The Dixie Moon Saloon's Songwriter Sunday series continues! Make plans to join us on Sunday, November 18th starting at 6 p.m., as four talented songwriters share their songs and the stories behind them. Cover is just $10.
Sami Mei is a vibrant singer/songwriter from Metro Detroit whose style blends pop and rock with touches of jazz and soul. Mei’s powerful voice lends itself to her upbeat arrangements, at times giving her music a somehow timeless quality.
Mei started writing her own songs and playing piano at age 8, then picked up a guitar several years later so she could perform a broader range of material.
Today, sami is working on recording her third CD of original music, while also finding time to work with charities, including the Youth Action Board, Gleaner’s Food Bank, and Kids Kicking Cancer.
Marc Dorian is a keyboardist, singer, and songwriter who has always known he wanted to be a musician.
Dorian’s interest in music led him to explore many opportunities, such as three months in Norway as a piano bar entertainer and working on cruise ships overseas. Dorian honed his crowd skills between 1999-2012 working as part of a dueling piano outfit, traveling from coast to coast across the United States.
Dorian currently earns his living by playing keys and singing at over 100 shows per year with the tribute band, Your Generation In Concert.
Michelle Chenard is a veteran singer/songwriter who has been continually voted a favorite in Northern Michigan as Best Solo Performer, Best of the Best and more in Northern Express, Northern Michigan’s largest newsweekly. She released her first music video, "Blade" to critical-acclaim in the spring of 2012. Also in 2012, Michelle scored a Michigan Emmy® Award for musical score on the TV documentary “Sacrifice and Honor: A Tribute to our Northern Michigan Veterans.” In addition to her tireless schedule, Michelle founded Mackinac Island Songwriters Workshop with her brother from another mother Pete Kehoe.
Steve Taylor graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1995 with a degree in songwriting. After returning to Michigan, Steve joined Detroit-based band, The Vudu Hippies. The Hippies released the CD, "Trampoline" in 1997 to rave reviews and a Detroit Music Awards nomination for Album of the Year. Steve is currently the front man for The Steve Taylor Three. Check out their critically-acclaimed album, "Check Your Baggage" available now at your favorite digital retailer.
Enjoy a taste of the talents you'll enjoy at Songwriter Sunday.