JEFF SLATE'S BIRDS OF PARADOX ROCK THE CUTTING ROOM!
Birds of Paradox - Jeff Slate, Jimmy McElligott, Gary Van Scyoc, Adam Ippolito and Steve Holley with special guest Laurence Juber at - New York City's Cutting Room on May 29, 2013. The complete show as shot by NY Rocks TV host and producer Phil Fiumano.
CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF PAUL McCARTNEY and WINGS AT THE CUTTING ROOM
JEFF SLATE'S BIRDS OF PARADOX WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAURENCE JUBER
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th at 10 PM
Jeff Slate's Birds of Paradox return to the Cutting Room on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10 PM.
The show will feature songs from the band's recent album and will also celebrate the music of
Paul McCartney and Wings, and the re-release of the classic album Wings Over America and
concert film Rockshow.
Steve Holley, who played drums in Wings from 1978-1981, appeared on Slate's recent Birds of
Paradox album and will be playing drums with the band. Holley’s contemporary in Wings
Laurence Juber, who will be playing a solo acoustic show at 8 PM will be joining Slate's band
Birds of Paradox at the end of its set.
Hear Jeff talk about the upcoming show, and about working with Gary, Adam, Steve and Laurence, on DJ Ken Michaels' "Every Little Thing" radio show on WNHU from last month on Ken's website.
The Record Store Day single "Lucky Day Sunset" is the single of the week on the Independisc Radio show at Cygnus Radio. The Independisc show will feature the track, remixed for RSD by Vance Powell, Jeff's Birds of Paradox album and his music with The Badge.
CONNECTICUT IN-STORE, BIRDS OF PARADOX RETURN TO RHODE ISLAND THIS WEEKEND
Jeff Slate will be appearing at New London, Connecticut's The Telegraph before joing Birds Of Paradox in Rhode Island this weekend
Jeff Slate will be at New London, Connecticut's The Telegraph, at noon this Friday, signing CDs and playing songs from his latest CD Birds of Paradox as well as his catalog from his years with The Badge.
On Friday evening and Saturday afternoon Jeff will be appearing solo in Westerly, Rhode Island at the Misquamicut Spring Fest at Misquamicut State Beach. The Friday appearance will be at 6:30 PM and the Saturday appearance will take place at noon.
On Saturday evening Jeff will be joined by Birds of Paradox on the Main Stage at Westerly, Rhode Island's Misquamicut Spring Fest at Misquamicut State Beach. The concert takes place at 8 PM.
JEFF SLATE SOLO-ACOUSTIC AT BOWERY ELECTRIC'S ENGLISH FOLK REVIVAL
Jeff joins host Ed Rogers and the cream of the crop of New York City singer-songwriters for a (better late than never) May Day celebration and English Folk Revival
Jeff Slate will be performing tomorrow night at Ed Rogers's May Day celebration and English Folk Revival at Bowery Electric, NYC (Wednesday, May 8) at 8 PM. It's a great bill, with the best of New York City's singer-songwriters playing some of the finest English folk songs and fantastic orginals. Jeff will be pulling a couple of Ronnie Lane/Faces and Kinks songs out of his hat for the occasion.
JEFF SLATE SOLO-ACOUSTIC AT SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND
Jeff joins host Joe Delia, plus Rex Fowler (Aztec Two Step), Gregg Hollister and John Markowski (New Riders) for an evening of great songs
Live at The Turning Point in Piermont, NY this Tuesday, April 22 at 8 PM
Jeff Slate will be performing tomorrow night at Joe Delia's Songwriters In The Round at The Turning Point in Piermont, NY at 8 PM. It's a great bill, with Rex Fowler from Aztec Two Step and John Markowski from the New Riders each playing a couple of their greatest compositions and talking about how they came to be, backed by a hot band. Hope to see you there!
"LUCKY DAY SUNSET" FOR RECORD STORE DAY!
Key Birds of Paradox album track remixed by legendary Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell
Available everywhere on Record Store Day -- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Jeff Slate will release "Lucky Day Sunset" -- the second single from his wildly successful first solo album Birds of Paradox -- on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20, 2013.
The single was mixed by Grammy-winner Vance Powell, whose remarkable engineering and mixing work for Jack White's Third Man Records has set a very high bar for artists making old school, classic sounding records.
"I met Vance after reading about his work in some trade magazines," said Slate. "I loved the sounds he was getting, but more than anything I got a great vibe from the way he talked about the projects he worked on. Honestly, I'm honored he found time to work with me and I hope there's much more for us to do in the future."
Record Store Day has become a huge success in recent years, with it being seen as one of the key factos to raising public awareness about the struggle of independent record stores since the digital age hit the record industry.
"I grew up in record stores, I worked in record stores as a kid," said Slate. "This is my way of saying thank you to all the people who worked in those stores who indulged me, and continue to do so!"
THE CUTTING ROOM PRESENTS JEFF SLATE'S BIRDS OF PARADOX
Another Rocking Night Hits The Cutting Room, Featuring Jeff Slate's Birds Of Paradox With Special Guest Peppy Castro, March 20th
An Evening Celebrating Jeff's Recently Released Album Featuring Members of Wings, The Byrds, The Who, The Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band and More
Jeff Slate, founder and frontman for beloved indie outfit The Badge has announced that his next New York City show will be at the newly opened Cutting Room on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, with Peppy Castro of the Blues Magoos opening the evening with a special acoustic set.
Jeff Slate’s Birds of Paradox – featuring Jeff Slate (vocals, guitar), Jimmy McElligott (guitar, vocals), Gary Van Scyoc (bass, vocals), Adam Ippolito (keyboards, vocals) and Alex Alexander (drums) – will be joined by special guests, including Peppy Castro of the Blues Magoos, who will also open the evening with a special acoustic set.
JEFF SLATE ON "RED VELVET MEDIA" AND "BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES"
Jeff recently appeared on Holly Stephey's Red Velvet Media radio show. The 90-minute chat covered every facet of Jeff's career, including what to expect in 2013 and Jeff's upcoming appearance at HARRIFEST 2013 this coming weekend in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
The podcast version can also be downloaded at iTunes.
JEFF SLATE ON "BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES" THIS WEEKEND
Jeff will appear on this week's episode of Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The Beatles, discussing his upcoming appearance at HARRIFEST 2013 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and why parties celebrating the life of the late George Harrison are so much fun.
70th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON, FEBRUARY 16-17th, 2013
Founder of indie band The Badge recently released solo album BIRDS OF PARADOX featuring performances by members of Wings, The Byrds, The Who, the Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band and more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jeff Slate, founder and frontman for beloved indie outfit The Badge has announced he will appear at HARRIFEST 2013, a 70th birthday tribute to the late-George Harrison, set for February 16-17, 2013, at the Seaport Inn and Marina in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in support of that areas Bristol County Visiting Nurses (Hospice) and Hasbro Children's Hospital.
Slate is expected to play a short acoustic set and several electric numbers with some of the other artists that are appearing. Slate will join former Apple Records artist Brute Force (the King of Fuh) and Shaun Weiss, son of the Beatles' lawyer Nat Weiss, along with Octopus's Garden, the Mockers, The Oh Nos, The Cryers, One Sweet Dream, Glass Onion, Rattled (a Traveling Wilburys tribute), Thatcher Harrison, Loose Salute, Sherman and the Waybacks and more. Vendors at HARRIFEST 2013 are set to include custom Beatle art by For You Glue (Kathy Joyce) and Beatle merchandise from the Nevermind Shop, Liverpool Productions and Steve Freedman's Beatle's Collectibles.
HARRIFEST 2013 will mark Slate's third appearance honoring the former Beatle. On August 1, 2009, Slate appeared at For George, a concert tribute and gallery exhibition marking the anniversary of Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh, at St. George's Hall in Liverpool, England. Slate returned to Liverpool on November 29, 2011 to mark the 10th anniversary of Harrison's passing, again at St. George's Hall and also at Liverpool's legendary Carven Club. Slate performed an acoustic tribute to Harrison's debut solo album “All Things Must Pass” and brought the house down with electric sets with Oxford's New Rebels and Liverpool's Mersey Beatles.
BIRDS OF PARADOX LAUNCH ALBUM AT SOLD OUT JOE'S PUB SHOW
PERFORMANCE INCLUDED TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON, FEATURING MEMBERS OF THE PLASTIC ONO ELEPHANT'S MEMORY BAND
October 15th, 2012 (New York, NY) – Jeff Slate, founder and frontman for beloved indie outfit, The Badge, and his new band Birds of Paradox, launched his new album at a sold out show at New York City's Joe's Pub last week. The album Birds of Paradox is available digitally via iTunes and all major digital services and CD via Amazon and other online and a host of independent record retailers.
Steve Marinucci, the National Beatles Examiner, reported via correspondent Ken Michaels that the show was "superb" and that Michaels was "very impressed with the band, five musicians who jell well and really enjoy the music... Every musician played so well, and front man Jeff Slate was in fine voice for all the songs."
Slate told Shelley Germeaux, the National John Lennon Examiner after the show, "What a night. Birds of Paradox (me, Jimmy McElligott, Gary Van Scyoc and Adam Ippolito) sold out Joe's Pub here, launched our album and celebrated John's 72nd birthday. We played 6 songs from John's One To One concert, which of course included Gary and Adam (of Elephant’s Memory). Many people loved our bluesy version of Imagine, but the highlight for me was Cold Turkey! Gary and Adam told some great stories about John and we even celebrated Fred Seaman's 60th birthday. Fred introduced us."
Sales of the Deluxe Edition of Birds of Paradox have been strong on both iTunes and Amazon and the band is set to announce more East Coast shows imminently.
Along with Van Scyoc, Ippolito, McElligott and Alexander, the album also features Steve Holley and Laurence Juber (Wings), Gene Parsons (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), Alex Alexander (Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile), Simon Townshend (The Who, Roger Daltrey) and Susie Collins (ELO, Ace Frehley).
JEFF SLATE POISED FOR DEBUT SOLO RELEASE, BIRDS OF PARADOX, OUT OCTOBER 9th, 2012
INCLUDING PERFORMANCES BY MEMBERS OF WINGS, THE BYRDS, THE WHO, THE PLASTIC ONO ELEPHANT’S MEMORY BAND AND MORE
Album Release Show at Joe’s Pub, Wednesday, October 10th
September 19th, 2012 (New York, NY) – Jeff Slate, founder and frontman for beloved indie outfit, The Badge, has announced that his first solo-project LP release Birds of Paradox will be available on October 9, 2012, with an album release party to follow at Joe’s Pub Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Following on the success of Jeff Slate’s 2010 single Dreamtime, which featured longtime David Bowie cohorts Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar and Gail Ann Dorsey, the album boasts performances from legends in the NYC scene, spanning decades of legacy. Gary Van Scyoc (bass, vocals) and Adam Ippolito (keyboards, vocals) played with John Lennon’s Plostic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band, on Yoko Ono’s recordings, and have played with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Paul Simon, Keith Moon, Mick Jagger and many more. Steve Holley (drums) was a member of Wings for 3 years and has played with Elton John, Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry, Ian Hunter and many more over his illustrious career. Jimmy “Mack” McElligott (guitar, vocals) was a member of 1980s New York New Wavers The Propellers and has performed with countless rock legends as well, including Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Tommy Ramone and Gene Cornish, and Denny Lane. The title of the LP, Birds of Paradox, is taken from the song written by John Lennon about May Pang, “Surprise, Surprise; Sweet Birds of Paradox”, owing to the fact that Pang introduced the members of Jeff Slate’s band, leading to their first performance together at her 60th birthday party in 2009.
“It began as an act of charity,” Jeff Slate says in the liner notes to Birds of Paradox. “I was the musical director for a charity event and Steve Holley, who used to be the drummer in Wings, was one of the guest performers. We hit it off and I asked him to drum on some songs of mine in the studio a few weeks later. When we got in there it was exciting. The songs sounded better than I could have ever dreamed. After 15 years making records and playing live with The Badge a new door had opened and I was excited again about making music.”
With a setlist of songs from Birds of Paradox, crowd favorites from Slate’s tenure with The Badge, and classics that Van Scyoc and Ippolito performed live with Lennon, as well as hits by Bob Dylan, The Band, The Beatles and other giants of the last 50 years of popular music, upcoming live shows are sure to bring the house down.
“We rehearsed at the old Hit Factory, which is now the New York headquarters of Gibson Guitars, and then started with a few shows out of town in Rhode Island and near Woodstock” said Slate. “It sounds fantastic and the crowd response has been amazing. It’s such a thrill to play these songs with these musicians. It’s intimidating to think the last time Gary and Adam played ‘Come Together’ was with John Lennon at Madison Square Garden, but even more than that it’s exciting.”
The album also features Laurence Juber (Wings), Gene Parsons (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), Alex Alexander (Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile), Simon Townshend (The Who, Roger Daltrey) and Susie Collins (ELO, Ace Frehley).
BIRDS OF PARADOX RETURN TO UPSTATE NEW YORK!
A Birthday Tribute to John Lennon featuring Jeff Slate's Birds of Paradox - Saturday, October 6, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – In honor of what would have been John Lennon's 72nd birthday, singer songwriter Jeff Slate brings his Birds of Paradox to the Bearsville Theater. The band includes Gary Van Scyoc and Adam Ippolito of Lennon's Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band, along with drummer Alex Alexander (Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile) and guitarist Jimmy Mack (Gene Cornish, Denny Laine).
To commemorate this summer's 40th Anniversary of John Lennon's final live concert appearance, at Madison Square Garden (with Gary and Adam), Birds of Paradox will combine music from their new album along with selections from Lennon's Garden show.
BIRDS OF PARADOX ROCK THE COWDOME!
Birds of Paradox - Jeff Slate, Jimmy McElligott, Gary Van Scyoc, Adam Ippolito and Alex Alexander - doing "Lucky Day Sunset" from the new album at the Arkville Cowdome last weekend. Fan shot, but a cool document of a fun gig.
BIRDS OF PARADOX (DIGITAL FAN CLUB ADVANCE VERSION) - OUT NOW!
Early “Fan Club” Digital Edition of Jeff Slate’s Birds of Paradox Due Monday, August 6th, Appearing at Arkville’s Cowdome This Saturday, August 4th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Due to intense demand, Jeff Slate’s Birds of Paradox have announced the release of a digital “fan club” version of its debut album Jeff Slate – Birds of Paradox across all digital platforms this coming Monday, August 6, 2012.
"Birds of Paradox (Digital Fan Club Advance Version)", a standard 10-track version of Jeff Slate – Birds of Paradox is available via iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital outlets in advance of its official release via LP, deluxe CD and deluxe digital form this Fall, tentatively scheduled for October 9, 2012.
BABY, FORGIVE ME - OUT NOW!
Debut single by Jeff Slate's Birds of Paradox out now across all digital services.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jeff Slate's Birds of Paradox have
released "Baby, Forgive Me", the debut single from their forthcoming album.
"Baby, Forgive Me" is also available directly from the band from July 30th - August 3rd, via CDBaby.com.
BIRDS OF PARADOX IN WOODSTOCK! (Or at least Arkville.)
One of the Biggest Musical Events of the Summer, Birds of Paradox Bring Its
All-Star Line Up to The Cowdome in Arkville (NY)!
Jeff Slate’s Birds of Paradox have announced a debut album and a Northeast tour slated for fall, but first, lucky audiences will be
treated to a very special summer show on August 4th at the Cowdome in Arkville, NY.
Showtime is called for 7:30. The Cowdome is located at 43311 State Highway 28 in Arkville (right
behind Cha Cha Hut BBQ). Tickets are $20; advance purchases are recommended and can be
obtained by calling 845-586-5637 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Arkville Cowdome was built in the 1920’s and served as community center, roller skating rink,
dance hall and home to part-time resident Milton Berle’s “Monster Ball,” an annual fundraiser that
featured performers such as Gypsy Rose Lee and Henny Youngman. The Cowdome is on Facebook.