Thursday, February 28, 2013


Except Sometimes, the debut CD from actress and author Molly Ringwald is a wonderful set that pays homage to the Great American Songbook, Ringwald has crafted a carefully chosen selection of standards which she caps off with her take on The Breakfast Club classic, "Don't You (Forget About Me)." Molly Ringwald really opens up here and sings in a style that makes the tunes completely her own and the vibe throughout is just fantastic! The CD is scheduled to be released on April 9th by Concord Records.

The release of Except Sometimes will be accompanied by select tour dates as well as appearances in conjunction with the release of her best selling new novel, When It Happens to You. Except...Sometimes was produced by Peter Smith and features Clayton Cameron (drums), Allen Mezquida (alto saxophone), Peter Smith (piano), and Trevor Ware (bass).

Said Ringwald, "I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician (pianist Bob Ringwald). Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded."

An actress of both stage and screen, Molly was cast in Paul Mazursky's film Tempest at the age of 13. Her performance as Miranda, the daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and she went on to star in numerous films, including The Pick-Up Artist, For Keeps, Fresh Horses, Betsy's Wedding, Office Killer, Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, King Lear, and the now-iconic John Hughes movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty In Pink.

In 1992, a lifelong Francophile, Ringwald moved to Paris where she acted in such foreign films as Jean-Claude Tacchella'sTous Le jours Dimanche and Toni Marshal's Enfands de Salaud, which she performed entirely in French. She frequently returned to the United States to star in television projects, including the critically acclaimed comedy series Townies, Stephen King's The Stand, and the Emmy-nominated Allison Gertz Story.

The ten tracks from Except Sometimes are as follows:  Sooner Or Later // I Get Along Without You Very Well // I Believe In You // I'll Take Romance // The Very Thought Of You // Exactlty Like You // Where Is Love // Pick Yourself Up // Ballad Of The Sad Young Men // Don't You (Forget About Me).

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