Friday night at Firefly’s with The Tony Soul Project was off the charts! Tony really brought his A-Game! A four person horn section, WHAT!?!? Marty Phillips and Johnny Bluehorn to name a few!! Russell Watts was a special guest singer and the crowd went crazy for the smooth mellow sounds he was putting out! Last but certainly not least Bismo Beerbelly rocked the house with his high energy harp playing!
Photos Courtesy of Tina Marie Billings
This Friday Night at Fireflies
aaaaaaaaand, it is a busy one
Our CD “As Live As It Gets” is now being distributed and being well received
Wednesday – Bikes-Blues & BBQ @ B-Man’s
Thursday – Pete’s Quincy w/Satch Romano (very cool)
Friday – Padavano’s Place Worcester (great food)
Sunday – Jeff George Benefit at JJ’s (just a great day)
Wednesday – BBB @ B-Man’s with Mike Lynch Host
Friday – Brodie’s Seaport Salem 9:00 (love this place)
Saturday – Village Trestle Gofffstown, NH with brother Otis Doncaster on harp
Sunday – Fathers Day Spectacular @ B-Man’s 4:00
Alexandria is blending into the fabric of the Project seamlessly, what a joy to have here with us
Al Clark, formerly of “Ton of Blues” is now our ace in the bullpen. Al will be doing a number of shows with us in the future as Phil’s work load and family will restrict his availability. Phil is still with us, just in a diminished capacity
Tony Soul Project Summer of Fun 2015
On a sobering note, we were witness to a bad car/motorcycle accident as we were leaving our gig yesterday. Every bikers biggest fear on one of the worst roads in the USA. Route 20 had it’s time but it is antiquated, loaded with car, trailer truck traffic and very dangerous. The biker was transported to a hospital with a severe leg injury and is very lucky to be alive.Not to preach but we are all horrible distracted drivers. We need to think about what we are doing on the road. Peace.
Wednesday – BBB @ B-Man’s was a blast BRETT BRUMBY was guest host and it was a musical treat. The 3 Amigos, Brett, Mike K & Mike Lynch are blending 3 guitars like a violin section in an orchestra. Very heart warming to see this on a weekly basis. You should come
Friday – TSP @ Hibernian Club in Salem. featuring Alexandria Bianco. OK, these people are lovable nuts. We love them right back. Charlie & the crew plus Big Baby make us feel welcome from the minute we walk in. Packed. They loved Alex’s first gig with TSP!!!
Saturday – TSP @ Jasper Hill Bistro. Scaled down with MIKE LYNCH, BROTHER B BRYAN BISHOP & BOBBY GOSSELIN. What a cool night.We like the place very much and wish Denise and the staff the best going forward. Alexandria was fantastic.
Sunday – KASBAR – 2-6. A great afternoon on the patio with super friends, fans and new friends. We are booked once a month at the Kaz alternating Fri Sat & Sunday afternoon. Check tonysoulproject.com for details. Our CD was released today!!!
Wednesday 6/10 – BBB @B-Man’s 140 Tavern 7-10
Thursday 6/11 – Pete’s in Quincy (first timein)
Friday 6/12 Padavano’s Place Worcester 9:30
Saturday 6/13 Turnpike Rod & Gun Club
Sunday 6/14 JJ’s Northboro Cancer Benefit, one set 6:00
Damn, had my face exploded and missed last week’s email, so this may be a lengthy one.
Sunday 5/17 – WMRC Local Music Awards – That was a super blast. Well done Ray & the dedicated volunteers who made this one of the best musical events I have been too, bravo.
Tuesday 5/19 – Oral Surgery for the Soulman, not pretty, details on request
Saturday 5/23 – KOKES Black Sheep Tavern – awesome night, gracious friends came to help us
Sunday 5/24 – Village Trestle/Goffstown, NH – Karl Bryan featured, great day
Wednesday 5/27 – Bikes-Blues & BBQ’s @ B-Man’s 140 – every Wednesday 7-10 dinner at 5
Friday 5/29 – TWELVE Bellingham – groove all night, new/old friends, nice room
Saturday 5/30 – One Set Tavern in Framingham for Motorcycles Are Everywhere benefit.
Saturday Night Local Table Acton, MA – THE HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Alexandria Bianco is now a full time, part time, whenever she can make it member of TSP and we are beyond excited
Sunday 5/31 – Tony hosts Blues Jam @ Greendale’s featuring Alison Schelin. I can’t say enough about this night. A splendid way to end the month. We had dual drummers all night. Amanda Cote’s gig got cancelled due to rain, so she was a part of the fabric all day doing back up singing with me while Alison was doing her thing. The harmonies were chilling. We are hoping to get Alison back in August during my birthday week. stay tuned,
Monday 6/1 – Tradesman Monthly Musical Social – good god, feel the love, wonderful time
Wednesday 6/3 BBB @ B-Man’s
Friday 6/5 – Free Donut Day – Ancient Order of Hibernians Salem 8:00 dual horns
Saturday 6/6 – TSP with Mike Lynch, Brother B & Bobby Gosselin @ Jasper Hill
Sunday 6/7 – Kasbar Sunday Jam – 2-6
OUR TRAIN IS ROLLING
The “NEW” Wednesday night thing at B-Man’s is turning into something. You should come, it’s early, the BBQ is great, plenty of bikes & rides to check out, great musicians every week.
Wednesday – Bikes-Blues & BBQ @ B-Man’s. Thanks Mike & Brett, just a wonderful night of music. This weeks host Mike Lynch while TS is out with oral surgery (gonna have my mouth sewn shut.)
Friday – Simple Man Saloon Clinton. Spirited crowd. Anniversary Party. We’ll be back for my birthday in August.
Saturday – Dramatic Club in Framingham. Up in the old hood of Tripoli. Saw folks I have not seen in 30-40 years. Now that was a re-union!!!
Sunday – WMRC Music Awards at Liz’s. Amazing production put on by Ray Auger and his army of loyal supporters who helped make this a memorable event. TSP opened the show with Justin & Ray, who did their Blues Brother act, which was spectacular. The Project did a James Brown medley that had the crowd rockin & rollin
Tony Soul Project News – THE BIKE SEASON IS UPON US!!!!
Motorcycles Are Everywhere, true. Keep an extra eye out for the fellowship. With that in mind we kicked off a series called “BIKES-BLUES & BBQ’S” @ B-Man’s 140 Tavern in Sterling this past Wednesday. The series will run through the end of September and all are welcome. TSP will host this weekly event and will have guest hosts BRETT BRUMBY and MIKE LYNCH fill in on a monthly basis. Great food, great peeps and great music. Food at 5, Music at 7:00!!
B Man’s 140 Tavern
344 Redemption Rock Trl, Sterling, Massachusetts 01564
Friday Night @ The KASBAR in Worcester. Always a treat to see LeeLee. This was our mercenary show for smashing a mirror at the K the last time we played there. Lots of dancers, we must be doing something right. Back at the Kaz, Sunday, June 6, 2:00-6:00 (OPEN MIKE)
Saturday Night – BRODIES SEAPORT in Salem with special guest ERIC SAVOIE. What a cool night, no horn players, no problem. Mike & Matt were in the pocket with Stevie. Nice and clean.
Sunday….MOTHERS DAY SPECTACULAR at B-Man’s 140 Tavern. Lordy, those B-Man’s peeps know how to get it on. HOT day but cool inside and music was hot. Thanks to the Alien for some great tenor work. Remember Bikes-Blues & BBQ’s this Wednesday night
Wednesday May 13 – BIKES-BLUES & BBQ’S @ B-Man’s 140 Tavern
Friday Night May 15 – 8:30 – SIMPLE MAN SALOON Clinton
Saturday Night May 16 – DRAMATIC CLUB Framingham
Sunday 4:00 – WMRC MUSIC AWARDS @ Liz’s Diamond Bar & Grill Hopedale