SJS at the Moloney Wedding 2013

As part of my on again, off again, video archiving project, I’ve finally gotten around to looking at videos from 2013. Here we have footage from one amazing day in life for the members, friends and families of our band- Thom & Alicia’s wedding. This song, in particular, has a special meaning for Thom and I, as it is one of the first songs we sang together. Immediately, we struck upon the idea of embellishing certain lines and improvising ideas and stories which extend the song far past its usual length. Audiences enjoyed what we did and so, we have enjoyed singing it at various concerts. It was only natural that we would reprise this at the wedding as part of our set, and it might be one of the few times we played it full band, with Paul on bass and Tyson on drums. Enjoy!...

Playing at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market

On Sunday, August 12th, I had the pleasure of playing at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market on Brewer Park across from Carleton University. My very good musician pal, J. Alexander Vance, of Doll and Bad Science Fiction joined me for the day as we played 2 sets for the visitors looking for fresh produce, baked goods, and local wares. My wife, Michaela sang a few songs with us too. She has a beautiful voice and has a real talent for singing, especially harmonies, and songwriting. It was such a pleasure to sing with her and Mr. Vance. I think we’ll have to do it again real soon. For those of you who didn’t make it, or didn’t know we were playing, here’s a sampling of the tunes we played: 1 SJS original, 1 JAV original and 1 Beatles tune we covered. See Joe Smile ft. JAV- Mexican Furniture See Joe Smile ft. Michaela & JAV- I’ve Just Seen A Face (Beatles Cover) J. Alexander Vance ft. See Joe Smile- 12/31/08 Thanks to Nicole Colbeck of Little Acorn Music Management for connecting us with this gig. She is a great supporter of local music in Ottawa and even opens up her home to concerts throughout the year. Check out the Westboro House Concerts website for details! Enjoy the tunes! Joe...