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Musical Reunion! Performing with Matt Dallow at No Pants Subway Ride 2018

Thanks to everyone who bravely dropped their pants for the #NoPantsSubwayRide2018!

Sunnyside Social Club played in the Union Square platform as pants-less dancers boogied to the music.  We then marched the party upstairs and out to the street to the afterparty at Bar 13 as the trumpet valves and the accordion player’s fingers began to freeze!

I am especially excited to have had the opportunity to perform with Matt Dallow, accordion-man/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/performer, entertainer.  I met Matt about 15 years ago near our hometowns on Long Island.  Matt’s band “Space Robot Scientists” performed regularly at what was called “Saints and Sinners“, where I had my first few DJ gigs spinning underground house and hip-hop on vinyl and CDs, making barely enough money to drink for the night.  The memories immediately conjure visions of theremins, strange art exhibits, Jameson, and DJing indoors with a cigarette in NY.

Fast-forward to present day- Matt and I have recently found our paths crossing as performers at Club Cumming, where he has a weekly residency performing Monday evenings.  He has also connected me with contacts via Facebook posts looking for musicians to cover gigs, which led to me working with Zachary Clause.  I’ve also enjoyed playing in recent gigs in vintage trains and subway platforms with Matt’s band, Sunnyside Social Club.  

It is inspiring for me to see life’s paths cross this way, and gives me an unexpected opportunity to thank Matt as a respected peer and artist, and to acknowledge the longtime efforts of a couple of simultaneously occurring weirdos from Long Island.  Cheers, old friend!  Getting to perform together and being a fan of your journey reminds me how important it is to me that we are out here navigating this world with our instruments.  Here’s to being a couple of weirdos in Brooklyn, fighting and surviving each day to entertain NYC and beyond.  And thank you to everyone along our paths, for shaping, fueling, and supporting this weirdness.  😉

Go check out Matt Dallow Music and be sure to tip the accordion man when ya see him!

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No Pants Subway Ride 2018 with Sunnyside Social Club!

Catch jojoSOUL drumming for Sunnyside Social Club at the annual No Pants Subway Ride!

We’re starting at Union Square and playing our way to the afterparty at Bar 13!

All info for meeting spots at improveverywhere.com!

1/15/18- Marc Smith LIVE at Pine Box Rock Shop

Quality music alert!  The Marc Smith band is LIVE in Brooklyn!

Monday 1/15 at 9:30pm – No cover

Marc Smith LIVE with the full band at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick

Josh Couvares – Guitar

Adam Howard – Bass

jojoSOUL – Drums

jojoSOUL- Interview with Learnivore

Thanks to Hunter Brooks and Learnivore for giving me an opportunity to share a little bit about myself and to explain why I’d love to teach YOU about music, too!

Check out my profile on Learnivore here!

1/1/17- VIDEO- Grand Opening at SPYCE Astoria! Happy New Year!

So grateful to start this year with a BANG!

Drumming and dancing on elevated platforms in a beautiful new venue… Happy New Year, indeed!  Amazing party at SPYCE Astoria, thanks to all!  Can’t wait to return!

Agave L’amour dancing above a sea of people, across from jojoSOUL, drumming above the pumping, flashing, bottle-raising confetti-filled arena.

Happy 2018 from NewYorkWild.Life!

12/9/17- Proud to DJ for the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn

So happy to get to DJ for the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn Holiday Party at Sts. Simon and Jude in Gravesend.

I love getting to play all the oldies, classics, doo-wop, swing, and Christmas songs!  Thanks so much and looking forward to seeing the club again! 😉

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All aboard! Back in time aboard the Vintage Train Ride 2017!

What a blast!  Thanks for having me at the Vintage Train Ride 2017!  Big thanks to Sunnyside Social Club!  Great work to all the volunteers, participants, and swing dancers!

More info at NY Transit Museum- Holiday Nostalgia Rides