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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!

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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Guitar Pull on Saturday, March 12th

On Saturday, March 12th I’ll be playing a special kind of show at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ.

This isn’t your typical – watch this guy play for 40 minutes, watch the next guy play for 40 minutes, go home – kind of show. I’ll be playing round robin, storyteller-style with two fantastic singer-songwriters, Paul Rosevear and Jason Kundrath.

Deafening Colors open the show at 7pm and the round robin begins at 8pm.

This show will be hosted by Blowupradio.com.

Hope to see you there!

Espresso Joe’s Cafe
50 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
7PM
FREE

Finnegan’s with the Toll Collectors – Friday 2/26

Join me on Friday, February 26th for the first show of the new year with Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors.

This is a free show. We will play three sets of originals and covers!

Friday, February 26th 
Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors
Finnegan’s Pub
734 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
10PM

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Watch Three New Toll Collectors Videos

Captured during a live performance at Finnegan’s in Hoboken, NJ on Saturday, October 17th, here are three original songs by Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors. Enjoy!

“Leave the Light On” https://youtu.be/NjqzH7R8gnA

“My Little Sin” https://youtu.be/HkhaWwjIhV0

“Rescue Me” https://youtu.be/Z-dNwKGeV3Q

Back at Maxwell’s on Friday 11/6/15

Fresh off a really fun Halloween show where we played Cyndi Lauper, Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors are back at Maxwell’s tomorrow night for a set of original music at 10pm!

It’s also the release of Bern & the Brights new EP. This is going to be a great show. It begins at 8:30pm. The Toll Collectors hit the stage at 10pm sharp.

Here’s the link to RSVP on Facebook.

Friday, November 6th 
Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors
Maxwell’s Tavern
Hoboken, NJ
8:30pm

Recap – double-breasted at Wharton Concert Series 07/19/15

Wharton Spring Concert Series. Hugh Force Canal Park. Wharton, NJ. July 19, 2015.

This was technically the “Spring” concert series. But after the first date was cancelled due to rain, the reschedule date wound up on the hottest day of the year so far! I sweated through my shirt entirely, but nonetheless had a blast playing outdoors in a beautiful setting for a super attentive crowd.

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We are playing a wedding this weekend and then our next show is on Wednesday, August 19th in Cape May, NJ at the historic Chalfonte Hotel.

 

 

Recap – Toll Collectors 7/11/15

Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s in Hoboken, NJ. July 11, 2015.

Three sets of pure fun. Covers, originals, and a great crowd. Who knew the Brandi Carlile tune would be the most popular?

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Leading up to this show, we had an epic, A/C-less rehearsal. Which resulted in the following elevator photo op. The band that sweats together, takes elevator selfies together.

Toll Collectors in the elevator

 

Enough said.

Last Week Recap

And what a week it was!

Four gigs. Each unique in their own way.

Bowery Electric

First, a solo acoustic show at Bowery Electric. Sunday, March 15th. This place had a great vibe and an even better sound system and sound guy.

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Performing at Bowery Electric. 3/15/15

 

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Setlist. Bowery Electric. 3/15/15

Pete’s Candy Store

Second, a duo performance with singer/songwriter Shayfer James at the picturesque Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY.

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Pete’s Candy Store with Shayfer James. 3/18/15.

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My view from behind the kit. Pete’s Candy Store. 3/18/15.

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Setlist. Pete’s Candy Store. 3/18/15.

Northern Soul

Third, I played with Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ. It’s always a blast to play with these guys. This was such a great show!

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Christina and the Toll Collectors. Northern Soul. 3/19/15.

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Jonathan Andrew and I rocking out. Northern Soul. 3/19/15.

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Christina and the Toll Collectors. Setlist. 3/19/15.

Espresso Joe’s Guitar Pull

I finished up the week with a unique show on Saturday, March 21st – A Guitar Pull sponsored by blowupradio.com. I had a fantastic time getting to meet and share the stage with David Bronson and Mike Regrets.

We took turns playing songs, talking about writing, recording, and everything in between. I always enjoy playing at Espresso Joe’s. Not only because they hosted my photography for a month back in November, but because the audience is top notch. They sit, listen, and pay attention to the show for the entire duration. It’s such a joy to see places like this still exist and I’m always so happy to play there.

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Performing at Espresso Joe’s. 3/21/15.