February and therefore such as.

February, end of it. Been a long winter here in Brooklyn for, not only us but everyone. The weather has been a constant cold and the snow has made life very dramatic. How people live in Russia beats me.

The plus side is that Spring is coming and I'm feeling super excited to spending some time in the rehearsal space jamming with friends, getting loose and exploring some new territory.

Our show coming up next week is our cd release show. Though we've played many of the songs at previous shows, we're really gonna play the SHIT out of these songs. Plus we'll throw in a fun cover song which will hopefully blow your socks off.

Band - as per usual - is so so so good. So lucky to have friends who are insanely talented and musically generous as they contribute so much color to our shows. Jon Ladeau on guitar, RIch Hinman on pedal steel and Catherine Popper on bass. Show is going to be fun and Bowery electric is a great space. Great sound and good vibe.

The Old Fashions @ 8:45pm - $8.00
Bowery Electric, Manhattan
Thursday February 27th, 2014
Facebook invite:

Come join us. We'd be so happy to see you there,

Amanda & Byron

Byron's mom came into town - this was at our last show at Rockwood Music hall, Manhattan. January 2014

Gigging! (or something like that)

What a wild few months this has been.

Byron and I successfully funded our Kickstarter campaign and raised $10k with the undeniable support and love from friends family and strangers. We recorded some new songs with our friends which sound really great. I mean really great - we couldn't be happier. Also played a show recently at Union Pool in Williamsburg Brooklyn and are starting to book some more this summer.

Speaking of...

We were asked by City Winery to participate in a Monday night local-band showcase. Honored and excited we immediately said yes of course! It'll be a new venue for us and if you've never been there it's lovely. I mean what a great venue. So we're super pumped to play there and share the bill with Julia Haltigan and Miss Tess.

We were also invited to open up for Kris Gruen who is a gifted songwriter at Bowery Electric at his record release show. Since Byron will be out of town, I'll be holding it down as an acoustic performance playing alongside my very talented and rad new friend Matt Sucich.

Lastly, we'll be opening for our friends Peculiar Gentleman for their record release show at Bowery Electric. It'll be the full band and may try to collaborate with PG boys on a song... we'll see! They are so great, such fun.

All event info and invites are on our Facebook page but here's a quick rundown!

Monday June 17th @ City Winery. $12 cover with Julia Haltigan and Miss Tess
Monday July 1st @ Bowery Electric. $8 cover opening for Kris Gruen
Thursday July 25th @ Bowery Electric. Cover TBD - Opening for Peculiar Gentleman

Love to see you out at shows.

Thanks for being interested in our music and what we have to put out into the world.


Amanda (and Byron)

Freshly Edited Video for "Tired" - live at Rockwood Music Hall (2/18/13)

Footage from the show we just recently played at. You'll see Julius (Myren) in the mix. I absolutely loved singing this song with him, I mean, I'm gonna miss it. He kicked ass on it - too fun really.

So we tried to give it our all (as we do every show) but this one was special, felt right, felt good, felt fun. Hope you dig the tune and video footage.

ps. Props (sort of) to Byron editing the video - some of the cuts are like an homage to David Lynch and some are like, well, they are what they are.
pps. You watching it yet-- huh?
ppps. I hope your toe is-a-tapping at this point.


New year / January 2013

Howdy - Amanda here. Writing website entries is hard, well not hard but rather I don't do it as often as I should. In any case, Happy New Year! It's officially been 1 year since The Old Fashions have been a cohesive working band and it's been a hell of a ride. Playing and recording with old friends, strangers who have become new friends, writing and learning from each other has been quite an experience.

I realize that the boys are incredibly talented, stupidly fun to hang out with and they make good music.

2013 will be a good year, we'll make it such. Hoping to come to a venue near you - dream big yeah?

Love and light worldwide,

The Old Fashions are Amanda Chessa, Byron Sorrells, and Julius Myren