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.
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.
We didn’t actually get through the entire setlist, but we had good intentions! Here it was.
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.
This was the setlist. The keys and mic stand kept it from blowing away in the wind!
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.
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
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
734 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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.
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!
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
50 West Front Street