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‘Beatles by Boggia’ – 9.02.09 – World Cafe Live

No Comments 28 August 2009

Greetings Beatle Peedles,

A quick blast about what should be a very cool, unique night of Fab and Gear entertainment.

WEDNESDAY, 9.02.09 – 7P

September 2, 1964 – The Beatles’ 1st Philly show takes place at the Philadelphia Convention Center

  • Tickets were 5 bucks.
  • There were probably about 17 other acts on before they played.
  • Hy Lit (note the initials) asked them to come play at the Convention Center. He also hosted.
  • The Beatles’ set wasn’t more than about about a half an hour.
  • They were paid $25k.

September 2, 2009 – The ‘Beatles by Boggia’ takes place at World Cafe Live

  • Tickets are 15 bucks (plus a nominal service fee – life is so much better now).
  • Larry Kane will talk about his time traveling with and interviewing the Beatles on their first tour (and beyond) and Denny Somach will present a bunch of his fab memorabilia (including the only footage of the Beatles’ performance that night in ’64) before I play.
  • Helen Leicht (note the initials) asked me to come play at World Cafe Live. She’s also hosting, which is what you’d expect from the woman who invented the Breakfast with the Beatles format.
  • I’m playing the same set The Beatles played and it STILL won’t be more than about about a half an hour.
  • I’m being paid $25k.

At least one of these things isn’t true (Hint: it’s not the set length) but it WILL be a great evening of music and Fab memories.

If you were at the Beatles’ show 45 years ago and bring your ticket stub, WCL will give you a free drink. If you have been at ANY of my shows in the past and bring your ticket stub, I’ll let you buy me a drink.

Oh yeah – and there’s a special English pub-style menu that night. I’m hoping for Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pud (but I’m not cookin’, so I can’t promise).

The Recap:
Wednesday, 9.02.09 – 7p
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street – Philadelphia, PA
Get tix

21+. $15 (plus service charge).


In order to spread the word about Wednesday night’s show, I’m making a couple of promotional appearances on Monday, 8.31.09:

The 10! Show
Visiting with my friends Bill Henley and Lori Wilson once again on The 10! Show and playing a Fab tune. As always, you can watch it at home or come down to the studio and watch the magic.

The Recap:
Monday, 8.31.09 – 11a
NBC10 – Philadelphia, PA
Be in The 10! Show Audience

WXPN’s Leicht Lunch
After “wrapping” the TV portion of the broadcast day, I’ll be joining Helen Leicht on the radio for WXPN’s Leicht Lunch. I will play a Fab tune different from the one I played earlier on TV. I will ask Helen to tell the story about when she met Paul and I will have a story prepared about not meeting him.

The Recap:
Monday, 8.31.09 – 12p – 1p
88.5 WXPN – Philadelphia, PA
Helen on XPN


Philadelphia Daily News: A Burst of New Talent Puts Philly Back on the Music Map

No Comments 16 May 2000


  • Stomping ground: Roxborough.
  • Musical idiom: Tingly, personal pop-rock in the soulful, frisky spirit of John and Paul, Elvis Costello, Big Star and XTC.
  • Disc watch: His five-track solo sampler, The Nick, makes an impressive calling card, especially with the all-too-real confession of romantic obsession, ‘Several Thousand,’ and his sweet memories of spinning platters on a primitive Fisher Price phonograph, ‘Bubblegum 45s.’ Coming soon, a complete band album, fleshing out his dreamy, Beatlesque arrangements.
  • Scoring hits: If you’re into shimmery pop-rock, you’ve already heard Boggia – most recently, adding backing vocals on Wood’s great Songs from Stamford Hill album and to Juliana Hatfield’s new twin pack of efforts. Boggia’s also toured with Canadian songstress Amanda Marshall, played behind Jill Sobule, contributed vocal arrangements to Carly Simon and co-written a certified gold single for Christian popster Jaci Velasquez.
  • Family history: Born in Royal Oak, Mich., he started playing guitar at age 5, encouraged by his father, who played in a ’50s dance band. Moved to Philadelphia 13 years ago, married, divorced, worked for a spell for musical instrument maker Ensoniq in Malvern. Formed his impressive-sounding band in 1998. Won notoriety last year for staging a 30th-anniversary performance of the Beatles’ Get Back album on the roof of HMV Records. Named ‘Artist of the New Millennium’ in the Philadelphia Music Conference 2001/Y100 Battle of the Bands.
  • Quotable: “My music is for hard-core pop music geeks who sit in their room and listen to records all day. Basically, I am my own audience.”
  • by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer

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