Start Making Sense

Bethlehem, PA

Start Making Sense are selling out rooms throughout the eastern half of the United States. This band is a huge hit as the Talking Heads are never on tour, and the band's amazing dedication to the music and fun loving attitude has proven to be a favorite at clubs and festivals.

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career, including songs Talking Heads never performed live! Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, some have said this is the closest thing you'll get to seeing Talking Heads again.

Festivals played

Aura Festival (FL)
Bella Terra (NY)
Electric Love Fest (NY)
Fairport Music & Food Festival (NY)
Fall Down Festival (CT)
Heavyfest (VT)
Heritage Day Festival (PA)
Mountain Sky (PA)
Musikfest (PA)
Old 78 Farm (MA)
Rocking on the River (NY)
Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (VA)
Share Fest (PA)
Shocktop Oyster Festival (IL)
Stir Fry Music Revival (PA)
Taste of Kalamazoo (MI)
Wormtown (MA)


Phil Simon

Jon Braun

Upcoming Shows

  • 07/21/17 Pawling, NY at Daryl’s House
  • 07/21/17 Jim Thorpe, PA at Mauch Chunk Opera House
  • 07/29/17 Scranton, PA at Arts on the Square
  • 08/04/17 Saratoga Springs, NY at Putnam Den
  • 09/01/17 S Kingston, RI at Ocean Mist

Selected Venues

Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA SOLD OUT (Dec 2015)
Infinity Music Hall, Hartford, CT
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Cervante's, Denver, CO
Sheffield Garden Walk, Chicago, IL
Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
Senvest, Brooklyn, NY
The Hamilton, Washington, DC
Irving Plaza, New York, NY
The Ardmore, Ardmore, PA
Volume, Knoxville, TN
39 North, Atlantic, NJ
Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC
The Paradise, Boston, MA
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
The Wilbur, Boston, MA
Velvet Underground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA

College Performances

U of Rochester (NY)
Skidmore College (NY)
U of NC
St Lawrence University (NY)

In the News

SMS Press Photo


Stage Plot

Input List