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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

Walking On

Back in January, I wrote a post called Writing Is Rewriting. It referenced a new song called “Walking On.”

Today, I’m happy to debut that song for you as a video. The song has a bluesy, porch stomper vibe to it. I hope you enjoy it!

(And if you do enjoy it, please share it. Here’s the link to copy/paste: http://youtu.be/pe2KHE6Yo5E)

Five Songs from the Espresso Joe’s Performance

Here’s a YouTube playlist of five songs from my performance at Espresso Joe’s last month. Thanks to my parents for capturing these on their iPhones!

The playlist includes:

  1. “Pompeii” – cover of Bastille
  2. “Tired” – original double-breasted song featuring Ardith Collins on cello
  3. “Say Something” – cover of A Great Big World featuring Ardith Collins on cello and my sister on backing vocals
  4. “Across the Universe” on ukelele
  5. “Melt with You” – cover of Modern English

If you can’t see the video playlist embedded below, click here.

My Twitter Is Blushing

I recently finished pre-recording a live acoustic set for BlowUpRadio’s Spondylitis Benefit Webathon, which will air in October. I sent it over to Lazlo at BlowUpRadio… Not only did he listen to it right away, but he was kind enough to enthusiastically tweet on my behalf! It’s so refreshing to work with someone who is truly vested in spreading the word about independent, original music. Thank you, Lazlo!

Here are the tweets:

Guitar Pull Now Available to Stream


You can now stream the Guitar Pull featuring J Orellana, Keith Beck, and yours truly on blowupradio.com. In case you missed it when it aired back in March, you can stream it on demand. After clicking the link, look for the air date March 17th, 2013.

Totally unfiltered and completely laid back, you can listen to the three of us play original songs and talk about everything from the songwriting process to Wonder Woman. Enjoy.

Stream it now

New Song – “You Are the One”

Introducing a new original song, “You Are the One.” Enjoy!

Shareable link: http://youtu.be/5W-h9bNVY1k


If I could get another try
Paint a second coat
Cover up the gaps I left the first time

Maybe you’d be happy
And find out what that means
And this would all be so much easier

You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
I need

If I could get my mind together
Write it in a book
Spell out all these thoughts I’ve kept inside

Maybe you’d relate again
And you’d read everything
And this would all be so much easier

You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
I need

If I could get you back again
I’d change everything
Give you something you have never seen

I don’t know where this takes us
I’m not sure if it ends
I only know I’m never going back to who I’ve been

You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
I need

You are the one
You are the one
You are the one
For me

(c) Josh Bicknell 2012. All rights reserved.