News from 2013
Bob's Brother's Band

December 1, 2013

We had a great time at the Genesee Valley Hunt Club's End of the Season party. This was Elaina's last gig until at least April. She's off to study in France. We're going to miss her. Pictures are posted.

 

Be sure to catch the New Year's Eve party at the Avon American Legion Hall. It is going to be a blast.

 

November 10, 2013

We're taking it easy after a fun and busy summer. The great thing about this time of the year is that we get to freshen up the song list. If you have some suggestions for tunes we should add, let us know. No promises, but we'd be very interested in knowing what you'd like to hear.

 

October 13, 2013

Another year and another fantastic Genesee Valley Hunt Club Ball. We love playing for this group! Dancing starts immediately and it doesn't stop. It was great to see people for far and wide. We had a guest singer. Mary came up and sang the song "Forget You" and did a great job. Thanks to the organizers for pulling off another very successful event and for having BBB. Pictures are posted.

 

October 6, 2013

Thank to the organizers, contibutors, and attendees of Livingston County United Way's Gala in the Valley. You threw a great party for a very worthwhile cause. Thanks for having BBB. Pictures are posted.

 

September 18, 2013

What a beautiful weekend atGlenora Wine Cellars! It was a little chilly, but the people, food, and views were fantastic. Each day was a bit different for us and the crowd.

Saturday's crowd was ready to dance and party. Sunday's crowd was a bit more laid back, but showed they could dance and party too. Beth fronted the band on Saturday, broken foot and all and Elaina took over on Sunday. Tim fell in love over the weekend, with the wireless microphone. He had a great time out and about with the crowd.

 

Thanks to Kerry and all of the other organizers for having us this year. We hope to be back! Pictures from Saturday are posted and Pictures from Sunday are posted.

It's time to get your tickets for the Gala in the Valley supporting the United Way.

 

September 2, 2013

We had a fantastic time at the wedding of Stephanie Takash and Amos Smith. The Smith family converted a barn for this special event and the blending of families from Georgia and New York was represented by a menu featuring specialties from both areas. Special thanks to Brian Paganin for running sound for us and of course to Stephanie and Amos for including us on your special day. Pictures are posted.

 

Coming up next is our first tip to Glenora Wine Cellars for their Leaves and Lobsters on the Lawn event. We are really looking forward to this!

 

August 31, 2013

Finally posting pictures from the Genesee Valley Riding and Driving Club party. This is a rather quiet event that we have been doing for the past five or six years. Great food food, wonderful people, and a beautiful setting in the heart of horse country. Pictures are posted.

 

August 18, 2013

We had a great time at C.P. Ward's party celebrating 100 years in business! Thanks to Dick and Joan Ash for including us in this celebration. Pictures are posted.

Steve joined us on drums and vocals and Bernie on keys and vocals. Bernie wowed us with his version of "Low Down" by Boz Scaggs and Steve lit it up on the vocals of Duke Jupiter's "I'll Drink to You."

 

August 11, 2013

Suffice it to say that the Avon Rotary Corn Festival was a huge success and we had a blast playing there for our 10th time.Pictures are posted.

Durf ran sound on the main stage all day with music running from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Don sat in for the first part of the set and Steve came up and added some vocals.

 

Prime Time Funk played the evening concert and they were joined by Elaina on three tunes. It was fantastic.  And if that wasn't enough, Paul's daughter Anna was invited up for an improptu performance on PTF's closing song. That was a special moment.

 

On Sunday, Elaina, John, Dan, and Dave carried on what has become a tradition and played for the service at the Avon United Methodist Church.  It was a great weekend!

 

August 6, 2013

What a fantastic weekend!! Friday we played at the Geneseo Summer Concert Series. We've been fortunate to have been able to play each of the five years they've had the event. It is a wonderful community gathering that we look forward to every year. Thanks to all of the organizers, volunteers, and sponsors! Pictures are posted.

 

Saturday we were at the Wadsworth Homestead celebrating Erin and Mark Cassidy's wedding. The crowd was ready to go and filled the dance floor all night long. Thanks Mark and Erin for letting us be part of your special day! Pictures are posted.

 

This Saturday, August 10th, we play our 10th consecutive Avon Corn Festival. This is where it all started for BBB in 2004. We take the main stage at 3:00 and play until 5:00.

 

There is a rumor that a certain red head we know may make a guest appearance with Prime Time Funk at the evening concert. Hey, you never know!

 

July 28, 2013

We had a great time celebrating Patrick's and Sarah's wedding!! Congratulations!  The wedding and reception were at a beautiful farm in King Ferry, NY. The rain cooperated and everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks to Bernie for handling the keyboard duties.  Pictures are posted

 

July 20, 2013

Well here comes the Summer rush! We hope to see you out and about this year. Looking at the schedule, we only have two public gigs before September, so make sure to attend the Geneseo Summer Concert Series and the Avon Rotary Corn Festival. We are excited that we've been invited to play at Glenora Wine Cellars for their Lobsters and Leaves on the Lawn event.

 

July 7, 2013

Welcome back Elaina!! Elaina is back from Africa and joined BBB for a fantastic night in downtown Avon. Thanks to Star Headlight for sponsoring the event, the Village Restaurant for providing a sensational meal and everyone who showed up for a great night. Special thanks to Brian Paganin for running sound and Janey Barrett for taking pictures. Pictures are posted.

 

July 4, 2013

More Pictures from our adventure at the Switzerland Inn are posted. Also, check out the Tunes page. We have four videos added from the Switz, including guest appearances by Larry Childs, Mike Giannone, and Willie Hayes. Thanks to Larry for the additional pictures and the videos.

 

This Saturday we will be in front of the Village Restaurant in Avon for Saturday Night Out! Come join the fun!

 

July 1, 2013

That was fun!! And wet!

We had a fantastic time at The Switz on Keuka Lake. Special thanks to Art and everyone at the Switz for having us.

 

Dan Paganin jumped in and did a great job doing sound and taking pictures for us. Pictures are posted.

 

We had some great guests, including Larry Childs on harmonica, Mike Giannone singing and leading the band, Stratcat Willie Hayes on guitar, and some great guest background singers and dancers.

 

We were amazed by how many people from all over came out on a rainy day to enjoy some music on the Lake. Thanks!!!

 

Join us Saturday July 6th for Avon's Saturday Night Out.

 

June 28, 2013

A fantastic time at the Leicester Summer Concert Series was had by all. It is a real slice of small town America, playing in the park with folks of all generations enjoying a beautiful evening. Pictures are posted.

 

Next up is Sunday afternoon on beautiful Keuka Lake at the Switz!

 

May 27, 2013 

What a fantastic day! We always enjoy our Memorial Day at John and Janice's farm. Thanks to the Barrett family for making this happen and to everyone who showed up and helped to support the Avon Food Pantry and the Home Town Heroes project. We were joined by Don Loy, Steve Harrison, and Kate Phillips for a great time on stage. Pictures are posted.

 

April 24, 2013 

Our first time, but hopefully not our last at the Wadsworth Grill. Thanks to Karen for having us and to everyone for showing up. The place was jumpin'. Pictures are posted.

 

The following day we had the honor of taking part in the Irish Children's Program fundraiser. It was a big success and we had a blast playing and listening to music and watcing the Irish dancing.   Durf handled sound for the entire event and did a fantastic job.

 

March 17, 2013 

Wow! Another fantastic St. Paddy's day at the Avon Inn. Thanks to all of the organizers and volunteers for another great event.  Pictures are posted.  We had to make due without Elaina or Beth and John showed up without his voice.  Gerry jumped up front and helped Tim carry the bulk of vocal load (even on a tune he didn't expect us to play, my bad) and played electronic percussion, Steve handled the drum duties and picked up some vocals, Jay Priest sat in on drums for a Jon Cleary tune and did a great job.  Rob Hayes joined Tim for a duet on "If I Had a Million Dollars."   Mary Flick provided stellar accompaniment for the annual Irish sing-a-long.  And of course we had our guest tambourine players and singers.  We really enjoyed seeing everyone come out and enjoy a night to benefit the Avon community.   It was a super night and we can't wait until next year!

 

March 3, 2013 

We had a fantastic time at the Shawmut Pub at Swain Ski Resort.  Pictures are posted.  Bob Barrett presented the old school ski cam to Dick Ash, the Conines celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary and Russ Flint celebrated his birthday and sat in with the band.  The place was hopping all night long!

 

February 12, 2013 

Thanks to all of the organizers, volunteers, contributors, and participants for making the Teresa House 7th Annual Tribute Dance - “Valentine Celebration From The Heart” the huge success. This is an event we look forward to each year and are honored to be asked to participate. Pictures ae posted.

 

January 29, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013 was an amazing day as an extended community celebrated the life of Blair Phillips. Pictures are posted.  Blair was remembered and celebrated as he lived life, with thoughtfulness and reflection; with love and compassion; with friends, family and music, and with laughter and fun. We had the whole BBB family participating.  Beth, Bernie, Don, Bill, Steve, Kate, Colby, and Conrad all joined in as did the AVP singers and many other background singers.  Vince and Russ were there to support the event as well.  There were also house rocking sets by the AVP and the Hoboz.

 

January 19, 2013

It is with broken hearts and incredible sadness that we must acknowledge the passing of Blair Phillips. Blair is the son of Paul and Deirdre Phillips and brother to Kate and Anna. Blair was one of the rarest of young men, he combined incredible amounts of intelligence, talent, humor and grace into such a humble and unassuming personality. You were immediately drawn to Blair whenever he was present, his natural charisma and wonderful wide smile were his calling cards and he was just so much fun. A recent University of Virginia graduate with a degree in Architecture he had begun a career in the Washington DC area and what a career it would have been, he had greatness in him. He was also a trained classical pianist who won awards in the Rochester area for his amazing talent, he played the trumpet and performed in college with the men's accapella group AVP that travelled all over the country performing shows.

This list of his accomplishments in such a short time could go on and on but none of that would be able to really tell you what an incredible young man he was. On top of all of this was a young man of unquestionable integrity, unending faith in his family and friends and a deep compassion for others. He was what we all hope our children will grow up to be, a young man who you felt could make a difference in this world.

Paul Phillips has been with us in the band from the beginning and most of our children grew up together in Avon, we went to school concerts, swim meets, baseball games, picnics and church together, we were not just a band, we are true friends. Paul and Deirdre from our family at BBB please accept our heartbroken sympathy for you and all of your family. All of our lives and our worlds are better from being touched by the spirit of Blair Phillips. God Bless Blair Phillips

 

January 18, 2013

We had two great gigs to start January. First at the Brockport Country club, where we had a fantastic crowd and a great time. Thanks to Dan Paganin for stepping in and doing a stellar job handling sound for us. The second was for the NYS Holstein Convention. It was a lot of fun and a great event. Thanks to Kirk Vanderbilt for doing a super job of taking care of sound for us.

 

January 6, 2013

Wow, did we really just finish 2012? BBB celebrated 8 years together this year. We are still having a blast playing throughout Livingston County and every now and then they renew our passports and let us go outside to Monroe and even other counties. Our goal from the beginning has been to play a couple of times a month and we were pretty on target with 29 shows in 2012. We also have an informal goal of doing 20 - 25% of our shows as community service. We had 8 community service engagements this past year.

 

The year started with a phenomenal community event in Avon. It was hosted at the Avon Inn and called Party with a Purpose. This was to help raise support for two great Avonites, Dave Whitney and Justin Mutusak. The event was a huge success and more importantly, both of these men got a glimpse of how much the community cared about and loved them. It was great to see John and Justin performing together and Dave staying and smiling all night long. Unfortunately we lost both of these great characters during 2012. The way they touched those around them and the entire community will not be forgotten. There will be tears and some gut wrenching laughter as we look back and remember. God’s speed to you, Dave and Justin.

 

We would like to thank the following people, organizations, and venues for having us play at their events: Party for a Purpose, The Teresa House Benefit, The Valley Oak Event Center, Zion Church in Avon, The Avon Inn, The Genesee Valley Hunt Ball, The Big Tree Inn, the Statesmen, Swain Ski Resort, The Avon Rotary Corn Festival, The BZ Golf Tournament, Livingston County Country Club, Mendon Community Theater, The Irish Children's Program, The Geneseo Summer Concert Series, The Pender’s Party, Vitale Park, Avon Saturday Night Out, Mt Morris Italian Festival, Leicester Summer Concert Series, Avon Food Pantry, St. Pat's at the Avon Inn, The Conesus Golf Club, The Leroy Country Club, The Tavern in Geneseo, The United Way Gala in the Valley, The Homestead, The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, and The Nines. We appreciate the opportunities and look forward to revisiting many of these events and locations.

 

In 2012 we had the privilege to participate in five wedding celebrations. Thanks to Steve and Mary Ellen West, Mike and Cassie Tucci, Jeff and Whitney Jackson, Adam and Mary Barrett, and Art and Brianne Kirk for including us in your special day.

 

The BBB family continues to grow and work together to make music and have fun. Two new family members for 2012 are Bernie Pernot and Boo Stothers. Bernie has filled in on keys when Paul’s new position in Massachusetts made him unavailable and Boo has pitched in on sound and sat in on drums. We were also joined this year by alums Bill Christiano and Elizabeth Ippolito. Russ Flint jumped in a few times to fill vocal spots and to fill in for Dave on guitar. Vince Ercolamento joined us for a set on sax to the delight of the Hunt Club. Justin Matusak joined us at the Memorial Day party. Kate Phillips sat in a few times during the year. Of course Steve had his spots as well and now that Don is back from the South, we expect to see him sitting in on occasion. Everyone did a great job!! We also had a great line up of guests who helped us with background vocals and stage fun during the shows.

 

We also need to say a huge thank you to our families for letting us go out and play, sometimes even in the street. They've heard all the stories about what great deals our wonderful new purchases are and they understand when we're gone all day on a beautiful summer day. Thank you!

As long as you all keep letting us, we’ll keep playing.

 

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!

 

From all of us at Bob's Brother's Band

January 1, 2013

What a fantastic wrap up to a super year! The Nines was rocking for the second year in a row. Thanks to Craig and the staff for making this a favorite spot in Livingston County for bringing in the New Year. Pictures are posted.

 

 

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