Get ready to take off and fly because Rory Partin is bringing his big band sound to the airport, the Santa Monica Airport to be exact. On Monday 1.27.14 Rory and his wife and music partner, Alexa James, set up the 18-piece Rory Partin band at Typhoon, the entertainment center/restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport. Music FridayLive!, whose studios are less than a mile from the airport, will be there, eating, drinking and dancing, and writing a concert review for The Hollywood Progressive and Vents Magazine. However, you can hear and talk to Rory this Friday, 1/24/14 on Music FridayLive! and 11:30 am PT.
For those of you who don't know Rory, he is a multi-instrumentalist who does vocals and plays piano, guitar, trumpet, harmonica, and Irish Tin Whistle. Partin had his first taste of the big time singing back-up for five-time Grammy winner Larnelle Harris and never stopped. After over three years touring internationally with Harris, Partin returned to the states and settled in Nashville, eventually leading Rory Partin & His All-Star Big Band at events such as George W. Bush’s Inaugural Ball and The National Symphony Ball at The Kennedy Center. Relocating to Los Angeles, Partin has redefined himself as a solo artist, a powerhouse of blue-eyed soul, poised to take his place among artists like Michael Bublé and Harry Connick, Jr. Backed by an 18 piece big band, Partin has gained a reputation as a heartfelt and emotional performer, “singing from a place deep inside that screams to be heard.” This is evidenced in his live shows and recordings, such as “Georgia On My Mind” (originally made famous by Ray Charles, one of Partin’s major inspirations.)
We ae going hear cuts and conversation from his relaxed, traditional side on Friday. Rory will team up with his musical partner and wife Alexa James (also known collectively as The ROAMies) to bring us their signature harmonies to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” , "Come Runnin' to me", and "Georgia on My Mind".