(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Performing on the legendary Stone Pony stage is a thrill for any musician. Headlining a night at the club is even more special. Monmouth County native Taylor Tote will have her name on top on the marque for the first time when the Taylor Tote Band headlines a night on Friday, May 20th that includes Wyland and SØF.
“We are so excited to headline a special show to connect with our friends and fans, and the people that have been supporting me through my journey,” said Tote. “We have had a busy schedule with traveling, performing, and recording, so I’m thrilled we were able to work out a date to headline The Stone Pony.”
Reflecting on her first headlining show at the club, Tote says, “The night is extra special and means so much because this is where we come from, this is our roots, and being asked to headline is humbling. We have had the honor to open for some great acts at the Pony, but it is invigorating to be the headliner! The Pony’s support means so much to us, we truly love everyone there.”
That support was shown on Facebook when Kyle Brendle of the Stone Pony posted, “One of the Jersey Shore’s brightest talents brings it with a headline show at the Pony on Friday, May 20th!” According to Tote, Brendle has been a huge supporter of hers since the beginning. Whenever she starts doubting herself or wondering if she’s good enough, that type of support restores her confidence. And when she performs on the Pony stage, she’s not only home, she’s at her best.
“The vibe of the Pony is incredible,” adds Tote. “We feed off the energy in the room, which is always high. It’s hard to put on a kick-ass performance when you feel like there’s no energy or people aren’t into it, but that’s never the case at the Pony!”
The Taylor Tote Band will be joined on the bill by Wyland and SØF. There will also be a special late set by Black Brant. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the show. Doors open at 7:00pm. The Stone Pony is located at 913 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ.
About Taylor Tote
Taylor Tote grew up in Monmouth County, NJ and has received Asbury Music Award nominations for Top Female Vocalist — both as a member of the band Ardvark Smile and as a solo artist. She has opened for several national acts and sang the national anthem at Madison Square Garden. For more information visit http://www.taylortote.com or https://www.facebook.com/taylortotemusic
PHOTO BY Kostas Lymperopoulos