In her formative years, Marilyn sang and danced her heart out in musical theater productions, including lead roles in Oliver, The Boy Friend, and Guys and Dolls. After years of doing song and dance in corporate boardrooms, Marilyn has returned to the stage, this time singing in more intimate settings. In addition to regular appearances in clubs in the Boston area, she has performed her solo show, On The Stoop, at Somerville’s Johnny D’s and has co-starred in a two woman show, As You Are. More recently, she performed in Gordon Michael’s A Soulful Christmas in Harvard Square and Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke at the Somerville Armory.
Catharine was given her first guitar in Richmond VA at the age of 12, a $30 bright red beauty; started stacking 3 part harmonies on her father’s primitive reel to reel tape recorder and was hooked. She was the harmony voice on Patty Larkin’s first few albums on Rounder Records and on the more recent release “25”. Her voice has been a welcome one in many Boston bands, including her own.
The Boston Globe has described her as “juggling a sophisticated batch of different styles both as a singer and a songwriter…with a voice that starts with jazz/pop and moves into the yearning tone of country… and turns neatly into a soft ballad” Her voice is “honeyed…”unfaltering”…” with a blues rock wallop”.
Catharine David with Dennis Brennan and Jim Gambino:
With her “smoky and warm voice…like butterscotch,” Pamela has entertained audiences at Ryles Jazz Club, The Boston Center for the Arts, The Lyric Stage, and the Blacksmith House. Pamela’s lifelong love of the Great American Popular Song has always been part of her day-to-day joy she shares both in cabaret appearances and through her solo discs. The first, Torch Songs and Other Hot Numbers, was recorded during her premiere, sold-out one-woman show. Tales From the Couch (2003) reflects Pamela’s “other” career as a Ph.D. in psychology.
Vocalist Debbie Lane has explored many music genres including jazz, pop, R&B and country. Her eclectic repertoire reflects her musical background performing in bands in the Boston area. Debbie has studied voice with Rebecca Parris and Celia Slattery and participated in the Stanford Jazz Workshop led by Madeline Eastman and Dena DeRose. In 2016, Debbie participated in the Samba Meets Jazz Workshop led by Nilson Matta. She has performed in such Boston-area venues as Ryles Jazz Club, Scullers, the Lilypad, Thelonious Monkfish Restaurant and Somerville Arts at the Armory, where she was part of the original Torch Night group that inspired the “Tongue in Cheek” troupe. In 2015, Debbie released her debut CD, This Happy Madness. Listen at http://www.debbielanemusic.com
Jen studied vocal performance at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, after which she was lucky enough to travel through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland as part of the Laulupidu Estonian vocal festival. She is an urban planner with the City of Cambridge, and managed cultural programming and community events at Arts at the Armory for a number of years. She owns 3 Graces Productions, an event production company that creates unique and funky events in Greater Boston, such as Giving Tuesday Somerville and Trash Bash. She is also the co-founder of Cambriville Connects and a lover of all things Somerville.
A founding member of Tongue in Cheek, Gail has studied with Bill Duffy, with west coast jazz vocalist Ellen Johnson and with NEA jazz master Sheila Jordan, whose biography she publicized. Gail has MC’d and appeared as a featured performer at a number of open mics in the area. She has performed at Club Cafe with Robin Burrage and with jazz performers David Harewood and Ariadna. A former theatrical director, Gail’s heart dwells where jazz meets Broadway.
Ashley has been teaching acting and voice since getting her MFA at the Yale School of Drama. She was a member of the Yale Repertory Company; founded a political theatre company in San Francisco called Food For Thought. She was professor of acting at The Boston Conservatory, and the University of Massachusetts where she directed the musical Working by Studs Turkel. Her New York City credits include Bocaccio’s Decameron at the Manhattan Theatre Club with Henry Winkler, and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man Moon Marigolds with Shelly Winters. She currently performs for Senior Centers and Libraries in the Boston Area. Her cabaret shows include A Cabaret of Passion and Ambivalence, When Music Was Musical, and Love Songs From Around The World. She teaches theatre arts privately and this Winter will also be offering a worshop called, Fear-Less Performance, using acting techniques and interactive theatre exercises to deal with issues of stage fright. She can be reached at email@example.com
Marva is a Cambridge resident who has been singing jazz and show tunes since she was three. In 2009 she was one of the original performers in Somerville’s Arts At The Armory – A Night Of Torch Songs. More recently she sang at Ryles Jazz Club’s Tuesday Night Jazz Jams. She has studied voice with Celia Slattery and is a frequent performer at open mics in Boston and Cambridge.