Simon Says Booking June Newsletter


We are so happy to get at least a few weeks of spring before the summer heat grips New England. The breezes right now are cool, and the bands are hot. We have many tours with available dates all over the country. We want to take this moment to thank everyone—from servers to publicists, street teamers to band members, club operators
to festival folk—for working with us in our attempt to bring the highest quality music to every inch of this great land.There are so many things happening all the time with these great bands!

The InsidersThe Insiders: Tom Petty Tribute band. They have a great new video. We’re booking out the rest of 2019 and into 2020 right now. Hit sue@simonsaysbooking.com

The Big Takeover is seeking some shows in mid August in the northeast and then we’re booking weekends this fall toward NYE and beyond.

Kwame Binea Shakedown has August 18th at noon in Chicago at Navy Pier, we’re seeking Chicago shows for AUG 17 and routing in that direction for AUG 16. Hit sue@simonsaysbooking.com

Fareed Haque
is playing in a variety of formats and wishes to be in the upper Midwest this summer. So avails exist in IL, IN, WI, and MI and surrounding areas. Come fall, we’re seeking out southeast dates for November, and east coast dates NOV / DEC and beyond.

The Skatalites are all over the world for their 55th year of touring. We are planning West Coast touring for November including SoCal NOV 18-24; northern California Thanksgiving week, and who knows from there?! There may be some East Coast routing opportunities from the end of August through mid September.

Start Making SenseStart Making Sense is almost completely done with 2019, and we’ve started to set down some of our dates for 2020. We have just a few holes in the fall calendar, so speak up!

The Alchemystics are surviving and recording new music and testing out new lineups. They continue to perform out live and are a consistent festival favorite.

Black Masala are taking most of summer 2019 off to welcome a new member into the extended family, and then will be hitting it again in the fall.

Speaking of powerhouse lineups, we just took in the wonder that is Swift Technique at the Strangecreek Campout. Lady Morgan on the vocals was mind blowing, and the collective of Philadelphia funksters was in the finest form I had seen ever. They are bending the funk like never before.

Thunder and Rain are hitting areas this summer in the US that have never been visited, and we are filling in some routing dates in the Midwest. This fall will be a run out to Ohio and back, plus visits to OK and, of course, shows in their Mountain state home region.

The Englishtown Project are spreading their wings and performing throughout the northeast—from Washington DC to New England and upstate NY.

The mighty Max Creek are planning out fall now and have a couple of dates this summer (July 19 and August 16) that remain possible. Celebrating their new live album is revitalizing media and fans alike.

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers and her new trio, The Messers, are setting down dates this fall. This summer sees stops into Texas to Chicago and back.

Muddy RuckusWe are so happy to be working with the unique talent that is Muddy Ruckus. This indie rock duo is creating quite the buzz, and we’re seeking dates virtually coast to coast in 2019-2020.

rice – an American Band is embarking on a festival run this summer in New England.

The Equalites continue to be New England reggae rock favorites and are available for dates in CT, NH, VT, MA, RI and even Maine.

Bob Marley tribute, Duppy Conquerors, are showing New England the music of the legendary Jamaican.

Deadbeat celebrates the sounds of the Grateful Dead and can bring in special guests, including their upcoming appearance with Ratdog’s Mark Karan on lead guitar.

We are happy to be working with this new band out of Boston—the Quins—excellent melodies and harmonies, rocking guitar and smashing rhythms! Hit Steve@simonsaysbooking.com for more information.