The NAIL-ing List: Neil Alexander's News & Happenings
Welcome to the January 2016 issue of The NAILing List.
Happy New Year!
As we stroll into 2016, I hope you're all in good health & good spirits! I'm not sure I've ever been busier (although I suspect that's not true). Gigs gigs gigs, recording sessions, new venues, new opportunities, new fans...and in the last month alone, things heated up in a spectacular way - doing gigs with folks like Corey Glover (from Living Colour), Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown), and many others. I'm STILL thanking the stars as my crazy gig schedule continues. Here's what's up in January:
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.
Friday January 15th 8pm
George Brandon and the
Blue Unity Orchestra
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory
2402 West 14th St New York, NY
I first met George Brandon thru friends Nora McCarthy (vocals) and Jorge Sylvester (alto sax) in 2009, and played on his CD "Toward the Hill Of Joy". I'm thrilled to be back at the piano with this fine composer, with dense challenging arrangements, emotionally charged material, and an amazing ensemble, for a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. And, it doesn't hurt to performing in NYC either!
Thursday January 21st 8 pm
Thunderhead Organ Trio
119 Liberty Street Newburgh NY
The ThunderHead Organ Trio continues their monthly residence at the Wherehouse in Newburgh in 2016 on third Thursday of every month. Once again,Nadav Snir-Zelniker returns on the drums kit, along with Joe Gil (trombone), and myself on keyboards, bringing no nonsense hi-test jams. And our new website is finally up! Go to thunderheadtrio.com for updates, audio & video clips, and more.As usual there's no cover, just their awesome beer selection & great menu.
MR GONE will be doing their first show at Daryl's House Club in Pawling NY. This is another world class venue with state of the art sound.
Come out and experience this 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.
Next Month So Far...
2/3 Adventures in Electronic Music - Space Create, Newburgh NY
2/4 Mr Gone - Trumpets Jazz Club Montclair NJ
2/13 Piktor's Metamorphosis - Salem Roadhouse Cafe, Union NJ
2/14 Miles Griffith Suffern, NY
2/17 Wired Wednesdays - Newburgh Free Library
2/18 Thunderhead Organ Trio - Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
2/20 HVMC presents Intro to Electronic Music - New Paltz NY
2/27 Corey Glover Soul Project - The Falcon, Marlboro NY (?)
2/28 New series! Silent Sunday Supper Club - Wherehouse, Newburgh NY
As Always, CHECK THE CALENDAR (link below) -
New dates are getting added ALL THE TIME!!!
In the meantime,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS To EVERYONE -
WHATEVER you celebrate!
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.