Two by Twelve has once again teamed up with The Ronald McDonald House of New York!
The Mission of The Ronald McDonald House of New York is to provide a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.
The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. The Ronald McDonald House of New York is the largest facility of its type in the world.
On September 25th, 2011, Two by Twelve presented an evening of live music, love, and community activities for the children and families of the Ronald McDonald House of New York.
With the help of our amazing volunteers and musicians Nick DeFeo and Mimi Ferraro, Two By Twelve presented an evening of huge fun.
The event began with original music by Mimi Ferraro, and continued with classic covers such as A Day In The Life and Ob La Di Ob La Da! sung by Nick DeFeo
Everyone who attended the event left with a song in their ears and a smile on their faces.
For more information about The Ronald McDonald House of New York, please visit http://www.rmh-newyork.org/.
For more information on our amazing musicians Nick & Mimi:
Nick DeFeo is a singer songwriter as well as a guitar and bass guitar instructor who has played in rock bands and jazz ensembles since he was thirteen years old. Although classic rock icons such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones are among his favorite musicians to cover, he has also delved into a wide array of genres including Delta Blues, Jazz, Funk, Progressive Rock, and more contemporary bands ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead to the Mars Volta and Porcupine Tree. After studying Psychology and Music at Binghamton University, releasing two professional albums, and honing his musicianship under the tutelage of Charles Fambrough, he is currently living in Long Island and gigging across New York. He is involved with a number of projects including Brooklyn-based Captain Beefheart, Van Goo, and Berklee School of Music graduate and singer Sammi Garett. He is also currently developing a Greek Rebitico band.
Mimi Ferraro grew up in the New York suburbs on the edge of a farm. When she was four years old, she told her mother she wanted to be a rock star. After high school she graduated from Princeton University and moved to Manhattan to sing and act. She has appeared on film and in television, in commercials, and in off-Broadway showcases too numerous to count. She has also fronted two NY-based rock bands. In 2004-2005, Mimi performed all over North America in the Broadway National Tour of RENT, appearing as Maureen, Mimi and others. Exactly a year since her last RENT performance, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since her diagnosis, Mimi has continued auditioning for any and all union acting work, especially rock musicals and TV shows that film in NY, and has undertaken an additional career fighting the serpentine and corrupt health care system. She recently published a piece on Bloomberg View about the price of medical treatment. Currently, Mimi is writing a rock-soul musical about young adults affected by cancer, teaching Vinyasa yoga (specializing in teaching women who have had cancer), and drinking lots of green smoothies. She lives in Brooklyn with her domestic partner and their two cats, and volunteers with the Young Survival Coalition and Urban Cat League. Please follow her on twitter: @mimiferraro.