Sep 30 2012

the wedding singer.

Guys.  I can’t imagine many things cooler than getting to sing jazz, wear a dress like this…and get paid for it.

Last night Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys had their first wedding gig.  I was pretty stoked.  It was a small wedding in an old retro hall outside of town.  As I was driving out, I passed an old gas station and convenience store (that look like that haven’t been updated since 1948) and felt a little like I went through a time warp.  And with our band playing music no older than 1960 (and looking the part too), I hoped the guests also felt like they went through a time warp. ;)

We got a lot of really good feedback from the wedding guests, but more importantly the bride and groom were over the moon delighted with us which, of course, is all that really matters in the end.

Seriously though…I can’t even believe I’m lucky enough to get paid to sing jazz to people.  It’s beyond cool.  I should also mention (speaking of beyond cool) that our band was recently competed with the addition of our stand up bass player, the super talented Mr. Brent Friesen.

Not to brag (ok…actually I’m totally bragging)  but the band is a total class act.  If you know someone getting married (or if you are getting married) I (and the rest of the band) would be tickled pink to play music at your event.  If you want more info, give us a shout at Or take a listen to the tracks we have up online on our (very bare looking) website:

PS: I have officially fallen in love with this dress.  Oh. My.  Last night when I came home from the show I was about ready to collapse into bed and I thought…”Must. Photograph. Dress.”  So I pretended to look awake while I posed for the camera.  I need more occasions to wear this thing.  Can someone invite me to a fancy party?


Jul 2 2012

thanks for a great evening!

Oh hi!

Just dropping in to say our show on Saturday was so fabulous and fun, and to thank everyone for coming out!  Singing jazz standards is fun anytime, but it’s even more fun when there’s a packed house listening. :)

So thank-you thank-you thank-you for the swell evening!

…And be on the lookout;  we have more shows coming up and I may just pull out my ukulele!  You never know…. :)


Jul 27 2010

Day Two. Day TV.

Oh dear.  This is embarrassing.  A few days ago Dave expressed interest in buying a cheap used TV so that he could play his old N64.  We don’t have a TV at our house, as we have always found having cable is a waste of time.  I also HATE the look of televisions.  They seem to me to be a brilliant way to destroy the look of a room.  So I told dave, “You may have a TV.  As long as it fits in the closet.”  So we searched “TV” on craigslist (in the free section).  A few old small TV’s popped up.  And then…there was this one.  ”Free 50″ TV.  On/off Switch a bit finicky.  Everything else works beautifully.”  Dave then proceeded to measure the closet in my studio.  It fits. *barely*.  And Dave’s heart was then set.
Leave it up to my husband to find the biggest possible TV within allowance.  We now have a bigger TV than I ever imagined would enter my home.  But as long as I can cover it up, I’m happy.