Battle of the Blues

Dre took part in the Battle of the Blues Battle of the Bluesat the Guitar Center in downtown Brooklyn. It was a really good time and there were some pretty hot players. It was the first round of the competition and 2 winners would go on to the in-store finals on June 5th. The format is pretty simple: You choose a backing track from the website and then perform the song in front of the judges at the store. Dre came in 2nd so he is going to the finals! It was a very well run competition, the emcee (store manager) was a really funny guy and everyone who attended and watched got a card for 15% off there next 5 purchases and a t-shirt. If interested, You should go to the site and check out when the next competitions are!

Some Shows in the Big Apple

True to our word we will be playing a few shows in the coming weeks in NYC. These will be our last shows here for the next little while – so be sure to come out and catch one, especially if you haven’t seen one in a little while. So far we’ve got a show lined up for this Sunday, Apr 29th at 8pm at Spike Hill in Williamsburg. We also have one on Thursday, May 3rd at 10pm at a bar on the upper east side which we’ve never played before called Bar East. Check the shows section for more info.

Oh Dear! CDs ordered

Oh Dear - Inside DiscIn preparation for the launch of the new web site and a round of shows planned for May, we printed up a batch of Oh Dear! cds. They just arrived and they look great! They sound great too 😉

 

They will be available for sale primarily at shows. We are working right now on setting up some distribution through an online service and will have more information on that shortly. Till then, you’ll just need to come to a show and get one. $7. Cheap.

The Ever After in 2012

2012 is going to be a busy year for TEA. We are hard at work putting together the tracks for a new album. This one will be a departure from the previous one (Oh Dear!) and will hopefully feature a live group, electronic instruments and more “rocking” songs. Dre is working on music for a friends film called The Star that should be ready by March and release as The Ever After.  As well, we are planning on releasing a new and improved website in April that will be much easier to use  allowing us to do more frequent updates on new material and the latest happenings. Lastly, if all goes as plans we’ll be playing some shows again starting in May. So pleased stay tuned to The Ever After.

TEA Shows in 2011

TEA Shows

The Ever After is coming out of exile to play a few shows in August. Wanna hear about it? Goes like this…

 

Wed. Aug 3rd at the National Underground (east village)

9:30pm, downstairs
159 E. Houston, NYC
$10 – all you can hear

 

Sun. Aug 14th, at George Keeley (uws)
8pm
485 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC
beer swilling good times

 

The talented Matthew Milligan will be on bass and Mike Melendez on drums and we’ll be doing an eclectic bag of covers, originals, oldies, newsies, rockies, jazzies and bluesies.

Oh Dear! is released

Oh Dear Front CoverThe first full length album by The Ever After is available. Featuring 9 original tracks  and one cover, the album is primarily acoustic instrumentation and the songs range from folk to jazz to classical. In the words of one reviewer:

 

The Ever After’s first release titled “Oh Dear” can be best described in three words – beautifully sad and sentimental. In its entirety, the album certainly transports the listener on a peaceful wave of tranquility into a warm and familiar journey deep into introspection.

 

– Mauro DePasquale
December 5, 2009

 

You can read the whole review here:  Oh Dear Review.

Bastille Day show at Zebulon in Brooklyn

I will be doing my first solo show as The Ever After opening for a few acts at the fine Franco-American establishment Zebulon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The headliner and organizer of the evening is the talented and engaging performer Francis and the Lights and Francis was kind enough to invite me to play after a chance encounter in a lower east side bar. The show will be on Monday, July 14th which just happens to also be Bastille Day (coincidence… I think not). For those of you who didn’t take French in high school, Bastille Day is the Fete Nationale where all the french get together and lament having to work a 5 day week (I kid, I kid)