April 11 2013
Request us on Kids Place Live!
Oh hi there! Pat here, saying hello and spreading the good word of ‘Tones!
Thanks everybody for hanging out with us at the Natick TCAN and Boston’s Children’s Museum 100th Anniversary Event last weekend! We also just recently booked Boston’s 2013 Earth Fest at the Hatchshell, which is pretty rad. We’re huge fans of Mother Nature, she’s a pretty big deal.
Also! Our funky-fresh rendition of “Iko Iko” has finally finished it’s epic journey up to #1 (and eventual plummet back down) on the Kid’s Place Live Charts. It was a wonderful, wild ride and we’re super thankful to Mindy and the rest of the crew over at Sirius XM. NOW IT’S TIME TO REPEAT!! Please please please request your favorite Jamtones song today! And tomorrow. And maybe the day after that too. Really, just as much as you possibly can. All of the info for calling in or requesting online is in the nifty picture I made and posted at the top of this post!
Hey, how are YOU? Tell us all about it! We’re always hanging out on our Facebook page, come stop by and say hi!
Happy Springtime everybody! -Patrick
Request us on Kids Place Live!!
February 26 2013
Quick note everybody: our Boston Children’s Museum performance is April 6th, NOT April 7th!! I’ve changed the date below, Thanks!
Heya there ladies and potato-heads, Pat here with another fantastically exciting Jamtones update for all of you! 2013 has already been so great to the Jamtones, here’s some exciting stuff happening in Jamtones land:
First thing’s first: we wanted to say THANKS SO MUCH for everyone that made it out to the Regent and Coolidge Corner theater shows! It was particularly gross and blizzard-y out (especially on Sunday) and it was super touching to see so many happy families out there that still wanted to come and dance with us!
We’ve been booked for this year’s annual KindieFest in NYC! The three day event will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (this place is way too fancy for us!) on April 26th, 27th and 28th (we’re playing on the 27th!). We’re SO PUMPED to be hanging out with Mindy Thomas, Dan Zanes, Lucky Diaz, Laurie Berkner and other awesome performers and “kindie” industry folk in the big apple.
We’ve also been booked for Boston Children’s Museum’s Family Fest on April 6th! This event will be the 100-year anniversary celebration for the BCM and we can’t wait to be a part of it! Come hang out with us, the show is just the normal price of admission.
Okay everybody, that’s it for now! As always, feel free to email me with any questions/comments/concerns (Patrick@jamminwithyou.com). See ya!
Peas (and carrots), Patrick!
January 10 2013
Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year Jam Nation!! Hey everybody, Pat Hanlin here with your super wicked fancy early winter Jamtones newsletter (longest title ever)! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season, we had a busy one with eight shows in December, including an in-studio New Years Eve performance on Sirius XM’s Kid’s Place Live! Absolutely Mindy and the whole Sirius crew were totally wonderful and we hope to make a return trip soon. Thanks Mindy!
“JUMP UP!” Music Video If you’ve caught a Jamtones show in the past couple months then I’ll bet bottom dollar you’ve seen some cameramen running around. That’s because we’ve been compiling live footage for a music video featuring our debut single “Jump Up!” I’ve attached the video to this newsletter, everyone should scope it out! Who knows, maybe you even made the cut ;)
Also check out our sweet youtube channel for a bunch of stuff you and the kids can check out!
Shows, Shows and also SHOWS! Here’s a quick rundown of upcoming JJT shows! COME DANCE WITH US! We’re pumped to be adding some new tunes to the set list over these next few months, head on over to our events page for show and ticket information!
Jan 21: MLK Benefit Show @ Temple Shalom. Newton, MA. 10:30am
Feb 16: Regent Theatre. Arlington, MA. 10:30am
Feb 17: Coolidge Corner Theatre. Brookline, MA. 1030am
April 6: Theatre for Contemporary Arts (TCAN). Natick, MA. 10:30am
We hope everyone has a wonderfully wonderful 2013 and we hope to see you around the center or at a show real soon!
Later On! Patrick
November 19 2012
Turkeys, Video Shoots and (Exactly) 15 Billion Shows Keeping Jamtones Busy This Holiday Season!
Heya There Folks! **Pat here, your friendly neighborhood Jamtones drummer/producer/underwater basket-weaver, etc. Things are really starting to heat up in Jam Nation and we wanted to get in touch and give everyone a little update!!
“Turkey Ran Away” Music Video
Josh and I were hard at work last weekend shooting a brand-new music video for our Thanksgiving favorite, “Turkey Ran Away!” It ended up turning out pretty ridiculously silly, which I guess is par for the course when it comes to the Jamtones. We had a blast at the shoot and promise more new youtube goodness for you soon. Scope out our sweet youtube channel here for a bunch of stuff you and the kids can check out!
Shows, Shows and also SHOWS!
Thanks to all of you wonderful people the last few local Jamtones shows have been hugely awesomely wicked super radical! More and more families are coming out and getting in on the dance party, be sure to check out our Events page to see where we’re playing next! Exciting upcoming shows include our Jewish record release party (you can get tickets here) at Temple Beth Shalom (in Needham) on 12.2 (4pm), a set at the Regent Theatre’s Family Fun Day on 2.16 and a show at the Natick TCAN on 4.6.2013!
Jamtones Booked for Live Rumpus Room Set on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live!
Josh, the Ryans and myself will be flying down to our nation’s capital to play a live set for a special New Years show on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live! Big thanks to Absolutely Mindy for the invite! D.C.‘s a really great town, we can’t wait to get our learn on in the museums on the mall! Anybody have any suggestions for restaurants or sight-seeing?
Speaking of radio, Kids Place Live has been getting LOTS of listener requests for the Jamtones, THANKS SO MUCH for supporting us!! It was a really fantastic surprise when Mindy told us. So keep it up! Request “Jump Up!” on KPL, it’s super easy! Here’s the place to do it!
Thanks so much for reading and have a great weekend! Oh, and if you have any questions/comments/concerns feel free to get in touch with me at email@example.com
October 11 2012
Jamtones Issue First Release, "JUMP UP!"
WELLESLEY, Mass., October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Josh and the Jamtones, an exciting and often hilarious Boston-based rock-and-roll family band, today announced the release of its debut full-length album, “JUMP UP!” Labeled as “Kindie Rock” by its fandom, the Jamtones is fronted by songwriter Josh Shriber and drummer/producer Patrick Hanlin. The “JUMP UP!” album is available at www.joshandthejamtones.com and on CD at CDBaby.com or for download at online retainers including iTunes and Amazon.
The “JUMP UP!” CD was debuted during the band’s performance at the Life Is Good Festival in Canton, Mass. on September 22 and September 23. Josh and the Jamtones shared the stage with other entertainers including Dave Matthews, Dan Zanes and the Fresh Beat Band. Josh and the Jamtones also recently opened for the massively popular children’s band, The Wiggles and performed at Fenway Park’s Family Fun Day.
“Our goal with the Jamtones is to create a totally unique, interactive and original music experience that parents can enjoy together with their children,” said Josh Shriber, songwriter, Josh and the Jamtones. “Our music sounds distinctly and deliberatively old-timey. You can hear our collective influences, like Bob Marley, Paul Simon and Paul McCartney on the new record. We think ‘JUMP UP!’ really encapsulates the rhythm and soul of our band.”
The 15 song “JUMP UP!” album was recorded and produced by band members Josh Shriber and Patrick Hanlin and by former Letters to Cleo bassist Scott Riebling, producer of Fall Out Boy and Cobra Starship. The six-member band, comprised of mostly Berklee College of Music alumni, has played more than 150 shows in the last year and has independently recorded 56 songs at their private recording studio in Wellesley, Mass.
“JUMP UP!” is being released in partnership with parent company Jammin’ With You, a wildly popular performance-based music school and provider of in-home music lessons to the greater Boston and NYC areas. Owned and operated by Shriber, the company utilizes original Jamtones material as curriculum for classes.
About Josh and the Jamtones
Formed in 2011, Josh and the Jamtones is the coolest rock-n-roll music band playing for kids and families in New England. The Jamtones keep busy performing their unique and parent-friendly music at major charity functions, music festivals, family events and birthday parties.
August 20 2012
JJT @ Life is Good!!
Life is Good everyone!! No no no. Life is Amazing! But for the purposes of this news post, we’ll leave it at Life is Good! Josh and the Jamtones just booked the biggest family-fun festival of the year!! Sept 22 and 23 Josh and the Jamtones will be performing with none other than Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, The Fresh Beat Band, Dan Zanes and many more! For event info and tickets go to www.lifeisgood.com
August 10 2012
LETS GET WIGGLY!
It doesn’t get any bigger than this!!! Josh and the Jamtones were just asked to open 2 sold out shows by none other than THE WIGGLES!!! JJT will be playing 2 opener sets for the worlds biggest band (for little kids). We are honored and oh so excited for this opportunity. We know JJT has some serious Wiggles fans out there and we’re sure there will be some familiar faces in the crowds. Here are the details…
Weds August 15 @ 10:30 AM. JJT with The Wiggles at The Cape Cod Melody Tent
Thurs August 16 @ 11 AM. JJT with The Wiggles at The South Shore Music Circus
BOTH SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT
August 01 2012
Jamtones announce 4 live sets at Fenway Park!
We could not be more excited to let everyone know that JJT will be performing live at Fenway Park in Boston. What cooler venue could we possibly play in our own town?? Tickets start at $5 and gets you all access to Fenway Park and our live performance. Check out the press release from the Red Sox below:
TOMORROW’S MLB STARS TO FACE-OFF AT FUTURES AT FENWAY PRESENTED BY XFINITY ON AUGUST 18 7th Annual Doubleheader to Feature Family-Friendly Activities, and Star Wars™ Themed Programming Including a Costume Parade, and Free Lightsabers for First 1000 Kids
BOSTON, MA – Families across New England will have the chance to see the Major League Baseball stars of tomorrow when the 7th annual Futures at Fenway presented by Xfinity comes to Fenway Park on Saturday, August 18. Family-friendly, discounted ticket and concession prices along with kid-friendly activities and entertainment will highlight the day of minor league fun at “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.”
After a one year absence from the event, Boston’s Single-A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners, will make their fifth overall appearance at Futures at Fenway, taking on the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, at 1:05pm. Game two will feature the Pawtucket Red Sox, also making their fifth Futures at Fenway appearance, as they face-off against the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets.
At this year’s event the Red Sox will team up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to incorporate Star Wars themed programming elements, including a costume parade around the warning track for the first 500 people dressed in Star Wars costumes to line up in the Big Concourse, an opportunity for kids to take pictures with Star Wars characters, and free lightsabers for the first 1000 kids to visit a Red Sox Kid Nation booth located at Gates A, B, E, and the Left Field deck. To start the doubleheader, a special ceremonial first pitch with a special Star Wars twist will take place.
Additionally, the first game will feature a “Sith inning” stretch during which Chewbacca will take over the PA, and Star Wars characters will lead the crowd in a rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” While the minor league teams battle each other on the field, off the field Wally the Green Monster will take on Darth Vader in a battle on top of the Red Sox dugout between innings. For more information on the day’s events please visit redsox.com/futures.
Other family-friendly activities will include live music from Josh & the JamTones on Yawkey Way, balloon artists, face painting, miniature golf, Skeeball, a magician, and stilt walker. Kids attending the games will have an opportunity to run the bases after the second game, and will also be selected randomly throughout the day to participate in activities such as mascot races and other on-field experiences. Player autograph sessions will also take place during the doubleheader.
Tickets can be purchased at redsox.com/futures or by calling (877) REDSOX-9. Fans with disabilities can call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox’ TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644. Tickets start as low as $5.00 (for Bleacher seats) and range up to $30.00 (for Premium seating areas, including the EMC Club and the State Street Pavilion Club).
Many of the best and most promising prospects in the Red Sox farm system are part of the Lowell Spinners and Pawtucket Red Sox, giving fans a chance to catch these upcoming stars in the early stages of their development. Current Red Sox players who are alumni of one or both of these Minor League teams include Clay Buchholz, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, Will Middlebrooks and Dustin Pedroia.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino originally approached the Red Sox seven years ago with the idea to host minor league games at Fenway Park. Although records are incomplete, the Futures at Fenway games in 2006 are believed to be the first minor league games played at Fenway Park since the 1977 Eastern League All-Star Game. The last known regular season minor league game played at Fenway had been a 1966 Eastern League contest between Pittsfield (Red Sox) and Pawtucket (Indians).
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