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Pianos Upstairs Lounge December 1st

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I am excited to have an acoustic performance coming up on Thursday, December 1st in NYC at Pianos in the Upstairs Lounge. Ardith Collins will be joining me on cello for a set of original music, with a few covers sprinkled in to taste.

Thursday, December 1st
Solo Acoustic with Ardith Collins on cello
Pianos Upstairs Lounge
158 Ludlow St.
New York, NY
7pm
FREE

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Here’s a cover of “Melt with You” from our rehearsal.

See you at Pianos!

Banding Together Live Show on Saturday

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Join me on Saturday afternoon at one of the best places in New Jersey to listen to acoustic music – Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ. I play at 4pm, but be sure to get there at least by 3:30pm to hear fellow Toll Collector Jonathan Andrew play, too! The entire day of music runs from Noon-10pm.

This show will benefit the Spondylitis Association of America, which provides research and services to over 2.7 million Americans that suffer from this arthritic condition. In the past, I’ve contributed to the online webathon, but this year it’s going to be a live show! Can’t wait. Hope you can make it too!

PS – You can also download the Compilation Album to help benefit the cause. I have contributed a brand new recording. Check out track #3 on the album!

Saturday, October 15th 
Josh Bicknell solo acoustic
Banding Together – A Benefit for the Spondylitis Association organized by blowupradio.com
Espresso Joe’s
50 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ
Event runs noon-10pm
Josh set: 4pm

ARTxSOUL Presents ARTxMUSIC Friday, Sept. 9th

Mark your calendars for this one. (Or better yet, RSVP on Facebook.)

Jonathan Andrew and I will be opening up for our own band! Jonathan will start the night, accompanied by Ty Tuschen. Then I’ll play a set, also accompanied by Ty. Then, Christina will join the stage, I’ll move behind the drum set, and the Toll Collectors will close out the night. All the while, you can check out artists from ARTxSOUL, Vol. 3 on the walls… which includes my photography!

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Friday, September 9th 
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors with performances by Josh Bicknell and Jonathan Andrew
Sticks and Stones 
142 Goffle Road
Hawthorne, NJ
8pm-midnight  $5
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Finnegan’s July 16th

Join me for a night of music at Finnegan‘s in Hoboken, NJ from 10pm-1am. I’m starting the night by doing my singer/songwriter thing and then moving back behind the drums to play with Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors! In other words, I’ll be the opening act for my own band.

Saturday, July 16
Solo Acoustic and Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s
734 Willow Ave. Hoboken, NJ 07030
10pm-1am
FREE

Pianos on June 14th

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Join me on Tuesday, June 14th as I play a set of my original music. I’m so excited to be sharing the stage with Ty Tuschen on electric guitar and Ardith Collins on cello. Pianos is a great little place on the lower east side of Manhattan. The show is in the Upstairs Lounge, it’s free, and it starts promptly at 7pm!

Tuesday, June 14th 
featuring Ty Tuschen and Ardith Collins
Pianos Upstairs Lounge
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
7pm
Free

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Groov Cafe Recap 04-30-16

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What a fantastic little spot we found in Montclair, NJ. It feels like a living room, charms you like a coffee shop, and tastes like a restaurant. Ardith and I had a fantastic experience playing for a packed house of family, friends, and new friends. Really enjoyed this gig!

Thanks to my sister for the awesome photo above. You can check out some of her other work right here.

Here was the setlist!

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Northern Soul Recap 04-21-16 (RIP Prince)

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.”

Here was the setlist.

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And here’s a little clip of “Nothing Compares 2U” that Jonathan captured. (If you can’t see the embed below, visit this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEfP5rgAbRl/)

Josh & Ty pay tribute to the purple one #prince #livemusic #hoboken

A video posted by Jonathan Andrew (@jonathan.w.andrew) on

I also debuted a brand new original song called “Howlin’.” Special thanks to Lola for capturing this one! (If you can’t see the embed, here’s the link: https://youtu.be/h1Zu8z-IuK0)

And a few photos…

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What a fantastic night of music. Thanks to everyone who came out to experience it with me!