Gary Stockdale is the Featured Guest on the May 2024 First Friday

Sat May 04 2024 at 12:00 am UTC+00:00

Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA | Los Angeles

Severin Browne's First Friday
Publisher/HostSeverin Browne's First Friday
Gary Stockdale is the Featured Guest on the May 2024 First Friday
Friday, May 3rd, 2024, 5-7:30 PM PT. Gary Stockdale is the Featured Guest on the May 2024 First Friday
This is a house concert in Los Angeles, CA and will be a hybrid event taking place simultaneously in person and online.
For In Person: $20 admission.
Limited Seating! Please RSVP soonest on Facebook messenger to to secure your seat!
Doors open 3:30, Pot luck at 4pm. Show starts at 5pm.
>bring your voices and instruments for a song circle, led by Tom Hubbard, after the show<**
This show will also be LIVE ONLINE, Zoom to YouTube Live at
Contact on facebook messenger if you want to join the show on zoom.
Otherwise you can watch the show on YouTube at
(The youtube link will also be shared to Severin Browne's First Friday facebook page).
Gary Stockdale Short Bio:
From Folk to Soul; from funny to storytelling, this is bound to be a great time. His latest album “Keep Letting Go”, is available on all online platforms. For more info on Gary, please visit:
Gary Stockdale Long Bio:
GARY STOCKDALE is a 2-time EMMY-nominated composer, who has composed music for television shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; To Tell the Truth; Comedy Central’s Last Laugh; Cowboy U; The Independent Spirit Awards; A Home for the Holidays (CBS), and 8 seasons of Showtime’s award-winning Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT! Gary’s well-known theme for that show garnered him an EMMY nomination. He also wrote music for THE ARISTOCRATS, by Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza.
Fresh out of college, Gary met Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, under whose mentorship Gary learned the craft of film music composition, as well as singing on many of Henry’s movies.
He began his film-music composing career working for the legendary director/producer Roger Corman, scoring Corman’s first “art” film (entered in the 1989 Los Angeles Film Festival), Dance of the Damned. Around this time, he started working side-by-side with famed film and television composer Lalo Schifrin, arranging and composing cues for his various projects, including Sudden Impact, FX2, and Sam Peckinpah’s last film, The Osterman Weekend.
Since 1990, he’s been the main composer for the “Bad Boys of Magic,” Penn & Teller. Leading the band on their critically-acclaimed variety series Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular, he received his first EMMY nomination for his work on that show.
With Spencer Green, Gary co-wrote the irreverent adult musical BUKOWSICAL!, which opened at the New York Fringe Festival in 2007. After Variety wrote that getting tickets to the sold-out show caused “…a frenzy,” BUKOWSICAL! went on to win the Outstanding Musical Award. A CD of the musical has just been released by Kritzerland Records.
Along with the Film and Television composition, Gary has also been a busy singer and performer. His latest CD Sure Of Mice Elf has become an indy favorite, and he’s been playing various comedy and music venues all over California, and will soon be performing in venues around the country.
As a performer and singer, Gary has appeared in NBC’s Studio 60: Live on the Sunset Strip, was an original member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and was a soloist in the cult classic musical TV series Cop/Rock. He has also lent his voice to such films as Avatar, The Simpsons Movie, The Watchmen, and TV’s The Family Guy.
In 2010-2011, Gary wrote original incidental music for the very scary Off-Broadway hit Play Dead written and directed by Teller, and co-written and starring Todd Robbins.
Gary is the recent recipient of a BMI Award for Music Composition for his work on Penn & Teller: BULLSHIT!
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Zoom feed monitored by Dave DC
Sound at The Abbey: Ed Brand
On Site Door Greeters: Wendy Young and Andrea Spilky Alvarado
Song Circle after the show led by Tom Hubbard
Dungeon Tour after the show by Severin Browne
Social Media and Facebook Live monitored by Mother Hen Promotions.
Graphics by Tom Pickles.
The line-up for Severin's "First Friday Band" is subject to change without notice and may include Jaynee Thorne, Leslie Beauvais, Barrett Tagliarino, Matt Bunsen.
** Tom Hubbard says this: "Those of you who wish to take the Dungeon Tour are encouraged to help us get an accurate count of the people who *begin* the tour, for obvious reasons.
If you plan to join the Song Circle, we have a place to stash your axes during the concert. Speak to the ladies taking your $20, they'll take care of you.
Be aware that there will be dogs about, and yours are welcome. We do ask that you take reasonable precautions with your potluck food, we've never had any problems, and we intend to keep it that way."

Event Venue

Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA

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