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-- 2004 Archive --

The News that Happens Between the Newsletters


Current Practice Schedule


Below:  An overview of LUNCH Activities for 2004

For all  upcoming current events see the calendar  here




The 2004 LUNCH Holiday Show was a tremendous success,  with a cast of 40 kids and musicians putting on an exceptional performance for a packed house, and raising money for local social service agencies.     A full photo spread is  posted  in photo album, along with the 2004  "Who's Who Gallery.  "The Gift of the Madguy" was LUNCH's  8th Holiday Show, and we are looking forward to December 3 2005 when we present "A Mall and the Night Visitors", as Dorothy and friends follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City Mall, to find the Womderful Wizard of Claus.  Coming, December 3, 2005 !

ABOVE:  December 2004,  West Coast Tour #2 --  (Left)  Kay and Bill present a donation from LUNCH to the President of the Women and Childrens' Crisis Center in East Whitter, CA, to support A Window Between Worlds, which uses expressive art for healing victims of abuse.  (Center)  Bill and Kay at Disneyland   (Right)   At Venice Beach in souther California.

BELOW (click to enlarge)   December 2004  --  (Left)  Kay and Bill in Southern California discuss the Holiday Show, "The Gift of the Madguy" under an appropriate sky.  (Center)  Bill  performs at Mystic Seaport, December 2004  (Right)     Bill and Kay with Michael Hopkins (right) at the grand opening of Ascension Studios  in Connecticut, December 26, 2004             




AS OF FALL 2004: LUNCH  Goes to the West Coast !   The need for Social Outreach knows no boundaries, and  we are proud to announce our first West Coast event.

Kay Pere has been in the L.A. area in Oct-Nov,  producing and performing a benefit for two great outreach progams -- The Pacific Maritime Ministries, which works with young people in need, and A Window Between Worlds,  which uses the arts as a means of healing from abuse.   The concert, held on Halloween day, raised more than $1,000 for these charitable agencies.  Kay is also performing at a Seniors home,  and at some Songwriter events at the FARWest Folk Alliance Conference.  Her new CD has met with a great reception.  

Bill and Kay are back to L.A. in August 2005. Bill is a guest presenter for the SongsAlive organization.


In Fall 2004, the #1 song on the Folk Charts at Artist was "High School My School", recorded by Bill and LUNCH. We also had 6 other songs in the top 20 across 3 charts !!
At the national Indie Music Conference in Philadelphia

<=====  Nancy Tucker is named 2004 Indie artist of the Year

Bill Pere was the 2003 Indie Artist of the Year ============>


ABOVE:   LUNCH Spring 2004 events enabled us to present  $1,300 to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (left), from the March Hunger Awareness Concert;  $1,700 to Care and Share, from the May "Music and Magic" event (center);  and  $1,000 to World Hunger Year  from the Service Learning Concert with Jen Chapin (right) who is accepting the donation.  In addition, we raised more than $13, 000 for Social Services and Education Enrichment  in the Montville area, from the April Chapin Legacy Show.



SUMMER MUSIC CAMP '04 (#9) at Camp Wightman was a great time  with 42 campers and leaders putting on a fantastic performance.  PHOTOS are posted  on the  PHOTO ALBUM PAGE If you'd like to participate in this wonderful experience this year,    let us know now !  Spaces are limited.

2004 TRAVELS:  Bill and Kay were off to Canada in August  for the annual Chapin Festival.   Along with the music, there was kayaking and hiking and research for new songs.  Off  to Philadelphia in September for the national Independent Music Conference, where Bill is presented his workshop on personality profiles and the music business.  October included the annual trek to Vermont and New Hampshire and   November  saw Bill and Kay at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance in the Catskills.   Then for December, back to L.A. and the  West Coast.  In between all that there were  lots of  rehearsals with the Ensemble for the Holiday Show, and studio recording





Bill and Kay bring some LUNCH music to Pike's Peak in the Colorado Rockies to ring in the 2004 New Year -- The fireworks from the top of the 14,000 foot peak were spectacular as were the rock formations at Garden of the Gods.


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