Performances

BONSAI TREES just finished The Toys R Us Memorial Tour and are working on their 3rd LP “Learn to Grow”.  

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        PAST SHOW HISTORY:     

November 10, 2018 – SUNY College (students only)

October 31, 2018 – MAC650, Middletown, CT
Halloween cover show: Bonsai Trees performing the music of Spongebob Squarepants!

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October 27, 2018 – Shamrock Inn, Hamilton, MD

October 26, 2018 – Gold Sounds, Brooklyn, NY

October 25, 2018 – The Glass Onion, Philadelphia, PA 

September 27, 2018 – 9PM  THE BIG E – The E Stage

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August 5, 2018 – Middletown Music Festival, Middletown, CT

July 29, 2018 – MAC 650, Middletown, CT

July 27, 2018 – The Depot, Darien, CT

July 24, 2018 – The Catamaran, Philadelphia, PA

July 23, 2018 – Slash Run, Washington, DC

July 22, 2018 – Cary Street Cafe, Richmond, VA

July 21, 2018 – Kaboom Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

July 19, 2018 – The Bearded Bird, Norfolk, VA

July 16, 2018 – Fubar, St. Louis, MO

July 15, 2018 – The Rhino, Kansas City, MO

July 14, 2018 – The Donut Whole, Wichita, KS (Yes, that was a donut shop but it rocked!)

July 13, 2018 – The Commons, Lincoln, NE (July 13 – Facebook Event)

July 12, 2018 – Gillies Bar, Kearney, NE

July 11, 2018 – 7th Circle Music Collective, Denver, CO

July 10, 2018 – Surfside 7, Fort Collins, CO

July 7, 2018 – Hiwatt House, Minneapolis, MN

July 6, 2018 – The Dark Room, Milwaukee, WI

July 5, 2018 – Francisco Funhouse, Chicago, IL

July 4, 2018 – The New Dodge Lounge, Hamtramck, MI

June 30, 2018 – Firehouse, Allston, MA

June 29, 2018 – Fraternal Order of Eagles, Stamford, CT

June 8, 2018 – MAC 650 Gallery, Middletown, CT (June 8 – Facebook Event)

May 12, 2018 – Bonsai Trees performed at Bearded Bird Brewing, 727 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA (May 12 – Facebook Event)… Then later at Brick Anchor Brew House, 241 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA as part of the East Coast Music Conference #ECMC

April 28, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Thee Sun, New Haven, CT

April 27, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Philly Slime Time Live, Philadelphia, PA (April 27 – Facebook Event)

April 21, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Fire House, Allston, MA (April 21 – Facebook Event)

April 15, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT with Cheem and QueenMoo.   April 15 Facebook Event

April 13, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at OTF House, West Haven, CT

April 12, 2018 – Bonsai Trees acoustic at ArtSpace in Willimantic, CT…
then electric at SUNY, Purchase, NY

March 30, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at The Well in Simsbury, CT (opening for Diamondback).  Check out the videos on YouTube https://YouTube.com/BonsaiTreesBand

March 28, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Stella Blues in New Haven, CT

March 23, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Good Vibes Music Festival at SUNY College, Purchase, NY Mar 23 Facebook Event

March 21, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Movin’ On – Penn State’s Annual Music Festival in State College, PA

March 3, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at the Dreamscape Show at Green Haus, 3816 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 

February 28, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Stella Blues, 204 Crown Street, New Haven, CT

February 10, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at The Hush Room, 110 Heizel Street, State College, PA with other great bands!  Feb 10 Facebook Event

February 9, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at Connie’s Ric Rac in Philadelphia, PA with other great bands!  Feb 9 Facebook Event

January 28, 2018 – Bonsai Trees at RVP Studios: The Cave, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT Jan 28 Facebook Event

December 18, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at RVP Studios: The Cave, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT  Dec 18 Facebook Event

December 9, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at the Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia, PA

October 31, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at the Hallows Eve Festival @Interfaith LLC in Easton, PA

October, 30, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Connie’s Ric Rac in Philadelphia, PA

October, 28, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at a private event in Edison, NJ

October, 27, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at a private event in Boston, MA

October, 24, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Well in Brooklyn, NY

October, 20, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Gussy’s in Astoria, NY

September 27, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY  Facebook Event

September 15, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Connie’s Ric Rac, 1132 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA Facebook Event

August 18, 2017 – Bonsai Trees / The Stewart Dolly / A Matter of Fact + MORE at RVP Studios:  The Cave, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT   Facebook Event
July 24, 2017 – James performed at Coal Yard Coffee in Indianapolis, IN
July 23, 2017 – James performed at Mr. Roboto Project in Pittsburgh, PA
July 21, 2017 – James performed at Slime Time Live in Philadelphia, PA
July 2, 2017 – James performed at Amityville Music Hall

July 1, 2017 – James performed at Gold Sounds Bar in Brooklyn, NY

June 25, 2017 – James performed at Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
June 24, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed with Sorry, Minusworld and other bands at O’Brien’s Pub, 3 Harvard Avenue, Boston MA

May 29, 2017 – Bonsai Trees and other bands performed at Bloomfield Village Pizza, 34 Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield, CT

May 19, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at MAC 650 Gallery & Artist Co-Op, 650 Main St, Middletown, CT for the Carlos Danger “People We Can Never Meet” Release Show  Facebook event

May 5, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Coffeehouse Project’s show in Glastonbury, CT  Facebook page

May 2, 2017 – James and Nick performed acoustic at University of New Haven, New Haven CT

April 29, 2017 – James and Nick performed at the Grand Opening of Book Club Bookstore on Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT  Facebook event

April 28, 2017 – James performed at Alright?Okay Festival at HH Ranch in Philadelphia, PA

April 18, 2017 – James performed live on WESU’s radio show Voice of The City with J-Cherry… Wesleyan University’s radio station is in Middletown, CT (https://wesufm.org/).  WESU 88.1 FM | Alternative Radio Since 1939.

April 16, 2017 – James performed at CapeHouse, Brooklyn, NY

April 15, 2017 – James performed at The Deuce (WWii Club), Northampton, MA

April 14, 2017 – James performed at Michael’s Billiards, Amherst, MA

April 13, 2017 – James performed at Uncharted in Lowell, MA

April 12, 2017 – James performed at O’Brien’s Pub, 3 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA

April 11, 2017 – James performed at Barfly, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  Facebook Event

April 10, 2017 – James performed at Detour Music Hall, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

April 9, 2017 – James performed at SONIC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

April 7, 2017 – James performed at EVAL (East Village Arts Collective), 755 Dundas Street, London, Ontario CANADA

April 6, 2017 – James performed at Mohawk Place in Buffalo, NY

April 2, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at the Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ

April 1, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA

March 23, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Eastern CT State University (ECSU) in Willimantic, CT

March 18, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Wamleg, 190 Ward Street, Wallingford, CT at the Light It Up (EP Release Show)

February 25, 2017:  James performed at the British American Club in Manchester CT to benefit MARC, Inc., a not-for-profit agency which supports people with disabilities.  Marcct.org

February 19, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT

February 1, 2017 – James performed at Stoke in Easton, PA

January 16, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Crunch House, West Haven, CT

January 13, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Barnacle House, Higganum, CT

January 10, 2017 – Bonsai Trees performed at Crunch House, West Haven, CT

December 30, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford, CT with GRaviToNiK

November 29, 2016 – James performed new songs and was interviewed on iCRV Radio in their studio in Ivoryton, CT

November 26, 2016 – Bonsai Trees opened for Six Stories Told and others at The Outer Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT

November 19, 2016 – James performed at the South Windsor Farmer’s Market, St. Margaret Mary’s Church in South Windsor, CT

November 11, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Outer Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT

October 31, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed as Green Day for the Halloween event at Noise House (Stratford, CT).  Here’s the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1751299161801477/

October 29, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed with several other bands at The CoffeeHouse Project, 2143 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT

October 21, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed with Manic Pixies and other bands at a private event in Philadephia, PA

October 2, 2016 – James performed at the first annual South Windsor Apple Harvest Festival, Rotary Pavilion, Nevers Park, South Windsor, CT (11-12)

September 30, 2016 – James performed at the Berlin Fair, East Berlin, CT on the Shady Glen (acoustic) stage (3-5pm)slide1

September 4, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at a Warehouse Riot event, 145 Granite Avenue, Staten Island, NY (with Manic Pixi, Jigsaw Youth, and Figure Head).

September 3, 2016 – James performed with members of Manic Pixi at a Trans Life Line Benefit Show at The Meat Locker, 8 Park Street, Montclair, NJ

August 27, 2016 – James performed at the South Windsor Farmer’s Market, 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT from 10:30-12:30.

August 21, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at Blackhall Outfitters, 132 Shore Road, Old Lyme CT “ROCK the DOCK” event.

rock the dock posterAugust 18, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at the “Masters of Music” CityBlock Summer Concert Series at Sterns Square sponsored by Eastern States Exposition.

August 10, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at a private house party in Philadelphia, PA (yeah, they are available for parties!)

August 5, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at Unitarian Universalist Society -East, 153 Vernon St W, Manchester, CT (Envelope Productions Facebook event).

July 28, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Space,  295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

July 24, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Space, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

July 22, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at Arlene’s Grocery in NYC

July 19, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at Dave and Busters, 100 Buckland Hills drive, Manchester, CT (8pm)

July 17, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Fire, 412 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

July 15, 2016 – James performed at Nightingale’s Acoustic Cafe, 68 Lyme St, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371 – Opening for Em Betts.

July 5, 2016 – James performed live on iCRV radio!!  www.icrvradio.com

June 23, 2016 – James performed at a private event at Gillette Ridge Golf Course, 1360 Hall Blvd, Bloomfield, CT 06002 (6-7pm)

June 19, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at LymeStock Festival, Ashlawn Farm, 78 Bill Hill Road, Lyme, CT

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June 16, 2016 – James performed at Ridgeside Tavern , Powder Ridge Park, 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, CT.  He was accompanied by Nick from Bonsai Trees.

May 31, 2016 – James performed at Not Your Average Joe’s, 56 Market Place Drive, Waltham, MA to benefit Pavoh.org (the RADAR Award sponsor).

May 9, 2016 – James performed at Prohibition in NYC (click for the live video of his performance)

April 23, 2016 – James performed live on Emerson College’s TV show “Closing Time“.

April 9, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at Western New England University in Springfield, MA (1pm-3pm at The Rock Cafe)… (Photo on Twitter)

April 3, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT

March 26, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed live on the UCONN radio station!

March 12, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed in the Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

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February 27, 2016 – James won the RADAR Award!  Ceremony was held at Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, MA.  The purpose of the RADAR Award (RADAR means: Rising Artist Detection and Recognition) is to recognize rising talent and promote the winners as role models for younger musicians, proving that hard work and determination equals success.  Read the Hartford Courant article here!

February 19, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Champ as part of the Music Millennium Conference in Harrisburg, PA

January 17, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT

January 14, 2016 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT

December 23, 2015 – Bonsai Trees performed at the Space in Hamden, CT

December 19, 2015 – Bonsai Trees performed at CoffeeHouse in Glastonbury, CT

December 9, 2015 – Bonsai Trees performed at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) in Willimantic, CT

November 21, 2015 – Bonsai Trees performed at The Chit Chat Lounge in Haverhill, MA

October 31, 2015 – Bonsai trees performed at The Doll House, South Windsor, CT

October 24, 2015 – Bonsai trees performed at Keene Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NY

October 16, 2015 – James performed solo at The Apple Harvest Festival in Glastonbury, CT (6pm)

October 9, 2015 – Bonsai trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT

September 18, 2015 – BONSAI TREES performed at AllStars in Manchester, CT – “Live Free and Die” CD RELEASE PARTY

August 27, 2015 Bonsai Trees performed at Cake Shop in New York, NY

August 17, 2015 Bonsai Trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT

August 16, 2015 Bonsai Trees performed at the Donate for Life event in West Hartford, CT

August 15, 2015 Bonsai Trees performed at their home town Farmer’s Market in South Windsor, CT

August 14, 2015 Bonsai Trees performed at a private party in Providence, RI

July 16, 2015 Bonsai Trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT

July 3, 2015 Bonsai Trees performed at First Friday in East Hampton, CT

June 20, 2015:  Bonsai Trees performed at the Strawberry Festival in East Hampton, CT

June 5, 2015:  Bonsai Trees performed at the Relay for Life event at Rockville High School in Vernon CT


May 29, 2015:  Bonsai Trees
 performed at the Relay for Life event at Riverfront Community Center in Glastonbury, CT

May 24, 2015:  Bonsai Trees
 performed at Toads Place in New Haven, CT

May 14, 2015: James
performed solo at a Rock Cats game in New Britain, CT


May 8, 2015:  Bonsai Trees
performed at Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale, NH

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April 21, 2015:  Bonsai Trees
 performed at the House of Blues, Boston MA.  They were one of six artists selected to perform as part of the Music Forward Foundation’s “Bringing Down the House” event!
December 20, 2014:  Bonsai Trees performed at the Coffeehouse Academy Building, 2143 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT for a high school charity event.
October 7, 2014:  Bonsai Trees performed at the Town Hall, Hinsdale, NH
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July 18, 2014:  Bonsai Trees opened for Desiree Bassett at Lucky Frog in Willimantic, CT.  Desiree is best known for her performances with Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson Immortal Tour.

July 2, 2014:  Bonsai Trees performed an acoustic set at Nomads, South Windsor, CT

June 29, 2014:  Bonsai Trees performed at Heritage Park, Hinsdale, NH

June 20, 2014:  Bonsai Trees opened for Comeback of the Year at Webster Theatre, Hartford, CT

May 8, 2014:  Bonsai Trees performed at All-Stars, Spencer Street, Manchester, CT

April 26, 2014:  Bonsai Trees performed at the Coffeehouse Academy Building, 2143 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT for a high school charity event.

January 4, 2014:  Bonsai Trees performed at the Coffeehouse Academy Building, 2143 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT for a high school charity event.

December 19, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at All-Stars, Spencer Street, Manchester, CT

November 16, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at Down To Earth Coffee House,  2860 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 

November 15, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at Mandi’s Sweet 16 party 🙂

September 28, 2trinity 092813 poster013 at 7pm:  Bonsai Trees opened for Last Licks and Spirit Shaker at Trinity on Main in New Britain, CT

August 25, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at Allstars Sports Bar, Manchester, CT

August 24, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at the annual HILOBALLOO event at  Hartford Road Cafe, Manchester, CT

August 18, 2013:  James and Jimi of Bonsai Trees performed at the Providence Flea, Providence River Greenway, South Water Street, Providence, RI


August 17, 2013:  Bonsai Trees
had a live video shoot at the Kitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY.

July 20, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at Six Flags New England, Springfield, MA

June 22, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven, CT

June 7, 2013:  Bonsai Trees
 performed at a Relay For Life event at South Windsor High School, South Windsor, CT

June 1, 2013:  Bonsai Trees performed at Hartford Road Cafe, Manchester, CT

April 27, 2013:  Bonsai Trees and other local bands performed at the Academy School in Glastonbury, CT to benefit the Nature Conservancy


March 22, 2013:  Bonsai Trees
 performed at a Glastonbury High School event to help feed families in Haiti in partnership with Kids Against Hunger.

January 20, 2013:  Bonsai Trees and other local bands performed at a benefit concert at The Red Door in Watertown, CT to raise money for the Sandy Hook community.

December 14, 2012:  Bonsai Trees performed at The Space in Hamden, CT.

November 11, 2012:  Bonsai Trees performed at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford, CT at a showcase for local original bands promoted by Bridging the Music.
 

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September 6, 2012: James performed his song “Caught Up” live on Fox CT morning news and was interviewed by Erika Arias and Logan Byrnes.  This segment aired nationally on Fox’s sister stations around the country!

Later that same day, James performed at the 120th Annual Wapping Fair in South Windsor, CT solo and then with Bonsai Trees.

June 3, 2012:  James performed solo opening for Freedom’s Reign at Loco Perro, East Hampton, CT

May 6, 2012: Bonsai Trees and other local musicians performed at the 7th Annual Ray Beller All-Star Jam at Shea’s in Manchester, CT to raise money for students pursuing musical scholarships.

March 31, 2012:  James performed solo before 400 people, opening the show for the popular classic rock band Last Licks at Trinity on Main in New Britain, CT.  James co-wrote Last Licks’ original song “Phoenix Rising” which they debuted at the show.  Last Licks’ lead singer, Bill Wilson, introduced James as “one of his favorite people on the planet and the future of music”.


March 24, 2012:  James
 performed solo at the Kurt Hinds Fundraiser for the South Park Inn homeless shelter at the Zen Bar in Plainville, CT  Southparkinn.org

December 11, 2011:  Iron-y performed at Nomad’s Adventure Quest in South Windsor, CT.


December 4, 2011:  
James performed his song “Caught Up” at the 2011 Festival of Trees in Old Lyme, CT sponsored by Bring Our Music Back, an organization committed to providing performance opportunities for young artists.  James was selected for this honor by Connecticut music icon Brian MacDonald.   “Caught Up” (Video production by Stephen Sloat, Audio production by Bruce MacPherson).

September 18, 2011:   Iron-y performed at Nomad’s Adventure Quest in South Windsor, CT

May 20, 2011:  Iron-y performed at the South Windsor Pavilion with other local bands to benefit Relay for Life in association with South Windsor High School, South Windsor, CT

May 22, 2010:  At only 13 years old, James made his musical debut at the Steve Shore Recovery Trust Benefit in Bristol, performing his original song “Off The Top Of My Head” on ukulele.  James was joined by members of the popular local cover band “Last Licks”.  James continued to perform solo for a year until he debuted his first band Iron-y.

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