BUNNY IN BILLBOARD!!!
God, I get so caught up in my politics that I forget to toot my own fucking horn! Billboard, the recording industry's bible, has seen fit to write up--the lead article, thank you!--my songwriting in Michael Paoletta's dance column. Check it out:
LADY BUNNY HOPS TO PEN AND PAPER
New York drag comedian and globe-trotting DJ Lady Bunny has appeared on screens large (“To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar”) and small (“Sex and the City,” Britney Spears’ MTV special “In The Zone & Up All Night”).
Recently, between her numerous deliciously pop-and-song-oriented DJ gigs, Bunny has been putting pen to paper. Yes, the founder of Wigstock (an annual daylong drag/music fest in Manhattan) is ready to share her songs with the world.
“I’m doing what I can to get my music heard,” Bunny says. “And it’s not just dance; it’s R&B, funk and pop, too.”
Bunny, whose songs are published by Lady Bunny Music (BMI), has inked a six-song deal with DJ Disciples’ label, Catch 22 Recordings. Half the songs are for other singers, while three will spotlight Bunny. Among the latter is the kicky “I Get High,” which Catch 22 released Feb. 22.
The track showcases a singer who has come a long was since her quirky covers of “Shame, Shame, Shame” and “The Pussycat Song” in the 90s. Bunny’s original material shows much promise, focusing on memorable hooks and melodies.
It’s no wonder that DJ/producers like Warren Rigg, Gomi and Davidson Ospina have lined up to work with her. And club divas Lonnie Gordon and Ele Ferrer have recorded Bunny’s “You’ve Got to Reach,” and “So Much More (That Just a Thug),” respectively.
“I’m aiming to be a career songwriter,” Bunny tells Billboard. “While I enjoy being the comedian and the life of the party, I get so much satisfaction from hearing my songs performed by others.”
Bunny’s five-track demo—with standout cuts “Let’s Get Jumpin’”—is making the rounds a labels here and abroad. Additional tracks can be heard at ladybunny.net. •
– Michael Paoletta, Billboard, Dance Music/Beat Box, March 26, 2005.