Simon Says Booking November Newsletter


Is that a cool winter breeze I’m feeling creep up on us? What’s the cure? Hot jams and scorching licks. Thank you for working with us this year, and we look forward to working with y’all to complete an historic year for Simon Says booking, and into 2019!

Start Making Sense, America’s #1 tribute to Talking Heads, is complete in booking through mid spring of 2019, and we’re laying down the last dates of late April, May, and are into June already. The band would like to look at some major festival slots for 2019.

Ruby Dear, the new originals project by three members of Start Making Sense, is getting ready to release their first album. Fronted by Jenny Founds and including the brothers Braun on drums and bass, Ruby Dear is a tasty treat that will become your newest guilty pleasure. We’re seeking out show opportunities for them at the end of February and into early March while Start Making Sense is on hiatus.

Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers are booking shows now that will be releases on their new holiday album! There are dates remaining in 2018 that can be festive for you, and as luck would have it, the Swingers and their rockin’ relations, Lovewhip, are available for New Year’s Eve if you are still seeking a band for that night.

We are so pleased that we are already booking tons of shows for bluegrass and country phenoms, Thunder and Rain, out of Golden, CO. The band is just amazing and suitable for all occasions, as we have figured out from the concert series, festival, club, and corporate shows we’ve already booked.

Black Masala has a new album and video out, and there is a ton of press being generated by their campaign, which is being spearheaded by Rock Paper Scissors.

Max Creek have a few select dates for winter and spring as we approach the Creekiversary: January 12, 25, 26, March 29 and 30, and into April. If you want the most legendary band to pick up the jam, get on board right now for 2019.

rice – an American Band have a new video out, recorded live at the Old 78 Farm Fall festival – they are ready to book club shows throughout New England.

Swift Technique are mostly booked for 2018, and are turning their attention to 2019 and beyond. They are already getting festival looks and we’d love to book them near you.

Freekbass has overcome tragedy with the passing of Joel Razor Sharp Johnson, and is bringing the healing power of funk to the masses. The Florida holiday tour is booked, but we could look at December 27 in Georgia or eastern Tennessee. There are otherwise plenty of dates for Freekbass to come and funk you up.

We’re pleased to be working with our new friends in Muddy Ruckus, an earthy, bluesy, Gothic duo out of New England who are touring all over, and are incredibly easy to use.

Deadbeat is New England’s favorite and most fun loving Grateful tribute. We’re seeking out a great April 20th option for them, and there are plenty of dates available for winter into spring.

The Englishtown Project shows are going great with hundreds of people coming out to shows in Asbury Park, Brooklyn, and elsewhere. NYE is booked in PA, and we’re looking to get them to you. The band pays tribute to the Englishtown Raceway show in 1977, and plays the music of the Marshall Tucker Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and the Dead, and features members of the Zen Tricksters, Hot Tuna, Dead Center All Stars, AOD, and of course, Michael Falzarano from NRPS.

Our good friends and survivalists in the Alchemystics are in the studio and conjuring up the next phase of the band. The newest lineup will focus on Force and Ilana, and new material is being written by Freddie and Corda. A whole new version of the band will be popping soon with new music. We are ready to book dates already, and NYE is available.

Dave Keller Band has a new album out, and this award winning soul and blues man from Montpelier, VT is ready to hit any part of this great land. The new release on Cat Food Records has some heavy hitters in front of and behind the microphone, and Dave is primed and ready to roll.

We are starting work with our new good friends out of Boston, Long Arm Rex. Their infectious mix of reggae, jam, and rock is sure to be a hit with your audience.

Bob Marley tribute band, Duppy Conquerors, are gaining traction and amazing audiences who are seeking a truly authentic Marley experience.

World, reggae, and ska music continues to be an integral part of our roster. We have nationally touring major bands like Third World, The Skatalites, and Taj Weekes and Adowa. We have New England favorites like the Equalites, Rhythm, Inc, and the above mentioned bands like Long Arm Rex and the Alchemystics. We have a long history of working with bands like this regularly, so if you have a need, let us know, and we’ll be all over it.