Ringo Starr Set for THE RINGMASTER Music Variety Show Today
Ringo Starr will make a special appearance today, December 4 on Dave Stewart's and BiteSizeTV's "THE RINGMASTER," the first of its kind music variety show on the net (http://www.bitesizetv.com/#!/theringmaster).
Taped in front of a live audience at BiteSizeTV's brand new studio on Hollywood and Vine, the episode will feature Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart in a candid, wide ranging conversation. "THE RINGMASTER" is a one-hour, bi-weekly, multi-segmented party hosted by the iconic Grammy Award and Golden Globe winner Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, whose company Weapons of Mass Entertainment created the Los Angeles-based show with BiteSizeTV's founder and CEO Ron Bloom.
The premiere episode of "THE RINGMASTER" (earlier this month) featured a surprise musical performance by Andy Garcia, who penned a song "Jamming with the Ringmaster" for the occasion. He was joined by legendary percussionist, Sheila E. as well as Ozomatli and the Dave Stewart Band and Choir. The episode also featured singer songwriter Judith Hill ("20 Feet from Stardom"), Somalian sister duo Faarrow and multitalented actor Elijah Kelley ("The Butler"). All the guests performed and then joined the party, being entertained by a steady flow of eye-popping sideshow performances from Lucha VaVOOM.
The show's second episode featured two time Grammy-Award winning singer Colbie Caillat (in an exclusive interview and sneak peek at her new single), a conversation with actor Peter Facinelli about his new comic book series, and an interview and performance from award-winning composer/producer Hans Zimmer with Dave Stewart. The show has featured musical performances from actor/singer/musician Drake Bell, internationally acclaimed violinist Ann Marie Calhoun and indie British singer/songwriter Carina Round.
Each episode is spearheaded by Stewart as the Ringmaster and his guest host Rita D'Albert--co-founder of Lucha VaVOOM, the world-renowned Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy troupe--along with unexpected antics from a unique cast of characters.
About Ringo Starr
In June 2013 The GRAMMY Museum opened "Ringo: Peace & Love," a record-breaking exhibit which has had more than 90,000 visitors already and is the first major exhibit to focus on a drummer. It will remain open through March 2014. June 2013 also saw Ringo release his first eBook, Genesis Publications' PHOTOGRAPH, featuring never-before-seen images from his personal archives taken by and of Ringo. In October 2013 Genesis unveiled the limited edition hard cover version, with almost twice the amount of yet unseen photographs, accompanied by a series of 12 selected fine art prints. PHOTOGRAPH's publication date coincided with the conclusion of Ringo's most recent All Starr Tour which saw the group play Latin America ending with two shows in Las Vegas on November 23, 2013. In September 2013 Ringo was awarded the prestigious French Medal of Honor, being appointed Commander of Arts & Letters in recognition of his musical and artistic contributions. Ringo's most recent solo release was Ringo 2012 (Hip-O Records/UMe). In January 2013 UMe released the live DVD "Ringo at the Ryman." April 20, 2013, in conjunction with Record Store Day, UMe released a Ringo Starr seven-inch vinyl singles collection, featuring "Photograph," "It Don't Come Easy" and "(It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna." In October 2013 Bloomingdales unveiled Ringo's "Shea Drum Kit," which they will display in their flagship New York Store before moving to Los Angeles in January 2014.