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!

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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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New Dates Added!

After a great Great Guinness Toast a couple of weeks ago, The Blind Tiger has graciously invited me back to play a few shows throughout the Spring and Summer.

The first one back will be Friday, April 19th from 8 – 11 p.m. (hopefully outside by then). Hope to see you there!

I have also added a more detailed calendar of events. Please keep checking back as more dates are scheduled.

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The Great Guinness Toast

Friday night marked my first one-man show since moving back to Binghamton with great success!

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My four-hour set of tunes coincided with the Great Guinness Toast. Around 7 o’clock, the packed Blind Tiger Pub in Endwell was treated to a visit by Big Wally from the Whale who led the Broome County Celtic Pipes and Drums for the official toast and a chance to raise money for a great cause.

Here are some samples from my set (both ridiculous and normal). I certainly hope to be playing there again soon. Meanwhile, more shows elsewhere are in the works so keep checking back for more!

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