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.”
Join me on Halloween for a one-of-a-kind show. I’ll be playing drums with Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors, but with a twist. We won’t be playing our songs. We’ll be covering Cyndi Lauper. Yes. Show your true colors and get to this show! We’re excited to sharing the night with two other bands who are also “dressing up” as other bands.
Sure, it’s last minute. But sometimes last-minute gigs can be the most fun and spontaneous. If you’re around on Saturday, I hope you stop by. I’m going to try out at least one new original song and also a new cover.
Saturday, August 16th solo acoustic Northern Soul
557 First Street