The Raw Deal is a new cabaret evening performed by singer-songwriter Coby Koehl. Funny, yet intense and moving, it is an evening of Koehl singing from the heart, in what he describes as "a Gay Pride show, but not in name." The evening addresses, with his strong tenor voice, a selection of his own songs plus tunes which were made famous by artists from Nina Simone to Bruce Springsteen. The evening is directed by Vic DiMonda.
Coby Koehl is a singer-songwriter who has performed numerous times at cabarets in New York (including headlining at Don't Tell Mama and Rose's Turn a half dozen times), as well as at clubs like the Tunnel, Limelight, Mother, Stonewall and others. He performed in Soppin' Juice at Dixon Place and also produced and performed East Infection, his Sunday Night extravaganza at Flamingo East. Koehl's musical style ranges from R&B to pop, jazz, soft rock, house, alternative, folk, Broadway and standards. He appears solo and regularly at The Stonewall, where he was discovered and invited to La MaMa by Nicky Paraiso, Cultural Minister of The Club.