Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Performers: @AliveAfterFive_ ARTS STAGE #Patchogue #AA5Patch THU JUL 20 5pm

The Alive After Five Arts Stage enjoys its second 2017 edition THU JUL 20, 2017 at 160 W. Main Street, Patchogue NY, and the theme this week is Women in The Arts. Start time is 5pm. Avoid traffic/parking challenges - Please consider using the Alive After Five Shuttle to get into town for this huge street fest.

Stage director is Dorene Rose, host is Mick Hargreaves, and the sound / staging is provided by the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.  Seating will be available.

Area visual artists are invited to attend and create their art, live, in the grassy area around the stage. There is NO FEE. Check in with Dorene Rose when you arrive. There are featured artists, and everyone else is welcomed to join in.

5 PM - The COSMIC PIONEERS consist of Leah Kay and Dave Grube.

The band was formed early January 2016. Blending guitar and mandolin on an eclectic mix of songs gives them a unique sound. Not to mention how their voices blend in intricate harmonies. They actually sound like one voice. The CP are currently writing original music. Come listen!!

5:45 PM - Marie Smulczeski 
15 Min Spoken Word Performance

Marie is an astrophysicist with a research emphasis in Dark Matter. You can find her first published work in the e-zine, "I Want You To See This Before I Leave." She considers her poetry to be somewhere in the realm of cosmic science psychedelic prose, and writes to to shed light on realms we forget exist beyond the common perception.


6 PM - Based out of Greenport, New York. JULIA KING is a Singer-Songwriter with Folk, Blues, Country, and Rock & Roll roots.

The songs from her first EP "The Morning After" will have you blushing, laughing, and crying from start to finish.


6:45 PM - Kelly Powell 
15 Minute Spoken Word Performance 

Kelly J. Powell is a poet native to Long Island.  She currently curates the long running poetry series at bj spoke gallery in Huntington. She loves what she does and does what she loves.  

 7 PM - New Jersey native, KATIE PEARLMAN began playing drums at age 10, and it wasn’t long before she was playing in a band and recording on her first album. 

On her recordings, it is typical to find Katie playing drums, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and of course singing. Find her newest releases here:

We are excited to add that Katie will be joined by incredible instrumentalist/vocalist RICH LANAHAN at this show!

7:45 PM - Barbara Ann Branca
15 Minute Spoken Word Performance

Barbara Ann Branca is a performance poet, science writer and jazz singer. She has read and sung original works on National Public Radio and has featured in NYC and Long Island cafes and at the Walt Whitman Birthplace taking first place in a 2010 poetry competition. Her poems appear in several anthologies and she can often be spotted singing at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook or Bobbique in Patchogue on jam nights!

8PM - People hearing RORIE KELLY for the first time often comment, "I can't believe that voice came out of that body." 

She's been compared to Joni Mitchell and Sara Bareilles for her catchy-confessional songwriting style, and to Alanis Morisette and Janis Joplin for her raw powerhouse vocals. Rorie's debut release, Wish Upon a Bottlecap, received airplay across the nation. Her followup live CD, Sincerely Live, featured knockout performances of brand new songs and fan favorites. Rorie is currently working on a new studio release called Rising Rising Rising, and a women's empowerment project called Songs to Start a Fire.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tonight's performers @Aliveon25 Arts Stage THU JUL 13 2017 @eastendarts #AO25 #Riverhead #

The Alive on 25 Arts Stage enjoys it's first edition EVER tonight, THU JUL 13, 2017 on the grounds of the East End Arts, in Riverhead NY USA.

Stage director is Dorene Rose, host is Mick Hargreaves, and the sound / staging is provided by the Lantern Sound Recording Rig.

Seating will be available, and area visual artists are invited to attend and create their art, live,  in the grassy area around the stage. There is NO FEE. Check in with Dorene Rose when you arrive.

 5PM - MARK MANCINI: On faculty at The East End Arts, Keyboardist Mark Mancini is a natural, having been a part of the Tri-State Blues scene since the early 70's. He has brought his own style of blues to such luminaries as Chuck Berry, Little Buster, Todd Wolfe, Johnnie Allen, Peter Conway, Bill Sims, Dianne Lotny, and a variety of original projects. Influences are mind-boggling: Otis Spann, Roosevelt Sykes, Pinetop Perkins, Detroit Junior, Johnnie Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith, Big Bill Broonzy, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Allen Toussaint, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Jon Cleary. R'n'B groups such as The Shirelles, The Marvellettes, the Coasters, the Platters, the Drifters, and Ronnie Spector have relied on his blues feel for authenticity in the R&B shows. Mark's life's work, a book called "The Proper Way To Play The Piano", can be purchased by contacting him directly:

5:45 PM - Spoken Word performance by Nina Yavel

6PM - JULIA KING: Based out of Greenport, New York. Julia King is a Singer-Songwriter with Folk, Blues, Country, and Rock & Roll roots. The songs from her first EP "The Morning After" will have you blushing, laughing, and crying from start to finish.

6:45 PM - Spoken Word performance by Mellissa Longo

7PM - ROBERT BRUEY grew up in rural New England and lives on Long Island’s North Fork. His roots and how they have helped to shape him are reflected in the original music on his recently released CD, 'Carousel', and are even more evident during a live performance. Robert Bruey’s music is honest and real, raw and meaningful, gritty and naturalistic. His deft, spare and unique finger-picking style -- with notes carefully left alone to be heard in the moment -- provides a perfect complement for his earthy and soulful voice and the meaningful, introspective lyrics of his songs. As a musical artist, he paints with words -- imbuing his songs with imagery that enables listeners to visualize his stories as he sings them.Although he cites such diverse artists as Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Waylon Jennings, Jackson Browne and Damien Rice as influences, Robert Bruey is his own muse blazing his own musical path – one that should lead him into listening rooms and living rooms far and wide.

7:45 PM - Spoken Word performance by Courtney Lee

8PM - Dan Horton is a singer, guitarist, and writer likes to play music that shakes, grooves jumps, shimmies and sways. He is a primary instigator in "The Rainy Day House Painters" a loose collective of like like-minded performers including Scott O'Hare, Sandy Hendrickson, Dan Reyburn and brother Josh Horton. FILE UNDER: Rock, Blues, Folk, Swamp Jazz.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

About the Performers on the @AliveAfterFive_ Arts Stage: THUR JULY 6 2017 #AA5Patch

We kick of the Arts Stage Summer Season in Patchogue tonight for the first of four ALIVE AFTER FIVE editions. We will be located at 150 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, in front of the Sixth District Court Building, between the Tap Room and The Blue Point Brewery Stage.

Riverhead, we will see you THU JUL 13 at Alive on 25!
Director: Dorene Rose
Host: Mick Hargreaves
Sound: Lantern Sound Recording Rig

Here are our music and spoken word peformers tonight.

5PM - Mark Lawlor: Mark doesn’t consider himself a “musician” but more so, a songwriter! His roots were grounded in traditional Irish ballads, but his guitar-dominated songs and intricate lyrics have metamorphosed into a style somewhere between quality pop to a sort of grunge folk, or “acid folk” as he likes to call it! He worked in the past with UK producer Jez Coad on his debut album 16b Fade Street. Resident in Ireland he commutes to the US regularly and gigs with local Long Island musicians Anthony Liberatore, Jeff Marshall and Alex Sarkis under band name The Undecided.

5:45 PM - Nathaniel Watts:  Spoken word performer. vintage vinyl dealer and author of Everyday Writing:A Deconstruction of the Human Hive, Nathaniel Watts has been a mainstay on the Metro Area performance circuit since his Everyday Writing project began back in March of 2011. Whether it's him performing with his band iAmnot or one of his dynamic solo sets that earned him celebrity status at Manhattan's Bowery Poetry Club, Watts takes a stage armed and ready to unlaod his daily observations of modern society. He releases them in a powerful empathetic way that's become dubbed as high Wattage. Everyday Writing: A Deconstruction of the Human Hive is Watts' first book and has spread globally. Readers have called it everything from cryptic gibberish to a deep and real wake up call.

6 PM - Bryan Gallo: Bryan's highly anticipated debut album, The Party Guest, was released on October 23rd, 2014.  Pete Mancini of the Bellerose, NY based Alt-Country band Butchers Blind served as producer for the album with the entirety of Butchers Blind serving as the backing band.  The album was recorded and mixed in a remote East Hampton cottage by Mick Hargreaves via his Lantern Sound Recording Rig, and doesn't stray from Bryan's singer/songwriter sensibilities all while stacking on some true Rock and Roll.  The Party Guest is a defining statement that encompasses several genres and shows promise for this up and coming Singer/Songwriter.

6:45 PM - Pete MC2: Pete Mc2 is the current torch bearer for the muse exchange a collective of visual, musical and spoken word artists who specialize in pushing the limits of creative output. His first book " the edge of and observable universe" is due out any minute now.

7 PM - Free Grass Union: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Oh, The Places You Will Go! (Dr.Suess)

7:45 - Steven T. Licardi is the author of "Death By Active Movement" (Local Gems Press, 2013), is an actor, spoken word poet, motivational speaker, activist, and therapist from Long Island. Steven uses performance to engage in political discourse in order to positively impact communities and to bring about social change. He believes in the power of the arts to teach empathy, love, altruism, and compassion.

8PM - Rob Europe is a blues guitarist mesmerizing audiences wherever he appears.Long Island's 2014 International Blues Challenge representative plays with an expertly executed Piedmont style upstaged only by a voice so soaked in soul it comes as no surprise that musical mastery runs in the young bluesician's family. Europe is the great-grandson of Jazz Hall-of-Famer James Reese Europe of the Harlem Rattlers; ragtime music and the Clef Club Orchestra. An ancestral connection gives context to how deeply this rising young musician – whose unique, gravel-laden vocals jibe perfectly with fingers that pluck notes as powerfully as they wield a slide – bleeds the blues, particulary the pre-war country variety.