Vibrant Musical Journeys: A Night with Not from Brooklyn

The Corning Radisson bore witness to a wonderful evening of music as the notes of Not from Brooklyn resonated through the halls, creating an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

Meet the Band: Not from Brooklyn

The band consists of myself on guitar, Steve Webb on bass, and Joel Carberry on drums. Together, the trio embarked on a musical journey with the Friday night crowd. You can find us on Facebook, and our debut album is available for your listening pleasure our debut album is here.

The Musical Journey Begins

The initial plan was to offer a selection of jazz standards and safe instrumentals, tailored to suit the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel lounge. However, as we delved into our setlist, it became clear that this crowd was up for an eclectic musical journey. The energy in the room was palpable, and we were excited to take our audience on an adventure through various musical landscapes.

Not From Brooklyn album cover

A Night of Diverse Sounds

Original funk tunes emanated from our instruments, infusing the space with an energy that was both infectious and invigorating. The jazz standards, always a touchstone of musicality, were met with nods of appreciation and the tapping of feet. It was a moment of connection, where the language of music transcended boundaries and brought people together in a shared experience.

Highlights of the Evening

A particular highlight of the evening was our reggae rendition of Pachelbel’s Canon. This imaginative take on a timeless classic brought smiles to the faces of our audience, inviting them to experience the familiar in an entirely new light. The unexpected twist of reggae rhythms added a fresh dimension to the piece, making it a standout moment of the night.

Introducing New Sounds

But the surprises didn’t end there. We introduced the crowd to a couple of Afro-Cuban originals, each beat resonating with the pulse of distant shores. Among them was a brand-new composition, “Carnival,” the video for which is here —a spirited piece that ignited the room with its vibrant energy and rhythmic complexity.

In homage to a musical milestone, we also paid tribute to The Who, currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Who’s Next. Our rendition of “See Me Feel Me” was a heartfelt nod to the band’s enduring influence and the timeless appeal of their music. This version is my personal favorite of the many amazing songs in their diverse catalogue, and it was a joy to share it with our audience.

Looking Forward to Our Return

The night was a testament to the power of music to surprise, to connect, and to elevate. Each note we played was an invitation into our world, a world where genres intertwine, and where the boundaries of musical expression blur. The audience’s enthusiastic response was a reminder of the universal language of music and its ability to bring people together.

We look forward to returning to the Corning Radisson on December 16th, eager to once again share our musical journey with an audience that appreciates the unexpected. Until then, may the echoes of this night linger, a reminder that music has the power to weave stories that resonate in the hearts of all who listen.

Conclusion

The evening at the Corning Radisson was more than just a performance; it was a celebration of the diverse and unifying power of music. From jazz standards to reggae renditions, from Afro-Cuban rhythms to classic rock tributes, the night was a journey through soundscapes that captivated and connected us all. We can’t wait to bring more of these experiences to our audiences and continue exploring the limitless possibilities of our musical expression.

You might want to book a free music consultation or tell me details of your event via the contact page if you are considering having live musicians play at it.