Best new artists.
See them here first!
II Playhouse, a non-profit,
professional stage theater, provides the open stage in a 130+
seat performance theater. Slot
One Studio, a high end recording facility and independent
label since 1990, is coordinating, promoting, and hosting
All shows will be video taped and rebroadcast on the Internet;
performers will be able to obtain digital video demos of their
performances. Plans also include broadcasting performances on
cable TV and radio.
Who are the Performers? SOS shows will
feature 6 to 8 songwriters-performers-recording artists, each
performing 20 to 30 minute sets of original music.
be a 20 minute intermission around 8:30 PM with light
refreshments available for purchase)
showcases may include a "Feature Artist," along with
opening songwriters performing their music, as well as "In
the Round" performances.
MUSIC ONLY - NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!
What is SOS? SOS, or Songwriters' Original Showcase, is a new,
one-of-a-kind acoustic performance venue in the Philadelphia
area for original music. SOS is sponsored by Slot One Studio and
presented at Act II Playhouse, both located in Ambler,
PA, a 30 minute drive from center city Philadelphia.
Networking opportunities -
meet other songwriters, make collaborative connections, meet
publishers and other music industry professionals, meet
performers/artists who need original songs or players
Exposure for your music and
the opportunity to sell your CDs
A rapt audience - this is a
Professional Video Recording
No competition with
cappuccino makers or patrons more interested in socializing
than in listening
No breathing any second hand
Inspiration from the music,
creativity, and message of talented artists
Music Genres The venue is
suited to acoustic performances, AAA/variety styles of music,
i.e., pop, acoustic rock, ambient, folk, jazz, blues. Solo
performers, duos, or 3-piece combos are best suited for the
stage (sorry, no drum kits). Live musicians (as opposed to
pre-recorded tracks) are required for performances.
Located at 56 E.
Butler Pike in Ambler, PA, Act II Playhouse is across the street
from the former Ambler Cabaret, a once popular national touring
stop for bands, artists, and top regional acts. Act II Playhouse
is only two blocks from the Septa R-5 Line, with trains running
every 30 minutes through 11:30 PM to Philadelphia's Suburban,
Market East, and 30th Street Stations.