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What is up music professionals! Thank you so much for working with us so much over the years, we truly appreciate it. Things are going crazy here as always and we have bands in every corner of the country ready for your events and open dates.

First off: we're proud to say that we are representing the newest project by Mark Karan, Tom Constanten, Robin Sylvester and Michael Falzarone and friends, called Live Dead Riders 69. The band contains members of the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ratdog and others to form an amazing band that can perform the music of NRPS and the Grateful Dead like nobody's business. The sound is classic, timeless and performed by some of the best musicians anywhere. Also available as Live Dead 69 or even the Airplane Family band (featuring some different members doing a recreation of Jefferson Airplane at their finest.) We are already booking major events for them around the country.

Amazing congratulations go out to Jocelyn & Chris Arndt who spent the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 on the Billboard AAA Top 40 (peaked at #35). We are booking them in the east for April through June, and then across the country in July and August. The band is already writing their new album which will be recorded sooner than later and we'd love to work with you. We're seeking April 20 or 21 to go with a confirmation, seeking NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, DE areas, and everywhere soon thereafter!

Black Masala has almost finished their latest recording and will be releasing it later in 2018. We are confirming dates throughout the East to go with festival plays already booked like Doahfest in VA and Strangecreek in MA. We've got needs in MD, DE, DC, VA and PA for March - May and then into the Midwest this summer as the band heads out on bigger tours.

The Alchemystics are in the midst of their busiest year in many. The ultimate survivors the band is cranking at full Force right now. We're seeking out options for May 2, 3, 5, 7-12 while the band is playing confirmed shows in NC and SC. Festival plays already abound for them and we'd love to bring them your way as we seek out more shows in New England, NY, PA, NJ and beyond.

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers continue their assault on the charts with prominent positions for months on the Blues, Jamband and Roots charts. We have plenty of avails from March through June in the northeast and a national tour to include the Midwest and beyond is on tap for August. Hit up for your routing ideas.

John Kadlecik is trekking his way across the US with his solo Acousti'Lectric show, tours with the John Kadlecik Band (currently featuring Jay Lane from Ratdog and Primus on drums, Wavy Dave from cornmeal on bass and Benjie P from Keller's Grateful Gospel on keys) and select shows as Golden Gate Wingmen. We're seeking solo show opportunities March 31 in western LA or TX, April 3-4 in NM and AZ, and perhaps more shows routing to OH for his festival performance outside of Cleveland April 20 and 21 (Seeking April 19, 22). More solo opportunities exist for May on both coasts and full band opportunities exist for June 6 - 25 range. We're also actively seeking out summer festival and events opportunities.

Start Making Sense are back! After their annual hiatus the band is raring and recharged and heading out for extensive show dates. Their tour schedule is full through pretty much September 1 and we'll begin to book Fall extensively starting now. Additionally, three of the band members (the brothers Braun and the incomparable Jenny Founds) have launched an originals project called Ruby Dear that we'll be seeking out dates for including June 14th and beyond. Seeking out NYE and other options to define the touring prospects for Fall. One summer need: Colorado dates to go with ARISE festival in early August.

Max Creek
are proud to be celebrating their 47th anniversary this Spring and sold out the Levon Helm barn in a matter of days for one of their four Creekiversary shows. We've got a few dates left for their summer appearances (seeking out mainly festival and concert series opportunities,) and we'll be planning out venue appearances for the Fall shortly.

The Skatalites are back and hitting tour dates in the USA. We're booking shows in the East this Spring (seeking options for April and late May through July). We are then looking at national touring this Fall and we can book them most anywhere for your events seeking out the original providers of ska and reggae.

Flux Capacitor
are hitting the festivals hard with confirmations already in place for Peach festival and more. The band is touring consistently throughout the Northeast and is anxious to hit other areas. Most of Spring is booked but we've got sporadic avails here and there. Summer tour planning is underway and we'd love to bring them to your event.

rice - an American Band is starting to hit their stride. The band features Simon Says booking team members Phil Simon and Steve Benson and features some of the best musicians in the Pioneer Valley of MA. Already booked for Strangecreek, Jerry Jam, and Harry's Hill this summer, and adding to their ski resort history in Mt Snow, Sugarloaf and Stratton the upcoming Dazed and Defrosted event at Killington will be the latest slopes to be shredded by the sounds of rice. Check out the band's first self made video here here, or hear their original live material material here. The band is seeking out new venues, events and series plays in New England.
LMNR Logo In the News, Winter String Jamboree, Rebels of the Sacred Heart, Tragedy plays New Haven, and Keller Williams tour. Many Reviews are in, including The Marcus King Band, Doyle at Blackthorn 51, Portugal - the Man Strand Theatre, Railroad Earth at Infinity Music Hall, and Neal Morse at Club Passim. ARISE Music Festival is in Festival Previews. Swift Technique is in the Band Spotlight. In Artist Review, Colorway and rice-An American Band were at Hawks & Reed.

We're seeking out new writers all the time, so please hit us at 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!

We continue to offer venue programming for clubs of all shapes and sizes. Included in our venue programming is comprehensive marketing services, such as social media and email marketing, along with publicity services. Hit us at to discuss your venue programming needs.

Meet our publicity maven, Kelly Drew. Kelly is working hard with clients in all aspects of publicity and marketing.

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 Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Kwame Binea, the Big Takeover, and Rev Tor's "Last Waltz Live." We’ve also expanded to provide day-to-day band marketing implementation services, currently working with Swift Technique, the Skatalites, Max Creek, the Alchemystics, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Lovewhip, and Woody & the 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 Heart-Centered Kirtan, Fire in the Field, and crossover tribute Steal Your Peach Band, fusing together the music of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band.

Be sure to hit up Kelly to find out how we can help you reach the next level!

TRIBUTE BANDS APLENTY! Deadbeat has New England on lock down and has some avails to end 2017 and into winter and spring of 18. Bob Marley tribute band, Duppy Conquerors, is spreading their wings and bringing Nesta's message to folks all over the northeast. The Last Waltz Live is recreating one of the most significant concerts and concert films in history, and we have an innovative plan that involves musicians from your region to help populate the cast and the audience. And we have more options for you, too including tributes to the Allman Brothers, a Dead / Allmans mashup, and tributes to David Bowie and more.

Swift Technique is probably still hung over from the Philadelphia NFL championship celebrations, and their funky sound is likely the cure for whatever ails y'all. The band is hitting some tour dates with Start Making Sense supporting in amazing venues all over the east. We've got them May 4 and 5 in SC and NC and we'll be seeking out options for additional tour dates for them to route down and back. The band is busting their way into markets all over the northeast and they are ready to funk you up.

Freekbass has his own album dropping in 2018 with an amazing Grammy award winning production team. We're seeking March 23 to route to Georgia and we have him New England for Organic Smiles. This easy to use funk outfit is ready to go crazy. We're seeking out the funkiest events for summer touring. Get on board.

TreeHouse! is doing tour dates with Iya Terra in March, hitting festivals and club dates in the Midwest from the end of June into July and are bringing their progressive reggae to the people.

Check back often for more updates on our ever expanding roster.

3.01 The Funky Buddha, Boca Raton FL
3.02 Churchill's, Miami FL
3.03 Respectable Street, W Palm Beach FL
3.04 Nighthawks, Jacksonville FL
3.08 The Hummingbird, Macon GA
3.09 Elliot Street Deli & Pub, Atlanta GA
3.10 Asheville Music Hall, Asheville NC
3.11 Petra's, Charlotte NC
3.13 Golden Pony, Harrisonburg VA
3.16 Mercury Lounge, New York NY
3.17 Arch Street Tavern, Hartford CT
3.23 Higher Ground, S Burlington VT
3.24 The Recovery Lounge, Upper Jay NY
3.30 Performance & Arts Center, Rochester NH
3.31 Port City Music Hall, Portland ME

3.02 The Haunt, Ithaca NY
3.03 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA
3.09 Daryl's House, Pawling NY
3.15 Cafe 210 West, State College PA
3.16 Tally Ho, Leesburg VA
3.23 Stage One, Fairfield CT
3.24 Havana, New Hope PA
3.29 Bell's Eccentric Cafe & Brewery, Kalamazoo MI
3.30 House of Blues, Chicago IL
3.31 The Ready Room, St Louis MO

3.24 Mt Snow, Dover VT

3.01 Middle East, Cambridge MA
3.02 Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club, Bridgeport CT
3.03 River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains PA
3.08 Riverwalk, Nashua NH
3.09 Hawks and Reed, Greenfield MA
3.10 The Hungry Tiger, Manchester CT
3.16 Sprout Music Collective, W Chester PA
3.17 Bullfrog Brewery, Williamsport PA

Green Parrot, Key West FL
2 Nights at Funk Fest, Punta Gorda FL
2 Nights at Funk Fest, Punta Gorda FL
Dunedin Brewery, Dunedin FL
3.10 V Club, Huntington WV
3.16 First Ave & 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN w/PTF
3.17 Granite Peak Ski Area, Wausau WI
3.24 The Loft, Columbus GA

3.16 118 North, Wayne PA
3.17 Arch Street Tavern, Hartford CT
3.24 Martin's Downtown, Roanoke VA
3.31 Clementine Cafe, Harrisonburg VA

3.21 The Hamilton, Washington DC
3.22 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA
3.23 Rock n Roll Resort, Kerhonkson NY
3.24 Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg PA

3.09 Abbey Bar, Harrisburg PA
3.24 Gypsy Sally's, Washington DC

3.16 The Burren, Somerville MA
3.17 Harlow's, Peterborough NH

3.24 Grumpy's, Falmouth MA
3.29 Riverwalk, Nashua NH

3.23 Red Square, Burlington VT

3.17 Bull Mansion, Worcester MA

3.02 Windsor Station, Windsor VT
3.08 The Pickle Barrel, Killington VT

3.10 River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains PA

3.31 Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport CT

3.16 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
Capitol theater, Port Chester NY
Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe PA
1904 Music Hall, Jacksonville FL
Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton FL
Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton FL
Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa FL
High Dive, Gainesville FL
Music Farm, Columbia SC
The Pourhouse, Charleston SC
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh NC
The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
The Blind Tiger, Greensboro NC
5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke VA
One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA
Last Concert Cafe, Houston TX

3.04 Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs NY

3.02 Higher Ground, S Burlington VT
3.03 Grizzly's, Stratton VT

3.02 The Haunt, Ithaca NY
3.03 Funk n Waffles, Rochester NY
3.08 Java Barn, Canton NY
3.09 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse NY
3.10 Arch Street Tavern, Hartford CT
3.16 Milkboy, Philadelphia PA
3.17 Abbey Bar, Harrisburg PA
3.24 private event

3.14 Pirates Cove, N Myrtle Beach SC
3.16 Tiki Hut at the Beach House, Hilton Head Island SC
3.17 Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach FL
Shaka's Live, Virginia Beach VA
Motorco Music Hall, Durham NC
Salvage Station, Asheville NC
Kenny's Alley, Atlanta GA
3.30 Strange Brew Pub, Norwich CT
4.01 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

3.03 Snowshoe Lodge, Montgomery Center VT
3.08 Gardner Ale House, Gardner MA
3.12 Time Out Pub, Rockland ME
3.31 Grizzly's, Stratton VT

3.10 Electric Haze, Worcester MA
3.23 Snow Barn at Mt Snow, Dover VT
3.31 Green Door Pub, Stratton Mountain VT

3.15 Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen NJ

3.02 Tally Ho, Leesburg VA

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