Video: Christian Beach – Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band cover)

My friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach (with Gorgo on mandolin), recorded a cover of The Band's "Christmas Must Be Tonight" for a holiday compilation CD from Main Man Records called "Santa's Soundtrack for the Happenin' Holidaze" that was released last year. I put together a little video to accompany the song so Christian could share that … Continue reading Video: Christian Beach – Christmas Must Be Tonight (The Band cover)

Another reworked song from my past…”Domination”

Back in the summer of 1989, my friend Christian Beach and I were in a misguided -- but well-intentioned -- synthesizer-based rap outfit called TMC+The New Generation that was the brainchild of a rapper from Asbury Park, NJ. I've often described this band as something like Depeche Mode-meets-Run DMC...but not in a good way. Of … Continue reading Another reworked song from my past…”Domination”

Revisiting my musical past: “Don’t Lose The Groove”

You might recall that a couple of months ago, I entered a "best piano/keyboard performance" contest on a web site called TalentTrove.com. I came in second place by one or two votes, mostly because the rules said one date was the final day of voting while the voting system itself was set to end 2 … Continue reading Revisiting my musical past: “Don’t Lose The Groove”

Another gig this weekend…

I will be playing accordion for my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach, when he performs at Twisted Tree Cafe in Asbury Park, NJ, on Friday, June 19, at 9:45 p.m. The performance is part of the annual Wave Gathering Festival, which features more than 175 artists appearing at more than two dozen venues throughout Asbury … Continue reading Another gig this weekend…

Reminder: Christian Beach CD release party this Friday

As mentioned earlier on this blog, I will be part of the backing band for my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach, when he takes to the stage at The Saint (601 Main St.) in Asbury Park, NJ, this Friday night as he celebrates the recent release of his self-titled, solo CD. Joining in the festivities … Continue reading Reminder: Christian Beach CD release party this Friday

Christian Beach’s CD release party @ The Saint, 4/10/09

Mark your calendars for April 10...not only is it my wonderful girlfriend's birthday, but my friend Christian Beach will be celebrating the recent release of his self-titled CD with a show at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. I will once again be part of Christian's backing band, helping out on organ and accordion, as … Continue reading Christian Beach’s CD release party @ The Saint, 4/10/09

“Christian Beach” CD now available on iTunes!

Christian Beach's self-titled CD is now available on iTunes, so if that is your preferred online music retailer, you may sample Christian's music and buy it there. Purchase "Christian Beach" on iTunes. There may be another Christian Beach-related announcement here over the next couple of days...be on the lookout for that.

YouTube Playlist: Christian Beach @ The Strand, 2/7/09

Here is the YouTube playlist of Christian Beach's complete set at the Strand Theater gallery on Feb. 7, 2009, as part of the CD release party for "A Few Uneven Rhymes - A Tribute to Winter Hours." Enjoy! (And thanks to Alison for capturing the video with my Flip mino!) more about "YouTube Playlist: Christian … Continue reading YouTube Playlist: Christian Beach @ The Strand, 2/7/09

“Christian Beach” CD now available on CD Baby

It's finally here...the self-titled, solo CD from my good friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach! "Christian Beach" is now available for sale at CDBaby.com, where you can also listen to 30-second samples of each of the album's 12 tracks. And here's a fun fact for you: I designed the CD artwork around a photo by Charlie Pranio, … Continue reading “Christian Beach” CD now available on CD Baby

Christian Beach (with yours truly) to perform at The Strand in Lakewood, NJ, on Feb. 7

My friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach, will be bringing his band to the stage for a four-song set at the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ, on Saturday, February 7, 2009. I will be part of the backing band, playing organ and accordion. The set will be part of Main Man Records' CD release party for … Continue reading Christian Beach (with yours truly) to perform at The Strand in Lakewood, NJ, on Feb. 7