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Mr. Byrds Class at The Laura Michelle Record Release Party

Mr. Byrd’s students were invited to the legendary El Rey Theatre as part of a VIP Student Experience. They got a chance to meet nationally televised singer-songwriter Laura Michelle, whose single Chuck Norris was named Hit Song of the Summer - Novel With No End and with an opening act from Drake Bell. The students took part of the sound check, interacted with Laura and the band, and learned about the inner workings of performing live nationally. They also had a chance to sit in a conversation about bullying prevention, got a chance to gather autographs and took photos on the Red Carpet! It was a Night To Remember!


The all-star band included musical director Jim McGorman and musician Steve Fekete, who have worked with Avril Lavigne, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Cassadee Pope—Season 3 winner of The Voice, David Archuleta—American Idol, Julianne Hough—Dancing with the Stars, and many more.   


They have appeared on Good Morning America, TODAY Show, Ellen, The Tonight Show, The Voice, Live with Kelly, The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Saturday Night Live, Carson Daly Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Rachael Ray, X Factor, American Music Awards, Dancing With The Stars, TEENick on Nickelodeon, Teen Choice Awards, America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, and the 2010 Olympics Closing Ceremony. The all-star band also includes Al Berry, Steve Ferlazzo, Marc Slutsky, and Rachel Grace.


There were two amazing synchronicities related to Mr. Byrd. He got a chance to catch up with a few of the All-Stars AL Berry Jim McGorman and Steve Fekete, band members who are a part of Laura's band. Al and Mr. Byrd previously played on several tours together in the 90’s.