Global Loving Records Singer-Songwriter and Recording Artist, Linda Chorney is a big star in a small galaxy. Her talentshave taken her around the world performing all the way from the high elevations of Mount Everest base camp to sealevel locales on the Islands of Bermuda, Belize, Jost Van Dyke, Turks and Caicos and more. The world-traveler whoplays locations that support her mountain climbing, scuba diving and exploring hobbies boasts five self-producedalbums, a Top 40 track, endorsement deals, an impressive network of colleagues and even a credit on IMDb, LindaChorney now numbers herself among the elite musicians who call the Jersey Shore home.Her loyal fan-base cant seem to get enough, giving her CDs a permanent home in their players. Her unadulteratedlyrics are autobiographical trips through love, life and heartache. She sings things most people think but often arereticent to say. Linda prides herself on being relatable, delivering melodic tales with a soothing yet strong voice that isat once earthy and non-calculating. Storylines are complemented by tonality and instrumentation, illustrating Lindasprofound journeys.Music is in Linda’s blood. Her mother a concert pianist; her great aunt an opera singer, and her grandfather playedmandolin. Resultantly, her family has always been supportive of Lindas professional aspirations. They always came togigs, no matter if it were a resort or a biker bar. They paid for her demos in the early days. Finally studios rolled thedice that she would make it big, comping her studio time. She came exceedingly close to that goal when she broke intothe 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 Id worked my whole life for that break, I wasnt upset.I was alive, and nobody I knew lost theirs."So maybe timing and circumstances of the business has prevented her from being exposed on that next level. But herunmistakable talents have still earned her some rather impressive performance credits sharing a marquees with the likesof Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Live, Dave Mason, Bobby Bandiera, HughMcDonald and Led Zeppelin… in a dream once. She has played in front of 250,000 people, having had the honor toperform 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 wont acknowledge youanymore. Her set-ups and winging dialogue between songs will keep you laughing. On the other hand, she may bringan emotional tear to your eye as she flies from one extreme to the other, as life can be. Her interpretations of ClassicCover Tunes should not be missed, as she mixes them up in between her huge catalogue of originals.Linda’s five solo albums, CHORNographEY, 1 Kiss At A Time, Me So Chorney, Racing With Reality and My BluntInstrument are all available for purchase on Linda’s official website www.lindachorney.com. Email Linda Visit Linda’s Website Visit Linda’s 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 Burke’s Fromagerie, Rumson, New Jersey ♪ Donavan’s, Sea Bright, New Jersey♪ Salt Creek Grille, Rumson, New Jersey ♪ McLoone’s Rum Runner, Sea Bright, New Jersey♪ The Clam Hut, Highlands, New Jersey ♪ SAWA at Pier Village, Long Branch, New JerseyNational Venues of Distinction: International Venues of Distinction:♪ The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ ♪ Hotel California, Mount Everest Base Camp, Tibet♪ The Channel, Boston, MA ♪ Monkey Jungle Stage, Ubud on Bali, Indonesia♪ The Paradise, Boston, MA ♪ Peoples Park, Chengdu, China♪ The Hat Shell, Boston MA ♪ Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia♪ Mollys, Brighton, MA ♪ The Rock Garden, London, England♪ Cape Cod Melody Tent ♪ Limrick Bar, Limrick, Ireland♪ HardRock Café, Boston, MA ♪ Queen Street Rock Club, Toronto, Canada♪ HardRock Café, Puerto Rico ♪ Charlie’s, Lanzarote, Grand Canary Islands♪ Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN ♪ Black Beards, Bermuda♪ Gartons, Vail, CO ♪ Fidos, San Pedro, Belize♪ Bitter End, New York, NY ♪ Foxys New Years Celebration, Jost Van Dyke Island♪ Bottom Line, New York, NY ♪ Ponte Veccio, Florence, Italy♪ The Stephen Talkhouse, Long Island, NY ♪ Aboard Explorer II, Turks and Caicos♪ 6th Street Bar, Austin, TX ♪ Aboard Explorer II, Saba Rock Resort, British Virgin Islands♪ Genghis Cohens, Los Angeles, CA ♪ Aboard the U.S.S. Thorfinn, Truk Lagoon, Micronesia♪ Cats Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina ♪ Aboard the Nimrod Explorer, Great Barrier Reef, Austrailia The above touring highlights are just a sampling of Linda’s 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. Email Linda Visit Linda’s Website Visit Linda’s MySpace Page
High Profile Appearances♪ Nelson Mandella Freedom Celebration, Boston, MA 1990♪ Toms River Festival (Carrie Underwood Headlining), Toms River, NJ 2008Charity Events♪ BreastFest Cancer Benefit, Amboy, NJ 2008♪ Dunes Day, Sea Bright, NJ 2008♪ Camp Sunshine, Tucson AZ 2006♪ Rachel’s Way, Pembroke, MA 2006♪ Angels in May, Fuquay-Varina, NC 2004, 2005♪ Cancer Event, Snowmass, CO 2002♪ Cancer Charity, Beaver Creek, CO 1994Colleagues♪ Linda has shared stages with renowned artists: Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Live, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, Jackson Brown, Hootie and the Blow Fish, Jack OPierce, 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 FisherTelevision & Radio♪ Travel Adventure Show, Pilot 2008♪ Currently Linda can be heard on over 100 college, indie and adult contemporary radio stations across the countryEndorsement Deals♪ Millennia Guitars: The Linda Chorney Signature Series Email Linda Visit Linda’s Website Visit Linda’s MySpace Page
“What I love about Linda Chorney is her down to earth attitude, her frankness and her undying drive. Linda is very talented and her CDs 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 “I’d like to take you all around and show the others how it’s 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 CDs 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 Lindas 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 Linda’s Website Visit Linda’s MySpace Page
Linda Chorney: Shore To Be A Starby Jennifer L. PricciA typical Friday on the Jersey Shore usually finds me at McLoones Rum Runner, tetheredto the piano bar and as close to Mr. Bobby Bandiera. His local gigs have been scarce latelyas he and Bon Jovi have been otherwise engaged, conquering the world. But on onerecent evening he invited to the stage a slender woman in pink plaid golf pants and abright orange Yankees ski hat.And Im thinking, no, please, dont take any time away from Bobby. But then sheopened her mouth and simultaneously filled the room with her presence. When I askedher name, she replied "Linda Chorney - Chorney, like horny.“At nights 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 setto 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 tobe someone to love a man." Im considering another possibility: Linda Chorney was puton this earth to perform.Linda has been a professional singer/songwriter for the past 25 years. To date, shes independently produced andreleased 5 solo albums; My Blunt Instrument, Racing With Reality, Me So Chorney, 1 Kiss at a Time, and the mostrecent CHORNographEY.When you consider the credits of her backing musicians, its clear that she keeps good company. Guitarist HughMcCracken has worked with John Lennon, Lisa Fisher, The Rolling Stones - remember those famous female vocalsbehind Gimme Shelter? Local Red Bank resident Michael Ghegan rounds out the high caliber line-up, having toured withElton 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 hotspots in the Virgin Islands. Her adventures have taken her to the base camp of Mount Everest and shes also brokenthrough markets in Micronesia, Australia, China, Tibet, Bermuda, Europe and Alaska. Email Linda Visit Linda’s Website Visit Linda’s MySpace Page
Linda Chorney: Shore To Be A StarContinuedLucky for us, a local resident and self-proclaimed stalker rescued her from the mountain tops and made her fall in lovewith him… and the Jersey Shore.Music purists have described her CDs 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 isat once earthy and non-calculating. Storylines are complemented by tonality and instrumentation, illustrating Lindasjourney 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 gowell beyond traditional singer/songwriter fare. Instead, its an amalgam of experimental pop rock that showcases hercommanding vocals, songwriting prowess and strong production skills. "My inspiration comes from relationships, whether Im depressed, pissed off, bored or horny. But now that Im in love, I had to find something else to write about, so Im 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 didnt want to learn that. I wanted to play songs. So Iwent home and taught myself chords." She handles her instrument with conviction, confidently attacking rhythm butdynamically bringing it down to the appropriate level. It wasnt long before this confident artist gainedsponsorship from a guitar company. "I play with a couple of different guitars. And I play a bit of harmonica. I wassponsored by a cool company out of New Hampshire, Millennia Guitars. They named a line after me; "TheLinda 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 StarContinuedbetween 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, herfamily has always been supportive of Lindas professional aspirations. They always came to gigs, no matter if it were aresort or a biker bar. They paid for her demos in the early days. Finally studios rolled the dice that she would make itbig, 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/CCharts on Friday Morning Quarter Back."But the label ran out of money. It was around 9/11. Although Id worked my whole life for that break, I wasnt upset.I was alive, and nobody I knew lost theirs."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 toperform for Nelson Mandela in Boston.Five self-produced albums, a Top 40 track, sponsorship deals, a performance calendar thats spanned the globe andeven a credit on IMDb after her songs and acting appeared in an indie film, Linda Chorney now numbers herself amongthe 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 its nottheir objective to see a show at every venue - some might be out to find a hot date - so they dont all listen. But thereis that awesome occasion when my music strikes a chord. So I get an increased audience. Then, when they buy a CDand put it on, I can guarantee that someone will make sweet love to them! Unless theyrealone - then they can improvise (laughs)."Right now, Im in the process of putting together a trio with Linc Davis on lead guitar and Richy Blackwell onpercussion… Im calling us The Odd Squad.“So if youre convinced and ready to catch a solo show, be prepared for some winging dialogue between songs that willkeep you laughing. Her big voice is an equal match to her large personality.
Linda Chorney: Shore To Be A StarContinued"I never have a set list. I just play what I feel, like always. Sometimes I will be in themiddle of one song, while having a conversation in my head about what song I will donext, 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, whats that guys namefrom around here? I mostly stick to classic rock. My influences are from that era. Andsorry, but no one has come close to touching Zeppelin, Neil Young and The Beatles, noteven me!"On the other hand, she may bring a tear to your eye as she flies from one extreme to theother, as life often does. Songs that find relief from pushing through heartache, "Itsbetter to sing than it is to bleed," from her excruciating break-up song, Looney Bin, areincluded in the same set as numbers in which she captures you with her humor."I enjoy adverbs, I just dont 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. Its about an ex-boyfriend that physically hurt me. When I finished, this womancame up to me with a tear in her eye, kissed me on the cheek and said that I validated her story, and thanked me. Thatis 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 somethingyou didnt know you wanted. She can move you like a roller coaster ride, the kind of ups and downs that will make youscream. 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 JerseyShore, she has secured a number of regular appearances in the area. Look for her at The Fromagerie (Rumson), SaltCreek Grille (Rumson), McLoones 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 aportion of the pilot in India this past March.
Linda Chorney: Cartoons, Guitars And The Deep Blue Seaby John PfiferLinda 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 thatChorney 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 eatceareal out of the box. And while Martha Stewart stalwarts might shake their headsat that great American tradition, I say well done Linda and please pass the CaptainCrunch.Linda Chorney is no stranger to fame, having come extremely close to major label statuswhen she broke the Top 40 Adult Contemporary Music list in 2002 with her album, LivingAlone, 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 outof money she was on her own again. It was also around the time of 9/11, a time whichtook the focus of entertainment away and replaced it with the unfathomable horrors ofthe greatest tragedy since Pearl Harbor. Although Linda had worked hard for that break,she wasn’t 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 entitledChornographey.Linda has shared the stage with luminaries like Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Dave Mason, and others. Shehas 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 nowcall the Jersey shore their home. “I have some lovable fans that come to just about every performance.” Though mostfolks are there to see the show, she knows that some might just be out to find a hot date, but she also knows that whenher music strikes a chord it makes for all the difference. And when fans buy a CD and put it on, she says, “I canguarantee that someone will make sweet love to them! Unless they’re alone–then they can improvise (laughs).” Catchthis cartoon watcher at The Toms River Festival on August 3 in Ocean County. Email Linda Visit Linda’s Website Visit Linda’s MySpace Page