Sept.30,2017 All That Jazz & More, at the Minden Legion
Aug. 5, 2017 Private Party, Carnarvon, ON
Aug. 4, 2017 Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
Aug. 2, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby ON
May 17, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
April 29, 2017 Minden Cultural Centre, Minden, ON
March 24,2017 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
Feb.26,2017 San Pancho Music Fest. Mexico
Nov.5, 2016 Radio Hall, CanoeFM, Haliburton, ON
Nov. 2, 2016 le Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
Sept. 4, 2016 The Red Umbrella Inn, Minden, ON
July 26, 2016, Head Lake Park, Haliburton, ON
Jan. 29, 2016, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill, Toronto
Oct.23, 2015 Gate 403
Sept. 9 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
August 22, Gate 403, Toronto
August 14, Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
July 29 Hugh's Room, Toronto
June 13, Gate 403,Toronto
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I THINK, THEREFORE I SINK
Me-Sysiphus despairing of the mountain of work
View from the top of the Music Mountain
Piano Legs (Don't Let Me Down)
got some pics of the sculpture/collage that presently sits on top of my piano. I think it's a good representation of me and my musical goals. There I am - pensive, - at the bottom of the mountain(pic one) - just like Sysiphus. And there's the huge pile of obstacles I have to overcome before I get to be the happy piano player at the top. (pic 2 taken from atop the mountain). The obstacles are many: practice, for one; second, the mathematical formulae of music theory that have thus far not revealed themselves to me; then the mind stupor that sets in when I sit on the piano bench, and which blocks all musical ideas or influences - that's #3; and always present - the tedious and unoriginal flaw: the fear of success. Four for bore.
You might be wondering why legs are on the mountain. Well, one needs legs to climb, n'est-ce pas? And also, eventual success on the piano requires a leg-baring pose, in my estimation (pic 3 with the bird of music). So I'm just reminding myself. So simple, and so simply overwhelming; the trees that block the forest; the head that thinks too much; the pan pipes that bewitch me... I hope for divine intervention....
I've been writing, recording, and performing music since around 1998. It generally is in the genres of blues and jazz, although I will sing any song in any style that appeals to me, as long as it's good music.
I had my own band for approximately 6 years, but now am working with various musicians of the highest calibre, depending on the gig. There are a few clips of live performances on different blogs. You can also find many videos on my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/zoechilco
Over the years I have self-produced nine collections of original tunes that have enjoyed airplay the world over. You can buy some of them at:
This, and the other blogs, should give you everything you need to know about my music; all the links, upcoming and past shows, sales outlets, samples of songs, and lots more.
BUT --- for some unknown reason, sometimes the links don't work. Sorry.