Sunday Sept 6th ….. Tradesmanstock!
Save the date! It’s coming! The biggest party of the year! Winner of the 2014 WMRC Local Music Award for Best Local Music Event! The Tradseman In Milford Massachusetts.
This year’s charity is The Daily Bread Food Pantry which services Milford, Mendon and Hopedale. Each band will forfeit their performance fee and donate it to the cause. Rob kicks in an extra $500 as well. We will be collecting canned goods throughout the day.
More details to come!
The Tony Soul Project plays the Tradesman Labor Day Bash

 

What Happened to Summer?? Well, lets do the math (yes, I know, I told you there would be no math). In New England, Summer is, like 92 days. When you schedule 50 gigs in that 92 day period, you may end up playing more than 50% of the Summer. It ain’t over. September and October are jammed with gigs and we don’t slow down until November & December when we only play 9 times in 2 months. Our 2016 schedule begins in earnest in March. We are shutting down The Project for the better part of January & February as requested by the Research & Development department of The Project to develop some new/old/original material. Now, Matthew, If I gave you a dollar & your father gave you a dollar, how many dollars would you have??

LAST WEEK
Friday Night – Back to the Bolton Street Tavern. A local hang for TSP, we have played there a couple dozen times in the past 2 years. Always a dance crowd with “sit in” guests this night being Dan Villani (electro-violin), Jeff Thomas (bass & vox) & vocalist Lori Zuroff. Back there Friday Night September 11 (I truly hate that date). Maybe Alexandria will lead us in a few patriotic songs.
Saturday Night – WCUW Frontroom Series. At the radio station, nice sound, acoustics. Spirited gathering for this early show. Thanks to Marty & Trey, as always, we support local radio. Oh look, Dan Villani sat in again, just great, Ron, just back from 8 years in China, great harp player & Marty himself later on harp as well.

THIS WEEK
Saturday Night – 8/29 8:00 MAIN STREETS CAFE Concord, MA. Tell your friends. They will be dancing in the streets. All Star cast for this one incluyding Jef Giacomelli on sax & Alexandria Bianco vox. We are very exited to be going back to MSC
Sunday – 6:30-10:30 – Tony Soul hosts the Blues Jam at Greendale’s with RUSSELL WATTS as our feature. It was just about a year ago when Russell featured at BJ@G’s. I looked at him on stage and asked if this was his first jam feature and he said it was. Well, he was spectacular that night and has risen to new heights this past year. Come and celebrate with us. This will be a magical night. Russ will go on around 7:30 so get there early to jam, get there late….JUST GET THERE!!!!

Great work by Sherry who is staffing the Information Center for TSP, handing out business cards, gig cards, email gathering & CD’s. She is a mighty fine dancer too and rates are reasonable.

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  

aaaaaaaaand, it is a busy one
Our CD “As Live As It Gets” is now being distributed and being well received
                                         Last Week
Wednesday – Bikes-Blues & BBQ @ B-Man’s
Thursday Pete’s Quincy w/Satch Romano (very cool)
FridayPadavano’s Place Worcester (great food)
SundayJeff George Benefit at JJ’s (just a great day)
                                         This Week
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
As always, check the website: tonysoulproject.com or our Facebook Page: Tony Soul Project

 

Tony Soul Project Summer of Fun 2015

Tony Soul Project Summer of Fun 2015

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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.
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———LAST WEEK————
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!!!
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———-THIS WEEK————-
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

————THIS WEEK————–
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 – 2-6Tony Soul Project CD Cover