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S.F. MIME TROUPE FUNDRAISER 2024

FOR CONTINUED ARTIST FREEDOM IN SAN FRANCISCO

CONCERT ~ FESTIVAL


SFMT HISTORY  -  SFMT AWARDS

THE MIME TROUPE IS AN ENSEMBLE THEATER, THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IS THE COLLECTIVE.

FOOD AVAILABLE FROM 2PM TO 6:30PM
PROVIDED BY BEYOND THE BORDER
LATIN AMERICAN GRILL
RESTAURANT, FOOD TRUCK &
CATERING COMPANY BASED IN

SAN FRANCISCO

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PERFORMER & PRODUCTION BIOS

performer & production bios

THE LIVE OAKS
https://www.theliveoaksband.com/

Hailing from the hills of Oakland, California, The Live Oaks are a rising Americana band bringing back the spirit of classic San Francisco rock. With a sound reminiscent of the 60s and 70s, they crank out original music that blends rock and roll energy with the storytelling soul of Americana. The Live Oaks are known for their energetic live shows, drawing inspiration from the city's rich musical history. Whether it's a catchy rocker or a heartfelt ballad, their music promises a dose of nostalgia and good vibes.

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  • YouTube
  • Spotify

ORCHESTRA GOLD
http://orchestragold.com/

 

OG’s vibrant sound is spearheaded by the dynamic Mariam Diakite, whose raw, hypnotic vocals deliver heartfelt and thought-provoking lyrics in the highly symbolic Bambara language. While paying homage to Malian musical traditions, this fierce new sound thrives with heavy swinging rhythms, a funky fresh brass section, and cosmic guitar licks. With last year's release of their third album, Medicine, this profoundly spiritual and dance-inducing ensemble continues their pursuit of spreading healing and community through the universal gift of music.

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  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Spotify

GRAHAM PATZNER
 

 

Graham Patzner is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and leader of the Bay Area Indie rock band Whiskerman. Born into a musical family, Patzner studied classically since 5 years old. He attended Rutgers University for the Mason Gross conservatory for theater and blends his musical training and theater training into an experience that is uniquely instinctual and expressive. Ever chameleonic, Patzner can cross multiple musical genres in both improvisation and composition.

Powerful songs, emotional and energetic live shows, and a signature soulful voice have made Patzner a staple in the SF Bay Area music scene for over 10 years. After making 4 albums with Whiskerman, Patzner released a solo record, “Ballads”. Patzner has opened for notable acts such as Jesca Hoop and Jon Batiste and worked with producers Tony Berg an
d Jeff Saltzman. Patzner recently released “Kingdom Illusion” through Whiskerman and continues to release singles through his solo project.

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  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Spotify

GRAHAM NORWOOD

https://grahamnorwoodmusic.com/

Graham Norwood is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has used music to overcome challenges throughout his life. After leaving music for a while, he returned to it to deal with a heartbreak, and this difficult experience is reflected in his album "Out of the Sea." The album showcases his vocals and a variety of musical styles.

Norwood is also legally blind, and music has been a way for him to transcend his disability. It is a journey that he details further in his biography..

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  • YouTube
  • Spotify

BOW AND ARROW CIRCUS

https://bowandarrowcircus.wordpress.com/

 

Founded by a group of talented women, this San Francisco-based troupe blends circus arts with theatrical storytelling. Their innovative shows weave together acrobatics, aerials, and dance with original narratives, often drawing inspiration from literature or music. Past productions have tackled themes ranging from Pink Floyd albums to Roman pagan festivals, all with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of the unexpected. Bow & Arrow Circus is known for its intimate performances, creating a captivating blend of physical feats and artistic expression.

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  • YouTube

DANIEL EUGENE

 

Daniel Eugene is seasoned lyricist, whose live performance is a blend of hip hop purism and punk rock energy. His stage presence is immediately notable, leaving everything on the stage as only he can. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourselves.

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  • Spotify

PATRICK BYERS / SUNSET TAXI SERVICE

http://patrickbyersmusic.com/

 

First cutting his teeth in San Francisco with the swing and ska revival scenes of the late nineties, Patrick Byers has not slowed since. While touring with numerous groups, he concurrently earned his Jazz Performance degree from Sonoma State University. Out of college, Patrick made the switch to performing Afrobeat, funk and world music, touring the country and beyond with many of the Bay Area's top Afrobeat bands. As the music industry changed and touring became less profitable, his focus switched to becoming one of the most in-demand baritone saxophonists in Northern California, as well as adding  flute, guitars, clarinet, alto saxophone, percussion, and melodica to his arsenal. Specializing in Jazz, West African, Funk, Caribbean, Classical, Rock, Blues, and New Orleans style music, Patrick continues to play with a constantly evolving and diverse group of musicians and bands.

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NORTHERN WASTE

 

Hailing from San Francisco, Northern Waste is a high-energy rock band known for their eclectic sound. Fronted by Devin Walker, their music blends influences from hard rock and punk to blues and funk

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  • Soundcloud

PRETTY SIRIUS

 

Pretty Sirius is a San Francisco-based jazz, folk Americana trio featuring Colin O’Leary, Amy Carr and Oliver Levy bringing a potent blend of fresh original tunes to the scene interspersed with reinterpreted classics. Described as musicians of musicality, the fusion draws listeners into a sonic sound bath of rich melodies, harmonies, improvisation and insightful lyrics. Their unique cocktail takes listeners on an unexpected journey by delivering raw social commentary with a side of sugar while exploring the depths of what it means to be human in a world that is spinning 67.000 miles mph around the sun while the brightest star in Earth's night sky takes note.

JOHNNY LONELY'S UNHAPPY HOUR

Johnny Lonely's Unhappy Hour isn't your typical band, they mix original songs, classic standards, and even improvised tunes. Johnny (a figment of Brian Lohmann’s tragi-comic imagination) and accompanist Joshua Raoul Brody (known for his work in the Rick & Ruby Show, The Residents  and so much more) have collaborated for decades, co-founding BATS Improv and Pulp Playhouse, doing opera in Carnegie Hall with Overtone Theater, regaling tourists in a Las Vegas casino, and touring Europe. The band is known for its versatility, with Johnny's impressive vocals complemented by a rotating cast of talented musicians.

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DESTINY ARTS

https://destinyarts.org/

 

Located in Oakland, California, Destiny Arts is a haven for creative youth development. Founded in 1988, their mission is to empower young people through artistic expression and social change. They offer after-school programs in dance, theater, and martial arts, fostering self-confidence, leadership skills, and conflict resolution. Destiny Arts places a strong emphasis on building a peaceful community.  Their instructors are professionals who utilize the arts to equip youth with the tools to navigate challenges and become agents for positive social change.

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BANDA SIN NOMBRE

https://www.bandasinnombre.com/

 

Banda Sin Nombre combines folk music from around the world with performance art, drag, and dance. With creative roots in San Francisco’s Mission District, the band features rich vocal harmonies with acoustic instruments including guitar, fiddle, charango, jarana, cajon, upright bass, and saxophone. The band’s musical influences range from Peruvian chicha to Catalan rumba and Appalachian old time to Cumbia.

  • Bandcamp
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  • Facebook
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music

SOFIA MAGDALENA AND RUE MCKOY

 

Singer-songwriter duet who indulge in Caribbean, jazz and rock elements for a musical fusion in their originals and covers.

  • Instagram - Rue Mckoy
  • Instagram - Sofia Magdalena

NEETO

https://www.neeto.net/

Combining pineapple pyrotechnics, introspective songwriting, funny stories, left field covers, and the occasional fishing rod solo, Neeto is the unique music project of Van Goat keyboardist Ben Einstein.

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  • YouTube
  • Spotify
  • Soundcloud
  • Apple Music

PHOTOS & MEDIA

phoos & media

THE LIVE OAKS
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

ORCHESTRA GOLD
 

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Photo by Steven Huffaker & Johnny Galvan

GRAHAM PATZNER
 

Graham Patzner

Photo Courtesy of Artist

GRAHAM NORWOOD
 

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Photo by Alicia J Rose

BOW AND ARROW CIRCUS
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

DANIEL EUGENE
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

PATRICK BYERS
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

NORTHERN WASTE
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

PRETTY SIRIUS
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

JOHNNY LONELY'S UNHAPPY HOUR
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

DESTINY ARTS
 

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BANDA SIN NOMBRE
 

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Photo Courtesy of Artist

NEETO
 

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LINKS AND ARTICLES

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YOU CAN HELP TURN THE MIME TROUPE’S BUILDING INTO A THRIVING SPACE FOR ARTISTS
https://brokeassstuart.com/

The San Francisco Mime Troupe is presenting a fundraiser with an all-day concert festival. All funds raised will go towards improving the SFMT building to help create a space in the community for artists to be able to express themselves. The SFMT is hoping to continue to host concerts, art showcases and any other events that local artists want to host in their space.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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