It is breaking my heart all of these events that are either cancelling or rescheduling. More events are being cancelled that rescheduled at this point in time due to the fact that buinesses, bars, night clubs, libraries, and governmental offices are all closed and have been for the last several weeks.
Featuring historically significant songs from the history of the United States of America
Week 2 3/23
God Bless America
Written by Irving Berlin
Composed during WWI & revised for WWII
Most famously sung by Kate Smith
Copyrights $ of the song & proceeds were gifted to the Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
Sporting events: Used in MLB & MLH games since 9/11/01 (also during the Indianapolis 500)
Happy New Year 2020
Fairy Godmother of Music Melissa Behring
family music entertainment and educational program for libraries and community centers
During our performance on November 7, 2019 at Oak City Grille in Royal Oak, Jake Tobias & I took requests from our audience in exchange for donations. We played every song that was requested and our audience we amazingly generous with their tips. We matched those donations $1 for $1 and were able to raise over $250 to purchase turkey’s to give to needy families in the North End of Detroit affiliated with the Metropolitain United Methodist Church.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Michigan Librarians Association Convention in Novi and entered my contest. I appreciate all your opinions on your favorite kids songs and our discussions about how to bring more music to young people in your communities. Beautiful morning in Michigan for a convention The top …
In honor of 2020 being the Year of the Fairy Tale at the libraries, I’m working on a few songs from Cinderella “Bibbity Bobbity Boo”, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”, Snow White, “Whistle While You Work”, “Heigh-Ho”, and of course everyone’s favorite, Frozen, “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”. I have a fun version of dance & freeze set to and updated version of “The Bare Necessities” song from the Jungle Book.
I am happy we are home to be a part of it and am proud to help represent the sounds of Detroit, Motown, the Motor City, a UNESCO City of Design, by creating music, performing and spreading the songs that are the soundtrack for your life.
Please follow & like Melissa Behring on Facebook for performance updates, live singing, song streaming and more in 2019 & beyond. I’m navigating away from the digital presence of my old band fan pages, both The New Deal & 7 Million Jigawatts. After a lot of dreaming & scheming, they are moving to the historical archives of my music career. XO
Melissa Behring is collecting pre-school sized rain boots from size 1 through 13 at all performances in the month of October. These donations are tax deductible and will benefit the Great Start Readiness Program of Detroit.
After all these years focusing on other projects, helping make other peoples holidays happier around the world, and a bunch of other jobs that had nothing to do with music, major life changes in 2017 left me off the cruise ship performance circuit, floundering around wondering what I’m really supposed to be doing with my …