Electronic Press Kit

Bios

Our aim is to assist venues and promoters of the Blue Bayou Band to achieve sold out tribute show events.

Below, short and longer versions of bios are provided in order to assist media and booking venues with the development of their promotional materials for the Blue Bayou Band Tribute show. If further assistance is needed please contact our management office.

MARY NEWLAND & The Blue Bayou Band
The Ultimate Linda Ronstadt Tribue Show

Revisit the musical era of the ’70s with the Blue Bayou Band. This dynamic show takes audiences on a nostalgic journey to an era of simpler times and great musical diversity.

MARY NEWLAND SHORT BIO (55 words)

A seasoned performer and vocalist, Mary Newland has been actively involved in the music industry in various capacities. Aside from her own live performances, Mary has enjoyed a career as a back vocalist for major recording artists such as The Beach Boys, Charo, Saga, Beth Hart, as well as within the TV and film industry.

MARY NEWLAND LONG BIO (205 words)

In addition to performing as a lead vocalist, Mary enjoyed a strong career as a well-known back vocalist for major label recording artists such as The Beach Boys on Warner Bros, Saga on Warner Bros and Atlantic Records, Charo on Universal Records, Beth Hart on Atlantic Records.

Along with her partner, Richard Baker, Mary wrote and performed the theme for a syndicated TV series, “Mad Movies with the LA Connection”, as well as the episodic musical score.

Mary has been a session vocalist for radio, television, (TV and radio commercials for Washington Mutual Bank), and films such as ”Be Cool” MGM, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vince Vaughn. 
”Double Down” Lions Gate Entertainment, starring Jason Priestly, in which she performed the lead vocal over the credit crawl. 
”Groom Lake” Showcase Entertainment, starring William Shatner. 
”Beneath Loch Ness” Showcase Entertainment, starring Patrick Bergen and Robert Foxworth for which Mary co-wrote and performed the featured thematic song, “Cradle of the Deep”. 
““Dante’s View” Showcase Entertainment, starring Grace Zabriske, for which Mary also co-wrote “Wild about Harry” and coached Ms. Zabriske on location.

A longtime desire to pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt, who inspired Mary early in her career, is the genesis for the Blue Bayou Band. A concert band that performs under the musical direction of Richard Baker.

 

RICHARD BAKER

RICHARD BAKER SHORT BIO ( 50 words)

Richard Baker was a band member with music icons Gino Vannelli, Gary Wright, and Santana. He wrote, co-produced and performed on gold and platinum albums and enjoys a career composing musical scores for TV and film. Richard is the music director of the Blue Bayou Band.

RICHARD BAKER LONG BIO ( 240 words)

Richard was an original member of the Gino Vannelli Band for four years, during which time he recorded three Gold albums.
He recorded and arranged on the album: “Touch and Gone” with Gary Wright of “Dream Weaver” fame and spent many years in Los Angeles as a session player which included dates for film and television.

Richard worked with Leo Sayer “When You Need Me”, “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” and performed with him on a 14-month World Tour. He then joined the Santana Band and was a member for five years. Richard played, arranged, wrote, toured and co-Produced on two gold and platinum albums, “Shango” and “Zebop”.

Richard composed the theme song and episodic musical score for the TV series “Mad Movies With The LA Connection” produced by Four Star Productions known for its hit series “The Big Valley”. Richard has composed music for over thirty theatrical films, as well as for TV movies and commercials.

In 2000, Richard and his partner, Mary Newland, opened a Music/Post Production Studio “Filmcue” in Los Angeles and provided Post Production services for the TV series “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Invasion”, as well as many independent films. In 2006, Richard returned to Canada and has continued to compose music for film, television, and albums for his clients in Canada, the United States (Los Angeles) and Europe.

For more detailed information about all of Richard’s credits and accomplishments, please visit him at www.richardjbaker.com

 

Images

Our aim is to assist venues and promoters of the Blue Bayou Band to achieve sold out tribute show events.

High-resolution band photos (by Michael Mastronardi) are provided in order to assist media and booking venues with the development of their promotional materials for the Blue Bayou Band Tribute show. If further assistance is needed please contact our management office.

Audio

Our aim is to assist venues and promoters of the Blue Bayou Band to achieve sold out tribute show events.

Below you will find audio files of songs from the show. These may assist your promotional efforts and may be placed on websites to encourage audience ticket sales. If further assistance is needed please contact our management office.

That Will Be The Day

by Mary Newland | The Blue Bayou Band

Poster Templates

Our aim is to assist venues and promoters of the Blue Bayou Band to achieve sold out tribute show events.

If you would like assistance with poster preparation for the Blue Bayou Band show booked for your venue we can provide templates or a variety of pre-sized images in various file formats such as jpg and pdf. Please contact our management office for further assistance.

Video

Our aim is to assist venues and promoters of the Blue Bayou Band to achieve sold out tribute show events.

A high-quality video overview of the Blue Bayou Band is provided and may be used for promotional purposes to assist with audience ticket sales. If further assistance is needed please contact our management office.