The HARD LUCK CAFé Presents at the Cinema Arts Centre
Remember This Great Evening
Thursday, April 19, 2012

on the same program with

Moody and melodic folk-rock


The Whispering Tree is a husband and wife duo that performs a unique brand of moody and melodic folk-rock. Classically trained vocalist Eleanor Kleiner and French bassist Elie Brangbour “tastily combine wistful folk, mellow rock, and pinches of gypsy jazz and bluegrass into a compelling compilation of tightly written tune.” (Keyboard Magazine review of the 2010 release, Go Call the Captain).

Full of imagery and stories of the human condition, The Whispering Tree’s songwriting is the backbone of its sound and has been heavily influenced by the duo’s travels abroad. The two met at the London Center of Contemporary Music in 2004. With a shared passion for music and travel, they journeyed across continents, logging enough frequent flier miles to make any avid traveler jealous.

Named as first-place winners in the 2010 Songdoor International Songwriting Competition, The Whispering Tree also performed in the Emerging Artists Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and under the tent at the Huntington Folk Festival last summer.


on the same program with

Piano-based singer-songwriter

MARCI GELLER Island’s own Marci Geller is a piano-based singer-songwriter, whose passion and tenacity have helped her forge a distinct niche in the independent music arena. With music that ranges from sublime to quirky to bittersweet, she weaves beautiful, intimate verses with infectious choruses. Named an “Editor’s Choice” in 2010 as one of its favorite songwriters of the last decade by Independent Songwriter Magazine, Marci also is a frequent “Featured Artist” on and was recently selected to showcase at the 2012 Cape May Singer Songwriter Conference.

Marci has performed on Live with Regis and Good Day NY, among other TV shows; secured a number of soundtrack placements; toured internationally as the support act and back-up vocalist for Blackmore’s Night; and was a founding member of the now-defunct trio Lucky 13. She is currently working on her next solo CD.

MARCI GELLER ALBUM: BOX OF TRUTH       Visit her website:

  Opening tonight were our featured open mike performers:

Our open mike tonight featured performances by:

  • Andy Romanoff
  • Andrea Cetlin
  • Eli Maniscalco
  • Sherry Buck
  • Gary Schoenberger
  • J. Michael Doherty
  • Becca Hasselbrook
  • Walt Sargent
  • ...and Stuart Marcus

    Photographs of the open mikers and the headline performer were taken by Robert Berkowitz. These can be seen as a slide show or as a collection on Flickr. If any use of these images is desired for ads, web pages, publication, etc., — high-res versions are available from Bob at, and permission should be requested and Robert Berkowitz credited in any reproduction usage.

  • If you weren't here tonight, you missed yet another of the very best programs of the year ...