Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Greetings, 

Mo E All-Stars and CocoSoul are still glowing from a great show at the Prince Tribute at the Gramophone. Thanks to all who attended! 

Busy month ahead for Mo Egeston Music.  As always you can find more info at the following locations:


Wednesday April 30 - Coco & Mo Live @ Element Lounge-7P
Lafayette Square St. Louis- CocoSoul and Mo Egeston perform their unique blend of soul, house, downtempo, disco and nu jazz taking you from chilled out grooves to the sounds of the get down.

Saturday May 3- Little Dixie House Concerts- Brothers Lazaroff
Bros Laz return to play a really cool series in Columbia, MO


Friday May 9- Food Truck Friday Brothers Lazaroff
5P Tower Grove Park

Saturday May 10-
Mo Egeston Solo Piano
@ Listen To Your Mother.
Solo piano sets 30 minutes prior to the 10AM and 2PM shows



Thursday May 15- KDHX's Midwest Mayhem with Mario Pascal
9PM

Saturday May 31- Brothers Lazaroff @ Benton Park Music Series

Friday June 6- Coco & Mo @ Food Wine and Design- Lumen Event Space

Studio:
  • Jingo added some nice percussion parts to a couple of Mo E demo tracks. The latest edits will be posted at Reverbnation this weekend.
  • Brothers Lazaroff just released a limited edition single (Ain't Gonna Let You In) for Record Store Day and we're already busy working on the next album.
Mo Egeston Piano Studio:
  • Recitals are in June for students at Teiepen and the downtown studio. 
  • Coming soon for summer 2014- piano lessons via Skype.  Contact Mo Egeston directly for lessons inquiries.  

Thanks for supporting live and local music!
Maurice "Mo" Egeston





Monday, April 7, 2014

Mo Egeston Music Update- Coco & Mo the Lounge Sessions @ Element

Greetings,

Coming Soon in Mo Egeston Music land:

This week Coco & Mo will continue their one month residency at the new Lafayette Square restaurant and lounge Element.  Coco & Mo features vocals by CocoSoul with Mo Egeston on keys and beats.  The set will include lounge style house, soul, disco and nu jazz.  The 3rd Floor lounge is easily one of the nicest lounges in the city.  A great spot to chill and enjoy some deep grooves.
Coco & Mo @ Hard Rock Cafe

Coco & Mo: the Lounge Sessions (follow the link for the Facebook event)
Wednesdays in April
7-10
Element- 1419 Carroll St  63104
www.elementstl.com/
  
Speaking of CocoSoul, I'm very excited to share the news that Coco won the St. Louis portion of the Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands "Hard Rock Rising".   This competition features her performing her original music with an all-star band that includes one of my favorite drummers Jason "Dirty Lynt" Moore, Ramon White on bass, Wade Long on keys and Ife Jacobs on backing vocals.

Working musicians don't have the opportunity to focus on original music as much as we'd like so this is definitely great recognition of Coco's talent and creativity.  Stay tuned for information on the online voting stage which is coming soon.

On April 19 Mo E All-Stars featuring CocoSoul return to the stage to tribute the one and only Prince!  The lineup features some of St. Louis' finest including Steve Ewing (of the Urge), Donald Williams's band Superhero Killer, Theresa Payne (a recent competitor on the Voice), Ransom Note and the All-Stars featuring CocoSoul.  It all goes down at the Gramophone at 9 PM.  All-Stars take the stage at 10P sharp so don't be late!

#ROCKCULTURE: A Tribute to Prince with Mo E All-Stars featuring CocoSoul, Ransom Note,  Steve Ewing Band, Superhero Killer and Theresa Payne.
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1bMHZy1
Gramophone 4243 Manchester 63110
Saturday, April 19 
 Doors: 8 Show: 9
#rockculture is a tribute series honoring musicians who have set fashion trends and built a culture around their music featuring local artists produced by Brainchild Events.

Earlier that day Brothers Lazaroff will be at Vintage Vinyl for record store day at 3:30P.  Definitely a big day of great music!

Studio Stuff:
In progress
the All-Stars Sessions featuring orginals by Mo E with guest spots by members of the All-Stars, CocoSoul, Thelonius Kryptonite and more.
Lovely Day Remix featuring CocoSoul
Coco & Mo EP- (planning stages)

You can always hear studio sketches of Mo Egeston original music on Reverbnation 
www.reverbnation.com/moegeston  Members of the email list will also recieve free downloads when available.  The current free download is a live performance of 806 State from last years Chevy Music Showcase featuring Grover Stewart on drums and Duane "Jingo" Williams on percussion.

Info Pages- find info and help support Mo Egeston and friends at the following websites:
Official Mo E Webpage www.moegeston.com

Mo Egeston Music on Facebook www.facebook.com/MoEgestonMusician
MoEAllStars on Facebook www.facebook.com/MoEAllStars
Mo Egeston Piano Studio www.facebook.com/EgestonPianoStudio
Coco & Mo on Facebook- www.facebook.com/SoulAllianceSTL

Thanks for supporting local music!
Maurice "Mo" Egeston
Pianist-Producer-Educator





 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Elizabeth McQueen Meet Brothers Lazaroff


Elizabeth McQueen and Brothers Lazaroff want to make an EP together, 
and they'd like you to be a part of it.
    Elizabeth McQueen and Brothers Lazaroff have been playing music together for so long that we've become as close as family. Now, we'd like you to become part of that family. We'd like to invite you to join us as we embark on a new project. Laugh with us as we make mistakes.  See how the studio process works. Watch us as we make decisions not just about the music, but about the visual and video aspects of the project.  Explore with us as we navigate making music together while living 800 miles apart.
    In 2008, Elizabeth put out "The Laziest Girl in Town." In January 2012, Brothers Lazaroff remixed two songs, just to see how it went.
    It went really well.

    So well in fact that we want to finish the project. Our goal is to make a 5 song EP, although if we exceed our funding goal we'd love to do more songs.  The dollar amount we've put together covers the recording, mixing, and mastering costs for the project. It also covers the production costs for CD and Vinyl copies, as well as promotional costs for the project.
    Though we call these remixes, they're actually more like reworkings of the songs.  We take the original tracks and build upon them, often rewriting and re-recording a large part of the instrumentation. It's a pretty involved process, but one that has produced work we're all incredibly proud of.  You can here the first two songs we recorded here:

    http://laziestremix.bandcamp.com

    But we want more than just your help in paying for the costs of the project.  The seismic shifts of the digital age have changed the mandate for musicians. It's no longer about us creating in secret, and then releasing our work for the sole purpose of selling it.  Now we can involve anyone who wants to be in the creative process. We can give you insight into the collaboration involved in pre-production and the sometimes nerve wracking always rewarding recording process through video updates and blog posts. You can watch as we discover the depth and breath of how we want the record to sound and look.  We'll even let you know how we're navigating this Kickstarter campaign, which is new for all of us.  We get to communicate directly to you which means we get to create a community around a project, rather than just trying to generate a buzz. 

    Plus you get the music and, depending on what level you choose to pledge at, a customized  voicemail greeting and/or limited edition T-shirts and/or limited edition screen print posters. Maybe even a house concert! 

    It's exciting. And we can't wait to get started!

    We hope you'll join us and hope you'll celebrate the fact that now we can do more with music than we ever could before.

    Let's make something together.

    Thursday, March 29, 2012

    Greetings,
    Hard to believe we're at the end of the month again but that means the Mo E All-Stars will be taking the stage at Lola which is always a good thing.  This Saturday March 31 we'll be on at 9 PM opening up for a diverse bill of artists that includes Hawthorne Headhunters, Def Sound and the headliner J*Davey.

    Check out Lola's website for more info. welovelola.com

    The week got off to a great start with the Mo E All-Stars 3 at the Delmar Lounge. The Delmar is changing some things around which means we got to stretch out and play the late set. Drummer Grover Stewart and percussionist Duane Williams killed it!  Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts it looks like we won't be doing an April show.  But we'll definitely be back in May with our own special blend of House, Soul, Latin and Nu Jazz.

    Here's a clip or click the link if you get this in an email.  Many thanks to everyone who came out and supported the All-Stars groove.



    Switching hats for a minute, this week also marks the beginning of solo and ensemble and recital season.  As usual I'll be accompanying the orchestra students from Ladue Middle School.   Following that violinist Twinda Murry and I will hold  our next student recital at Steinway Piano Gallery on May 1.  This year I'm also excited to accompany the violin and voice students from Teipen Performing Arts for our Spring Recital on May 20.

    I joined mezzo-soprano/violinist Nora Teipen, pianist George Tesson and guitarist Deyan Bratic (all Teipen teachers) this past week for a special 2nd grade classroom visit at Conway Elementary. We talked about our careers in music and did quick demonstrations of our instruments and various styles of music. The kids got to hear opera, finger style guitar, jazz and even a little Charlie Brown music (Guaraldi) and we had a great time doing it.  Nice to have such a curious and appreciative audience! We definitely will do that again.

    Returning to club land...

    I'll be doing a couple of shows in early to mid April at Lola during the dinner hour.  One date is to be confirmed but Thursday April 19 is on the books as a part of the all new Downtown STL Art Walk.  Dates and times will be confirmed by the next update.

    Of course the big news in April is Brothers Lazaroff's CD release weekend April 20-22.   Coming off another fun SXSW we're looking forward to a weekend that showcases all sides of the band.  Friday its the Gramophone with the Feed and Cree Rider and Saturday we're unplugged at the Focal Point with special guests CocoSoul and James Stone Goodman.

    The weekend closes with a return to Sunday Brunch at Lola also featuring JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound.  The new release "Science Won" is already getting some spins on KDHX....official promotions are on the way.

    Coming Soon...

    April 27- 1904 Steakhouse (River City) with CocoSoul
    April 28 @ Lola with Mark DeClive Lowe

    Thanks for reading.  Hope to see you at a show soon!

    Maurice "Mo" Egeston
    Pianist-Educator-Band Leader- Music Creator
    moegeston.com
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