Highlights from the December 2014 Relative Pitch

Hello All, I hope that this message finds you all well!!! Not only was our final Relative Pitch of 2014 full of holiday spirit, it was also our 1 year anniversary at Sola Coffee Cafe. There were many new performers (including the entire cast of “Seussical the Musical” from the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater) and lots of singer/songwriter/instrumentalists. It warmed my heart to see so many young people come together under the love of music and performance. Here are some of the highlights: This young lady performed an original composition. Though nervous, she completed her song to lots of applause from a receptive audience…

Anjelica is a young singer songwriter who has blessed us with her original songs for the second time this year…
Josh, a Relative Pitch veteran, entertained us with his newly acquired guitar skills with this cover of “Lonely Ghosts”…
Finally, my daughter Grace performed what has become her “anthem”…”Royals”.   Here is a candid shot from that performance: IMG_3036 The Relative Pitch will be back at Sola Coffee Cafe’ on February 28, 2015 at 5pm. I hope to see you there!!! Sincerely, Rissi

Highlights from our February 8 show!!! (Pictures & Video)

February 8 was our first show of 2014 and the performers didn’t disappoint!!!  This show featured two singer songwriters showcasing original music in addition to a solo and duet performances of covers with a twist.  Thank you to all the parents for supporting these fabulous young musicians and to Sola Coffee Cafe for once again making everyone comfortable and full!!!


One of our founders, Rissi Palmer, proudly watching two of our performers.


Singer-songwriter and new Relative Pitch participant Anjelica sings an original composition


Seasoned performer Brooke Hatala sings an original song


McKenzie and Maggie put their spin on a Paramore song

Shots from our March 24 show!!!

Well friends, it was a great show!!!  It was a cold and rainy Sunday but so many extremely talented kids and their families came out and our stage was bright and sunny!  We were really excited to see and hear all of the young singer/songwriter/musicians playing original pieces.  Just a reminder that April 28 is the last The Relative Pitch before our summer hiatus.  If you’d like to participate, please visit the Performer Sign Up page and reserve your spot because this last show is going to fill up quickly!


The songwriting team of Una and Leidy dazzled the crowd with their performance of an original song, “Mr Sunshine”…


Co-founder Kim Arrington and singer McKenzie sharing a moment on stage before McKenzie’s performance.


McKenzie singing a pitch perfect rendition of a song from Paramore.


Daison, who has only been playing the Ukulele for only FOUR MONTHS and marked his first time onstage with us, entertained the audience with his version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”…


This young lady and her father (not pictured) gave us an unexpected, funny, and very sweet performance of the Guacamole song 🙂


Daison and his little brother Taurean performed an original song and they were awesome!!!


Seriously, how cute are they???


This little singer performed the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and got the crowd involved!


The Relative Pitch founders & hosts Rissi and Kim getting the crowd ready for the show!

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Shots from our February 24 show!!!

Hey all,

It’s hard to believe that we have already had five The Relative Pitch Shows!!! Thank you to all the performers and their families for coming out and making this possible and to The Broad Street Cafe and all of their amazing staff for accommodating us.  The February 24 show saw several new performers as well as a few familiar faces.  Remember, you too can perform in a Relative Pitch show!  There are only two left before our summer hiatus: March 24 and April 28.  Visit our Performer Sign Up page to sign up!


Relative Pitch newbie McKenzie sang two selections, Paramore’s “The Only Exception” and Sara Barailles’ “King of Anything”.


Veteran performer Josh entertained the audience with his rendition of “Every Storm” by Gary Allen.


Also a veteran performer, Kayman performed two original pieces.


McKenzie and a friend turned Katy Perry’s “Firework” into a fabulous duet!


A young performer singing a wonderful rendition of Adele’s “Someone Like You”.

Shot from our January 27th Show!!!

Here are some of the highlights from our January 27th show. Sydney, one of our young performers, stood in for Kim (who is in the studio recording her new album, Getting II Yes) as co-host with Rissi. This was the first show that had a “dancers”, you’ll see what we mean below in the pictures. We had singers ranging from 3 to 18, instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, and rappers. Rissi also debuted a song from her recently released children’s album, Best Day Ever.  Check out the fun below!


The Relative Pitch Dancers 🙂 This group of adorable little ones created a little mosh pit on the side of the stage for the entire show!


Our dancers waiting for us to start the music 🙂


Our youth cohost for the night, Sydney, did a fabulous job!


RIssi and Sydney getting the crowd ready for the first performer!


Josh got the crowd involved during his performance of Fun’s “Some Nights” and proved to be one of the night’s favorites.


Trinity charmed everyone with her fabulous attire and her version of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”.


Brooke wowed the crowd with not one but 3 selections during the show, including a soulful rendition of “Imagine” by John Lennon.


Our co-host Sydney gave the audience some ear candy with her version of Demi Lavato’s “Give Your Heart a Break”.


Before Brooke’s second selection, Rissi asked her how much she practiced. She enthusiastically replied “At least two hours a day”. That’s what it takes to look effortless; LOTS of preparation!!


Sydney and Rissi performed a harmonious duet version of Miranda Lambert’s “Over You”.

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”