Teen Wolf – Chimes at Midnight


I’d like to thank the good folks at In The Grove Mpls for letting me be a part of this haunting melody:

Just in time for Halloween!

The Dunsmore w. Chris Lomheim

ChrisLSophDunsmore 10.30

Not only is Chris Lomheim an incredibly melodic jazz piano force that I’ve ever had the pleasure to gig with throughout the years, he is also one of the most gracious and supportive fella’s that I know. I am a better person and vocalist for having the opportunity to work with him.

The Dunsmore Room is the finest place to experience live jazz in the Twin Cities, hands down.

Please join us Wednesday, October 30th.
Reserve your seats.



Hope to see you,

The 925 until years end

925 gigs - 10.11.12

I just adore this place. Wonderful people, fabulous fair & a fantastic opportunity to try out new material every time.

Doesn’t get any better.

Do join us!


2001 – Present

SS Recordings 2001-present

It has been an okay run thus far.

Looking forward to the next one.
And all the other ones.
So blessed.

Thank you for listening, folks.

11.14 @ The Nicollet Island Inn

NicInn w.TommyB-11.14

A Much Overdue Duo Evening

Featuring our favorite tunes :: Old & New


Tommy Barbarella has made his mark behind the scenes composing, touring, recording and performing with Prince, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Art Garfunkel, Ziggy Marley and Love and Rockets – to name but a few. In the world of film, he has contributed his talents to Hollywood features by iconic directors like Spike Lee, Robert Altman and Marc Forester.

His first forays into the Minneapolis music scene came at a time when the ‘Minneapolis sound’ was exploding across the international airwaves in the 1980′s. In a music club in downtown Minneapolis he was introduced to mega-producer Jimmy Jam Harris and other members of The Time. This eventually led to a 10-year stint as the keyboardist for Prince and the New Power Generation – a band considered by many to be Prince’s finest line-up. With Prince and the NPG, Tommy toured the world several times over and made numerous TV appearances in the US and Europe.


A singer with equal parts heart, charm and assurance, Sophia Shorai has been a mainstay on the Minneapolis jazz scene for the 15+ years. With five self-released albums under her belt, she flows through old classics to modern revivals with ease. Shorai has collaborated with many of the Midwest’s finest and most celebrated musicians and has attained international vocal recognition through commercials, television shows and films.


Having been blessed with several years of honing my little craft at this gorgeous oasis in the heart of our Minneapple, I am so pleased to return to The Nicollet Island Inn.

With the best fella around, no less ~ Sir TommyB.

TICKETS :: https://www.nicolletislandinn.com/dine/cabaret
Tommy :: https://www.tommybarbarella.com/

Truly hope to see you.

It’s a Cabaret!

Epic selfie courtesy of the legendary Patty Peterson

Grateful beyond words.

Cabaret! 2019

Its been awhile … Here’s the sunrise


The plan as of late is the hole up in various studios with friends, move ideas from the paper to the soundboard with the hopes of creating some semblance of a musical/creative departure. Maybe this sunrise will offer a little inspiration.

Be good to yourselves.
Your time here is limited.
Don’t waste it living
someone else’s life.

Reminiscing 7.13 w/Nicholas Payton & Co.

the band - 7.13

My betties with drling Nic

sisters - 7.13

Kind of can’t believe this happened. Hey, all you have to do is ask.

The power of such can be cosmically life-altering.

Proud I picked up on the gift of gab and chutzpah from my amazing mother.

Gratitude abounds.

SoundCloud Streaming ~ Check it out!

**** Listen to previously recorded songs, demo’s and the like: ****

Post-925 gratitude


What a glorious evening of pulling tunes out of the vault. So stupendous. I am a lucky someoneso, indeed. Endless gratitude to Tommy Barbarella for dealing with me.

Be sure to see us again at Crooner’s on Saturday, July 13… with an extremely special guest. STAY TUNED.