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Newsletter - February 6 

Happy February!

January was much busier than I anticipated; I worked through 30+ new songs! Some of that music will be heard live with the John Byrne Band, Adam Z, and York Street Hustle. Some of that music will be heard on forthcoming albums by You Do YouBazmati Vice, and Adir L.C. Some of that music is in preparation for the jazz duo Christmas album with bassist Ben Basile

Philly's got a lot to celebrate lately! But be sure not to party yourself out... some decent performances this month...

Pogue's Night with the John Byrne Band - Friday, February 9 @ 9:00 PM at Tir Na Nog (1600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA). We had such an amazing time presenting a full night of Pogue's and Shane MacGowan songs in December, that we decided to do it again. We've even added a few more Pogue's and Shane songs to the repertoire. A taste of what's to come March - or as we call it: Irish Season. EVENT

Who's Lovin' You: A York Street Hustle Valentine's Extravaganza - Saturday, February 10(1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA). Join us for our SECOND Valentine's Event! We've got all of your favorite LOVE songs as well as all the sassy-I-don't-need-you-no-more songs too. They're gonna go from early sixties to late. Bring your heart and soul and party with The York Street Hustle this Valentine's weekend. EVENT

You Do You - Thursday, February 15 @ 8:00 PM (1131 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA). We're pumped to jump on this bill with our Boston pals Juice! If you missed them last time around, better make plans to come party with us and Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers. In the meantime, check out You Do You's latest music video! EVENT

That's it for now; February looks to be just as busy as January was. Lots of recording this month, but a few performances to keep the month lively!

VT

Newsletter - January 8 

Happy New Year!

So I counted: 77 official performances in 2017! Thank you everybody who attended even just one.

2018 started by ringing in the new year with Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket. The Showcase invited me to sit in for their set. 2018 continued by celebrating with Uptown String Band. The Mummers Parade marked my second year writing Uptown's New Years Day routine. Despite frigid weather, the show went on. Uptown placed 6th (out of 16)! I'm proud to be a small part of their success. If you examine astutely, you can find my cameo appearance in the video of their performance.

January is comparatively quiet regarding public shows. Saturday, January 13 You Do You splits the bill with Somethin' Divine's E.P. Release show at the Grape Room. I lead the Philly Phatness horn section with You Do You; a 7-piece new wave funk rock party band from Philly known for their infectious beats and electrifying 70’s-era showmanship. Otherwise, I'm playing with the John Byrne Band at Brittingham's Pub Friday, January 26. 

Just because January public performances are scant doesn't mean I'm idle. I finally carved time to mix my next solo album, The Nook, a straight ahead jazz album featuring John Swana. I'm also developing a jazz duo Christmas album with long time friend and bassist Ben Basile; something along the lines of our album A Duo Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Plus I'm engineering recording sessions for a few Philadelphia artists. 

I'm learning new material (20+ songs) for the John Byrne Band, York Street HustleAdam Z, and my own sextet. Keeping it fresh for the audience. I'm also steeped in transcriptions and arrangements for other clients. So, much is going on behind the scenes. 

Stay warm and tuned in. 

VT

Newsletter - December 18 

Season's Greetings!

York Street Hustle's Holiday Spectacular was a great night of Motown and Soul music! Some holiday soul favorites sprinkled in there of course. Thank you all who attended the show. We're taking a little holiday hiatus, but will be back next year for our second annual Valentine's Day event: Who’s Lovin’ You: A York Street Hustle Valentine's Extravaganza at Boot & Saddle Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, December 19) is the Sound Plan Release show! The band has been gearing up for a solid night of original music selections from my albums Sound Plan, Live at PafA, SYZYGY: Remix, and Quatrane's Night Trip. The band is just fantastic featuring Bend Diamond (Red 40), Dan Finn (Cold Roses), Charlie Heim (Johnny Showcase), Brendan McGeehan (York Street Hustle), and Drew Parker (You Do You). Our sound is jazz fused with Psychedelic Rock, Dub Reggae, and Funk. World Cafe Live - Upstairs (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA). EVENT

The holiday season is sailing on; if you're still stuck on gift ideas, give music! My newest album, Sound Plan, is great for the jazz lover as well as the prog/psychedelic rocker. My other 2017 album, Live at PafA is suitable for world music enthusiasts. The Cat's Pajamas released our newest album Kitten Kaboodle, imaginative music for kids. Capture rare folk music on John Byrne's father's album John J. Byrne and the Twangman. A lot more great material came out this year; a bunch of listed on my discography.

The rest of December features a couple Thursday performances with John Byrne. December 21 at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ and December 28 at Tir Na Nog in Philly. I will appear as my alter ego with both Red 40 & the Last Groovement AND Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket on New Year's Eve at Underground Arts. Definitely a classy way to ring in 2018.

Hope to see you at Tuesday's Sound Plan Release show! If I don't see you before 2018; Happy Holidays!

VT

Newsletter - December 5 

Happy Tuesday! 

I hope your Thanksgiving was relaxing! I escaped Philly for a few days to visit with family. Merely a few days due to all the events at November's end. York Street Hustle kicked off the holiday season at the PMA's tree-lighting ceremony. John Byrne celebrated his father's album John J. Byrne and the Twangmen. The Cat's Pajamas released our newest album Kitten Kaboodle. And my own jazz fusion sextet debuted at Rittenhouse Soundworks' Musicians Gathering #23. 

December is full of performances with the John Byrne Band in and around Philly. Otherwise, there are a couple larger scale shows in December: 

York Street Hustle: Holiday Spectacular - Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 PM at Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA). We previewed some holiday songs at the PMA's tree lighting. ​Join the band for our annual holiday spectacular, including many Motown and Soul holiday favorites! EVENT 

Vince Tampio: Sound Plan Release - Tuesday, December 19 @ 7:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Upstairs (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA). My sextet will be celebrating the release of Sound Plan by performing music from the album, as well as previous and future releases. My brand of music is jazz fused with Psychedelic Rock, Dub Reggae, and Funk. EVENT 

We're in the thick of the holiday shopping season. If you're stuck on gift ideas, give music! My newest album, Sound Plan, is great for the jazz lover as well as the prog/psychedelic rocker. My other 2017 album, Live at PafA is suitable for world music enthusiasts. The Cat's Pajamas released our newest album Kitten Kaboodle, imaginative music for kids. Capture rare folk music on John Byrne's father's album John J. Byrne and the Twangmen. A lot more great material came out this year; a bunch of listed on my discography

Hope to see you Friday at York Street Hustle's Holiday Spectacular and/or the Sound Plan album release show. Check my homepage at www.vincetampio.com to see what else is coming up in December and 2018. 

VT

Newsletter - November 13 

Greetings! 

Last week, I released Sound Plan, my latest full length instrumental Jazz album. Thank you all who have given it a listen! For those who haven't yet, the music combines Jazz with Psychedelic Rock and Electronic Dance Music (EDM). It is available to stream and download on my music page. The release show will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at World Café Live (upstairs)

November is otherwise full of performance preparation - much arranging and rehearsing. Friday's Back to Black: Philly Tribute to Amy Winehouse sold out last week! Not to worry, I'm performing with my own band as well as other artists in November: 

Musicians Gathering #23 (Solo) - Sunday, November 19 @ 7:00 PM at Rittenhouse Soundworks (219 West Rittenhouse Street, Philadelphia, PA). I'm debuting my own sextet featuring trumpet through electronics. We'll perform my music from previous, current, and upcoming albums. It's my brand of music consisting of jazz fused with Psychedelic Rock among other influences.  

Tree-Lighting Ceremony (York Street Hustle) - Wednesday, November 22 @ 5:00 PM at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA). The York Street Hustle is providing the live soundtrack for the lighting of the PMA's tree; kicking off the holiday season. FREE 

John Byrne Band: Twangmen Release Show - Saturday, November 25 @ 7:00 PM at Proscenium Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA). John Byrne produced an album with his dad, John J. Byrne, of Irish Folk songs. We'll perform every song from the record, along with new songs we are preparing for our own eminent 2018 studio release. EVENT 

December shows include: 

Vince Tampio: Sound Plan Release - Tuesday, December 19 @ 7:00 PM at World Cafe Live - Upstairs (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA). My sextet will be celebrating the release of   Sound Plan by performing music from the album, as well as previous and future releases. My brand of music is jazz fused with Psychedelic Rock, Dub Reggae, and Funk. EVENT 

York Street Hustle: Holiday Spectacular - Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 PM at Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA). ​Join the band for their annual holiday spectacular, including many Motown and Soul holiday favorites! EVENT 

Cat's Pajamas: ALBUM RELEASE SPECTACULAR! - Saturday, December 2 @ 11:00 AM at World Cafe Live Downstairs (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA). For all the kids, parents and grandparents who've loved the Cat's Pajamas since 1990, here comes KITTEN KABOODLE, the 5th album. EVENT 

Hope to see you at some (or all) of the upcoming shows! Check my homepage at www.vincetampio.com to see what else is coming up in December. Happy Thanksgiving! 

VT