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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Say Hello to My Little Friend

My new baby makes her debut tonight at Plan B on Willy Street. I picked up a Roland Fantom G8 from my good friends over at Full Compass last week, and I can't wait to use it in a gig. It also has a lot of sweet recording functions that should make it much easier to lay down new tracks for this website. I think the first tunes to tackle will be a new version of "Ninja" and a new song that should sound wonderful with a little synth--"Come to Me"

Once the next couple weeks of holiday craziness are over, I should be able to sit down for some quality time with the keyboard. I'm looking forward to letting you hear what I come up with :)

Just a reminder: If you are planning on coming to the Brink Lounge for New Year's Eve, make sure you give them a call and reserve a table. It's cheaper and easier than just showing up, so why not do it now? 608-661-8599

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holidays in Iron Mountain

Big thanks to BOSS Snowplows and System Controls for having us up to play their Christmas Parties this week in Iron Mountain, Michigan. We had a blast with you guys both at the parties and at the subsequent after-bars! Thanks for making us feel so welcome--I can't wait til the next time :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Back up north...

So the weekend in Minnesota was a ton of fun, although honestly, I think we had more fun on the drives than at the casino/hotel! The show was great, and the multiple organizations represented there all had a blast :) Hopefully that'll translate to some good corporate work in '12. Anyhoo, I'm back in Madison for a couple days before heading out for yet another corporate holiday party. This one's a double for BOSS Snow Plows up in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Cross your fingers for another worry-free drive!

I'll be back performing in Madison on Tuesday, December 27, at Plan B on Willy Street. I'll be on from 8pm til midnight, so come sing along! (2-for-1 drinks, too!)

Don't forget that PianoFondue will be at the Brink Lounge for New Year's Eve. It was off the hook last year, so get your table reservations in soon! Give the Brink a call at 608-661-8599

Friday, December 16, 2011

"No-Men's" Land!

PianoFondue is on the road again. We're heading out today for Saturday's show in Mahnomen, MN. Holy crap is that way up there! Luckily, it looks like the weather won't be too bad--a little chilly perhaps, but not bad. Looking forward to New Year's Eve at the Brink Lounge. Give 'em a call and get your table reserved now! Have a great weekend, everyone :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

This weekend (Dec 9, 2012)

Fun weekend for PianoFondue! After a wonderful and surprising awards ceremony held by the Marinette County Special Olympics, we're heading to our Dells home, Monk's at the Wilderness, for a public show on Friday from 9pm-1am. Next, Chris and I will head over to Appleton to perform for Keller Construction's holiday party on Saturday. Then back to Madison on Sunday to relax for a couple days!

My next solo show is on Tuesday, Dec 13 at Plan B on Willy Street in Madison. I'm playing from 8pm-midnight.

Have a great weekend. Good night from Marinette, WI!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Eve at the Hollywood

Prepare to be rocked, Joliet! PianoFondue is playing the Hollywood Casino this evening, and it should be a good time :)

I'm going to try getting some writing done while in the hotel here. I've been slacking off as of late, and I want to get up to the 10-12 new songs for next year's album before January. Here we go...

Friday, November 11, 2011

In the Dells

Had a great show last night at Monk's at the Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells. Fun folks, good food, yummy drinks. I had some crazy requests too... "Rock Lobster" comes to mind!
Thanks to everyone who came out. I'll be back at Monk's on November 19 with PianoFondue dueling pianos, and back solo in the Dells Thanksgiving Saturday at Monk's downtown.
The rest of this weekend is gonna be a blast. I'm dueling with PF in Davenport, IA on Friday and Saturday. Chris, Bobby, and I are dedicating the weekend to fun guys' time. Giddy-up!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Staying in the Loop

Hi everyone. This one's for all the facebookers out there. I'm going to be migrating and consolidating all of my facebook music stuff to my new "group." Feel free to join up for free song downloads, show invites, and chit-chat. It'll allow me to focus much more of my energy on you guys! All you have to do is follow this link and click on "Ask to Join Group." See you there!

Monday, May 9, 2011


After bowing to public demand, I have put together a little recording of my song "Ninja." I used a free music editor called Audacity. It's nothing too fancy, but I think it got the job done okay. In fact, it was such a fun little project, that I am going to try to get a couple new songs a month up on the website. It's a great opportunity for me to spend some time with these tunes before getting the band together for album number two. So after fiddling with the website for a while, I think I figured out how to post the mp3. Here goes... enjoy :)

If you want to download the mp3, you can get it here

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Monk's in Middleton

I've been talking with the good folks over at the new Monk's Bar and Grill in Middleton, and we've booked some dates for good old-fashioned piano rock there in the bar! If you're in the neighborhood, why don't you stop on over. Also, don't forget that my album is finished and up on iTunes for you!

iTunes link

Monk's Bar & Grill
8313 Murphy Dr.
Middleton, WI map

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back in Town

Hey folks-

After a WONDERFUL trip down to Mississippi, we are back safe and sound in Madison. Francie and I had a great show at Watson's. It was fun seeing all of the old friends again. Now that I'm back in town, it's back to the regular schedule. I'll be at Plan B on Willy Street every Tuesday from 8pm to midnight and Francie and I will be at Maduro on E. Main Street every Wednesday from 9pm to midnight.

Don't forget the CD is for sale and download at iTunes and CD Baby. See ya at the next show!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Album Is In

Hooray! Ring the bells, bang the drums! The album is done and the CDs are in. You can grab your copy at my next show for $10, or you can go online to CD Baby and order the CD or download mp3s. It will also soon be available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Zune, etc.

I want to thank everyone who was involved in this process. Here is the text from my "thank you" panel on the CD cover. It's an incomplete list, but here we go...

Thanks to my family - Mom, Dad, and Jessica.

Thanks to my friends for all their encouragement and inspiration through the years - Francie Phelps, Brandon & Carol Baxter, Chris Lange & Adam Nelson with PianoFondue, Jeffrey John, Katy & Joey Svec, Geeg & Glen Drum, J.P. Croake & Shira Phelps, and my ninjas - Kristel & Sara. Thanks to the folks over at 105.5 Triple M - especially those behind the Project M songwriting competition.

Thanks to the venues who supported my original music - Pat & Sue at Fins; Elizabeth, Matt & Kurt at the Brink Lounge; Corey & Rico at Plan B; Jack & Julie at the Ivory Room; Eric & Dan at Monks; and Donald at Watson's.

Education is paramount to the future of American music. I'd like to thank my childhood piano teacher - Marilyn Leone; my public school music teachers from Long Beach - Carol Embry, John Gipson, Dr. Jim Hamilton, and Shane McElveen; and the music faculty at Millsaps - Drs. Tim & Cheryl Coker, Chris Brunt, Elizabeth Moak, and Dr. Jonathan Sweat.

Thank you all...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Almost there...

This week I finished the design and layout of my debut album. My engineer, Matt, is finishing the final master CD this weekend, then it's off to the printers! Check back soon for info on how to get your copy.

Click on the image above for a larger preview of the CD cover.

Monday, March 7, 2011

An Evening of Wine and Music...

Saturday, March 12, Francie and I are heading back to Fins in Edgerton for a night full of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music! Drive on down a quick 30 minutes from Madison and hang out with us. We'd love to see you there!

Saturday, March 12 5pm-8pm
Wine Tasting with Josh and Francie
Fins Bar and Grill
723 East Ellendale Rd.
Edgerton, WI
map - facebook event

Friday, February 11, 2011

What to do on a Thursday...

I am very excited to start playing at Avanti in Verona on Thursdays from 8pm-12am. I'm looking forward to seeing all my friends from Verona, Fitchburg and SW Madison sitting around the baby grand! The pizza is great, so come on over and celebrate Life, Love and Thursday :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Little Afternoon Improvisation

I sat down today for a little songwriting, and decided to just let some piano inspiration flow. It was a lovely experience to just relax and melt into my instrument. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 100% improvised...

0:00 First Movement
3:10 Second Movement
7:50 Third Movement

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pop (Request) Art!

I love doing a show with requests. It keeps me on my toes and helps tremendously with crowd interaction. Also, every once in a while, it lets the audience express a bit of their artistic side! Every week or so I get a request with a little something extra--a drawing, a joke, etc. I thought a great way to share them with you and to give the artist a little well-deserved (albeit anonymous) recognition would be to keep a photo album of the little masterpieces. You can find it here (or by clicking on the above photo). I'll be keeping it updated as the requests come in. See you at the next show!

Go Pack!!!