THE NEWS TODAY- May 20, 2017






 Back To New York and Playing With Treasure Ship

(TVP)  I will be driving back to NY in a couple of days and will be playing with Treasure Ship for the summer. This is actually a cover band, doing all the music myself, Kevin and Paul have always loved. This is the cover band I have always wanted to play in, but never found the right people. Focusing mainly on the music of the 60's and 70's, with much emphasis on the progressive music of those times. This is where most of my inspiration and influences came from for my own music. So it's like I'm going back paying homage and doing something that's been left undone. We might, as time goes on, do some of my original music. It would fit in nicely I think. We will not be a dance band. Not everyone out there in the world is a dancer. Some folks actually like to pay attention to the music, and visit with their friends. The world doesn't really need another dance band, does it?!

Next Projects And Plans for Upcoming Year 2017

 (TVP)  Goal for 2017- Record first project below, arrange the second, finish writing the third. That will be a productive year!. Then on to 2018.

       "Have Guitar Will Travel Vol. 2" Rehearsing these now and hope to be recording this project this summer.

      "Dead Man's Trail" A sequence of songs about a trip across the USA. After I record the above, I will be recording this in demo form first so I can work out the parts. Going to keep this simple with sparse arrangements.

       "Buddhist Monk Vs. Secret Agent"  -  this project will have three songs or pieces. Song #1 has been finished "Secret Agent". Next up "Buddhist Monk". Then the last piece which will be difficult, melding them together.

       "March Of 120 Years"  Had this project in my mind for a long time. But first things first. Got to do the above before I start this.


(TVP) Going to be making backing tracks this summer. I have always thought it's kind of phony, playing with tracks, but in this case, with my own original music, that would be me actually playing on the tracks- not some computer generating the music, and in addition, I am the one who wrote all those bass lines, string parts etc. And, I've always a real drummer play on my projects, not a drum machine. So this way, I can have the satisfaction of people hearing the songs the way they were intended to be heard. All I've got to do is go to the recording studio where I recorded them (Saxon recording in Rochester, NY), take out the rhythm guitar and lead vocal, and I'm ready to go!


 New Equipment

Melbourne, FL (TVP)  Tom Vincent announced today that he has bought a top of the line Bose PA System for his solo gigs. "Easy to carry, even easier to set up which saves your energy for your actual singing and playing. I love science!!!!!"


 What's Your Favorite Song To Play Tom?

Rochester, NY. (AP) Tom Vincent said in an interview today, he was always asked when playing in the piano bar, what's your favorite song to play? He said that, "I wish I had known this song before, because this is what I would have played. It's from the Dean Martin spy spoof, "Murderers Row", where he plays secret agent, Matt Helm. I was watching it a while back, and said to myself, `that's a song I should know!' For me, it is 50% serious and 50% just a joke. Well, maybe 51% serious since those last two verses are mine. I was going to go into the studio and make a live video,  but I ended up just sitting at my El Cheapo keyboard and filmed it with my El Cheapo camera and converted it to an mp3. I use my money for my real  music. So now folks, here is a real honest to goodness bachelor singing this song, instead of a married actor just playing the part." (The bells you here at the beginning is the church next door. Perfect timing!)


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