Consider yourself highly blessed for reading this event description. If you don't already know Melanie Glenn then you may not yet understand why it is such a big opportunity to see her LIVE at the Race Brook Barn on Sunday January 27th. She is back for her second winter headlining the Sunday Night Show N' Tell. If you don't already know about the Show N' Tell on top of not knowing Melanie then I'm doing everything in my power to not judge you right now. This is your chance to rectify both misfortunes and see some amazing original music from her and our local community. JOIN US! -Kameleon Mike
A singer songwriter that has roamed from Rochester, NY to the Hudson Valley and now lives in the lovely western Mass. town of North Adams. She's been a songwriter and performer for a 7-piece band for the past 6 years and has recently begun reconnecting to her inner singer songwriter. She brings a soft and soothing indie folk sound to your ears while also widening your eyes with raw, soulful moments within her set of originals and a few covers.
She's recorded two full-length albums with her band, Upstate, and is getting underway on a new solo EP.
Her band’s new full-length album will be released on Feb. 8 of this year! Keep your eyes out for this gem!
THE SHOW N' TELL
A dynamically delicious open mic that is good.. I couldn't have said it better myself.. check the link below. The SNT is every 4th Sunday at the Race Brook Barn in Sheffield, MA. Every episode is hosted by Kameleon Mike in a variety show format and streamed live on the SNT Facebook page where it remains archived for all time. If you can't make this event then like this page and stream it from home. The quality however will not compare. Headlined shows are $10. The rest are free. Bring your music, poetry, comedy, stories.. anything you silly goose!
Bring your music, poetry, comedy, visual art, live painting, story-telling, juicy confessions, skill share, people acting out scenes from original plays or movies, fusions of media, food, experimental performances of all kinds. The more interesting and/or moving the better. Prepare something great!
Interested in past performances? Click here to find an archive of every Show n' Tell show so far!
Kameleon's vision also includes:
-Performances will be recorded as a talk show and streamed live our DCSC Facebook and YouTube pages.
-Performers will be interviewed. People will get to know each other and community will strengthen.
-Great performances may be awarded more time and potentially their own show on a Thursday night in the DCSC.
-There will be fun segments, like spontaneous Dancing, weird questions for and from the audience, taboo talks, and games.
-People will be invited to contribute creatively to the show with more than just their performance.
-The community will throw (lived streamed) pop-up festivals for the The Show N' Tell in public places!
Q: Tired of the same-old open mic? Do you really want to be heard but you're afraid no one will show up or listen? What could make your friends come if your 5 to 10 minute performance isn't enough leverage? What is our creative community missing? Is it fun? Is it enthusiasm?
A: If you answered "I don't know" to some or all of these questions, that's fine! We figured it out for you.
What we're missing is an MC. A host. A hype man. An idea guy... A nut.
Q: Where do we find one?
A: In the local creative community... And we found one.
Q: Who did we find?
A: Kameleon Mike
Q: Who's That?
A: It's Michael Lesko... but weirder.
Michael Lesko is a Berkshire musician, songwriter, and performer. His alias, Kameleon Mike, was first used for his radio personality in 2015 when he hosted "The After Party" a uniquely playful music radio show on WBCR, Berkshire Community Radio.
The resurrection of the Kameleon is thanks to the DCSC and their invitation to host their newly proposed open mic on Sunday nights. Due to his innate passion and sense of purpose in organizing and empowering fellow artists, Kameleon Mike honorably agreed to "host like a beast" and has since conceived an elaborate vision for his new open-mic culture.
Q: Is this real?
A: Yes. If you come and make it real.