THE FOUR BITCHIN' BABES/MID LIFE VICES CD
Photo by Kendra Chilson
Start with four richly gifted singer-songwriters, add 3/4 cup married life, 2 kids, four part harmony vocals, one piano, four guitars, one Rockin' Purple Bass, a celtic drum, a mandolin, a dollop of sharp social commentary, cheerleading pom poms, a pinch of pms, a wardrobe of bling-bling, and you’ve got THE FOUR BITCHIN' BABES' Estrogen-fueled hilarious shows that celebrate the best of Babes, Boys, and Botox.
With sorority sister chemistry they perform original songs and stories offering both poignant views and unbridled comedic commentary on the joys and dilemmas of everyday life. With harmony, they share the struggles of balancing careers and family, chocolate obsessions and low carb inner peace, CNN and TV Land... From promising to never pay retail and finding a man who cooks, to dealing with inadequate pay and inadequately cut swim wear, all the while living victoriously after the Romantic Bubble Bursts.
After the success of their 2009 "Diva Nation...Where Music Laughter and Girlfriends Reign," The Babes are proud to announce "Mid Life Vices...A Guilt Free Musical Revue." This tour de force musical comedy group presents their 9th CD of songs that revel in the choices made by a generation who's "been-there-saw-that-drank-that-ate-that-came-back-to-kick-back-and-lay-back!" Of course, the question remains: "How can funny sound this pretty?" (The Boston Globe)
Summer/2012 marks the beginning of their 23rd season of touring and recording. Longtime Babes; Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith and Deirdre Flint welcome new Babe Marcy Marxer of the wonderfully eclectic Grammy-winning and (still touring) duo of Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. As songwriters and accomplished musicians, they become a renegade sorority of modern women who vow to age gracefully, but refuse to go quietly! Continuing to showcase their “BABES” signature brand of estrogen-infused mayhem and award winning songwriting, they set to music their collective Mid Life Crises and the inherent need for Mid Life Vices!
Babe tunes come from the wackiest of viewfinders. On Mid Life Vices, with acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, piano, bass, drums and harmonies from heaven, these multi-talented gal pals offer a peek into the mind of an absolutely organized scatterbrain in “Just in Case, ”an exhausted perfectionist with “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda,” and a loving look at romance in “Dim the Lights.” It wouldn't be a 4BBabes' recording without a few statements from the heart. With such moving pieces as, "In My Dreams," and "The Table" and we hear of those generational transitions that affect us all. Of course there are songs dedicated to the passions and misdeeds of our age, with “Facebook,” “The History of Cheese,” and the rocking release of "Bitchin' Babe Boogie."
Performing in the theatres everywhere, The Four Bitchin' Babes have proved to be wildly successful, as women of all ages (and man-Babes too!) join with their book clubs, bowling leagues, and college reunion events for a night of music and laughs, memorable songs, big hair, and, of course, a totally Babe attitude! With their release of "Mid Life Vices," The Babes continue to celebrate self acceptance, grace and humor, through "Whine, Women and Song!"