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Tuey Connell

Acoustic Guitar from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$200 - $2000 per event
Easy-going Full-time Pro with 20+ years world-wide performing experience - weddings, corporate, beach parties, festivals, clubs...Elegant Instrumental & Vocal jazz & pop to hard rocking Vocal Rock, Soul, Alt, Country, Oldies.... Clean cut image, big voice, big smile. HUGE Rep: James Taylor, Mathews, Morrison, Stones, Wonder, Mraz, Clapton, Joel, Cash, Bela Fleck, Sinatra, Ellington, etc...I am a people person, and have found that my warm smile and positive vibes have contributed to many successful events. My goal is to please the client and make people happy with my grooving soulful music.

*** "There are several musicians that play more than one instrument, and quite a few who are also fine vocalists, but Tuey Connell is truly unique among singers and players."
The City Paper, Nashville

Since the age of 7, when I began playing the 5-string banjo on my family's working vineyard, I have devoted myself to learning a very broad repertoire with several instruments: guitar, banjo, harmonica and voice. I love rock as much as jazz and my repertoire covers a lot of ground: Sinatra and Nat King Cole to Van Morrison, the Beatles, Alleman Brothers, James Taylor, Dave Mathews Band, Meters,etc...

*** "Connell has to be one of the best-kept vocal/instrumentalist secrets in the country. He is a new vocal force not to be denied." - Novo, Indianapolis

As a result of my years of hard work, I have been awarded the opportunity of recording four critically acclaimed CD's for an established European label, scored soundtracks, played dozens of jingle and CD sessions, played on jazz, blues, folk, rock, world and bluegrass festival stages all over the US, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. I have also played over a thousand corporate, special event, wedding dates, children's music shows, schools, and more.

*** "One of a kind Connell delivers on promise." - Chicago Tribune

But most importantly, I am an easy-going fellow with a positive attitude and a willingness and ability to work hard to help people enjoy their party, event, wine tasting, cookout, dance...

*** "There's smoke and satin in Connell's voice, and the swing of his phrasing at all tempos is fully natural, unsoiled by retro campiness."
- All Music Guide

Whether it's singer/songwriter, classic rocker, jazz instrumental, jam band, jazz crooner, folk-rock, Motown or more, I play songs that people know and love. My repertoire is broad, but I am always learning new material.

*** "Multitalented Tuey Connell is quickly making a name for himself as a superb jazz singer in the same league as such contemporary champs as Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, and Peter Cincotti."
- Minneapolis City Pages

*** "Connell's rich dark-hued baritone drips with sex appeal and he swings with an easy elegance that's equal parts Johnny Hartman and Kenny Rankin."
- Show Business

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and I wish you all the best as you develop your special event.

Cheers,

Tuey



A Few Personal Highlights:
Composition Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council//
Austin City Limits TV performance//
John F. Kennedy Center For Performing Arts packed house//
Touring w/ the late great Vassar Clements//
Recording with Taj Mahal//
Minneapolis Winter Jazz Festival - Orchestra Hall w/ Dianne Reeves


I play all of these songs from memory, without sheet music, and with a smile.

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Classy guy with a lot of talent....

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Tuey and his percussionist friend Fred played for our Engagement Party and they were incredible! Dispite the rain showers leading up to the event, and the heat, they played on! Jamming out and playing many of the songs we had requested! We danced the night away.. and everyone was complimenting the band, asking where we had found such talent! The music really made our event special and we are so grateful that we chose them. Thanks Guys!

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Tuey Connell’s Response:

Kelley and Eric, their families and friends were a blast to play for - all wonderfully fun people. Kelley, you were right: mellow happy groovy music up front, and that after dinner, with a couple of cocktails, everyone would want to dance to some amped up jamming music - and dance they did! We wish you all the best as you make your way as partners in the world. Cheers, Tuey.

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2010
Jun
19
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Jenkintown, PA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2009
Dec
14
The Garage on 7th Ave
New York City, NY
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2009
Nov
23
Spike Hill
10:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2009
Nov
21
Chart House
Philadelphia, PA
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2009
Nov
8
The Garage on 7th Ave
New York City, NY
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
2009
Oct
18
Pierre's
Bridgehampton, NY
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Dave Mathews
A Hundred Years From Now
Flatt & Scruggs
After Midnight
Eric Clapton
Ain’t No Mountain
Marvin Gaye
Ain’t That Peculiar
Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Sunshine (When She's Gone)
Bill Withers
All Along the Watchtower
Dylan/Hendrix
All of Me
Frank Sinatra
All or Nothing At All
Frank Sinatra
All the Things You Are
Jerome Kern
Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Tuey Connell will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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