Tag Archives: singer/songwriter

Banding Together 2017: A Benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America

I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s benefit for the Spondylitis Association of America, Banding Together 2017. Lazlo from blowupradio.com organizes this successful effort each year. His wife suffers from Spondylitis, so this is a very personal cause for him.

Spondylitis is a genetic rheumatoid arthritic condition that causes inflammation and fusion in the vertebrae of the spine. To date BlowUpRadio.com has raised thousands of dollars for the cause, and raised awareness of the genetic disease which the Centers For Disease Control says affects more than 2.7 million adults in the US.

Want to help out?

There are two ways to contribute:

  1. Attend a Live Performance
  2. Purchase the Digital Compilation

Attend a Live Performance on Saturday Afternoon

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I’m playing a solo acoustic set at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport, NJ on Saturday, October 14th at 2:30pm. Come at 2pm to see fellow Toll Collector Jonathan Andrew perform before me!

There are also shows featuring other great NY/NJ artists on Friday at 8pm at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ and the Clash Bar in Clifton, NJ on Saturday October 21st at 8pm.

Purchase the Digital Compilation Now

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There’s an exciting compilation full of 36 exclusive tracks from local New Jersey/New York-based musicians. I’ve donated a live recording of one of my new songs “Don’t You Ever Want to Be In Love.” This is the only place you will be able to listen to this track! 

Suggested donation is $10, but you can always donate more! It all goes to the Spondylitis Association.

Click the image above or click this link to access the exclusive compilation album: https://spondy.bandcamp.com

Hope to see you on Saturday!

#HEARTxSOULNJ Recap

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I had  such a great time playing at Sticks and Stones in Hawthorne, NJ for the Hope with Heart Benefit on Saturday, September 9th. The event raised over $2,200 for the kids.

The night was filled with art and music. I even sold two photographs. All proceeds went directly to the foundation. If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the event, it’s not too late. You can still make a contribution at www.hopewithheart.org.

Some photos of my photos!

And the setlist!

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New Prints for #HEARTXSOULNJ on Saturday

These brand new prints of mine will be framed and auctioned at Saturday’s HEARTXSOULNJ event at Sticks and Stones in Hawthorne, NJ. Every dollar will go toward the Hope with Heart Foundation.

Doors are at 6pm. Be sure to get there early – I’m also performing a solo acoustic set at 7pm!

Saturday, September 9th 
Josh Bicknell solo acoustic
HEARTXSOULNJ
A Benefit for Hope with Heart Benefit
Sticks and Stones
142 Goffle Rd.
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
6pm

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The Hutton on Friday 08/11/17

I’m excited to be playing as a new venue on Friday. Join me from 10-midnight on August 11th in Jersey City Heights at The Hutton. The food looks delicious, so plan to get there a little early and then let me entertain you! Joining me on electric guitar is none other than Ty Tuschen. We have an eclectic mix of originals and covers for your enjoyment.

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Friday, August 11th
Josh Bicknell with Ty Tuschen
The Hutton
225 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
10pm-midnight

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Watch a Video from My Maxwell’s Performance

On Thursday, May 4th, I had the privilege of entertaining the front room at Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken, NJ. Ty Tuschen joined me for two sets and also ran his GoPro during the gig! Check out this video, which features a unique acoustic interpretation of Disclosure’s (feat. Sam Smith) “Latch.”

If the embed doesn’t appear below, here’s a direct and shareable link: https://youtu.be/LrCjUuawN5g

Guitar Pull with Christina and Jonathan

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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
Espresso Joe’s
50 West Front Street
Keyport, NJ
7pm
FREE!

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Maxwell’s Recap 05/04/17

A huge thanks to everyone who came to Maxwell’s last Thursday. Ty and I had a blast! Here’s a nice photo captured that night.

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And here was the setlist. It was slightly modified due to special requests, like one for Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.” For the most part, though, it remains accurate.

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Thanks to everyone who came. Hope to be back at Maxwell’s soon!

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!