A local pop/jazz three-part harmony will be performing at a private Redmond home this weekend.
Sugartime Trio is made up of Caitlin Frances, Meg McLynn and Kim Maguire. Inspired by the McGuire Sisters and the Andrew Sisters, Sugartime Trio performs songs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s.
“The three of us love singing,” Frances said. “It’s been a blast to sing these songs with them.”
The three women have known each other for about five years. Both Frances and Maguire served with SecondStory Repertory in Redmond.
Frances has been singing on stage since her mother first pulled her on stage in Ashland, Oregon at the age of 5 to sing with the band.
In addition to being a singer, Frances is a SAGAFTRA actor and can be heard in many of the radio dramas recorded with Imagination Theater. As an actress Frances has worked in the greater Seattle area with Live Girls!, Macha Theatre Works, Village Theatre, Sound Theatre Company, Balagan Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Arts West, SecondStory Repertory, Centerstage Theatre, Harlequin Productions, Seattle Public Theater and many others over the years.
Maguire is a classically trained musical theater artist, bringing this training to her love for jazz. As a 2017 Seattle/Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist finalist, Maguire has performed on many stages around the country including Houston Grand Opera, Fifth Avenue Theatre, Benaroya Hall, Village Theatre and SecondStory Repertory among others.
McLynn brings the low notes to Sugartime Trio. As a vocalist, she sings the song books of Patsy Cline, Judy Garland and Carly Simon with Purple Phoenix Productions, and she has been a national anthem singer for the Seattle Seahawks. She is a member of Blue Plate Special, an a cappella trio with a repertoire spanning the 1920s to 1960s. McLynn is also a stage and film actor and has toured North America with “Girls Night: The Musical,” as well as being seen regionally with Classic Stage Company, HERE Arts Center, Huntington Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Company, Book-It Rep, Seattle Opera, and Seattle Symphony. McLynn teaches voice and speech at Cornish College of the Arts and is a core faculty member at Seattle’s Freehold Theatre Lab. She is also a vocal coach with Jack Straw Studios.
While the trio has known each other for several years, they didn’t start singing together until about three years ago. They have been officially Sugartime Trio for one year.
“When I heard our voices sing together for the first time it felt like magic,” Maguire said.
Frances shared a similar experience.
“Our voices together is just amazing,” she said. “My spirit soars. It’s hard to describe the feeling. I just feel so joyful.”
Sugartime Trio has performed at various clubs and venues throughout the Seattle area. Their next performance will be a private house party in Redmond, called Swank n’ Sip House Party, on Aug. 24.
The event is sold out.