Author Archives: josh

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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Watch a Live Video Performance from NLK Studio

Back in October – which btw feels like yesterday – I played at the Gallery opening of NonLinearKnitting Studios. This is a really terrific spot in Jersey City. I’m excited with what is happening with art and music in this space! Here’s a video of me performing, Howlin’. Enjoy.

If you can’t see the embed above, you can get to it via this link: https://youtu.be/TO6mMyBPFzw

The Hutton on Friday, December 7th

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I’m looking forward to being back at The Hutton on Friday with Ty Tuschen joining me on electric guitar. As always, no cover charge, but plenty of delicious foods and beverages to be purchased and consumed.

Friday, December 7th
Josh Bicknell with Ty Tuschen
The Hutton
225 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
10pm-midnight

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Listen to a Recording of My Performance on Banding Together 2018

In case you missed it, you can now stream my performance on www.blowupradio.com as part of Banding Together 2018. On Friday, October 19th I traveled to Blow Up Radio’s HQ to perform as part of Banding Together 2018, a benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America.

Check it out in the embedded player below, or listen directly on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/joshbicknell/josh-bicknell-live-2018-banding-together-webathon-for-spondylitis-association-of-america

Live on the Internet Tonight. Friday, October 19th.

Tonight, I’ll be live on www.blowupradio.com at 8:45pm. It’s part of a larger webathon which is part of Banding Together, an annual benefit run by Lazlo of BlowUpRadio.com for the Spondylitis Association of America. It gives me great pleasure every year to be part of this fundraising effort and to donate my time and music to this cause.

I hope you listen and I hope you donate. Here’s a handy link to donate.  https://www.spondylitis.org/webathon

If you donate, you’ll receive a code to download an exclusive compilation album that contains one of my new songs, “Knocking Down My Front Door.”

Finnegan’s on Friday, October 12th

Can’t wait to play with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors again at Finnegan’s in Hoboken. Join us on Friday for 3 sets starting at 10pm! We’re working some new covers into the mix as well as a nice mix of original music. It’ll be the full six-piece lineup, which is always a treat.

Fun fact, this photo was taken in Finnegan’s!

TollCollectors

Friday, October 12th 
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s Pub
734 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
10pm-1am

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Hope to see you there!