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The next installment – Holiday Cover Songs by The Valentines

Amy & Leann cover "Up on the House Top"

We’re at it again… !!
Amy and Leann cover Gene Autry’s “Up on the House Top” for your holiday viewing pleasure!


Valentines Enter the MyTV20 Detroit Sings Competition!

Vote for Amy Gore & Her Valentines!
VOTE HERE: http://www.tv20detroit.com/

Our video has been accepted MyTV20’s #DetroitSings talent competition! Leann & I are posting a Christmas cover song each week until Dec 25th. Last week, we posted our first cover, “Christmas Everyday,” by Smokey Robinson. On a whim, I entered it in channel MyTV20s Detroit Sings contest, and they liked it! There are 16 acts in metro-Detroit competing for the grand prize and we are one of them!
IT’S TIME TO VOTE! You told us to enter and now, it’s up to you! The first round of voting will be Saturday, December 8th-13th. We’ll post a link through Facebook & Twitter to log on to TV20detroit.com-but you gotta to the voting!

Amy Gore and Her Valentines enter the MyTV20 Detroit Sings Competition! Voting starts December 8th!

After each voting period, votes will be tallied and performances will advance through the bracket. The video must get new votes each week to keep it in the competition. Votes do not carry over. There is no limit to the amount of times you can vote!

Help us get “Christmas Everyday” through to the finals! Tell your friends, family, and church or school members (or anyone you know!) to log on to TV20detroit.com and vote.

The winning musician will receive a $1000 grand prize and a feature on a MyTV20 commercial!
Ok … let’s do this!

~ Amy

Christmas Cover Song Series: First Installation!

Check it out! Amy and Leann cover “Christmas Everday” by Smokey Robinson in the first of our Christmas Cover Song Series!


Shooting the Video for “Fine Without You!”

Click Here to Watch "Fine Without You"

Do you remember the TV sitcom ‘Alice’? I can’t tell you much about the plot lines, but the overbearing boss character of Mel Sharples and Flo’s ‘kiss my grits!’ line are burned into my memory. That and Donna Summer’s video for ‘She Works Hard for the Money’ were the inspirations for the video for “Fine Without You”!

I told my friend and photographer Dave Krieger about my idea. He instantly knew the place to shoot: the Hy-Grade Deli on Michigan Ave in Detroit. I’m so happy he wanted to direct and produce the video! My super-talented friend Yvonne from Lost & Found Vintage in Royal Oak, Mi did wardrobe. She actually made those pink dresses for Leann and I, including the hand-starched hankies and name tags! We had one day to shoot at the Deli, and the live footage we shot at our show with Miss Alex White’s duo White Mystery at the Lager House.

I put the word out on Facebook and Twitter for extras to be in the diner scene. There were people that I specifically had in mind, like Rob Smith from Detroit band Dark Red; my friend Renee Allen, a super-talented actress and model, (she’s the red-head by the counter with me), and Raquel Falcon from the group Jeecy & The Jungle. The blonde is Cindy Elmwood, she did make up for the girls at the counter. Base camp was at Taru’s place, a friend of Dave’s, behind the Hy-Grade. Marcie Bolen did our hair there. We set up a make-shift beauty parlor there in his metal shop, complete with drill presses and metal shavings and huge wooden hammers. It was quite a scene!

The Deli shut down at 4, and we had the place for a few hours after. They left us dirty tables per the director’s request, so it looked like we’d been really serving up sandwiches all day. Dave wrote the script and blocked out the scenes. It all happened so fast! The part where I dump corned-beef sandwiches in the guy’s lap was my favorite to shoot. The guy I spill food on is Donny Thibodeaux. What a sport! Probably the best actor in the whole thing is Jerome Ferretti. He’s a natural. He was perfect as a demanding boss in a greasy diner, don’t you think? In addition to being a great actor, Jerome is a fabulous artist who has graced Detroit for years. He does sculpture and paintings and he needs to be famous! Check out: http://www.jeromium.com/.

Thank you Hy-Grade and PJ at the Lager House for letting us take over your worlds for a day. Thank you to Dave Krieger and his crew for their hard work and talent! Thank you to all my pals who came out to be in the video, especially Kathy Brinker and Joey! Joey was so cute as the kid who dumps the silverware off the table! But don’t ever do that to me again… I hope you all love it as much as I do!

Amy Gore & Her Valentines – “Fine Without You”

~ Amy

AG&HV Video Debut, “Fine Without You”

Click Here to Watch "Fine Without You"

Completely filmed and produced in Detroit, Amy Gore & Her Valentines are at it again! Take a look for some Detroit hotspots including Hygrade Deli and PJ’s Lager House! Directed by Dave Krieger.

Amy Gore & Her Valentines’ Album Release Party Info:
Amy Gore & Her Valentines “In Love” Album Release Party
wsg Duende and J. Walker & The Crossguards
PJ’s Lager House on Sat. 10/13
$10 Cover = Entry and Copy of new album, “In Love”