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Scott Thompson | Tour History




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June 1, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Forte, Birmingham, MI

- What a buzz kill! Compared to the CD Release Party especially. Painful to be playing to drunks that insist on singing WITH me ... Oh well, the food's still great and the crowd wasn't so bad really ... Will someone PLEASE just get me a record deal already!?!? :) Then I can leave these gigs behind ... and never play "Brown Eyed Girl" again! :)

May 19, 2007 - CD RELEASE PARTY!!! - Cowley's, Farmington, MI

- What could I possibly say here?? The greatest night of my life? Perhaps. The greatest performance? Not really, but close. Either way, it went down like this: Semi-Productive came in and did an amazing opening set. Everyone loved it, right down to the "senior" crowd otherwise known as our parents. Then I did a couple of solo songs, including "Higher You Fly" off the album and Dave Matthews' "Satellite." My band featured Eric Fischer, Gary Lock and John Piasentin of Space Nelson. These players were in top form as we went through the songs on my CD, as well as a cover of Peter Gabriel's "Red Rain." Finally, an all-star jam with members of Semi-Productive closed out the night, playing Cheap Trick's "Surrender!" I even sold a bunch of CD's too! Woo-hoo!

May 11, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Forte Restaurant, Birmingham, MI

May 4, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Forte Restaurant, Birmingham, MI

April 27, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Forte Restaurant, Birmingham, MI

April 5, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Forte Restaurant, Birmingham, MI

March 23, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Forte Restaurant, Birmingham, MI

- I was exceptionally sick for this one. Unfortunately, my parents drove all the way from Chicago for this show, and my birthday which happened the next day. I had lost my voice a day earlier. Needless to say, one of THE longest instrumental performances EVER! :)

March 17, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

- This was an exceptionally fun show for me as quite a few great friends of mine actually made the trip to Petosky from Detroit to see me perform! A great weekend was had by all ... featuring a trip to the casino, as well as a skiing stop at Nub's Nob ... then an unforgettable set Saturday night! Special thanks to Tom, Sherry, Lisa, Paul, Rhonda, Matt, Larry, Joe, Stacy and everyone else who came by and rocked out the St. Patty's Day jams!


March 15, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

March 5, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - St. John Hospital, Detroit, MI

- As part of the "St. John Idol" competition ... I performed Sting's "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free." The "competition" was complete with "judges" impersonating the original three of the Fox Network show! Luckily, "Simon" was very kind to me! :)

March 2, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Lattitudes Restaurant, Bay Harbor, MI

- Note to self: No more long distance, one-night gigs followed by a 5-hour trip home through snow!

March 1, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Forte Restaurant, Birmingham, MI

- My first of what should be many dates at this fine restaurant! Should be a good run - the food's great and hey, there's that really cool theater right next door!

January 27, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

- Another great weekend up North! The snow made it terrible to drive in ... but totally awesome for skiing! Always worth the trip, despite the white-knuckled commute!

January 26, 2007 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Lattitudes Restauant, Bay Harbor, MI

- Certainly a new high point in my career was attained when a stranger told me he's seen me play in Bay Harbor several times over the past couple of years ... Another said she'd seen me perform years ago in Kalamazoo. Just a couple of isolated compliments that for a moment, makes one feel "famous." Of course, come Monday morning it's back to work, nine-to-five-ing it all the way!

December 16, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

- I love this place! Great staff, and special thanks to Joel for the Christmas present - awesome wine! Another great crowd here, which just seems to be their usual turnout.

December 15, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Lattitudes Restaurant, Bay Harbor, MI

- Another worthwhile trip up North. Not too many in attendance for my set, but the skiing the next morning made it worth the drive. Got to break in my new Variaxe acoustic, and am getting the bugs worked out rather quickly.

October 13, 2006 - w/ ERIC FISCHER - (Private Engagement), Plymouth, MI

- Eric and I joined the Gira brothers (from That 80's Band) and David Hochstein (also from That 80's Band) on stage at Cory's wedding reception. We did some select favorites from the 80's list. Sounded awesome ... perhaps you'll hear more from this lineup someday???

Sept. 9, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Cowley's in Farmington, MI

- Another great show at Cowley's. Special thanks again to Tim and the gang for having me back at the club!

August 24, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

August 26, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

July 29, 2006 - w/ THE FORGOTTEN SONS (Marillion Tribute) - Toxic Bash, St. Clair Shores, MI

- This was the debut performance of our new band! I'll always remember how hot it was that day (120 degrees F.!), but we still sounded good. Had a bit too much fun later on though ...

July 7, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Cowley's in Farmington, MI

- I called this my "homecoming" gig. Actually, it really was the first gig I've done in Farmington since I was just out of high school!! This was a great night, although I was suffering from the flu, but the show went on, and thanks to all my friends that were there as well!

June 15, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

June 17, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

June 18, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

April 30, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - LaBella, New York City, New York

- What can I say? NYC really is the greatest city ever, and I owe a special thanks to Eric and Melissa for hosting us and giving great tours of all the sights!

April 15, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE- Chill and Mingle, Hamtramck, MI

- This was another indie-x event ... Too bad I got a little bit hammered watching some great blues man play before me. My set list included .... well, you'd have to ask my friends that were there!

April 14, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Lenny's Coffee Gallery, Eastpointe, MI

- Lenny's has a cool place there in Eastpointe ... But I had to follow some guy on keyboards who seemed not to care that 1. He was taking too much time with his set and 2. Everyone in the packed room were friends of mine, not his ... .and were anxious to see me play and get off to bed (the bar).

April 8, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

March 11, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

- Oops ... another run-in with a Northern Michigan cop! Got off this time ... driving too fast after the gig, was so tired and wanted to get to bed. Maybe learned my lesson?

February 18, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Lenny's Coffee Gallery, Eastpointe, MI

- This was my first indie-x event; and I was happy to be invited .... A video clip of my set is still somewhere on the internet ... maybe. Cool gig, great musicians on the stage, and a wonderful coffee buzz followed by a tour of the Irish pub next door with the Kaufman brothers!

January 13, 2006 - w/ JEFF MOEHLE - Webber's Inn, Ann Arbor, MI

- This was a private holiday party for the "Aflac" company. Jeff agreed to join me since the Jay Perry Quartet wasn't available. Again, another magical night of music between two very good friends who hadn't played together for TEN years! Another awesome show, and another one I should have recorded!

January 14, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

January 21, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

- Got pulled over TWICE in TWENTY minutes by state cops! In a hurry to get the show I guess .... Only got a ticket for the first time. Second cop just thinks I'm a dumb a$$! :)

January 28, 2006 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

September 23, 2005 - SOLO PERFORMANCE opening for BRIAN VANDER ARK- The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

- Again, my "best gig ever!" Opening for one of my heroes was a dream come true. On top of that, I believe I was particularly "on" that night. Playing solo acoustic to a crowd that was geared for more of the same was awesome - they seemed to listen to every word, every note of my performance. My set list included my own material as well as covers like "Pinball Wizard" and "Sledgehammer." Backstage, it was hard not to be "star struck" hanging out with Brian, but he turned out to be a super cool guy who eventually played an amazing show himself. At one point I asked him if he wanted me to leave my guitar stand on the stage for his set later on. He asked, "are you staying for the whole show?" I replied, "Dude, I've bought all of your F-ing albums! Of course I'm staying!" :)

August 25, 2005 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

August 27, 2005 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

August 28, 2005 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Bay Harbor Music Festival

July 30, 2005 - w/ THE SCOTT THOMPSON BAND w/ SPACE NELSON - Toxic Bash, St. Clair Shores, MI

- This wasn't my best show ever, with a plague of technical problems and a set list that didn't exactly win over the crowd ... but the band played well. Following my solo set, I had the pleasure of playing bass for Space Nelson. Luckily, their set allowed me to redeem myself! :)

June 24, 2005 - w/ THE SCOTT THOMPSON BAND - The Trolley Stop, Taylor, MI

- At the time, this was my "best gig ever," featuring some of my best friends (who happen to be incredible musicians) including: Eric Fischer (drums), Pete Hopersberger (keyboards) and John Piasentin (bass). This show was a milestone as I fronted a full band performing my own music, for the very first time. The room was packed and the band sounded awesome!

June 17, 2005 -SOLO PERFORMANCE - Knot Just A Bar, Bay Harbor, MI

- This was the first of what would be many return trips to this beautiful annex to Petosky, MI. This club quickly became a special place for me; with a very friendly staff and consistently awesome audiences - not to mention an amazing setting on the bay.

January 15, 2005 - w/ THE JAY PERRY QUARTET - Mt. Pleasant, MI

- Another holiday party for the Aflac company ... The room had a little over 500 people in it!

January 9, 2004 - w/ THE JAY PERRY QUARTET - Webber's Inn, Ann Arbor, MI

August 23, 2003 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - St. Clair, MI

- This was a nightmare! The day immediately following my board exam, I did this wedding where I began by playing outdoors solo acoustic guitar/vocal, then performed during the ceremony itself; then moved indoors to play piano during dinner, then DJ'd the rest of the evening. A 12-hour ordeal. The first and last of its kind.

August 16, 2003 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Private Party, Chesterfield, MI

August 9, 2003 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Private Party, Berkely, MI

- This was a special surprise party for good friend Molly Olson! Happy Birthday by the way! What a great time and host Perry was the host with the most, once again!

October 4, 2002 - w/ THAT 80'S BAND - Some club in Lansing, MI

- I didn't know it at the time, but it would be my last gig with this band. Ironically, it was also my best personal performance with the band. It would turn out, that it all happened for a good reason.

September 20, 2002 - w/ THAT 80'S BAND - Alvin's, Detroit, MI

- Not the greatest performance on my part ... low points included my guitar being unplugged at the beginning of my guitar solo in "Maniac." Oh well ...

August 29, 2002 - w/ THAT 80'S BAND - Emerald Theater, Mt. Clemens, MI

- Still have this one on film somewhere. We did a great show, had great production with lights and film, ... not to mention costume changes and all the usual technical maneuvers. Moreover, this gig was the debut show of the new line up after The Atomic 80's folded.

August 17, 2002 - w/ Mark Hnatiuk (drums) - Private Engagement, St. Clair Shores, MI

- Mark, a very good friend of mine; joined me on stage for a benefit for another very close friend of mine. She was battling breast cancer at the time. The benefit was a success, with a good turnout and food donated by a local restaurant. Despite all of our efforts however, our friend passed away two months later. This would prove to be a difficult time. She was only 32.

August 10, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Private Party, Chesterfield, MI

August 9, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE (Instrumental Piano) - Eastpointe, MI

- This was a wedding gig. Played the usual tunes.

June 27, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

May 17, 2002 - w/ THE ATOMIC 80'S - The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

- This would be the last show performed by this lineup ... A weird night all the way around, a gig that only came together in the final minutes before the doors opened, to a full house!

May 10, 2002 - w/THE ATOMIC 80'S - Harper's, East Lansing, MI

May 4, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

May 3, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

- I had a very long run at the Motor City Grill, ... but as the economy slowed in Michigan, so did the theater crowd ... I wouldn't return to this gig due to a decision to cancel live music indefinately. I will forever be grateful to the staff at the Motor City Grill for what turned out to be well over a hundred shows, and decent exposure to boot.

April 27, 2002 - w/ THE ATOMIC 80'S - The Alley, Rochester, MI

April 26, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 19, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 12, 2002 - w/ THE ATOMIC 80'S - Harper's, East Lansing, MI

- My first show with The Atomic 80's. Man, the place was packed, with well over 500 people! Felt like a rock star. The people went crazy when we took the stage. There were even some requisite "music nerds" in the front row who commented on the quality of my keyboard sounds (thanks to Brian); but more importantly were the girls in the front showing a little skin, and a guy who jumped onto the stage, then BACKFLIPPED back into the crowd!

April 5, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 29, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 22, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 17, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

- This was a special St. Patrick's Day at one of my "regular" gigs at the time. A wild one. Turns out I really like Killiam's on tap!

March 15, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 9, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - The Great Baraboo, Fraser, MI

- Another show I performed while being quite ill ... the Great Baraboo had a good crowd though, although I believe it was a Sunday night. Despite all of that, and terrible weather, I was happy with the set and enjoyed hanging out with many from work who came by.

March 8, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 1, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 22, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 15, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

February 8, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

Februarty 1, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 11, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 10, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 4, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 22, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 21, 2002 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

- This was one of my favorite gigs there because Eric Fischer joined me on electric drums ... one of those nights where two musicians, who weren't particularly well-rehearsed, were in sync all night long. We did a wide variety of covers, and had some interesting jams.

December 8, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 1, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 30, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 24, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 23, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 21, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

November 17, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 20, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 13, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 6, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 5, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 29, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 22, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

- My first gig after 9-11. Was quite difficult to play cheerful music on stage; but I also resisted the temptation to write a song based on 9-11. There will be plenty of those I think.

August 27 - September1, 2001, SOLO PERFORMANCES - Mission Pointe Resort, Mackinac Island, MI

- Another amazing week up North. The island is such an awesome place.

June 28, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

June 27, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

June 20, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

June 14, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 31, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 25, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 18, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 11, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 4, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 3, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 28, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

April 27, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 26, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detriot, MI

April 21, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

April 20, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 14, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bat, Utica, MI

April 13, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 12, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 7, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

April 6, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 5, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 30, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 29, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 23, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 16, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 9, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 2, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 23, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 17, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 16, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 9, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 4, 2001 - w/ (JAZZ BAND feat. ERIC FISCHER) - (Some school in:), Plymouth, MI

- This was a Jazz Band I joined with good friend Eric Fischer for a "talent show" of sorts on this day. Our set featured some old swing tunes, and then Eric performing a Buddy Rich drum solo. Amazing.

February 3, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 2, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 26, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 19, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 12, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 5, 2001 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 30, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 29, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 28, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 23, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 22, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 16, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 15, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 9, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 8, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 1, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCES - Motor City Grill AND Shuck's Oyster Bar, Detroit/Utica, MI

- This was my version of the Phil Collin's trick of doing two gigs in one night! Instead of a Concorde headed across the Atlantic though, it was just me in my mini-van heading up I-75. They were both great shows though ... I do remember that much!

November 24, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 22, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

- Night before Thanksgiving. Great crowd. Went across the street for more celebration at The Locker Room. Bad hangover Thanksgiving morning.

November 11, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 10, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 9, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

November 3, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 3, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Token Lounge, Westland, MI

- Following my show at the Motor City Grill; I went out to join Space Nelson in Westland. This would be my last show with them, and went out with a bang! It was a great show, although we were really loud, and wild on stage. It was a great time. The band would go on to do great things after I left ...

November 2, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 1, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 28, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

October 27, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 19, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 14, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - New Way Bar, Ferndale, MI

October 13, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 6, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCES - Motor City Grill in Detroit, then Rell's Sports Bar in DeWitt, MI

September 30, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 29, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCES - Motor City Grill AND Shuck's Oyster Bar (Detroit and Utica, MI)

September 23, 2000 - w/ THE SOUL BREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop AND Private Engagement, Cincinnati, Ohio

- A Reunion show with Jay Mattingly and Brett Hubers! These guys showed me another great time in awesome Cincinnati ... A great gig to boot, these guys can play ...

September 22, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 20, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 16, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

September 15, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 14, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 9, 2000 - SOLO PIANO/VOCAL PERFORMANCE - Clinton Twp., MI

- This was for a wedding for good friends Pam and Mike. It was a beautiful wedding; and I had the pleasure of accompanying a real, classically-trained male vocalist performing "Ave Maria."

September 8, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Token Lounge, Westland, MI

September 7, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 6, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

August 31, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

August 5, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

July 20, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

July 15, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Token Lounge, Westland, MI

July 6, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Shuck's Oyster Bar, Utica, MI

June 19 - June 24, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCES - Mission Pointe Resort, Mackinac Island, MI

June 16, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

June 14, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

June 2, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

June 1, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCES - Motor City Grill (Detroit, MI) AND Shuck's Oyster Bar (Utica)

May 31, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 26, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 25, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 19, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 13, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 12, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

May 12, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - New Way Bar, Ferndale, MI

May 5, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 29, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 28, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 29, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

April 21, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 14, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

April 12, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

- I had just received official notice that I was accepted into the PA Program at U of D... My parents and grandmother were in attendance as well. Great night.

April 7, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 31, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 24, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

- My 29th Birthday ...

March 23, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Token Lounge, Westland, MI

March 17, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 11, 2000 - w/ DAVID THOMPSON - Retreat in Rural MI

- My Aunt Kathleen ran a creative retreat out in the woods, somewhere far beyond I-696! :) It was a great day away, capped by an instrumental guitar-duo performance with my dad.

March 10, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 9, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

March 3, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detriot, MI

March 1, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 26, 2000 - w/ SPACE NELSON - The New Way Bar, Ferndale, MI

February 25, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 18, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 16, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 11, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

February 5, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Hoops, Auburn Hills, MI

- Neat sports bar a stone's throw from the Palace of Auburn Hills.

February 4, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 29, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 28, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 26, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 22, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 21, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 15, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 14, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

January 7, 2000 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 30, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 29, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 17, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

December 10, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 24, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

November 10, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 30, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 29, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 22, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 15, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 15, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Bachelor One, Keego Harbor, MI

October 8, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

October 2, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Rosie O'Gradys, Ferndale, MI

October 1, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 25, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 24, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 23, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 18, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 17, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 11, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Rosie O'Gradys, Ferndale, MI

September 10, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Motor City Grill, Detroit, MI

September 4, 1999 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Joe's Sports Bar, DeWitt, MI

August 7, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Ford Road Bar and Grill, Westland, MI

July 16, 1999 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Scalici's Lounge, Allen Park, MI

July 3, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Bachelor One, Keego Harbor, MI

- Some personal problems of mine hampered my performance during this gig ... but not that of Gary Lock on Bass, (a guy named Mark) on keyboards (sorry, don't remember his last name), and good friend Bob Ruthven who made the drive over to fill in for Eric Fischer - who was in L.A. studying drums with Freddie Gruber!

July 2, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Bachelor One, Keego Harbor, MI

April 23, 1999 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Scalici's Lounge, Allen Park, MI

- Some girls from work came out for this one; and we got a live recording as well.

March 12, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

February 25, 1999 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Cross Street Station, Ypsilanti, MI

- No crowd, terrible weather, but a great set featuring Radiohead's "Karma Police!"

February 21, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Augie's, Sterling Heights, MI

- This was actually, a great performance. We had a neat set up with sound and lights; and all of us were well locked in. Great covers that night, although never performed live again, included Pink Floyd's "One Slip." I learned NOT to spray paint pants!

January 23, 1999 - w/ FOOLS UNITE - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

January 15, 1999 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

November 13, 1998 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

September 26, 1998 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

July 17, 1998 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, MI

July 10, 1998 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Downtown Rivertown Saloon - Detroit, MI

July 4, 1998 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Sawyer's Point, Cincinnati, OH

- Opening for Loverboy. Yes, Loverboy. Have this on video tape still ... Got to play on huge stage and sound system. Funniest thing is to see security guards in front of the stage, protecting us from the 15 people in attendance! (We were first of 5 bands before Loverboy)

July 3, 1998 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

- Headed back down to Cincinnati to join the old band for a big show on the 4th. We were able to stop by Doc's and play another great show the night before.

May 1, 1998 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Griff's Grill, Pontiac, OH

- My return to Michigan was ushered in by a return to Griff's Grill. Stairs. Again.

February 21, 1998 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Mickey's Pub, Lebanon, OH

- My last gig with The Soulbreakers before moving back to Michigan. A rowdy, but fun night. Some guy got on stage to sit in on guitar to play "Kansas City." So I give him my guitar, but didn't realize he had a huge belt buckle on! Oops. Recorded this show on a 4-track, which came out fairly well (except for lack of bass - sorry Jay!)

February20, 1998 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

February 13, 1998 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

January 24, 1998 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Private Engagement, Dearborn, MI

- I think this was a private party of a friend of ours ... I had the opportunity to sit in with my friends in this band; unknowingly, I would officially join later this year.

January 16, 1998 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

January 2, 1998 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

December 29, 1997 - w/ SPACE NELSON - (Somewhere in), MI

- Don't remember this one, sorry. But another "sitting in" on bass before I officially joined. Was a private party I think ...

December 19, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Private Engagement, Cincinnati, OH

- This was a surprise party for Brett Hubers, our keyboard player. Great tunes this night included Steely Dan's "Bodhitsava," played very loud ...

December 5, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

November 28, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

November 7, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

November 1, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - The Barrelhouse, Cincinnati, OH

October 24, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

October 17, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

October 10, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

- Yes, Doc's Smoke Shop is a tobacco/cigar shop, owned by a physician! It also featured a full bar and great menu; and as it would turn out, The Soulbreakers on many occasions. This was one of the neatest places I've had the chance to perform in. Very friendly staff and nice sounding piano. The Soulbreakers were a great band and we had a great time, all the time!

October 3, 1997 - w/ SPACE NELSON - Lilly's, Hamtramck, MI

- We opened the show for local progressive rock legends "Discipline."

August 31, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - The Barrelhouse, Cincinnati, OH

August 29, 1997 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - College Hill Coffee House., Hamilton, OH

August 22, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Doc's Smoke Shop, Lebanon, OH

August 9, 1997 - Wedding Engagement - Green Bay, WI

- Well, here's my story about Green Bay. Was so excited to see this great city, and I love to travel. However, in early August, there's no football fever yet; and year-round in Green Bay, there's NO skyline! A Saturday afternoon downtown, and nothing open. Total ghost town. Lame. Too bad for us; but for my friends Bob and Jeannette, a beautiful wedding - they are still doing great with two lovely daughters to boot! I'll make my peace with the Packers .... someday ... :)

July 5, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - The Barrelhouse, Cincinnati, OH

June 20, 1997 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - College Hill Coffee House., Hamilton, OH

May 31, 1997 - w/ THE SOULBREAKERS - Private Party, Loveland, OH

May 9, 1997 - Duo Performance w/ BRETT HUBERS - Private Party, Blue Ash, OH

April 19, 1997 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - College Hill Coffee House, Hamilton, OH

December 13, 1996 - SOLO PERFORMANCE - Bilbo's, Kalamazoo, MI

- This was my "Farewell" performance in Kalamazoo, before moving to Cincinnati, OH. I would be joined on stage by Bob Wallis, Mark Thomas and Brant Satala - the latter who I hadn't seen in years. This was an unforgettable night for me, the songs sounded great, the room was full, and I went out with a Bang!

December 6, 1996 - w/ THE BREAKFAST CLUB - Private Party, Traverse City, MI

- We were in a pole barn of sorts, with a lot of theater type hanging out ... Was a cool show despite terrible sound. One of our last gigs together, but a good time in the Great White North (ern Michigan).

November 23, 1996 - w/ THE BREAKFAST CLUB - Harvey's On The Mall, Kalamazoo, MI

September 28, 1996 - SOLO PERFORMANCE (PIANO) - (Wedding), Bloomingdale, MI

- I learned a new trick at this wedding: put paper clips in the music book at the songs you need to turn to in a hurry. Not that I did this yet. Oh no. Instead, I found myself flipping the pages frantically after the wedding party had processed to the alter (meaning: the bride was at the back of the church waiting) for what seemed like an hour before I found the correct song and began to play her down the aisle.

September 14, 1996 - w/ THE BREAKFAST CLUB - "Allegro Festival," Kalamazoo, MI

- I vaguely remember this being rained out; as it was originally intended to be an outdoor festival in Kalamazoo's pedestrian mall .... We ended up assembling our gear in an upstairs to some kind of museum/department store. We were a hit to the 10 spectators that followed us there.

August 2, 1996 - w/ THE BREAKFAST CLUB - The Warehouse, Kalamazoo, MI

- We opened for local bands "Doxie" and "Thought Industry" - 2 great bands that had nothing to do with 80's pop music. That made us the odd gang of the bunch. The event was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the local music newspaper. We would do a snippet from Rush's "Red Barchetta" in the middle of Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" (hey, trust me, it kind of works!); as a tribute to the Thought Industry - who later took the stage wearing plastic suits and swimming goggles!

July 27, 1996 - w/ THE BREAKFAST CLUB - Private Party, Kalamazoo, MI

- Matt Boos and Eric Fischer joined me and Mark for this private party in someone's basement; which featured a pop machine filled with canned beer.

July 20, 1996 - w/ THE BREAKFAST CLUB - Harvey's On The Mall, Kalamazoo, MI

- With Three Wheel Horse opening ...

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