Monday, May 04, 2009

In New York City on Saturday?***

CD Release Party -
Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak
The Theatrical Experience of C T T H!

Saturday, May 9, 2009
9:30pm - 11:00pm
45 Bleecker Street Theater, Downstairs
45 Bleecker St.., off Lafayette Street
East New York, NY


Contact: John Lacy (212) 475-2504

Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak – CD Release Event!

(New York, NY) May 9, 2009 – This show has been going gangbusters all over New York City, with a hotly anticipated release on Triple R Records ( scheduled for May 9, 2009, at 45 Bleecker Street Theater (downstairs), at 9:30 PM - doors open at 9:00 PM, with general admission seating.

This CD release party will be unlike any Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak show you've seen before. A not-to-be-missed unique, intimate theatrical event, featuring a bit of comic stand up, some tragic stories, a few fantastic songs from the new CD (including new material), and of course - a little interpretative dance.

Just print out and bring in the coupon from the Comic Tales website for a special $10 ticket - that's half off the normal price!

“Lunacy? Spectacle? And music, too?” Rene Chun, New York Times

“The best show I’ve seen in months.” Dan Aquilante, New York Post

Comic Tales’ lead singer, songwriter, and trumpeter Robert Whaley previously fronted NYC rock legends, The Niagaras. With a penchant for interpretive dancing on tabletops and hilariously satirical rants on a broken childhood, Whaley electrified national audiences with appearances on Good Morning America, the Oxygen network, and Fox. The Niagaras were a hugely popular staple of the Manhattan scene for nearly two decades, attracting celebrities, controversy, and packed houses along the way.

Seeking a return to the R&B roots that got him into music in the first place, and informed by an almost pathological aversion to anything post-1974, Whaley joined forces with pianist and arranger Aaron Wyanski, industry veteran Michael “Miguelito” LaMorté (Mini-King, Grupo Miguelito) on bass, and longtime Niagaras drummer Dylan Wissing (Johnny Socko, Novel) to craft an organic, literate, deeply-grooving collection of semi-autobiographical songs.

Written in a tiny studio filled to bursting-with-20th Century literature, and inspired by a massive collection of obscure vinyl, Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak have managed to create a sound and a show which is both timeless and cutting-edge. The sweat-drenched performances along with the rapidly-disappearing ability to deeply engage and entertain a crowd really leave a lasting impression. Sounds like hype, until you experience it in person.

More information, with sound files, video, and photographs can be found on:

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HERE'S WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak:

"It was a performance Jim Morrison would have loved. Lunacy? Spectacle? And music too??"
Rene Chun, New York Times

"...the best show I've seen in months. It was a fit of deliberate performance that riveted every eye..."
Dan Aquilante, New York Post

"...A high-turbo blend of manic songs and clever and whacked out improv. Robert Whaley should be a Ritalin poster boy. And I mean that admiringly."
Cynthia True, Time Out New York

"Sharp dressed showmanship and sharp witted pop."
New Yorker Magazine

"It's painfully obvious why Robert Whaley is part of one of New York's longest-running acts. His songs are odd hybrids of Beatles-esque melodies and Zappa-esque rhythms."
Dawn Eden, New York Press

"Singer/cornetist/clown prince Robert Whaley tosses Bowie/Morrissey and Quentin Crisp into a Ventures blender, adds a dash of grenadine, a splash of mescaline, hits ultra-whip and splurt! It's all over the ceiling."
Steve Santos, Alternative Press

"Musicians can get by on mere talent. But beauty turns talent into a luxury. Comic Tales is a handsome quartet who dress like Harry Connick Jr. and sound like a cross between Leonard Cohen and David Byrne."
Rob Kemp, Musician Magazine

"Stars fall for these guys."
Candace Busnell (creator, Sex and the City), Vogue Magazine

***I know this was sort of a cheat of a post.... but I do love these guys and since they'd already prepared this information, who am I to change it? (oh my god am I lazy or what????)

1 comment:

Salty Miss Jill said...

Damn, I wish I could go!
Have a blast, darling!