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Photos from Songwriters Collaborative

What a great night at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ! I had a fantastic time with fellow songwriters Christina Alessi, Jon Andrew, and Adam McDonough. It was so great to collaborate on each others’ songs. We threw in some awesome cover songs for good measure.

View from the stage. The place was packed!

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Photo courtesy of Adam McDonough via Twitter. @adammcdmusic

My corner of the stage. Guitar and drums easily accessible.

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The whole gang!

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From left to right: Jonathan Andrew, Adam McDonough, Josh Bicknell, Christina Alessi, Dave Entwistle

“Master of Puppets” Performance

Awesome news! The TCNJ Percussion Ensemble will be performing my arrangement of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” in April as part of their spring program.

Saturday, April 13th. 8pm.
TCNJ Music Building. Mayo Concert Hall.
Ewing, NJ

For more details, visit my Performances page.

Listen to a live recording of the arrangement by watching the video below. If the embed isn’t working, you can watch it on YouTube here.

Saturday 12/18 @The Whistling Room: Cabaret for a Cause

Join me for a performance with double-breasted hosted by our good friend, Shaefer James.

Saturday, December 18
The Whistling Room: Cabaret for a Cause
Trinity Church
Corner of North Ave. & Forest Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
8pm

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An evening of live music and readings from the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Hosted and featuring a performance by Shayfer James
www.shayferjames.com

Special Musical Guest: double-breasted
www.doublebreastedmusic.com

Readings by local actors and scholars including:
Peter Horn, Robyn Horn, Lauren Mazzarese, Tony Vitale, Sarah Zar and many, many more!

Park on Forest Ave and enter behind the church.
$5 – Free Snacks – Partial Proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Hey Tiger: WDHA 105.5

I took a trip out to Cedar Knolls, NJ last week to visit the WDHA FM studios with Hey Tiger. We did an interview and live video performance for Lindsay Klein’s new blog spotlighting NJ original music. The interview and performance should be posted in a few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a photo of us with Lindsay:

Article in the Aquarian Weekly

Thanks to John Pfeiffer for this great article about double-breasted in the Aquarian Weekly.

The first thing that struck me about this trio was the name. I thought they might be a cover band as they have two girls in the group and an obvious moniker. You know, that old chestnut. Turns out what really got me were the cool combination of drums, cello and harp. Not a harmonica player blowing up behind some guitar player mind you, but a full-blown 6-foot, 46-string harp. Something I’ve never seen used as a lead instrument in a rock band before. No standard stringed instruments were anywhere onstage and as odd as it is, it seems it works perfectly…

Click here to read more.

2009 Recap

This time of year usually presents an opportunity to look back on the past year and look forward to the next. For me, 2009 absolutely flew… and for good reason. I released two records, first with double-breasted in January and then another in July with Hey Tiger. Both groups were busy playing shows all year to promote these records. We also spent valuable time working on new material. I won’t make any promises just yet, but I hope to have more new music out to you this year.

I took a few moments to look back on 2009 and thought I’d share a few musical highlights from the year.

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1. Released our first full-length CD, Who Will Love You? on January 30th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. Lazlo of BlowUpRadio.com actually got a copy of it in early December ’08 and named it #13 on his top records of 2008. We were absolutely flattered.

It is available for purchase on our website and iTunes: http://www.doublebreastedmusic.com/purchase

*To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release, we’ve reduced the price of our disc for the month of January on CD Baby. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, now’s your chance to get the physical CD for $7.99 and the MP3 version for just $5! Click here to purchase from CD Baby.

2. Performed live on Philly Radio 104.5 on May 8th. Check out the video of our radio performance  here.

3. Opened for the national Broadway tour of RENT! on February 15th at NJPAC, featuring original cast members Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp!

4. Launched our new website www.doublebreastedmusic.com!

Hey Tiger

1. Released a new EP, Morning Light on July 24th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. It is now available for purchase on our website and also on iTunes. The Sunday prior to releasing the disc, we all met and hand-stamped the cover art onto each CD Package, so each CD package is unique in quality and color. http://www.heytigerband.com/purchase

2. Recorded a set for a benefit webcast on blowupradio.com to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America.

3. Witnessed a marriage proposal during our set at the Homegrown NJ Music Festival on September 5th. Following the proposal, the couple enjoyed their first engaged dance to our song, “Simply.”

4. Did a complete facelift and relaunch of our website www.heytigerband.com!