Tag Archives: Hoboken

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival on Sunday

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Join me on Sunday, June 11th for a performance with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors. We are performing at 3pm on the 14th Street Stage. This is always a great event that features talented local artists, great live music, and tasty food! It’s fun for the entire family. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 11th 
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors 
Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
14th Street Stage
Hoboken, NJ 07030
3pm
FREE

May the Fourth Be with You

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Join me on Thursday for a night of original music and covers at the legendary Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. I’ll be joined by Ty Tuschen on electric guitar in the front room. Free and open to the public!

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Thursday, May 4th
Acoustic with Ty Tuschen on electric guitar
Maxwell’s Tavern (Front Room)
1039 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ
8pm-10pm
FREE!

Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s on Saturday April 8th

Join us for another performance at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken, NJ! Three sets of Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors for your listening pleasure. We always have fun with this one, getting to explore new covers and also showcasing our original music.  As always, it’s a free show. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 8th
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s Pub
734 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ
10pm-1am
FREE!

Toll Collecting on Saturday, February 11th

Join Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors on Saturday for a night of covers and original music. It’s our bassist Jonathan Andrew’s birthday, so be prepared for a celebration!

Saturday, February 11th
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s Pub
734 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
10pm-1am
FREE!

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David Bowie Engagement 2.0 on Saturday

This Saturday, I’ll be back behind the drum kit to pay tribute to David Bowie at Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken, NJ. You may remember the first iteration of this tribute back in August. Well, now it’s time to do it again – The David Bowie Engagement 2.0.

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Saturday, October 29th at 8pm.
Maxwell’s Tavern
1039 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tickets $10 on Ticketfly

Join me and dozens of other musicians as we pay tribute to one of the musical greats. I’ll be playing on classics like “Ziggy Stardust,” “Fame,” “Rebel, Rebel,” and “Heroes.” Here’s a nice article about the event from hMAG. And here is the Facebook Event where you can see photos from our rehearsal and other behind-the-scenes happenings. This is an event not to be missed! Be sure to get your tickets today before it sells out!

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Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s Friday 09/23

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Finnegan’s hosts Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors on Friday, September 23rd! We’ll be playing originals and covers all night as we celebrate Christina’s birthday!

Friday, September 23rd
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s Pub
734 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ
10pm-1am
FREE

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David Bowie Engagement Recap

I remember the night I learned it all was happening.

I was riding an Uber from Hoboken back into the city. I had just played a solo acoustic show at Northern Soul. It was the day we learned of Prince’s passing. I was sharing the Uber with Jaime de Jesus, mastermind of ALEO Productions and also the man who not only booked me for the night but also ran the soundboard.

He said, “Hey man, I’m putting together a tribute for David Bowie. It’s going to be on the waterfront. We’ll have the Manhattan skyline in the background. The sun will be going down. It’s going to be extraordinary. You should be part of it.”

How couldn’t I?

“Oh… And instead of doing the thing where I have a core backing band and then swap out the singers, I’m going to open it up. I want to feature everyone… the full breadth of this music community.”

It was then that I knew this man had to be insane. Not only is he trying to put together a tribute to a brilliant and musically-challenging artist, but he’s also trying to organize the entire music community? Just thinking about getting a rehearsal scheduled made my head spin, let alone how we were going to orchestrate the changes during the performance. Each drummer will have to use the same exact setup… there’s no time to make adjustments when we would be constantly swapping!

But wow, did it happen. The community pulled together and more than 35 musicians paid tribute to the music of David Bowie in front of the most beautiful skyline there is. It was an amazing display of community, artistry, and camaraderie. I felt proud to be part of something so special.

Here is the final song of the evening, “Young Americans,” where the role of backing vocals was assigned to EVERYONE. So here we are. Everyone involved in the performance on stage at once. Enjoying the moment.

If the embed doesn’t appear above, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH53Bl85Ikg

And here are some more pics from the night, courtesy of Capacity Images.

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David Bowie Engagement on Thursday, August 4th

I’m honored to be playing with 35 musicians gathering on the waterfront in front of the Manhattan skyline to pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie. this is going to be an event to remember. Don’t miss it!

Check out some recent press features from hMag and Hudson Reporter.

Thursday, August 4th
The David Bowie Engagement
Frank Sinatra Park
Hoboken, NJ
7pm
FREE

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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

Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s Friday, May 6th

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Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors will be returning to Finnegan’s on Friday, May 6th! Join us for three hours of music. Absolutely free. I’ll be behind the kit playing drums.

Friday, May 6th 
Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s
734 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
10pm-1am
Free

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