First, a hat. I wear sun-protection everywhere, even from the tour bus in the parking lot to inside the restaurant Hash House A Go Go. Notice, I come prepared to enjoy food. I have my hair back, all Jan Brady style. Keeps my hair out of the syrup! This is the very popular Sage Fried Chicken & Waffles
Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks
Isn’t it so great to feel fed? A good way to start a rocking night, too! Here’s a link to the whole menu, so you can plan your trip to Las Vegas better. http://www.hashhouseagogo.com/vegas/menu/
That’s Ivo my hairstylist. Here is where the magic happens. His hand is like, “Voila!” He even cuts my hair and uses all Paul Mitchell products. If I look good, it’s what Ivo did. At the Paul Mitchell Songwriters Showcase, I sang my “d.y.g.” with 3 horns, 3 back-up singers and my full band. It was really special, have a listen. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/d.y.g./id597859708?i=597859716
Or have a free watch, it’s us live doing it on many different stages, synched to the CD version! Now be sure to have a good breakfast, we love you.
The Shije Band
Meet us here. Free, open to the public! New York City! The next Benny Landa at Sam Ash All-Ages Rock Show is Wednesday, September, 11, 2013 at 6 – 9pm. Sam Ash Music Store @ 333 West 34th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves.)
This Meet and Greet was necessary musical recreation for mid-week, mid-heatwave NYC. Pictured here is the July event. Ah, cool air conditioning blast on a hot day! That’s how Benny’s song feels that goes “We all need a change” and it’s instantly a sing-along. Have a listen. http://www.reverbnation.com/bennylanda I was so happy to see
not only expert rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Benny Landa, but also
a Broadway veteran, the man behind the thumpiest part of the music, performing all over town in many orchestra pits, but most notably Rock of Ages, Spiderman and now Cindi Lauper’s Kinky Boots: bassman Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley and the multi-instrumental, also thumpy
Les July, pictured here with Skittles. ( http://
Andrea Watts there, taking pictures of guitars and rockstars! We made new musical friends.
In Benny’ Landa’s band is drummer Steve Holley of Paul McCartney & Wings fame. From the press release: “New York musician Benny Landa will be there to play the melodic grooving rock he’s so well known for. Benny’s bringing in some ‘friends’…get a load of his lineup of friends!”
Benny Landa / guitar, vocals (Robert Gordon, Howard Tate, Graham Nash, Carole King, Shije, Otis Blackwell)
Steve Holley /drums (Ian Hunter, Paul McCartney and Wings, Joe Cocker, Julian Lennon)
Chris Palmaro / keyboards (Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Sting, SNL band)
Les July / bass, vocals (Dr.Dre, k.d. Lang, General Public, The Bus Boys)
It rocked! I played three different guitars, then I bought strings and picks. Walking home, I saw a fire hydrant opened on 21st Street. I walked right through the spray and felt refreshed, especially after hearing Benny’s songs live. The vocal harmonies, Les, Chris, Benny and Steve nailed them. For being the hottest day of the year, July 17th, (a heatwave advisory day, no less) Benny and Friends had a great turn-out, a full audience and lots of appreciation for the musical gifts these guys have honed. Good, soulful music was just what we all needed, like a big splash of cool water on a hot day.
Mamoun’s is my favorite falafel place. Here, have a live video of Santa Ana Winds. The black and white pic above is by Doc Magick, and I’m onstage at The Bitter End on Bleecker Street. How did I find world-renowned, healthy, delicious food after we finished a gig at Sullivan Hall? I found my way there via the app MenuRavesNY.
“You know how much food I can buy for a twen? The band is gonna love this.”
Buy your favorite songs at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/shije/id590945938