Some souls just seem to shine. Yesterday, today and even in the ever after. Lee Villaire was one of those souls. Taken all too quickly and all too soon Lee is now raising a little hell in Rock & Roll Heaven. Singing with the greats and wishing all the aspiring songwriters success in the pursuit of their dreams.
On May 5th, a date with many stories to tell, come join us as we help Lee ‘Pay It Forward’. Lee’s friends, co-workers, fellow musicians and fans will join Lee’s family in aCelebration of Life to honor one of the true pure spirits. A lady who could instantly light up a room with her smile, belt out a song with the best of them and who was always happy to raise a toast at the end of a night. Besides celebrating Lee’s life, we will be helping promising songwriters through our contributions, which include the ticket price, to the Lee Villaire Songwriter Scholarship.
The night will be overflowing with musicians & songwriters from Lee’s time in the USA. Some will cover some of Lee’s hits, there will be some original music capped with dancing and letting go to end the night. In between acts original short videos will highlight various parts of Lee’s career. You will be a fly on the wall listening in to Lee’s creative process. These sometimes-comical journeys of song creation include the earliest spark of an idea, to the ‘this is never going to work’ recordings up to finished radio-ready tracks. It is a night designed to entertain, just as Lee always intended.
For those who loved Lee as a singer & performer we fully understand. Blessed with an incredibly dynamic voice and a true sense of what it means to entertain, Lee would be honored for those remembrances; however, it was not singing or entertaining that was Lee’s true passion. What Lee was most passionate about was crafting a good song. An ear worm that could make you cry, make you laugh, make you wonder or simply make you tap your feet and smile. That’s what Lee was chasing. That is where Lee spent her time. That’s what the Lee Villaire Songwriter Scholarship Fund will help keep alive.