I’m excited to be playing at the Hutton on Saturday night – solo acoustic (with loopers). Come enjoy some dinner, drinks, and live music.
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Toll Collectors at Finnegan’s Pub 9/30/21
Excited to be back playing live with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors in Hoboken, NJ on Thursday, September 30, 2021! This is the first show at Finnegan’s since pre-pandemic times. There is a brand new stage in the back room and we’re happy to be sharing it with Viktor.Digital.
Note – Tickets and COVID vaccination card (or negative 48hr COVID test) are required for entry.
Purchase tickets here – https://thelatestnoise.com/finnegans
RSVP to the Facebook event here – https://www.facebook.com/events/875995226683994/
FM with the Toll Collectors
So happy to be performing with the full Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors line up. It’s been awhile. Join us in Jersey City at FM as we open for the Defending Champions’ new single release party!
Thursday, May 9th
Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
340 3rd St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
The Hutton on Saturday 4/20
I’m excited to return to the Hutton to play solo acoustic on Saturday. Expect great food, excellent cocktails, and plenty of vocal and guitar looping as I play two sets of originals and covers. Can’t wait. Hope you can join me!
Saturday, April 20th
225 Hutton St.
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Recap: Fox and Crow with Christina Alessi & the Toll Collectors
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.
Sometimes I Play Music Where I Work
I hope your new year is off to a good start and I hope you are braving this cold weather in a warm cozy place.
It’s funny, ever since I started working in educational publishing I’ve met people of extraordinary talents and who have an artistic pursuit outside of the day job. Maybe it’s the nature of the jobs in the industry – writers, designers, coders, creators. We are committed to some form of creation all day and then somehow we still have a need to create outside of the confines of the office.
At least once a year, my company likes to celebrate this. We have an Art, Music, and Poetry Expo where we hang artwork, eat, drink, rent a stage, and have a show. Poetry readings, musical performance, dance… it started a couple of years ago and now it’s become a Thing.
So here’s a video of my performance. I played an original and a cover: “Knocking Down My Front Door” and “Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille. Hope you enjoy it!
If you can’t see the embed below, use this link to watch and share: https://youtu.be/NvjG-DWZH2Y
Recap: The Hutton 6/16/18
Facebook Live Set from 12/27/17
Last week, I decided to test out Facebook Live by performing a live solo acoustic set. I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I planned to perform a quick, mini three-song set. Soon into it, I realized just how interactive the platform could be. I saw people joining, commenting, sharing… it was really quite amazing to see it all happening while I played in front of my phone from the comfort of my own home.
I wound up playing seven songs, totaling about 35 mins. I hope to do it again sometime soon, but in the meantime you can watch last week’s recording below. I’ve included embeds and links to both Facebook and YouTube.
- Silent Night
- A New Start
- Walking On
- Don’t You Ever Want to Be In Love?
- Melt with You
Watch on Facebook:
If embed doesn’t appear, click here to watch directly on Facebook.
Watch on YouTube:
If embed doesn’t appear, click here to watch directly on YouTube.
Thanks for watching!
Toll Collectors Tiny Desk Contest Entry
Here’s our entry into NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. It’s a stripped down version of our original song, “Where the River Flows.” Enjoy!
If the embedded video does not appear below, you can check it out right here.
David Bowie Engagement on Thursday, August 4th
I’m honored to be playing with 35 musicians gathering on the waterfront in front of the Manhattan skyline to pay tribute to the late, great David Bowie. this is going to be an event to remember. Don’t miss it!
Check out some recent press features from hMag and Hudson Reporter.
Thursday, August 4th
The David Bowie Engagement
Frank Sinatra Park