WHAT: Jeff Slate returns to Joe’s Pub
WHEN: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, show at 9:30pm
WHERE: Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York City
TICKETING INFO AND SHOW DETAILS:
Jeff Slate, founder and frontman for beloved indie outfit, The Badge, and the already legendary Birds of Paradox has announced that his next New York City show will take place at Joe’s Pub on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM. The show will celebrate the music of Bob Dylan, featuring a setlist of the legend’s least-known but greatest songs.
Earl Slick, the legendary guitarist who has toured the world with David Bowie and has appeared on many Bowie albums from 1974s David Live! through to 2013s The Next Day, and who played on John Lennon’s last recording sessions, will lend his signature licks to Slate’s all star band. Slick also appeared on Slate’s 2010 single Dreamtime. Steve Holley, who played drums in Wings from 1978-1981, and who appeared on Slate’s Birds of Paradox album, will be playing drums with the band.
Slate’s first solo-project LP release Birds of Paradox was released on October 9, 2012, with a sold out album release party at Joe’s Pub in New York City. The album has seen strong sales and glowing reviews and has been called “the best Tom Petty album since Wildflowers” in the press.
In November Slate released Imposters & Attractions:
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 Birds of Paradox 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 Plastic 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.
The album also features Laurence Juber (Wings), Gene Parsons (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), Alex Alexander (David Bowie, Willie Nile), Simon Townshend (The Who, Roger Daltrey) and Susie Collins (ELO, Ace Frehley).
Jeff Slate (vocals, guitar) is a singer/songwriter from New York City. He co-founded the 1980’s mod/punk band the Mindless Thinkers, who were mainstays on the Northeast college circuit. In the mid-90’s he released The Townshend Tapes, on which The Who’s Pete Townshend acted as Executive Producer, and opened for Sheryl Crow on her “Tuesday Night Music Club” tour. In 1997 he founded the band The Badge, who released four albums and countless singles, EPs and live “bootleg” sets and went on to become darlings of the UK/European “mod” scene in the 2000’s. In 2010 Jeff released the single Dreamtime, which featured Earl Slick (Lennon, Bowie) and Carlos Alomar (Bowie, Lennon). Birds of Paradox, his first solo album of original material was released in 2012. It was followed in November 2013 by Imposters & Attractions. Jeff has appeared on television and radio numerous times and his songs have appeared in network television shows and major motion pictures. Jeff proudly endorses Gibson/Epiphone guitars, Hofner basses and Vox amps.