Michelle Berting Brett in Concert Remembering the Carpenters
By Nikki Artale
Las Vegas Informer
Photos by Nikki Artale
Michelle Berting Brett has come a long way since she started her tribute show of Karen Carpenter five years ago in a Cabaret in Toronto. It started out small five years ago and has now grown to a 90 minute production accompanied by her seven piece band of Nashville musicians. www.weveonlyjustbegunshow.com
“We’ve Only Just Begun” is a concert that celebrates the music of one of the most successful recording acts of Karen and Richard Carpenter, who sold over 100 million records. Michelle Berting Brett shares stories of the Carpenters as she sings many of their hit songs that earned them many Grammys.
Michelle is a gifted vocalist that puts her heart, memories and emotions into each song, along with a lot of data and stories about the Carpenters. Michelle is a natural on stage and puts the audience at ease as she engages them with her beautiful voice that sounds just like Karen Carpenter. The seven piece band was fabulous and amazing.
This was a special event that took everyone back with the magical songs that included: Close to you, top of the World, For All We Know, Please Mr. Postman, There’s a Kind of Hush, Rainy Days and Mondays, Yesterday Once More and We’ve Only Just Begun.
Mark Brett produced this wonderful tribute show to highlight his talented wife Michelle Brett who actually does sound like Karen Carpenter. It was a joy to meet Michelle and Mark after the show at a meet and greet where the fans lined up to take pictures and talk with them.
Mark Brett & Michelle Brett
The seven piece band and backup singer Jamie Lynn Godfrey flew in from Nashville Tennesse for the show and we caught up with them at the meet and greet.
Harry Sharpe, Jamie Lynn Godfrey, Kenny Anderson & Matt Berry
Mark Brett, Nikki Artale & Michelle Brett
Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and is a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on her website www.ILoveLasVegasNV.net.
Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.
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