THE NEWS TODAY- November 1, 2016
The Deland Original Music Festival
Palm Bay, Florida (TVP) I'm happy to announce that I will be playing The Deland Original Music Festival, Saturday, November 5. I'll be playing two sets of my songs at 2:45 and 5:00, and then one set of my instrumental guitar pieces at 6:00. I'll have my CD's for sale and download cards. Looking especially forward to doing the guitar pieces. I have this dream of just playing in the background at coffee shops or restaurants. This will be only the second time playing a whole set of this music. I'll be playing the entire CD - Have Guitar Will Travel Vol. 1. The sets where I will be singing, I'll be doing tunes from my two double CD's - "A Soldier's Report and, Things To Do, Places To Go. Those recordings go together anyway, since the second one is a sequel to the first.
Next Projects Stalled
(AP) Tom Vincent said today that he has not been writing as he wanted to this summer. "I had too many distractions in NY this past six months. I'm looking forward to getting back to Florida where I can get more work done. I know too many people in NY!", he said, kind of chuckling. The next three projects are tentatively called-
"Dead Man's Trail" Has been finished!! When it gets recorded is another thing.
"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.
"Springtime In Portugal" can begin once I get a piano where I'm staying!
I've finished writing "Guitar Suite #5" as of last week (Feb. 15, 2015). Along with "Guitar Suite #4" which was completed last year, I'm hoping to record Vol. 2 of my "Have Guitar, Will Travel" series sometime this year. (Feb. 22)
(That didn't happen. I'll try again this year - 2016)
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!)