Guest Appearances by:
Diva aka Keldamuzik
Simone Equality Campbell, comedy and burlesque entertainer
Marriage Equality USA is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots organization fighting solely for the freedom to marry at the state and federal levels – including successful initiatives in New York, Maryland, Washington and Maine and pushing for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Don't miss the Marriage Equality USA San Francisco Awards Reception on Wednesday, May 29th honoring Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other marriage equality advocates.
Stephanie Teel is a native San Franciscan, and still lives in the City, across from Ocean Beach. She started her music career playing all the top Hotels in San Francisco for private parties, including political events and entertaining overseas dignitaries.
Her road gigs began in Las Vegas with the Al Bellow Revue with Jenny Jones as the bands leader and drummer. (Jenny went on to be a TV talk show host). The band was booked solid for two years playing in several casinos in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, and clubs in New Mexico and a tour of eastern Canada.
Stephanie also has played solo performances in Great Falls, Montana, New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival and a tour in Arizona. Stephanie retuned to San Francisco in the 1980′s, and put together the “Stephanie Teel Band”. She played the dance club circuit five nights a week throughout the Bay Area. Top quality musicians were always part of her band. She also took a band on the road playing in Tahoe, Reno, Laughlin, and Hawthorne, Nevada, and in Springfield, Oregon and Hollywood, Calif.
With her father, Mark Teel, who is a renowned S.F. sax player, Stephanie played jazz guitar in his big band for the Oakland Raiders for two seasons.
In 1990, Stephanie was the lead guitarist for the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra. The band featured some of the best musicians and vocalists in the Bay Area. She also played for Linda Tillery at the 1990 Michigan Women’s Festival, and with members of Santana, Tower Of Power, and the band War.
Simone Campbell has been an entertainer in the Comedy and Burlesque world since the early 2002. She has performed everywhere from the Riviera Lounge in Palm Springs to the Comedy Store in Los Angeles to the New York Comedy Club in New York City, and all over the Bay Area.
A passionate LGBT Community supporter, Simone has lent her time and talents to many important community events, from donating her time for the last two years as the Entertainment Coordinator for the SF LFBT Center's Annual Pride Party, to supporting community events put on by the Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence, and was even "Sainted" by the Russian River Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence for her community work.
Between 2011 and 2012 Simone hosted a popular radio show on FCC FREE Radio in San Francisco called "Urban Fringe", where she interviewed everyone from Zoe Dunning (DADT) to Kate Kendall (E.D., NCLR) to local musicians, comedians, burly-Q perfomers, artists, and a wide variety of people passionate about living life to the fullest. Her real passion is connecting people who can help make a difference.