Email Linda Visit Lindas Website Visit Lindas MySpace Page Global Loving Records Singer-Songwriter and Recording Artist, Linda Chorney is a big star in a small galaxy. Her talents have taken her around the world performing all the way from the high elevations of Mount Everest base camp to sea level locales on the Islands of Bermuda, Belize, Jost Van Dyke, Turks and Caicos and more. The world-traveler who plays locations that support her mountain climbing, scuba diving and exploring hobbies boasts five self-produced albums, a Top 40 track, endorsement deals, an impressive network of colleagues and even a credit on IMDb, Linda Chorney now numbers herself among the elite musicians who call the Jersey Shore home. Her loyal fan-base can't seem to get enough, giving her CD's a permanent home in their players. Her unadulterated lyrics are autobiographical trips through love, life and heartache. She sings things most people think but often are reticent to say. Linda prides herself on being relatable, delivering melodic tales with a soothing yet strong voice that is at once earthy and non-calculating. Storylines are complemented by tonality and instrumentation, illustrating Linda's profound journeys. Music is in Lindas blood. Her mother a concert pianist; her great aunt an opera singer, and her grandfather played mandolin. Resultantly, her family has always been supportive of Linda's professional aspirations. They always came to gigs, no matter if it were a resort or a biker bar. They paid for her demo's in the early days. Finally studios rolled the dice that she would make it big, comping her studio time. She came exceedingly close to that goal when she broke into the Top 40, at #31 with Living Alone, passing Alanis Morrissette on the A/C Charts on 'Friday Morning Quarter Back. "But the label ran out of money. It was around 9/11. Although I'd worked my whole life for that break, I wasn't upset. I was alive, and nobody I knew lost their's." So maybe timing and circumstances of the business has prevented her from being exposed on that next level. But her unmistakable talents have still earned her some rather impressive performance credits sharing a marquees with the likes of Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Live, Dave Mason, Bobby Bandiera, Hugh McDonald and Led Zeppelin… in a dream once. She has played in front of 250,000 people, having had the honor to perform for Nelson Mandela at his 1990 Freedom Celebration in Boston. Catch a show in one of intimate Jersey Shore venues before she gets that Grammy and won't acknowledge you anymore. Her set-ups and winging dialogue between songs will keep you laughing. On the other hand, she may bring an emotional tear to your eye as she flies from one extreme to the other, as life can be. Her interpretations of Classic Cover Tunes should not be missed, as she mixes them up in between her huge catalogue of originals. Lindas five solo albums, CHORNographEY, 1 Kiss At A Time, Me So Chorney, Racing With Reality and My Blunt Instrument are all available for purchase on Lindas official website www.lindachorney.com.
Email Linda Visit Lindas Website Visit Lindas MySpace Page Linda Chorney plays over XXX live shows each year. Currently, Linda is touring her local market in support of her original material. Regular Jersey Shore appearances: David Burkes Fromagerie, Rumson, New Jersey Salt Creek Grille, Rumson, New Jersey The Clam Hut, Highlands, New Jersey National Venues of Distinction: The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ The Channel, Boston, MA The Paradise, Boston, MA The Hat Shell, Boston MA Molly's, Brighton, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent HardRock Café, Boston, MA HardRock Café, Puerto Rico Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN Garton's, Vail, CO Bitter End, New York, NY Bottom Line, New York, NY The Stephen Talkhouse, Long Island, NY 6th Street Bar, Austin, TX Genghis Cohens, Los Angeles, CA Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina The above touring highlights are just a sampling of Lindas performance venues. For over two decades Linda has been touring the world playing locations that support her mountain climbing, scuba diving and exploring hobbies. Other tour stops include venues in Japan, Micronesia, Cay Kauker, Guatemala, Germany, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Patagonia, St. Thomas, St. John, Vietnam and more. International Venues of Distinction: Hotel California, Mount Everest Base Camp, Tibet Monkey Jungle Stage, Ubud on Bali, Indonesia People's Park, Chengdu, China Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia The Rock Garden, London, England Limrick Bar, Limrick, Ireland Queen Street Rock Club, Toronto, Canada Charlies, Lanzarote, Grand Canary Islands Black Beard's, Bermuda Fido's, San Pedro, Belize Foxy's New Years Celebration, Jost Van Dyke Island Ponte Veccio, Florence, Italy Aboard Explorer II, Turks and Caicos Aboard Explorer II, Saba Rock Resort, British Virgin Islands Aboard the U.S.S. Thorfinn, Truk Lagoon, Micronesia Aboard the Nimrod Explorer, Great Barrier Reef, Austrailia Donavans, Sea Bright, New Jersey McLoones Rum Runner, Sea Bright, New Jersey SAWA at Pier Village, Long Branch, New Jersey
Email Linda Visit Lindas Website Visit Lindas MySpace Page High Profile Appearances Nelson Mandella Freedom Celebration, Boston, MA 1990 Tom's River Festival (Carrie Underwood Headlining), Toms River, NJ 2008 Charity Events BreastFest Cancer Benefit, Amboy, NJ 2008 Dunes Day, Sea Bright, NJ 2008 Camp Sunshine, Tucson AZ 2006 Rachels Way, Pembroke, MA 2006 Angel's in May, Fuquay-Varina, NC 2004, 2005 Cancer Event, Snowmass, CO 2002 Cancer Charity, Beaver Creek, CO 1994 Colleagues Linda has shared stages with renowned artists: Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Live, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, Jackson Brown, Hootie and the Blow Fish, Jack O'Pierce, Burning Spear, Air Supply, The Outlaws, Michelle Shocked, Dave Mason, Bruce Hornsby, BuckWheat Zydeco, Dramarama, Bobby Bandiera, Hugh McDonald, Blushing Brides Linda has recorded with celebrated artists: Hugh McCracken, Tom Barney, Basheri Johnson, Becka Byram, Hernan Romero, Michael Gehgan, Frank Wolf, Lisa Fisher Television & Radio Travel Adventure Show, Pilot 2008 Currently Linda can be heard on over 100 college, indie and adult contemporary radio stations across the country Endorsement Deals Millennia Guitars: The Linda Chorney Signature Series
What I love about Linda Chorney is her 'down to earth' attitude, her frankness and her undying drive. Linda is very talented and her CD's reflect that with great songs, arrangements and a tongue in cheek approach that leaves you waiting for the next CD and wondering, 'what will she come up with next?'. Her ability to put genuine life experiences and feelings into lyrics reflects her true genius.. - Bill Bunker President, Millennia Guitars, LLC Id like to take you all around and show the others how its done. -Tony Pallagrosi President, Concerts East Hot Damn! - Bobby Bandiera Guitarist Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen Music purists have described her CD's as "infectious." Her lyrics demand your attention with their originality, vulnerability, humor, courage, and above all, honesty. She delivers melodic tales with a soothing yet strong voice that is at once earthy and non-calculating. Storylines are complemented by tonality and instrumentation, illustrating Linda's journey through her experience and relationships. She sings things most people think but often are reticent to say. -Jennifer L. Pricci Columnist, ChorusAndVerse.com Email Linda Visit Lindas Website Visit Lindas MySpace Page
Email Linda Visit Lindas Website Visit Lindas MySpace Page Linda Chorney: Shore To Be A Star by Jennifer L. Pricci A typical Friday on the Jersey Shore usually finds me at McLoone's Rum Runner, tethered to the piano bar and as close to Mr. Bobby Bandiera. His local gigs have been scarce lately as he and Bon Jovi have been otherwise engaged, conquering the world. But on one recent evening he invited to the stage a slender woman in pink plaid golf pants and a bright orange Yankees ski hat. And I'm thinking, 'no, please, don't take any time away from Bobby.' But then she opened her mouth and simultaneously filled the room with her presence. When I asked her name, she replied "Linda Chorney - Chorney, like horny. At night's end I rushed home to look her up on her website, or MySpace, whathaveyou. As I learned more, I grew more confident that this Boston native in Yankee gear is set to make a big splash here at the Shore. And as she sings on Move On, off her album CHORNographEY, "I was put on this earth to be someone to love a man." I'm considering another possibility: Linda Chorney was put on this earth to perform. Linda has been a professional singer/songwriter for the past 25 years. To date, she's independently produced and released 5 solo albums; My Blunt Instrument, Racing With Reality, Me So Chorney, 1 Kiss at a Time, and the most recent CHORNographEY. When you consider the credits of her backing musicians, it's clear that she keeps good company. Guitarist Hugh McCracken has worked with John Lennon, Lisa Fisher, The Rolling Stones - remember those famous female vocals behind Gimme Shelter? Local Red Bank resident Michael Ghegan rounds out the high caliber line-up, having toured with Elton John, Justin Timberlake and, currently, Cirque de Sole. Linda has seen the world through varying performance venues - from an altitude of 11,000 feet in Vail to sea-level hot spots in the Virgin Islands. Her adventures have taken her to the base camp of Mount Everest and she's also broken through markets in Micronesia, Australia, China, Tibet, Bermuda, Europe and Alaska.
Linda Chorney: Shore To Be A Star Continued Lucky for us, a local resident and self-proclaimed stalker rescued her from the mountain tops and made her fall in love with him… and the Jersey Shore. Music purists have described her CD's as "infectious." Her lyrics demand your attention with their originality, vulnerability, humor, courage, and above all, honesty. She delivers melodic tales with a soothing yet strong voice that is at once earthy and non-calculating. Storylines are complemented by tonality and instrumentation, illustrating Linda's journey through her experience and relationships. She sings things most people think but often are reticent to say. Her catalogue succeeds at being both personal and accessible. Labeling her genre as "dysfunctional rock," her songs go well beyond traditional singer/songwriter fare. Instead, it's an amalgam of experimental pop rock that showcases her commanding vocals, songwriting prowess and strong production skills. "My inspiration comes from relationships, whether I'm depressed, pissed off, bored or horny. But now that I'm in love, I had to find something else to write about, so I'm going political." As a child, Linda was self-taught on guitar. "At ten I took one lesson and then quit," she said. "They were teaching scales and notes. I didn't want to learn that. I wanted to play songs. So I went home and taught myself chords." She handles her instrument with conviction, confidently attacking rhythm but dynamically bringing it down to the appropriate level. It wasn't long before this confident artist gained sponsorship from a guitar company. "I play with a couple of different guitars. And I play a bit of harmonica. I was sponsored by a cool company out of New Hampshire, Millennia Guitars. They named a line after me; "The Linda Chorney Signature Series". How cool is that? "And I have a sweet 1967 Hummingbird, that an ex-boyfriend was foolish enough to give me during a break-up. He thought it might relieve some of the guilt for his being a drunk. I also got a few good songs out of that relationship. "All in all, the suffering was worth the big pay off! I just had a pick-up installed in it by Phil Petillo. The dude is a genius! I cannot believe the array of talent in this area,
Linda Chorney: Shore To Be A Star Continued between Phil and the great cast of musicians. That should be enough local brown nosing for now." Linda comes from a musical family. "I knew I wanted to be a rock star from the womb". Her mother a concert pianist; her great aunt an opera singer, and her grandfather played mandolin. Resultantly, her family has always been supportive of Linda's professional aspirations. They always came to gigs, no matter if it were a resort or a biker bar. They paid for her demo's in the early days. Finally studios rolled the dice that she would make it big, comping her studio time. And she came really close to that goal when she broke into the Top 40, at #31, passing Alanis Morrissette on the A/C Charts on 'Friday Morning Quarter Back'. "But the label ran out of money. It was around 9/11. Although I'd worked my whole life for that break, I wasn't upset. I was alive, and nobody I knew lost their's." After that close shave, she began to collect performance credits, sharing a marquee with the likes of Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Dave Mason, and others. She has played in front of 250,000 people, having the honor to perform for Nelson Mandela in Boston. Five self-produced albums, a Top 40 track, sponsorship deals, a performance calendar that's spanned the globe and even a credit on IMDb after her songs and acting appeared in an indie film, Linda Chorney now numbers herself among the elite independent singer/songwriters who call the Jersey Shore home. "I have newly found and lovable Jersey fans that faithfully have come to just about every performance. Though it's not their objective to see a show at every venue - some might be out to find a hot date - so they don't all listen. But there is that awesome occasion when my music strikes a chord. So I get an increased audience. Then, when they buy a CD and put it on, I can guarantee that someone will make sweet love to them! Unless they're alone - then they can improvise (laughs). "Right now, I'm in the process of putting together a trio with Linc Davis on lead guitar and Richy Blackwell on percussion… I'm calling us 'The Odd Squad.' So if you're convinced and ready to catch a solo show, be prepared for some winging dialogue between songs that will keep you laughing. Her big voice is an equal match to her large personality.
Linda Chorney: Shore To Be A Star Continued "I never have a set list. I just play what I feel, like always. Sometimes I will be in the middle of one song, while having a conversation in my head about what song I will do next, or, what should I eat on my break, or when the hell is my break? "Although I do throw in more current artists occasionally, like, 'what's that guys name from around here?' I mostly stick to classic rock. My influences are from that era. And sorry, but no one has come close to touching Zeppelin, Neil Young and The Beatles, not even me!" On the other hand, she may bring a tear to your eye as she flies from one extreme to the other, as life often does. Songs that find relief from pushing through heartache, "It's better to sing than it is to bleed," from her excruciating break-up song, Looney Bin, are included in the same set as numbers in which she captures you with her humor. "I enjoy adverbs, I just don't like the people that drop the 'L' 'Y'. I kinda take it personal (pause) ly." And although some songs are on the sadder side, there is always a surprising turn at the end, turning tragedy into triumph. "Just last Friday I did my song, Fins. It's about an ex-boyfriend that physically hurt me. When I finished, this woman came up to me with a tear in her eye, kissed me on the cheek and said that I validated her story, and thanked me. That is more rewarding than getting paid. I love making chicks cry! To experience Linda Chorney is to invoke your own past experiences like a photograph, making you long for something you didn't know you wanted. She can move you like a roller coaster ride, the kind of ups and downs that will make you scream. This fresh Shore talent will hook you with her wit, wisdom and creativity. Currently, Linda is focusing on gaining traction in her new market. In her first full season as a resident of the Jersey Shore, she has secured a number of regular appearances in the area. Look for her at The Fromagerie (Rumson), Salt Creek Grille (Rumson), McLoone's Rum Runner (Sea Bright), SAWA at Pier Village (Long Branch), and The Clam Hut (Highlands). In addition, Linda is currently being courted to host an Adventure, Musical Travel show. She has already filmed a portion of the pilot in India this past March.
Email Linda Visit Lindas Website Visit Lindas MySpace Page Linda Chorney: Cartoons, Guitars And The Deep Blue Sea by John Pfifer Linda Chorney is a busy girl. She is an author, an avid scuba diver as well as golfer. She has also spent the last 25 years as a front person and singer. I like the fact that Chorney is so laid back and up front when speaking about herself.A self confessed cartoon watcher, Linda likes to sit around on the couch in her underwear and eat ceareal out of the box. And while Martha Stewart stalwarts might shake their heads at that great American tradition, I say well done Linda and please pass the Captain Crunch. Linda Chorney is no stranger to fame, having come extremely close to major label status when she broke the Top 40 Adult Contemporary Music list in 2002 with her album, Living Alone, coming in at number 31 and passing Alanis Morrisette on the A/C Charts with Friday Morning Quarter Back. But in this industry, every silver lining has a dark gray cloud and when the label ran out of money she was on her own again. It was also around the time of 9/11, a time which took the focus of entertainment away and replaced it with the unfathomable horrors of the greatest tragedy since Pearl Harbor. Although Linda had worked hard for that break, she wasnt upset. I was alive, and nobody I knew lost their lives. Chorney bounced back, releasing five CDs including, My Blunt Instrument, Racing with Reality, Me So Chorney and 1 Kiss At A Time. Her newest release is entitled Chornographey. Linda has shared the stage with luminaries like Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Dave Mason, and others. She has played in front of 250,000 people, having had the honor to perform for Nelson Mandela in Boston. Linda Chorney now numbers herself among the elite independent singer/songwriters hailing from out of state who now call the Jersey shore their home. I have some lovable fans that come to just about every performance. Though most folks are there to see the show, she knows that some might just be out to find a hot date, but she also knows that when her music strikes a chord it makes for all the difference. And when fans buy a CD and put it on, she says, I can guarantee that someone will make sweet love to them! Unless theyre alone–then they can improvise (laughs). Catch this cartoon watcher at The Toms River Festival on August 3 in Ocean County.