More acclaim for “Trinity”

Followers of the band know that our good friend Skip Shea is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker whose first feature, “Trinity,” features a cameo performance by Faro and Tony doing “Trinity Tango”  and a full score by Faro.

Here’s the recording of Trinity Tango as used in the film:

 

 
Good news on the “Trinity” front continues as the film has garnered 8 nominations for awards at the upcoming 2016 International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema MILAN, including ones for Best Feature Film, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

We can’t go to Milan, but we’ll be waiting anxiously back here for the results. Congratulations, Skip!

Last night at starlite…film and more!!!

Thanks to all who came out and packed houses for the last three days at the Shawna Shea Film Festival held in Southbridge MA.  Independent film makers from around the world had their work highlighted, many came to watch and hang out, and in general the love and support for this festival (held in memory of founder Skip Shea’s daughter Shawna, a young woman of unique promise who passed in a tragic car accident in 1999) was heartening to see.  You can learn more about the festival here.

We were honored to play at the close of the festival’s awards ceremony on starlite’s main gallery stage last night.  Taking a different tack than we normally do with pre-prepared set lists, we created a list of some of our higher energy work, called audibles off the list, and did a single 90 minute set.  The larger crowd dug it and we made some new fans for certain.  Highlights included stellar soloing by Chris Lawton on several pieces (“Funk 101” was a standout), a particularly insane drum solo from Mr. O’Donnell during “Trinity Tango,” and Faro’s more than usually sensitive and stirring bass solo to open “NYC Serenade.”

Following our set, starlite favorites Lux closed the night out in the front room with a jazz/R&B fest. In addition to some wonderful originals, their covers shone, with versions of “Living For The City” and a deeply surprising take on Led Zeppelin’s “Trampled Underfoot” making for a hot ending to a great evening.  (More about Lux here.)

We’re off till the end of year now, with some gigs to announce later in the beginning of 2017.  Keep your eye on this space for more info to come…and take care of one another.

New demo track, upcoming gig…

First:  we occasionally defeat the demons of distance by posting demos of possible new tracks on our Soundcloud site. Most won’t make it to the show or to an album, but it makes it easier to share them and listen to them as we’re considering them.

Here’s one added last night:  Talking God In A Dark Parked Car .

Second:  A gig one week from now!  Back in Southbridge but for a very special event…

We’ll be playing at the close of the awards ceremony for the Shawna Shea Film Festival, a three day festival of indie film in Southbridge MA (11-10 to 12). Check the website for more info:

http://www.shawnasheaff.com/

We’ll be on at 10, after the award ceremony.

See you soon, and happy listening.

gig news…

Great show to kick off year #11 last night at starlite. Thanks to all who came out and saw and heard us…

We did the new version of “Jim’s Fall” to open set #2 and it went over well…Ended the night with a group jam including a freestyled poem.  Might add something like that to future shows…

Wanted to also take a moment to offer a special shoutout to one Ashley McGinn, who joined us on stage for a couple of farewell poems to the venue, as she’s moving away shortly. Nice job there.

More to come. See you soon.