Newsletter - House Concert July 28 

Please join me for Sunset Cocktails and Moonlit Jazz with The Vince Tampio Ensemble; Saturday, July 28, 2018!

The evening’s music will serve as the soundtrack to the emerging night sky which should clearly feature a handful of planets including Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as well as a 98% waning moon in apogee. Moonrise is 9:00pm at which time we will premier my new psychedelic jazz composition, “Apogee Moon”, written specifically for this event. The piece is primarily improvised ambient jazz representing the Zodiac constellations. Following “Apogee Moon” will be a short break and another set of Psychedelic Jazz (with maybe a little danceable Sinatra at the tail end). 


My ensemble is:
Vince Tampio - trumpet, synthesizer
Drew Parker - guitar
Dan Finn- keyboard
Ben Basile - bass
Ben Diamond - percussion

This is an evening of music not to be missed: cocktails, sunset, music, moonrise, wine, decadent desserts…and psychedelic jazz. Bring your friends.

“Apogee Moon” premiere and more with The Vince Tampio Ensemble
Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:30 pm Cocktails with appetizer/small plate-style potluck dinner with the sunset
9:00 pm Music with the moonrise
Address: 514 Ballytore Road, Wynnewood, PA


Important info:

Donation for the Artist: $15 per adult or what you can. Your entire donation goes to the musicians who deeply appreciate your generosity. Please bring food and/or drink to share, ready to be served, being sure to label your serving dish and utensils. Identify the ingredients. NO peanuts. If it’s gluten free, let us know so our gluten sensitive friends can enjoy with abandon.Feel free to bring bathing suits and towels. The pool and hot tub will be open all evening. Bijou events are rain or shine.


Please contact me or Janet Schreiner to RSVP or for further details; hope you can attend this performance!

Newsletter - June 12 

Hello Summer, 


I just returned from the John Byrne Band's Summer 2018 Mid-West Tour. We drove through 10 states making it as far west as the Rocky Mountains. It's the farthest west I've even been. Every night we played a different venue. It was fun and at the same time I'm glad to be back in Philly. The John Byrne Band plays a few Philly area gigs later in June including:

June 23 - Havertown Irish Festival at Manoa Shopping Center, Philadelphia, PA
June 24 - Philadelphia Irish Festival at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA
June 29 - World Cafe Live (downstairs), Philadelphia, PA


While I was away, I received news of some current and upcoming albums on which I was involved. Last year's Kitten Kaboodle album with the Cat's Pajamas won a 2018 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award and the NAPPA and Hot Diggity awards.  Shawn Kilroy released Barron Von Coffin on which I played trumpet for "Dreadlock Housepainter." Incidentally, Shawn released another E.P. in November 2017 on which I played trumpet for "Don't Let Anybody Talk You Into Being Somebody" from Cheap Sneakers

I appeared on the Blair Brothers' remix of "Heartless" on The Sharpest Blade Remixed originally by Viro the Virus. My old college pal Adir L.C. is preparing to drop a new album in July on which I recorded a stable of horns. Mitski announced her next album Be the Cowboy for release August 17 on which I played trumpet and mellophone. 


July features two live performances by York Street Hustle. Join Philly's Premier 1960's Motown/Soul Band for a late night summer party Saturday, July 7 @9:00PM at La Peg at Fringe Arts (140 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA)! EVENT The following evening, Sunday, July 8 @6:00PM, we're playing the Concerts Under the Stars concert series in King of Prussia, PA. The concert will be held rain or shine at the Township Building Park. In the instance of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. 


I'll be performing with my own band Saturday, July 28 at a house concert (514 Ballytore Road, Wynnewood, PA). The evening's music serves as the soundtrack to the emerging night sky. The night sky should clearly feature a handful of planets including Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as a 98% luminous waning moon in apogee. Sunset is 8:18pm; moonrise is 9:00pm, during which we premier the new composition "Apogee Moon" written specifically for this event. The piece is primarily improvised ambient jazz representing the Zodiac constellations. Following "Apogee Moon" will be a set of Psychedelic Jazz. The band features me (trumpet, synthesizer), Drew Parker (guitar), Dan Finn (keyboard), Ben Basile (bass), and Ben Diamond (percussion). Contact me or Janet Schreiner for further details. 


Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming shows!

Newsletter - May 9 

Who blinked and missed Spring?


It's practically Summer in Philadelphia. Potted plants abound, Royal Empress Trees are shedding, and music festivals are upon us. 


You Do You performed at Some Kind of Jam 13 festival hosted by JibberJazz Productions late April (I also appeared with the Hoppin' John Orchestra). The day was beautiful until a midday thunder storm cut short our set. You Do You's next festival appearance will be May 19 at the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival. Check us out at the outdoor local stage around 1:20pm. More info here


Last Saturday, the John Byrne Band performed at the Amani Festival in Carlisle, PA. Next Saturday, May 12, we're performing at the Philadelphia Fleadh Irish Festival located at the Philadelphia National Guard Armory; 2700 Southampton Road; Philadelphia, PA. Our set is around 4:00pm. This will be the last chance to see the full band before John leaves on a few tours. I'm joining his Summer 2018 Mid-West Tour through Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, and Illinois. We play a different venue each night May 31-June 9. 


My 2017 album, Sound Plan, has been garnering even more publicity! Music from the album has appeared on a few podcasts and the album has been featured/reviewed by a couple sites: 

6 May 2018 - All About Jazz "Vince Tampio: Sound Plan"
28 April 2018 - Sound Chaser "Sound Chaser #113"
25 April 2018 - Soul and Jazz and Funk "It's A Sound Plan"
17 April 2018 - Psychedelic Jukebox "Freshly Squeezed New Music 2018"
11 April 2018 - Fuzzy Sun "Uivo Zebra/Radio Déserte/Vince Tampio"
11 April 2018 - Neon Jazz "536th Show"

If you still haven't hear the music, you can listen to it via my website and on a slew of other music websites.


The winter weather is definitely behind us. 


Newsletter - April 3  Podcast

Happy Spring!


March was quite the Irish Season; a decent conclusion to a bombastic first quarter of 2018. The John Byrne Band blanketed the Greater Philadelphia area with a total of 10 public shows! This weekend just John and I are traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana to play a string of shows. If you're in that area this weekend, hit us up!

Thursday, April 5 @ 8:00pm - Nine Irish Brothers (West Lafayette)
Friday, April 6 @ 8:00pm - Nine Irish Brothers (Indianapolis)
Saturday, April 7 @ 8:00pm - Nine Irish Brothers (Lafayette)


Saturday afternoon, April 28, You Do You is performing at Some Kind of Jam 13 music and camping festival hosted by JibberJazz Productions. The event is a full weekend music & camping festival, featuring 29 musical acts on 3 stages, workshops, food & craft vendors, a kids area with activities, late-night indoor jams, light shows, fire performances, parades, yoga, and so much more! Located at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds Pennsylvania. Our set is 3:00pm-4:30pm. We're a new wave funk rock party band known for our infectious beats and electrifying 70’s-era showmanship and we're debuting select new material from our forthcoming album. 


During the rest of April I plan to further develop on my own music. The mixes are nearly finalized for the straight ahead acoustic jazz album, The Nook; then onward to mastering. Tracking is nearly finished for the jazz duo Christmas album; then onward to mixing. These two albums I plan to release later in 2018. My recent 2017 album release, Sound Plan, has been garnering publicity. Check out its latest review by Michael's Jazz Blog. If you haven't hear the music, you can listen to it via my website and on a slew of other music websites. 


I'm looking forward to putting the winter weather behind us. 


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Newsletter - February 26 

Irish Season is upon us...

The month of March is what I fondly refer to as: Irish Season. March has become a month long celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. This will be my fourth season as a member of the John Byrne Band. Incidentally, March 14, 2014 was my first appearance with the John Byrne Band at World Cafe Live, before becoming a member. We'll play an array of traditional Irish music, Pogues covers, and a sprinkling of JB's original music. We have a load of performances around Philly and the surrounding area:

Friday, March 2 @ 7:00pm - World Cafe Live (Downstairs) [SOLD OUT]
Friday, March 9 @ 9:00pm - Tir Na Nog
Saturday, March 10 @ 9:00pm - Brittingham's Pub
Sunday, March 11 @ 11:00am - Tir Na Nog
Thursday, March 15 @ 6:00pm - Kildare's Irish Pub
Friday, March 16 @ 9:00pm - Boiler Room at Congress Hall
Saturday, March 17 @ noon - Irish Rover Station House
Saturday, March 17 @ 7:00pm - New Hope Winery
Sunday, March 18 @ 7:00pm - Tap at Humboldt Beer Depot
Thursday, March 22 @ 6:00pm - Kildare's Irish Pub
Saturday, March 24 @ 6:00pm - Kildare's Irish Pub


March isn't exclusively Irish. Before everything green commences, I'm appearing with Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket Thursday evening, March 1 at Franky Bradley's. In the wake of Saint Patrick's Day, I'm joining You Do You in providing the soundtrack to the 8th Annual FNA Chili Cook Off Sunday afternoon, March 18 at the Fillmore Philadelphia

Despite the barrage of performances slated, I anticipate much more (and necessary) unstructured time in March. I'm looking forward to resuming production on my own solo albums. The straight ahead acoustic jazz album, The Nook, is ready for the second round of mixing. I'm nearly ready to write and record horns for the Highlife influenced album, Adult Children. And I'll be adding guitar and percussion to the jazz duo Christmas album I tracked with Ben Basile

...pace yourself this Irish Season.