This past Saturday, I spent the afternoon playing as part of the Banding Together 2017 fundraising show at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ and the evening playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors for three sets at Maxfield’s on Main in Boonton, NJ.
If you haven’t done so yet, please consider donating to the Spondylitis Association of America. As a fun way to donate, you can purchase a digital compilation album, which includes exclusive tracks from local musicians. I have a track on there, too!
Last Thursday, October 12th, I played Maxwell’s Tavern Front Room with Ardith Collins on cello. It was great to share the stage with her again! A thoroughly enjoyable two sets of music. Thank you to all who attended. Hope to do it again soon!
I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America, Banding Together 2017. Lazlo from blowupradio.com organizes this successful effort each year. His wife suffers from Spondylitis, so this is a very personal cause for him.
Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. To date BlowUpRadio.com has raised thousands of dollars for the cause, and raised awareness of the genetic disease which the Centers For Disease Control says affects more than 2.7 million adults in the US.
Want to help out?
There are two ways to contribute:
Attend a Live Performance
Purchase the Digital Compilation
Attend a Live Performance on Saturday Afternoon
I’m playing a solo acoustic set at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ on Saturday, October 14th at 2:30pm. Come at 2pm to see fellow Toll Collector Jonathan Andrew perform before me!
There are also shows featuring other great NY/NJ artists on Friday at 8pm at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ and the Clash Bar in Clifton, NJ on Saturday October 21st at 8pm.
Purchase the Digital Compilation Now
There’s an exciting compilation full of 36 exclusive tracks from local New Jersey/New York-based musicians. I’ve donated a live recording of one of my new songs “Don’t You Ever Want to Be In Love.” This is the only place you will be able to listen to this track!
Suggested donation is $10, but you can always donate more! It all goes to the Spondylitis Association.
I had such a great time playing at Sticks and Stones in Hawthorne, NJ for the Hope with Heart Benefit on Saturday, September 9th. The event raised over $2,200 for the kids.
The night was filled with art and music. I even sold two photographs. All proceeds went directly to the foundation. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the event, it’s not too late. You can still make a contribution at www.hopewithheart.org.
I’m excited to be part of this music and art festival at Sticks & Stones in Hawthorne, NJ. All the money from the door, sales of all the artwork, and a percentage of the food & drink purchased at the event will be going to Hope With Heart Foundation. I will be performing at 7pm and also donating framed photographs that you will be able to purchase.
Saturday, September 9th Josh Bicknell solo acoustic
HEARTXSOULNJ A Benefit for Hope with Heart Benefit
Sticks and Stones 142 Goffle Rd. Hawthorne, NJ 07506
On Robert Plant’s 69th birthday, over three dozen local musicians paid tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin. It was beautiful weather for a wonderful display of talent and energy. I was thrilled to be a part of it. Thank you to Jaimie DeJesus of ALEO Productions for curating and organizing such a great event!
Here are a few pics captured by Chris Capaci of Capacity Images. And below that, our performance of “Hey, Hey What Can I Do” with James Calleo on lead vocals and yours truly on drums. If the embedded video doesn’t appear below, click here to watch it on YouTube.
On none other than Robert Plant’s 69th Birthday, I will be part of a group of over 30 local musicians celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin. Organized by Jaime De Jesus of ALEO Music, this event will be a great cap to your summer weekend. As the sun sets, watch us play in front of the New York City skyline in Hoboken’s Frank Sinatra Park. 6pm. Free for all ages. I’ll be playing drums on Four Sticks and Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?
Can’t wait! Hope you can join us.
Sunday, August 20th The Led Zeppelin Engagement
Frank Sinatra Park (on the Waterfront)
Hoboken, NJ 07030