Come and get lei'd with the Outrageous8! Saturday May 25! Myrtle Tree Wine Bar, Monrovia

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Upcoming events, fun stuff, reviews and prizes!

Hello Outrageous8'ers!  A quick update to let you know about a few things coming up!  Don't worry, we'll keep it brief.

This week! Saturday May 25 we're back at Myrtle Tree Wine Bar in Monrovia.  NO COVER but we do need you to reserve online or call (626) 386 5024.  We promise this is going to be a fun night.  Click HERE to reserve online.  Wear your best Hawaiian / Resort wear outfit and you could win a prize!  Everyone attending will also 'get Lei'd' ......  !!  Complimentary Lei's handed out upon arrival.  It's vacation time...join us as we travel the world through music.

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Get Lei’d and win!

Wear your best Hawaiian or Resort wear this Saturday and you could win a prize! Everyone gets a Lei!

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Vacation Time!

See you this Saturday at Myrtle Tree Cafe and Wine Bar in the heart of Monrovia! Call to reserve!


In our next blog, we’ll reveal an exciting radio airplay session for Angela and the Outrageous8, as well as a glowing review for her CD ‘ For Your Listening Pleasure’ out now and available to purchase online at www.angelamaeoneill.com.

Stay tune for more exciting stuff!

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Vacation Time with Angela O'Neill and the Outrageous8

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May 25 we’re back at the Myrtle Tree Cafe in Monrovia.

It’s that time of the year when everyone is starting to talk about and plan their vacations so we thought we should do a show that is all about travelling and visiting family. and friends.

So while everyone is planning their vacations, come and dream about them with us, through music.

It’s going to be a little sentimental, with trips to New York, and ocean voyages and trips to the sea and fun times in London and Paris and a lot fun spots in Europe!!

So you see, we’ll be jet setting around the world from Myrtle Tree Cafe.

We hope you’ll come travel and dream with us and enjoy some of the fine food and wines.

This is a no cover event, but we do ask that you reserve. We want to make sure you get a good seat!

Click here to go to our event and reserve your seat.

Angela and the Outrageous8!

Live on Sleepless in Study City + Special Guest Announcements!

Hi Everyone!

In this issue:

  • Valentine’s Day

  • Sleepless in Studio City - Dr Debzz live interview with Angela

  • Valentine’s day show Friday Feb 15 - Reserve your seat! Get your tickets here

Valentine’s Day: Sending out the love to everyone on this special day and hoping you all get to experience some love in its many facets, be it a lover, family, friends, pets….there are many different types of love, so we hope you can share it around today and every day.

Sleepless in Studio City: We’ve been sharing the love with Dr Debzz and her American Hearts radio show Sleepless in Studio City, where Angela was recently interviewed live.

Here’s what Dr Debzz said about Angela and the Outrageous8. Click here to listen to the live interview.

Featured Artist:
Angela O’Neill, talented vocalist and band leader for the Outrageous8 (an eight piece little big band), in a live phone interview, candidly reveals the meaning of music in her life, advice for aspiring artists, what she feels is the key to finding and keeping love, and much much more.

Angela performs George and Ira Gershwin's prestigious tune, S'Wonderful, accompanied by accomplished musicians each renowned in their own right: Harry Smallenburg, arranger/trombone; Sam Morgan, tenor/musical director; Ron Cyger, alto/soprano sax; Richard Walker, baritone/flute; Paul Litteral, trumpet; Michael Rosen, drums/recording engineer/producer; Gary Lenk, bass; Dan West, arranger/keyboards; Al Timss, vocals/sound and light engineer.

Catch Angela and the Outrageous8 LIVE in a special Valentine's Day show on Friday, February 15th, at the VFW Hall, 1006 W. Magnolia, Burbank. To save a table as opposed to sitting at the bar, get tix at www.angelamaeoneill.com. Listeners can receive a free download of her ‘Live at the VFW’ digital album at www.angelamaeoneill.com/about/liveatthevfw

Check out Dr Debzz on facebook at Sleepless in Studio City!

Valentine’s Day show: We hope you’ll join us this Friday Feb 15th at the Burbank VFW for our special Valentine’s Day show ‘Music for Lovers’ with special guest appearances.

We also welcome Alexa and her husband, the instagram competition winners!

Don’t forget to follow us on social media!

DrDebzz Call-in Advice Talk Show "Sleepless in Studio City" Airs Nightly Sun-Fri 9pm PT / midnight ET with new episodes Sat 9pm & midnight PT / midnight & 3am ET at  AmericanHeartsRadio.com.   Yes it's based on the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan classic rom-com "Sleepless in Seattle."  Celebrated columnist, lauded life coach, skilled family mediator, DrDebzz offers heartfelt help, inspiration, positivity, a nurturing spirit, and transformative tools.  DrDebzz has been deemed “The new relationship GURU…a West Coast Dr. Laura and East Coast Carrie Bradshaw!” Fans describe her as a “soulful gifted fun impressive” radio personality; with a “captive confident soothing melodious and simply lovely voice;” an “alluring way of telling her-story;” so "spiritually alive and giving LOVE to humanity.”  Phone Life Coaching Sessions are available 24/7. Set up a Complimentary Consultation at 818-753-8898;  allthatdezz.webs.com ; or sleeplessinstudiocity@gmail.com

DrDebzz Call-in Advice Talk Show "Sleepless in Studio City" Airs Nightly Sun-Fri 9pm PT / midnight ET with new episodes Sat 9pm & midnight PT / midnight & 3am ET at AmericanHeartsRadio.com.

Yes it's based on the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan classic rom-com "Sleepless in Seattle."

Celebrated columnist, lauded life coach, skilled family mediator, DrDebzz offers heartfelt help, inspiration, positivity, a nurturing spirit, and transformative tools.

DrDebzz has been deemed “The new relationship GURU…a West Coast Dr. Laura and East Coast Carrie Bradshaw!” Fans describe her as a “soulful gifted fun impressive” radio personality; with a “captive confident soothing melodious and simply lovely voice;” an “alluring way of telling her-story;” so "spiritually alive and giving LOVE to humanity.”

Phone Life Coaching Sessions are available 24/7. Set up a Complimentary Consultation at 818-753-8898; allthatdezz.webs.com; or sleeplessinstudiocity@gmail.com

Friday Feb 15 - Valentine’s Day Show at the Burbank VFW.    Special Guests: Judy Barat - renowned Los Angeles poet, Antonio Saviour - great cousin of Nat King Cole, Kathryn Hopkins - LA based singer/songwriter from downunder.

Friday Feb 15 - Valentine’s Day Show at the Burbank VFW.

Special Guests: Judy Barat - renowned Los Angeles poet, Antonio Saviour - great cousin of Nat King Cole, Kathryn Hopkins - LA based singer/songwriter from downunder.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Angela and the Outrageous8

Season of Swing

On December 14th, 2018 Angela O’Neill and the Outrageous8 hosted their Holiday Show at their home base in Burbank, California.

Our thanks to Greg Simay of MyBurbank for his review of our Preview Night below. Greg and his wife were our guests at our preview night, where we invited a few special guests to come and be the first to see our Holiday Show.

MAKING THE SEASON SWING THIS FRIDAY

“Angela O’Neill and The Outrageous 8 will make VFW Ship 8310 swing and sing this Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m.  As revealed by their Wednesday night rehearsal, they’ll be greeting the season with classic holiday tunes and perennial American songbook favorites, all set to the rhythms of rejoicing.  Arranger Harry Smallenburg has made even the most familiar Christmas chestnuts as crunchy as fresh fallen snow.

Along with the solo turns, band leader and mezzo chanteuse O’Neill will keep our feet tapping as will noted singer Al Timss , who’ll be sharing the mike with her.  

People familiar with the LA music scene already know that The Outrageous 8 is outrageously talented, given the A-level roster:

Richard Walker – baritone sax, flute

Ron Cyger – alto sax, clarinet

Sam Morgan – tenor sax

Harry Smallenburg – trombone, vibes

“Hollywood” Paul Litteral – trumpet

Gary Leng – bass

Hank Mehren – keyboard

Michael Rosen - drums

Friday night’s audience can look forward to being outrageously entertained.

Major kudos go to O’Neill for promoting and putting together a fantastic band, as well as producing the shows celebrating the tunes that have stood the test of time.

$20 at the door.  VFW Ship 8310 is at 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, a few blocks west of Victory Blvd.  For more information, visit www.angelamaeoneill.com or call 818.606.2420.


Special Guest - Nat King Cole's great cousin to join us Jan 18!

Reserve online here. Tickets are $20 payable at the door on the night, but we do need you to reserve ahead.

Click here to see a little of Antonio at rehearsal on our instagram page.

We hope to see you at the Gardenia this Friday Jan 18. Thank you for supporting live music.

The Outrageous8.

We are super excited to announce that Antonio Saviour, great cousin to Nat King Cole is joining us for a performance at our show this Friday January 18 at the Gardenia Supper Club in West Hollywood.

Antonio has a silky smooth voice and when you hear him sing, you can hear his family roots coming through. He does sound like his great uncle Nat King Cole.

Come and hear Antonio and meet him at this intimate venue and hear his stories about how the family would gather around the piano in song. He’ll also be doing a duet with New Zealand jazz singer Kathryn Hopkins.

Happy New Year 2019 from Angela and the Outrageous8

Angela and da boyz !

Angela and da boyz !

Angela and the Outrageous8 - Join us for the Nat King Cole Tribute - January 18 at the Gardenia.

Angela and the Outrageous8 - Join us for the Nat King Cole Tribute - January 18 at the Gardenia.

Special thanks to Julie Hewett for Makeup and Cindy Wright for Hair.

Special thanks to Julie Hewett for Makeup and Cindy Wright for Hair.

Dear Outrageous8’ers,

Angela and the Outrageous8 New Year’s Eve collage.

Angela and the Outrageous8 New Year’s Eve collage.

Happy New Year!!

Here we all are, on the other side of Christmas and kicking off the new year - 2019!

We hope you had a good time whatever you were doing over the holidays with family and friends. We’ve been having some chilly nights and are definitely into our winter weather. Nothing like getting cozy and roasting some marshmallows.

Big shout out to all that came to our Christmas Show!!! We had a full room at the VFW and everyone had a blast. We do love to get our crowd swingin! The free download of our digital album just released in time for Christmas is now available on our website. Click here.

Continuing in the holiday spirit, Angela and the Outrageous8 played for a special New Year’s Eve event in Los Angeles.

A very special SHOUT OUT to Julie Hewett of www.juliehewettla.com for Makeup and Cindy Wright of Coif Salon in Studio City for Hair. Both these ladies are incredibly talented at what they do and have impressive careers thus far.

We’re back to rehearsing and preparing for our first show of the year at the Gardenia Supper Club January 18.

Nat King Cole touched the lives of many and his music spans across multiple generations. If you like the music of Nat King Cole, this show is for you! It’s our Nat King Cole tribute show. Being big fans of his music, we are doing a tribute show in honor of the music he created. For those that came to our last tribute show, this is a new set including new arrangements by Harry Smallenburg.

“I like him because he was a success and still stood up for what he believed in” says Angela. 

Al Timss will be joining Angela O’Neill on vocals, singing songs like Unforgettable, Paper Moon, The Nearness of You and When Sunny Gets Blue.

Tickets $20 at the door. Reservations required.

We hope you’ll join us for our first show for 2019 at The Gardenia and Angela and da boyz, look forward to swingin you throughout 2019.

As always, our thanks to Al Timss for lighting and audio and all those that work behind the scenes to make our shows possible. A lot of work goes into each show, with rehearsing and logistics to make it come together for a smooth and enjoyable experience to our audience, so we are very grateful to the whole team!

Angela and The Outrageous8

Dec 14 Preview Night - Another glowing review

Vocalists Al Timss and Angela O’Neill warm the crowd with their duet “Love Being Here With You”

Vocalists Al Timss and Angela O’Neill warm the crowd with their duet “Love Being Here With You”

We are delighted to have another fabulous review come in today from our Preview Night last night for our upcoming Dec 14th Holiday Show at the VFW Burbank.

WE HAD A BLAST LAST NIGHT!

At Angela O’Neill’s “technical-rehearsal” for her holiday show being performed tomorrow the 14th at the VFW- the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall located at 1006 Magnolia Blvd in Burbank. So much fun! All I can say is GET YOUR TICKETS and GO ENJOY yourselves! We thank her for graciously and generously inviting us to come sit in. She treated me at their bar, to a peppermint martini..yumm. Angela surrounded herself with powerhouse musicians and great guest vocalists. I think of Angela as a cross between a jazz diva and a Broadway theatre star. Her polished professionalism gives her a unique stage-presence and a total command of her domain. She lives to sing and perform and she conveys that. With energy, power and grace, she and her band treat us all to favorite Christmas classics and to standards from the Great American Songbook such as “S’Wonderful” and “Summertime.” The musicians are all excellent and I especially liked the trombone playing and arrangements of Harry Smallenberg and the sax of Jay Stolmack. Al Timss.. a vocalist from Latvia was great fun and Kat Hopkins, as always was great joining the vocal trio on a rousing “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree!” A very memorable evening of GREAT MUSIC EXPLODING in that intimate space!

Angela says “My father is a Navy Veteran and so I'm very grateful to contribute to the "Veterans of Foreign wars" entertainment docket.”

There are 8 members to the band... Founding member and Musical Director Sam Morgan is an outstanding soloist on the Tenor and he has such energy that he makes it soo much fun to do music. Michael Rosen, a fantastic drummer and he also produces and masters our recorded music, Harry Smallenburg plays trombone and also does the vast majority of the one of a kind Octet arrangements that are done only for our band. Paul Litteral on trumpet. he has an incredible resume' as a player having played with Ray Charles, James Brown, Sammy Davis, and many more. Stand up bass Player, Phil Romo is a musician, artist and educator. Hank Mehren..is on the piano, Ron Cyger plays some fantastic , heart wrenching solos on his alto and soprano sax. the room is hushed when Ron plays with such heart and soul. Richard Walker plays such a beautiful, and skilled flute player and then can pick up the Bari sax and holds down the low end.

And finally, our very special guest male vocalist, Al Timss. Born and raised in Latvia.

Our thanks to Joel Rothberg

Angela O’Neill and The Outrageous8

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The Outrageous8 Holiday Show Preview Night - Review

Angela O’Neill, Al Timss and The Outrageous8

Angela O’Neill, Al Timss and The Outrageous8

MAKING THE SEASON SWING THIS FRIDAY

Angela O’Neill and The Outrageous 8 will make VFW Ship 8310 swing and sing this Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m.  As revealed by their Wednesday night rehearsal, they’ll be greeting the season with classic holiday tunes and perennial American songbook favorites, all set to the rhythms of rejoicing.  Arranger Harry Smallenburg has made even the most familiar Christmas chestnuts as crunchy as fresh fallen snow.

Along with the solo turns, band leader and mezzo chanteuse O’Neill will keep our feet tapping as will noted singer Al Timss , who’ll be sharing the mike with her. 

People familiar with the LA music scene already know that The Outrageous 8 is outrageously talented, given the A-level roster:

Richard Walker – baritone sax, flute

Ron Cyger – alto sax, clarinet

Sam Morgan – tenor sax

Harry Smallenburg – trombone, vibes

“Hollywood” Paul Litteral – trumpet

Gary Leng – bass

Hank Mehren – keyboard

Michael Rosen - drums

Friday night’s audience can look forward to being outrageously entertained.

Major kudos go to O’Neill for promoting and putting together a fantastic band, as well as producing the shows celebrating the tunes that have stood the test of time.

$20 at the door.  VFW Ship 8310 is at 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank, a few blocks west of Victory Blvd.  For more information, visit www.angelamaeoneill.com or call 818.606.2420.

Our thanks to Greg Simay from Burbank.com for coming to our preview night and for his wonderful review of our Holiday Show for Dec 14th, 2018 at the Burbank VFW.

A special thanks to Al Timss, not just for his smooth vocals and personality, but for all his work at every show, to ensure we have great audio and lighting setup.

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The Outrageous8

Live at the Burbank VFW Dec 14th, Holiday Show