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Rock and Roll Tragedy

"Rock and Roll Tragedy" written by Tamara Champlin & Kevin Dukes...Tamara Champlin (vocals), Kevin Dukes(guitar), Terry Wilson(bass),Ron Wikso(drums), on keys are Scott Plunkett and this song also features the talents of the late Nicky Hopkins, the ultimate unsung session hero. His piano & organ can be heard on hit songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who. A sweet guy that made this all the more special.

with the Bill Champlin Band @ The Cotton Club in Tokyo

THREE NITES IN TOKYO JAPAN @ THE COTTON CLUB! April 28-30, 2011 Bill Champlin to perform Live in Japan band features: Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Will Champlin, Carmen Grillo, Bobby Watson and Herman Matthews @ The Cotton Club (shows at 5 & 8 pm) Tokia 2F, Tokyo Building 2-7-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo, JP 100-6402 Telephone +81-3-3215-1555 SHOWS AT 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM http://www.cottonclubjapan.co.jp/en/

Press Release for Cafe 316 Show!

Tamara Champlin at Cafe 316 by Timothy Barrett 10/03/2010 Tamara Champlin to appear along with Grammy Award winner Bill Champlin at Café 316 in Downtown Monterey during a recording of the Twilight Monterey Music Series. The event takes place on Thursday, 10/21/2010 at Café 316 which is located at .. 316 Alvarado Street ... The doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $15 to help cover production costs, but the event is free to attend. Seats are limited in this intimate setting. Tamara Champlin excels as a rock performer; however her style is tempered by her ..Texas.. and her ....Nashville.... roots which add a flavorful dimensionality to her music, a richness which is evident in songs like Louisiana Wind and Goodbye to the Bayou. Though Tamara is a rock based musician, her two time Grammy Award winning husband and former member of the well known band ....Chicago...., Bill Champlin is more jazz-centric, and Tamara will be accompanied by Bill during this live taping of the Twilight Monterey Music Series. As if Tamara and Bill Champlin weren’t enough to encourage people out on a Thursday Evening, Tamara and Bill together will be accompanied by Will Champlin. Yes, Will Champlin is Tamara and Bill’s son, but he is an accomplished musician in his own right. In 2008 Will won the Hollywood Music Award in the R&B Category and he was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2010. Currently, Tamara, Bill and Will Champlin tour in Bill’s band, the Sons of Champlin, and together they make up one third of the band. Café 316 is a rising star in ....Monterey....’s events and entertainment scene. The Café is owned by Yvonne Boltze, who twice has won the Downtown Monterey Business Association Award for Best New Business. Twilight Monterey is a locally produced television series which is live recorded before a small studio audience on location at Café 3 1 6 in Downtown Monterey. During production nights, the Café is converted into the set of a television production studio which provides in intimate setting for audiences to both view performances and to be a part of the production.

"Night Views" Radio Features Tamara Champlin This Thursday!

From Their Page: “Night Views” Radio will be returning on Thursday, July 29th at it’s new time of 10pm Eastern time, 7pm Pacific time. “Night Views” producer and co-host Rob Saul says the time was changed to make it more convenient for live listeners to tune in. The show is returning with singer, song-writer and recording artist Tamara Champlin. Tamara is the wife of legendary artist Bill Champlin (formerly of Rock Group Chicago). Her son, Will Champlin is also a successful artist and song-writer, his song “Ordinary Me” was on Heather Headley’s Grammy Award Winning album “Audience of One”. You can hear Will on “Night Views” by clicking here. Tamara started out her career in Houston, TX before she evolved into a session musician. She has recorded background vocals for many popular recording artists including Richard Marx and Mister Mister. Her song-writing career has been very successful. Her recent success co-writing Bekka Bramlett’s Top 40 Country hit “What’s On My Mind” (along with her long-time writing partner Michael Caruso and Dennis Matkosky) brought Tamara’s work into the light once again. Tamara has written with and for such artists as Elton John, Andreas Carlson, Douglas Carr and many others. In 1995, Tamara released her studio album “You Won’t Get to Heaven Alive”, the title track reached the Top 20 charts in Spain and the track “Tragic Black” hit #1 in Germany. Recently, Tamara has been traveling on tour with her husband Bill. They recently did shows in Norway and Sweden. Currently, Tamara is touring as a permanent band member in the legendary group formed by her husband in the sixties, Sons of Champlin. You can listen to Tamara Champlin’s music on her MySpace page or her ReverbNation page. So be sure to tune into the show live on Thursday night, July 29th at 10pm EDT, 7pm PDT on BlogTalkRadio for all the fun and great music. You can chat with us in the chatroom by signing up for a FREE BlogTalkRadio account or call in live on our studio line (opens up 15 minutes before the show) at 347-989-1715. Otherwise, just pour a drink, relax and enjoy the show. Be there!


Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 Hopmonk Tavern 230 Petaluma Ave Sebastapol, CA 95472 707-829-7300 www.www.hopmonk.com Friday, July 9th, 2010 Eagles Hall Theatre 210 North Cory St Fort Bragg, Ca 95437 www.fortbragg.org/venueevents/23-eagles-hall-theatre.html Saturday, July 10th, 2010 Moore Family Winery - Summer Music Festival 11990 Bottle Rock Road Kelseyville, CA 95451 707-279-9279 http://moorefamilywinery.com Sunday, July 11th, 2010 The Center for the Arts 314 West Main St Grass Valley, CA 95945 530-274-8384 http://www.thecenterforthearts.org Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 Brewery Arts Center 449 West King Street Carson City, NV 89703 775-883-1976 http://breweryarts.org Friday, July 16th, 2010 State Theatre 1307 J Street Modesto, CA 95354 209-527-4697 www.thestate.org Saturday, July 17th, 2010 The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94115 415-346-6000 http://www.thefillmore.com Sunday, July 18th, 2010 Rancho Nicasio 1 Old Rancheria Road - On the Town Square Nicasio, CA 94946 415-662-2219 http://www.ranchonicasio.com Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 Mukilteo Coffee Roasters 3228 Lake Leo Way Langley, WA 98260 888-890-9800 www.mukilteocoffee.com Friday, July 23rd, 2010 The Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, OR 97202 503-234-9694 www.aladdin-theatre.com Saturday, July 24th, 2010 The Green Spot 181 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420 541-267-6622 http://www.thegreenspotentertainment.com Monday, September 6th, 2010 Sausalito Art Festival Marinship Park Sausalito, CA 94966 415-332-3555 http://www.sausalitoartfestival.org