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June 2018

Happy Summer everyone! Thank you so much for supporting live music all over the world! We are so happy to be working with the highest quality musicians on the planet and with all of you to bring the best shows to fans.

Englishtown Project picWe're so pleased to announce that we are now representing the brand new band, The Englishtown Project. The band contains members of New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Zen Tricksters, Dead Center All Stars, JamStampede, Hot Tuna, Max Creek, and many others. The theme is a band that combines all three bands from the famed Englishtown Raceway 1977 show: the Marshall Tucker Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Grateful Dead. These amazing players are performing the music of all three bands and their premier at the Brooklyn Bowl had hundreds of fans craving more. We are already confirming dates, so come on down to Englishtown.

We are also honored to be working with one of the most historic bands in the history of reggae music, Third World. They are touring all over the globe and we're confirming dates from coast to coast in North America. We have random routing options in California in early August, late July in the upper Midwest, and in the future everywhere!

Start Making Sense has become the #1 Talking Heads tribute band on the planet and we are so proud of the work we have done together as their exclusive agents for over five years now. Only a few select dates are left for the Fall and we're confirming shows from coast to coast for them. 2019 will be a banner year and we're setting records at venues across the land.

The Skatalites are the first ska band and among the most historic reggae and ska bands of all time and after 54 years they are still going strong. We are currently routing a national tour with shows from coast to coast in November. We're confirming dates in TX, CA, IL, MI and beyond and will be building end of OCT into early NOV in the East.

Arndt picWe're almost done booking the summer tour for Jocelyn & Chris Arndt who hit Billboard AAA Top 40 gold in 2018 and will be releasing their new album in JAN of 2019. We're seeking California options for AUG 25-27, then 28 and 29 heading east toward a show in Des Moines, and then it's back east! We're looking to book fall throughout the east, and then starting January the band will be on tour full time. The most professional team is installed for radio and publicity and the next album will see them cracking into the top of the Billboard charts, we're sure of it.

Max Creek are going strong in their 47th year together and Fall is almost complete already with a few select dates left in NOV and DEC including NYE. From there we will continue booking winter 2019.

The Alchemystics are having their best year ever in 2018 with festival, college, concert series and club plays all over the East Coast. We've got plenty of room for your event though this summer. Their unique blend of soul, reggae and hip hop is authentic and boundary breaking.

Flux Capacitor are all over the festival scene and we have plenty of room for your event too. They just crushed it at Strangecreek and Domefest, are on their way to Peach festival with numerous regional events and festivals all over the East. C'mon now, let's Flux it up!

Swift Technique picSwift Technique is fast becoming the band to watch. Their late night performance at Strangecreek in the cabin on SAT night was phenomenal, and legions of new fans are coming on line every moment.

Freekbass scooped up over 10k hits to their new video for Love in Your Pocket featuring special guest Sammi Garett of Turkuaz on vocals. Freekbass and Sammi are booking some dates together and Freekbass is hitting everywhere from coast to coast right now.

TreeHouse! is currently booking an ambitious tour from SC to the west and back. Combining forces with their friends out west and touring to areas familiar and new, with new music and videos at the ready, TreeHouse! is ready to rock it with you.

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers are celebrating their critically acclaimed second album on Vizz Tone Records and are touring out to the Midwest and back in August. We're actively booking Fall right now for the Norhtheast and the Mid Atlantic.

Black Masala have a new album out in September and they are touring all over this summer. Rock Paper Scissors have come on board to provide publicity and support for the record and we'll be visiting new and familiar markets throughout the Fall for them.

TRIBUTE BANDS are on fire here with us with tributes to Bob Marley: Duppy Conquerors, TOOL: Schism, the Grateful Dead: Deadbeat and JamStampede and Rainbow Full of Sound, plus mashups like the aforementioned Englishtown Project, and Steal Your Peach Band, plus the Last Waltz who are recreating that historic concert with regional and local guests.


In the News, TreeHouse! tour dates, Umphrey's McGee's surprise album, Mountain Sky Grateful for Spring, Phish tour dates, and more. Reviews are in for Strangecreek Thursday and Friday nights, Trivium at the Webster, Third World with Alchemystics at Hawks & Reed, Lucius at first UU Church, The Threads at Bowery Ballroom, and more. Freekbass is in the Band Spotlight.

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!

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, Woody & the Rebel Alliance, Mike Montrey Band, Michael Falzarano and the Englishtown Project, and more. 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, our publicity maven, to find out how we can help you reach the next level!
  6.16 Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Festival, Russell MA
  6.22 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH
  6.23 Harry Brown's Farm, Starks ME
  6.24 Governor's Inn, Rochester NH
  6.29 The Hungry Tiger, Manchester CT
  6.30 Electric Haze, Worcester MA

  6.28 Boat Cruise, New York NY

  6.22 Harry Brown's Farm, Starks ME

6.07 The Camel, Richmond VA
6.08 Thomas Street Tavern, Charlotte NC
6.09 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Mills River NC
6.15 Yards Park concert series, Washington DC
6.16 Queen Theater, Wilmington DE
6.22 123 Pleasant St, Morgantown WV
6.23 University of Charleston Wine & All That Jazz Festival, Charleston WV
6.29 The Modern, Fridays at Fort Totten, Washington DC
6.30 The Suondry, Columbia MD
7.01 Sunday Summer Concerts in the Park, McLean VA

  6.02 Mock Crest Tavern, Portland OR

  6.22 The Loft, Milford NH

  6.23 Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater VT
  6.30 4th of July Celebration, Franklin MA

  6.29 The Perfect Wife, Manchester VT

6.01 The Port Hunter, Edgartown MA
6.02 The Port Hunter, Edgartown MA
6.08 The Next Page, Weymouth MA
6.09 Madison Square Park Big Apple BBQ, New York NY
6.15 Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club, Bridgeport CT
6.16 Joe's Jazz and Blues Fest, Somerville MA
6.22 Harry Brown's Farm, Starks ME
6.28 Rock the Block!, Cohoes NY
6.29 NY State Blues Festival, Syracuse NY
6.30 Rose Arts Festival, Norwich CT
7.01 Governor's Inn, Rochester NH

  6.02 Twilight concert series, Kutztown PA
  6.08 Flour City Station, Rochester NY
  6.22 Hawks and Reed, Greenfield MA
  6.23 15th Annual Sourland Music Festival, Hillsborough NJ
  6.24 Al's Diamond Cabaret, Reading PA
  6.29 Dante's Bar, Frostburg MD
  6.30 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH

6.01 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
6.02 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
6.08 Mousetrap, Indianapolis IN
6.16 West Virginia Day Fest, Charles Town WV
6.29 PigMania, Hilliard OH
6.30 Maypop Music & Arts Festival, Turtletown TN

  6.09 Beau's Bar, Greenlawn NY

  6.01 Red Square, Burlington VT
  6.02 Rockwood Music Hall, New York NY
  6.15 Mountain Jam, Hunter NY
  6.16 the Vault at Greasy Luck Brewery, New Bedford MA
  6.23 Harry Brown's Farm, Starks ME
  6.29 Triumph Brewing Company, New Hope PA

  6.01 Music on the Mothership, El Prado NM
  6.02 Music on the Mothership, El Prado NM
  6.03 Music on the Mothership, El Prado NM
  6.08 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA
  6.09 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA
  6.21 Gypsy Sally's, Washington DC
  6.22 Gypsy Sally's, Washington DC
  6.23 Gypsy Sally's, Washington DC
  6.24 Gypsy Sally's, Washington DC

  6.08 Daryl's House, Pawling NY
  6.09 Hygienic Park, New London CT
  6.10 Madison Square Park Big Apple BBQ, New York NY

  6.16 The Loft, Milford NH

6.17 Ziontific, Stockbridge VT
6.29 The Loft, Milford NH

  6.08 Sonia's, Cambridge MA
  6.09 Bayside Bowl, Portland ME

  6.09 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

  6.01 River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains PA
  6.02 Cohoes Music Hall, Chooes NY
  6.08 The Haunt, Ithaca NY
  6.15 Boat Cruise, New York NY
  6.16 Queen Theater, Wilmington DE
  6.22 Port City Music Hall, Portland ME
  6.23 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
  6.30 The Hamilton, Washington DC

  6.23 Long Trail Century Ride, Bridgewater VT

  6.01 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE Backyard Bash
  6.02 Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg VA Rock the River
  6.08 Union Street Station
  6.09 Union Street Station
  6.14 Canterbury Beachland Park, Cleveland OH
  6.15 Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival, Parkersburg WV
  6.16 Beardfest 3, Hammonton NJ
  6.22 Port City Music Hall, Portland ME
  6.23 Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA

  6.02 Red Square, Burlington VT
  6.03 The Parlor, Providence RI

  6.28 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN
  6.30 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN

  6.08 Acoustic Cafe, Bridgeport CT

6.09 Wahoo's, Murrell's Inlet SC
6.21 Venkman's, Atlanta GA
6.22 Lamasco Bar and Grill, Evansville IN
6.25 Preservation Pub, Knoxville TN
6.26 Preservation Pub, Knoxville TN
6.27 Stanley's, Cincinnati OH
6.28 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
6.29 Zane Shawnee Caverns Festival of Fire, Bellefontaine OH
6.30 Zane Shawnee Caverns Festival of Fire, Bellefontaine OH
7.01 Maypop Music and Arts Festival, Turtletown TN
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