Greetings. Hope your summer is going well.
July wasn't too busy, but we're really gearing up for August and September. As you
will notice on our schedule, we have a few gigs! Be sure to mark your calendars
for SEPTEMBER 7TH when we'll be having our CD release party. We'll
be giving stuff away and also will be appearing with the Random Horns (Ada Rovatti on
tenor sax, Rob Sussman on trombone and Jason Berg on trumpet.) We're trying to
get them to come out to O'Donnell's on August 18th also, so do come out to that show and
hear bn9 the way we're supposed to sound!
In July, we played at Jones Beach on the Levi's First Stage. It was a nice day
and there were plenty of people there. We sold quite a few CDs and the venue seemed
to like us, so hopefully they'll ask us back. Thanks, as always, to Beth Davis Entertainment
for hooking us up with this date. A new fan from this show emailed us asking "When are you
going to play supper clubs on Long Island?" We're working on it and suggestions for venues
On the 15th, we returned to Desmond's again. It was a rainy night and I want to thank Diane
and Mandi's friends for coming out. X-it opened for us. They rocked, as always. On the
21st, we played our regular O'Donnell's gig. Nice crowd! It was a blast. And on the 23rd,
the Astoria Street Festival. Thanks to Susan Ullyette for the support and again, thanks Beth!
This year, the festival was PACKED! At one point, I looked down the street and couldn't
believe the crowd. I also was completely inspired by this elderly woman who got up and
started dancing. She and her partner were the only ones dancing, and it was nice to see!
I gave her a free CD.
Finally, Marco and I took a trip to Boston and met with Philip Pemberton, whose band
is playing with us at O'Donnell's on the 18th of August. We met him at an open mic and
the man can sing! Nice guy who plans to hook us up with a venue in Boston. We also
met with a band called Hyptonic. We swapped CDs with them. Awesome acid jazz
with fabulous female vocals. Their websites, respectively, are www.philippemberton.com and
www.hyptonic.com. Check 'em out!
That's about it. Except for this: I'm also now playing with a band called ALIERON and
we'll be appearing at the Elbow Room on August 1st. It's a great band with killer vocals
and slick, psychedelic funk/rock tunes. Marco is in the band, too. Check them out! This
band is definitely going places and packs the house.
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