NEWS AND WHATNOT
ANNA ROSE REVIEW AND BOSTON/MONTREAL SHOWS 9/14/2011
Anna's cover of "My Body is a Cage" got a great review on Dysonsound.com. It's the first release on her forthcoming release. See it played live in Boston at the Ames Sessions at the Ames Hotel on September 20, and September 24 at the Pop Montreal International Music Festival, along with Arcade Fire, Chromeo, and many more!
STRATOSPHEERIUS TO PLAY NEARFEST 3/15/2011
Just got advance word that Stratospheerius will be joining the line-up for NEARfest 2011. NEARfest is one of the world's premier progressive rock festivals and features bands from all over the globe. Check out the NEARfest website for details.
THE PRIGS.COM 3/10/2011
Starting this weekend you'll be able to download all things Prigs for free at ThePrigs.com! We'll slowly be adding content and we're celebrating with an extended summer residency at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. Check my gig page for show dates.
GINA CATALINO SINGLE 3/6/2011
"Santa Barbara," the debut single from Gina Catalino's forthcoming record The Morning Always Shows Up, is now available on iTunes. You can listen to this beautiful tune for free on Gina's website.
F.D. ROCKS N.Y.C. 2/27/2011
Francis Dunnery's Fearless touring band returns with it's state-side debut! David Sancious, Tony Beard, Dorrie Jackson, and myself will be playing with Francis this Tuesday, March 1st at the Highline Ballroom. The U.K. tour was amazing and this is sure to be a great show. Get your tickets at the Highline Ballroom website.
ANNA ROSE 2/27/2011
We've just finished tracking with producer Kevin Salem, and these new jams are going to be totally sick. We had a great time recording Anna's new tunes and we're looking forward to playing them at her upcoming show. I'll keep you posted when the new record is released.
NEW YEAR, OLD HABITS 1/27/2011
Ok, so I'm pretty bad at the whole frequent update thing. Sorry. This new year I'm going to try and update my site more than four times a year. Stay tuned for new on some projects in the works.
T.B.H. DVD RELEASED 9/21/2010
The Louder Than Usual: Tall Blonde Helicopter DVD is finally available! The DVD and Bonus audio CD are available on Francis's website.
DUNNERY ANNOUNCES BAND LINEUP FOR THE U.K. FEARLESS TOUR 8/19/2010
"The band will consist of Jamie Bishop on bass guitar, David Sancious on keyboards, Tony Beard on drums and Dorie Jackson on backing vocals. The band will also be assisted electronically by Aquarian Nation artist John Gilmour Smith.
"This is a pretty intense band" says Dunnery "The Fearless CD stretches from beautiful textures to extremely aggressive fusion Rock music so I need a band who can stretch that far and remain authentic. You can't teach people this stuff, you either 'is' or you 'isn't' "
Dunnery teams up once again with 'New Progressives' bass player Jamie Bishop who has established himself as one of the best musicians on the New York session circuit. " Jamie's very musical and he always comes well prepared so I don't have to think much when we are rehearsing. He will fit in perfectly with this band. His bass playing is flawless"."
For more on this incredible band visit Dunnery's website.
PROCRASTINATION=LOTS OF EXCITING NEW HAPPENINGS
Oops. Can't believe I let 8 months go by without an update! Well I'll try to give a quick summation of what's been goin' down in Jamietown:
The Tall Blonde Helicopter DVD is now available for pre-order on Francis Dunnery's website! It's been in post-production for a while, but early reviews say the wait was worth it. I'm also excited to announce that I'll be joining Francis on his "Fearless" Tour in the U.K. this October. I'm working on a new tour dates page on which I'll be sure to post the tour schedule.
John's new record "Pigeon Vision" is finished, and will be released online soon. Check John's website for updates.
Anna's Debut LP "Nomad" is now available in stores and on iTunes. Check the gigs page for upcoming show dates.
The Prigs are soon going into the studio to begin work on a new EP. Those of you that keep asking for a recording of "Let's Make a Video" will soon have one. :)
So that's a bit of what's happening. I'll have a page up on this site soon with my tour and gig dates, I'm not really using Myspace much anymore. Myspace is so 2006 anyway.
FUTURE TIME 2010/L.A. ANNA ROSE SHOW/EICHLEAY RECORD
Happy New Year! 2010 is sure to be a great year since there were plenty of 80's sci-fi films that took place in 2010, meaning soon we'll be waist deep in time travel, aliens, spaceships, and gigs. We've just finished tracking basics for the forthcoming John Eichleay record here in NYC. West coasters can catch Anna Rose playing in L.A. at The Hotel Cafe this Tuesday January 12 at 7pm. Lots of other great stuff is in the works for 2010 (not time travel that I know of), so stay tuned.
ROBERT PLANT JOINS US ON STAGE!
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame joined us on stage to lend his vocals to "Calling To You," a tune of his we had been covering on tour and on the new record. It was an incredible end to an outstanding tour! Stay tuned for state-side dates with Dunnery.
UK TOUR WITH FRANCIS DUNNERY
Francis Dunnery's New Progressives tour starts tonight in the U.K. We've been rehearsing for the last couple days and the show is going to be incredible. Please look us up and catch a show near you if you're on this side of the pond in the coming weeks, it's not to be missed!
This Saturday October 3rd, The Prigs will appear on Fearless Music TV at 12:30 a.m. on Fox channel 5 in the NYC area. Tune, rock out, and then vote for us on the Fearless Music website. For channel listing outside of New York check:
AGUILAR ENDORSEMENT 7/14/09
I'm thrilled to be joining the wonderful musicians that comprise Aguilar's roster of endorsing artists. Aguilar is a superior amp company specializing in bass gear of the highest quality, based right here in NYC. Aguilar's website.