JULY 2018
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Summer is here, and live music is as hot as can be. Simon Says Booking has bands all over the country, and we are so pleased to be working with you all.

bm Black Masala is gearing up to release their new album this fall and have hired Rock Paper Scissors for an aggressive publicity campaign for all shows in that time frame. We've heard the cuts and seen the new video that is being prepared, and you will be blown away. We are looking to book as many shows as possible from SEP - NOV to take advantage of the buzz on this new release.

We are pleased to announce our latest signing, Tool tribute band Schism. The band is the longest running tribute to Tool, and is the only tribute band endorsed by Tool. Depending on the budget, the band can do anything from a 2-4 hour show to assembling full tribute events, to adding in multimedia, aerialists and other performers. The band is top notch, and we're excited to be bringing them to you.

Freekbass is gearing up for a run of a few shows with Sammi Garett from Turkuaz. Their video and single together is getting great traction, and we're looking to book a series of shows using Sammi as a featured artist with Freekbass & the Bump Assembly. Freekbass is also touring regularly, and we're looking to set down as many shows as possible, and he often brings another singer with him, too. Check out the video for Love in your Pocket which reached over 11k views in just a couple of months. New singles and videos are about to drop.

smsStart Making Sense has only a couple of dates left for the entirety of 2018, and we'll be turning our attention toward 2019 here shortly. SEP 22 in the northeast, NOV 10 and the weekend of NOV 30/DEC 1 for a possible run to the southeast. The nation's #1 tribute to the Talking Heads is only playing a few shows this summer, but have been doing amazing numbers nationally. Check out their progress in Pollstar. Spring 2019 will see them visiting new markets, including possibly the Pacific Northwest and more.

Another new band for us is the Englishtown Project which features Michael Falzarano of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hot Tuna and Arlo Guthrie's touring band plus members of the Zen Tricksters and Jam Stampede, Assembly of Dust, Dead Center All Stars, and many others. The band on two set shows does one set of Marshall Tucker Band and New Riders, and then a set of the Grateful Dead. Monster one set mashup shows are also possible. Check out this feature article on the band.

John Kadlecik is continuing his improvisational guitar renaissance show- performing his solo acousti'Lectric show, as the John Kadlecik Band, in all star outfits like Golden Gate Wingmen and Fellowship of the Wing, and as a guest artist with Everyone Orchestra, Oteil and Friends, and Melvin Seals and JGB. He has let us know that he has recently done some recording with Jay Lane, Benjie Porecki and Robin Sylvester, so hopefully we'll have new music to show you here soon! We are looking for last minute west coast solo opportunities in July, and throughout summer and into fall.

Progressive reggae artists TreeHouse! are in the midst of a never ending tour that is going to take them from coast to coast. They will be visiting new markets in the Pacific NW, California, and everywhere in between their SC home base and parts unknown. The new singles and video are getting a lot of attention. In the three weeks since it's release, the new video for Prayer for the Day has garnered some 20k hits. Big things await this great band.

LIVE MUSIC NEWS & REVIEW

In the News, Eric Lee Album Release, Lez Zeppelin at Hawks and Reed, Ocean Alley at Mercury Lounge, and tons more. Show Reviews consist of Ocean Alley at Mercury Lounge, Scarlet Sails, and Umphrey's McGee at Stone Pony Summer Stage, and many more. Floydfest is Previewed. The Englishtown Project is in the Band Spotlight.

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

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 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! kelly@simonsaysbooking.com.

JULY SHOWS

7.15 Boat Cruise, New York NY

BELLA'S BARTOK
7.03 Hive Jive Music Series JamFam Campout, Candia NH
7.14 Green River Festival, Greenfield MA

7.06 Jazz in the Garden, Washington DC
7.13 Main Street Music Series, Cortland NY
7.14 Abbey Bar, Harrisburg PA
7.17 The 8X10, Baltimore MD
7.27 Doahfest, Luray VA
7.30 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
7.31 Events on the Plaza, Libertyville IL

7.03 private event

7.12 B Town Sounds concert series, Burlington WI
7.28 Navy Pier, Chicago IL

7.12 Town Hall concert series, Newbury NH
7.14 Fruitlands Museum Bravehearts Bike Ride & Family Day, Harvard MA

7.07 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park NJ

7.07 Saturdays in the Square, Stratton VT
7.08 Governor's Inn Reggae Festival, Rochester NH
7.11 Jumpin' in July concert series, Plattsburgh NY
7.21 Stratton Mountain, Stratton VT

7.04 private event
7.14 Newburyport Blues Cruise, Newburyport MA
7.15 Southbridge Summer concert series, Southbridge MA
7.21 Snipes Farm Bucks County Blues Society R&B Picnic, Morrisville PA

FLUX CAPACITOR
7.05 The Hungry Tiger, Manchester CT
7.06 The Port Hunter, Edgartown MA
7.07 The Port Hunter, Edgartown MA
7.11 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
7.12 The New Dodge Lounge, Hamtramck MI
7.13 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
7.14 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
7.18 Downtown Alive concert series, Reading PA
7.19 Home Grown Cafe, Newark DE
7.21 Peach Festival, Scranton PA
7.27 Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
7.28 Four Seasons Brewing Company Jambrewzle, Latrobe PA

7.20 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
7.21 Tabfest, Mendon OH
7.27 Merchant Street Musicfest, Kankakee IL

7.20 Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats, Rehoboth Beach DE
7.21 Sun Spots Pavilion Red Beard Brew Anniversary Festival, Staunton VA
7.26 Town Hall concert series, Newbury NH
7.27 Riverwalk, Nashua NH
7.28 The Stationery Factory, Dalton MA

7.07 Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael CA as part of Everyone Orchestra
7.28 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville OH

7.08 Indian Ranch, Webster MA w/KC & the Sunshine Band

LUNAR CARNIVAL
7.12 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

7.13 Park Point's Concert in the Square, Rochester NY
7.15 Boat Cruise, Boston MA
7.21 Jerry Jam, Bath NH

7.05 The Wheelhouse, Greenfield MA
7.19 Jerry Jam, Bath NH

7.05 Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett NY
7.06 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY

7.07 Liberty Fest, Roaring Branch PA
7.13 Okemo All Come Home Music Festival, Ludlow VT

7.04 4th of July event Salt Hotel Rooftop, Asbury Park NJ
7.07 Liberty Fest, Roaring Branch PA
7.12 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus OH
7.13 Fitzgerald's, Berwyn IL
7.14 Navy Pier, Chicago IL
7.15 Dockside Bar and Grill, Ottawa IL
7.21 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA
7.27 XPoNential Music Festival, Camden NJ

7.13 Ossining Summer Concert Series, Ossining NY
7.18 CFCU Summer Concert Series, Ithaca NY
7.21 Newburyport Reggae Festival, Newburyport MA

7.13 Payomet Music Pavilion, N Truro MA
7.19 Alive at Five, Albany NY
7.21 Peach Festival, Scranton PA

7.13 Stone Church, Brattleboro VT
7.26 Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

7.03 Bar 145, Toledo OH
7.06 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
7.07 Union Street Station, Traverse City MI
7.08 Navy Pier, Chicago IL
7.09 Be Here Now, Muncie IN
7.11 Stage at Karma, Pittsburgh PA
7.12 Bullfrog Brewery, Williamsport PA
7.13 The Depot, York PA
7.14 private event
7.15 The Lazy Pirate, Carolina Beach NC

ZEN TRICKSTERS
7.21 Heckscher Park, Huntington NY

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