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Recap: Finnegan’s, The Hutton, and Groove on Grove

Here’s a recap of my recent performances.

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s

This was a really fun show at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken, NJ. We were without Ty on guitar for most of the show and it was fun to explore these songs sans lead guitar. As usual, we all crammed ourselves on this stage…

And then we played a nice mix of originals and covers! Here was the setlist.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Josh and Ty at The Hutton

The next night, I was joined by Ty Tuschen as I did my singer/songwriter thing at The Hutton in  Jersey City, NJ. After fueling up on a delicious meal, we played for more than two hours straight, mixing my original songs with some wide-ranging covers.

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We didn’t actually get through the entire setlist, but we had good intentions! Here it was.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Toll Collectors at Groove on Grove

The weather finally turned warm and sunny in a major way… and just in time for the first Groove on Grove of the season! It was a pleasure to kick it off by playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors.

We played outdoors at the Grove Street PATH Plaza.

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This was the setlist. The keys and mic stand kept it from blowing away in the wind!

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The day ended with a beautiful sunset. Here’s the pedestrian plaza on Newark Ave. in Jersey City just down the block from where we performed.

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Toll Collectors at FM – Thursday, March 15

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Thursday night, come check out a new venue in Jersey City – FM. I’ll be playing drums with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors for three sets from 9-midnight. Join us for a nice mix of covers, originals, and cocktails.

Thursday, March 15th
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
FM Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge
340 Third Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
9pm-Midnight

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Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s on Friday, February 9th

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Join us for a night of original music interspersed with meticulously curated covers at Finnegan’s in Hoboken, where the answer is always, “Yes!” Our bass player, Jon Andrew will be opening the night backed by his trio (Ty Tushchen – guitar; John Roccasano – drums), followed by two sets from Christina Alessi & The Toll Collectors. The fun begins at 10pm!

Friday, February 9th 
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors and the Jon Andrew Trio
Finnegan’s Pub
734 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
10pm-1am

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White Eagle Hall – Friday, December 1

I’m so excited to be performing at a new, larger-than-life concert venue in Jersey City. Mike Kuzan, of The Latest Noise, is putting together an amazing show featuring some of the top local bands in the Hoboken/Jersey City music scene. I’m honored to be playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors for this one!

Check out the size of this space!

Here’s a great feature about the show up on nj.com.

And here’s a nice little teaser video. If the embed doesn’t appear below, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

Friday, December 1st 
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
White Eagle Hall
337 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
8pm
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Banding Together 2017 and Maxfield’s Recap 10/14/17

Doubleheaders aren’t only for sporting events.

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!

Donate at https://spondy.bandcamp.com today!

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Maxfield’s on Main – Friday, August 4th

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Join me with Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors at our first show ever in Boonton, NJ. We’ll be playing three sets of original- and cover songs. Don’t miss it!

Friday, August 4th
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors 
Maxfield’s on Main
713 Main Street
Boonton, NJ 07005
9pm-midnight

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Toll Collectors at Lulu’s in the W Hotel

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Join me this Friday, July 14th at 8pm for a performance with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors. We are performing at Lulu’s, which is inside the W Hotel in Hoboken, NJ. Wear your fancy shoes!

This is the last in a series of shows at Lulu’s that have featured local musicians. Here’s a nice write up in hMAG about the series.

Friday, July 14th
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors 
Lulu’s at the W Hotel
225 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Guitar Pull with Christina and Jonathan

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Back in 2013, Christina Alessi, Jonathan Andrew, and I decided to play a show together at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ (photo above). The idea was to collaborate on each other’s music. We each wrote our own songs, but thought it would be fun to back each other up as we traded the lead spot. Little did we know this would be start of the band we play in now – Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors!

On Saturday, we get to return to original form in a performance at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ. Jonathan, Christina, and I will perform as part of a Guitar Pull, hosted by BlowUpRadio.com. This will be a fun show and allow us all to play our songs individually, but with a little help from each other.

Also, it’s Lazlo’s birthday! He’s the mastermind behind blowupradio.comand we can’t wait to help him celebrate!

Saturday, May 13th
Presented by blowupradio.com: Guitar Pull with Christina Alessi Jonathan Andrew, and Josh Bicknell
Espresso Joe’s
50 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ
7pm
FREE!

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