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2017

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Happy Happy 2017 everybody! We are so thankful to all of you for working with us in 2016, which was epic. Only to be surpassed by 2017, I suspect. There is so much in store for the new year. This week, agency head Phil Simon will be in NYC at APAP - let us know if you want to get together while you are there.

Announcement: it is with great pride that we announce the return of The Skatalites band to the Simon Says Booking roster. The band is by far the most influential ska and reggae band in history.

We are so proud to be working with The Last Waltz Live - a tribute to the final concert of The Band. We are seeking out smaller theaters and mid sized venues in the 300-650 capacity range at which to do this show. The Last Waltz Live is an amazing show in which the producers bring the house band and then work with promoters and local communities to fill out the cast featuring the best members of your Bella's in a bubblelocal music community. This provides a local draw and marketing angle in every market that they visit. The ability to charge a premium ticket exists, and local charities, advertisers and community members can all come together to help create an event not just for a night, but for your whole music community to be showcased.

We would like to congratulate Bella's Bartok on one of the most amazing shows we've ever thrown with a band, the Strange Ones' Ball at the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton, MA on NYE. This unique performance showcased the amazing creativity, energy, and flair of Bella's Bartok. The band was able to incorporate costumes, stage props, kinetic dancers, glitter, a giant hamster ball, and their own particular blend of chaotic mayhem to create a show that will never be forgotten by any who attended. Contact us immediately to book this band for the festival season, you will regret waiting. In January, Bella's is headed out on tour and will be visiting venues throughout the Mid Atlantic to the southeast and back.

We are already booking bands at festivals, concert series, and special events all over the country for the approaching season. There are dates already in place for ski areas throughout this winter. Do know that whether you have a need two days from now or 9 months down the road, we are already planning events. Get on board.

We have bands on tour all over the US in the coming months and year. Don't be shy, speak up to hook up.
Stone Church LogoSTONE CHURCH
5 Granite St
Newmarket NH
1.06 Freestones with Adam and the Flood
1.07 The Barnstormers
1.08 Barn Burners String Band
1.13 Mr Nick and the Dirty Tricks
1.13 Miss Fairchild with Sassquatch
1.14 Superfrog with Zeme Libre
1.15 Bluegrass Bureaux Cats
1.20 Noisebreaker
1.21 People Like You with Revibe
1.22 The Bowtie Bandits
1.27 Harsh Armadillo with Mister F
1.28 Gretchen & the Pickpockets with Analog Heart
1.29 The Opined Few

VENUE PROGRAMMING
We continue to offer venue programming for clubs of all shapes and sizes. Included in our venue programming is comprehensive marketing services, including social media and email marketing, along with publicity services. Hit us at phil@simonsaysbooking.com to discuss your venue programming needs.
PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT
Getting your music to stand out from the crowd takes a strong band brand, strategic planning and consistent execution. The Simon Says Publicity Department offers bands and musicians wrap-around marketing and publicity services that not only make the job of marketing your music easier, we make it more effective. We continue to offer bands traditional publicity services, most recently with clients like Roots of Creation and Rev Tor's "Last Waltz Live." We’ve also expanded to provide day-to-day band marketing implementation services, currently working with Max Creek, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Lovewhip, and Rebel Alliance.

The Simon Says Publicity Department is also available for comprehensive Band Branding and Marketing Plan projects. Most recently we finished a project with the PA-based freak funk band Dr. Slothclaw, and are currently working with solo artist Lisa Ellingsen, the Canada-based jam fusion outfit the Chameleon Project and Boston’s Jo Henley. Be sure to hit up Kara to find out how we can help you reach the next level! kara@simonsaysbooking.com

LMNR LogoIn the News, Beau Sasser's Escape Plan announce three show run in January, and Freekbass has a new single, signature bass, and tour dates. Show Reviews are in for Phish at Madison Square Garden. Jungle Jam festival is Previewed. We're seeking out new writers all the time, so please hit us at lmnandr at gmail dot com with your ideas. Traffic has radically increased lately, and we have been able to garner press passes for some contributors to get to shows they never thought possible. Consider the glory!

JANUARY SHOWS
THE ALCHEMYSTICS
1.20 Ocean Mist, S Kingston RI
1.21 Black Eyed Sally's, Hartford CT

BEAU SASSER'S ESCAPE PLAN
1.12 Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club, Bridgeport CT
1.13 Arch Street Tavern, Hartford CT
1.14 Rustic Barn and Pub, Troy NY

BELLA'S BARTOK
1.04 Martin's Downtown, Roanoke VA
1.05 The One Stop, Asheville NC
1.06 Murphy's, Boone NC
1.07 Preservation Pub, Knoxville TN
1.09 The Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
1.10 Blue Canoe Bar, Tupelo MS
1.12 The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
1.13 Soho, Columbus GA
1.14 Ashley Street Station, Valdosta GA
1.16 Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville FL
1.18 Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa FL
1.19 Terra Fermata, Stuart FL
1.20 The Social, Orlando FL
1.21 Congress Street Social Club, Savannah GA
1.22 The Purple Buffalo, Charleston SC
1.24 Juggling Gypsy, Wilmington NC
1.25 The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh NC
1.27 Purple Fiddle, Thomas WV
1.28 Sehkraft Brewing, Arlington VA
1.29 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA

BOX OF RAIN
1.14 State Theatre, State College PA

BROKEN ARROW
1.13 Infinity Hall, Norfolk CT
1.15 World Cafe Live, Wilmington DE

DAVE KELLER
12.02 Theodore's, Springfield MA

THE EQUALITES
1.14 The Green Door Pub, Stratton Mountain VT
1.21 Charlee Bravo's, Putnam CT

ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS
1.05 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT
1.13 The Back Page, Lowell MA
1.19 Sehkraft Brewing, Arlington VA
1.21 Thomas Street Tavern, Charlotte NC
1.23 Barley's Tap Room, Knoxville TN
1.25 O'Mainnin's Pub, Bristol TN
1.26 Douglas Corner, Nashville TN
1.28 Blue Canoe Bar, Tupelo MS
1.29 Huey's, Memphis TN

FLUX CAPACITOR
1.07 Keystone Lounge, Cedars PA
1.12 Garcia's at Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
1.13 Abbey Bar, Harrisburg PA
1.14 Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD
1.18 DROM, New York NY
1.19 Thunder Road, Somerville MA
1.20 Rustic Barn and Pub, Troy NY
1.21 Arch Street Tavern, Hartford CT
1.27 Bullfrog Brewery, Williamsport PA
1.28 Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg PA

FRANK VIELE
1.14 Ocean Mist, S Kingston RI

FREEVOLT
1.06 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH
FREEKBASS
1.06 Mousetrap, Indianapolis IN
1.07 Lamasco Bar and Grill, Evansville IN
1.12 Founder's Brewing Co, Grand Rapids MI
1.13 Old Crow Bar, Middletown OH

INSIDIOUS RAYS
1.24 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY

JOHN KADLECIK
1.07 Bright Box Theater, Winchester VA
1.13 Dante's Bar, Frostburg MD

LOVEWHIP
1.06 The Root Cellar, Greenfield MA
1.07 The Green Door Pub, Stratton Mountain VT
1.20 Pompei Lounge, Staunton VA
1.24 Preservation Pub, Knoxville TN
1.27 The East Room, Nashville TN
1.30 The Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis TN

MAX CREEK
1.20 American Beauty Bar, New York NY
1.21 The Met, Pawtucket RI

NATE MARTEL DUO
1.22 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

OLD SOUL REVIVAL
1.14 The Hermitage Club, Wilmington VT
1.20 Mexicali Live, Teaneck NJ

REBEL ALLIANCE
1.07 Grizzly's, Stratton VT
1.13 Red Square, Burlington VT

RICE-AN AMERICAN BAND
1.29 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

ROOTS OF CREATION
1.21 Empire Dine and Dance, Portland ME
1.28 Grizzly's, Stratton VT

ZEN TRICKSTERS
1.08 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY


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