Hey everybody. We kid around a lot and make fun of each other to make you laugh and feel good. You have made us feel very good by virtue of your votes in the Greater Milford WMRC Music Awards held this past Sunday at Liz’s Diamond Bar & Grill Hopedale MA for Tony Soul Project & Tony Soul as we took down the hardware for Best Soul/Blues/Funk Band. Tony was awarded The Sexiest Musician?? We have the Stanley Cup to prove it. The judges all wore masks provided by Tony Soul Project and we all had sandwiches.
TRADESMAN Milford MA. What can we say, place is just the bomb. Huge deck with the doors open, great drink prices, friendly safe atmosphere, hey, it’s Milford, everybody, knows everybody, capishe’? We’ll be back Friday night, July 29, 9-ish Robby
Brodies Seaport 9:00 – featuring Young Mike Lynch. Salem MA is gonna love this kid. Jeff, Bobby, Al, Matt & Tony fill out this night. Open the doors, we’ll party in the street!!!!
Also, Tony features at Greendale’s Wednesday Night, 8:30
Next Saturday/Sunday June 4 & 5 is “Black Sheep Weekend ” Sterling MA
Tony Soul Project had not two in a row, three in a row, no, we did 4 in a row last week. Started Thursday with a divide & conquer night with TS & Mohawk in CT and Cinco de Matto in Sterling, Friday in Grafton, Saturday in Salem & Mothers Day in Sterling. Whew, we put some miles on the big wheel.
Thursday: Mike & I were guests of Brandt Taylor at Maury’s Pub in Danielson, CT. We had a blast. Mike & Brandt tore it up, pros.
Matty was celebrating his birthday and Cinco de Matto @ B-Man’s
Friday: Olde Post Office Pub Grafton, good food, nice atmosphere, family friendly and an early night.
Saturday: Salem Moose (smoking room) Smokey with a chance of soul. We love Salem. A lot of true friendships have been developed there.
Sunday: The Mothers Day Classic @ B-Man’s 140. OK pilgrims, in honor of mothers everywhere, I took it upon myself to salute MOTHER with a series of shots of JD. I don’t remember much.
Friday the 13th 9:00 – FIREFLY’S Marlborough. We are honored and humbled to have Cliff Goodwin, lead guitar player for the Joe Cocker touring band in the 80’s with us. Very excited. Matt is having his hair done for this event. WHAT’S ALL THIS!! Alexandria Bianco just informed SoulCentral she will be in attendance to kick it with us. Who knows else? NO COVER at FF on Friday!!! Criminal
Alexandria Funk Bianco
Saturday 5/14, 9:00 – Dramatic Club in Framingham. I grew up in Framingham. There should be a lot of Goombas and friends. Rick Patrilli on drums
Rest of May
21 – Tradesman 9-ish
22 – MILFORD MUSIC AWARDS/LIZ’s
25 – Tony features with Wacky Wednesday Crew @ Greendale’s 8:30
28 – Brodie’s Salem 9:00
OK, here’s our band take on Deflate Gate…..Peyton Manning’s forehead & Papa John’s Pizza is a fraud. OK, now that that’s out of the way let’s get down to some reality. The Tony Soul Project trips their way through local musical venues all over Massachusetts and New England. Dates are filling up rapidly. If you are thinking of having us for a party or event for the rest of 2016, we would encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
Friday – GREENDALE’S PUB Worcester MA – Rockin Johnny Press joined us for a great night of soul, rock & blues. Giuliano from Hot Letter joined us as well. Back at G’s 7/2, Saturday Night Dance Party
Saturday – CENTRAL TAVERN Milford MA- Great night. Dance Party. Great time, back June 24
Sunday – JJ’s Sportsbar Worcester MA 15/40 Cancer Benefit – 12 of our friends joined us on stage to close the show. We had a great time.
Thursday – Let’s check out Danny Richard’s Jam & BMan’s 140 Sterling MA 7:00
Saturday 4/30 : BRODIE’S Salem MA 9:00 guest drummer: Alec Antobennedetto from PeachEaters
It’s been a good month f April, another 10 appearances, not counting jam sessions, thanks for your support.
the beat goes on in Matt’s quest to be our next President of the United States. Matt’s stops in May:
5/5 – Cinco de Matto @ Maury’s Pub in Danielson, CT 8:00
5/6 – Olde PO Pub in North Grafton MA – 7:30
5/7 – MOOSE Salem MA- 7:00
5/8 – B-Man’s Sterling MA Mother’s Day Special 4:00
At this time, we should take a moment to reflect on the musicians and singers who have come out for the Project, at a moments notice, and never missed a beat. The list of players and singers is too extensive to mention each & every one of you, but you know who you are and we thank you. Just this past weekend, our drummer, AL CLARK was at a Goomba Wedding in NO.Jersey, so Bobby Gosselin & Steve Peabody stepped right in and killed it. Also, passing through, was handsome,
KEVIN ALEXANDER HERRERA from California. We try to get Kevin to join us whenever he is in town. This show Saturday, at the AOH in Salem, was a cooker. Kev has taken his game to new levels as a player and showman. He’s the real deal.
Friday 4/15 – SKYBOKX Natick. Our first time in, spirited crowd, some old familiar faces. We will be back there in June.
Saturday 4/16 – AOH Salem – This place smokes, literally. This place is a regular haunt for The Project. The place is always jumping with Cigars, Cigarettes& Cigarillo’s. (I have a cousin Bruno Cigarillo but the family doesn’t talk about him much). Next appearance 8/13 at Noon!!!!
Friday Night 4/22 – GREENDALE’S PUB Worcester. TSP returns to the G’Note with SELENA WILSON. We will rock the funky soul and dance you till you can’t.
Saturday Night 4/23 – CENTRAL TAVERN Milford with SELENA WILSON.. We really love this place. Elevated stage, huge dance floor, plenty of tables, huge bar area, great food. You should be there for another great night in Milford.
Sunday 4/24 Noon till? (TSP at 8:00) JJ’S Sportsbar Northboro “15/40 Cancer Benefit. This is an annual event and we are closing the show. We will bring a dozen friends with us. The Wall of Sound!!!!
We have an opening for a Social Secretary here at the Project. The bookings are coming fast and furious. We need someone who is organized and will show up. Our last SS ran away and we have never heard from them again. The pay is negotiable. We do offer: Free Shipping, deLuxe Accommodations, water & gum. If you apply now, we will double the offer and Matt will again, waive the shipping We need U.
Last Week April 3 -9 2016
Friday 4/8 – Main Streets Market & Cafe – Concord MA. “Straight Out Of Concord”. Robert Adams joined Jeff in the horn section & we brought the Big Band to a Little Place. It was a raucous evening. Met new folks!!!
Saturday 4/9 – WUML Lowell MA- Tony Soul Project Live (not dead) on the radio. Thanks to John Guregian and his staff of technicians & production engineers for having us in. We had fun and there may be a little something coming out of that session.
Friday 4/15 – Skybox – Natick MA. First time in and we are excited. Great food and atmosphere. Come & dance with us.
Saturday 4/16 – Ancient order of Hibernians Salem, MA – This is always a blast. Our people in Salem know how to party. This event has been named the “Matt Sambito Smoking Challenge”. No prizes, just a lot of coughing, what fun.
4/22 – Friday – Greendale’s Pub Worcester MA
4/23 – Central Tavern Milford MA
4/24 – 15/40 Benefit @ JJ’s Northboro MA (all day event, Cancer Fundraiser. Bands all day. TSP at 8:00)