Hey Nineteen To Perform Live At the North Kingstown Town Beach
Saturday September 19th
by Noel P. Roby on September 11, 2015
Hey Nineteen, the Steely Dan Tribute Band, will be performing live at the North Kingstown Town Beach, as part of a fundraising event for the Wickford Art Association.
Michael John Linnard – November 2, 2014
Last night Tamara and I went to the Garde Arts Center, New London, last night and saw “Hey Nineteen” – a Steely Dan tribute band. They were excellent. The very best live versions of the the recorded music of Steely Dan you will hear anywhere, and I suspect as good or better than Steely Dan themselves.
Every aspect of the originals was played to perfection on stage. For me the most impressive aspect was the guitar lead breaks, which feature so much in almost every song. And are iconic pieces of improvised music recorded in the last 45 years. Steely Dan were famous for going through guitarists until they got the perfect lead break on their records… they used the best session musics. Therefore to be able to play every lead break means that you have to full absorb and play with total conviction a dozen different styles. And even the simplest is almost impossible to play. When you think that the average pop tune has 3 – 6 chords… “Deacon Blue” has 38 different chords.
The band played with great energy and love of the music… despite the problems of no sound check following another band. Their vocals were great and the whole show was worth every penny. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Tamara remembers singing the songs when she was a young girl in High School.
Hey Nineteen in the Providence Journal
The Providence Journal covers the debut performance of Hey Nineteen, May 4, 2013, 8pm at The Odeum in East Greenwich, RI www.hey19band.com
Hey Nineteen in the News:
The Narragansett Times
The Standard Times
The East Greenwich Pendulum
The Chariho Times
The Coventry Courier
Hey Nineteen is an East Greenwich based Tribute to Steely Dan! We are based at Main Street Music where we have rehearsed for the past 8 months! Our band includes the owner Steve Caraccia on bass! Other than Steve, we have 3 horns, 2 guitars, keyboards, drums, and 2 female vocalists! We are dale DeJoy, Colin Nagle, Ajay Coletta, Steve Caraccia, Doug Siqueira, Joanna Casinno, Beth Hammond, Greg Cambio, Doug Wolverton, Joe LiVolsi. You will not find a better representation of Steely Dan anywhere! Come and join us for our debut concert at the Greenwich Odeum. We promise an awesome show with the best of Steely Dan music!!!
Steely Dan tribute band to play Newport Grand Saturday
Surf For Local Music.com
Written by: Sal Guglielmino
Rejoice Steely Dan Fans – It’s Hey Nineteen
Rejoice, Steely Dan fans! The next best thing to seeing the real band live is a local group of ten exceptional musicians, “Hey, Nineteen,” who play the music, note perfect. Just getting the right chords to these songs is like making a politician tell the truth.
I’m a drummer who goes to clubs and fades into the walls waiting for the music to end, but I was stunned by this band, and overjoyed. Superb renditions of “Reeling in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Black Friday,” “Gaucho,” “Green Earrings,” “Peg,” “Barrytown,” “Kid Charlemagne,” and many other Steely Dan classics, including, unbelievably, “Third World Man.” Never in my life did I expect to hear this mesmerizing tune in a club. Fantastic horns, great vocals, soaring guitars, terrific and attractive female singers—all blended together to complete a perfect mix. Add a great keyboardist, bad-ass bassist, and driving drummer, and you’ve got a musical libation that will shock your senses. Check out their Web Site and information below for photos and names of the band members, upcoming dates, and make your way to the Ocean Mist in Matunuk, RI on Friday, August 30, 2013 where they’ll be playing an evening gig. Just make sure “there’s gas in the car.”