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Mary Newland and The Blue Bayou Band

Mary Newland and The Blue Bayou Band

Mary Newland and The Blue Bayou Band

Revisit the musical era of the '70s with Mary Newland and The Blue Bayou Band. This dynamic show takes audiences on a nostalgic journey to an era of simpler times and great musical diversity. This is a show that lives long in the memory. It brings together a group of world-class musicians. Video

Mary Newland

Mary Newland In addition to performing as a lead vocalist, Mary enjoyed a strong career as a well-known back vocalist for major label recording artists such as The Beach Boys on Warner Bros, Saga on Warner Bros and Atlantic Records, Charo on Universal Records, Beth Hart on Atlantic Records.

Along with her partner, Richard Baker, Mary wrote and performed the theme for a syndicated TV series, "Mad Movies with the LA Connection", as well as the episodic musical score.

Mary has been a session vocalist for radio, television, (TV and radio commercials for Washington Mutual Bank), and films such as "Be Cool" MGM, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Vince Vaughn. "Double Down" Lions Gate Entertainment, starring Jason Priestly, in which she performed the lead vocal over the credit crawl. "Groom Lake" Showcase Entertainment, starring William Shatner. "Beneath Loch Ness" Showcase Entertainment, starring Patrick Bergen and Robert Foxworth for which Mary cowrote and performed the featured thematic song, "Cradle of the Deep". ""Dante's View" Showcase Entertainment, starring Grace Zabriske, for which Mary also co-wrote "Wild about Harry" and coached Ms. Zabriske on location.

A longtime desire to pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt, who inspired Mary early in her career, is the genesis for the Blue Bayou Band. A concert band that performs under the musical direction of Richard Baker.

Richard Baker

Richard Baker Richard was an original member of the Gino Vannelli Band for four years, during which time he recorded three Gold albums. He recorded and arranged on the album: "Touch and Gone" with Gary Wright of "Dream Weaver" fame and spent many years in Los Angeles as a session player which included dates for film and television. Richard worked with Leo Sayer "When You Need Me", "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and performed with him on a 14-month World Tour. He then joined the Santana Band and was a member for five years. Richard played, arranged, wrote, toured and co-Produced on two gold and platinum albums, "Shango" and "Zebop". Richard composed the theme song and episodic musical score for the TV series "Mad Movies With The LA Connection" produced by Four Star Productions known for its hit series "The Big Valley".

Richard has composed music for over thirty theatrical films, as well as for TV movies and commercials. In 2000, Richard and his partner, Mary Newland, opened a Music/Post Production Studio "Filmcue" in Los Angeles and provided Post Production services for the TV series "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Invasion", as well as many independent films. In 2006, Richard returned to Canada and has continued to compose music for film, television, and albums for his clients in Canada, the United States (Los Angeles) and Europe.

Mary Newland and The Blue Bayou Band

A MEMORABLE EVENT at The Port Stanley Festival Theatre on Friday April 27, 2018, at 8pm and Saturday April 28, 2018, at 8pm. Reserved seating Adults: $36 (+ HST) For tickets call the Port Stanley Festival Theatre Box Office at 519-782-4353 Toll Free: 1-855-782-4353 or visit www.psft.ca Salute


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