It was a fantastic event at Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken, NJ, beginning with spoken word and moving into music. The energy was high and all six members of the Toll Collectors were there. A rarity for this band! We had a blast delivering an all-original setlist. Thank you to everyone who attended!
This was my perspective from the drum seat.
The band is all here!
An all-original song setlist.
Next show is coming up on Friday, August 4th at Maxfield’s in Boonton, NJ! Can’t wait!
I had a great night playing for the patrons of the bar/lounge in the Aloft Hotel in Manhattan’s Financial District. I played a mix of covers and originals. Here was the setlist. Hope to be back there again soon!
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!
September 2016 – It was a month of memorable shows. A night where Jonathan Andrew and I opened up for our own band with solo acoustic sets. A three and a half-hour show at Finnegan’s. And more. Here are some photos to help preserve the memories.
On Tuesday, June 14th Ty, Ardith, and I played the Pianos Upstairs Lounge. We had a nice turnout and a great time playing for everyone. It’s such a joy to play music with such talented and down-to-earth musicians. Thank you for joining me, Ty and Ardith!
Here we are, getting our music on.
Here’s the setlist.
And here’s a live video of us playing my original song, Howlin’. If the embed doesn’t show below, you can watch it on YouTube here.
On May 6th, I took a seat behind the drums as part of Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors to play three sets at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken. We had a lot of fun mixing up covers and originals for over three hours of music.
Here was the setlist.
We also covered a new Beyoncé song, “Daddy Lessons.” Check out the video below or on YouTube here.
Hope to be back here with the Toll Collectors again soon. This was a fun one!
Just a few hours after we learned of Prince’s passing, Northern Soul’s Thursday night of music began. Surrounded by videos of Prince performances on screen and the feeling that music has the power to connect us in mysterious ways, I took the stage with Ty Tuschen joining me on electric guitar. It was a special night to be playing music and one that I won’t forget anytime soon.
At the end of my set, we paid tribute to the purple one with two songs. “Nothing Compares 2U,” which Prince wrote but Sinéad O’Connor made popular. And for “Kiss,” we were joined by Jaime De Jesus, who had the perfect falsetto to take the lead vocal up into the stratosphere. To close the night, Jaime, Ty, James Calio, and I did a collaborative rendition of “Purple Rain.”