Venue change for Food Will Win the War EP rehease show; winter solo gigs.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the big ol' birthday schindig at The Living Room! It was a proper night of rock n roll with lots of terrific musicians (and even better friends).
The upcoming Food Will Win the War EP Release show has been moved from Elvis Guesthouse to Union Pool in Williamsburg. While we are disappointed not to be able to play Elvis Guesthouse (which is no longer hosting live music events), we are very excited to be able to return to a terrific venue. Also, they have a taco truck at their venue. Seriously. Anyway, we are very excited to have all of the musicians who played on this record back in town for one night only. The Unremarkable EP was recorded at Brooklyn's Studio G and we're excited for you to hear it!
It's going to be a busy winter - I'll be back in Carbondale, PA for another house concert on December 19 (email me for details as this is a private event), then teaming up on December 21 with Lancaster songsmith Matt Wheeler for an evening at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn, then the night before New Year's I'll be doing a late solo gig at Rockwood Stage 1. As if that weren't enough - Akron, and Pittsburgh, I'll be playing your fine towns on January 28 and 30, respectively. These two cities are very near and dear to my heart as I was born and raised in Akron and both of my parents were born and raised in the 'Burgh.
Check the Calendar page for the full details!
New page - Professional Services
You may have noticed a recent addition to my site. Working as a professional musician, I offer a number of services including vocal accompaniment, transcriptions, arranging and piano lessons. My new Professional Services page includes details on some of the various types of work I can offer.
Previously, this information was available on a separate website, westendmusicnyc.com. I've decided that it's simply easier to make this site 'one-stop-shopping' - to include all of my musical endeavors on one site - rather than asking people to go to a separate site for my professional / for-hire work. As a result, I am migrating all of the information from West End Music over to this site and will eventually close down the second site.
In other news...
I've just finished a busy summer of various gigs, the most exciting of which was music directing a new show, Held Momentarily, which was part of this year's New York Musical Theater Festival (aka NYMF). We had a terrific run - including some nice reviews and two extension performances - and it was a pleasure to work with the entire cast and crew, headlined by actress India Carney, who was a finalist on this past season of NBC's The Voice.
I've also been accompanying classes at CAP21, one of NY's finest musical theater conservatories, which allows young professionals and promising high school performers the opportunity to hone their craft with some of the finest instructors around.