June 3, 2022
Sleepy Hollow Band is sad to say they have lost a big part of the Sleepy Hollow Band family, the great and legendary artist known for his work on Legend along with Rainbow, Kiss and Manowar, Ken Kelly. Joe Dell, "Soldier just informed me of his passing. He was such a great man. He was there for me when I was going through my divorce. He gave me fatherly wisdom and helped me through. Loved him. Truly a sad day in rock and my heart."
March 23, 2022
Matt Schwarz has just released a recording of By the Riverbank, a classical trio for flute, harp, and cello. It was recorded remotely during the pandemic, by Argentinan harpist Mercedes Bralo, Finnish flutist Heline Fay, and Japanese-English cellist Akito Goto and mixed by Bob Both in NJ. It portrays the first chapter of Kenneth Graham's "Wind in the Willows," with a lazy ride down the river, followed by a more lively section with harp glissandos as the boat tips and Rat and Mole fall in the water, and an exciting section starting at 3:45 as they get caught in the rapids! Musically, it's a mix of classical, modern Celtic-rooted folky/new-age, and some pastoral 70s prog-rock influences.
A second section, inspired by the mystical "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" chapter of the book, has been written and awaits a recording (it seems like something that requires the players to rehearse and record in a room, so pandemic shutdown was not a good time to record it).
Check it out: https://sleepyhollowband.com/matt-schwarz
February 15, 2022
Joe Dell has 2 songs in the can. Caught in the Web and Hawk's Song. The first is his Rock song, one of which has hasn't written in almost 20 years and the latter a ballad. The project is called Dell's Gig-O-Bites. The line-up features Joe Dell on keys, Antonino Pollaro on Drums, Gary "Soldier" Luhrman on Dawk modified Joey DeMaio Rickenbacker bass guitar, John "#3" Zambri on lead and rhythm guitars and neew to the fold Aaron Kellner on lead Vocals. Here is Joe to tell you more about the project. Joe Dell, "Yeah, it is finished! I am super psyched about the outcome. It was a dodgy deal. The songs were originally written with Hawk in mind for vocals, but I had a finite amount of time to get these mixed and mastered! My cousin is pitching to a major label now for me as we speak. I wrote the ballad titled Hawk's song on a Tuesday and recorded it on the following Sunday. Then Antonino and I laid down the Organ and drum tracks for Caught in the Web. The original guitarist did not pan through so I pulled John aboard and he did an amazing job laying down guitar. Next, Soldier meticulously laid down bass for the track. We were waiting on Hawk but he got hit with the Covod, so in comes fellow Sleepy Hollow Band legend Dan Castiel. He pulled Aaron from out of his pocket and the kid laid the vocals down with-in days of the deadline and did an amazing job! Then enter Bob Both, legendary James Brown engineer/producer. The weekend we were set to mix, we got hit with a blizzard here! We were doomed? right? wrong! Bob, the professional his is mixed it via internet! Then, Tim Boyce, the Disney/Broadway legend mastered it right under the wire. Now we have 2 kick ass tracks in the can, waiting to be picked up! I will let you guys know when they are going to be released and how, but man, am I proud. The rocker has all the elements to be the biggest rock song of the new millennium! The ballad is a song of hope I think everyone can relate to. The Rocker is about being addicted to the internet, but yet can be relative to so many other facets of life. I think these are 2 of my best to date. I can't wait for the public to hear them." We will keep you updated.
November 29, 2021
Joe Dell Has a new project. Let him tell you about it. "Yeah, I am psyched. It is called Dell's Gig-O-Bites. First and foremost, I am so happy i finally got to record with Antonino Pollaro, my childhood friend i started my first band with in 1985 called Live Evil with Bobby Vaughan. Yeah, Black Sabbath album title. we were 11. (laughs) But, Antonino is such an accomplished professional. He was my mom's favorite son! Of course we have the legendary Bob Both engineering and co-producing. He's the best. Back on Bass my old compadre Gary "Soldier" Luhrman. Vocals will be Brendan "Hawk" McKenzie. and I am glad to announce, for the 1st time in 23 years I am working with John Zambri once again!. We laid down the drums and keys yesterday. Soldier and John are working out their parts for the studio and Hawk will be laying tracks when he gets back from tour next week. Oh, and the name of the song is Caught in the Web. My first rock song I have written in 20 years!"
October 5, 2021
Joe Dell has once again entered the studio with Legendary Bob Both on Sunday and has laid down the piano and backing tracks for his new song titled Hawk's Song. As a twist, he will not be the lead vocalist. We will let him give it to you in his own words. Joe Dell, "Yeah, I slammed this one out pretty fast. I wrote it last week and got in with Bob to lay it down as it is fresh. I am quite happy with it so far. The concept is based off of what I heard Kent Hovind say recently, about using the gift God gave you. Which leads to who is singing. For the first time the kick ass Brendan McKenzie will be at the vocal helm! My old bro from back in the day. We both have been working with bands for over 25 years and finally we will work together. This is by request of the Executive Produce Alex "Big Al" Julian. Both Brendan and I are waiting to see what God has planned with the gifts he blessed us with....may be this song!"
September 25, 2021
Joe Dell has officially released his new song Your Song (Lil Angel) at www.joe-dell.com in the shop for one dollar along with 2 Too Late and newly mastered by Disney and Broadway award winning engineer Tim Boyce Too Late and Later (Empty Home) which has also been remixed by James Brown legendary engineer Bob Both. Your Song (Lil Angel) is the result of the Covid-19 shut down and the pressure it caused in his relationship with wife Laura. The song is a beautiful piano piece which features orchestration and saxophone. Special guest appearance by Doritos at the end. Available here:
August 20, 2021
Joe Dell soon to release his new single titled Your Song (Lil Angel). The mix is finished. The love song, Joe's first ever, written for his wife Laura was sole written by Joe. He plays piano and sings along with orchestra samples. It was produced by Joe and Bob. Featuring guest vocals by Doritos and the Phantom Saxist. Joe feels this is his best work to date! Joe is excited about his song debuting on Sportzwire tonight with host Tom Brice on Sportinarium at 5 pm EST. https://s3.radio.co/s4b41f9acf/listen
June 30, 2021
Bob Both new Under the Ground mix , first time ever with proper 1st verse, will be debuting on The Sports Report with host Tom "the Reverend" Brice at www.sportanariumradio.com 5 pm est.
April 10, 2021
Sleepy Hollow Band Goin' Over Complete Musie to be played in it's entirety Tomorrow night on the Sports Report via Sportanarium with host the Reverend Tom Brice! Listen tomorrow! www.sportanarium.com
June 11, 2020
Sleepy Hollow Band now featured on New York's #1 Sports Radio show The Sports Report with Tom Brice. https://soundcloud.com/thesportsreport2019/catching-up-with-kelly-dempsey-and-brian-dowd?fbclid=IwAR0OYi2lSfIYg0lwL7PNH4ZXOMAt6P9HmxNo4UpgPxbw1-PPceinILJBX1Q
April 1, 2020
Matt Schwarz has just posted his string quartet for download and sale (your price!) at https://sleepyhollowband.com/matt-schwarz . This is a piece of genuine classical music - not classical-lite crossover or the sort of modern classical music that sounds like someone dropped some instruments in the monkey exhibit to see what would happen. It's got melodies, driving rhythms, and people can actually enjoy it! That's not to say it's a direct ripoff of Mozart or Vivaldi -- Matt's injected his own style and elements of heavy metal and folk into it. It has been brought to life by the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Put on your fanciest clothes, crank it up, and bang your head to the classics!