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Tony Mecca: Live

Oct 14, 2017 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Free green shirts and birthday cake for everyone as Tony & The Gypsys celebrated their first concert of the Fall, and Jim, Tony, Michele and Justin's birthdays. Thanks to our new and old friends for supporting. Also, thanks so much for the kind words about our performance and songs. for those who asked, here is the set list and albums where you can find each song:

All This Crazy Dream (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Corridors (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Fun House (NEW)
Just A Little While (NEW)
We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between)
Back In Time (NEW)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen Cover)
The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
My Girlfriend Lied (NEW)
Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes... & H.M.G.)
New Green Shirt (Princes of the New Dark Age)
Time of the Season (Zombies Cover)
Yeah Yeah Yeah (Hello, Goodbye & H.M.G.)
Logic (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between)
Witch Jenny (Fun)

Sep 23, 2017 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Sep 10, 2017 Yo South Philly Phestival Philadelphia Pa USA

Another wonderful display of the music and culture of our South Philadelphia home! The set list:

Fun House
The Farmer
Logic
Say Goodbye to Judas
Witch Jenny

Jul 26, 2017 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A quickie short set that went very well. The performance featured Tony (Guitar & Vocals), Steph Davis (Vocals, Clarinet), Michele Davis (Violin, Vocals) & Justin Gonzalez (Ukulele, Vocals).
The set list:

The Farmer
Say Goodbye to Judas
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Back In Time
Logic

Jun 16, 2017 Bar 2300 Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
May 6, 2017 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Just a wonderful evening this past Saturday playing for many dear old (and new) friends who came to celebrate this year's Shamrock Palooza. We couldn't have been more humbled and filled with joy to be ask to perform at Shamrock Palooza for the third year. As always we thank you for the kind words about our music and performance. It truly means everything to us. For those who asked, the set list:

Laugh Lucy Laugh (Fun)
The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Logic (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Sweet Sunshine (Fun)
Expressway To Your Heart (Cover by The Soul Survivors)
We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Time Of The Season (Cover by The Zombies)
Witch Jenny (Fun)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Cover by Humble Pie)
Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age & HMG)

Apr 21, 2017 Bar 2300 Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

As the Bar 2300 continues to improve its sound and appeal as a destination for original (and cover) music, The Gypsys and I are always happy to perform for the true music lovers of our Rock community. Last night was special because we welcomed old friend Buddy Cash (Buddy Cash's Revelation) to perform. And ... Wow, what a band! Mixing a wide array of hard rock classics and a few "deep cuts," Buddy and company closed out the night is spectacular fashion. The support of the audience for our original music, and Buddy's killer covers was vibrant and enthusiastic from beginning to end. Thanks so much for the kind words about our music. And for those who asked, these are the songs we played and the albums where they appear:

Laugh Lucy Laugh (Fun)
The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys)
You're Not As Tough (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Sweet Sunshine (Fun)
Time Of The Season (Cover by The Zombies)

Back In Time (New Song)
We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Logic (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)

Expressway To Your Heart (Cover by The Soul Survivors)
Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Witch Jenny (Fun)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Cover by Humble Pie)

Apr 15, 2017 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Just a wonderful night playing to Many dear old friends who came to share our music, and celebrate great friendships that still burn bright even if we don't see each other as we did years ago. I couldn't have been more humbled and filled with joy. As always we thank you for the kind words about our music and performance. I truly means everything to us. For those who asked, the set list:

Laugh Lucy Laugh (Fun)
The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Sweet Sunshine (Fun)
Witch Jenny (Fun)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)

Time Of The Season (Cover by The Zombies)
Hello (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Back In Time (New Song)
Jack The Ripper (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age)

Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Expressway To Your Heart (Cover by The Soul Survivors)
Dennis & I (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Cover by Humble Pie)

Mar 10, 2017 Tom & Jerry's Milmont Park Pennsylvania USA

Helping Mike & Suzanne celebrate Barometer's 10 year anniversary was an honor and pleasure for Steph, Michele and I. First time playing Tom & Jerry's was great! The short set list:

Suzie Lone Star Hero
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Back In Time
Write It
Witch Jenny?
Truth Or Fiction

Mar 4, 2017 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Just a wonderful night playing to a fully engaged audience of both old and new friends. As always we thank you for the kind words about our music and performance. I truly means everything to us. For those who asked, the set list:

The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Dennis & I (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Logic (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys)
You're Not As Tough (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)

Paper Thin (Cover by Tina Dico)
No One Ever Gets What They Want (New Song)
Back In Time (New Song - 1st Performance)
We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Two Trees (Heavy Mental Gypsies)

The Letter (Cover by Joe Cocker)
Jack (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Jack The Ripper (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Time Of The Season (Cover by The Zombies)
Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies)

Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age)
I Am She (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Witch Jenny (Fun)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Cover by Humble Pie)

Encore: Expressway To Your Heart (Cover by The Soul Survivors)

Feb 17, 2017 Bar 2300 Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Christening a new place is often filled with challenges. Along with JAILBREAK, we took on those hurdles and succeeded. We graciously accept you suggestions for the betterment of BAR2300, from the sound issues to stage placement and everything in between. Thanks for jumping in with us. The set list for those who asked:

01 - Joey Coyle
02 - Farmer
03 - Suzie
04 - Not As Tough
05 - Paper Thin

06 - We Always Lie
07 - Boy Meets Girl
08 - I Ain't That Stupid
09 - Jack/Jack The Ripper
10 - Time Of The Season

11 - Write It
12 - Say Goodbye To Judas
13 - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
14 - Witch Jenny
15 - Hallelujah, I Love You So

Jan 7, 2017 Harrah's Casino Chester Pennsylvania US

A great night at Harrah's - Our first casino experience was a total blast! We met many new friends that introduced themselves (thank you) and said they had a great time. The staff and audience made us feel wonderfully grateful that we get to do what we do. Thank you so much for the kind words! These are the songs we performed for those who asked:

01 - The Farmer
02 - We Always Lie
03 - Suzie
04 - Not As Tough
05 - Write It
06 - Judas
07 - Witch Jenny
08 - Expressway To Your Heart

Dec 17, 2016 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A great night at the Shamrock with good friends for our 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WITH THE GYPSYS show! New friends introduced themselves (thank you), and said they had a great time. Old friends supported as always. Special thanks to STICKY MIX for getting the juices the flowing and to Gypsy Michele Davis-Tortu for working overtime in covering for our infirmed Steph Davis-Gonzalez who missed her first show in our 9 1/2 year history. You all made us feel wonderfully grateful that we get to do what we do. Thank you so much for the kind words! These are the songs we performed for those who asked:

01 - The Farmer
02 - We Always Lie
03 - I Ain't That Stupid
04 - Suzie
05 - Not As Tough
06 - Boy Meets Girl

07 - Jack the Ripper
08 - Corridors
09 - All This Crazy Dream
10 - Write It
11 - Judas
12 - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

13 - Johnny's Christmas Piano Recital
14 - No One Ever Gets What They Want
15 - Witch Jenny
16 - Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Nov 19, 2016 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

01 - The Farmer
02 - We Always Lie
03 - I Ain't That Stupid
04 - Suzie
05 - Not As Tough

06 - Paper Thin
07 - Boy Meets Girl
08 - Jack the Ripper
09 - Corridors
10 - All This Crazy Dream

11 - Time of the Season
12 - Write It
13 - Judas
14 - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
15 - No One Ever Gets What They Want

16 - Dennis & I
17 - Logic
18 - Witch Jenny

Oct 22, 2016 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A great night at the Shamrock with good friends! New friends introduced themselves (thank you), and said they had a great time. Old friends supported as always, and all were enthusiastic and engaged in the music, and the passion of our community. You all made us feel wonderfully grateful that we get to do what we do. Thank you so much for the kind words! These are the songs we performed for those who asked:

01 - Johnny Play Beethoven
02 - The Farmer
03 - We Always Lie
04 - I Ain't That Stupid
05 - Boy Meets Girl
06 - My Girlfriend Lied
07 - Paper Thin
08 - Casanova
09 - Jack the Ripper
10 - Corridors
11 - Time of the Season
12 - All This Crazy Dream
13 - Margaret Strange
14 - Write It
15 - Judas
16 - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
17 - No One Ever Gets What They Want
18 - Dennis & I
19 - The Friends of Joey Coyle
20 - Witch Jenny
21 - Hallelujah, I Love Her So
22 - Expressway To Your Heart

Oct 8, 2016 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Sep 18, 2016 Yo South Philly Phestival Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A big thanks to Danny & The Business for having me and The Gypsys back at the 3rd Annual YO SOUTH PHILLY PHESTIVAL. A great time, indeed! Another big thank you to our wonderful friend, and Business drummer, Steve Tabilio for being a Gypsy-For-A-Day, and sitting in with us - Great job as usual! And one more big thanks for all of the Heavy Mental Gypsy supporters for coming out and joining us at the important cultural endeavor. The set list:

01 - Johnny Plays The Maple Leaf Rag ... Just because
02 - The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
03 – We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
04 – Expressway To our Heart (Soul Survivors)
05 - Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age-2005)
06 - Witch Jenny? (Fun-2011)
07 - I Ain't That Stupid Anymore (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)

Sep 10, 2016 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

An great night at the 2300 Arena with good friends, Jailbreak, Liquid Puzzle, Dead End Kidz and Diamond Dogs. Several new friends introduced themselves (thank you), and said they had a great time. Old friends supported as always, and all were enthusiastic and engaged in the music, and the passion of our community. You all made us feel wonderfully grateful that we get to do what we do. Thank you so much for the kind words! These are the songs (and CDs) we performed for those who asked:

01 - The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
02 – We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
03 - I Ain't That Stupid Anymore (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
04 - Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys-2003)
05 - You're Not As Tough (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
06 – Expressway To our Heart (Soul Survivors)
07 – No One Ever Gets What They Want (NEW SONG)
08 - Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016) w/Michele Davis
09 - Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age-2005)
10 - Witch Jenny? (Fun-2011)
11 - Hallelujah (by Ray Charles/Humble Pie)

Jun 3, 2016 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Again, I thank our friends, both old and new, that came out to The Shamrock Pub on Friday night to share an evening of acoustic music with several Gypsys, friends and I. Here are the songs we played and the CD on which they appear:

From Purple Monkeys:
Suzie Lone Star Hero
Mary Clair With Silver Hair
Billy The Bully

From Princes of the New Dark Age:
William The Great
The Land Of Upside Down
Say Goodbye To Judas
New Green Shirt

From Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between
Plain Jane & Average Joe
Dennis & I
Love To Me
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

From Fun:
Laugh Lucy Laugh
Sweet Sunshine
Witch Jenny

From Heavy Mental Gypsys:
The Farmer
Write It
All This Crazy Dream
Corridors
Two Trees/Three Trees
Riders On The Storm

New Song:
No One Ever Gets What They Want

Covers:
A Girl Like You (Rascals w/ Mr. Gus)
Soul Kitchen (Doors w/ Mr. Gus)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Humble Pie w/ Gypsys)

May 21, 2016 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

An very nice night at the Shamrock Pub. Several new friends introduced themselves (thank you), and said they had a great time. Old friends supported as always, and gave thumbs-up to the new songs (you're opinion is what really matters to us) ... all enthusiastic and totally engaged in the music, and the passion of our community. You all made us feel wonderfully grateful that we get to do what we do. Thank you so much for the kind words! These are the songs (and CDs) we performed for those who asked:

01 - Johnny plays Bach
02 - The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
03 - I Ain't That Stupid Anymore (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
04 – We Always Lie (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
05 - Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys-2003)
06 - You're Not As Tough (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
07 - My Girlfriend Lied (NEW SONG)
08 – The Letter (Box Tops/Joe Cocker)
09 - Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016) w/Michele Davis
10 - Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age-2005)
11 – No One Ever Gets What They Want (NEW SONG)
12 - Dennis & I (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
13 - Logic (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
14 - Lonely Lisa (NEW SONG)
15 – I Am She (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
16 - Witch Jenny? (Fun-2011)
17 - Hallelujah (by Ray Charles/Humble Pie)
18 - The Friends of Joey Coyle (Purple Monkeys-2003)

Apr 23, 2016 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Our first all Original Band Night at The 2300 Arena was a great success. Thanks to our many friends and fans of our music for coming out to support, and share these authentic Social Experiences with us. Thanks to Cyanide Saints, Mach 22 and Stone for joining us, and displaying their wonderful talents and energies. For those who asked, these are the songs we played, and the CD's where they appear...

01 - Johnny plays Chopin
02 - The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
03 - I Ain't That Stupid (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
04 - My Girlfriend Lied (NEW SONG)
05 - Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys-2003)
06 - You're Not As Tough (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
07 - Expressway To Your Heart (by The Soul Survivors)
08 - Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
09 - Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age-2005)
10 - Witch Jenny? (Fun-2011)
11 - Hallelujah (by Ray Charles/Humble Pie)
12 - Joey Coyle (Purple Monkeys-2003)

Mar 26, 2016 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Feb 27, 2016 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

An incredible night at the Shamrock Pub. A packed house from beginning to end. New friends, old friend ... all enthusiastic and totally engaged in the music, and the passion of our community. You all made us feel wonderfully grateful that we get to do what we do. Thank you so much for the kind words! These are the songs (and CDs) we performed for those who asked:

01 - Johnny plays Beethoven
02 - The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
03 - I Ain't That Stupid (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016)
04 - Laugh Lucy Laugh (Fun-2011)
05 - My Girlfriend Lied (NEW SONG)
06 - Down To Zero (by Joan Armatrading)
07 - Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys-2003)
08 - You're Not As Tough (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
09 - Expressway To Your Heart (by The Soul Survivors)
10 - Billy The Bully (Purple Monkeys-2003) feat Frank Bruzio on vocals
11 - Lonely Lisa (NEW SONG)
12 - Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies-2016) w/Justin & Michele
13 - Say Goodbye To Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age-2005)
14 - Dennis & I (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
15 - Logic (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between-2007)
16 - Witch Jenny? (Fun-2011)
17 - Joey Coyle (Purple Monkeys-2003)
18 - Hallelujah (by Ray Charles/Humble Pie)

Jan 30, 2016 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Dec 19, 2015 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Nov 28, 2015 The Trocadero Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

A great show, and the first time The Gypsys ever played at The Troc. Hopefully, it won't be the last! The songs for those who asked. All songs are available at our store. Just saying... The set list:

The Farmer
Laugh Lucy Laugh
Suzie Lone Star Hero
Say Goodbye to Judas
Witch Jenny
Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Nov 27, 2015 Jiminy Cricket's Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A great show for a great cause to benefit the family of a local, fatally wounded warrior at this wonderful private venue. The songs for those who asked. All songs are available at our store. Just saying... The set list:

... Inventions in F Major (Johnny plays Bach)
... and Johnny plays The Maple Leaf Rag
I Ain't That Stupid Anymore
Laugh Lucy Laugh
Suzie Lone Star Hero
You're Not As Tough As You Think
Expressway To Your Heart
Before I Begin
The Farmer
Uncle Meat (Johnny plays Zappa)
Dennis & I
Logic
Say Goodbye To Judas
Witch Jenny
Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Nov 21, 2015 Flying W Medford New Jersey US
Nov 6, 2015 Moonshine Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Thanks again for the kind words, emails and texts to all who attended our inaugural show at the wonderful, MOONSHINE, this past Friday night. Stephanie, Justin, Michele and I thank you so much for your enthusiastic support. For our new friends that ask about the songs we played on Friday, and which CD's they appear, here is the set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh (Fun)
Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys)
Mary Claire with Silver Hair (Purple Monkeys)
Before I Begin (Unrecorded New Song)
Oh Caroline (Purple Monkeys & HMG- New CD)
William The Great (Princes of the New Dark Age)
Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)
Say Goodbye to Judas (Princes of the New Dark Age & HMG - New CD)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between & HMG - New CD)
The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)
Witch Jenny (Fun)
Two Trees (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)
Truth Or Fiction (Unrecorded New Song)
Dennis & I (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Logic (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Plain Jane & Average Joe (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Love To Me (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Boy Meets Girl (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
I Am She (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)
Jack The Ripper (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Corridors (Heavy Mental Gypsies)
Paper Thin (Cover by Tina Dico)
New Green Shirt (Princes of the New Dark Age)
Halleluiah, I Love Her So (Cover by Ray Charles)

Oct 24, 2015 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Thanks again for the continued kind words, emails and texts to all who attended our 2300 Arena show supporting The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Also, thanks for the wonderful comments about the new CD. Really glad you are enjoying it. For the new Friends that ask about the songs we played Saturday, and which CD's they appear, here you go:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh (Fun)
Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys)
You're Not As Tough... (Hello, Goodbye & Everything...)
Expressway to Your Heart (The Soul Survivors)
Before I Begin (Unrecorded New Song)
The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)
The Happy Hop (Fun)
Say Goodbye to Judas (HMG - New CD & Princes...)
Witch Jenny (Fun)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles)

Oct 17, 2015 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Thanks again for the continued kind words, emails and texts to all who attended our CD release show at The Shamrock Pub this past Saturday. Also, thanks for the wonderful comments about the new CD. Really glad you are enjoying it. For the new Friends that ask about the songs we played Saturday, and which CD's they appear, here you go:

... Inventions in F Major (Johnny plays Bach)
Laugh, Lucy Laugh (Fun)
Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys)
You're Not As Tough... (Hello, Goodbye & Everything...)
Expressway to Your Heart (The Soul Survivors)
Before I Begin (Unrecorded New Song)
The Farmer (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)
Two Trees/Three Trees/ Favorite Things (HMG - New CD)
Devil with the Blue Dress (Mitch Rider)
Write It (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)
Say Goodbye to Judas (HMG - New CD & Princes...)
Witch Jenny (Fun)
Dennis & I (Hello, Goodbye & Everything In Between)
Plain Jane & Average Joe (Hello, Goodbye & ...)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles)
The Friends of Joey Coyle (HMG - New CD, Purple...)
I Am She (Heavy Mental Gypsies - New CD)

Sep 13, 2015 Yo South Philly Phestival @ Galdos Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Another great show organized by Dan Vanore and the wonderful BUSINESS - Our set list for those that asked...

I Ain't That Stupid Anymore
Suzie Lone Star Hero
The Farmer
Say Goodbye To Judas
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Witch Jenny

Sep 10, 2015 2300 Arena Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A great show at this wonderful new venue. The songs for those who asked. All songs are available at our store. Just saying... The set list:

... Inventions in F Major (Johnny plays Bach)
I Ain't That Stupid Anymore
Suzie Lone Star Hero
You're Not As Tough As You Think
Expressway To Your Heart
The Farmer
Say Goodbye To Judas
Uncle Meat (Johnny plays Zappa)
Dennis & I
Plain Jane & Average Joe
Logic
The Friends of Joey Coyle
Sweet Sunshine
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Witch Jenny

May 22, 2015 The Pharmacy Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
May 2, 2015 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Apr 22, 2015 Bridgeset Sound Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Our first venture into a live performance at this wonderfully friendly music store/studio was a great time. Thanks to Locust St. Riot for inviting Steph and I to play, and another thanks to all the BridgeSet crowd for the kind words. The set list for those who asked:

Suzie Lone Star Hero / Truth Or Fiction / Say Goodbye To Judas / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Eleanor Rigby / I Am She / Witch Jenny / I Ain't That Stupid Anymore

Mar 27, 2015 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Another great time at the Shamrock Pub - Thanks to our friends , new and old, for all of their wonderfully kind words. Another thanks our friends Wayout Wilson for sharing the stage and to John Brennan and entire Shamrock staff for their kindness - The set list for those who asked ...


... Inventions in F Major (Johnny plays Bach) / I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Suzie Lone Star Hero / You're Not As Tough As You Think / Expressway To Your Heart / The Farmer / Write It (with Justin Gonzalez & Michele Davis) / Say Goodbye To Judas (with Justin Gonzalez) / Uncle Meat (Johnny plays Zappa) / Dennis & I / Plain Jane & Average Joe / Logic / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Sweet Sunshine / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / Witch Jenny

Dec 5, 2014 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US
Oct 24, 2014 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A great time was has by all at the Shamrock Pub - Thanks to our friends , new and old, for their wonderfully kind words. Don't forget to visit our web site, and email us for a free CD sampler of our music. The set list for those who asked about the songs:

1st Set
Laugh Lucy, Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Truth Or Fiction / Expressway To Your Heart / The Magnetic Rag (Johnny plays Joplin) / Dennis & I / Logic / Plain Jane & Average Joe / Say Goodbye to Judas / The Farmer / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny

2nd Set
I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / Boy Meets Girl / All This Crazy Dream (full blown) / Jack The Ripper / Shy / The Letter / The Friends of Joey Coyle / I Am She / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / New Green Shirt

Sep 27, 2014 EOM 2Stock Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Playing in the VIP lounge was cool, but expensive. So many folks that wanted to come in and see us were turned away. We're sorry about that, but we had no say - To those who did see the show, thanks for yur kind words. Don't forget to visit our web site, and email us for a free CD sampler of our music. The set list for those who asked about the songs:

The Friends of Joey Coyle / Paper Thin / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Logic / Say Goodbye to Judas / The Farmer / Witch Jenny / New Green Shirt

Sep 14, 2014 Galdo's Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Wow, estimates of 1,000 people for the 1st annual YO SOUTH PHILLY PHESTIVAL - What a great time! So many talented musicians contributed to make this a total success. Thanks to our friends, THE BUSINESS, for inviting us. Thanks to our friends, new and old, for their wonderfully kind words. Don't forget to visit our web site, and email us for a free CD sampler of our music. The set list for those who asked about the songs:

Laugh Lucy, Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / The Farmer / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Witch Jenny / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Sep 13, 2014 The Legendary Dobbs Philadelphia Pennsylvania

For a great cause, it was a magic night for the Gypsys to visit DOBBS for the first time. A packed house, and so many kind compliments! Thanks you so much! Thanks to our new friends ... again! Don't forget to visit our web site, and email us for a free CD sampler of our music. The set list for those who asked about the songs:

Laugh Lucy, Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / The Farmer / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Witch Jenny / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Aug 29, 2014 Upstairs Live @ World Cafe Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US
Jun 6, 2014 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A fantastic time at the Shamrock Pub - Thanks to our friends , new and old, for their wonderfully kind words. We can't wait to play for you again! Don't forget to visit our web site, and email us for a free CD sampler of our music. The set list for those who asked about the songs:

1st Set
Laugh Lucy, Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Expressway To Your Heart / The Magnetic Rag (Johnny plays Joplin) / Dennis & I / Logic / Plain Jane & Average Joe / Say Goodbye to Judas / The Farmer / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny

2nd Set
I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / Boy Meets Girl / All This Crazy Dream / Jack The Ripper / Shy / Two Trees / The Letter / Fun House / I Am She / New Green Shiet / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Jun 1, 2014 St Pio Festival Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Wow, what a great evening. Thanks to THE BUSINESS for inviting us, and thanks to the great crowd of super-nice folks for rooting us on! Nothing like great music supporting a great cause. The set list:

Laugh Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Expressway To Your Heart / Say Goodbye To Judas / The Farmer / Who Do You Love-The Clapping Song / The Magnetic Rag (john solo) / Logic / New Green Shirt / Witch Jenny

May 23, 2014 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US
Apr 19, 2014 Indian Chief Tavern Medford New Jersey
Mar 1, 2014 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Rock 'n Roll Psychotherapy quartet style. Always nice to play in the quartet configuration as it give us a chance to play some of the other songs. The Shamrock Pub gang were very attentive, and we thank them for all of their kind words about our music. The set list:

Suzie Lone Star Hero / William The Great / Logic / Dennis & I / Plain Jane And Average Joe / Paper Thin / The Happy Hop / Say Goodbye To Judas / Expressway To Your Heart / I Am She / Witch Jenny

Feb 22, 2014 Nickel's Tavern Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A great crowd with many new and old friends we haven't laid eyes on for some time. This was the first time in awhile the full Heavy MeNtal Gypsy band has played, and it felt so good ... and powerful! Glad everyone enjoyed it. The set list:

I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Fun / Write It / Expressway To Your Heart / Logic / Plain Jane & Average Joe / Dennis & I / The Farmer / The Letter / Fun House / The Happy Hop / Say Goodbye To Judas / The Friends Of Joey Coyle / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / Witch Jenny

Feb 15, 2014 JR's Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Rock 'n Roll Psychotherapy as Me Tarzan, You Jane (Tony & Steph) charmed the folks at the Dead Pirates show. It's always nice to play as a duet as some of our other songs can be visited. The JR's gang were very attentive, and we thank them for all of their kind words about our music. The set list:

Logic / Plain Jane & Average Joe / Dennis & I / Count To Ten / Paper Thin / Say Goodbye To Judas / The Farmer / Witch Jenny

Dec 31, 2013 Some Bar - Somewhere Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Dec 6, 2013 Shamrock Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Nov 30, 2013 Indian Chief Tavern Medford New Jersey USA

W2W2 was a complete success with participation of a packed house. Steph was wonderful in leading us with her typical amazing vocals. Her "dream came true" in getting to cover 3 songs by her favorite artist, Tina Dico. The set list:

Count To Ten / Strong Man / Paper Thin

Nov 1, 2013 JR's Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Another adventurous evening with the Dead Pirates, but this time Steph, John and I huddled closely together for a more intimate presentation for the JR's faithful. The set list:

Suzie Lone Star Hero / Triad / I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Two Trees / The Farmer / The Land of Upside down / I Am She / Say Goodbye To Judas / Witch Jenny

Oct 25, 2013 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Lots of fun playing with Way Out Wilson again! Our Halloween show had plenty of treats including getting to merge with The Wilson's on some classic Rascals and Doors songs. The set list:

I Ain't That Stupid / Black Cloud / Expressway To Your Heart / The Farmer / The Friends of Joey Coyle / The Letter / Say Goodbye To Judas / Logic / Witch Jenny ...

*A Girl Like You (Tony & Jimmy with Way Out Wilson)
*Good Lovin' - Come On Up - Roadhouse Blues (Tony with Way Out Wilson)

Sep 13, 2013 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Thanks to our friends that kept Cookies Bar packed all night for our special "Songs We Never Play" program. The Heavy MeNtal Quartet became the Quintet when our bassist Bill Saltzer jumped across the water with a bag of percussion. The set list:

Morning Coffee / Triad / Oh Caroline / Billy The Bully / Truth Or Fiction / I Am She / The Land of Upside Down / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Patricia Knows / Dotty & Me / Two Trees-Three Trees / Boyfriend Girlfriend Song

Jul 24, 2013 EOM 2Stock Music Festival Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Jul 13, 2013 Indian Chief Tavern Medford New Jersey
Jun 1, 2013 Nickel's Tavern Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Thanks to our friends who came out to witness our inaugural performance at NICKEL'S TAVERN - A complete success with a full house for much of the night - Another thanks to WAY OUT WILSON for playing between our two sets - great job boys! Welcome aboard to our new friends and subscribers - The Set list:

Early Set
Laugh, Lucy Laugh
Black Cloud
Who Do You Love-Clapping Song
Suzie Lone Star Hero
Not As Tough As You Think
Expressway To Your Heart
Logic
Dennis & I
Only You Know And I Know
Sweet Sunshine
Witch Jenny?

Late Set
I Ain't That Stupid
Say Goodbye Judas
Truth Or Fiction
The Letter
The Farmer
Two Trees
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Fun House
The Friends Of Joey Coyle
New Green Shirt

May 11, 2013 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

A great night at Cookies with our friends WAY OUT WILSON! The joint was packed, and many dear old friends showed-up to celebrate lifelong relationships and some great rock 'n roll. The set list:

I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / The Letter / Dennis & I / Logic / Expressway To Your Heart / The Farmer / Only You Know And I Know / Say Goodbye to Judas / Fun House / I Am She / The Friends Of Joey Coyle / Witch Jenny? / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Mar 23, 2013 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US
Feb 16, 2013 Brewsters Pub Maple Shade New Jersey
Nov 15, 2012 Common Grounds Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Our first time at the Common Grounds Coffeehouse in Philadelphia was good fun. We played a short set along with a couple New York acts (Ray G. Ward & Anika and Philly's own Kliener) - We hope to go back in the new year and bring some of you guys along. COFFEEHOUSE SHOWS ARE INCREDIBLE!!! The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Say Goodbye to Judas / The Farmer / Two Trees / Witch Jenny?

Nov 10, 2012 Second St Irish Society Phila Pennsylvania

Another great time at The Second Street Irish Society. This is a show that we've done in November 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012 - It is especially intended for our fans/friends that tell us that this venue and environment is their favorite place to see us. So we hoped you enjoyed the show, and perhaps we'll do it again next year. For those of you that usually make this show, but couldn't attend - The set list:

01 - Laugh, Lucy Laugh (Fun - 2011)
02/03 - Jack/Jack the Ripper (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
04 - Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
05 - You're Not as Tough... (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
06 - Eleanor Rigby (Single - 2012)
07 - The Farmer (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
08 - Say Goodbye to Judas (Princes Of The New Dark Age - 2005)
09 - I Ain't That Stupid, Anymore (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
10 - Riders on the Storm (Single - 2012)
11 - The Friends of Joey Coyle (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
12 - I Am She (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
13 - New Green Shirt (Princes Of The New Dark Age - 2005)
14 - Two Trees (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
15 - We Called Her Saint Anne (Purple Monkeys 2003)
16 - Fun House (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
17 - Logic (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
18 - Sweet Sunshine (Fun - 2011)
19 - Witch Jenny? (Fun - 2011)
20 - Goodbye (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
21 - Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles via Humble Pie)
22 - Who Do You Love/The Clapping Song (Bo Diddley via The Doors)

Sep 28, 2012 The Hoff Spot Philadelphia Pennsylvania

I want to thank everyone so much that piled into Cookies on Friday night and hung-out with me and The Heavy MeNtal Gypsys. You guys were great! I'm so glad you liked the new material, and can't wait to play for you again.

Some folks asked for the names of the songs we played and which CD's they appear. Here you go:

01 - I Ain't That Stupid, Anymore (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
02 - Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
03 - Jack (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
04 - Simple Cindy (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
05 - You're Not as Tough... (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
06 - Plain Jane & Average Joe (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
07 - Logic (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
08 - Laugh, Lucy Laugh (Fun - 2011)
09 - An American Kid (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
10 - Two Trees (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
11 - The Friends of Joey Coyle (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
12 - Fun House (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
13 - I Am She (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
14 - The Farmer (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
15 - Say Goodbye to Judas (Princes Of The New Dark Age - 2005)
16 - Sweet Sunshine (Fun - 2011)
17 - Witch Jenny? (Fun - 2011)
18 - Riders on the Storm (Our New Digital Download Single)
19 - New Green Shirt (Princes Of The New Dark Age - 2005)
20 - Who Do You Love/The Clapping Song (Many Artists)
21 - Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles Via Humble Pie)

Sep 22, 2012 House of Brews Turnersville New Jersey

Great weather and enthusiastic music lovers are what an outdoor music event is all about, and that perfectly describes the House Of Brews' "Toys For Tots" benefit this past Saturday. We hit the very spacious stage at about 3:50 and had a total blast. What makes it all worthwhile is that after the show I spoke with several of our loyal friends who came out to share and enjoy the day with us (and you know how much I appreciate you guys coming out), and made a few new friends who enthusiastically asked about our songs - better than the pay my friends, better than the pay. The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Jack-Simple Cindy / You're Not As Tough As You Think / Plain Jane & Average Joe / Logic / The Farmer / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny / I Ain't That Stupid, Anymore / New Green Shirt / I Am She / Fun House / Say Goodbye To Judas / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Jun 30, 2012 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

I want to thank everyone so much that piled into Cookies on Saturday night and hung-out with me and The Heavy MeNtal Gypsys. You guys were just fabulous! I'm so glad you liked the new material, and can't wait to play for you again.

While we're busy recording we won't be playing live quite as much, but please don't be a stranger! Feel free to write, email and call us with your questions and opinions. It makes us feel so good!

Some folks asked for the names of the songs we played on Saturday night,
and which CD's they appear. Here you go:

01 - I Ain't That Stupid, Anymore (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
02 - Suzie Lone Star Hero (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
03 - Jack (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
04 - Simple Cindy (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
05 - You're Not as Tough... (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
06 - Plain Jane & Average Joe (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
07 - Logic (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
08 - Laugh, Lucy Laugh (Fun - 2011)
09 - An American Kid (Hello, Goodbye... - 2007)
10 - Two Trees (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
11 - The Friends of Joey Coyle (Purple Monkeys - 2003)
12 - Fun House (The First Single After The Next CD)
13 - I Am She (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
14 - The Farmer (Next CD "Heavy MeNtal Gypsys")
15 - Say Goodbye to Judas (Prices Of The New Dark Age - 2005)
16 - Sweet Sunshine (Fun - 2011)
17 - Witch Jenny? (Fun - 2011)
18 - Riders on the Storm (Our New Digital Download Single - Help us out, buy it for just a buck)
19 - New Green Shirt (Prices Of The New Dark Age - 2005)
20 - Who Do You Love/The Clapping Song (Many Artists)
21 - Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles Via Humble Pie)

May 19, 2012 Common Grounds Salisbury Maryland USA

Always a nice time in "The Bury" - Thanks to Tri and the gang for the hospitality, and as always, great sound! The set list:

Early Set: I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Simple Cindy / The World Is... / Lonely Lisa / Logic / Dennis & I / Plain Jane & Average Joe / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

Late Set: Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Truth Or Fiction / I Am She / The Farmer / William The Great / Say Goodbye To Judas / The Friends Of Joey Coyle / Green Shirt / The Happy Hop

Apr 21, 2012 JR's Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Feb 10, 2012 Connie's Ric Rac Philadelphia Pennsylvania US
Feb 9, 2012 Bailey's Bar & Grille Levittown Pennsylvania

Our first show of the year was to help our good friend State Rep Tina Davis with the fundraising kickoff of her campaign for another term of honest government - The joint was packed and me and the Gypsy Quartet played a "mostly rock 'n roll" set over a myriad of politico schmoozing and yelps of patriotically induced glee. The set list:

Johnny plays Beethoven / Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Who Do You Love-Clapping / The Land of Upside Down / I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Say Goodbye To Judas / The Farmer / Truth or Fiction / Witch Jenny? / New Green Shirt / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Dec 3, 2011 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

The final show of a great 2011 for Tony & The Gypsys was a total blast with gifts for all in a packed Cookies Bar. Congrats to our contest winners Frank Bruzio and Walt Neibauer, and to all who made song recommendations to the band - See you next year for more good times. The set list:

Hello / Who Do you Love-Clapping Song / Laugh, Lucy Laugh / I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Not As Tough As You Think / Truth Or Fiction / Say Goodbye To Judas / I Am She / The Farmer / Down To Zero / Lonely Lisa / The Joker / Logic / Dennis & I / The Friends Of Joey Coyle / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / New Green Shirt / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Nov 25, 2011 Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse Dunellen New Jersey USA

Last night me and The Gypsys played Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse in Dunellen North Jersey - just off the Perth Amboy exit of the NJ turnpike. Gotta tell you, without a doubt the best bar/club I've ever played. Words cannot describe the look and incredible vibe of this place. Congratulations to Jim Parks and his wonderful staff - You guys are operating an icon in the making, see you next year! The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / You're Not As Tough As You Think / Ain't That Stupid, Anymore / Say Goodbye To Judas / The Farmer / Logic / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / The Friend's Of Joey Coyle / New Green Shirt

Nov 12, 2011 Birdie's Cafe Westminster Maryland USA

Westminster is a beautiful little town outside of Baltimore, and the Gypsy trio had the pleasure of playing a wonderful little cafe called Birdie's - The Saturday evening crowd was transient, but several folks hung-out for one or both of our sets. We hope to visit this great spot again in the near future. The set list:

Early Set
Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / I Am She (premier) / Black Cloud / Lonely Lisa / Say Goodbye to Judas / The Farmer / Truth or Fiction / Who Do You Love-The Clapping Song / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny

Late Set
I Ain't That Stupid Anymore / Dennis & I / Logic / The Land Of Upside Down / William The Great / Mary Claire with Silver Hair / Down to Zero / The World Is... / New Green Shirt / I Am She / The Friends of Joey Coyle / The Happy Hop / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Lonely Lisa

Nov 5, 2011 The Greene Turtle Salisbury Maryland USA

A great night at The Greene Turtle under interesting circumstances. Joe took ill the day of the show so we were faced with the challenge of picking up the slack left by his absence. Well, The Gypsys delivered with Johnny providing the lion's share of the soloing with Bill and Steph chipping in here and there. Two really great sets with a couple of new songs making their debut. The setlist:

Late Set
Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / You're Not As Tough As You Think / Say Goodbye To Judas / Who Do You Love / Lonely Lisa (Premier) / The Farmer / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

Late, Late Set
I Ain't That Stupid Anymore(Premier) / Dennis & I / Logic / Truth Or Fiction / William The Great / Down To Zero / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / New Green Shirt / The Happy Hop

Oct 22, 2011 Mid City Caffe Washington District of Columbia USA
Sep 24, 2011 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Sep 17, 2011 Common Grounds Salisbury Maryland USA

Another pleasant and extremely fun night at Tri Townsend's Common Grounds Coffee House. What friendly and supportive friends we've met at both of our visits to this great venue. We'll always look forward to playing Common Grounds. The set list:

The Land of Upside Down / Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Black Cloud / Say Goodbye to Judas / The Farmer / The World Is... / Truth or Fiction / Who Do You Love - Clapping Song / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / William the Great / Dennis & I / Lonely Lisa (premier) / Billy the Bully / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Down to Zero

Sep 9, 2011 Fries Mill Pavillions Turnersville New Jersey
Aug 26, 2011 Tin Angel Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Opening for our good friends EVER/AFTER, and it couldn't have a much better experience. The sound was excellent, the crowd was incredibly receptive (we made several new friends) and both bands played with great energy. I hope we can do it again sometime so more of our friends get the chance to experience the magical vibe that oozes out of every crevice of that wonderful venue. The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Dennis & I / Say Goodbye to Judas / The Farmer / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

Jul 20, 2011 World Cafe Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

The WORLD CAFE LIVE was everything we had hope. The staff was incredibly hospitable and the sound was totally top notch (thanks, Rob). Our good friends MARK EVANS/JOHN DENNIS, along with THE THOMAS CHRISTOPHER BAND were excellent in chilling things as the 100 degree temperatures did little to deter our wonderful friends who didn't let us down. Thank you for another great night of encouragement, support and for being there for us at this important show. We'll be going back in the fall for a big weekend date - Stay tuned ... The set list:

Hello / Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / You're Not As Tough As You Think / The World Is... / Say Goodbye To Judas / The Farmer / Logic / Dennis & I / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / The Friends Of Joey Coyle / New Green Shirt

Jul 9, 2011 Ken McCoy's Pennsylvania USA

Well, talk about an incredible evening under the stars. Ken & Tara McCoy threw an unbelievable "Living Room Concert", filling their amphitheater like back yard with a group of about 50 wonderfully friendly and receptive friends and family that hung with us all night. We met so many new friends that we look forward to seeing in the very near future - You guys are the best! The set list:

Classical Prelude (Performed by John Merlino) / The Charlie Parker Primer (Performed by Joe Pettit & John Merlino) / We Always Lie / Suzie Lone Star Hero / William the Great / The World Is... / Truth or Fiction / Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Eleanor Rigby / Dennis & I / Logic / The Farmer / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Say Goodbye to Judas / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / New Green Shirt / Down to Zero (Featuring Steph Davis) / Charlie Parker's Donna Lee (Performed by John Merlino & Joe Pettit) / Billy the Bully (Performed by Tony & John) / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / The Friends of Joey Coyle

Jun 25, 2011 JR's Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Strangetude! No need to get into details, but a heavy aura of "I'm not your f'ing boyfriend" swirled around my head most of the night, what a delightful experience! - The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / The Land of Upside Down / The Hated Happy Hop / Truth or Fiction / The Farmer / Witch Jenny? / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Sweet Sunshine

Jun 20, 2011 Ken's Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

A pleasure playing for the talented and attentive folks associated with Ken's Cabaret - Sadly this was their last event of the year - I'll publicize this a bit more next time as I believe many of our friends would really enjoy the various acts (musicians, writers, magicians, actors) that participate at these shows - My first solo show in years turned into a duet with Gypsy keyboarder John Merlino. The set list:

The Land of Upside Down / Mary Claire with Silver Hair / Billy the Bully / The Farmer

Jun 17, 2011 The Pennant East Bellmawr New Jersey US

A late night for the Gypsys as our set started sometime after 1 am - Anyway, we thank those dedicated friends new and old for stinking it out - Thanks for your kind words and support - I'm sure we will be seeing you again in the near future at The Pennant East - The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Not As Tough As You Think / The Farmer / Say Goodbye To Judas / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Jun 4, 2011 Common Grounds Salisbury, Maryland USA

The Gypsys took to the road (heading due south to Salisbury, Maryland) to continue our eternal quest to unearth true music lovers, and by God, we found some. The staff and patrons of the excellent Common Grounds Coffee House were receptive, kind, attentive and very appreciative of our music and performance. We now have a new stop for our never-ending tour. Thanks to all of our new friends for supporting us and voicing your very kind words about our songs. It was truly a pleasure to play for you! We hope to see you again soon. The set list:

(Early Set) Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / The World Is... / Truth or Fiction / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / Mary Claire with Silver Hair / Down to Zero / The Farmer / Say Goodbye to Judas / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

(Late Set) William the Great / Love to Me / Black Cloud / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah / Logic / Burn, John Burn / The Happy Hop / Dotty + Me / Dennis & I / Oh Caroline / New Green Shirt / The Farmer Redux

May 21, 2011 Van Blunk's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

I'm not alone when I say that the 5th Living Room concert at Van Blunk's was another rousing success. Born back in 2004, this show also marked the 4th anniversary of live exploits for Joe, Steph and I. Of course, we have since added keyboardist Johnny Merlino (who has performed at the last two Living Room events at Van Blunk's), Jim Drnec (drums) and Bill Saltzer (bass) to the fold. These shows give our friends who support us all year long a chance to experience (our) live music from a whole different perspective in the intimate and comfortable living room setting of a city row home - A unique situation for the performer and the listener to say the least. We thank our gracious host, Joe Van Blunk, and each and everyone of our friends who attended and made us feel so creatively fulfilled with their kind words and sincere compliments - Let's do it again next year! The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / The World Is... / Truth Or Fiction (premier) / Who Do You Love-The Clapping Song / Mary Claire With Silver Hair / Down To Zero / Dotty & Me / Dennis & I / Oh Caroline / The Farmer (premier) / William The Great / Say Goodbye To Judas / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / The Friends Of Joey Coyle / Riders On The Storm

Apr 23, 2011 Cin-M-Art Space 43 New York, New York USA

New York was a great experience for the Gypsys. After drinks at Biddy Early's, the great little Irish pub that houses the Cin-M-Art Space 43 at its basement level, and features great grub, rugby on the tube, beer pong in the back room and the beautiful melodious poetry of Irish brogue yelps abounding, we played an inspired and passionate performance for the sparse early evening crowd. The sound man and club manager really liked our songs, and the boss told me after the show that he was from Texas and particularly related to our song "Suzie Lone Star Hero" - He drew a comparison to the line in "Suzie", "I met Suzie on a parking lot, running from a man she shot", by waxing poetic about the time he greeted a stranger who came calling at the door of his Texas home with a drawn rifle - "Hello sir, how can I help you?" - I handed him a copy of our new album and told him it was a real pleasure playing his club - He promised to listen it this summer while vacationing at his place in the Catskills. Check please! The set list:

Black Cloud / Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / You're Not as Tough as You Think / Say Goodbye to Judas / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / Hallelujah, I Love Her So / Logic / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Who Do You Love-The Clapping Song / New Green Shirt

Apr 9, 2011 JR's Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Nothing quite like opening for the Dead Pirates - The Heavy MeNtal Quartet was ready to do anything, and we pretty much did. The Set List:

The Land Of Upside Down / Piano solo "John plays cocktail music and Scott Joplin" / The Land of Upside Down (finale) / Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Holly 1-2-3 / Say Goodbye to Judas / Black Cloud / New Green Shirt / Witch Jenny? (w/ Steve Tabilio on drums) / Sweet Sunshine

Apr 8, 2011 The North Star Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA

Another fun night at the North Star - Plenty of great songs and passionate performances, and a good crowd of music lovers braving the rain and cold to support local original music - Thanks to Devolver, Mark Evans & Reggie Wu, Thomas Christopher & Real for joining our show - playing their asses off - and making it a wonderful success. The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / The Happy Hop / You're Not as Tough as You Think / Say Goodbye To Judas / Logic / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny? / Hallelujah, I Love Her So

Apr 4, 2011 The Note West Chester Pennsylvania US

Our first experience at The Note in West Chester and we just loved it! Opening for Gene Loves Jezabel, we only had the opportunity to do a half hour set. But the excellent sound system and the thrill of opening for a national act pushed us to one of our finest performances (so we are told) - We can't wait to go back to The Note for a weekend show - Perhaps you will join us - The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / You're Not as Tough as You Think / Say Goodbye To Judas / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

Mar 26, 2011 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US
Mar 21, 2011 Ken's Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Mar 14, 2011 Stogie Joe's Tavern Philadelphia Pennsylvania U.S

Did we really run from Downey's Open Mic over to Stogie Joe's just in time to hit the stage before a packed house? Yes we did! What a treat to arrive to a smoking crowd still craving more rock 'n roll. Thanks to Joe D'Orio for holding the last spot for us - "Wish we could have saw you and the others play" The setlist:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Say Goodbye to Judas / Witch Jenny / New Green Shirt

Mar 14, 2011 Downey's Irish Pub Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

Our first appearance at this rapidly growing Open Mic Night - The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny

Nov 6, 2010 Second St Irish Society Phila Pennsylvania US

Wow! I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended our "album release party" at the Second Street Irish Society last Saturday night, making it our most successful visit to date. What more could we have asked for? The place was packed (another Two Street "sell-out") with real live music lovers that enthusiastically participated throughout the entire show. I hope we played some of your favorites songs, and I'm thrilled and humbled that so many folks commented on how much they really liked the new songs. Thank again from our hearts!

For those who were sick or had prior commitments and couldn't attend (and thanks for calling to let us know), we've been asked back in the spring and we are currently considering turning our visit to the Second Street Irish Society into a semi-annual affair. Let us know what you think! The set list (CD):

Fun(4) / Laugh, Lucy Laugh(4) / Black Cloud(4) / You're Not As Tough As You Think(3) / Who Do You Love-The Clapping Song(cover) / Say Goodbye To Judas(2) / The Happy Hop(4) / Jack(3) / Jack The Ripper(3) / Yeah, Yeah, Yeah(3) / Dennis And I(3) / Oh! Caroline(1) / Boy Meets Girl(3) / Logic(3) / Suzie Lone Star Hero(1) / William The Great(2) / Sweet Sunshine(4) / The World Is...(new) / Witch Jenny?(4) / The Friends Of Joey Coyle(1) / New Green Shirt(2) / Hallelujah, I Love Her So(cover)

(1) from the album "Purple Monkeys" (2003)
(2) from the album "Princes of the New Dark Age" (2005)
(3) from the album "Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between" (2007)
(4) from the album "Fun" (2011)

Oct 16, 2010 Cookies Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania US

The light attendance was already pre-determined by the Phillie/Giant playoff game, but we appreciate the support of the loyal friends that came out for the show anyway. We also thank everyone for hanging-out and enjoying the show despite the disappointing results of the game. So for my depressed brethren Phillie fans, a comforting thought from a baseball snob. Real fans of baseball and the Phil's are a bit down, but certainly not in the state of shock being experienced by the neophytes whose yearly visit to the baseball buffet line starts at the dessert table. A word to the unwise: Ignore the useless media chatter and forget all of the "expert" analysis. The only thing a true baseball guru knows is that the game is a beautiful contradiction of what everyone thinks they've figured out. Oh, there are several things you should understand and watch for, but you have to experience the "day-to-day" to discover those elusive but obvious cells of this fascinating game. The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / Black Cloud / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Who Do You Love-Clapping Song / The Happy Hop / Say Goodbye To Judas / Logic / The World Is... / "Johnny plays the Mario Theme" / New Green Shirt / Jack-Jack The Ripper / The Friends of Joey Coyle / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

Oct 8, 2010 Mojo 13 Wilmington Delaware US

Loads of fun playing with Joe Trainor for the super nice folks at Mojo 13 down in Wilmington, DE - Hope to do it again real soon! The set list:

Laugh, Lucy Laugh / "An alternative lifestyle" / Suzie Lone Star Hero / Happy Hop / Say Goodbye To Judas / "Tony's birthday story" / New Green Shirt / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

Sep 13, 2010 Stogie Joe's Tavern Philadelphia Pennsylvania U.S
Sep 8, 2010 The Adobe Cafe Philadelphia Pennsylvania U.S

Always fun performing at this rapidly growing Open Mic Night - The set list:
We Always Lie / Susie Lone Star Hero / Holly 1-2-3 / Sweet Sunshine / Witch Jenny?

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