Cindy Alexander

Cindy Alexander

Colin Devlin, Scout Durwood

Sun, March 18, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Saint Rocke

Hermosa Beach, CA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Cindy Alexander
Cindy Alexander
Here latest CD "Nowhere to Hide" was just released January 5, 2018 to critical acclaim and a spot on the iTunes Best Sellers List for Singer/Songwriters.
“Nowhere To Hide is a beautiful collection of songs that will stir your soul, remind you of what if feels like to be in love and most importantly, what it feels like to really live.” – Riveting Riffs Magazine “The album’s warmth and beauty is matched by the enchanting melodies and heartfelt performances by Alexander.” – AMPED Featured Album of the week

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cindy was trained at the acclaimed USC School of Drama but realized quickly that there was enough “drama” in real life, and the best part she could play was herself. She has created nine albums (and added to numerous compilations and soundtracks) worth of her life, which she has performed all across the US, Japan, Germany, Ireland, and islands as far as Barbados and Guantanamo Bay. Music has always been the key to her adventure, and she soaks up the stories of those she meets, the cultures, the geography, the spirit and the down and dirty details of the road she travels. As a seasoned writer and performer, she has tackled numerous subjects; not only the classic singer/songwriter confessional fare of dysfunctional relationships, marriage, and motherhood, but also her personal discovery and recovery from breast cancer, the perils of the entertainment business, classic literature, sexuality, spirituality, history and the human condition. There is no topic that is out of bounds – she tells The Truth.

“P-nut,” as she is affectionately known by her fans, has a voice that defies her petite stature. Classically trained, this coloratura soprano hits the high notes like an angel but also bellows with rich, velvety tones in the lower half of her three octave range. She’s a storyteller, and her show benefits from the humor and banter with the audience in between songs, in addition to the music and exceptional execution. Cindy Alexander CONNECTS, and her relationship with her fans has funded her recording projects and fueled her continued success as a touring indie musician.

She’s won a multitude of awards including David Foster’s/NBC Star Tomorrow, L.A. Music Awards Songwriter of the Year/ Independent Pop Album of the Year/ Producer’s Honors – Best of Last 25 Years Female Singer-Songwriters, All Access Magazine’s Best Female Pop Vocalist, Just Plain Folks Song of the Year/Female Artist of the Year, L.A. Music Critic’s Best Female CD (3 time winner) and Best Pop/Rock Artist. Even with accolades and a “record deal” as a prize for winning a reality show, she’s stayed independent on her own JamCat Records, which found the perfect partner in Blue Élan Records in 2014.

Cindy has shared the stage with John Hiatt, Bacon Brothers, America, Suzanne Vega, Joan Osborn, Rick Springfield, Beth Hart, Everclear, The Bangles, Edwin McCain, Marc Cohn, etc. and has appeared on compilation CD’s along side Sarah McLachlan (Chilled Sirens – Water Music Records), Aimee Mann (Eclectic Cafe – Water Music Records) and Norah Jones (Sunday Brunch – Treadstone Records). She has also appeared on soundtracks: Sugar & Spice (Trauma Records) and has been featured in films (Here on Earth, Smokers, Sugar & Spice, Dorm Daze II, People I’ve Slept With, My Trip Back to the Dark Side, etc.) and TV (Party of 5, Chasing Farrah, So You Think You Can Dance, VH1/MTV).

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cindy was trained at the acclaimed USC School of Drama but realized quickly that there was enough “drama” in real life and the best part she could play... was herself. So, she wrote what is now 8 cd’s (and added to numerous compilations and soundtracks) worth of her life, which she has performed all across the United States, Japan, Germany, Ireland, and islands as far as Barbados and Guantanamo Bay. Music has always been the key to her adventure, and she soaks up the stories of those she meets, the cultures, the geography, the spirit and the down and dirty details of the road she travels. As a seasoned writer and performer, she has tackled numerous subjects - not only the classic singer/songwriter confessional fare of dysfunctional relationships, marriage, and motherhood, but also her personal discovery and recovery from breast cancer, the perils of the entertainment business, classic literature, sexuality, spirituality, history and the human condition. There is no topic which is out of bounds - she tells The Truth.



“P-nut,” as she is affectionately known by her fans, has a voice that defies her petite stature. Classically trained, this coloratura soprano hits the high notes like an angel but also bellows with rich, velvety tones in the lower half of her over three octave range. She’s a storyteller, and her show benefits from the stories, humor and banter with the audience in between songs as it is does from the music and exceptional execution. Cindy Alexander CONNECTS, and her relationship with her fans has funded her recording projects and fueled her continued success as a touring indie musician.
Colin Devlin
Colin Devlin
I came to creating music quite late, maybe sixteen, when I started to learn to play the guitar and sing, I still consider myself a beginner." With encouragement from his brother Peter, Colin started to write original songs and they soon began playing intimate gigs to packed houses in Dublin. He attended Trinity College for an amazing ‘academic’ year before he had the pleasure of informing the Dean of Students that he'd been offered a recording deal by Capitol Records in Los Angeles and he wouldn't be back any time soon. Since then they've have recorded four albums as The Devlins along with some amazing musicians, producers and friends. They've toured extensively throughout the world.
Scout Durwood
Scout Durwood
As much as this is a story about a comedian, singer, and actress, it really starts with a kid who wore a tiara to school every day…

That kid grew up to be Scout Durwood. Many years before she made audiences laugh starring on MTV’s MARY + JANE and Oxygen’s FUNNY GIRLS, she knew that being different was her greatest strength. That free spirit defines her first album for Blue Élan Records, Take One Thing Off.

“Growing up, I was painfully weird, but blissfully unaware of it,” she smiles“I was everybody’s lovable little weirdo. After college, I moved to New York. I knew I wanted to be in show business, and in my mind, the way to make it was to be the most original, most creative, and most outside-the-box.”

She went way outside-the-box, spending nearly five years as a draw in New York’s burlesque scene: named as one of the Huffington Post’s “20 Burlesque Stars to Know,” to boot. With this unforgettable experience under her belt, she traded the Big Apple for Los Angeles in 2012. Cast as the lead in the musical Original about the life of blues singer Janiva Magness, she caught the attention of producer Dave Darling [Def Leppard, Queen Latifah, Tom Waits, Brian Setzer] during a performance.

“After the show, Dave come up to me and was like, ‘Can I take you to lunch? I’d like to know more about you’,” she recalls. “We went to lunch, and I told him that I do comedy and act, but that I used to sing in the cabaret world. He looked at me and said, ‘We have to do an album!’”

Throughout 2016, Durwood architected what would become Take One Thing Off with Dave riding shotgun in the producer’s chair. The 21-track album intermingles a hysterical standup set at underground Los Angeles comedy theater The Pack with songs “loosely mapped over my life in New York.”

“There’s a track for when I arrived, a track for when I started working as a Go Go Dancer, a big breakup in the middle, and my departure for L.A.,” she continues. “The idea is for the album to be its own little show.”

With a music video planned for each song, Take One Thing Off undresses Scout’s musical world. Gleefully unveiled first, the handclaps, surf-inspired guitar, and impressive delivery of “Go Go” yield the ultimate “dancing in your underpants” anthem with a clever twist.

“The chorus is making fun of pop songs, but with a lot of love,” she laughs. “I came up as a performer in queer nightlife, so a lot of what other pop songs were about didn’t resonate with me. I don’t come from a world where there are pressures to look a certain way or to move forward in your career or to find the perfect boyfriend. There are so many pop songs that do a call and response between ‘the ladies’ and ‘the fellas,’ and that feels ridiculous to me. Go Go is my fun and gender-fluid Hey Ya.”

Meanwhile, the title track “Take One Thing Off” flaunts an upbeat and undeniable chant over a propulsive musical backdrop.

“The title for the album is a reference to a Coco Chanel,” she says. “The actual quote is: ‘Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.’ Coco’s talking about accessories, but I’m such a believer in random acts of public nudity and being true to your inner beat, that for me, it means taking off one expectation others have about how you should act or who you should be. Get naked and just be you. The record is taking that one thing off.”

Elsewhere, she successfully tries her hand at an (anti-)love song on “Here We Are,” while her rendition of “My Funny Valentine” proves both poignant and powerful, spotlighting her dynamic voice.

“When I first moved to L.A., that’s what I used to sing to myself when I got sad or felt like I was failing at life,” she admits. “It’s the serious moment on the album, which, especially as a comedian, was a wonderful moment to get to have.”

In between making Take One Thing Off, Durwood turned heads as a main character on MTV’s 2016 breakout Mary + Jane, executive produced by Snoop Dogg. The Hollywood Reporter claimed, “Durwood commits with gusto,” Vogue called her, “Brazen, brass,” and The Los Angeles Times lauded the series’, “sharp satirical observations about stoner culture, celebrity, the Silver Lake lifestyle, and female friendships.”

Ultimately, Durwood always does things on her own terms, and that’s why Take One Thing Off will undoubtedly connect.

“I think I’m still that girl in a tiara who doesn’t know she’s weird,” she leaves off. “That’s become the heart of my comedy. I’m happy to be different, and I hope other people feel the same way. It’s about letting your freak flag fly, and if that isn’t reason enough to dance, I honestly don’t know what is.” — Rick Florino, January 2017
Venue Information:
Saint Rocke
142 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA, 90254
http://www.saintrocke.com