We had an interesting idea. Since everyone in Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors is also a singer/songwriter, why not cover a song that someone else in the band has written? So here are my two covers.
I’m excited to be back at Espresso Joe’s on Saturday. This time, I’m part of a Guitar Pull hosted by Lazlo. This is the 19th Anniversary of blowupradio.com and it will be great to share the stage with Jaime Rose and Keith Peters. The format of the Guitar Pull is engaging – we take turns playing songs, talking about them, and answering questions from Lazlo. I hope you can join us!
Saturday, December 14th Guitar Pull – Blowupradio.com’s 19th Anniversary Espresso Joe’s 50 W Front Street Keyport, NJ 07735 7-10pm
I had a great time playing for a very attentive audience at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ on Saturday, November 15th. The venue is now original-only and it was great to dust off a few older originals for this set. Thanks to some handy iPhone bootlegging by my dad, you can now watch the entire show on YouTube. Play the embedded playlist below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.
I’m looking forward to opening for The Wag on Friday night at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ. I always love performing at this venue. You can really play the quieter tunes and still be heard. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of looping, too! Can’t wait.
Friday, November 15th Solo Acoustic Espresso Joe’s 50 W Front Street Keyport, NJ 07735 8pm
It’s been a minute, but I’m excited to be playing drums at Finnegan’s on Saturday with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors. You can expect three sets of originals and covers, a wall of harmonies, and plenty of good times. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, November 9th Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors Finnegan’s Pub 734 Willow Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 10pm-1am
In case you missed it, you can now stream my live performance from the Banding Together webathon that took place a few weeks ago. Check it out over at SoundCloud here or using the embedded player below.
I’m happy to be participating again this year in Banding Together, an annual benefit run by Lazlo of BlowUpRadio.com for the Spondylitis Association of America. It gives me great pleasure to be part of this fundraising effort and to donate my time and music to this cause.
If you donate $10 or more, you’ll receive a code to download an exclusive compilation album that contains a brand new recording of my original song, “Until You Let Me In.”
I’ll also be performing on the live webathon, which will be taking place all weekend long – Friday, October 18th through Sunday, October 20th. You can catch me on Sunday at 6:40pm live on blowupradio.com.
Sunday, October 20th Solo Acoustic Live online for Banding Together – www.blowupradio.com 6:40pm
I’m excited to be playing drums with The Wag on Saturday, August 17th in Belmar, NJ. We’re playing the role of the Beatles and Tommy B & the Deep Blue Sea is going to play the role of the Rolling Stones. This will be a fun show! I hope you can make it!
Saturday, August 17th The Wag – The Beatles vs. The Stones Three Acre Park Belmar, NJ 07719 5:30-8:30pm
On Monday, August 12th more than 40 local musicians will pay tribute to the music of Sting and the Police at a beautiful setting on Hoboken’s waterfront. New York City will be the backdrop for over two hours of music.
I’m excited to be playing drums on five songs – “Englishman in New York,” “Shape of My Heart,” “All This Time,” “Fields of Gold,” and “It’s Probably Me.”
Each song features a line up of different musicians and singers. My bandmates from Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors – Sean-David Cunningham, Jonathan Andrew, and Maribyrd – will all be participating as well!
Hope to see you there!
Monday, August 12th The Sting Engagement Frank Sinatra Park 401 Sinatra Drive Hoboken, NJ 07030 7-9pm