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.