A Special Matinee Musical Celebration  with a performance by Biff Rose on his 80th Birthday!!  (Featuring Jesse Jesus on Drums)

Ivy Room Presents

A Special Matinee Musical Celebration with a performance by Biff Rose on his 80th Birthday!! (Featuring Jesse Jesus on Drums)

Jimmy Duvet & The Comforters, DJ JEREMY BLACK (Apollo Sunshine)

Sun · October 15, 2017

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Biff Rose
Biff Rose
Biff Rose was born in New Orleans, he moved to Hollywood and teamed up with George Carlin to write comedy for the Mort Sahl TV show. Rose tried his hand as a stand-up comic and eventually began writing songs, performing his own compositions on piano. His piano-playing demonstrated a solid versatility, ranging in style from honky-tonk to lilting melodies, his singing made no pretense of technical accomplishment yet his songs and performances emitted a genuine sweetness that appealed to many in the late 1960s.

David Bowie covered Biff's tune "Fill Your Heart" on the album "Hunky Dory" and at the time of that album's release, Bowie was covering 3 Biff Rose tunes in his live show. In an interview from 2010, Bowie's Pianist (and founder of YES) Rick Wakeman said: "David Bowie’s hero, vocally, was Biff Rose.

Biff made 12 appearances on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show from 1968 to 1970. He performed on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. He also appeared on American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show, The David Frost Show and Hugh Hefner's Playboy After Dark. He was master of ceremonies at the Atlantic City Pop Festival of 1969 and the Atlanta Pop Festival of 1970.

Rose's songs have also been covered by John Denver ("Molly"), Tiny Tim ("Fill Your Heart") Vetiver ("To Baby") and Pat Boone. Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens has mentioned Rose as an early influence.

The last several years have found Biff recording and performing once again, working with producer/performer Jesse Gallagher (Apollo Sunshine) and releasing a series of new albums on Mythological Records, based out of Cambridge, MA.
Jimmy Duvet & The Comforters
Jimmy Duvet & The Comforters
Jimmy Duvet and the Comforters is The Bay Area's premier soul, rock, and oldies cover band!
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/