Pete Papageorge | The Kickball Song

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The Kickball Song

by Pete Papageorge

Rock & roll, party on down w/"The Kickball Song" - A favorite of kickballers everywhere.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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I discovered the guitar at age 14, and the love of my life changed from baseball to music. At 16, I was playing electric bass in an R&B band in the DC area. Along the way, I learned to play the piano and drums.

Originally from Arlington, VA, I graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in English Literature. While there, I was active in theatre. My senior year, I was fortunate enough to have the leading roles in both productions offered; I played Paul in the musical, "Carnival," and Jaques in Shakespeare's "As You Like It," which was given a rock treatment. That year, I received an award for Outstanding Dramatic Contribution.

I also played in bands in college and performed a variety of music including R&B, R&R, pop, and folk. After college, I continued to play in bands, including a 15-month stint as lead guitarist with Washington, DC folksinger Donal Leace (recently inducted into the WAMA Hall of Fame), as well as nine months with R&B singer and country singer) "Big" Al Downing. I've also been involved in numerous studio projects including a single with Donal for Atlantic Records, an album with Quincy Mattisson (member of Otis Redding's road band and also "The Winstons"), as well as recording with my own groups.

Since 1982, I've earned my living as a solo performer in the Washington, DC area. I play acoustic guitar and sing. My repertoire covers a wide variety of music which includes country, folk, pop, R&B, R&R, blues, Irish, as well as my own songs.

In 1985, I started playing at the "Irish Times", a restaurant near Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where I perform Thursdays through Saturdays three weeks a month. I have a CD, "Pete Papageorge - Best of Live - At the Irish Times" (currently available at my gigs and at www.cdbaby.com). I also wrote "Everybody Loves Kickball," aka "The Kickball Song," which is a favorite with kickballers everywhere.

In May 1988, I wrote a song in collaboration with "Dr. Joe" Waldbaum, a podiatrist-turned- performer from NYC, entitled "I Grew Up Gettin' Beat On By Leon" which he released as a single and which charted in Cash Box. More recently, for the month of December, 1998, an instrumental I wrote aired on "The Weather Channel." I've been nominated four times (in 1998, 1993, 1992, &1991) as "Most Promising Male Songwriter" by the Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI), Nashville, TN. In 1991, I established my BMI-affiliated music publishing company, "Once in a Lifetime Music."

In addition to music, I'm an actor and voiceover. My latest film is "A Dirty Shame," a movie on sexual addition, by John Waters. I play a blind, sex addict. The movie stars Johnny Knoxville, Chris Isaak, Tracy Ullman, and Selma Blair.

Recent projects include work in "Ladder 49," starring John Travolta and Joaquim Phoenix; the lead role in a movie short entitled, "Urban Ghost," by Terry Michael King; playing a dog handler in the Disney movie, "Tuck Everlasting," and narrating a book, The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, which is now available from the Commuter Library (800/643-0295).

Movies I've worked in: "Hannibal,""Traffic,""Along Came A Spider," and "Murder at 1600;" on HBO,"A Shot in the Heart" and "The Corner;TV,"The District," "America's Most Wanted,""The Young Americans,"and "Homicide-The Movie." I've been the voice for commercials and narrations for clients including the U.S. Army, MCI, Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), and the American Red Cross. For a voiceover demo, see my profile at www.voprofessionals.com.

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