We had an interesting idea. Since everyone in Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors is also a singer/songwriter, why not cover a song that someone else in the band has written? So here are my two covers.
It’s been a minute, but I’m excited to be playing drums at Finnegan’s on Saturday with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors. You can expect three sets of originals and covers, a wall of harmonies, and plenty of good times. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, November 9th Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors Finnegan’s Pub 734 Willow Street Hoboken, NJ 07030 10pm-1am
I had a fantastic time with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors playing for the first time at the Fox and Crow in Jersey City, NJ on Friday, February 15, 2019. This was a great little room to play with such an attentive audience.
Jamie Rose opened the night and rocked it.
Here was the Toll Collectors setlist.
And because the room was so attentive, we decided to play a Crosby, Stills, and Nash cover, “Helplessly Hoping.” It really showed off the vocal harmonies of Christina, Maribyrd, and Jon, who unfortunately got cut from the visuals in video below. I even got to play a little piano. Check out the video below or click on this link to watch it on YouTube – https://youtu.be/u55FXXeptjk.
This Friday, December 14, I’m playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors at one of our staple spots – Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken, NJ. This is a three hour gig, where you never know what will happen. Rumor has it we have a few holiday tunes prepped and ready to go! Ugly sweaters, too? Who knows!
Friday, December 14th Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
734 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Can’t wait to play with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors again at Finnegan’s in Hoboken. Join us on Friday for 3 sets starting at 10pm! We’re working some new covers into the mix as well as a nice mix of original music. It’ll be the full six-piece lineup, which is always a treat.
Fun fact, this photo was taken in Finnegan’s!
Friday, October 12th Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
734 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Come out this Saturday to the latest installment of the Toll Collectors residency at Maxfield’s on Main in Boonton, NJ. For this show, Christina, Mary, Jon, and I will be joined by ace guitarist/vocalist Jeff Greenspan.
So make those reservations as seats go fast at this intimate venue in downtown Boonton… we’ll see you there!
Saturday, September 15th Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
Maxfield’s on Main
713 Main Street
Boonton, NJ 07005
Join us on Tuesday, August 7th for a special outdoor show with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors. This is a new park in Hoboken and it’s only blocks away from our rehearsal space! The event is free and family-friendly.
The Fave will be performing an acoustic set at 6:30pm and we’ll take the stage after them, around 7:30pm. We’re happy to have the full six-member lineup in action for this gig!
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, August 7th Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors Southwest Park
58 Jackson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
6:30pm The FAVE
7:30pm The Toll Collectors
If you find yourself craving some oysters, Guinness, music, or just want to be outside… I’m playing with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors at The Hutton’s First Annual Guinness, Oyster & Music Festival in Jersey City. Today at 7pm!
Saturday, June 23rd Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
225 Hutton St.
Jersey City, NJ 07307
7pm (Music starts at 1pm)