Press Release


Saturday, September 22, 2001 - 8pm
Live at Church's Chapel in Brooklyn, NY -
A special, multi-artist acoustic music concert featuring a galaxy of star performers from the vibrant GLBT rock, pop & folk music scene.

Featured in the evening's stellar line-up:


NYC based folk duo TAMMY GREENSTEIN and DORIS MURAMATSU offer intelligent songs, daring vocal harmonies and hilarious between-song rapport. - "These fiercely talented young singer-songwriters have a melodious musical style as unique and as enchanting as their history... their blend is beautifully complete, their harmonies seductive and complex..." - Stephen Holt, THE NEW YORK BLADE

Scott Howard


Currently living in Yonkers, NY, this pianist/singer/songwriter's songs have repeatedly reached number 1 on's pop vocals chart and he is currently the #1 POP/ROCK artist on - "An adept storyteller... his voice soaring, free and terrifically textured is among the best we've heard. A singer/songwriter talent to watch - Bravo!" - BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

Allison Tartalia


This Queens' based multi-instrumentalist writes music that resists being pigeonholed into any one genre. Drawing upon rock, alternative, jazz & folk traditions, she stirs up an original brew that has all the catchiness of pop without the predictability. - "Delivered in her agile, smoky alto, Allison's unusual blend of impressionistic, theatrical pop and vocal athleticism charmed the crowd from start to finish" - Hon Sobel, INDIEGIRL MAGAZINE

Robert Urban


With 3 original CD releases to his credit, this singer/songwriter/producer/recording engineer owns & operates his own Manhattan-based music production company "URBAN PRODUCTIONS". Winner of 2 OUTMUSIC 2001 "OMA" Awards, nominated for a 2001 INDEPENDENT MUSIC "IMA" AWARD, and named one of 10 important new voices in modern rock by PROGRESSION Rock Magazine. - "A rare find indeed, the music of Robert Urban combines a knack for gifted pop melodies with a lyrically insightful blend of rock that's hard to top" - Robert Silverstein, 20TH CENTURY GUITAR MAGAZINE.

Lou Valentine


Currently living in Brooklyn this talented guitarist and vocalist has been performing for many years in the New York City area. He has performed with many musical groups including the legendary no-wave band The Communists and San Francisco's infamous Nuns, as well as many pop and rock groups including Reporter, Behind The Lines and the gay rock terrorists group Fairies Wear Boots. Lou is currently recording his first solo album at TABOO Studios in NYC - "A first-rate vocalist…the band is immeasurably richer for his presence" - Good Times. "Sings like a classic English rocker…hard attack and delivery…A treat for the ears" - Variety


Suggested Donation $8 at the door
"Meet the Artists" reception immediately following the show!
Refreshments Available
Contact: 718-624-5466 or 212-932-1044

The First Unitarian Church is located in Brooklyn at 50 Monroe Place. The concert will be held in the Pierrepont Street Chapel on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn. People can reach the church by taking the 2 or 3 trains to Clark Street or Borough Hall, or the 4 or 5 train to Borough Hall or the N or R Train to Court Street, or the A, C, F, G train to Jay Street.

The Gay Straight Alliance is an organization of the First Unitarian Church that supports the interests of it’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered members and welcomes new members to the church. The First Unitarian Church is one of 8 Unitarian and Universalist churches in the New York City Area. The First Unitarian Church and the Unitarian Universalist Association have been supportive of Gay, lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered people for Many years and welcome all and provide services of union for people in the community.

The First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn is also a home of the Arts in Downtown Brooklyn. It periodically presents musicians of all sorts, visual arts including painting, photography and sculpture. It also is a home for poets of all sorts.

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