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.

Selected Venues

Anthology, Rochester, NY
Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
Cervantes, Denver, CO
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, NY
Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
Infinity Music Hall, Hartford, CT
Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC
Martyr’s, Chicago, IL
Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
Mr Small’s Funhouse, Pittsburgh, PA
Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland, OH
Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
The Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
The Hamilton, Washington, DC
The Paradise, Boston, MA
The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
The Wilbur, Boston, MA
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Velvet Underground, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA

College Performances

Skidmore College (NY)
St Lawrence University (NY)
U of North Carolina
U of Rochester (NY)

Upcoming Shows

  • 11/24/17 Rochester, NY at Anthology
  • 11/25/17 Hamden, CT at Outer Space
  • 11/29/17 Harrisonburg, VA at Clementine Cafe
  • 11/30/17 Asheville, NC at The Grey Eagle
  • 12/01/17 Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theater

Festivals played

Aura Festival (FL)
Bella Terra (NY)
Electric Love Fest (NY)
Fairport Music & Food Festival (NY)
Frendly Gathering (VT)
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (New Brunswick Canada)
Heavyfest (VT)
Jam on the Sands (NJ)
Lilac Festival (NY)
Mountain Sky (PA)
Musikfest (PA)
Old 78 Farm (MA)
Rocking on the River (NY)
Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (VA)
Roscoe Burger Fest (IL)
Share Fest (PA)
Shocktop Oyster Festival (IL)
Stir Fry Music Revival (PA)
Taste of Kalamazoo (MI)
Wormtown (MA)

Contact

Booking
Phil Simon
978-544-5110
Phil@simonsaysbooking.com

Contact
Jon Braun
startmakingsense1@gmail.com

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