The Producers

Becca Kaufman and Amy Mowery are the Executive Producers of Singer Spotlight Productions and co-producers of Chicago Singer Spotlight at FitzGerald’s.

Becca Kaufman
Becca Kaufman, a native New Yorker, moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University. For the last five years she co-hosted the radio show “I Do, I Do,” a wedding/relationship program broadcast on 105.9FM, WCKG. Considered a “wedding expert” she has been on TV locally (NBC, FOX, CLTV and WGN) and around the country giving advice to brides and grooms. An accomplished studio singer and voice-over talent, you’ve heard Becca proclaiming the delights of Coke, Diet Coke, Bally’s, Buick and many others. Her character voices can be heard on many games and toys, including the smash CD-ROM series ‘You Don’t Know Jack’. In fact, she was featured on WGN-TV as “Chicago’s Very Own” because of her vocal gymnastics. No stranger to legitimate stages, Becca has been privileged to perform alongside the likes of Lily Tomlin, Brooke Shields, Phoebe Snow, Tony Roberts and Ellen Burstyn as well as appearing in the long-running hit School House Rock Live! Some of her favorite gigs have been singing the National Anthem for the world champion Chicago Bulls and her forever-losing New York Knicks. Becca was the Producer of Music for the Heart, a collection of 23 original children’s songs, benefiting The Children’s Heart Foundation, released throughout the Midwest in 2002. Music for the Heart made it to the Grammy’s semi-final round for The Best Children’s Album. Her newest venture, weddingquestions.com, will be launched in June 2003.
Email Becca at becca@singerspotlight.com

Amy Mowery
Amy Mowery is a proud third generation Chicagoan, born and raised in the North Side neighborhood of Lincoln Square. After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in journalism, she worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance graphic designer, magazine art director and an internet producer for WGN-TV in Chicago.  She left WGN in August 2007 to start her own freelance web design business, amyabledesign.com. Music, however, has been an integral part of her life ever since her older sister gave her a copy of the Monkees album, The Birds, The Bees and the Monkees, when Amy was five. An avid live music fan, she has traveled around the country to see her favorite bands including Poi Dog Pondering, Los Lobos, The Scabs, Alison Krauss, John Wesley Harding, Galactic, Tony Furtado and Ellis Paul. That devotion led her to the Old Town School of Folk Music to study voice and participate in the Electric Blues Ensemble. In the past several years, Amy has performed a mix of blues, folk and country at Buddy Guy’s Legends, the Abbey Pub, Gunther Murphy’s, FitzGeralds, Pop’s Highwood and the Lyon’s Den. Email Amy at amy@singerspotlight.com

Phylis Renee Marconi and Fannie Floros are co-producers of Singer Spotlight Unplugged at Uncommon Ground.
Fannie Floros
According to her Greek immigrant parents, Fannie pretty much came into the world singing and dancing. Born and raised in Chicago, she moved to Greece with her family for a short while, ultimately settling back to the Northwest side of Chicago where she’s called home ever since. She started singing in her church choir at a young age and was hooked. Her formal vocal training began at 18 and she has spent the bulk of her studies with much respected Chicago based vocal coach Fred Farran. Fannie received a B.A. in Communications with emphasis in Radio & TV production, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Soon after graduation, she began working as a production manager in the commercial music industry. Now a freelance producer and songwriter, she also writes and produces projects for local artists. Fannie joined the Singer Spotlight family in 2005 and says “I feel very blessed to have been given this wonderful opportunity to grow as a singer, writer and producer. I learn so much from all the great artists that take part in our showcase!”
Email Fannie at fannie@singerspotlight.com

Phylis Renee Marconi
Phylis Renee Marconi has been singing most of her life. Starting out early in her career with just her guitar, she has since woven through a long thread of bands. She reaches many different audiences due to her church singing as well as her pop/rock singing. Her first love is singing rock music mixed up with a little pop and a lot of soul! Fronting her own band, Phyl ‘n the Cracks a.k.a. Phylodendron, she has been featured on Chicago radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier’s morning show on WLUP-FM. Phylis longed to write, record and perform her own music. Since crossing that bridge, she has gotten the opportunity to showcase her music at many fine Chicago venues (Beat Kitchen, Abbey Pub, Fitzgerald’s, Schuba’s, Uncommon Ground). She has also been a guest on Muse, an arts program aired through ATT cable in Chicago. She showcased two songs from her first demo cd. That same cd earned a review from the Musesmuse songwriter’s website and also a finalist placement in the Sennheiser’s Evolution Mics Band Contest in February of 2000. Within the past year she has also been featured on some local radio programs including “Local Color” on WJJG-AM, “I Do, I Do” on WCKG-FM as well as a Singer Spotlight feature on WZRD-FM, Northeastern Illinois University Radio. In summer 2001 she co-wrote and performed 2 songs for the Illinois State Board of Education to be used in a Summer Bridges video. Her song “Meet Me At The Café” was included on a compilation disc to be distributed at the Midwest Music Summit held in Indianapolis, IN in summer 2001. Her cd “I’ll Find My Way” is being distributed at some Barnes & Noble and Borders locations. In February 2002, Phylis’ cd was reviewed by ChicagoGigs. In April 2002, Phylis was featured in The Star Newspaper. She continues to write, play out and record her own music. Check out her website: www.phylisreneemarconi.com
Email Phylis at phylis@singerspotlight.com

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