Friday, July 22, 2016

Canal Fest of the Tonawandas, Inc. with 55 Main

Update 7/22/16: The wife and I made it out to see 55 Main last night on our anniversary. The band sounded great and we were able to see a great version of Feeling Alright with Justin Leach on guitar.
Dan was friendly enough to let me sit in on one with Tom Leach who also sat in on guitar, for a rockin' ZZ Top medley. Thank You Dave! Party Time USA!

The 34th Annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is being held on July 17 - 24, 2016.
Included in the Canal Fest Event lineup is a special musical performance by the popular band 55 Main. The 55 Main band will be performing on Friday, July 22nd @ the Elk's Lodge #860 from 8pm - 12am. The Elk's Lodge is located on 55 Main St. in Tonawanda.

55 Main covers Classic Rock, Southern Rock, and much more!! The 55 Main band is comprised of Randy Barnard (lead guitar, vocals), Tony Chimera (percussion), Danny Manzella (vocals), Dan Gore (drums) and Dave Neumann (bass). 55 Main is a great rock band of very talented musicians who have been entertaining the WNY area for the last 3 years. They formed after meeting at Open Mic night at the old Club 55. That's why they decided on the name 55 Main.
Check out 55 Main when they return to where their rockin' journey began @ the Elk's Lodge on July 22nd starting at 8pm.  I promise you will enjoy yourself. Hope to see everyone out!! 
55 Main logo and picture courtesy of their Facebook page
Here is a link to the 55 Main Facebook event page for the July 22nd Canal Fest performance -
Canal Fest website -

Talented drummer Bill Mason, from the band Rock Angel, will be filling in for full-time drummer Dan Gore on July 22nd. I was lucky enough to take a couple of pictures of this special, one time line-up at a recent band rehearsal. Pictured from left to right, Bill Mason - Drums, Danny Manzella - Vocals, Randy Barnard - Guitar and Dave Neumann - Bass. 
Thanks guys!

Very special thanks goes out to Dave Neumann. Thank You Dave!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Music City - Buffalo NY

I was delighted to be a part of the Victor Wooten Bass Guitar Clinic.

Thank you Vince!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jeff Perdziak - Artist

Jeff Perdziak is frequently in attendance when Queen City Bookstore puts on the best comic events in Buffalo. Complete with his Superman t-shirt Jeff is always working on a drawing at the shows.
Check out his weebly page and facebook page for some fine examples of his outstanding artwork.

Music City - Buffalo, NY

Thank You! to Vince from Music City for donating The Best Of KISS book to the KISS THIS! band to giveaway during their Halloween party @ RnR Heaven on 10/25/13.
Joey Tell's Music Blog is proud to support local music stores and it's nice to get some support in return.
Click on Music City's web link for all the latest and greatest gear Music City has to offer.

Here's a recent pic of Vince and Jazz Legend Chuck Loeb.
Thank You Maria!

Joey Tell during his tenure with KISS THIS! was a fun ride!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Stolen - Old Bridge, NJ

The Stolen & Mike Schiavo [The Voice 2016 Contestant] // $10 Tix
Sun, July 10th // @ Evening Star Concert Hall // Niagara Falls, NY

The Stolen
& Mike Shiavo [The Voice 2016 Contestant]
w/ So Far So Good, Mom Said No, One Way To Nowhere, & more!
Sun, July 10th // Doors @ 6 PM // Ages 18+
@ Evening Star Concert Hall
8810 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY  14304
$10.00 Pre-Sale Tickets On Sale Now!
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The Stolen is a Pop Rock band from Old Bridge, NJ, consisting of Dom Cuce (Vocals), Rob Chiarappa (Guitar/Vocals), Kevin Smart (Bass), and Mike Chiarappa (Drums). The quartet formed in 2005 as neighborhood friends who began performing their favorite covers at shows and built quite a following from taking top hits and adding their own melodic twist. Fast forward a few years, in 2009, The Stolen first began writing their own music and developed a devout following by touring the U.S. and Canada opening for heavy-hitters Neon Trees and All American Rejects.

The band released their debut EP, Adults, produced by Jesse Cannon and Mike Oettinger, which combined the band’s undeniable catchy hooks with sincere lyrics, unforgettable choruses, and singing guitar solos to define their unique sound. While the EP tells a heartfelt story of growing up, the music varies from lighthearted tracks like "Motion Sickness" to darker emo jams like "Getting New at Growing Old" finding that perfect blend that Alternative music has been waiting for.
Following Adults the band released “Chardonnay” an emotionally right tune released in 2015, produced by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer) premiered through idobi radio's "The Gunz Show” and has been the band's most representative piece to date. Following the extraordinary release, The Stolen have announced a follow up release, I’m So Dead, due out Spring 2016 co-produced by guitarist Rob Chiarappa and Mike Oettinger (Man Overboard, Transit) and mastered by Grammy-nominated German Mastering engineer Robin Schmidt (The 1975, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons).

Music Videos:
Can't Get Enough 

Mike Schiavo:
The Voice 2016 contestant / Performed with Adam Levine. Mike Schiavo (Spots) is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter raised in Colonia, New Jersey. Schiavo started to perform under the name Spots in 2010, Mikes biggest inspiration is The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. He thrived off of his inspiration and passion for music to find his own voice, playing acoustic pop-rock songs. His style of pop-rock has been stealing hearts all over the world through Youtube where his channel has received almost half a million views and is a member of the Awesomeness TV Network . Mike's music career quickly took off and now you can see him performing with numerous national acts. Mike's popularity, success, and talent are leading him to take over the music industry.

The Voice Audition: 
Music Videos:
Cool Kids - Echosmith (Mike Schiavo Acoustic Cover) 
Nobody Love - Tori Kelly (Mike Schiavo Acoustic Cover)