Oct 19, 2013

Quote From Leslie Sahlen 

“Hola my darlings. A health scare over the summer got me thinking about my personal bucket list. I feel so blessed by the terrific response to last year’s season of Cabarets.  The success was due to the professional casts, crews, sponsors and staff who lovingly worked many months to create memorable evenings of entertainment.  Cabarets require me to wear many hats (Producer, Director, Writer, Box Office, Performer, Publicist, House Manager, etc. etc. etc.)  I simply don’t have the strength to do a full season this year. So, ALL goes into this show in November! This will be the best Cabaret to date.  New characters, old favorites (Mona will be there,) and musical segments featuring my personal “Bucket List Band” of AWESOME local musicians, and a “Bucket List Band” for Sam Rainwater too! (FYI Sam’s local appearances benefit the Castaway Kids charity) Not sure what the future holds for me.  My list also includes releasing a solo CD,  being invited to Liverpool with Chris Montez (hear me Chris? hint! hint!) and possible projects with inspiring local young musicians and the Guaymas orchestra.  For now my darlings, the only confirmed appearance this year by moi is this ONE,  so be sure and get your tickets in advance.  Thank you to my friends and fans. Love you! See you November 22nd and 23rd!“

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 Sep 20, 2013

 2013-2014 SEASON!

Cabaret en El Mar

 Friday &  Saturday 6:00 to 8:00pm

November 22 & 23, 2013

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2013

Bobby Sahlen has a brand new solo cd that in it's first week of release has landed three songs on Broadjam.com indie music Folk-Alternative Top 10 including #1!  Check out SKETCHES OF LIFE

 

May 6, 2013

 

Hola my darlings
 
I dare say this upcoming show may be one of our best.  Not only will we be treated to the beautiful Las Adictas al Baile dancers, but we will be joined by "The Battered Bard" Peter Pope Jones, drummer Pab Adams, and local family band, Llamas de Amor.
 
Students of master music teacher Chacho (founder of La Familia band) they would be best described as "The San Carlos Partridge Family." None of the band members are old enough to get the cultural reference!  The drummer is 14, the guitarist is 15, the keyboardist is 19 and they classic rock their socks off. 
 
Jessie will be laying out a lovely Italian buffet with lasagna, pizza, fettucine, fried zucchini, minestroneup and salad.
 
Tickets are available now at Siesta Realty, El Mar, Barracuda Bob's, and San Carlos Pet Adoption Center volunteers.

 April 24, 2013

Our March show with Chris Montez was another sell-out!  Our last shows of the season are May 17 & 18th with our Special Guests

Las Adictas al Baile 

Cabaret en El Mar Tickets Here 

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January 18, 2013
WOW!  Our first Friday and Saturday night Cabarets, December 7 and 8, 2012, were sell outs!  We're busy getting ready for our next Cabaret en El Mar, March 15th and 16th, when our special guest artist will be CHRIS MONTEZ! Tickets on sale Wednesday January 23, 2013
October 29, 2012
It's been a really busy summer at our little studio in San Carlos, Mexmo. We collaborated with producers in Brazil, Massachusetts and Nashville as well as completed our latest Mexmo CD, Twisted Americana Vol. 1.  Click on the "buy" links at the left of this page, or check out the songs at the links at the top of this page!

Twisted Americana Vol. 1 features many local artists including Peter Pope Jones, Bliss Cochran, Hans Guttmann, and Sam Rainwater performing pre-1928 standards and complimentary original compositions with a tongue in cheek peek at social issues. This summer many of the songs have received encouraging critical acclaim, 5 of the the current Broadjam independent music chart Top 10 for Mexico are Mexmo! http://www.broadjam.com/browse/songs/top10/index.php?l0=r&l1=86&l2=247

Our collaborations with Nery Bauer in Brazil and Jay Carney in Massachusetts have resulted in some fun stuff. Rapazzi has been described as "Johnny Cash gangsta raps Primus and jazz." The writer was in USA, the musicians and producer in Brazil, and all the vocals done here in Mexico. The project also featured local female vocalists Elba Santiago, Bliss Cochran and Leslie Sahlen. Way different than anything any of us has ever done. The first video out of Brazil, "Got No Soul" from Rapazzi is on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19pZnix17t0 

Speaking of video, one of our new songs "Trapped" won Broadjam's Song of The Month for August 2012, and is currently being covered and made into a video by popular Brazilian cabaret artist, Santolin The Dancing Queen." The song is currently charted on the Top 10 worldwide in two versions mine and Santolin's! Google him. Very talented young man. He doesn't speak English so he learned the song phonetically. Now I know how Cher feels when she hears herself impersonated!

And the BIGGEST news is the Cabaret en El Mar! Cabaret en El Mar is a multi media Las Vegas style show utilizing rear projection video, sketch comedy, theater and live music. "The El Mar has a lovely back room that is perfect for a classic supper club atmosphere. With a climate controlled and intimate environment we're able to create a showroom theater experience unique in San Carlos. The costumes alone are worth the price of admission!." Produced by Mexmo San Carlos, the multi-national cast of 10 features many of San Carlos’ favorite individual performers including Peter Pope Jones, Bobby & Leslie Sahlen, Neil Duvall, Bliss Cochran, Rand Gahart, Rich McDaniel, with choreography by Michelle Duvall. The show’s appeal is to both English and Spanish speaking audiences. 

These special events will only be staged THREE weekends during the season. There will be evening performances on Friday and Saturday with an afternoon matinee performance on Saturday. Dates will be the week ends of Dec. 7 & 8, March 15, & 16, May 17 & 18. Tickets will be 250 pesos which include show and buffet dinner/lunch prepared by the terrific El Mar Restaurant at La Posada. Advance ticket purchases are highly encouraged as seating is limited to 90 per show. Tickets will go on sale November 7, 2012.

 

 

Our New CD, Twisted Americana Vol. 1,

Is Available NOW on CDBaby!

 

 

 The Mexmo Story

 “Why don’t you start the Mexican Motown? Not just record artists, nurture their confidence and stage presence too. You can call it Mexmo!” Those words were prophetically uttered by my longtime music buddy Chris Montez on my front porch as he contemplated his dream of retiring to Mexico and working with kids. That was over four years ago. Chris is still on the road delighting audiences worldwide with his many hits. There’s even a documentary of his life in production now, Chris Montez, A Man and His Music. Be sure and watch for it, he’s a musical treasure.

Mexmo San Carlos located in the state of Sonora, is a Mexican corporation specializing in music production and promotions. The Gatorlegs publishing catalog contains over 250 songs in the Coconut Country, Twisted Americana, Old Folkie, Mariachi Fusion, New Age Classical, and MexiBlues genres. Since 1989, Gatorlegs Music has produced 21 CDs by artists that include Bobby and Leslie (Mexmo and The Sahlens), Christie Forester, The Twins, Manuelito, and Spanky McFarlane. In 2003 Gatorlegs produced the 1960s Music Festival in San Carlos,Sonora, Mexico  (see "Links" above) and co-produced the 2003 Curleyfest II (Ferndale, California) and 2001 Curleyfest (Eureka, California) featuring folk rock legends of the sixties that included Chris Montez, Ethan Kenning (HP Lovecraft,) Peter Childs, Spanky McFarlane (Spanky & Our Gang. Mamas and Papas), Kenny Hodges (Spanky & Our Gang), John Kito (Mamas and Papas) and Carlos Bernal (Byrds.)