Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Singer: LaLa McCallan

Italian diva LaLa McCallan has a vocal range across three octaves. She sings a wide variety of styles: jazz, pop standards -- even opera. In the photo at right, she is performing in "LaLa and All That Jazz."

LaLa has posted video of herself singing Carole King's "Natural Woman" in English and "Casta Diva." You can also watch a brief English language interview with the singer.

According to her website, LaLa moved to London in 1996
to study at Mountview Theater School where he graduated in Musical Theater. After the first professional engagements in Great Britain, Daniel successfully auditioned for a series of revue shows with Royal Caribbean International. In the following years, he moved on to Celebrity Cruises Inc, and travelled through half the planet as lead singer of no less than 14 musical revue shows.
In 2003, she returned to her native Italy and performed in a number of revue shows, three concert series and a touring production of "Jesus Christ Superstar."

As her website proclaims, LaLa has an "endearing self mocking sense of humour" that makes her a prime candidate for The Cover Gurlz. As the photo below reveals, the Diva is also known for her fabulously extravagant wig designs. Find more photos like this on her website gallery:

Friday, August 17, 2007

Singer: Bassem Feghali

Bassem Feghali may be the best female impersonator in the world, but few Americans probably know it because this drag personality performs primarily in the Middle East and mimics beautiful female singers from that region -- including Nancy Ajram and Haifa Wehbe.

Bassem's singing and dancing talent is obvious (just check out the large number of entertaining youtube videos), and the verbal comedic aspects of his act are also said to be first-rate.

Take note: Bassem has imitated Madonna and Shakira and recently made a DVD in Hollywood, so he may be appearing soon on a television near you.

Bassem has a worldwide fan base, but "avoids interviews...he prefers that his talent and performances leave their effects in people's hearts, not what he says about his career."

The singer's website declares that Bassem "is a protector of originality, glamour and comedy...DIVAS are back...everything is possible."

That's the spirit of The Cover Gurlz!

Here's another photo:

Friday, August 10, 2007

Bass player: Teresa Ann Weldon

Teresa Ann Weldon is a bass player sometimes known as "Bitchinmona." On her yahoo website, she includes pictures of herself playing bass -- fronting one of her bands -- on Halloween, 2003. The photo on the right is from that set.

Check out her myspace page for more recent photos.

Teresa Ann describes herself on her livejournal bio:
I'm a musician--I play bass and sing in my band, themiddlefork. I'm an artist (computer graphics, paint). I'm a writer (when the notion hits me). Oh, and I make one fine-ass chick.
On themiddlefork site, she wrote:
"My main goal in any artistic endeavor (say that 3 times fast!) is disturbing humor. I want to make someone laugh and shiver at the same time."
That's the spirit of The Cover Gurlz!

Here's another photo of this multi-talented beauty:

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Drummer: Lilith LaCroix

One potential drummer for The Cover Gurlz is Lilith LaCroix who "has been described as Sheila E meets Priscilla Queen of the Desert - she's New Zealand's own drumming drag queen, and she's loved by all as a national treasure."

Lilith has released a CD called "I Wonder" (pictured at right) and youtube hosts some terrific video of her performing live.

As Lilith has previously explained, a project like The Cover Girls can prove irrisistible: "Drag is like the car accident of performance. No matter how horrific is seems, you have to stop and have a look."

In one interview, Lilith explained the appeal of drag drumming:
“I've always loved female percussionists,” says Farr. “I guess it's got something to do with the underdog thing – that you just never used to see them. Many of my teachers have been female percussionists. There's also something incredibly sexy about women playing percussion
Lilith LaCroix is talented and beautiful, which easily makes her a prospective member of The Cover Gurlz.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Introductory post

This blog is about a band called The Cover Gurlz.

Never heard of them?

Well, that's probably because they do not exist -- at least not yet.

This space will propose the creation of a band called The Cover Gurlz. In all probability, the musicians under consideration will never have met, and may not even have heard of one other. Who knows, it may only exist in cyberspace.

Web surfers can think of this blog as on-line version of one of these television shows that create a new band. The blog will be considering various singers, guitar players, drummers, and so on.

Admittedly, this blog is as much a marketing plan as anything else.

Just like those TV programs.

So, what is the marketing gimmick?

Well, every musician in this band will look like a cover girl -- an attractive model who helps "sell" the idea of the band.

Also, this band will play songs previously made famous by female artists and groups. They'll play "covers."

And finally, the gurlz in the band will themselves be under-cover.

Not just under the cover of makeup or costumes. All the musicians will actually be boys, undercover as gurlz.