drums). Everyone in the band sings—harmonies are a band hallmark. We love to bring friends up on stage to sit in. Ann Gulian (vocals) and Leo Harmonay (harmonica) are regulars. See you soon.

Lauren West (of American Pinup)

Westchester Magazine describes Lauren West as the "powerhouse frontwoman" of the Yonkers-based indie-punk outfit American Pinup, but her solo efforts show a softer side to this dynamic singer-songwriter. Performing a combination of stripped-down American Pinup favorites and original songs not found in her band's discography, West winds down from anthemic powerpop to heartfelt indie folk. The intimate tone of these acoustic performances spotlights her lyrics about love and struggle, fear and hope, evoking "the personal is political" maxim, and a voice that is at once urgent and gentle, sultry and soaring.

Dante Palminteri

Growing up between the East and West coasts, American singer- songwriter and actor Dante Palminteri matured his musical styling at an early age, drawing inspiration from John Mayer's lyrical mastery of the human psyche and Ed Sheeran's genre-defying melodies. As a teenager, he took center stage as the lead vocalist of New York-based metal band Kaymus, having learned how to fuse his vibrant sound with the edgier chords of think-outside-the-box bands, Tool and Audioslave. During his time studying songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston, lyrics about teenage angst and high school crushes soon turned into more complex compilations about unrequited love, soul mates lost and found, and life's emotional roller coaster. Bringing together the pop sounds of his musical contemporaries and the hard rock roots of his past, Dante has brought an original vision to his debut EP, “From Me To You.”

Kersi Asare

Kersi Asare is a stand-up comedian and world citizen currently reporting live from Harlem NYC and fully representing African comedic blackness. Born to Ghanaian parents and raised in the suburbs of Philly he likes to think of himself as a proud African-African-American. He's among the contributors in Jon Chattman's Moving Foreword book.

Brittany Brave

Brittany Brave is a NYC-based comedian, actress, writer and host. She possesses 15+ years of theatre and improv experience, having trained and performed at UCB, iO, The Second City, The PIT, Magnet Theatre and more. Currently, she performs improv, along with sketch and stand-up comedy all across the country and produces monthly showcases at The Misfit Hive in Woodside, Queens. She's among the contributors in JonChattman's Moving Foreword book.


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Join us for a night of laughs and great music as author Jon Chattman celebrates the release of his new book Moving Foreword : Real Introductions to Totally Made-Up Books. This anthology celebrates a great foreword without the boring book part with stories by such luminaries as Shirley Manson, Moby, Rainn Wilson, Chazz Palminteri, Jerry Springer, Thomas Lennon and more!

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