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Missy Gibson, singer/songwriter; from Detroit now living in Los Angeles, and Ed Wells, Gem/Century pianist/music director, host their show "Standards, Classics and Songs from days gone by," - a journey through an artist's inspiration, littered with tales of childhood mischief, nostalgia and love gone awry. A sordid blend of honest, twisted storytelling and toe tapping tunes from the past - including some Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline and Motown!
Missy and Ed met the Elwood Bar and Grill back in 1992 where Missy used to wait tables, serving Ed delicious chicken salsa salads. They became fast friends and bonded over their love for music.
Missy grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and graduated from Wayne State in 1991 with a theater degree. She appeared in numerous plays at the Bonstelle Theater, The Hillberry Studio Theater and the Trumbell Theater. In the early 90's Missy formed her rock band, Strange Bedfellows. She went on to form Breech, her current band and moved to LA in 1996. She signed a music publishing deal with EMI shortly thereafter and has had her music featured on TV and in film. Missy sings for commercials and her band, Breech, continues to tour the U.S. extensively. Missy also sings for the duo, Nellie Bly and a traditional Irish band, Paddy's Pig. You can check out her musical endeavors at www.breech.net. Missy welcomes the opportunity and challenge to sing songs from her past that have inspired her and she relishes the chance to work with her old friend, Ed. Missy dedicates this show to her father who has always given her support, strength and conviction. In the past, the Detroit Metro Times named Missy "the next unsigned singer/songwriter in the country!" as well as awarding her "Artist deserving wider recognition."
Ed Wells (piano) moved from his native Boston for the reopening of the restored Gem Theatre in 1991(All Night Strut) and decided to stay because he loves Detroit - the people and the fabulous musicians. Aside from music directing most of the shows at the Gem/Century, he can be found playing jazz and blues downstairs in the Century Grille, at the MGM Casino, Bakers and other clubs around town. He is thrilled to be working with his pal, Missy, a total labor of love!
If you are interested in the other musical goings-on in Detroit or the next Standards show, feel free to e-mail Ed at edowells@aol & he'll put you on the mailing list. Thanks to Sandra Molina for the above photo!