Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS San Rafael Chapter. Competitions run the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Fenix. It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening! If you need to reach us, please email the San Rafael Manager.
Check out the Aug 13th 2013 live stream WCS Competition Playoffs
Judges for February, 2014:
The Kayla Gold Vocal Studio opened in 1994 and has trained countless young singers in developing solid vocal technique and authentic,
expressive performance abilities. The studio focuses on nurturing the profound self-confidence of each performer and their connection
with the song. Kayla is also sought after as a vocal coach for professional singers and actors for vocal development, audition
preparation and vocal coaching in the recording studio. Ms. Gold has been vocal director for theatrical productions for several Marin
theater companies including Theater Artists of Marin, Novato Theater Company, Ross Valley Players, TheaterNow and directed "Bernstein on
Broadway" at Marin Summer Theater in 2009.
An accomplished cabaret artist, Kayla's original one-woman shows were seen throughout the Bay Area. She was a member of College of Marin's
theater improv group, Cannibals at High Tea, and performed for 8 years as one-half of the original Victor Borge-esque musical-comedy duo
"McQuilkin & Goldberg".
Kayla was signed by Rosebud records in Nashville and her original songs have been commissioned by local theatre and cabaret productions.
She co-wrote Trailer Trash: The Musical, a country-rock musical that played to sold-out houses at The Playhouse in San Anselmo in 2004.
Her first children's book, The Case of the Poisoned Lake, features an accompanying CD with original theme song. It was released in June of
2011 and is available on Amazon.
MIKE DUKE, Singer Songwriter, Keyboardist
Mike Duke wrote songs, played keyboard and was a vocalist for Southern Rock Band "Wet Willie". During that time they recorded 8 albums and toured with many major bands:
The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, Foreigner, Areosmith, ZZTop, Bad Company, J. Geils and Bob Segar.
Mike was with Florida rock band "The Outlaws" and was a staff writer for the Welker Group in Hollywood.
1983 Mike had the #10 hit single "I Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do" And in 1984 he had the #4 hit single "Doin' It All For My Baby" both songs with Huey Lewis and the News.
1984-1990, and then again from 1992-1997, Mike toured with Delbert McClinton.
2000-1012 Mike Duke played with The Rancho Nicasio house band, "The Rancho Allstars".
Mike Duke continues to write songs and play at Rancho Nicasio, sitting in with talented folks such as of Elvin Bishop, Ron Thompson and The
Blues Broads; Mike also occasionally performs as "The Two Mikes" with stride piano
player Mike Lipskin ...SONGWRITER COMPETITIONS HELD 3rd TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT:
The Fenix ,
919 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Toll Free: 855.336.4999
Catering & take out orders: 415.813.5461
Sign up at 6:30pm. Event begins at . Digital piano available. Incredible Sound System.
Please make sure that your membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win. RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP
Competitions run from October - August
The PLAYOFFS are held in late August
Playoff Winner has the opportunity to perform at the WCS Grand Finals held in late August
Grand Final Winner has the opportunity to perform at the WCS Annual Music Conference (2nd weekend of September) in front of a house full of industry leaders, friends and family.
$10.00 door fee ($5 for members)
Non-Members may only sign up if there is room after all members have signed up (Please note: Non Members are inelligible to win prizes)
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