Singer-Songwriter Spencer Day Signs Multi-Year Deal With Modern Works Music Publishing

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San Francisco, CA – Acclaimed singer/songwriter Spencer Day, fresh off his international tour in support of his recent release of “Daybreak”, his fifth album and his first independent effort in seven years, has signed a multi-year contract with Modern Works Music Publishing. The aim of this partnership is to bring more of Spencer’s evocative music to films, television, Broadway and commercials.

Spencer Day (www.spencerday.com) is widely regarded for his original songs which blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements. Music critics have compared Spencer’s music to that of Gershwin, Porter, Carole King and Paul Simon. Audiences around the world have enthusiastically supported Spencer for over a dozen years at venues as diverse as Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Feinstein’s in San Francisco, Tanglewood, on the Craig Ferguson Show and at music venues and festivals across the U.S. and worldwide. Spencer has a widely diverse and enthusiastic fan base in the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Modern Works Music Publishing (modernworksmusicpublishing.com), and its principals Robert Donnelly and Dan Coleman, are highly regarded in the music industry for their deep commitment to their artists and their creative efforts. Modern Works collaborates with a worldwide network of subpublishers, record labels, film and television companies, advertising agents, video game makers and digital music stores to bring their clients’ music to ever-widening audiences. Their roster of artists includes Grammy Award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Songwriter Hall of Fame inductees and other highly regarded composers and performers.

Holiday Single Released

Spencer Day has just released his 2014 Holiday Single, “Christmas With You” featuring Spencer with the Joel Evans Big Band. This holiday treat features Spencer with his distinctive honey baritone voice and the spirited sounds of this big band standout. On radio now and available for download from iTunes and on Spencer’s website (www.spencerday.com).

Worldwide Holiday StageIt Concert Announced

Spencer Day will host and perform in a live worldwide concert December 13that 6:00 PM (eastern), 3:00 PM (pacific) at www.stageit.com/spencerday. Spencer will play the songs, tell the stories and answer fans’ questions on this special holiday event.

SPENCER DAY WORLDWIDE LIVE WEBCAST CONCERT

Pre Order Spencer’s New Single “Christmas With You”

Pre order Spencer’s new single “Christmas With You” now and download on December 2nd.

 

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Spencer Day Worldwide Live Webcast Concert

Spencer Day Worldwide Live Webcast Concert on Saturday, December 13th 3:00pm PST. Register at www.stageit.com/spencerday. Spencer plays the songs, tells the stories, and answers your questions.

The Palm Launches Season with Spencer Day and Greater Tuna

The Palm Cabaret and Bar recently announced the return of popular contemporary jazz singer and songwriter, Spencer Day, opening on Monday, November 17 at 7 pm, and the debut of ‘Greater Tuna’ starring Tracy Parks and Chaz Weathers, opening on Wednesday, November 19 at 7 pm.

Originating from humble beginnings in a small town in Utah, Spencer Day began his career singing and playing jazz standards in piano bars and retirement homes. He has since released a total of six albums to date, including the recently released Daybreak in 2014. Spencer is returning this season by popular demand. He performs at The Palm November 17 – December 4.

The Palm Cabaret and Bar also presents a local production of ‘Greater Tuna’ opening on Wednesday, November 19th at 7 pm. The comedic play stars Tracy Parks and Chaz Weathers, who will have you laughing all the way to the ‘Greater Tuna’ area as they portray 20 men, women, children and animals from the third-smallest town in Texas, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. ‘Greater Tuna’ is a big comedy about a small town, small minds and big hearts. Written by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard, the original production ran for more than 30 years all over the world, with two command performances for US Presidents in Washington, D.C. ‘Greater Tuna’ makes its Mexico debut at The Palm this season, playing November 19 – December 12.

The Palm is well-known for bringing top notch, cutting-edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, completely refurbished 90-seat cabaret club with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambience of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled seven nights per week with two different shows nightly through April 2014.

The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas 508, in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Tickets may be purchased online 24 hours per day and at The Palm’s box office between 11 am and 7 pm daily. A full calendar of performances and online tickets are available at www.thepalmpv.com.

Spencer Day Interview – “I feel like I’m at a major crossroads in my life that is scary but also very exciting”.

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Spencer Day is a very talented singer from the west coast area near Los Angeles. Though he came from humble beginnings, Spencer has worked his way up to a world class singer and has played exotic  places such as the Philippines, Mallorca Spain, Australia, Japan and others. Spencer was singing and working his way through dive bars when he was asked to appear on the television show “Star Search”. Much to his surprise, he made it to the finals. He found his niche with a light jazz style of singing and has performed in prestigious venues like The Hollywood Bowl and Tanglewood in Massachusetts. He regularly headlines major club venues such as: Yoshi’s and The Plush Room on the west coast to The Canal Room, Town Hall and Joe’s pub on the east coast. His latest album “Daybreak” has just been released and contains numerous gems on it. It also showcases Spencer’s take on classic songs from the 60’s. I recently caught up with Spencer.

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He sings like he’s a seasoned jazz musician – ListenHereReviews.com

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“He sings like he’s a seasoned jazz musician, and his natural charisma and presence really make (his music) highly enjoyable…Spencer Day is a charming musician from start to finish, as his songs will keep you wanting to hear more, and after hearing his latest effort, new music cannot come fast enough.” – ListenHereReviews.com

Spencer Day’s Daybreak definitely gets a thumbs up from me. – Shakefire.com

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“You’ll get a jazz look at the 1960’s that’ll get your toes tappin’ and your fingers snappin’… The whole album is a great listen that pulls you in. Spencer Day’s Daybreak definitely gets a thumbs up from me.” – Shakefire.com

Day’s Music is Simply Charming, From Top to Bottom – Keysandchords.com

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“Day’s music is simply charming, from top to bottom. Where should we place him? Jazz? Pop? Crooner’s music? Which genre really does not matter.” – keysandchords.com

The-Rocker.co.uk – Album Number Five… and It’s Good.

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“Album number five from jazzeteer, Spencer Day, sees him paying homage to the sixties, with an album split evenly between originals and covers. And it’s good.” – the-rocker.co.uk

An Authentic Day for the Rising Star & Philanthropist

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Spencer Day’s The Mystery Of You is no doubt a groovy song, however, there’s no mystery to the man. He’s out there, transparent and living his life authentically – honestly while having quite a Day of it I might add. He’s coming to Atlanta to croon for a cause and he wants you to join him. Rising singer-songwriter Spencer Day brings his sex appeal, swag, rich baritone voice, and electric stage presence to Center Stage on September 6th to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. He comes ushered into Georgia by friend and Atlanta resident Sheri Maddox who is the founder of the event. Maddox and Day met while Spencer was doing a music festival and through casual conversation realized they both had pivotal people in their lives succumb to the disease. For Spencer he lost his Grandfather and Great Grandmother and at the time Sheri was dealing with her grandfather’s last stages of the disease. They became supportive friends to one another.  Months later, when Sheri’s Grandfather passed and she wrote Spencer about the news. Day contacted her to console her and ask what he could do to help. Maddox expressed her desire to find a way to help raise money for the disease and, to her surprise, Day immediately offered to come to Atlanta to do a benefit show, all at his expense. By the way this makes the second year Day gives his time and talent to the cause.

Now it’s fair to say that Day is clearly on the fast track to musical success. He is being likened to popular artist such as Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. That’s not surprising giving that most of what pours out of Spencer is quite intoxicating. He yields a mighty lyrical pen and cranks out very hip tracks that produce toe-tapping songs. Yet the most notable thing about this singer songwriter I found when talking with him is that he is genuinely warm, sincere, and real.

When asked, what made this benefit concert so special to him? Spencer said; “Well this disease has touched me personally. I lost both my Grandfather and Great Grandmother to Alzheimer’s. And my wonderful friend Sheri is the true catalyst for bringing me to Atlanta to perform. So it’s personal too. At the same time I love Atlanta and the LGBT community”.

On the heels of just releasing his 5th album Daybreak, which contains rich original songs that have awesome lyrics married to catchy tunes. I couldn’t resist asking Day how he conjures and creates these songs? From where inside him do they come? “Over the last 5 years a lot has changed for me. I have a greater sense of purpose about my life and music. I really work at living my life authentically and transparently. I try to stay grounded and connected to what’s real in my life. I also work on facing my demons and understanding some of my personal challenges. All of this gets fueled into my art. It’s interesting, when you are standing on stage and creating anything you’re really naked in a sense. My feeling is you might as well let it all hang out!”

No doubt it’s that free spirit kind of attitude that led Spencer down music lane to develop into the jazz singer-songwriter he is today. He tried his hand a waiting tables and even got fired from a fast food restaurant job to be reminded that doing piano bar and playing shows was his niche. To that end Day remarks; “It was never on the table for me to be a jazz singer. It wasn’t a realistic goal to me at the time when I was waiting tables or getting fired at Taco Bell (that really happened to me by the way). But playing piano, writing songs and doing shows came natural.”

And as for the realization of success for Spencer? I asked when that occurred for him. What was that moment? “I guess the moment came for me after when I was driving all alone to see these really cool hippy friends of mine in Malibu and my first hit song Till You Come To Me came on the radio. I stopped and blasted it the whole time feeling giddy and thinking of my mom, it was a very surreal moment for me”. That song by the way jazz lovers stayed on the charts for 30 weeks making it the longest type of jazz song to stay up on the charts that length of time.

From festivals to concert venues, Spencer is indeed rising in the jazz arena and what is so great is that he is doing it humbly. As for Spencer’s take on Atlanta. “I love coming to Atlanta! I think there is such a beautiful energy to the south that for me is incredibly exotic. I look forward to the food and being out and about the LBGT community and meeting people. Plus I love to perform for Atlantans, they’re fun!” Get your tickets and let Day TAKE YOU AWAY on a knockout show. You’ll be glad you did.

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