Each and every Saturday at 7pm EST a live tweet using the Twitter hashtag #JemLiveTweet begins and several fans from the 80s animated series join us to engage in a watching an episode via Netflix instant while having a “truly outrageous” time doing it!
In February we invited special guest Samantha Newark (the speaking voice of Jem/Jerrica) to join us and it was amazing! This Saturday we have special guest Britta Phillips (the singing voice of Jem) to live tweet with us for a Q&A after the Jem episode airs!
The Q&A with Britta will begin at 7:30pm and ends at 8pm EST
The hashtag for the Q&A will be #AskJem you can also continue to use #JemLiveTweet too when you post questions for Britta.
Jem and The Holograms first aired in 1985-1988 for three seasons. The team that is behind Hasbro, Marvel, and Sunbow Productions co produced the episodic series along with showrunner Christy Marx. Britta began her musical career as the singing voice of ’80s cartoon rock star, Jem.
In her first acting role, Britta co-starred in the movie Satisfaction with Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts. Britta continued acting for another year (in the TV series Crime Story and a pilot for Aaron Spelling), but then moved to London with her band, Belltower, to pursue music. Belltower released an LP on East/West records and received accolades from the press before returning to the states and disbanding.
In 2000, Britta joined the critically acclaimed NYC band Luna as bass guitarist. In 2003, Britta and Luna front man, Dean Wareham, collaborated on the album, L’Avventura together with legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie & T. Rex). They changed their name to Dean & Britta and got married while making their second album, Back Numbers (also produced by Visconti). The pair also work together scoring films, most notably Noah Baumbach’s The Squid & The Whale.
Last year, Dean &Britta made a cameo appearance in Baumbach’s film, Francis Ha, and also contributed a song (Million Dollar Doll – sung by Britta and available on iTunes) to the sound track, as well.
Britta also provides the voices for many of the characters on the Adult Swim stop-animation shows, Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. (Bloberta Puppington, Nurse Bendy, Stephanie, Elizabeth Frankenstein, and more…)
Dean & Britta last album, 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, began as a commission by the Andy Warhol Museum. Dean & Britta have performed the multi-media show live all around the world, from the Sydney Opera House to NYC’s Lincoln Center, while Warhol’s Screen Tests are projected above the band as they play. The screen tests are short, silent portrait films made by Warhol at the Factory between 1964 and 1966 — of actors, artists, and Factory regulars (including the late Dennis Hopper, Nico, Lou Reed, and Edie Sedgwick).
Currently, Britta is working on her first solo album and is now on tour playing bass and singing backing vocals with Dean to promote his first solo album.
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