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Christmas Performance Upcoming

Come See Fine Spirits Perform At

 “Cocoa, Cookies, and Carols”, a Christmas Variety Show

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It’s that time of year again. Snow balls and sleigh bells. Carols and hot cocoa. Rushing around a crowded shopping mall looking for the perfect prezzie.

Why not take a break and join us at the Allen Heritage Center & Train Depot at 7pm on Friday night, December 12, or at 2pm, Saturday afternoon, December 13th? We’ll be crooning some holiday tunes at the Cocoa, Cookies, and Carols Christmas Variety Show, presented by Note-ably North Texas Chorus. They’re the Allen, Tx chapter of The Sweet Adelines International, the female barbershop association.

Donation is requested in lieu of admission. And don’t worry about missing out on the mall: We’ll have our CD “Happy Hour” available to buy so you can stuff all your stockings in style this year.

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We’re on iTunes!

image001“Happy Hour” Album Now Available On iTunes And Amazon Digital Music

As you know, our first CD, “Happy Hour” went on sale in April. To get your hands on a hard copy, attend one of our events, talk to one of us, or order online here.

But, if you’re more digitally inclined, your iPod need wait no longer. Happy Hour is now available in MP3 format!

The whole album is available for purchase for $9.99 on iTunes or $8.99 on Amazon. If you’re only crazy about “That Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” if you only want to “Love The One You’re With,” or if “It’s All Right” that you only have one song or two, your favorite ditty can be downloaded individually for $0.99 each. Samples of each song are available for a listen at both the iTunes and Amazon links below.

Buy “Happy Hour” at iTunes

Buy “Happy Hour” MP3 at Amazon Digital Music

“Extra! Extra! Read All About It!”

McKinney Courier-Gazette May 31, 2014

Click on the photo above to read the entire article on the McKinney Courier-Gazette.

 If you live in McKinney and get the McKinney Courier-Gazette, you may have noticed some familiar faces in the paper when you read the morning news on Sunday. Fine Spirits made the front page! Our upcoming album release party on June 5th shared top billing with the newly proposed MISD budget. Students will be getting new Mac laptops, and we are throwing a party at Cafe Malaga.

The reporter, Chris Beattie, hung out with us at one of our rehearsals in Carl’s garage, and did a wonderful write-up about our group. On the paper’s website, Chris also included a video of us practicing the song “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Click on the screenshot below to see the video, and then come out to join the party on June 5th.

McKinney Courier-Gazette Video May 31, 2014

FINE SPIRITS CELEBRATES 1st ALBUM: “HAPPY HOUR”

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Mark your calendar!
Invite family & friends
Enjoy Spanish Tapas out in the garden at Cafe Malaga.

Listen to a variety of Talented Local Performers

Come to celebrate “Happy Hour” with “Fine Spirits

Purchase an Album

“Happy Hour” On Sale Now

 

“Happy Hour” is now available!

 

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We are pleased to announce the availability of our debut album, “Happy Hour”, for sale on this site. Click here or on the image above to be directed to the album page, where you can purchase the CD (via PayPal) for 11.99 + Tax and S&H.

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Lone Star Park News Spot

What a beautiful day to make our annual trip down to Grand Prairie to audition to sing our National Anthem at Lone Star Park. In the past we were asked to sing on opening day for the Spring racing season.  We hope to get selected again.  It is a fun place to be on race day, with all the horses and hubbub.

While we were warming up in the uncommonly quiet courtyard area, a newsman smiled and said we “need more practice” and that we “better sing it again”.  They came over and set their cameras in front of us to sing once more.  With our warm up complete, Carl answered a few questions about us and we went in to our audition.

We all agreed that the 12 year old singer that went ahead of us (Liam), has a nice set of pipes.  A big sound from a small body.

We will let you know if we get selected to sing.

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Warming up in the Grand Prairie Sunlight

 

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Click on the photo above to see the Channel Five news video

 

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Audition Time

Click here for the Grand Prairie TV News video of the same audition.

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Allen Americans Hockey

Singing our National Anthem for an Allen Americans game
Singing our National Anthem for an Allen Americans game
Chris delivering the Fine Spirits wave to the crowd
Chris delivering the Fine Spirits wave to the crowd

We sang our new arrangement of ‘The Star Spangled Banner” for the Allen Americans at the Allen Events Center. Our rendition was well received considering the compliments and the fact that none of us got checked into the boards as we shuffled off the ice.

The Allen Americans beat The St. Charles Chill 3-1.  It’s a great venue and a well run & entertaining event.

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Prelude to Midnight Mass

Christmas Eve prelude at St. Gabriel
Christmas Eve prelude at St. Gabriel

Look Up Children, there’s a star in the sky!

Fine Spirits was excited to be part of ringing in Christmas at St Gabriel the Archangel by singing prelude music with the choir and several talented soloists.  Our own lead, Carl Reinelt, closed out the prelude music by presenting  “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”… a cappella of course!

Thanks to Music Director, David Cloutier, for including us again this year. Welcome Christmas.

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Caroling at the Allen Event Center

Caroling at The Allen Event Center
Caroling at The Allen Event Center

We recently enjoyed the opportunity to welcome many  Allen Americans (and a handful of Brampton Beast) fans to a December game by caroling on the concourse as they arrived for the game.  Thanks to fans and friends who sang along and danced with holiday spirit!

We will be singing The National Anthem for a game against St Charles on Sunday, January 26th.  It is a great setting and so close to home.

Consider coming out to sing with us and take in a game.

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Indulge in some “Fine Spirits” at Landon Winery; 14 OCT

What better way to wind down a weekend than to sample some fine wine, food and music on a Sunday afternoon.  We will be singing at Landon Winery, on the square in McKinney. Please join us!

Day:         Sunday

Date:       10/14/12

Time:       3-5pm

Location:   Landon Winery, McKinney Square

The event is the Monthly Wine Club Pick -Up Party.  For ten dollars, members & non-members can sample the latest wine selection and a food pairing.  Bring a friend or two.