Old Friends, New Friends

Friday marked the end of summer as I played my last outdoor show of the season. It was a great crowd thanks to the weather and of course, Remlik’s amazing Restaurant Week Menu!

We also had a lot of fun celebrating the birthday of a great singer, Mocca, who joined me for a handful of songs toward the end of the night. Also on stage was one of my first bandmates from high school, Nic Hatfield, who dusted of his old lefty acoustic for the first time in years.

Here are some clips from Friday:

Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy the deck! I have taken a bit of a break since Labor Day but the calendar is starting to fill out again. I’ll be at the Blind Tiger this Saturday and Abel’s Pub Friday, October 11. There will be many more to come so keep checking in!

 

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Let the Summer Sprint Begin! (Updated Dates)

Summer is my favorite and I’m excited to announce I’ll be playing all over town every week leading up to Labor Day.

Here’s a breakdown of dates over the next month and a half. You can also see the calendar for more details and future dates in the Fall.

Friday, July 19: The Galley Pub in Endwell (8-11)
Friday, July 26: Uncle Tony’s in Binghamton (630-1030)
Friday, August 2: Remlik’s Restaurant in Binghamton (7-10, weather permitting)
Friday, August 9: The Galley Pub in Endwell (8-10)
Friday, August 16: Abel’s Pub in Binghamton (9-midnight)
Friday, August 23: Remlik’s Restaurant in Binghamton (7-10, weather permitting)
Saturday, August 24: Blind Tiger Pub in Endwell (8-11)
Friday, August 30: Uncle Tony’s in Binghamton (630-1030)

Technically, one more show before the official start of Fall.
– Friday, September 20: Remlik’s (7-10) RESTAURANT WEEK!

Hope to see anyone that can make it, I’m planning some fun surprises!

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With Help From A Little Friend

This kid has rhythm! That’s Sydney–who was finally able to come out to a show last week at the Blind Tiger now that school is out for summer.

Next show is at the Galley in Endwell Friday, July 19th at 8 and the following Friday at Uncle Tony’s at 6:30. Hopefully we’ll see her rock the egg shakers again!

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Introducing the FRANKENBASS (updated)

IT’S ALIVE!!

Thursday night my bud, Shaun Andrews and I debuted our power trio of two act. The third member being a MIDI bass foot pedal I built with parts on ebay. The “Frankenbass,” as we’ve come to call it, is a 13-note pedalboard set up likes keys on piano and can be programed to play an array of sounds.

The Blind Tiger was gracious enough to let us experiment with this new venture and it appeared to be a success. In case you missed it, there’s more dates coming up this summer at the Blind Tiger and other great bars around town. This Friday, I’ll be at the Beef on Binghamton’s west side starting at 9:30 p.m. Later dates this summer are listed (UPDATE: dates just added at Uncle Tony’s June 21 and July 26) on the calendar. Hope to see you there for more rock!

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New Dates, Location Added!

thebeef

Just a quick announcement to let you all know that I’ll be playing Friday May 31st at the Beef Restaurant on Binghamton’s West Side at 9:30 p.m.

If you haven’t been, come on down and try the great food or have a few drinks!

It’s located at 62 Leroy St Binghamton, NY 13905‎. Hope to see you there!

Also keep checking in for updates as I may be playing the Blind Tiger two Thursdays in May. More to come on that soon…

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More Fun At The BTP

Friday marked another great time at the Blind Tiger Pub in Endwell!

The next show at the BTP will be in late June–with the possibility of a couple of Thursday dates in May as well. Stay tuned for updates. Also be sure to check out my band, 6 Mile High at the Cyber Cafe in Binghamton May 4th

In the meantime, enjoy one of the many times I enjoy making a fool of myself for a laugh. This song ended up being one of the biggest hits of the night. Who would have thought?

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Fun With E-Drums

A few weeks back, my best friend and musical life partner, Shaun and myself got together to record some tunes with his electric drum kit.

The idea is to expand the one-man acoustic show to include a more rockin’ set. Aside from sounding fantastic, the e-drums have a very important feature for smaller venues: volume control. Hopefully in the future we’ll be playing some bars where drums wouldn’t normally be welcome–unless Shaun played with dry spaghetti instead of drum sticks.

In the meantime, don’t forget I’ll be playing at the Blind Tiger Pub this Friday from 8 – 11 p.m. (sans drums this time).

Here’s a sample of one of our recent rehearsals with a few cameras thrown up around the room:

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