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Latch

Today, I’m releasing a brand new cover song – “Latch” by Disclosure (featuring Sam Smith).

I tried to reimagine this club hit from Disclosure as something you might enjoy on your favorite acoustic playlist in your living room. A pop song, in its power and simplicity, can often have potential to be interpreted in many different genres. Yet, so often we only get to hear the one version. With this interpretation, I wanted to stretch the song to a place that sounds familiar but feels like something new. Without the bass thumping, there’s a tenderness and a vulnerability to the song. In this version, you’re in on the secret – it’s a love song. Someone so consumed by love that they want to latch onto it and never let it go. 

The cover image comes from an photo I captured on Lover’s Bridge in Prague. There were so many locks attached to this bridge, where people from all over the world would come to “lock in their love.” I thought it was a nice fit.

As for the music, my good pal Ty Tuschen played electric guitar on this, including the tasty lead. I sang and played all of the other instruments.

This single is now available everywhere you can consume music – Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Tidal, iHeart Radio, Pandora, and more.

Here are handy links:
Spotify
Apple Music / iTunes
Amazon Music
YouTube
CD Baby
Deezer

Hope you enjoy it! If you do, please share with others. Thank you!

ART X SOUL NJ Renaissance

I’m very excited to have a new collection of my photography featured at the next ARTxSOULNJ show, which kicks off with a big party on Saturday, February 23rd! Come celebrate local art. Everything will be for sale!

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of my framed prints.

Hope to see you on Saturday for the opening of the show!

Saturday, February 23rd 
ARTXSOUL NJ Gallery Show (Exhibiting Photography)
Renaissance Tattoo Studio
15 Grand Ave. 
Englewood, NJ 07631
9pm

Recap: Fox and Crow with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors

I had a fantastic time with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors playing for the first time at the Fox and Crow in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, February 15, 2019. This was a great little room to play with such an attentive audience.

Jamie Rose opened the night and rocked it.

Here was the Toll Collectors setlist.

Setlist Fox and Crow 021519

And because the room was so attentive, we decided to play a Crosby, Stills, and Nash cover, “Helplessly Hoping.” It really showed off the vocal harmonies of Christina, Maribyrd, and Jon, who unfortunately got cut from the visuals in video below. I even got to play a little piano. Check out the video below or click on this link to watch it on YouTube – https://youtu.be/u55FXXeptjk.

Sometimes I Play Music Where I Work

I hope your new year is off to a good start and I hope you are braving this cold weather in a warm cozy place.

It’s funny, ever since I started working in educational publishing I’ve met people of extraordinary talents and who have an artistic pursuit outside of the day job. Maybe it’s the nature of the jobs in the industry – writers, designers, coders, creators. We are committed to some form of creation all day and then somehow we still have a need to create outside of the confines of the office. 

At least once a year, my company likes to celebrate this. We have an Art, Music, and Poetry Expo where we hang artwork, eat, drink, rent a stage, and have a show. Poetry readings, musical performance, dance… it started a couple of years ago and now it’s become a Thing. 

So here’s a video of my performance. I played an original and a cover: “Knocking Down My Front Door” and “Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille. Hope you enjoy it!

If you can’t see the embed below, use this link to watch and share: https://youtu.be/NvjG-DWZH2Y

Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s on Friday

This Friday, December 14, I’m playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors at one of our staple spots – Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken, NJ. This is a three hour gig, where you never know what will happen. Rumor has it we have a few holiday tunes prepped and ready to go! Ugly sweaters, too? Who knows!

Friday, December 14th 
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s
734 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
10pm-1am

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