Archives for October 2010

ALAN OX IN CONCERT: SONG, SHTICK & SOFT SHOE

An Evening of Classic Stage Variety

‘Classic stage variety-man Alan Ox’ pulls together all his talents for this music and comedy event. This show promises to be even more charged than his previous comedy endeavors, with Al and his band working the stage together, through the lyrics and the laughs. This one-night-only show of “Song, Shtick & Soft-Shoe” spotlights Oxenhandler’s vocals in the dramatic 560 Music Building in the U. City Loop area. Along with his personal take on popular tunes, the show will be peppered with Al’s brand of comedic observation as he launches into the crooning styles of vocalists he has admired or jabbed through the years. The show will include hits “Thats Life”, “Day In Day Out,” and even Lerner & Lowe’s operatic, “I Could Have Danced All Night.” A couple skits consist of, “You Too Can Sing Like Neil Diamond” and “Taking Over NPR.” Having studied tap dance for the last five years, you can definitely expect foot flourishes in the show, as well as other surprises to ‘entertain and astonish.’

Get Tickets Here at Metrotix.com.

SONGS IN A BOTTLE for 20 YEARS


These original songs are from an earlier time in my life and in my singing – also, an earlier time in music; Some 20 years ago, around 1990. Having faced a brush-off from some labels in the L.A. scene, I shelved these recordings. (Releasing them myself on the then-new CD medium was not an option). In this compilation, recorded over a 3-year span, the mixes and digital masters have remained untouched, and mostly unheard, as if to be songs in a bottle. Enjoy!

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Al’s CD Available Online

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GIGS GIGS. Let there be GIGS!

Public gigs listed here!

ALAN OX IN CONCERT: IT’S MY PARTY / SONG, SHTICK & SOFT SHOE

An Evening of Classic Stage Variety | Friday NOV 5th 2010 Wash U 560 Music Center 8PM
I am PULLING TOGETHER ALL THE THINGS I LOVE TO DO for this upcoming concert performance, tunes, shtick and dance!
(Well OKAY not EVERYTHING!) …suitable for general audiences that is. This new show at the Wash U. 560 Center (St. Louisans may remember this as the old Shaare Emeth temple & COCA on Delmar & Trinity in U. City) will be similar to the last music/comedy show of mine, but now with the band and I working the stage together, through the lyrics and the laughs.
This is a one-night-only show of “Song, Shtick & Soft-Shoe” where I will concentrate on vocals, including my personal take on popular tunes. But forgive me if I launch into bits on vocalists I’ve loved or have loved to joke about through the years. The show will include hits “That’s Life”, “Day In Day Out,”
and even Lerner & Lowes operatic, “I Could Have Danced All Night.” A couple skits consist of, “You Too Can Sing Like Neil Diamond” and “Taking Over NPR.” And since I can’t resist, there WILL BE some soft shoe steps in there too!
Please see METROTIX.com for RESERVE SEAT ticket info. To avoid most of the ticket surcharges when paying by cash, please visit the EDISON THEATER BOX OFFICE on the Wash U. Campus, 314-935-6543.

Downtown STL Ruth’s Chris Steak House ongoing, at the Piano, Saturdays at 6:30PM

Take the downtown ‘plunge’ and enjoy the heart of the city at its best. Nab a handy street parking spot or valet park at the hotel entry of the Hyatt for a nominal charge. This is a must-checkout joint when you get that man-I-could-go-4-a-great-steak feeling that beefeaters know.
(Vegans welcome too, great seafood and veggie sides too). But also when you just want to hang around a beautiful St. Louis saloon, perhaps sipping a martini while spying tourists trekking to The Arch, or requesting a favorite tune. On this gig, I am mostly on piano, sometimes drums- depending on who’s sitting-in that evening. But it’s always a good time with good sounds. The modern decor is breezy, booth privacy curtains included, (don’t be naughty)! Come on down. The folks there go out of their way for the guests. (BTW, drink and appetizer specials from 4 to 6 and even a $38 complete steak dinner special at all times!)
Located just off the lobby of the new HYATT Hotel on Chestnut (was the Adam’s Mark).
Ruth’s Chris: 315 Chestnut, MO 63102 – (314) 259-3200

Al Ox: West STL County CANDICCI’S on Manchester, SUNDAY SEPT 26th at 5:30PM

Candicci’s Quick Take: Good Italian fare for decades in St. Louis, and proprietor Bob Candice
has always been a music lover and supporter- God bless ’em! At this locale (west county, by Target, just off of Manchester Rd)
Many times here, I am joined by either Randy Bahr, Curt ‘Gaptooth’ Landes, Chip Katz, Kevin Gianino or Kyle Honeycutt for great DUO sounds,
usually solo on Sundays, but its always fun. We’ll be starting at 5:30 on Sundays or 7:00pm on other nights… Address is 100
Holloway at Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011, on the northeast quadrant. Also see: www.candiccis.net. ph (636) 220-8989

Al Ox Vocals On Al Hammerman’s New CD: JUST LUCKY

I’m betting the rest of the world will soon get the chance to really hear where classic song writing stands today.
Many in St. Louis already know about Al Hammerman’s talent for penning big band tunes that have that instant familiarity about them. These are catchy tunes with lyrics that are as compelling and fun as many from the Great American Songbook. Now with the release of Al’s second CD, Just Lucky, Hammerman continues his skillful medley of soon-to-be classics. Along with singers, (the late) Phil Loder, Rhonda Stanley-Weber, Tim Kallial, Eddie Eaton and Arvell Keithley, I pitch in singing a few tunes, including the opening number, Rather Be Lucky. Give this one a spin. It’s available throughout the St. Louis area and please note that proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation. Also see alhammerman.com, CDbaby.com and iTunes! Go Al!