BMI's launch of its "Circle of Songs" showcase in LA proved a huge success thanks to the tremendous talents of Neal Kassanoff, Lenna, Duane Neillson and Reeva Hunter. After an introduction by singer/songwriter Jimmy Muffin, each performed their songs from the heart with sheer enthusiasm and a flair for imagery. Although their humorous banter kept the audience laughing between songs, it could not steal the spotlight from these incredibly gifted performers.
BMI executives and staff were out in full force to celebrate Circle of Songs. Shown back, l to r: Reeva Hunter; BMI's Gideon Black; performer Duane Neillson; singer/songwriter Jimmy Muffin; BMI's Myles Lewis; BMI's Ray Yee; performer Lenna; BMI's Paige Sober; performer Neal Kassanoff; (front, l-r): BMI's Barbara Cane, BMI's Cheryl Dickerson and Tracie Verlinde.
Photo by: Hanna Bolte
The BMI Circle of Songs is a monthly showcase series held the last Wednesday of every month at the Gig in West LA. Some of the talented songwriters who have performed at Circle of Songs include Jimmy Muffin, Eddie Cunningham, Sid Hillman, Alan Rich, Susan Toney, Che Zuro, Eddie Elliott and Daniel Fabiano.