Author Archives: josh

Aloft Manhattan Hotel Performance Recap

On a rainy Tuesday, March 28th I performed a solo set in the lobby of the Aloft Manhattan Hotel in the Financial District. For three hours, I serenaded the visitors of the hotel bar and lounge. It was fun to stretch out and play a variety of covers and original songs!

I’m excited to be back there again on Tax Day, Tuesday April 18th!

Walking On Is Available to Download Today!

My new single, “Walking On” is available for download today! This single is a modern foot-stomping blues featuring Ty Tuschen on electric guitar. I will write more about the creation process for this recording in the coming days, but for now you can download it (pay whatever you want) from Bandcamp.

Hope you enjoy it!

Toll Collecting on Saturday, February 11th

Join Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors on Saturday for a night of covers and original music. It’s our bassist Jonathan Andrew’s birthday, so be prepared for a celebration!

Saturday, February 11th
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s Pub
734 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
10pm-1am
FREE!

RSVP on Facebook >

A Spy Named Stella

Today I’m releasing a new piece of instrumental music – “A Spy Named Stella.”

SpyNamedStella
“A Spy Named Stella” is highly rhythmic, conducive to running for your life from an international spy in a game of cat and mouse. Use it as a soundtrack to get yourself out of danger. The piece juxtaposes samples of acoustic instruments like strings and upright bass against electronic elements. Driven by the rhythms of multiple drum sets and percussion instruments, this track takes you to a new place – one that isn’t quite electric, isn’t quite acoustic, and definitely isn’t safe.

Download it here or stream it using the player below. Pay what you’d like for it or grab it for free by entering 0 in the price box.

You can also check out the other instrumental pieces I’ve sporadically released over the years – “My Favorite Daydream” and “You Smiled Because You Knew.”

Enjoy!