VH stuff n’ stuff

IMG_4639oh my friends. there is a lot of stuff. here we go:

our ny producers are working hard to get an off-Broadway run of the craigslist musical up and at them. donate here, or forward to your monied friends who love oddball theatre: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/missed-connections-a-craigslist-musical#/

when i am not clowning around with my kid in photobooths i am working on the cello parts for onegin, which goes up in vancouver march 17. you can get your tickets now, which means good seats and good deals: http://artsclub.com/shows/2015-2016/onegin

aaaand the new album! is called Love Waves! and it is done! it will be released in may. all those who bought it in advance will get it a little sooner than that. i will even be touring. whoa. more details to be trickled out into the relentless internet over the next few months. if you want me to come to your town, pitch me a venue or a promoter or your living room. all offers considered.

more info soonish as always. love, v

seasonal order

child_actor happy december one and all! we have embarked on our panto adventure once again. come see Hansel & Gretel: An East Van Panto at the york theatre sometime between now and january 3. i wear a fancy dress and i do my lips in a new way. and i have barry with me. we’ve been hitting things at the same time for 20 years now! popular demand (meaning that two people have asked) compels me to put our Panto Singalong lyrics up here for your perusal/personal use. this is it folks, the deathless poetry of pantomime. to the tune of Silver Bells.

Bing-ee bong-o
Sing-ee song-o
Blah blah blah
Woof woof woof
Gerbils love to eat walnuts at bedtime
I’m a goofball
When the snow falls
Alcatraz is the worst
And a muffin is good for a hat
Pantomime
Wintertime
Let’s all sing nonsense together
Platypus
Obstreperous
Soon we’ll get back to the play.

(photo of my son hiding from the director courtesy of Maiko Bae Yamamoto.)

sad seahorse

hello all! it is i, the reluctant blogger. instead of posting here, i have been: working on my record. working on Onegin. working on King Arthur. working on the East Van Panto. keeping my family alive. working with Bill Richardson. going to aquafit. and writing a song for a preserved seahorse.

ps two more VHINE UND SZONG coming up: october 25 with guest Don McGlashan and november 15 with Mystery Guest To Be Revealed Soon.

medieval boys

arthurianmy compatriots for the last 2 weeks, at neworld theatre. we’re working on a piece that will go up in 2017, for crying out loud. but now, now i am on vacation. xv

summer is a cumin

onegin howdy all. look, it’s our romantic russian musical! going up march 17 next year, but you could buy tickets now if you’re a keener: arts club theatre. i’m just plowing through the score, and getting ready for our next workshop. there’s a showing on monday june 15 at the arts club revue stage if you’d like to see it in process. also in process: i have a small solo show on june 21 to talk about What I’ve Accomplished as artist-in-residence at the arts club. new songs! muddled stories! bits and bobs! more details on that coming soon. and what else? the album is coming along very nicely, if slowly. the panto machine is rolling into action: Hansel and Gretel next december. expect some Kraftwerk influence. and i am embarking on a quest with NeWorld Theatre and the great Niall McNeil: at last i get to dive into the King Arthur legend with a bunch of awesome knights. i feel like this post is devolving into code. time for clarity and lunch.

Another VHINE UND SZONG.

we’re doing our little cultch wine bar dealie again on April 19. my special guest is the smart and lovely Aislinn Hunter, author of The World Before Us. plan to hear us kibbitz and trade stories/songs, and drink wine. it will be fun again! before that i’m off on ANOTHER HOLIDAY. can you believe it??? who do i think i am? i am someone who is heading to nyc to see some shows, eat some food, and go visit the museum of natural history. after that it will be nothing but knuckling down for the rest of the year, i assure you. yeesh. get off my back already.

westcoast spring

oregon_shadow Guys! i went on a holiday! a real actual road trip with the family. it was incredibly good. we saw elephant seal babies. we went to the mystery spot. we attended the magic castle. and ALCATRAZ. but mostly BEACHES. thank you westcoast for your wonderful beaches. that’s it. i’m not even going to talk about music. it still exists though.

push fest

hey vancouver,the push festival is up and running. sorry, my ability to link seems to be extremely hampered. you can find it on the interweb, i’m sure. i’ll be at club PuSh most nights. come see it all! also, we’ve added a veda hille band show at the fox cabaret on feb 4, also part of push. i’ve managed to cobble together AN AWESOME BAND: peggy lee, barry mirochnick, jesse zubot. we play at 11, with ian william craig up first. $10, come one come all. that’s all for now, must run to my piano.

VHINE UND SZONG

this week! sunday january 11th at the cultch little bar, with guests Bill Richardson and The Fits. small room, come early, eat cheese, drink wine.

*SORRY FOLKS, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. that was quick. we’re figuring out when the february one will happen, so that we can tell you about it pronto.

year end

2014foxhello people, goodbye 2014!  i have been delightfully in panto captivity for the last 2 months, heading into our last show in a few hours.  and then all the next.  what’s up for 2015, you ask?  well.  i am going to be the Arts Club Theatre Artist-in-Residence.  what does that mean, you ask?  it means a whole heck of a lot more theatre coming out of hille, that’s what.  essentially, 2015 looks to be  year of writing musicals and recording an album, slowly but surely.  those lovely patrons who have ordered the album in advance will be getting a Special Progress Report in the next week, with a Tide-You-Over attachment.  in the near future is the push festival, which i have helped to curate. you can find me most nights at Club Push, either in the audience or occasionally on stage. we will also be continuing the new tiny series VHINE UND SZONG at the cultch wine bar, details coming soon for the next show. alright, now i must ready myself for a final turn of being The Orchestra for the east van panto. i will miss singing beyonce and sia songs, for sure. happy new year all!