Author Archives: josh

Toll Collectors Cover the Toll Collectors

I hope everyone is staying self and healthy.

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.

“Stone Meets the Sea,” one of my favorites by Christina Alessi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydFleq5aDyY

“Seventy Degrees,” by Jonathan Andrew. The song that is always stuck in my head in the best way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZeDJ7QoEpQ

Hope you enjoy them!

Guitar Pull on Saturday 12/14/19

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

Watch the Full Set from Espresso Joe’s on 11/15/19

Josh Bicknell - Espresso Joe's Setlist 11/15/19

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.

Espresso Joe’s – Friday 11/15

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

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Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s – 11/9/19

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

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Banding Together 2019

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.”

Here’s the link to donate: https://www.spondylitis.org/webathon

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

The Beatles vs. The Stones – Saturday, August 17th

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 

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