Saturday, December 31, 2011

Open Mic Tonight!

Open Mic Tonight 9pm - ?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Cheer!

As the year winds down & the holidays ramp up, Tapastry & Studio 12 will feature another "jam" packed week of music.  First, as always will be this week's Studio 12 Wednesday Open Mic, holiday special... come to play a holiday tune or two (or not... no pressure, kids).
 Thursday night brings the Tapastry debut of new kid on the block Elle.  Elle (pronounced Ellie) is back home in NJ after wowing audiences up & down the east coast with her versatile and captivating piano & vocals.
Photo by Michael Reitman
Friday night brings the weekly return of Romeria Flamenca for two shows at 7:30 & 9:15.... reservations a must!

Saturday night, Christmas Eve,  Carl Croce will help us celebrate the season with holiday songs and originals, tho' rumor has it that he may have to cut out early to make some deliveries.... ho! ho! ho!

Monday, December 12, 2011

All Music All the Time!

Studio 12 Pit Band

Another week of Music Every Night!

We kick off Wednesday night with Studio 12 Open Mic

Gino (Coco Seco) Phipps
Thursday Night is Salsa Night with The Bogie's All-Star Band featuring Gino (Coco Seco) Phipps
Chris Koch

Nick Piro
Ronnie Beck

Friday Night NJmusiclocker PROUDLY presents the 3rd Friday Singer Songwriter Series at 8pm featuring ~ Chris Koch ~ Vic Della Pello~ Nick Piro~ Ronnie Beck ~  Nat Grauman & Kelli Hendel 

Reservations are strongly advised as seating is limited in this intimate club.  $8 Entertainment Fee and a $10 purchase minimun per person... byob 

Bookings for the Jan 20th Showcase Musiclocker one worldwide entertainment,llc 
Vic Della Pello

Romeria Flamenca
Friday Night also features the weekly appearance of reknowned flamenco troupe, Romeria Flamenca... reservations a must!

McNally Rally

Saturday night features The McNally Rally, a new band featuring warm vocal blends and acoustic/electric instruments, will debut this weekend playing covers ranging from the '70s to the present.
Bob McNally, luthier, musician and inventor (creator of the Martin Backpacker Guitar and the McNally Strumstick), heads up this unique acoustic/electric ensemble comprised of himself on guitar, bass, strumstick and vocals; Jim O'Brien on guitar and vocals; Lara Noble on keyboard and vocals; Michael Allan Williams on harmonica and lead vocals; and Meg Beattie on lead vocals and guitar. 

Jan Loe with the ubiquitous Bob Cannon

 Sunday Night, Jan Loe & Friends play Studio 12 at 6pm.....

Tom Picard & Carl Croce in warmer days

Meanwhile, Downstairs at Tapastry, CarlCroce & Tom Picard host the Sunday Night Acoustic Showcase.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Cult Week

Lots goin' on.... Turkey Trot Open Mic Wednesday
Brian bends Chuck's ear for a while
Flamenco Friday with the amazing Willa Bronce

Saturday Night marks the long awaited return of Laura Birdsong.  Hey, The Sun Will Shine as Laura shares her Crazy Wisdom with the Tapastry crowd....

Sunday night's Acoustic Showcase featuring Tom Picard & Carl Croce promises to be the cherry on top of the ice cream on top of the cake of the weekend...
Where's Waldo?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Music at Tapastry & Studio 12 This Week

What a line-up!  Eight performances in six days!  The week starts Wednesday at 8:00 with Studio 12 Open Mic
photo by Michael Reitman

Thursday night, 7:30 pm, back up in Studio 12 we have the Bogie Latin All-Star Band featuring Will Vega, Papo Gonzalez, Hector Davila, Nelson Diaz & the inimitable Gene (Coco Sec) Phipps.

Friday night at 7:30 & 9:00 marks the return of Romeria Flamenca featuring Willa Bronce.  This high energy, passionate performance is not to be missed!

Also on Friday, upstairs at Studio 12, we'll have the second annual Guitars In The Round will feature Ian Smit, Doug Gill, Harvey Valdes and Rich Maloof doing all sorts of inadvisable things to guitars of various shapes and sizes. Doors open at 7:30.

Photo by Michael Reitman

Saturday night, Tapastry Restaurant features the Latin beat of Compás featuring lead vocalist Adrienne Riofrio. Compás features Adrienne (vocals, violin & guitar), her cousin Dario Scholis (vocals & guitar), John Acevedo (vocals & percussion), Erik Feder (percussion) and Juan Pablo Cano(bass).

Their repertoire of Latin songs includes Bombo, Cuban Son, Cumbia, Ecuadorian Folk, Colombian Folk, Merengue, Bachata, Boleros, Cha-cha-cha and more.

Photo by Michael Reitman

The week wraps up Sunday night with the Tapastry Acoustic Showcase featuring Tom Picard & Carl Croce.... and maybe some special guests.

See you at 12 Church this week... 973-233-0216 for reservations

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Recent Pics by Michael Reitman

Chuck & Brian

Alisa & Rick

Jeff & Adam (2/3 of the Dharma Bums.... not pictured, Joe)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Birthday Triple-Header This Week

Carrie Cantor, birthday Monday, 11/7

Tom Picard, birthday Thursday, 11/10

Ken Korreis, birthday Wednesday, 11/9

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back to the Future


The Number One Hits of 1985 from Billboard Magazine.....

December 22, 1984 - February 1, 1985:
Like a Virgin- Madonna
February 2 - February 15:
I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
February 16 - March 8:
Careless Whisper - Wham! featuring George Michael
March 9 - March 29:
Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
March 30 - April 12:
One More Night - Phil Collins
April 13 - May 10:
We Are The World - USA For Africa
May 11 - May 17:
Crazy for You - Madonna
May 18 - May 24:
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
May 25 - June 7:
Everything She Wants - Wham!
June 8 - June 21:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
June 22 - July 5:
Heaven - Bryan Adams
July 6 - July 12:
Sussudio - Phil Collins
July 13 - July 26:
A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
July 27 - August 2:
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
August 3 - August 23:
Shout - Tears For Fears
August 24 - September 6:
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
September 7 - September 20:
St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
September 21 - October 11:
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
October 12 - October 18:
Oh Sheila - Ready For the World
October 19 - October 25:
Take On Me - a-ha
October 26 - November 1:
Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
November 2 - November 8:
Part Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
November 9 - November 15:
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
November 16 - November 29:
We Built This City - Starship
November 30 - December 6:
Separate Lives - Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
December 7 - December 20:
Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
December 21, 1985 - January 17, 1986:
Say You, Say Me - Lionel Richie

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Not the New Guys

Alisa Harmon & RickMan have played here thru four or five iterations of the the music scene at 12 Church.... They were here tonight....
Alisa & RickMan... photo by Megphoto: Meg Beattie Patrick

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last Night at Studio 12

Grey's Light.... Kennedy Grey & Luke Michura

Brian Kelly's Studio 12 Debut

Photos by Michael Reitman

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Open Mic Tonight

Studio 12 will once again open its doors (& microphones) tonight....

Here are a few shots from Sunday's John Lennon tribute....

Friday, October 7, 2011

Indian Summer Music & John Lennon Tribute

Bob, Meg & Jim at Taste of Montclair 9/24/11
Photo: Andy Cohen

The weather promises to be perfect this weekend, just in time for the Church Street Indian Summer Music Fest this Saturday night.  Hosted by the inimitable Meg Beattie Patrick, who will perform and be joined by special guest artists throughout the evening.

Sunday Night will mark our third annual John Lennon Tribute in honor of John's birthday.  There are a few open slots left....please get back to me if you wanna to play.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Larry!

Larry Fine, b. October 5, 1909

To celebrate this great American we will be performing a few Stooges routines and tributes.....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Summer That Was

What a sleigh ride the past four months have been!  We were hanging around minding our own business on anticipated day off on Tuesday 5/24, when the call came in that the the Honest Dog was in the process of sneaking off.  Cheryl, Gonzalo and I met that afternoon & planned the opening of our new restaurant in two days.  Wedenesday morning, in the shower, Cheryl came up with the name Tapastry.

Wednesday night at Studio 12 we had what turned out to be our pre-opening party
Photo: Erika Bleiberg

(we told everyone that the opening was Friday the 27, but planned & pulled off our quiet opening on Thursday).  Finnegan announced to the crowd that everyone was going to play for free this summer. 

Friday night we opened with our dear friend and Studio 12 mainstay Meg Beattie Patrick kicking off the 2011 Church Street Summer Music-Fest....  Here are a few shots from the summer taken by Michael Reitman, Meg Beattie Patrick & Krystal Migliore: