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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...11/4/21

By Danny Coleman


originally published: 11/04/2021

Rock On! This Week

Steve Tyrell; know'em? Well, you should because he has worked with some of the largest names in the entertainment and music industries, has written and produced music with legendary icons, won a 9 and even had his talents on display on the big screen but his latest effort, a tribute to Ray Charles called, "Shades of Ray" gives us a glimpse of Tyrell and what makes him tick.

“He’s been my biggest influence my whole life; really since high school," he began with enthusiasm. "I think the first song that I ever played live was “What’d I Say” with my band in high school and that went over well and I used to play it all of the time; I’ve just always loved Ray Charles. I’m really a product of the blues; I’ve made standards records, I’ve worked with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Dionne Warwick when I was first starting; I’m kind of a product of The Brill Building era as well. I worked for Scepter Records which was an R & B label and most of my real influences have been in rhythm and blues. I came from Houston, I loved Bobby “Blue” Bland and those were my guys. I loved Ray, Ben E. King was a big influence on my early music life and The Drifters and that was the stuff I loved. I got into singing standards by accident really; this is my thirteenth album and 12 of them have made the “Top 5” of the Billboard Jazz Charts and they all stemmed from me singing, “The Way You Look Tonight” in “Father Of The Bride.” That broke me out as an artist. I got a record deal from that and my first album deal from being in that movie and that led me to make a few standards albums, a Disney album, a Bacharach album, a Sinatra album; so, it made sense to me to finally get around to making an album of my musical biggest influence which was Ray Charles.”

Charles had so many hits in a wide range of genres and styles so, when creating a tribute album to someone you were so influenced by; was it tough to choose the material? 

“It was," he said with a laugh. "I mean, I could make three Ray Charles albums or more; easily. I loved “Mess Around” which was his first record on Atlantic with Ahmet Ertegun. I’ve loved Ray Charles in every form that he ever was and when people ask me; who is your favorite singer? I without a doubt say Ray Charles because he could sing anything and did! He started out with almost gut bucket R & B songs on those early Atlantic recordings and his “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” is one of the great albums of all time. I think, to my understanding, that the record company was not in favor of him making a Country record but that is one of his and the world’s most famous records. He could sing standards and pop music, he could sing anything and it was always Ray Charles when he did it too; it was totally him. He could sing anything and still be Ray Charles from “America The Beautiful” to “Mess Around.” Whenever I sing any of these songs, I’m never trying to imitate Ray Charles; that’s just in me and when I sing the songs that’s just the way they come out. I don’t think you can point to any of my records or anything off of this album and say, he really copied Ray on that one. Some songs you’re kind of locked in like, “What’d I Say;” “See the girl with the red dress on;” I don’t how you could do that anyway but like that (laughs) but we still put some wrinkles in the arrangement; it’s an homage to Ray. It is something that went into my soul from loving his recordings and came out as me. I don’t remember saying OK, we have to do this or do that arrangement; for me, I could sing, I don’t know, a The Mamas & the Papas song and it would be influenced by Ray Charles (laughs). Everything I do has some sort of that influence; the blues and that’s why he could do so many styles so wonderfully but everything came out him and it all had a tinge of the blues in it.”



 
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Tyrell was not only a fan of Ray's but after meeting and working with him became a friend; so, how did this come about? Apparently, Charles was lured in by Venus Flytrap.

“I used to do a lot of music for television and movies as a music producer. I did a show back in the ‘80’s or ‘90’s with Tim Reid, he was on ”WKRP In Cincinnati” and it was called “Frank’s Place;” do you remember that show? I did the music to that show and it was about a bar in New Orleans and the jukebox was one of the characters; every week, what was on the jukebox was the music and I was the music director. So, Ray Charles loved that show and he told Tim Reid how much he loved it and when Tim got his next show which was called “Snoops;” he played a Nick and Nora Charles kind of character; he and his wife were detectives and Tim asked me to write the theme for it. So, I wrote “Curiosity” and of course I had Ray in mind, just because I always have Ray in mind and when Tim said; “Who should do it?” I said; why don’t we send it to Ray Charles?” He said that he loves your work and he’s a fan, let’s see if he’ll do it. Ray had never done a television theme in his whole career, he thought that was beneath him; know what I mean? You know that Ray Charles could’ve done a million TV themes if he wanted to but he never wanted to do that. So, I said, let’s send him the tune and see if he likes it. I made a demo of that same exact arrangement that is on the record with me singing it and I sent it to Ray. He called up and said, “Hey man, I like that, I’ll do it.” So, we set up a session at my studio and Ray asked me to raise the key a half-step for him to sing it. So, I re-cut the track, raised it a half-step and in the meantime CBS had changed some of the pictures of the main title so the original lyric that we had didn’t quite work and we had to change some of the lyric to fit the pictures that they changed. So, Ray comes over to the studio and he’s ready to record and he says, “Play the track; who is that cat singin’?” I said, that’s me and he said, “Beautiful brother, beautiful” and it was one of the greatest things that I had ever heard in my life; Ray Charles complimenting me (laughs)! So, he says, “Play the tape and did you raise the key?” So, I play the tape and two or three lines go by and he says, “Hold it, hold it man; where’d them lyrics come from?” I said, I sent them to you because CBS changed some of the pictures and they didn’t match the lyrics so I had to change some of them because they didn’t make sense with the main title and he said, “I ain’t got my machine man;” he didn’t have his Braille machine. I said, you’re Ray Charles, sing any words you want; what are they gonna do fire you (laughs)? He said, “No, I’ll tell you what we’ll do; that’s you singin’ right man? You sing it to me and I’ll sing it back to you and we’ll do it together and we don’t need my machine.” So, we did the whole song with me singing to him and him singing it back to me and that’s how it became what it is. So, of course I had my recordings and I had his so I made it a bonus track as a duet with the two of us. I wrote it, he sang it, we sang it together when he was learning it but it was never released before now. That is exactly the truth too, you can’t make that kind of shit up (laughs).”

“A lot of people have been really positive about this record," he continued, "I think that if it gets heard, I’ll be proud for people to hear it. I’m proud of it, I don’t feel we copped-out in any way. I think it is an honest tribute to a person that is very, very special in my musical life; in my life period. I worked with him a few times, I produced a song with him and Diana Ross for a movie and he and I got along really well. Sometimes you meet your idol and you’re sorry you ever did because it’s not what it’s cut out to be but Ray was the opposite for me. I heard he could be tough when he wanted to but who had more of a right to be tough than Ray Charles? The guy was a true, one of a kind genius. This generation doesn’t have a Ray Charles or an Aretha, they don’t even have a Dinah Washington. Our generation had people that led the way; all the way from Barry Gordy that made American music, black music, R & B music that you’re proud of which is really the root of all music as far as I’m concerned. Today’s technology has made it so that anybody can be a songwriter, just sample the intro to something; maybe if some young person heard me they’d think I was some old fart (laughs) but learn something before you get out there. Learn some music, don’t just sample it and put a bunch of words together; what’s funny is to see a song that’s written by 12 people where somebody gets credit for the top line; I don’t know what that is (laughs) but that’s kind of where pop music has gone; I don’t think technology has done anything for the consciousness of music.”

Surely, doing an album of this personal a nature has to be gratifying and once Tyrell decided to pull the trigger and commit to it; was there anything he truly enjoyed when he looks back on the process? 

“My favorite part of doing this was just being able to do it. I have thought about doing this stuff; every time I do a session over the last six, seven or eight years I do a couple of Ray tunes. I was always a little bit reluctant; thinking, as much as I want to make an album of Ray Charles songs; who the hell cares (laughs)? I would always think; who wants to hear me sing those songs when you can hear Ray sing them? After a while, I had Covid and I had a chance to finish it and everybody thought it was a good idea and it really was a labor of love. I had started this album many times and the one good thing about Covid was that it gave me a chance to finish it. There are tracks on there; Lew Soloff is playing on “Georgia” and he’s been dead for five or six years. He was in Blood, Sweat & Tears and he was in my band; he’s a pretty legendary guy and I got to put that on the album as a tribute to him. Do you know Chuck Leavell from The Allman Brothers Band? He’s a friend of mine and he played on “I Got A Woman.” We had done that two or three years ago when he was in town and we played that tune together and that’s on the album. So, some of things that are very special; I have Joe Samples playing on a couple of tunes; it was kind of a blessing that it took me a while to put the whole thing together because some of the people that I had worked with are on this album forever.”

“I’m playing in Los Angeles at the end of the year and I will be making this part of my show; I’m playing in Houston, Oklahoma City; did a private gig in Philly which was a private engagement but I was glad to have it. I haven’t played in like maybe about 18 months but everything has come back. I play a jazz cruise every year; the one thing that hasn’t come back is my residency at The Café Carlyle in New York which I’ve had for the last 18 years. I was hoping that would come back this year. I didn’t play last year but they’re not going to open it until 2022; that gig is gone until next year but what are you gonna do? I’ve got enough money to last me the rest of my life as long as I’m dead by December 1 (Laughs).”  

To find out more about Steve Tyrell or "Shades of Ray," please visit www.stevetyrell.com 

That's it for this week! Please continue to support live and original music and until next week....ROCK ON



This week's event listings


Al's Airport Inn
636 Bear Tavern Road West Trenton
(609) 883-5252
Sun. (12 p.m.) Sunday Brunch (6 p.m.) "Sunday Funday" w/ DJ Spinning
Mon. 8 p.m. Ed Wilson
Tues. 7 p.m. Jonathan Savage
Wed. 7 p.m.  Mark Sacco
Arts Council of Princeton   
102 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-8777
Fri.10 a.m. “Studio Time” at Princeton Makes w/ Adriana Groza (Takes place at Princeton Shopping Center 301 North Harrison Street)
Sat. 3 p.m. “Day of The Dead Celebration”
Sun. 2 p.m. Memorial Service “Remembering Trudy Glucksberg” (Open to the public)
Bill's Olde Tavern   
2694 Nottingham Way Hamilton   
(609) 586-0192   
Mon. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
Tues./Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ "Super" Dave Curtis
Ages 21+
Blend Bar & Bistro   
911 Highway 33 Hamilton   
(609) 245-8887 
Sat. 7 p.m. Chet & Ari
Bordentown Elks 
11 Amboy Road Bordentown 
(609) 298-2085
Sat. 8 p.m. The Fabulous Greaseband
Bowman's Tavern   
1600 River Road New Hope, PA   
(215) 862-2972   
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Fermenters Trio
Fri. (5:30 p.m.) Bennett Lee (8 p.m.) Bob Egan
Sat. 7 p.m. Dave Dales Trio
Sun. (12 p.m.) Steve Guyger (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Wed. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Broken Goblet Brewing 
2500 State Road Bensalem, PA 
(267) 812-5653 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Fri. 8:30 p.m. “First Fridays” w/ Cara and Mike
Sat. 8:30 p.m. "First Saturdays" w/ Bridge Beat Duo
Candlelight Lounge   
24 Passaic Street Trenton   
(609) 695-9612   
Thurs. 6 p.m. Thursday Night Blues Jam Hosted by The Mojo Gypsies. $5 (Includes hot buffet)
City Streets   
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor   
(609) 426-9400 
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich G. Aveo
COARadio.com   
125 South Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 241-7103
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Damsel, Jonathan Antoine
Cooper's Riverview
50 Riverview Plaza Trenton
(609) 393-7300
Thurs. 9 p.m.Club Night feat. Rotating DJs (inside event)
Fri. (5 p.m.) "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere Happy Hour" (8 p.m.) Fish Out Of Water
Sat. 8 p.m. 80’s Undercover 
Sun. 11 a.m. " Sunday Latin Jazz Brunch" w/ Victor Tarassov (6 p.m.) A Tribute to J.Geils Band w/ “Bloodshot”
Tues. 8 p.m. Karaoke w/ Michael Hoffman
Wed. (12 p.m.) "Wine Down Wednesdays" (7 p.m.) Blues Jam on the Deck 
All Events Ages 21+
Cross Pollination Gallery
2 North Union Street Lambertville
(609) 213-6734
Fri. 5 p.m. "Friday Happy Hour." (Talk art, wine and musicians who bring instruments)
Dacey's Pub
215 West Philadelphia Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-4838
Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Music Night
Sat. 8 p.m.
Wed. 8 p.m. Quizzo
Dadz Bar and Grill
744 Main Street Lumberton
(609)267-4344
Thurs. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night
Havana New Hope   
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.   
(215) 862-9897  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Funk n' Blues Jam
Fri. (8 p.m.) Bon Jovi Tribute w/ “Slippery When Wet.” $25 (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sat. (8:30 p.m.) Late Last Night (11:59 p.m.) DJ Dance Party
Sun. (1 p.m.) Midnight Sun Orchestra (6 p.m.) Music of The Allman Brothers w/ “A Brothers Revival.” $30
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Dwayne
Wed. 7 p.m. Jumper Duo
Hopewell Theater    
5 South Greenwood Avenue Hopewell   
(609) 466-1964  
Fri. 8 p.m. Chris Pierce. $30, $33, $35.
Sun. 7 p.m. Kat Wright. $30
Tues. 7 p.m. The Art of Living Well: “He Dreams of Giants” $12.50
Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn   
15 East Broad Street Hopewell   
(609) 466-9889
Fri. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Sat. 7 p.m. Toth
Hopewell Valley Vineyards   
46 Yard Avenue Pennington   
(609) 737-4465   
Fri. 4 p.m. "Music & Merlot" feat. (5 p.m.) Just Us 
Sat. (1 p.m.) Modern Rewind (5 p.m.) "Music & Merlot" feat. Bad Hombres
Sun. 1:30 p.m. "Jazzy Sundays" feat. Two Voices feat. Jo Wymer & AJ Perna
Hurricane Jacks Bar and Grill   
7759 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(267) 914-4517   
Fri. (6 p.m.) Happy Hour  (8 p.m.) Bent Mushroom
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula & Sam    
Irish Rover Station House
1033 South Bellevue Avenue Langhorne, PA
(215) 970-5412
Fri. 9:30 p.m. DJ Entertainment Paula & Sam Dance Party
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke Party Hosted by Paula & Sam
Iron Plow Vineyards   
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus   
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Ed Wilson & Carol Brooks
Sat. 6:30 p.m. Oliver Dagum
Sun. 2 p.m. AudioPilot 
Iron Plow Vineyards Tasting Room
61 High Street Mt. Holly
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Wayne Palmer & Friends
Ivy Tavern   
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton   
(609) 888-1435   
Thurs. 9:30 p.m. Karaoke
Fri. 9 p.m. Deep Release
Sat. 9 p.m. Cover Up
All shows 21+       
John & Peter's   
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa   
(215) 862-5981  
Fri. 9 p.m. The TRiBE
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Tone Prophets
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic (Sign-ups start at 8 p.m.)
Wed. 9 p.m. The Invitational   
Killarney's Publick House   
1644 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton  
(609) 586-1166  
Fri. 9 p.m. Unleashed
Mon. 6 p.m. “Gentleman Jack “ Dinner
Lan Ramen
4 Hulfish Street Princeton
(609) 356-0383
Sun. 12 p.m. Mike Montrey Band Duo
Laurita Winery   
85 Archertown Road New Egypt   
(609) 752-0200 
Thurs. 7 p.m. Fall Laurita Idol Semi-finals.
Fri. (12 p.m.) "Wine In The Grove Friday" (7 p.m.) Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns. $20
Sat. 1 p.m. Deb & Mike
Sun. 1 p.m. The Bergers
Wed. 6 p.m. Girls Night Out. ”Pound and Pour” Ages 21+
Makefield Highlands Golf Club
1418 Woodside Road Yardley, PA
(215) 321-7000
Fri. 5 p.m. Dave Koster
Mamma Rosa's   
572 Klockner Road Hamilton   
(609) 588-5454 
Sat. 6 p.m. Dick Gratton
Wed. 7 p.m. Karaoke
McGuinn's Place   
1781 Brunswick Avenue Lawrence   
(609) 392-0599  
Tues. 9 p.m. Karaoke   
Ages 21+     
McStews Irish Sports Pub   
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA   
(215) 949-9570   
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
More Than Q
13 Klines Court Lambertville
(609) 773-0072
Sun. 2 p.m. Packy’s Sunday Brunch feat. Sim Cain, Dave Haneman, Keith Hartel
Music Mountain Theater
1483 Route 179 Lambertville
(609)397-3337
Fri. 8 p.m. "Elf: The Musical" 
Sat. 3 p.m./8 p.m. "Elf: The Musical" 
Sun. 3 p.m.  "Elf: The Musical" 
New Hope Winery  
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA 
(215) 794-2331 
Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Forbert. Doors open at 7 p.m., $35
Newtown Brewing Company
103 Penns Trail Newtown, PA
(215) 944-8609
Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Trivia Night
Fri. 6 p.m. Mike Estabrook
Sat. 2 p.m. Smooth Retsina Glow
Sun. 3 p.m. US Americans
Nick's Roast Beef
4501 Woodhaven Road West Philadelphia, PA
(215) 637-5151
Fri.  p.m. Shot of Southern
Sat. 8 p.m. The Naturals
NJWeedman's Joint
322 East State Street Trenton
(609) 437-0898
Sun. 2 p.m. Zig
Nottingham Tavern   
9 Mercer Street Hamilton Square   
(609) 587-6623   
Thurs. (7 p.m.) “Danny Coleman’s Rock On Radio Happy Hour” Hosted by Danny Coleman w/ Music by Tiltin’ Catz (9:30 p.m.) Karaoke w/ Super Dave Curtis
Old Hights Brewing
123 West Ward Street Hightstown
(609) 469-5976
Thurs. 7 p.m. Trivia
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Mike Montrey Band Trio
Old Town Pub   
135 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown   
(609) 291-9232  
Thurs. 7 p.m. Quizzoholics Trivia 
Fri. 7:30 p.m. Monk & Monk
Sat. 7 p.m. Frank & Mario
Palmer Square
40 Nassau Street Princeton
Sat.12 p.m. Fall Music Series w/ Living Proof
Pasquale's Sports Bar
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(267) 202-6268
Fri. 5 p.m. Happy Hour 
Sat. 8 p.m. DJ or Live Band Entertainment
Tues. 7:30 p.m. Quizzo
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Patriots Crossing    
1339 River Road Titusville   
(609) 737-2780  
Thurs. 8 p.m. Open Mic Night
Wed. 7 p.m. "Quizzo
Revere Restaurant
802 River Road Ewing
(609) 882-6365
Fri. 6 p.m. Acoustic Bliss
Rossi's Bar & Grill   
2110 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road Hamilton   
(609) 890-2004   
Sun. 4:30 p.m. Jersey Surecats
Saint Mark United Methodist Church
465 Paxson Avenue Hamilton Square
(609) 587-1286
Fri. 7 p.m. Open Mic Hosted by Bill Wieszczek
Screamin' Hill Brewery
83 Emleys Hill Road Cream Ridge
(609) 401-2025
Sat. 10 a.m. “Back Road Ramble” Walk, Run 5K
Small World Coffee   
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton   
(609) 924-4377 x2 
Fri. 5 p.m. "Perspecties on Preservation" 
Sat. 6 p.m. Benya Stewart
Tankard Pub
440 Keim Boulevard Burlington
(609) 306-5079
Thurs. 7 p.m. The Williamsboy
Tara's Tavern  
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown   
(609) 286-2300   
Fri. 9 p.m.  Suburban Sensi
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Big Daddy G
Tavern On The Lake    
101 Main Street Hightstown   
(609) 426-9345   
Fri. 9 p.m. Krystal
Wed. 9 p.m. Karaoke
TGI Fridays
3535 U.S. Route 1 North #275 Princeton
(609) 520-0378
Fri. 5 p.m. Veronica Kole
Sun. 12 p.m. Ed Wilson
The Buck Hotel
1200 Buck Road Feasterville, PA
(215) 396-2002
Thurs. 7 p.m. Kevin Kirko
Fri. 7 p.m. Love Junk
Sat. 9 p.m. Legacy
The Cool Cricket   
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro   
(609) 291-9110   
Fri. 8 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Unleashed
The Dubliner 
34 North Main Street New Hope, PA 
(215) 693-1816
Fri. 7 p.m. Sean Fleming
Sat. 7 p.m. Gabriel Donahue
The Five Four Bar & Grill 
8919 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 
(215) 547-5525 
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke w/ Paula and Sam
Fri. 9 p.m. Hindsight
Sat. 9 p.m. Witzend
Tues. 8 p.m. Trivia w/ Joe Juhas
The Irish Horne Bar & Restaurant
882 2nd Street Pike Richboro, PA
(215) 942-4000
Fri. 8 p.m. Joe and Krista
The Ivy Inn    
248 Nassau Street Princeton   
(609) 921-8555   
Teus. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv  
Wed. 10 p.m. Total Request w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
The Morrisville Tavern
376 West Trenton Avenue Morrisville, PA
(215) 295-5310
Mon. 7 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Tim
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic
Wed. 7 p.m. Trivia Night
The Roost   
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge   
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 8 p.m. Even Odds
The Sticky Wicket   
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton   
(609) 439-0007   
Sat. 8 p.m. Granada Reunion
The Sycamore Grill   
255 North Sycamore Street Newtown, PA   
(215) 908-6326   
Fri. 8 p.m. Nick Crocher
Sat. 8 p.m. Steve Tesluk
Third State Brewing  
352 High Street Burlington 
(609) 387-1620 
Fri./Sat./Sun. "All Stout Weekend" 
Trenton Social    
449 South Broad Street Trenton   
(609) 989-7777  
Fri. 6 p.m. "First Friday" w/ Opening Reception of “Homecoming” feat. The art of Thomas Kelly
Sat. 6 p.m. “Homecoming” feat. The Art of Thomas Kelly
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic Night Hosted by Tobias & Lea
Vault Brewing Company
10 South Main Street Yardley, PA
(267) 573-4291
Fri. 7 p.m. Scott Gurney
Sat. 7 p.m. John Sheridan Carol Lynn Trio
Working Dog Winery   
610 Windsor Perrineville Road Hightstown   
(609) 371-6000
Sat. 1 p.m. Spoondrift
Sun. 1 p.m. Bob & Dave
WWFM 89.1 FM HD2 Radio
MCCC Old Trenton Road West Windsor
Jazzon2.org
Mon. 7 p.m. "Danny Coleman's Got The Blues"
 


Danny Coleman is a veteran musician and writer from central New Jersey. He hosts a weekly radio program entitled “Rock On Radio” airing Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.







EVENT CALENDAR

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Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre

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George Street Playhouse presents "A Walk on the Moon"

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre

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PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON AND PUDDLES PITY PARTY: MISERY LOVES COMPANY TOUR

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:30pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre

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An Evening with Philippe Cousteau

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 6:30pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: community

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Your Stage At Any Stage: Open Mic Hosted By Michelle Klein

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: community

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George Street Playhouse presents "A Walk on the Moon"

Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre

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Into The Woods

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music

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KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD BAND - TROUBLE IS...25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music

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THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA EXPERIENCE FEATURING EVIL WOMAN – THE AMERICAN ELO

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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Ride the Cyclone: The Musical

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre

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Princeton's Famous Triangle Show: Singin' in the Train

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater)
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
category: theatre

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CHRIS RUGGIERO - LOVE SONGS

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
category: music

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Water Street “All We Tried To Be” Album Release Show

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Roy's Hall
30 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825
category: music

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Laughter is Addictive with Frank Vignola

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: comedy

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George Street Playhouse presents "A Walk on the Moon"

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 8:00pm
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre

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Faculty Chamber Recital

Friday, May 20, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music

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