Shots from October 28, the FIRST Relative Pitch Show!!!

Kim, Rissi, and Rissi’s daughter Grace pose with the fabulous Relative Pitch House band, The Luv Bugs, Victor Moore and Eric Mrozkowski

10 year old Marissa sang a sweet rendition of “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas.

5 year old Isaac and 10 year old Nigel rocked “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

13 year old Sydney performed an emotional version of “More Like Her” by Miranda Lambert

The hostesses also performed three songs…and yes, they ARE wearing the same dress in different colors and no, they didn’t plan it…Great minds think alike 🙂

The crowd was warm and welcoming to our talented group of performers

16 year old singer/songwriter Kelsey sings and plays her arrangement of “Terrified” by Katherine McPhee

11 year Hadassah sings a stirring version of “Like a Star” by Corinne Bailey Rae

11 year old Josh performs “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay

The audience was spellbound

Rissi Palmer & Grace say good night to audience

The Relative Pitch founders, Kim Arrington & Rissi Palmer holding the “Luv Bug”

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The Herald Sun Times covers The Relative Pitch!!!

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Relative Pitch series begins SundayDURHAM – Triangle-based singers Rissi Palmer and Kim Arrington have started The Relative Pitch, a monthly open mic for youths. The opening night is Sunday at The Broad Street Café, 1116 Broad St. from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Palmer is a Billboard-charting, country singer-songwriter whose new children’s CD, “Best Day Ever,” will be released this year. Palmer had the idea to start The Relative Pitch from voice students she teaches at The Grace Note Music Studio in Raleigh.

Palmer approached Arrington, a well-known teaching artist and singer who has toured internationally, to help organize The Relative Pitch. Arrington, who will be releasing a new CD, “Getting II Yes” in 2013, said she wants to nurture the next wave of local talent.

The Relative Pitch will be presented at The Broad Street Café Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More dates will be announced for 2013.

WRAL Go Ask Mom covers The Relative Pitch

Broad Street Cafe launches open mic series for kids 18 and under

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Posted: 3:26 p.m. today
Updated: 3:40 p.m. today

The Broad Street Cafe in Durham, which already offers a great family music series a couple of Sundays each month in the fall and winter, will launch a new open mic program for kids 18 and under on Sunday.

The Relative Pitch was created by Rissi Palmer and Kim Arrington, both recording artists and teachers. It’s described as a performance workshop disguised as an open mic for kids 18 and under in the Triangle. The once a month, two-hour show is “designed to give up and coming musicians and singers a place where they can hone their skills in front of a welcoming audience of their peers and families and fill a void for places for young people to perform that aren’t intimidating or adult oriented,” according to the website.

“When Rissi called, I had just finished teaching at a Rock Band camp in Carrboro for 11 to 15-years-olds. The kids told me they had nowhere to perform locally, and adult open mics were too scary. We want to teach the kids through The Relative Pitch, that indie artists create their own solutions, for themselves and their communities,” said Arrington in a press release.

Palmer and Arrington bring a lot of experience to the program.

Palmer, a singer-songwriter and country music artist, released her self-titled CD in 2007 and received all kinds of accolades. She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry many times. Her singles include “Country Girl,” “Hold On To Me” and “No Air.”

When she isn’t recording or touring, Palmer, who is a mom, teaches young singers at The Grace Note, a music studio in Raleigh, and is writing and recording an album for children. There’s a snippet of a song on The Relative Pitch’s website that is really sweet.

Arrington sings soul, jazz and rock with The Kim Arrington Band. She is working on her second CD, has taught thousands of students in North Carolina in poetry, playwriting and songwriting and is a former faculty member at Duke’s Young Writers Camp.

The first session is Sunday at the Broad Street Cafe in Durham. Doors open at 4 p.m. Performances start at 4:30 p.m.

For details, check The Relative Pitch’s website and Facebook page.

http://www.wral.com/broad-street-cafe-launches-open-mix-series-for-kids-18-and-under/11692429/

The Relative Pitch in the News!!!

Singers kickoff Durham open mic for youth

Rissi Palmer and Kim Arrington launch The Relative Pitch at Broad Street Café on October 28.

DURHAM, NC – Triangle-based singers Rissi Palmer and Kim Arrington have started The Relative Pitch, a monthy open mic for youth. The opening night for The Relative Pitch is Sunday, October 28 at The Broad Street Café in Durham, NC (1116 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705) at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcomed.

Palmer is a Billboard-charting, country singer-songwriter whose new children’s CD, “Best Day Ever,” will be released this year. Palmer had the idea to start The Relative Pitch from voice students she teaches at The Grace Note Music Studio in Raleigh, NC.

“My students told me that outside of recitals twice a year, there was really nowhere else for the kids to perform that isn’t competition based. The Relative Pitch needed to be a fun, family-friendly and a non-judgmental environment for blooming artists. The kids can expect to gain performance experience, meet other young people who are interested in music, and form community,” said Palmer.

Palmer approached Arrington, a well-known teaching artist and singer whom has toured internationally, to help organize The Relative Pitch. Arrington, who will be releasing a new CD, “Getting II Yes” in 2013, wants to nurture the next wave of local talent

“When Rissi called, I had just finished teaching at a Rock Band camp in Carrboro for 11-15-years- olds. The kids told me they had nowhere to perform locally, and adult open mics were too scary. We want to teach the kids through The Relative Pitch, that indie artists create their own solutions, for themselves and their communities,” said Arrington.

Palmer and Arrington selected The Broad Street Cafe for The Relative Pitch, because it already presents kid-friendly programming every 1st and 3rd Sunday from October to March.

The Relative Pitch will be presented at The Broad Street Café on Sunday, November 11, 2012 and Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The Relative Pitch dates for 2013 are TBA.