The Island Songwriter Showcase (ISS) is a Long Island-based organization of songwriters, lyricists, and performers. We get together to share and develop our passion for the art and craft of songwriting. Our goal is become better songwriters and help others do the same.
Read about us here.
Membership is free, but if you’d like to make it official, our application form is here.
The ISS would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations:
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Jun 10, 2016 :: Thursday, June 16 is the kick-off of the new Original Open Mic Night... UPSTAIRS @ COCO MOKA. Details on the attached flyer. Bring your instruments and your original songs and enjoy a great night of music!
Mar 5, 2016 :: Congratulation to former ISS Director Sonny Speed. Sonny will be taking over the Stormy Monday Blues Program at WRPI.
Here he is (looking a little like "Killroy was Here" :-).
Mar 3, 2016 :: Congratulation to ISS Member Ben Boecker for winning New Musicals’ prestigious New Voices Project, sponsored by Disney Imagineering and New Musials Inc. Selections from Ben’s show, "Magic in New Hampshire" will be presented before industry pros in CA, and at NMI’s Got Musical concerts in Burbank and LA later this Spring. "Woot woot", said Mr. Boecker in his press release.
Feb 12, 2016 :: For a limited time The Slap Jackson Studios is offering a Songwriters Special.
Jan 30, 2016 :: CD Release Party for ISS Member Jim Pastor
Postcards from Purgatory
7 PM, Sat. January 30th
LaMantia Gallery, Northport
Jim Pastor and friends John Tabacco, Susan DeVita, Angie Pastor, Joe Gioglio and Walt Sargent
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For a description, directions and the ISS Workshop Guide, please click here.
Bellmore Memorial Library Showcase
The ISS wishes to thank Estelle Henrich and Mike Svezia for producing the Bellmore Showcase series. We also wish to thank Patty Paris from the library for hosting, and thank Alice Hayden for the lovely flyers. We are also thankful to Jack Finkenberg, Jim Baron, Mike Christian and others who have provided sound reinforcement. A special thanks to Suzanne Ernst for supporting several performers with background vocals and guitar. Finally, we also want to thank all the songwriters for sharing their fine performances, authentic stories and musical gifts.