4th Annual Tony Packes Memorial 11/11/2022 @ Lucy’s, Pleasantville, NY

  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2022

    4th Annual Anthony Packes Memorial

    6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Lucy's
    446 Bedford Rd
    Pleasantville, NY 10570

    $20 Donation Recommended

    The family and friends of Anthony Packes are at it again! We cordially invite you to join us for our annual tribute event in his memory, on November 11, 2022 at Lucy’s in Pleasantville, NY.
     
    The artist lineup includes past performers at our annual show, including friends/bandmates of Anthony over the years.
     
    $20 recommended at the door (donation to Tony’s only son, Paulie’s education fund).
     
    Looking forward to seeing you!

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Live 9/22/2022: The Music of Pink Floyd

Fri 29 Apr 2022

Cafe Wha?

115 Macdougal St.
B
etween W. 3rd and Bleecker
New York, NY 10012

SUBWAY – W4th STATION
A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains

$15 advance, $18 day of show

Doors: 6:00 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

Join us for a special night of the music of Pink Floyd feat. JT Curtis (of Broadway’s LET IT BE) who will be leading a tribute through the band’s biggest hits from “Dark Side of The Moon,” “Pompeii” and others– deep tracks and greatest hits alike. Also feat. James Preston & Hector Lopez of Macwood Fleet, and Dino Covelli of the Ricky Blues Band.

ALL AGES – there is a 2 item minimum per person 21+ for this event. For those under 21, there is a $25 pre-fixe menu requirement purchase per person that includes one entree item and unlimited soft drinks.

Live 4/29/2022: The Music of Pink Floyd feat. JT Curtis

Fri 29 Apr 2022

Cafe Wha?

115 Macdougal St.
B
etween W. 3rd and Bleecker
New York, NY 10012

SUBWAY – W4th STATION
A, B, C, D, E, F, M trains

$15 advance, $18 day of show

Doors: 5:30 PM
Show: 6:30 PM

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd acclaimed concert film, Live at Pompeii, JT Curtis (of Broadway’s LET IT BE) will be leading a tribute through the band’s famous live set at the Pompeii amphitheater, including their magnum opus “Echoes.” The band will also be performing songs from the album Pink Floyd was recording at the time the film was being made, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. Also featuring James Preston and Hector Lopez of Macwood Fleet and Dino Covelli of the Ricky Blues Band.

ALL AGES – there is a 2 item minimum per person 21+ for this event.

For those under 21, there is a $25 pre-fixe menu requirement purchase per person that includes one entree item and unlimited soft drinks.

Live w/ Ricky Blues Band 5/29/2021

  • Sat
    29
    May
    2021

    Live Show w/ Ricky Blues Band: "You're a Miracle: A Tribute to Rochelle Gambino"

    4:00pm – 7:00pm

    THE GRANDSTAND
    197 Grand St
    Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

    21+ ID Required
    $10 Suggested Donation
    Tickets and more info: 914-497-1284

    You’re a Miracle: A Tribute to Rochelle Gambino

    What: The 12th Annual Redo! A month long celebration & fundraiser towards the CHHS Memorial Music Award.

    • Raffles
    • Music
    • Vendors

    When: Every Saturday & Sunday in May from 4–7pm in the backyard of The Grandstand.

    Ricky Blues Band is:

    • Ricky “Hendri” Blues: Vocals, Guitar
    • John “Pieth” Packes: Guitar, Vocals
    • Dino “The Chameleon” Covelli: Bass, Vocals
    • Greg “Monith” Saracino: Drums, Percussion, Vocals

New Album: That New Life

It is with the utmost pride and excitement that I can finally announce the release of That New Life’s self-titled debut LP, out now on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and other popular streaming services!

Stream The Album Here

Notes

For me, this project started in late 2019 when rhythm tracks were delivered to me and I began the process of tracking Rich Berta on guitars, keyboards, and vocals. Rich is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, session player, and live performer in the New York Tri-State area. We’ve been jamming together for years, but this project focused on recording and producing his original songs. It was a complete pleasure for me to work on this project. Rich brought nine beautifully written songs to the table, and I took pleasure in the process of bringing them to life.

That New Life cover art

I began the mixing process while we were still in the tracking phase, which helped provide the direction of ‘the sound’ we were beginning to develop; indie rock with prog influences and a retro vibe.

The songs were mainly written for guitar or piano and vocal, so to flesh out the songs further it seemed natural to add classic instruments like retro synths, and electric pianos like the Wurlitzer and the Rhodes. We built upon these textures with layered vocals and harmonies until all the pieces fit together.

With the pleasure of a self-imposed release deadline, we took the time we felt necessary to settle on the production choices and getting the mixes to our liking. We released early ‘work-in-progress’ mixes of “Grow Back” and “Easier” as singles back in July and August, respectively. The final mixes of these songs fit more cohesively with the rest of the album as a whole.

For me this brings a happy ending to an historically awful year. We hope this album brings you comfort and joy as we soon begin 2021. Enjoy!