I could have zoomed in to focus on Amy and Becca as the show's producers sing to each other, but I pulled back instead. This way, the frame includes the candlelight, audience heads, the camcorder's monitor, the painted backdrop and, of course, all four band members. A little of what makes Singer Spotlights so enjoyable.
When I moved to Chicago in January of 2006, the first example of Windy City nightlife that my friends introduced me to was Singer Spotlight at Fitzgerald's Nightclub. I have since had the pleasure of photographing, and simply taking in, five years' worth of the shows Amy and Becca put on.
I have acquired a few recordings of shows from the five years I missed. They're worth tracking down.
A truckload of birthday cupcakes waits atop the piano on the side of the stage.
The grateful crowd made the disappear in seconds.
A few of the performers included Amy Mowery...
Phylis Renee Marconi...
...and Tina Jenkins Crawley.
These shows are always a joy to photograph.
A glimpse of what the next 10 years of Singer Spotlight will look like.