(4) Videos (Most Important Page)

#1 (Below) – This video of Fran Sisco shows her performing at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club in NYC, on 3/23/17, to a packed house of over 80 people, including 17 of Fran’s guests. Fran’s performance started with stand-up comedy of funny jokes about her life as a transgender female and ended with her singing her song (co-written with Leigh Harrison) called “Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole.” For more info, please visit http://www.TransEntertainers.com and contact Fran via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com.

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#2 (Below) – Fran Sisco Performing At Dangefield’s Comedy Club on 10/20/16

Video of Fran Sisco performing stand-up comedy on Thursday, 10/10/16 at her debut at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club (61st. and 1st Avenue, NYC.), with fantastic emcee Bob DiBuono and many very funny comedians. Video taken of Fran by Kelly Sisco. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. 

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#3- (Below) – Fran Sisco’s film of “Being A Trans Girl” sung by Regina Elizabeth King – At various places on different dates. 

(A) Fran Sisco Film about her song – “Being a Trans Girl”- Lyrics conceived by and written by Fran Sisco as a transformative positive parody of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” as stated in the beginning of the film), Sung by Regina Elizabeth King. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco, All rights reserved.

(B) A warm thanks from Fran Sisco to all the people who made this project possible including the following:
(1) Regina Elizabeth King
(2) Frank Pisani and Friends (Marc Daine (guitar), Charlie Powers (drums), Tee Piarulli (percussion)
(3) Edith Piaf for “La Vie En Rose” and John Lennon for inspiration.
(4) Katia Capozziello at Trevi Lounge (Fairfield, CT)
(4) Sugar B. Real of the Imperial Court of NY and co-hosts Brenda Dharling and Logan Hardcore
(5) Various trans girls and others who participated and helped including Kelly Sisco, Scott Pollack and Janelle Allbritton
(6) Our audiences
(7) Videographers Nervy Jude, Kelly Sisco and Francesca Petrone
(8) Locations including the Bronxville Women’s Club (Bronxville, NY), The Ice Palace (Cherry Grove, Fire Island), Jones Beach (Long Island, NY), and Davenport Park (New Rochelle, NY)
(9) and all our friends in this project and elsewhere.
You are all loved!

(C) – This film is the intellectual property of Fran Sisco and is protected by copyright and other protections. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. People are encouraged to share this work until such time that is used for commercial purposes by Fran Sisco.

(D) – People are also encouraged to post this video on websites, Facebook, cable or broadcast television, and other means that may encourage promotion of the concept that being a trans girl is state of being that is worthy of respect and admiration.

(E) – For ventures and bookings and contacts, please contact Fran Sisco via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com or via http://www.TransEntertainers.com

(F) – The background music at the beginning of this film is Fran Sisco’s song “Sweetheart, We Were Meant To Be,” lyrics by Fran Sisco and music by Fran Sisco and Scott Pollack, with bosso arrangement by Frank Pisani. Copyright 2009 Fran Sisco and Scott Pollack

(G) Love is real! (from the first line of John Lennon’s amazing song “Love.”)

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#4 – (Below) -“Being a Trans Girl” – Sung by Regina Elizabeth King
(one of the TransEntertainers. Song lyrics written by Fran Sisco, as a positive transformative parody of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” (fair use)

Locations – Davenport Park, New Rochelle, NY on 7/29/16
Jones Beach (Field 6), Long Island, NY on 7/30/16

Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.

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#4A – (Below)”Being A Trans Girl” (Song Parody Written by Fran Sisco) Sang By Regina Elizabeth King at BWC (Bronxville Women’s Club 145 Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708) with Frank Pisani and friends at a concert on 8/12/16 organized by Fran Sisco. For info and booking, please contact Fran Sisco via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com. The music was written by Edit Piaf for “La Vie En Rose,” and Fran used it for this transformative positive parody that hopefully will one day be a transgender anthem (fair use).

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#5A – (Below) – TransEntertainer Regina Elizabeth King sings “Being A Trans Girl”

(Lyrics Written By – Fran Sisco)at the Imperial Court of New York charity benefit show at the Ice Palace, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY with co-hosts Brenda Darling and Logan Slaughter (Hardcore)

Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco

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#6 – (Below) Trans Fran Sisco Comedy At The Stonewall Inn on 9/8/16 

Trans Fran Sisco Stand-up Comedy at The Stonewall Inn on 9/8/16
(part of Imperial Court of NY Royal Variety Show, to benefit two LGBT youth organizations Introduced by the hostess Elia.
Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco For info and booking, contact Fran
at FrancisSisco@aol.com

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#7 – (Below) – TransEntertainers Performing “I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” at ICNY Show on Fire Island -8/27/16

TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco and Regina Elizabeth King)
perform “I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” at the Imperial Court of New York charity benefit show at the Ice Palace, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY with co-hosts Brenda Darling and Logan Slaughter (Hardcore)

Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco

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#8 – (Below) – Fran Sisco singing her song “I Want To Be a Cute Girl” at The Stonewall Inn.

The Nobles Show on 10/8/16 at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher St., NYC), a charity show sponsored by the Imperial Court of New York (ww.icny.org), to benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. The co-hosts were Alexis Flame and Ambrosia Amore. Fran Sisco, one of many performers, sang her original song “I Want To Be A Cute Girl,” with the music track arranged by Fran Sisco with the help of Apple Garage Band and the amazing keyboardist and arranger Frank Louis Pisani. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco.Fran Sisco singing her original song “I Want To Be A Cute Girl.” Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco

“I Want to be a Cute Girl” Lyrics:

I want to be a Cute Girl
Copyright 2005 Fran Sisco
Arrangement with Fran Pisani on 10/7/16

He, she, they
I am who I am
He she they
I am who I am

1
I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
It’s who I want to be today
I’ll dress up great and it will be okay

2
I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
I’ll dress up fine and it will be alright
It will be alright

3
It’s not just the hair and the heels
It’s not just the dress
It’s not the way that silk feels
It’s not about sex

4
It’s not just looking pretty
It’s not just acting nice
It’s not about the city
It’s not just the sugar, not just the spice

5
Looking like this, people like me
Like this, I’m a star
Being like this, I am funny
Like this, I love who you are

I want to be, I want to be
I want to be a cute girl

I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
It’s who I want to be today
I’ll dress up great and it will be okay

2
I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy pretty girl
I’ll dress up fine and it will be alright
It will be alright

6
Feeling ike this, I can walk tall
Like this, my head’s sky high
Glowing like this, life’s such a ball
I feel like I’m never gonna die

7
Laughing like this, eyes are on me
With a smile on their face
Happy like this, all I eat
Has a much better taste

8
Like this, each day’s a blast
Never just getting through
Like this, nights are magic
No matter what I do

9
When my heart is like this, the kid in me
Can bring the kid out in you
When my soul is like this, I clearly see
What is honest and true

I want to be a cute girl
I want to be a sexy girl
Every day, every night
A Cute girl!

Additional Lyrics added in a Rap by Chanju Carroll:

So you want to be a cute girl
Hair full of diamonds
Neck full of pearls.
With eyes full of glitz.
Hair full of curls.
Time stops when you want it to,
it’s your world.
High heels beat up the pavement.
Make men kneel and
act just like cave men.
Being sexy ain’t easy, believe me.
A lot of slick talkers try to talk to you greasy.
Eyes don’t lie until they look at you dreamy.
Nothing like a cute girl.
I dream of Jeannie.

Repeat 1

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#9 – (Below) Fran Sisco performed a funny song called “Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” in The Fifth Annual Nobles Show sponsored by The Imperial Court of New York, with proceeds being given to the charity, Iris House which has programs for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. The show was on Saturday evening 9/21/13 at the famous Stonewall Inn located at 53 Christopher Street, in the West Village of New York City. Gary Fierer played guitar and sang along.

The song was written by Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco (Music – Leigh Harrison, Words – Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco). Copyright 2013 Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.

For more information about the song, visit http://www.FrancisSisco.com (or email to FrancisSisco@aol.com) or visit http://www.LeighHarrison.com (or email to guitarbabe123@aol.com.

For more information about the Imperial Court of New York, please visit icny.org.

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#10 – (Below) – Fran Sisco singing and dancing to original song “I Want to Be a Cute Girl” at Ringside Bar in Hicksville Long Island on 10.15.16 part of the Femme Fever Trans Group. 

Ringside Bar Address: 247 S Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801

Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.

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# 11 – (Below) – Fran Sisco and Kelly Sisco singing and dancing to parody of the song “WereWolves of London” by Warren Zevon – 1978 (on his album “Excitable Boy” with Mic Fleetwood and John McVie) at Ringside Bar in Hicksville Long Island on 10.15.16 part of the Femme Fever Trans Group. Parody is called “TransWolves of London”

Ringside Bar Address: 247 S Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801

Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.

Parody “TransWolves of London” Lyrics: (Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco)

Count 4 Bars – I saw a TransWolf with a porcelain mirror in her hand

Strutting through the streets of London in the rain

She was lookin’ at her face and shrieked out loud

“Gonna get some eyeliner on the train

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

Aaoooooo! Aaoooooo!
TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!

If you hear her howling around your kitchen door

Ya better not let her in
Little old lady had her housedress stolen last night

TransWolves of London again

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

Aaoooooo! Aaoooooo!
TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!

She’s the shaven-handed gal who came on to every gent

Lately she’s been cross-dressing in fashion
You better stay away from her
She’ll rip out your black cincher

then pull off your eye lashes
Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

Aaoooooo! Aaoooooo!
TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!

Well, I saw Lady Gaga walking like a drag queen

Doin’ the TransWolves of London

I saw Sia and Rhianna walkin’ like they lived in Queens

Doin’ the TransWolves of London

I saw a TransWolf drinking a pint of reddish liquid with some lime

Her hair was frizzy

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London!

She’ll give you a hickey

Aaoooooo! TransWolves of London! Aaoooooo!

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#12 – (Below) – Published on Apr 9, 2016 At a wonderful lively charity event (hosted by NJ Buddies of NJ), TransEnterainers Sing “I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole”and 2 other clips from a NJ Buddies Charity Event at Sereno’s Restaurant & Catering.

Located at: 14-19 Parmelle Road, Fairlawn, NJ on 4/1/16.

Performers: Trans Fran Sisco, Fabulous Regina Elizabeth King and the Legendary Amazin’ Grace, with special guest star Kelly Sisco.

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#13 – (Below) “We Are All Kinds of People” song parody with Fran Sisco & Kelly Sisco on 9/18/16 at the cast party and function at the Cino Theater for the New City Theatre Company (Crystal Field, director) following performances of the play “Election Selection” in the metro NY area, with their good friend Terry Lee King (The Legendary Amaz’n Grace). The parody “We are all Kinds of People” was written by Fran Sisco. Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved, The parody is to the song “Nice and Easy” by Frank Sinatra. (fair use – positive transformative parody.)

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#14 – (Below) – TransEntertainers at Marina Grille (New Rochelle, NY) Singing “Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” – 7/6/16

Video of TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco and Regina Elizabeth King with Kelly Sisco) performing a section of the original song “Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” (co written by Fran Sisco and Leigh Harrison, with the backgound blues arrangement by Frank Louis Pisani) at an open mic on 7/6/16 at The Marina Grille hosted by John Figaro. Video was taken by Tanya Cooper (comedian) on her iphone and posted 7/7/16 by Fran Sisco. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco.

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#15 – (Below) – “TransEntertainers” Singing “We Are All Kinds Of People” at QDEP Show on 5/7/16 

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project – (Conference, workshops and show)

Held at: The New School

Located at: 63 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10003
on Saturday, 5/7/16

Performers: Trans Fran Sisco and
Fabulous Regina Elizabeth King
Contact info for:
(1) TransEntertainers – Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013 (voice or text) or FrancisSisco@aol.com
or via http://www.TransEntertainers.com
(2) The nonprofit – contact http://www.www.qdep.org
(Contact Jamila Hammami, Executive Director)
Video and audio – Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco All rights reserved.
Song – “We Are All Kinds of People” – The song parody was written by Fran Sisco, using karaoke music track of “Nice And Easy” made popular by Frank Sinatra.
Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco

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#16 – (Below) – QDEP Show – Regina Elizabeth King Singing “Hero” by Mariah Carey on 5/7/16 

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project – (Conference, workshops and show)

Held at: The New School

Located at: 63 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10003
on Saturday, 5/7/16

Performer: Regina Elizabeth King
Contact info for:
(1) Regina Elizabeth King via her manager Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013 (voice or text) or FrancisSisco@aol.com
or via http://www.TransEntertainers.com
(2) The nonprofit – contact http://www.www.qdep.org
(Contact Jamila Hammami, Executive Director)
Video – Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco and Regina Elizabeth King. All rights reserved.

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#17 – (Below is the Link to Click on that leads you to the Facebook page that has the video.) Video of TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco and Regina Elizabeth King) performing a 10-minute comedy set (on Saturday night 6/4/16 at the Third Annual Stonwall Comedy Show, hosted by the sexy funny Chrissie Mayr at the famous The Stonewall Inn located at 53 Christopher St., the Village, NYC 10014) using song parodies to explain answers to questions frequently asked of transgender women (e.g. Did you have the operation yet? Which bathroom do you use? How is your family dealing with your transition?). Please note the excited audience response and laughter and Chrissie’s positive comments, despite our use of stage notes, music tracks played by off an iphone (but expertly by Kelly Sisco who also participated as a “doctor”) at the foot of the stage vs a DJ, and a joke or two going awry. More about TransEntertainers (and the group’s other performers such as The Legendary Amaz’n Grace) is at www.TransEntertainers.com). Video done very well by friend Nervy Jude as a favor. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.

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#18 – (Below) – Published on Jul 25, 2016

Video (unedited and with alternating horizontal and vertical views) of TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco, The Fabulous Regina Elizabeth King, and The Legendary Amaz’n Grace with special guest star Kelly Sisco) performing on 7/14/16 at the Ringside Bar (located at 247 South Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801) at a Femme Fever party, hosted by Karen. The TransEntertainers performed parts of their Trans 101 Set, covering 5 questions often asked of transgender woman and answered by funny song parodies such as:
(1) “Did you have the operation yet?” (“We don’t need no operation”),
(2) “Will you have the operation in the future?” (“I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole,” an original song co-written by Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco – Copyright Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco),
(3) “Which bathroom do you use?” (“Nothing could be worse that to be about to burst in North Carolina in the morning”),
(4) “What does your ex-wife say about you being a trans girl” (“Hello”),
(5) “Do transgender women have XX chromosomes like genetic women or XY chromosomes like men?” (“Xs and Ys, The Ys never want to leave”)
For more info and booking, contact Fran Sisco at FrancisSisco@aol.com. 
Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco
(Warm thanks to Raxchel Rodmen for recording the video!)

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#19 – (Below) – Published on Jul 24, 2016

Video (of an iphone video displayed on a Macintosh screen) of the TransEntertainers performing Fran’s song parody “We Don’t Need No Operation” (of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” as part of their Trans 101 Set at the fabulous Tuesday open mic at St. Mark’s Downstairs (located at 94 St. Mark’s Place, NYC near 1st Ave., with house band Mike Milazzo (guitar) and Dan Recker (keyboards). Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco.

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#20 – (Below) – Published on Jul 24, 2016

Video (of an iphone video displayed on a Macintosh screen) of the TransEntertainers on 7/5/16 performing an excerpt of the funny trans song “I Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole” (written by Lee Harrison music and lyrics and Fran Sisco lyrics, with Fran Pisani’s blues arrangement) (Copyright 2016 Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco. All rights reserved) as part of their Trans 101 at the fabulous Tuesday open mic at St. Mark’s Downstairs (located at 94 St. Mark’s Place, NYC near 1st Ave., with house band Mike Milazzo (guitar) and Dan Recker (keyboards). Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco.

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#21 – (Below) – On Sunday 1/31/16

Hi ! This is Trans Fran Sisco. I love being a transgender woman. Maybe it’s my Italian-American roots that I also love the dish called Braciole. Here’s a photo of it in a pan. And I realize that no matter how far I transition, from male to female, I’m not giving up my braciole. At my home on 2/24/16, we had a rehearsal of the song that Leigh Harrison and I co-wrote. Here is the recording of our session with the Intuition Quartet and Regina Elizabeth King, assisted by music director Frank Louis Pisani. Hope you enjoy!

Song rehearsal at Trans Fran Sisco’s home on 2/24/16

For more info, please contact:
A. Fran Sisco at:
(1) voice or text – 914.589.1013
(2) email -FrancisSisco@aol.com
(3) Facebook – Francis Sisco
(4) Website – http://www.FrancisSisco.com
B. Leigh Harrison – http://www.leighharrison.com

Copyright of song – 2013-2016 Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco (Music – LH, Lyrics – LH & FS)
Copyright of Video & Photos – 2016 Fran Sisco

Song rehearsal participants:
Trans Fran Sisco – lead vocals
Regina Elizabeth King – background vocals
Intuition Quartet :
(1) Hope Berkeley – harmonica
(2) Pam Sklar – flute
(3) Joan Indig – bass guitar
(4) Irene Maher – guitar
Plus Brian Indig – drums
Music Director – Frank Louis Pisani
Music Coach and Consultant – Carmine Marino

Note – The song will be featured in a new comedy skit series (called “100%”) on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
MNN Studio, 537 West 59th Street, NY, NY (Friday night 3/11/16 preview at 9pm – must rsvp to Fran Sisco by 3/1/16.)

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#22 – (Below) – On Sunday – 3/20/16. Unedited video of Fran Sisco And Regina Elizabeth King Singing “We Were Meant To Be” At LPSS in White Plains, NY on Sunday 3/20/16 

Lead vocals by Fran Sisco and background vocals by Regina Elizabeth King.
“We Were Meant To Be” is an original song co-written by Fran Sisco (100% lyrics and 50% music) and Scott Pollack (50% music). Copyright 2014 Fran Sisco and Scott Pollack. Music arranged by Frank Louis Pisani, with additional instruments including piano, vibraphone, bass, organ, strings, etc.) and drums and percussion by Cliff Hackford at the Park Hill Studio, Yonkers, NY.

Intro by Fran Sisco discussing the message of the song with the audience at LPSS

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#23 – (Below) Regina Elizabeth King Singing “Hello” on 4/11/16 at the LGBT Center Immigration Show (video by Fran Sisco using smartphone camera borrowed from Gregory Kanhai). The NYC LGBT Center is located at 208 West 13th Street, NY, NY 10011 and has many programs and services, including those involved with immigration issues. For more info, go to http://www.gaycenter.org. Special note from Fran Sisco -Any audience members wearing orange stickers preferred not to be included in video taking, and if done, our apologies. Regina Elizabeth King is a member of TransEntertainers.com and for more information, please contact Trans Fran Sisco by email at FrancisSisco@aol.com for booking and other information. Also, please visit http://www.ReginaElizabethKing.com. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved.

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#24 – (Below) – On Sunday – 1/31/16. Video of TransEntertainers (Trans Fran Sisco, Regina Elizabeth King, Amaz’n Grace of http://www.TransEntertainers.com) performing a 7-minute Medley Of 7 Songs (with the music track played by DJs – Paul and Vinny of BigAppleEnt.com) At Everything Bridal Show (Emily and Jennifer of EverythingBridalShows.com) At Lake Isle Country Club, located at 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY 10709

Video recorded by Nerve Jude. Copyright 2016 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. For more info, please contact Fran Sisco via email to FrancisSisco@aol.com 

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#25 – (Below) – Video – TransEntertainers (Fran,Regina,Amaz’n Grace) – AmericanBride Wedding Expo in Edison, NJ on 1/24/16.

(Video recorded by Nerve Jude using Panasonic video camera, imported to Imovie, and compressed into Quicktime video). Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. DJs were from NEM Events (headed by Billy, with Kyle and Kenny). For info regarding AmericanBride expos and bridal shows, please contact Liza Drozd at AmericanBride.com. For booking and more info regarding TransEntertainers, please contact Fran Sisco via email to FrancisSisco@aol.com 

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#26 – (Below) – 12/19/15- Unedited video by Fran Sisco of Regina Elizabeth King singing “Hold On” (made famous by Sam and Dave) with Mitch and the Kick Start Charlie band at Rudy’s, located at 156 S. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY.

For more info, please contact Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013 or via email ar FrancisSisco@aol.com. For more info about the band, please visit http://www.kickstartcharlie.com. Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. (uploaded per request by Mitch of KSC per FB message on 12/21/15). (Band members are: (1) Peter J. Blume – Trumpet (2) Dave Dickerson – Guitar and Vocals (3) Jonathan Flaks – Piano & Vocals (4) Mark Jenkins – Drums (5) Maria Lazzaro – Saxophone (6) Angelo Sapuppo – Bass & Vocals (7) Mitch Saul – Lead Vocals, & Percussion (8) Dave Silver Trombone.)

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#27 – (Below) – Regina Elizabeth King singing 2 songs at American Bride Expo in Fairfield, NJ-1/2/16.

Unedited video (IMG 4049 -Fran’s iphone 6+ camera) of Regina singing “I Believe In You and Me” (Whitney Houston) and “One Moment In Time” (Kelly Clarkson), along with tracks played by Dash of Class DJs. Video recorded and posted by Fran Sisco. Copyright 2015 Fran Sisco. All rights reserved. For booking and more info, please contact Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013 or via email at FrancisSisco@aol.com. 

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#28 – (Below) – On 9/15/14 at The Bayou (restaurant and club located at 580 Gramatan Avenue in the Fleetwood section of Mt. Vernon, NY) as part of a music open-mic night, Fran Sisco sang the song “Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole,” written by her and Leigh Harrison, with the musicians Chris Chinalsky (guitar), Cliff (drums), Elmo (bass guitar) and JD (harmonica).

It was a first take, without rehearsal, and still worked well!

Video was recorded by friend, Pat. For more info, contact Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013 or by email to FrancisSisco@aol.com or via http://www.FrancisSisco.com.

The song lyrics were primarily taken from jokes in Fran’s stand-up comedy routine. Leigh Harrison composed the song, its music and the lyrics (with Fran’s involvement).

Lyrics and some chords:

Ain’t Giving Up My Braciole
Copyright 2013- 2014 Leigh Harrison and Fran Sisco
Contact Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013

Intro: Ad lib by Fran Sisco over finger-picking
(then she starts singing):
//: G / D / C / G :// 3X ONLY!

Spoken intro:
I know it may sound strange to you
that an Italian DooWop guy
from the block would do
a no-no and become a girl,
but I’m not giving up
a piece of me that used to me,
so listen

Verse 1:
G D
I’m making a change, got nothing to fear
C G
Tossin’ my undershirts, buyin’ brassieres
G D
No more tighty-whiteys, just a red lace panty
C G
I know I’ll look great in – something scanty
Em D
Free my inner woman, be true to my soul
C ** G Em
But I ain’t giving up my braciole! Oh, no!
C D G
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole! C D G Em C D G

Verse 2:
I no longer do things – cocksure-ly
Now I wanna live my life demurely
Used to wanna be a prizefighter
Now I want rouge and blonde highlighter
Holding back emotions was taking its toll
But I ain’t ** givin’ up my braciole! Oh, no!
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole! C D G Em C D G

Bridge:
Bm
Call it a bone, tool – pecker, or wick
D
a weiner, a member – third leg, or drumstick
Bm
Em
ladies’ lollipop, or schlong dong
Em C Em D
Even in a thong….my braciole will still be…long!

Verse 3:
I ’m not shaking hands – now, I hug and kiss
Love it when somebody – calls me “miss”
Don’t call me “madam,” and surely not “sir”
I’ve gone from “he” and “him” to – “she” and “her”
Em D
I’ll rock this world, I’m on a roll –
C G Em
But I ain’t ** givin’ up my braciole! Oh, no!
C D G Em
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole! Uh-uh!
C D G
Ain’t givin’ up my braciole!

Don’t touch my package!
Words: Leigh Harrison & Fran Sisco
Music: Leigh Harrison

Copyright 2013 – 2014, Leigh Harrison & Fran Sisco

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