Bird Streets & John Gallagher Jr.

Acclaimed Brooklyn artist Bird Streets has returned with Lagoon, an album about separation, rumination, regret, and recurrence. For his second album under the Bird Streets name, songwriter John Brodeur has widely expanded on the project’s collaborative foundation, enlisting production by Pat Sansone (Wilco), Michael Lockwood (Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple), Zach Jones (Sting), and Oscar Albis Rodriguez (A Great Big World), plus guest appearances from the likes of Aimee Mann, Ed Harcourt, John Davis (Superdrag), Jody Stephens (Big Star), and an array of top-shelf session players. With mixing split between Sansone and Grammy winner Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer), and mastering by Grammy nominee Pete Lyman (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton), Lagoon is an enormous step forward sonically, while musically it’s a tour de force from an artist who has been hailed for his evocative storytelling and keen attention to craft.

Bird Streets was first conceived as Brodeur’s return to a band format after a long stint as a solo artist. The new point of view proved to be artistically freeing, moving Brodeur to officially adopt the moniker as his nom de guerre with the release of a self-titled 2018 LP on Omnivore Recordings. That album, produced by indie-pop hero Jason Falkner (Beck, St. Vincent, Daniel Johnston), was a refreshing blast of classic-yet-modern melodic rock that received accolades from PopMatters (“a rock solid power-pop gem”), The Deli (“timeless and honest”), and NPR Music, which named Bird Streets a Slingshot Artist alongside then-emerging talents like Phoebe Bridgers and The Beths. “Betting on the Sun” received nationwide airplay; the music video for “Direction” racked up thousands of views; tours with iconic indie rocker Juliana Hatfield and pop-folk artist Alana Davis followed, as did a groovy non-album single, “Come On.”

Somebody Else’s Minty Thing

Somebody Else’s Minty Thang is a collective of musicians originally from the Delaware Valley
that have been scattered across the country. Once a year they gather for a celebration! Members play in various bands including The Blue Chips, Good Lovin’ Jam Band, Benjamin Road, along with solo performances. We invite you to join us for an evening featuring a variety of different musical styles.

Peter Sandler & Dan Kassel

 Peter Sandler writes music to connect, heal, and inspire. 
While Peter struggles to describe his own music, he once heard a friend describe his music as sounding “as if Frank Sinatra played folk”. Whether or not that was accurate, Peter was flattered.
Though Peter’s influences range across many genres, his primary influences include Radiohead, Nick Drake, The Beatles, Elliot Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Frank Sinatra, and Charles Aznavour.
Peter started playing piano and singing at the age of five in a suburban town in New Jersey. Growing up, he played lead roles in his school’s musical theater performances and professionally performed in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The King and I. 
In his early teens, Peter took up the guitar and began writing music for his rock band, The Clovis People. They considered themselves a big deal on MySpace.
Peter went on to study Music Industry at Northeastern University and performed in various ensembles and bands. 
Currently based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Peter is writing, performing, and recording his original music- faithfully listening to the distant place from where the wind blows.

The Wag, The Successful Failures, Tom Maroon

Got songs?  Got harmonies?  Got fun and unbridled enthusiasm? Then you’ve got The Wag!  Hailing from the Bayshore area of New Jersey, this 4-piece unit has been entertaining and moving audiences for 25 years but still sounds as fresh as it did on day one!  With 4 alternating lead vocalists, catchy melodies, and sophisticated harmonies, they will take you on a journey of pop rock delight!

The evolution of The Wag’s songwriting is evident on their latest recording, We Carry On. This full length release shows emotional maturity from a band that has several releases to their credit.

This upbeat high energy band are seasoned professionals.  Whether performing in local establishments or opening for national acts such as Jason Mraz, Rick Springfield, Gavin DeGraw, Phillip Phillips, John Cafferty, Peter Tork, and Jefferson Starship, you’re always guaranteed a ‘Class A’ performance filled with catchy melodies, beautiful harmonies, and exciting showmanship. The Wag has a monthly residence at The Coffee House in Edison, NJ, and has taken part in regional and international tours, including England, Canada, and Japan.  The Wag has also added an acoustic set to their repertoire, further diversifying their sound and allowing them to reach a larger audience.

The Wag performs some of the catchiest original songs around, and also has an extensive list of cover songs and are available for any type of situation, whether it be coffee house, private parties, house concerts, or theater shows. Whatever the event, if you want a fun, exciting, family-friendly band, then you want The Wag!

Brian Ostering – Bass and vocals

Alicia Van Sant – Keyboards, vocals, percussion, some flute, occasional guitar

Don Lee – Guitar and vocals
Don has been performing with The Wag since November of 2012. Please check out his solo career here.

Joshua Van Ness – Drums, percussion, guitar and vocals
Joshua has been performing with The Wag since August of 2015.  Please check out his solo career here.


Supporting Musicians:

Arielle Strauss – Bongos
Ralph Capasso – Saxophone, drums and percussion
Michael Brett 
– Guitar and vocals
Erez Lirov – Trumpet
Joe Lisa – Violin
Ken Masson
 – Drums and percussion

Former Member: Dan Corboy – Guitar and vocals