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ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...12/8/16


By Danny Coleman

originally published: 12/08/2016
"I'm originally from Pennsylvania but I've been in Montreal for the last year and a half. I'm here in school to study music," explains Aubreylyn as she willingly discussed her music and upcoming tour which begins on December 14. "The school and Montreal in general has a huge jazz culture which is what I love." 
 
This stunning young lady from the quaint county of Bucks. located in the eastern part of PA, who says her style is that of, "Diverse Pop;" is musically mature beyond her years and has the name to match. "My name was parental choice," she said with a slight laugh. "My mom and dad wanted something that was different and my dad had three sisters and I'm told that they had some influence on him but I have always liked it." 
 
Aubreylyn began her journey by tickling the ivories at a very young age and composing her first song not long after she had begun taking instruction. "I had formal lessons starting at age six and that lasted until I was 11. I think that I've always enjoyed songwriting and I wrote my first song at eight years old. By the time I was 11 I said, "I don't need lessons anymore, I'll write my own" and then somewhere around age 14 or 15 I committed myself to doing this and making it my goal." 
 
Going the singles route versus an EP, she has released four efforts which can be found on iTunes, Spotify and in her press kit. On this tour however, she plans to put them all together on a disc and make it available for purchase at each of stops along the way. "Yes, for this tour I'm putting my songs onto a CD and it will be for sale at each show. The tour starts on December 14 and covers four cities. I'll be in Boston, New York City, then Philadelphia and I end up in Washington DC. I'm with Rasputina and they are an orchestral alternative group with two cellos and a piano; they are a very niche group. They're shows are like an art form, they use a lot of historical nuances in their music and I'm looking forward to performing along with them on this tour." 
 
Aubreylyn has performed at times as a solo act in the past but has now added additional musicians to enhance her repertoire. Joining her on this four city jaunt will be three string players; giving her somewhat of that same orchestral sound. "My producer David Ivory and I put together a band of three string players; violas and violins. Depending on the venue we change up things a little or their positioning is also different depending on the song but yeah, they add a lot to my live performances." 
 
Even though her self description of "Diverse Pop" is quite accurate, this young, up and coming siren has an edge to her vocal that enables her to cover various ranges and styles reminiscent of a young speak easy singer, yet pop enough to invoke thoughts of Alanis Morisette as well. With such versatility, she has positioned herself for success and she has the drive and determination to make it happen. When asked about her future, she is wide open to most possibilities; with a little bit of "Hope" thrown in. "Well, it depends on," she stated with a pause; the kind which exudes cautious optimism. "I recently met Jason Jordan, he is the President of Imagem Music in the U.S. and now he's involved with the A & R and he's supposed to be coming to the New York City show. Hopefully that connection will take me toward even more opportunities but in the mean time, I'll keep writing and going to school and taking it all day by day." 
 
To discover more about Aubreylyn, please refer to her electronic press kit here, http://ivoryproductions.businesscatalyst.com/aubreylyn/ where one can find links to her tour schedule and music. 

 
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


Amalfi's Restaurant & Bar
146 Lawrenceville Pennington Road Lawrenceville
(609) 912-1599
Sat. 9 p.m. Boxorox
Amarones Windsor Inn
29 Church Street Windsor
(609) 448-7144
Fri. 8 p.m. Rick & Kenny
Sat. 8 p.m. Meg Hanson Group feat. Billy Hill
Artworks Trenton
19 Everett Alley Trenton
(609) 394-9436
Fri. 7 p.m. "Ink & Drink" Tee Shirt Bleaching
Backstage at Championship Bar 
931 Chambers Street Trenton
Fri. 5 p.m. "Gareth's 21st Birthday Show" feat. Dreams Of Demise, Buried, For Those Who Fall, Samsara, Better At Night, Cranely Gardens, Silence In Solitude, Making-Out With Medusa. All ages, $10
Sun. 5 p.m. Lorna Shore, The Machinist, Reborn Divided, Planetary Alignment, Calibre Exhale, (TBA). All ages, $12
Mon. 6 p.m. Vesta Collide, Villain Of the Story, Violence In Ascension, My Last Breath, (TBA). All ages, $10/$12
Blend Bar & Bistro
911 Highway 33 Hamilton 
(609) 245-8887
Tues. 8 p.m. Triviajam
Wed. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Shaun Ruymen
Bowman's Tavern
1600 River Road New Hope, PA
(215) 862-2972
Thurs. 6 p.m. Glen McClelland Trio
Fri. 8 p.m. Bob Egan
Sun. (12 p.m.) Ottmar (6 p.m.) Lorenzo
Mon. 6 p.m. Andy Prescott
Tues. 6 p.m. Fermenters Trio
Wed. 6 p.m. Lorenzo
Candlelight Lounge 
24 Passaic Street Trenton
(609) 695-9612
 Sat. 3 p.m. Jullian Pressley Sax Quartet. $10 (cover charge includes buffet)
Chickie's & Pete's
183 US Highway 130 North Bordentown
(609) 298-9182
Tues. 8 p.m. Acoustic Music Night feat. The Dawgs
Wed. 9 p.m. Quizzo Trivia 
City Market 
74 North Main Street Lambertville
(609) 397-2929
Sat. 7 p.m. "Second City Open Mic Holiday Party." Sign ups at 6:30 p.m. 
City Streets 
510 Highway 130 South East Windsor
(609) 426-9400
Fri. 9 p.m. DC Trio
Sat. 9 p.m. Out Of The Red
Mon. 9 p.m. "Malibu Mondays" w/ DJ Brett Gash
Tues. 9 p.m. Trivia w/ Jessie and Chelsea
Wed. 6:30 p.m. "Wine Down Wednesdays" w/ Rich Genoval
Dempster's Pub
437 Pine Street Mount Holly
(609) 261-0500
Thurs. 8:30 p.m. DJ DNIAL
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Chris
Dog & Bull Brew House
810 Bristol Pike (Rte. 13) Croydon, PA.
(215) 788-2855
Thurs. 8 p.m. Jeff Selby
Fri. (4 p.m.) "Happy Hour Jam" feat. Visoon (9 p.m.) New Pony
Sat. (11 a.m.) "Saturday Brunch Jam" feat. Michael Leggerie (9 p.m.) Kevin Toft & the All Stars
Sun. (11 a.m.) "Sunday Brunch" feat. Keli Vale Jazz (4 p.m.) TF Squared
Wed. 8 p.m. Dick Gratton                                        
Fran's Pub
116 S. Main Street New Hope, PA.
(215)862-5539
Fri. 8 p.m. Sourland, Justin Pope, Michael Allers
Mon. 8 p.m. Open Blues Jam
All shows age 21+
Freddies Tavern
12 Railroad Avenue Ewing
(609) 882-0978
Sun. 10 a.m."Brunch With Santa" 
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Joe Vadala
Halo Pub
4617 Nottingham Way Hamilton
(609) 586-1811
Sat. 7 p.m. Snake Eyes
Havana New Hope
105 S. Main Street New Hope, PA. 
(215) 862-9897
Fri. 8 p.m. "A Tribute to John Mellencamp" w/ Human Wheels. Doors at 6 p.m., $15
Sat. 8 p.m. An Evening With Steve Forbert/Pat Foran. Doors at 6 p.m., $25
Sun.  (2 p.m.) Stolen Rhodes "A Benefit Concert For Christy" feat. the Billy Walton Band
Mon. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Wed. 8 p.m. "Local Original Music Series" Hosted by Pat Foran 
Hopewell Valley Vineyards
46 Yard Avenue Pennington
(609) 737-4465
Thurs. 6 p.m. Hopewell Valley Vineyards Jazz Ensemble
Fri. 6 p.m. Just Us
Sat. 6 p.m. The Lifters
Sun. (2 p.m.)"Jazzy Sundays" feat. Al Oliver (6:30 p.m.) "Vintner's Dinner." $35 (tax/gratuity included. Reservations required)  
Iron Plow Vineyards
26750 Mount Pleasant Road Columbus
(732) 306-9111
Fri. 6 p.m. Flamenco Night
Sat. 2 p.m. Joe Leming
Sun. 2 p.m. Bob Daley
Ivy Tavern 
3108 S. Broad Street, Hamilton
(609) 888-1435
Fri. 9 p.m. Kindred Spirit w/ Members of Highway 41, 3.26 (Eva & Rodney)
Sat. 9 p.m. Tangled
Tues. 7 p.m. Teddy Z Memorial Jam
All shows 21+
John & Peter's 
96 S. Main Street New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-5981
Fri. 9 p.m. "Official Toys For Tots Benefit Concert" w/ Philadelphia Soul Society
Sat. 8 p.m. "A Very John & Peter's Rock Show" feat. Fun While You Wait, Foxanne, Jesse Elliot & The Falconaires, Matt Cook. 
Mon. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Wed. 9:30 p.m. The Invitational
All shows 21+
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road New Egypt
(609) 752-0200
Sat. (11 a.m.) Vino Vinyasa w/ Mettamade (1 p.m.) Rick Winow (5:30 p.m.) Gene Murphy
Sun. 2 p.m. Atlantic Brass Band Holiday Concert
Wed. 6 p.m. "Girl's Night Out" The Art of Chocolate and Wine: Inspire Your Desires
Mamma Rosa's 
572 Klockner Road Hamilton 
(609) 588-5454
Thurs. 6 p.m. Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Schneider 
McStews Irish Sports Pub
5316 New Falls Road Levittown, PA
(215) 949-9570
Thurs. 10:30 p.m."Beer Pong" w/ DJ RV & MC Slim
Fri. 9 p.m. "Men of Magnum Male Review" $15 (advance) 
Tues. 7 p.m. Quizzo hosted by Mike
Millhill Basement
300 S. Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-1600
Fri. 10 p.m. Almost People, Logan Carpenter, Josh Adair. 
Sat. 10 p.m. TailLight Rebellion
Tues. 10 p.m. "Local Artist" Hip Hop, Experimental EDM and Bass Music Showcase
New Hope Winery
6123 Lower York Road New Hope, PA
(215) 794-2331
Fri./Sat. 8 p.m. "Fleetwood Mac Tribute" w/ Tusk. Doors at 7 p.m., $30
Sun. 6 p.m. John Gorka. Doors at 5 p.m., $30
Olde Liberty Tavern
2114 Liberty Street Trenton
(609) 396-2262
Sat. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Palermo's Of Hamilton
310 Klockner Road Hamilton
(609) 838-7979
Thurs. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. The Drunk Monkeys
All shows 21 +
PANJ Radio
Bridge Street Lambertville
(609) 460-4673
Sun. 7 p.m. "Rock On Radio" feat. Sam Sims
Pasquale's Bar
9078 Mill Creek Road Levittown, PA
(267) 202-6268
Fri. 9:30 p.m. "DJ Dance Party"
Sat. 9 p.m. "DJ Dance Party w/ Live Band"
Pete's Steak House
523 Whitehorse Avenue Hamilton
(609) 585-8008
Fri. 9:30 p.m. (TBA) 
Sat. 9:30 p.m. Ernie White & Tom Reock
Randy Now's Man Cave
134 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 424-3766
Please check web site for upcoming events
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon Street Princeton 
Fri. 9 p.m. Goods: "Two Senses EP Release"
Sat. 8:30 p.m. Princeton Jazz
Sun. 7 p.m. Princeton Bluegrass Jam
Mon. 7 p.m. Mic Monday
South Rio
120 South Warren Street Trenton
(609) 943-2123
Thurs. 7 p.m. "All You Can eat Crabs." Music, Drink Specials, Sports on TV
Tues. "$2 Tuesday"
1867 Sanctuary 
101 Scotch Road Ewing
(609) 392-6409
Sat. 7 p.m. "Ed Sullivan's Celebrity Holiday Show" w/ Barbara Weikamp. $20
Sun. 3 p.m. Eric Mintel Quartet. $20
Mon. 8 p.m. "SCMCS Chamber Music" w/ Trio Amaranth
Take 5 Gourmet Cafe
1065 Washington Boulevard Robbinsville
(609) 443-6800
Fri. 7:30 p.m. "Comedy Night" 
Tara's Tavern 
1 Cookstown-New Egypt Road, Wrightstown
(609) 286-2300
Fri. 10 p.m.  Polish Nannies
Sat. 10 p.m. Penque-Diomede Band
Tavern On The Lake
101 Main Street Hightstown
(609) 426-9345
Fri. 9 p.m. Vince Sasso Band
Sat. 9 p.m. Audio Riot
Wed. 8 p.m. Karaoke Night 
The Cool Cricket
216 Burlington Street Fieldsboro
(609) 291-9110
Fri. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Sat. 9 p.m. El Ka Bong
The HOB Tavern
146 Second Street Bordentown
(609) 291-7020
Fri. 9 p.m. DJ Entertainment
Sat. 9 p.m. Karaoke
Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Wed. 8 p.m. Deb & Mike
The Ivy Inn
248 Nassau Street Princeton
(609) 921-8555
Thurs. 10 p.m. Karaoke w/ DJ Rockin' Ron
Fri. 10 p.m. DJ Darius The First
Sat. 10 p.m. Seth Tieger Band
Tues. 8 p.m. Quizzo w/ Bob E Luv
Wed. 10 p.m. "Wednesday Wheel Night Spin To Win Karaoke" w/ DJ Rockn Ron
The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown
(609) 324-0880
Fri. 8 p.m. Vinny Martell w/ TC Tolliver. All ages, Doors at 7:30 p.m., $15 (advance)
The Roost 
181 Rte. 539 Cream Ridge
(609) 208-0050 
Fri. 9 p.m. No Way Out
Sat. 9 p.m. Infinite Bandwidth
The Sticky Wicket 
2465 South Broad Street Hamilton
(609) 439-0007
Fri. 9 p.m. Deep Release
Sat. 9 p.m. DiRty ReD
Tues. 7 p.m. Karaoke
The Sun National Bank Center 
81 Hamilton Ave. Trenton
(609) 656-3200
Check website for upcoming events
Tir Na Nog 
1324 Hamilton Avenue Trenton
(609) 392-2554
Fri. 9 p.m. The Successful Failures
Sat 9 p.m. Diarmuis MacSuibhne
Tues. 9 p.m. Open Mic. w/ Taylor Reed
Wed. 7 p.m. Mary Courtney
All shows  21+
Trenton Buzz
702 Pine Street Trenton
(609) 392-6000
Fri. 8 p.m. Live Band & Open Mic. 
Trenton Social
449 South Broad Street Trenton
(609) 989-7777
Fri. 4 p.m. First Friday 
Mon. 9 p.m. Monday Night Karaoke w/ Benny P
Tues. 7 p.m. Open Mic. Night
Triumph Brewing Company (New Hope, Pa. Location)
400 Union Square New Hope, Pa.
(215) 862-8300
Thurs. 10:30 p.m. Dawn Drapes
Fri. 10 p.m. Behold The Brave. ($5 cover charge)
Sat. 10 p.m. Don Julio. ($5 cover charge)
Sun. 7 p.m. Open Jam Night (Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m.)
All shows 21+ 
Wildflowers Inn
2572 Pennington Road Pennington
(609) 773-2392
Sat. 9 p.m. Acoustic Rock
Mon. 9 p.m. "Moonshine Mondays" Trivia
Tues. 9 p.m. Ed Wilson
All shows 21+


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 7:000pm EST on multiple internet radio outlets where he features indie/original bands and solo artists.



 
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