Champagne Jerry, Neal Medlyn’s hip-hop project/ performance piece, is poised to present a series of shows and assets in anticipation of the release of his second LP. There will be two shows in the middle of December - December 15th at C'mon Everybody with Adrienne Truscott and a very special headlining gig at The Kitchen in Chelsea, December 16th. Clips and brand new music videos will be unveiled starting in January and leading up to March 2nd, 2016 when Champagne Jerry’s 2nd LP will be available via champagne bottle-shaped USB drives exclusively at the run of live shows at New York Live Arts. The album will be available for wide release digitally on Friday March 5th. The album will feature 12+ new tracks with beats from Ad Rock and Max Tannone, featuring the vocal talents of Bridget Everett, Erin Markey, Murray Hill, Larry Krone and Jim Andralis. The album will be available digitally on Friday, March 5th.

From March 2nd through the 5th, Champagne Jerry will transform the New York Live Arts space into The Champagne Room for five shows. Opening up the show will be a performance by Neal Medlyn followed by Champagne Jerry, who will be accompanied by the Champagne Club, a rotating cast of others including Adam Horovitz, Kathleen Hanna, Bridget Everett, Carmine Covelli, and a series of real and invented bands that exist in a world of cheap gold, dance, memories to last a lifetime and effervescence. Tickets for all shows are available

Neal Medlyn is a performance artist and musician living in New York whose most well-known work is his Pop Star Series and his rap alias, Champagne Jerry. He was named one of the top ten performers in New York by Time Out New York. His work as Champagne Jerry has appeared at Joe’s Pub, BAM, and on tour in various music venues, art galleries, and Walmart parking lots. His album ‘For Real, You Guys’ debuted in 2014.

The Pop Star Series, a string of performance pieces built around the music, lives, and personae of Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Prince, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Insane Clown Posse, and Michael Jackson, has been presented at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS122, the Chocolate Factory as well as in various festivals and theaters such as American Realness, the TBA Festival, and the Live Art Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany. Other work of his has been presented by the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and he has received support from Creative Capital and New York Foundation for the Arts.

He appeared in Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder on Comedy Central and co-starred in a web series called People Are Detectives with Carmine Covelli. He has danced for David Neumann and Adrienne Truscott and won a 2010 Bessie Award for his sound design work with Miguel Gutierrez. He co-curated the Movement Research Spring Festival in 2012. He is on the board of the feminist performance journal Women & Performance and he has served on the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council and on the Judson Selection Committee.

He teaches a devised theater class at Playwrights Horizons at NYU and has guest taught and been a visiting artist at Sarah Lawrence, CalArts and NYU Performance Studies.

March 2-5, 2015 @ New York Live Arts
Champagne Jerry in the Champagne Room feat. Neal Medlyn
March 2nd - 7:30pm
March 3rd - 7:30pm
March 4th - 7:30pm
March 5th - 7:30pm & 10:00pm

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