WHO IS CONNIE EDINGER?
Connie began performing in elementary school musicals at the age of 5, in her hometown of Vandercook Lake (Jackson), MI. Her family moved to Nazareth, PA and she continued performing in her junior high and high school chorus, stage choir, musicals, and marching & stage bands, playing drums and percussion instruments.
Coming from a family blessed with a rich history in music, either as singers, musicians or dancers, she was largely influenced by her maternal grandmother, Alice V. Edinger, who played piano and sang for her grandchildren. Upon her grandmother’s passing, she left her beloved piano to Connie. She is strongly influenced by artists such as Tommy Petty, Queen, The Jacksons, Sly & The Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Heart, Pat Benatar, Jefferson Starship, Boz Scaggs, Queen, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, EWF, Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks, The Eagles, Mary J. Blige, The Sugar Hill Gang, Luther Vandross, Billy Joel and Elton John, to name but a few! As a consequence her repertoire is never dull and she has the extraordinary gift of being able to perform many varied styles of music. Connie began taking vocal instruction from Broadway trained performers, Doug and Joan Barber, in 1989, continuing for 7 years. She gained incredible and invaluable knowledge from the Barber’s, and took her newly honed skills and put them to work. She began performing professionally in 1990.
1995-1997-Up Our Sleeves
1999-2000-Odd Man Out
2001-2004-Good Time Charlie
2005-2006-Flirtin’ Wit’ Momma And The Phat Bottom Horns
2005-2007-Breaking Up The Band
2006-2009-Dance Hall Docs
2007-2010-Connie & Ian
2007-Present-Rayz ‘N Kayn
2008-Present-Four Blind Mice & (then some!)
2010-Present Connie Edinger Trio
2010-Present Connie & Tommy Duo
She recorded her first CD of all original music in 1998 with CONNIE’S BRIGADE, entitled MOTHER’S NATURE. Over the last 20 years working as a professional entertainer, she has performed at Bethlehem’s annual Musikfest on numerous occasions, has had the great fortune of performing at the legendary Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC, and the honor of singing the National Anthem for multiple sporting events, to crowds of over 10,000, including Service Electric Cable TV’s THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE FIGHTS and two home baseball games for the LEHIGH VALLEY IRON PIGS. In 2010, she was also honored to have received the 20 Year Veteran’s Award from the Lehigh Valley Music Awards, along with numerous nominations in multiple categories over the years. Today, Connie continues to write and perform her original material with Tommy Marchak. On the side, she works as a TV extra, and has been filmed in 5 different FORENSIC FILES episodes, as well as a number of TV commercials, including PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES, PROFESSOR AMOS’ SHOCK IT CLEAN, and the VIBRASSAGE PILLOW.
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