February 11th, 2015 – Pete Francis of Dispatch
I am happy to have recently gotten an opportunity to work for Pete Francis of the band Dispatch later this month. Working on a new project out of Pete Francis’ Dragon Crest Studio – the “Dragon Crest Collective” features an eclectic combination of funk, rock, and hip hop along with some classic Dispatch hits. Their first release will be named, “Dragon Crest Collective – Vol. 1” and will be releasing the album with a show at Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT along with The Funky Dawgz Brass Band. I will be handling the merch sales. Tickets here.
January 28th, 2015 – Birthday and Missing Link Music
After turning 26 today and having some time to reflect on the past year, it has been a fun 12 months of opportunities working for Big Al Anderson and Pousette-Dart Band. I am also happy to announce I will be working A&R (Artists and Repertoire) and doing creative services for Missing Link Music, an independent music publishing and rights management company. I will be looking for prospective clients, and working on creative community outreach projects like updating the website and sending out newsletters. I am so excited about this first new opportunity in the new year.!
Feel free to submit suggestions or band samples to the contact page!
December 26th-27th – Big Al Anderson (NRBQ) & The Wildweeds
Happy Holidays and New Year! This past weekend I was privileged enough to run merch sales for Big Al Anderson’s Wildweeds Reunion shows in Windsor Locks, CT. Two nights of over 1000 people filling out a hotel ballroom and being transported back in time to NRBQ days. Al is an amazing guitar player, and was backed up by none other than the Shinolas (Jim Chapdelaine of PDB) with the improved name, The Floor Models! Bart’s resutaurant also served hot dogs, burgers, nachos and more in the hotel lobby. Was a great time and made some great connections. Check out the photos below!
December 16th, 2014 – Pousette-Dart Band @ MWPAI
Just got back this weekend from Utica, NY where I happened to run into the comedian “Gallagher” (see this video for a reminder) outside the hotel we were staying at. Great show, great crowd. See photos on the PDB page.
December 9th, 2014 – JesseVandenBergh.com
Santa is just around the corner and the Jews are looking forward to chinese food. Just a quick update to show off some local talent! My buddy Jesse VandenBergh is a comedian based out of NYC and works on The Chris Gethard Show. He’s an amazing illustrator and actor, and just completed his first short animation! Check out the hilarious clip, “Drugs on War: WWI” below, and make sure to visit jessevandenbergh.com to stay updated! Happy holidays!
December 5th, 2014 – Zettler Productions
Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was great! I just wrapped up my first production for Zettler Productions! A collaboration between my brother Tyler Zettler, and myself. This September, we shot a Music Festival for Mitchell Farms and Pousette-Dart Band. Check out the video on the Zettler Productions Page!
October 31st, 2014 – Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween! One of my favorite holidays, I always seemed to find creativity in dressing up in character. I remember being younger and having friends spray-paint my body, in order to trick-or-treat as “graffiti”.
October 28th, 2014 – Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Well my last month with the Jon and the band has been pretty exciting! We hit the Northeast for a few shows in preparation of the album coming out. Webster and Haverhill, MA, which was Jon accompanied by Steven Roues on double bass and harp. This weekend, we had rocking full band performance in Norfolk, CT at Infinity Hall. They took great care of us and we hope to be back soon. Check out some photos here.
September 27th, 2014 – Tour Manager for Pousette-Dart Band
I’ve recently been hired as the tour manager for the Pousette-Dart Band. Now taking over social media and marketing campaigns for the new album entitled “Talk” with a release date in early 2015 by Sony/Red Distribution, I’m excited to maximize the bands potential and widen its demographic. I also will continue to be a road assistant and guitar tech. We recently shot the Mitchell Farms Music Festival show (editing underway) and recorded a live album at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts.
September 23rd, 2014 – A Colorado Bachelor Party
Fall is coming in! My brother borrowed my camera for his buddy’s bachelor party in Breckenridge, Colorado — so I decided to compile the footage for him. The trip looked fun!
September 13th, 2014 – Drone and Updates!
Greetings! I have been very busy this summer attending various concerts and music festivals, and naturally lost track of updating the newsfeed! The fall is moving in with quickly with crisp air, and my brother and fellow editor for TAZ productions has acquired a drone for video production! Check out the test flight below..
We plan on using it producing a short video for the Pousette-Dart Band in Salem, CT this weekend!
Watch out for some fun videos and MUSIC coming down the pipeline very shortly!
July 21st, 2014 – “Life in Cinemagraph” Experiment
Cool update today. I’ve been putting my Windows Phone to good use and have been using the app called Cinemagraphs, which essentially takes GIF images and allows you to upload them to share with others. Taking images of things that move in cycles, you can come up with some really cool images. Check out the ongoing gallery!
July 19th, 2014 – More Etsy Art
Here are a couple more signs I created for the etsy store! These directional signs can be created to order by color, size and shape, and can have any font color combinations to show guests where to go! A couple more signs are on their way up right now, including this neat keyholder!
June 23rd, 2014 – Etsy Store is Open!
After giving away lots of creative work for people, I’ve been convinced to open my own ETSY store and sell my creations online. There’s only two items for sale so far, but I plan on creating a bunch of different wooden signs to list for sale. I will be offering personalized signs as well. Updates and more artwork soon!
June 16th, 2014 – Painted Guitars
I’m finally putting the finishing touches on a cool 38″ classical acoustic guitar I bought off Amazon. It was pretty cheap but I wanted to experiment with sanding off the finish and dying the wood, then refinish it with Tru-Oil, which still needs to be done. Also a really cool chalk-painted Firescape guitar I painted a few years ago. See the pics here or click below.
May 20th, 2014 – Garden Signs
A quick update on some signs I’ve been working on for some gifts. I can create custom signs for a low price! Check out the post on the construction of one of the signs, here.
May 15th, 2014 – Summer Events List!
Check out this post on my frequently updated events list for the summer of 2014! Lots of great music happening this summer, you’ll want to stay on top of your game. See who and where the latest show announcements are from.
May 12, 2014 – Zettler Farms 2014!
This may is the launch of Zettler Farms 2014! This year I will be experimenting with hydroponics (see below) and chick peas that we can hopefully make homemade hummus with! Check out the pictures here, and stay tuned for more updates!