News from 2009
Decemer 21, 2009
Congratulations to Ryan and Jodi O'Donoghue and thank you for letting us be part of your wedding celebration.
love playing parties like this. It's fantastic seeing families together having a good time celebrating with each other.
Hats off to Laurie O'Donoghue and all of the other organizers for a doing a super job. Pictures are posted.
a bit of a break and then we head to the Statesman for a good time at the end of January.
November 30, 2009
playing at the Riverdance. The crowd was fantastic, dancing from the very beginning through to the end. People of
all ages having a great time together. Thanks to everyone who organized this event.
We were joined by singer Amy
Cicoria who did a great job helping us out while Beth was unavailable. Pictures are posted.
November 1, 2009
was a spooky night at Mickey Finn's! Dr. Ruth won the costume contest with the vampire and the priest rounding out the top 3.
Cowboy Don joined us from Jackson for his last gig with the band for 2009. The band had a great time playing for the first
time after a two week layoff. We always meet some great folks at Mickey Finn's. Hopefully we'll see you all again soon.
have 2 sets of pictures posted. The first set was taken mostly by Durf and the second set was taken by Bruce Dunn,
a good friend of the band's and owner of EOR Sound Systems. Thanks to our photographers.
October 11, 2009
What a great party. We had a ball at the ball, the Genesee Valley Hunt Ball. It is a fantastic group to play for because
they come to have a good time and are on the dance floor from the first tune to the last. The Big Tree Inn's banquet room is
a super venue. Hopefully we'll do some other things there. Keep tuning in to find out.
All that said, the
highlight for us was being joined by our good friend and outrageously good sax player, Vince Ercolamento. Vince is a gifted
player and a great guy. He always lifts the band to another level.
The surprise of the night was that one couple
actually danced (very well) to "Take Five" (Band bows in awe). Also, we may be the first band to play "Take Five" and "Save
a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" in the same set.
October 4, 2009
Avon put on a fantastic party in the park last
night and we had a great time playing. It was really cool seeing so many people of all ages together enjoying a beautiful evening.
Thanks to everyone who made it happen. Pictures will be posted soon. We debuted two new pieces, Take Five - The Dave
Brubeck Quartet and Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips. We worked out a couple of kinks, but we think they
September 20, 2009
What a beautiful day for the Sweden Farmers Museum Harvest Festival. This was our
first time there, but hopefully not the last. We should have pictures posted early this week. Don visited for the weekend
and joined us for the gig. He smiled through the whole show and nailed every tune. We hear a rumor that he's practicing
September 15, 2009
The weather held for the Livonia Autumn Festival. The generator, well that's
another story. The band was without electricity for a while and Paul was without a keyboard for much of the first set due to
electricity problems. It was sad to watch him go through withdrawl like that. But, we got it all worked out and had a
great party. Many thanks to Ken Ippolito and Durf for working with the generator and other electricity related issues and to
one of the vendors for loaning another generator. Stellar Sound did a fantastic job all day at the festival. We
enjoy working with them. We had a great audience of all ages. That makes this kind of event so much fun.
should be posted tonight.
September 6, 2009
Mickey Finn's was a lot of fun. The crowd was a bit light due to Labor
Day, but everyone had a good time. Beth brought the most people, including her Brother Jeff who traveled from Boston.
That's a good brother. Tim got te award for move of the night, but no need to go into that. Join us next week for the
Livonia Autumn Festival.
August 31, 2009
The last two weeks we got to play in a couple of beautiful settings.
First, we played Nick Mazza's retirement party on the Livingston County camus in a beautiful park that most of of the band members
(all Livingston County residents) didn't know existed. We'll be back. We then made sure to break the serenity with some
party music and were even joined by the guest of honor for a rousing version of "Louie Louie." This past weekend we played for
the Genesee Valley Riding ad Driving Club in a gorgeous spot of off Roots Tavern Road. It was a fun group of folks who were
ready to party a bit before the following day of competitions. Join us Saturday at Mickey Finn's after you close the pool.
The inagural BZ Memorial Golf Tournament was a huge success. The Stanton family, and certainly a host of others, did
a fantastic job putting it all together. The turnout was fantastic and everyone had a great time. Congratulations to Dan
Banach, the first recipient of the BZ Leadership Scholarship. Thanks to Dan Winslow for sitting in on bass and doing a
August 10, 2009
What a great weekend!!! We love the Corn Festival! This was the 6th year in
a row for BBB at the festival, and it gets better every year. Thanks to the Avon Rotary for another great Corn Festival.
highlights of the day:
- Don Loy made his triumphant (if not permanent) return from Mississippi to keep his Corn Festival record unblemished.
- We were joined on stage by Steve Harrison, Bill Christiano, Conrad Phillips, and Jimmy Fallon. Steve did his usual stellar job
on drums. Bill wailed on "Play That Funky Music." Conrad joined his brother Paul on stage and ripped it up on harp during "Sweet Home
Chicago" and "Feelin' Alright" and Jimmy joined us all the way from Moorseville North Carolina to do a great job singing and playing
guitar on "How Long" by The Eagles.
- Paul's entourage from the Phillips' Family Reunion kept us going with the kind of encouragement
that only a family can bring.
- Kate Phillips celebrated her 19th birthday.
- The weather was FANTASTIC. For upstate NY that
means it didn't rain until the evening.
This Saturday we will be playing for the Brian Zamiara Memorial Golf Tournament.
Take a moment on Saturday to remember Brian.
August 17, 2009
The inagural BZ Memorial Golf Tournament was a huge success.
The Stanton family, and certainly a host of others, did a fantastic job putting it all together. The turnout was fantastic
and everyone had a great time. Congratulations to Dan Banach, the first recipient of the BZ Leadership Scholarship. Thanks
to Dan Winslow for sitting in on bass and doing a great job.
August 10, 2009
What a great weekend!!! We love the Corn
Festival! This was the 6th year in a row for BBB at the festival, and it gets better every year. Thanks to the Avon
Rotary for another great Corn Festival.
Some highlights of the day:
- Don Loy made his triumphant (if not permanent) return
from Mississippi to keep his Corn Festival record unblemished.
- We were joined on stage by Steve Harrison, Bill Christiano, Conrad
Phillips, and Jimmy Fallon. Steve did his usual stellar job on drums. Bill wailed on "Play That Funky Music." Conrad joined
his brother Paul on stage and ripped it up on harp during "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Feelin' Alright" and Jimmy joined us all the way
from Moorseville North Carolina to do a great job singing and playing guitar on "How Long" by The Eagles.
- Paul's entourage from
the Phillips' Family Reunion kept us going with the kind of encouragement that only a family can bring.
- Kate Phillips celebrated
her 19th birthday.
- The weather was FANTASTIC. For upstate NY that means it didn't rain until the evening.
we will be playing for the Brian Zamiara Memorial Golf Tournament. Take a moment on Saturday to remember Brian.
We had a fantastic time at Barrett's farm playing outside on a beautiful day with a great bunch of people. Thanks
to Janice Barrett for hosting. The 4-H kids took the initiative to set up a concession stand and made some money to help
defray the cuts made to the program by NYS. We also had the pleasure of Vince Ercolomento joining us on sax for a set.
Vince is a great player and an equally as nice person. Everyone who got to hear him had a special treat. Join us
this weekend at Mickey Finn's and the Believe in Steve Benefit.
April 11, 2009
The Irish Childrens Benefit last week was fantastic.
All of the bands were great. We love sharing the stage with The Wild Geese, The Dady Brothers, Everhart, and The Dustmen. We
also had a special treat as Vince Ercolomento from Prime Time Funk joined us. Vince is a great player and a super person. Pictures are posted.
Our Summer schedule is starting to fill up. Check the Gigs page.
you are on Face Book, become a fan of Bob's Brother's Band.
March 15, 2009
It was a wild night at the Avon Inn. Everyone
was Irish and in the mood to party. Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this event a success once again. It is
a great fund raiser for the community. Avon was also celebrating the success of the Boys Basketball team which is now headed
to the semi-finals of the State Tounament after a victory over Randolph in Brockport. Go Braves!
Band played a coule of sets and even introduced a new tune to our setlist. The tune is Mercy by Duffy and we really have a ball
with it. Then it was time for the Irish sing along led by Tim who was accompanied by Mary Flick, one of the best accompaniest
you'll ever hear. After that and the raffles, we ripped through one more set and some encores to cap a rowdy night with the
party crowd of Avon. Pictures are posted.
Speaking of Irish, get ready for April 5th when we play a Benefit
for The Irish Children's Program at The German House . This event always draws a great crowd and the venue
is fantastic. We are really looking forward to joining forces with the great Irish bands that will be performing, including
The Wild Geese, The Dady Brothers, The Dustmen, and more.
If you are on Face Book, become a fan of Bob's Brother's Band.
One of the beauties of living in a small town is how everyone comes together for a common cause. We saw this demonstrated
at the benefit for Debbie Dancy at Geneseo Central School. Everyone involved (school personnel, volunteers, local companies
and organizations, family, and friends) did a fantastic job and made this an event to remember. Special thanks to Alex Loy who
sat in on drums with no rehearsals. Alex did a great job.
After the benefit, John, Tim, Paul, and Dave headed
over to the Muddy Waters Coffee Shop in Geneseo to attend an open mic hosted by Steve West. Steve does a great job and creates
an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable getting up to play. The mix of ages and styles is super. The four of us
and Tim Brinduse got up and played three tunes and had a ball. The open mic is Wednesdays from 7 - 10. Check it out.
Patrick's Day is coming up fast. Get your tickets now and join us at the Avon Inn for this great annual party. Check the
February 16, 2009
We love playing at Swain Winter Resort. There was a great turnout for Valentines Day and everyone
was in the mood. Unfortunately, Beth was hit by the bug that is going around and was unable to join us unless we rearranged
everything so she could sing bass. Luckily, we had a room full of dancers and that always gets the energy going. Of course
there was the traditional cookout afterwards at Bob's and Ann's. Pictures are posted.
Our next date is March
3rd at Geneseo Central School. This is a special benefit and we'll post more details as we get them. There will be a spaghetti
dinner and we'll be playing a more subdued set. Save the date.
St. Patrick's Day is coming up fast. Join us at theAvon Inn for this great annual party.
February 8, 2009
It's been a long time for most of us since we've played a college bar.
It was great! Folks of all ages and walks of life joined in for a party at The Statesmen in Geneseo. Thanks to everyone
at the Statesmen for making it a great night. We had guest singers, cowbell players, and tambourine payers. There was
an impromptu chorus line and just as the evening was winding down, we were joined by a whole new crew of dancers who just finished
attending a Teresa House benefit. Pictures are posted.
It was a fun night at the Brockport Wrestling Club Fundraiser at Salmon Creek Country Cub. Pictures are
posted. We saw a lot of old friends and met some new ones. The organzers did a great job putting on the event and we thank
them for including us. Our best wishes to the program. Unfortunately we were missing Bob's Brother. John
had a previous engagement and wasn't able to attend. Beth stepped in on rhythm guitar for some tunes and Tim, Beth, and Gerry
picked up some additional vocals. It was a lot of fun, but we're ready for John to come back.
Join us at our next gig February
7th from 9:00 - 1:00 at the Statesmen in Geneseo. The week after that, we'll be back at Swain for Valentine's day.
A fine time was had by all as Bobs Brothers Band's Live Stock tour hit another town. This time we were in Corning, NY
(on a very cold night) playing for the New York State Holstein Convention. What a great group of people and great food.
It was good to see a lot of folks we know and to play at a new venue.
Next up is a fundraiser for the Brockport
wrestling team. Come on out to Salmon Creek Country Club Saturday night January 17th and join us for what promises to be a fun
January 11, 2009
We had a great time bringing in the New Year at Swain. There was snow on the slopes (and on the
roads) and the Swain faithful partied the night away. We ended the night with the famous cookout at Bob and Ann's cabin.
Our compliments to the chef! We'll be back at the Shawmut Pub at Swain February 14th.
Our next gig
is Thursday January 15th at the Radisson Inn in Corning. Our Live Stock tour continues as we play the New York State Holstein
Convention. Following that we will be at Salmon Creek Country Club playing a fundraiser for the Brockport Wrestling
team on Saturday January 17th.
I apologize for the lack of updates recently. We are moving to new web building tool and
are in the process of converting. Before long we'l have it all up and running again.