Come a Little Closer
Originally from New York, Cindi has been performing in both theater and cabaret since she was seventeen years old. Her professional career as a singer began in 1986 after taking 1st Place in the MN State Fair Talent Competition and the State champion at the Rhunestone Music Festival. The same year she was awarded a close second to Lori Line's gospel singer Robert Robinson in a coast-to-coast "Singer's Challenge" by Pioneer. Locally over the years she has been seen performing as the featured vocalist at the hottest venues in Minneapolis including The Dakota, Sophia Restaurant, the Marq VII Lounge and Windows on Minnesota Restaurant at the Marquette Hotel in downtown Mpls. On stage Cindi has taken leading roles in musicals such as 'I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change', 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', and 'South Pacific'. Her professional talents as an actress combined with her exceptional voice are put together into a one-woman cabaret show that will make you laugh and cry. On the "side" Cindi is a vocal coach, director, substitute music teacher and offers musical therapy to seniors. "While I'd love to make a significant career from singing and acting my priorities lie with my husband of 19 years and my three young boys. It is for these blessings in my life and for my fans that I have created this long-awaited CD of music. So "Come A Little Closer" and listen to my CD debut! Enjoy!" Cindi "Cindi Scheffler electrifies with crystalline diction, perfect intonation, and a vibrant presence that commands attention. The warmth in her voice could hasten springtime and her wit and charm illuminate the room" ------Drew Jansen Composer, "How to Talk Minnesotan: The Musical" 'Following in fellow Minneapolis-native Linda Eder's footsteps, Cindi's vivacious and innovative style enlivens yesteryear's standards." -fan- 'Her exceptional voice and effortless style has made her a favorite nation wide." -----R. Jay Resch, President EBA of Minnesota, Inc. "A torch singer in the class of Liza Minnelli and Peggy Lee, she belongs in the company of Michael Feinstein. A performer of talent and charm she captivates an audience with sexy sophistication and a range of melodies." -----Raymond S. Blanchard Fort Orange Club Member.