The Beat Goes On

Tony Soul Project

Just a great weekend because of you. Thanks to all our fans and musicians who join us in a celebration of freedom & love whenever we take to the stage.


Our First Third Thursday Curbside Jam Session at The Center Bar & Grill Worcester Ma. Well attended by the patrons but only 2 bass players to jam?? No singers, no guitar players?? OK, next time 8/21.
Saturday Night Bolton Street Tavern Marlboro - this turned into a real jam night. With Mississippi in AZ and Phil in the infirmary, Jon Golden stepped in on the drum set and did a sensational job. There was Lori, Jeff & Jeff and yes, Al on bass. The place filled in nicely, back there soon.
Sunday Night – Tony featured with Mohawk at the Blues Jam at Greendale’s Worcester  with Jim Perry, DK & Dana Bonardi. I was truly astonished to see the sea of folks that came out for this one. The G’Note was packed and the time flew by. Just wonderful.I will host the jam for Jimmy Mack on 8/3 & 8/17 with features Shikiboo Boston on the 3rd and Russell Watts on the 17th. Mark the calendars now. Thanks Jim, I just can’t wait.

THIS WEEK (we are loaded)

Tony Soul Project Worcester Ma

Tony Soul Project Worcester Ma

  • Thursday 8:00 Back Page in Lowell for Julian Ray’s blues jam with Mike K and TS features
  • Friday 9:00 – HUGE SHOW!!!! CELLEY’s in LYNN MA featuring Shikiboo Boston and sitting in on the drum kit while Phil recovers from pneumonia, DAVID “CATMAN” FULLER. If you like soul music & R&B, you don’t want to miss this one. Not only is Shiki a rising star
    but wait until you hear the Catman knock out a few soul classics. We need to record this one for sure.tsfriday
  • Saturday 7:00 – Back to the Center Bar & Grill Worcester Ma for a Saturday night dance party. That’s right 7:00.
  • Sunday 4:30 – Brodie’s Seaport in Salem MA. Well, we were supposed to be the feature here but Chris Fitz called and has a wedding, so we will host the event. This place has amazing food, is clean as a whistle and has a friendly, wacky feel to it. Love the place.


We have a rather light schedule coming up in the next couple of weeks with Mike & Barbara Lynch’s wedding. 8/3 will be our only appearance until we crank it back up in mid August and roll through the end of the month.

Thanks for your support, it means everything to us.

A great review by Adam at Roving Records


See the entire page here

Roving Recordings — The Tony Soul Project – Hit Me One Time!.



The Tony Soul Project is fun. Lots of fun. If you’re a dancer you’ll be in heaven. If you’re like me, not much of a dancer you’ll probably still find yourself up there. At the very least you’ll be rockin, tappin and enjoying the S*** out of the show. If you can listen to this stuff and not at least be tappin the foot to the beat you win. I agree. You are no longer alive.

Take a listen:

The style of music pulls from everywhere: Soul, Funk, Blues, Rock and unique blends of each. The Tony Soul Project is fronted by Milford native Tony “Soul” Parente and let me tell you Cab Calloway would have had nothing on Tony. See a show, you’ll understand.


Besides the great music and showmanship with this band there’s also quite a bit of humor. Hard to explain. Go see a show, you’ll understand. Several good laughs are guaranteed on any given night.

The Tony Soul Project has one of the fullest gig schedules so catching a show is no problem. Check out The Tony Soul Project Calendar.

A little bit about the band members:

About Tony Parente and The Tony Soul Project:

When asked Tony has this to say about The Tony Soul Project: It is a unique blend of stylistic musicians from diverse backgrounds, melded together to provide Soul Music, yes Soul Music. James Brown, Otis, Wilson Pickett, Al Green, Stax & Motown. I grew up with it in the mean streets of Boston, where I would hang out and marvel at live music and the SHOW. Being a kid from the burbs, born in Milford, raised in Framingham I found soul music just too hard to resist. I blew all my free money on these 45rpm records at Big John’s Record Shop right next to the Intermission Lounge where I eventually ended up playing as a nineteen year old. Then the tragedy. My best friend and lead guitar player John Smith was killed in a high speed pursuit on route 128 coming back from a gig and I quit, cold for 42 years. By chance, I got back into music at the ripe old age of 64. Nothing has changed. We are doing the some music, spiced with some updated material and the number of shows and our following in various areas of Massachusetts has made this a very worth while re-entry into the local music scene.

About the other band members:

MATT SAMBITO – Lunenburg, MA, bass and vocals. Matt is a seasoned veteran of many blues and country bands in Northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. His effervescent personality makes old Blue Shoes a fan favorite. As well as being a rock steady musician he also has band leader qualities. Matt is the proud owner of “Stinky” the Wonder Dog and the official dog of TSP.

PHILLIP DELAINE – Tyngsborough, MA, drums. A powerhouse drummer in the style of Buddy Miles. Another veteran of the Northern, MA/Southern, NH scene, Phil has played mostly rock and funk over the course of his illustrious local music career. We have worked together recently in The Power of Soul, a Jimi Hendrix tribute band and now solely committed to The Project. We call Phil the bus driver. Nuff said. He makes us go.

MICHAEL KALENDERIAN – Mike K, Iggy Mohawk – Lancaster, MA, lead guitar and vocals. This cat just doesn’t know how good he is. His solos are outstanding. He is a rock. He loves doing soul music and has an extensive background playing in various R & B bands over the years. You will not meet a nicer man.

BOB CRAMER – Wayland, MA, electric and slide guitar. Bob is the reason this band exists. It was Bob’s phone call to me in November of 2012 that he had sold a business, was bored and wanted to play music. We started the Tony Soul Delta Blues Project which morphed into the current TSP. Bob is another rocker with amazing talent and intelligence (rare quality). Bobby took up playing slide guitar 14 months ago when we started TSDBP as the Delta was our focus back then. We call Cramer, the Consigliere. Mississippi Bobby, a cool cat.

Eclectic Weekend, for sure.

Friday Night – The KASBAR in Worcester, our third time there. A charmer, well alright. A mix of our faithful fans and some new ones from recent appearances. A spirited bunch. I don’t remember much after the second set. They tell me it was a good night. Thanks LeeLee.
Saturday Noon?? – Yes, Tony Soul goes space age @ Space Age Electronics in Sterling Mass  for their annual car show & barbecue. A lot of nice cars and new friends. Thanks Mike Lynch.
Saturday 6:00 – Marine Club Worcester Mass – Annual scholarship fund raiser, one set, it was a blast. Thanks to all our faithful who came out and all the new bands and fans that we met there. Thanks Ray & the staff @ MC. We look forward to playing a night there this fall.
Sunday 3:00 Smoken Joe’s Brighton Mass 7th Anniversary BBQ. Fun time, 9 piece band. Thanks To the TSP Regulars and guests Andrew Hickman, James Voris and Dan Villani. We were there for Barret Anderson, Alison Lissance, Annie Raines and Peter Parcek. A lot of talent, a lot of pulled pork and a lot of blues, funk and soul. Matty & I topped that off with a quick trip to Lynn to see the first set of the amazing Joe Mack Band featuring Ron Belben & Joey Parfumi. Maddone, these cats ARE.


THURSDAY NIGHT 7/17 7:00 – 11:00 The Center Bar & Grill  Worcester Mass “CURBSIDE JAM SESSION”. YES!!!

Tony Soul Project Curbside Jam Session at CENTER BAR & GRILL

Every Third Thursday for the months of July, August & September. We are stoked for this and hope all the musicians will come out and support this. It is as much for you as it is for us. We dig jamming with you peeps.

We love it.

2 Rules: 1. No swearing (although I know you know all the woids) and 2. Keep the volume down. no cover.

Saturday Night 7/19- Bolton Street Tavern dance party baby, it always is. Great food too.

Kevin returns from a one week tour with the Fabulous Bonnie Raitt

Sunday 6:30 Greendale’s Pub Worcester Mass

Tony Soul is the feature along with Jim Perry, Dana Bonardi, DK & Mike Kalenderian. 2 pure blooded Armenians on the same stage at the same time….you know what that means…possible acrobatics and group juggling.

We need to take another moment to thank the growing number of fans. It is extremely heart warming….or is it heart burn?? Well, whatever it is, we get real pumped up when we see you. Thanks a million, We will hopefully see you again real soon.