Drama Desk-Winning Toxic Audio Returns to New York Stage Aug. 7

News   Drama Desk-Winning Toxic Audio Returns to New York Stage Aug. 7 Toxic Audio, the five-person vocalist group that won a 2004 Drama Desk Award for most Unique Theatrical Experience, returns to the New York stage Aug. 7.

The a cappella group will perform at 7 PM at the famed jazz club Birdland. Toxic Audio currently features the talents of Jeremy James, Shalisa James, Rene Ruiz, Paul Sperrazza and Michelle Mailhot-Valines. John A. Valines III is the group’s sound designer. Without the use of instruments Toxic Audio, according to a press notes, "create complex sonic textures, rhythmic drumbeats, thumping bass lines and searing guitar-like solos in their performance of contemporary pop songs, timeless classics, jazz-scat and vocally orchestrated original compositions." In 2004 the group played over 200 performances at Off-Broadway's John Houseman Theatre.

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $35 cover and $10 food/drink minimum. Call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.instantseats.com/birdland.

Toxic Audio: L-R: Michelle Mailhot-Valines, Jeremy James, Ren
Toxic Audio: L-R: Michelle Mailhot-Valines, Jeremy James, Ren Photo by Carol Rosegg