“I had a lot of success with my last show in September, and it emboldened me to reach a little further in terms of the material I’m pulling out. Both my own material and that of my peers,” he says. “I got a lot of useful feedback and perspective from that show and I believe I’ve refined my set as a reflection of that.”
Feinstein has made a stellar reputation for himself as a highly active side man and session musician.
“As for being a frontman and lead singer I’ve found my footing in my heritage as an improv comic. I trained in improv at an early age and have since resumed studying improv at the illustrious Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater in NYC and that kind of mindset is what I bring to the stage as a musician and especially as a band leader, though when being self referential I find myself using the word ‘entertainer’ to describe what I’m doing.” he says. “In this case I happen to be using music as the vehicle for entertainment, and my position as the leader allows me to manage the flow of the night exactly to my liking. I’ve tried to design the musical catalog of the evening to reflect those same virtues of elasticity and spontaneity because they speak most closely to my heart.”
Joining him on stage at Finnegan’s (734 Willow Ave., Hoboken) this Friday, January 5th will be Jaime DeJesus on bass, Ty Tuschen on guitar, and John Roccesano. Special guests include Julia Kirk and Mike Kuzan.
“The overall theme of the set is love, friendship, and badass noise.”
LIVE @ Finnegan’s
Friday, January 5