The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
Welcome to the February (+January 31!) 2016 issue of The NAILing List.
Happy New Year!
2016 is off to a running start...! The Gigs keep on coming with new venues, new opportunities, new fans...Highlights include
the ongoing project with Corey Glover (from Living Colour),
new videos and tracks from Thunderhead Organ Trio
(not posted yet, but soon), a new silent film series at the Wherehouse, and continuation of my workshop series.
(Yes,I'm STILL thanking the stars as my crazy schedule continues.) Here's what's up for February:
It has Arrived - MR GONE's appearance at Daryl's House Club in Pawling NY is upon us!
If you've been there you know,this is a world class venue with state of the art sound. Come out and experience great music live and in hi-fi.
Reserved Tickets are $20; General admission is $15. Mr Gone is: Peter Furlan (saxes), Ratzo Harris (basses), Terry Silverlight (drums), and yours truly on the keys & synthesizers.
115 Broadway Newburgh NY $5.00 donation
I'm happy to be presenting this awesome clinic
and performance on Live Looping with 2 amazing local artists Dean Sharp and Craig Chin (Errant Space).
If you know my CD's then you'll remember drummer/looper extraordinaire Dean Sharp from the "Galvanized" CD.
I've only recently met Craig Chin, but it was instantly clear that he has serious skill. The event starts at 7:30 with a brief demonstration of tools & techniques, followed by an epic performance by Dean & Craig.
A modest minimum $5.00 donation goes directly to the artists.
Listen to Craig's "Errant Space" podcast featuring Dean Sharp: http://www.errant.space/blog/?podcast=errant-space-podcast-3-errant-space-vs-dean-sharp
Dean's website: http://www.deansharpmusic.com/Site/home.html
Craig's Website: http://errant.space/#
Thanks again to Space Create for hosting the series.
Thursday February 4th 7:00 pm
MR GONE and the Bergen Catholic High School
(Led by Peter Furlan)
Mr GONE returns to Trumpets! This is a regular event for us.
A double bill with one of Peter Furlan's great youth ensembles.
This time it's the Bergen Catholic HS Jazz Band,
Plus, some of the horn players will be joining us during the Mr Gone set. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students);
$7 restaurant minimum ($5 for students). Mr Gone is still Peter Furlan (saxes), Ratzo Harris (basses), Terry Silverlight (drums), and yours truly on the keys & synthesizers.
Friday February 5th 8:30 pm
The Flying Obersons
Maxfield's on Main
713 Main St Boonton NJ
A well known local rock & roll outfit, TheFlying Obersons hits Boonton NJ hard with a show at Maxfields. Classic rock, funk, R&B and probably some surprises.
Corey Glover - The biggest voice from Hard Rock, to Gospel, to Soul,
and the lead singer of Living Colour,
collaborates with Hudson Valley musicians
to create a homage to classic soul tracks.
Featuring a high-end regional line-up - including Corey Dandridge/Vocals, Neil Alexander/Keys, Josh Colow/Guitar, Neal Spitzer/Saxophones,
Nicole Davis/Trumpet, William Hotaling/Tenor Sax, Brandon Morrison/Bass, Lee Falco/Drums, plus Special Guests each week.
...And we're back! Piktor's Metamorphosis returns to Salem Roadhouse Cafe in Union NJ,
to burn a high energy set of
classic "Jazz-Rock Fusion" in the grand tradition.
Tunes by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever,
The Pat Metheny Group, David Sancious & Tone,
The Jan Hammer Group, Narada Michael Walden,
and many more, including originals. Damn this is fun!
With: Brian Mooney (basses); Danny Pagan (drums); Monroe Quinn (guitar) and yours truly. :)
Wednesday February 17th 7:00 pm
Newburgh Free Library
124 Grand Street Newburgh NY
My free workshop series entitled Wired Wednesdays
returns to the Newburgh Free Library for 2016.
This month we take a look at mobile music apps -
synths, samplers, sequencers, etc, that run on the iOS platform,
and how to integrate those into your studio setup.
No charge - 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Thursday February 18th 8:00 pm
Thunderhead Organ Trio
119 Liberty Street Newburgh NY
The ThunderHead Organ Trio continues their monthly residence at the Wherehouse in Newburgh, into 2016, on third Thursday of every month. Once again,Nadav Snir-Zelniker, now firmly installed on the drums, Joe Gil (trombone), and myself on keyboards,
will bring no nonsense, hi-test jams, to heat things up. As usual, there's no cover,
just their awesome beer selection & great menu. If you missed it last month,
our new website is finally up at thunderheadtrio.com
Check in for updates, with audio & video clips coming soon.
Saturday February 20th 2:00 pm The Hudson Valley Music Collective presents:
New Paltz Community Center
3 Veterans Drive New Paltz NY
I'm honored and excited to be presenting an Electronic Music Workshop for the new Hudson Valley Music Collective.
I'm calling it "Intro to Electronic Music",
but when i see who's there I will tailor the information accordingly.
There will be Synthesizers!
At the New Paltz Rec Center, 3 Veterans Drive in New Paltz NY.
Sunday February 28th 6:00 pm The Wherehouse Restaurant presents a new series:
Prix Fixe Dinner and A Silent Film Classic
With Live Music by Neil Alexander
The Wherehouse Restaurant
119 Liberty Street Newburgh NY
Another awesome series right here in my town.
I don't have all the details as of now, but the Film will be The Sheik (1921) starring Rudolph Valentino.
More details as I get them
don't forget to check out the Wherehouse's Facebook Page.
Next Month So Far...
3/2 Adventures in Electronic Music - Space Create, Newburgh NY
3/4 Mr Gone - Maxfield's on Main, Boonton NJ
3/12 Tony Parker Trio - Bread & Bottle, Red Hook NY
3/16 Wired Wednesdays - Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh NY
3/17 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
3/19 Tony Parker Trio - Woodstock Pizza, Woodstock NY
3/20 Silent Sunday Supper Club - The Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
3/26 Blue Food - Harmony Cafe, Woodstock NY
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
New dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!!!
Now you can download my entire CD catalog - that's ELEVEN releases (11!) - all at the same time on my Bandcamp site for ONLY $4 BUCKS! Cheap! Grab 'em now, not sure how long I'll keep this offer open for. :)
"SOFT INVADERS" - Physical CD's NOW AVAILABLE! Go To Music.nailmusic.com to order this limited edition CD in "ecologically neutral" packaging (a simple cardboard sleeve) for only $7.
Recorded live on "Music With Space" on WPRB radio in October of last year; as always, pay what you want - even free to download or order the disc!
"A SAMPLING OF WORLDS" - a retrospective collection featuring tracks from 18 years worth of recorded music. Also contains an unreleased track "Spring is Here", recorded live in 2010.