We’re featured guests in a musical – who’d have thought?

Yep – the remaining members of King’s Post (Eric, Jennifer, Jordan, and Richard) have a guest spot in New River Stage’s musical production of “The Kinds Left, The Dog Died, Now What?”  at the Warm Hearth Village Center Theater.  Come out to see a zany version of what happens when you become a person “of a certain age,” including wrestling with new technology, dating again, and the first appearance of AARP-mail in your postbox.  Last Sunday sold out and then some, so get your tickets soon!kids left

Aaaand – maybe next year

Well, due to the unavailability of two group members, we had to miss the chance to sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting this year. But that’s ok – it just gives us more time to prep for next year. 🙂 We did have the chance to do a bit of caroling at Blacksburg Public Library last night after the town tree lighting.

In the meantime, we’ve finally posted some video from our gig in Smith Mountain Lake this fall,  plus our audition video for the tree lighting.  Enjoy!

Jingle, jingle, jingle

We’re charging forward into preparations for the holiday season, and this is a Very Good Thing since we’ve just been invited to sing in the pre-show for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree Lighting!

Our fearless mezzo/alto Christine has been shipped off for a few weeks (minimum) to train for her day job, so KP is currently a five voice group. We’re still looking for more people to join our merry band – especially high tenors, altos, and VPs – but in the meantime the five of us are having fun re-arranging music on the fly and pulling together our next round of tunes.

Speaking of tunes, keep an eye out on our YouTube page for video from our September gig at Smith Mountain Lake and other events.

Thank you SML!

Arrrr, uh that is, our gig at Smith Mountain Lake was a great success! Thanks to the SML Arts Council for having us, Pitches Be Crazy and Uncommon for coming out to play, and Bart and Marlene for their grand hospitality. Songs were sung, laughs were had, and it ended too soon, pix are still forthcoming, but now it’s off to prep our holiday music.

School’s out for summer!

And so are we, for a few weeks. Thanks to the hearty souls who came out to out last pre-break show at the Christiansburg Public Library – you were a small but mighty audience.

However, not to be deterred by mere miles apart, we’re rehearsing virtually. Sort of. In theory. It’ll be new and different, right? And we’ll all come back with our parts learned and memorized. 🙂

Happy Summer wherever you are!

Springing forward

We’re happy to say that we’ve got several local gigs in the offing, including shows at a new Senior Living facility and as the host of open mic events at the public library.

New events mean new music, so we’ve been working away to grow our repertoire over the last couple of months.  Know any songs about books, geeks/geeking, random pop culture?  We’re always open to suggestion.

Coming out swinging, er, singing

We’ve been working away, building repertoire, skills, and group dynamic.  (It’s hard to remember sometimes that we’ve really only been singing together since last October AND we took a month off in the middle.)  Got some great feedback from the Sweeps judges on our performance, which we’re using as guidelines for what to keep and what to tweak.

Along the way, we’ve started taping bits of rehearsal, like this clip Jordan grabbed during a run-through of our Pirates number.

In the works –  our first “real” music video, recurring shows at the new local retirement home, a gig at the public library, some pick-up performances around town, that potential big shindig around the end of the year, plus just mayyybe working something up for a certain wedding that’s coming up.