SAVE THIS DATE! Saturday May 7th… We are opening for our friends Sky-Pony (deemed by the NY TIMES as “Defiantly exultant”) at the Mercury Lounge in New York. This is going to be an evening of all things good! Good music, good company, good dancing.
For tickets and more information click here.
Lastly, if you’re in the search for new music, they recently released their debut full-length “Beautiful Monster” and you can support independent artist by buying it here. Or check out their video for “The Watcher” right underneath this sentence. (insert downward arrow emoji)
Peace from the east (coast).
Funny, a few years ago I accidentally booked a show at Rockwood on Easter sunday. I guess I was just excited to play on a weekend and didn’t pay attention to the date. I think Alan, our bassist, pointed out the potential conflict and at I was worried that we’d be playing to the bartenders. But. I kept the date and, much to my surprise, a rowdy crowd of happy people stumbled in after a day of brunch-hopping.
Our Easter shows have turned out to be one of our favorite gigs of the season, and this year promises to live up to the hype.
EASTER FEST IV
Featuring: the seductively soulful – Jenn Mundia – and yours, always – Freddy Hall & the Best Intentions
Taking place at: the all mighty temple of music – Rockwood Musical Hall – stage 1
Kicking off at: 10pm
FREE (eggs and entry)
** IMPORTANT NOTE: this show is in no way affiliated with, or promoting, religious agenda. Our only dogma is dancing and our holy water is beer! All walks of life welcome... even heckling assholes. **
Check out another new tune – Nothing in the Open – about secret love affairs.
Marques Walls – Drums
Alan Stevens Hewitt – Bass
Cian McCarthy – Piano
Saum Eskandani – backup vocals
Jenn Mundia – Backup Vocals
We will be hitting the studio in 1 MONTH (insert crazy faced emoji!!) to record our follow up to “Wander Years.”
Our next show will be on Sunday, March 27th at 11pm at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. It’ll be our 4th Easter Hop and will feature some smokin’ guests and a guaranteed fun evening.
More updates, new songs, news, to come.
“For You” – recorded in the middle of Trout Lake, in the Adirondacks in New York. Jenn Mundia filmed and edited the video and the plan is to have this song on the upcoming album. Other plans include, but are not limited to:
inhabiting a studio in January
Release the album early next spring
write more lyrics
practice more guitar
record more videos
buy a few oranges and exercise today.
Some exciting news:
Well, after a few years of playing the intimately joyful stage 1 of Rockwood Music Hall, we will be making our way on toStage 2… a slightly bigger space with enough room for us all on stage. Marques is excited. If you’re in the NYC area it’d be mighty great to see you there!
Monday August 10th
Also in the works:
Album #2! Title and song listing still in the works but we’ll be trying out the new material at Rockwood. The goal is to release it in the early spring of ’16, along side a new slew of music videos and perhaps a “Trace MaKenzie” resurrection.
I had the recent pleasure of playing guitar alongside my good friend Zach Scot’s band Cartesian Theater at New Castle, Virginia’s most spectacular hidden gem, The Untitled Music Festival. It’s a home-grown music festival hosted by an incredible family who shared their property with hundreds of good hearted strangers. My hope is to bring the Beset Intentions along next year and play and have you guys camp alongside us.
Dear NYC friends reading this:
We are back again for our 3rd (almost annual) Easter shenanigans. This year we will be sharing the stage with our good friends Kondor:
This Sunday – April 5th
At – Rockwood Music Hall. Stage 1
Price – FREE
The fun starts at 7 and will be celebrating chocolate and bunnies all night long.
Come catch an egg.
Here are four inspiring friends of mine who’s music has been rolling through my blood as of late. These are great writers/musicians/humanatrainas and I’m lucky to say that I know them.
If you’re in the market for intuitive and interesting new music, take your time and explore each of these artists thoroughly:
I bid thee a long and overdue hello. (wave, wave)
2014 was a collection of days that were educational, adventurous and life imprinting. While I don’t place a lot of value in giving praise or passing blame on a year, I do enjoy taking a moment to turn around and reflect on what just happened. AND, since I haven’t been the greatest at keeping up with my blog I figured I’d share a few highlights from 2014.
Touring with Flashdance The Musical
Workshopping a brilliant new musical at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Farewell childhood home. 😦
Family vacation/sister’s wedding at the Amalfi Coast in Italy
…followed by an incredibly challenging scooter ride along steep winding cliffs with the new family.
Making my Musical Direction debut… at my grade school alma mater. The New York Times never made it down to Alexandria but I’d say it was a smashing success.
If you haven’t seen the ‘Lullaby’ video yet yet, feel free to check it out here:
So. What does 2015 have in store? What are my resolutions? Well. We will find out together!
It’s been almost a year in the making but I’m happy to announce that the official music video for “A Lullaby,” one of my favorites off of Wander Years, is now here for your viewing pleasure!
Check out the video now:
Major thanks to:
Patrick Mandeville for his vision and direction
Ellenore Scott a beautiful dancer/choreographer
Her dancing dudes Timmy Wasserman and Jeffrey Gugliotti
The wonderful Sofia Rebelo, the actress and newly named mother of the year!
My musical brothers
Drummer: Marques Walls
Bassist: Alan Stevens Hewitt
Cellist: Alon Bisk
And production team:
Co-Producer: Maxine Medina
Cinematographer: Jamal Solomon
B-Camera Operator/Color Correcter: Wilson Mbiavanga
I’m very proud of the work we all did and I hope you enjoy!