Hey Everyone!
 
  • LIVE PERFORMANCE & INTERVIEW ON FEARLESS RADIO


    • Today at 6pm (CST) or 7pm (EST), be sure to tune in for a live radio performance & interview on www.fearlessradio.com!

    • We will be performing 2 live tracks as part of our interview with the emerging Chicago station. They will also play 2 tracks off of the new full-length. So be sure to check it out!



  • DOUBLE DOOR – CHICAGO FULL BAND DEBUT!


    • This interview is part of the promotion for tomorrow’s big show at Double Door in Chicago tomorrow. The show begins at 8pm. More details can be found HERE!



 
For any other questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us at basselband@gmail.com. Take care!
 
 
Bassel Al-Madani
 
 
Upcoming Shows & Events
 
BASSEL FULL BAND DEBUT
  
 
Friday, 10/22
COLUMBUS, OH
BEN CO PRESENTS ==> SEABIRD W/ BASSEL & DOLSON
 
Monday, 10/25
EVERYWHERE
Live Acoustic Performance at 6pm on Chicago’s FEARLESS RADIO!!
  
Tuesday, 10/26
CHICAGO, IL
DOUBLE DOOR (DIRT ROOM SHOW)
 
 
 
Recent Happenings
 
Submerged Release & Tour Recap
 
 
 
 
The release of my first LP was an amazing experience! The release was spanned over the course of the entire summer of 2010.
 
The kickoff happened back on June 5 at Used Kids Records in Columbus, OH. We had some seriously bipolar weather, but it was still an incredible time overall…
 
After the kickoff, I hit the road on for the Summer Submerged Tour on June 15. Coupling up with The Historians, I tackled the following cities, venues, and vehicular issues between June 15 & July 9:
 
 
PITTSBURGH – Belvedere’s
BROOKLYN – Goodbye, Blue Monday
PHILADELPHIA – MilkBoy Coffee
YOUNGSTOWN - Cedar’s Lounge
KENT - Europe Gyro
DAYTON – Blindside Bob’s
  Car #1 Broke down…
 
 
RICHMOND – Well, it was SUPPOSED to be at The Camel… But due to said car issues, this show didn’t exist : (
 
 
  Car # 2 Broke down…
 
 
 WASHINGTON D.C. – The Asylum
   Car #2 is BACK IN ACTION!!
 
 
MANHATTAN – Googie’s / Living Room
QUEENS - LIC Bar
LONG ISLAND – Dick House Show!
CONNECTICUT - The Space (Hamden, CT)
   Car #2 has a flat tire…
 
 
 KENT – House Show!
  
** Tour Finale (June 28) **
  
CHICAGO – Reggie’s! Welcome party & live band karaoke…
  
 
 
… All in all, tour was an amazing time. Just like anything else, the road has its severe upswings and downswings. But that’s exactly why you’ve got to love it so much! If you haven’t yet, check out a solo version of One Man Syphony,” as performed at The Space in Hamden, CT… You can always check out pictures on my Facebook Page. Soon I’ll be posting more videos and pictures from the tour. I have PLENTY of footage from it all… but few computers that can actually do anything with it. Ohhh technology…
 
The online release of Submerged went live on August 1st, 2010. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, be sure to check it out on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Zune, eMusic, and many others. Or come on by one of the next shows!!
 
 
 
Pelotonia & Counting Crows
  
On August 20, I was given to the opportunity to perform as the opening support for Counting Crows & Augustana, along with Mike Genovese. Feel free to browse pictures from the show on my Facebook Page!
 
Pelotonia was an incredible experience and I was thrilled to be an incredibly impactful organization! Pelotonia raises millions of dollars each on behalf of cancer research by involving riders from all over Ohio to engage in a physically enduring 180 mile biking trip between Columbus, OH & Athens, OH. The August 20 ceremony was the kickoff bash for the event, as music and tons of activities were provided for the riders and their supporters throughout the day.
 
On the afternoon of the ride, Michelle Kazlausky was involved in a tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family in the dramatic event that led to her death.
 
 
 
Recent Events & Future Direction
 
I now live in Chicago! Things have really picked up since I’ve been here…
 
I have collaborated with a phenomenal 7-piece ensemble that’s incredibly enthusiastic about our shows in the coming weeks. Our direction has definitely adapted along with the high level of integrity & capability of the artists. We truly can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Be sure to come out in Columbus (10/22) & Chicago (10/26) for the Full Band Debut!
 
 
I have also been actively performing (on drums) with The Future Laureates from Chicago, IL. I had the fortune of playing with them earlier this October at The House of Blues! More pictures are up on the Facebook Page! So be sure to check it out. I will be recording with TFL throughout the winter months and I am looking forward to the process!
 
 
… From here on out, we will march forward. Performing in your city, their city, our city, and wherever else suits us best. If you know of our next destination, be sure to let us know at basselband@gmail.com. Your suggestions and support will always be deeply appreciated.
 
Thank you for your time looking all of this over, and I wish you best! Hope to see you see you soon!
 
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Bassel Al-Madani
  
 
 
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Hey Everyone,


Thanks to everyone who came out to Googie’s last night for the show! We PACKED the house and had an amazing time in Manhattan!!

I have listed details below regarding FREE shows over the next 2 days. The former taking place in Long Island City (Queens), NY and the latter taking place in Long Island, NY.

Tour has been literally wild. We managed to obtain 2 cars that broke down on us within 2 days (my car and a rental). We met people who have immensely changed our lives. We’ve had some tough shows and some of the best shows of my entire life…

With all of this said, I plan on making a Submerged Tour Documentary. This will release later this summer or early this autumn.

More details to come! Check out the shows below!


- Bassel

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Monday, July 5th



** FREE SHOW **

Bassel & Annie Dressner @ LIC Bar
Long Island City, NY

Music from 7-11pm. Bassel plays at 9:30pm.
21+. Free Admission. Donations suggested.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132130303484020&ref=ts


Tuesday, July 6th


** HOUSE SHOW**

Dick House!

Uniondale, NY (Long Island)


Karma Kids

Bassel

Jacob Vanags

The Broosevelts

& The Casablankets

** Call HEADTRIP @ (330) 221-0249 for directions!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129890123715230


Wednesday, July 7th


The Space

Hamden, CT (outside of New Haven)


5:45-6:15 The Casablankets

6:30-7:00 Young and In Love

7:15-7:45 Bassel

8:00-8:30 Aloud

8:45-9:15 Half Ecstatic

9:30-10:10 The Slowest Runner in all The World

10:25-10:55 Tanglewood Tales

Doors at 5:30pm. $10, All Ages.

http://thespace.tk/shows

SUBMERGED



Summer Tour

(6/15 – 7/9)





Price Reduction!



Albums => NOW $7!


Download Cards => NOW $5!


* Available on iTunes & Many Others on August 1st




CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “MI DIA” FROM THE NEW SUBMERGED LP!

 

That’s 4 new songs NOW online from the LP!

My Days Feel Shorter By The Week… (This is not a new philosophy)

 

Submerged LP Release &
Free In-Store Performance


SATURDAY, JUNE 5th 

@ Used Kids Records
1980 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 

6-8pm. All Ages. BYOB. 

Submerged Full-Length Release &
FREE In-Store Performance



SATURDAY, JUNE 5th

@ Used Kids Records
1980 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio

6-8pm. All Ages. BYOB.


Submerged CD Release @ Used Kids!


CDs & Download Cards will be available for purchase!

Submerged Albums — $9
Submerged Download Cards — $7

Available online on iTunes & Amazon this August


Featuring Music By:

Bassel
Nick Tolford
Floating Verses
& The Casablankets


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “SUBMERGED”! 

Bassel - Submerged



“Submerged”is the title track of the full-length. This track sets the foundation for the album through it’s lyrics. The SUBMERGED concept regards a sense of distress from the overwhelming events of life. This pent up energy is released through a melodic tsunami of acoustic-folk, brass sections, and blues influenced vocals. While tracks such as “Senseless Dreams” & “Mi Dia” replicate this feeling through wide instrumentations, the “Submerged” title track speaks of these moods quite directly.

Click here to read the lyrics to “Submerged”

…Also be sure to listen to “Senseless Dreams” & “All-Nigher” while you’re on the new page! Next week I will post the FINAL of the 4 previewed songs; “Mi Dia.” This track maintains the widest instrumentation on this whole album, consisting of guitar, drums, bass, trumpet, viola, bells, clapping, vocals, and whole lot of general cahones.

Be sure to check out my other blogs this week regarding:




THE SUBMERGED CD RELEASE
& FREE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE!

June 5th @ Used Kids Records in Columbus, Ohio


Nowadays Final Show on Thursday @ Cafe Bourbon Street!


New Summer Tour Dates
&
Feed Ohio’s Future!



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