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it's not just tap your toes catchy…IT IS HEALING."
His professionalism and talent are beyond words"
-Jena Schneider (Cooperate Development Director CBTF)
OPENING THE SHOW FOR CHARLES ESTEN
I'm excited to share with you the news that I will be opening for 'Nashville' star Charles “Chip” Esten, best known as lead guitarist Deacon Claybourne on the hit TV show “Nashville”. We will be sharing the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT for The Mountain Dew Country and Bluegrass Series on January 19th at 8pm.
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Performing at the Bluebird Cafe. Singing songs that connect with others is so powerful. What a night!
In Nashville TN writing and working on new Country songs. Love telling stories through music.
TJ MARTELL FOUNDATION
Excited to be the Guest Speaker at the TJ Martell Foundation Rock N' Bowl presented by Vevo. The night will benefit the Foundation's cancer research programs. Hosted by Skeery Jones of the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show with music by DJ Nicole Rose.
MAN IN THE CAMO JACKET
As you know I love being part and involved with amazing organizations that help in the fight against and finding a cure for cancer. I've met a lot of people over the years and worked alongside so many beautiful people to raise awareness, funds and make a difference in the lives of those who have been touched by cancer. I recently was emailed by a friend at the T.J. Martell Foundation about this truly amazing documentary and I wanted to share it with you. The documentary is called "Man in the Camo Jacket", set for release July 4th. It's about Mike Peters, best known as the frontman of 80’s Welsh band The Alarm, he is also a two-time cancer survivor. Mike battled Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1995 and then was diagnosed in 2006 with Chronic Lymphocyte Leukemia (CLL). Find out more on my blog.
GREENWICH TOWN PARTY 2017
I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I will have the amazing opportunity to open up for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Grammy Winners & one of the greatest musical artists of all time…Steely Dan who will headline the 7th consecutive Greenwich Town Party on Saturday, May 27 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
My band Charlie Scopoletti & The Truth (with Jonny Giamara (Drums), Tony Tino (Bass), Achille Pete (Electric Guitar) Todd Caldwell (Keys), & Neal Spitzer (Sax) will be performing on the Town Stage to a Sold Out crowd just prior to Steely Dan on the Main Stage.
We can’t wait to show everyone who hasn’t heard our songs what our music is all about and the mission behind it…which is to inspire, spread hope and make positive change in people’s lives.
This year’s lineup also has the soulful and powerful Recording Academy / GRAMMYs-Winning Alabama Shakes, New Orleans-famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Texas blues rocker Carolyn Wonderland & Rang-A-Boom.
Also on the Town Stage: The Bramblemen, The Clams, TIDES, Mongolian Monkfish, Emma Friedman, Jay and Ray Jams for Fams and Pamela Kuhn will kick off the day’s performances by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at 11 a.m.
GTP is an annual celebration for the people of Greenwich to come together and participate in a day of music, food, fun, family, and friendship to experience the strength of community.
RISE UP EIGHT
Adversity is something that we all face in some shape or form over our lifetime. At times things can feel unfair like life is hitting you when you are down. A feeling as if you are caught in an ocean undertow that is trying to drag you below the surface and you are gasping for air. It can be scary, lonely and frustrating. I learned from my experience that in these moments we have a choice...to go under or to rise above. We are more resilient than we often believe, and if we make the choice to rise, we can overcome the obstacles that present themselves.
It doesn't matter how many times you may fall. You can always get up and keep moving forward. I was recently interviewed by RiseUpEight, an organization dedicated to sharing stories of people who have overcome all types of adversity and are succeeding in life.
Based on the Japanese proverb that reads, "Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight. RiseUpEight and the community have resolved to not only stand up but to RISE UP above all the challenges that face us.
Please visit the site to read and share my interview (Beating Cancer Twice Gave this Musician Two More Reasons To Become Successful) as we hope that it can help inspire. I opened up about a lot of things as we went very deep into my story and journey. You can share directly from their site, they have social buttons on the top of the interview and you can comment on the bottom. Also, read the other interviews as they are truly inspiring and we want to help spread their stories too.
"I'll give it my all, even when I am tired and I just might fall but I'll get up and I'll keep trying" - Lyrics from Today is the Day
NEW SONG "LIGHT THAT SHINES"
So proud to announce and share with you my new song "Light That Shines" a song full of heart and inspiration, a song that will lift your spirit to soar and shine bright. I was blessed to be able to record the song with Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning Robert Smith at Defy Recordings LLC.
The song is now available for download right here on my site for $5 (with the option to donate more if your heart feels inclined) and we will continue to raise money with ALL THE PROCEEDS going to CBTF.
LOVE LETTER TO THE WORLD
My heart aches for all the tragedies of the past and present. I know deep down we are better than this and that is why my heart is heavy. We keep losing lives for no reason but to be a wake-up call for us to tune into the real issue at hand…Replacing hate and fear with LOVE.
We all have differences and that’s the beauty of being our unique self but there is one undeniable thing that connects us all...We are all human and in this together!
This is my “Love Letter to The World”.
Please like, comment and share this message on social media with loving intention.
#loveletter #lovewins #AllLivesMatter
SPEECH AT GALA
Are you ready for some new music from me? I have a new song coming out this Thursday (7/14/16) called “Light That Shines”. It was such an honor being asked to write the song specifically for the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation and perform it at their 14th Annual Dream & Promise Gala.
The night raised nearly $700,000 to fund support programs for brain tumor survivors, family members and caregivers.
The song will be available for download for $5 and will continue to raise money for CBTF with ALL the proceeds going to CBTF. (www.cbtf.org)
Special Thanks to Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning Robert Smith and Defy Recordings LLC for donating their services to the recording of “Light That Shines."
"Watch me now, I've made my claim. I'm here right now, here today! I won't back down and I'll fight until the end, cause there's a light that shines bright inside of me".-
Don't let anything in your past hold you back. Look forward to the new day and year ahead.
This is going to be such a special night with one of my all time favorite songwriters Richard Marx. On May 27th, at the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation 13th Annual Dream & Promise Gala, I will be sharing a special song that is so close to my heart to open up the evening.
In 2006, I wrote this song for my best friend Natalia Crespo Eirin, who was passing away from brain cancer. The song is about wanting to take all the pain and fear away and to be able to give her one more "Perfect Day".
Nat lost her battle with brain cancer at the age of 30, after enduring 18 major brain surgeries over a span of 14 years. Words cannot express the overwhelming feeling I have, that I get to share this song with so many others going through what she went through
Richard Marx has made history with a string of indelible hits that span both radio-ready rock tunes like “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Should’ve Known Better,” and stirring romantic ballads like “Hold Onto The Nights” and “Right Here Waiting.” How many of you fell in love to that song?
The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums and scored a total of 14 No. 1 singles. He is the only male solo artist to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. Marx has pulled off the rare feat of having songs he has either written or co-written hit No. 1 in four separate decades.
The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Our mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education and advocacy to families and survivors. Our goal is to ultimately find a cure for brain tumor diseases.
Learn more here: www.cbtf.org
THE ONE HUNDRED
One week till the 8th Annual the one hundred Gala. I am so honored to be an honoree and be among so many inspiring people doing such amazing things in the cancer community. I also will be closing out the event with my song "Beautiful Day".
Created and Supported by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the one hundred honors 100 Everyday Amazing individuals and groups each year who are changing how we fight cancer.
Learn more here: https://www.theonehundred.org
About to meet with Musicians On Call in NYC at Cornell Children's Hospital. Being down here brings back memories of when I was getting my treatment just a block away
at MSK. Looking forward to doing some special things with them and giving hope to some of these children through my music.
DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE
It does't say style behind us for nothing…look at those matching vests :) Watch to see what it meant for 16 year old Brian who had Lymphoma receive his Wish from Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Then I get to perform my song "This WIsh" to him. What courage and bravery this young man has! Today on CT News 8 (CT Style with Teresa Labarbera) 12:30pm. Link will be posted here shortly.
5th annual Furball, to benefit Pets Alive, held at Trump National Golf Club Westchester NY
Great to meet Rob Thomas again and his wife Mari, such a great couple! So many awesome people doing such amazing things for animals.
I'm so thankful to have these opportunities to share my story and music. If you missed it..here is my interview from yesterday on NBC Connecticut with Kerri-Lee Maryland. Also a partial performance of my new song "This Wish" written for Make-A-Wish Connecticut.
Performing and presenting the "Westchester Savior Award" to Peter Shapiro, owner of The Capitol Theatre. A little thumbs up with Andrew W.K.
JAB JAB JAB RIGHT HOOK
Got to meet Gary Vaynerchuk at Wine Library today for his book signing of Jab Jab Jab Right Hook and he got a copy of Truth. What a cool guy and so down to earth. He said they've been jammin to my song I wrote for him in the office. Very cool!!! Check it out Hustlin' (Gonna Make My Own Way)
Check out my performance on Better Connecticut Channel 3 with Scot Haney & Kara Sundlun.
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