Bedford’s Tri-Festa » 9/22/2018 Bedford, NY

Poster for Bedford's TriFesta 2018

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018

    Bedford's Tri-Festa

    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    BEDFORD HILLS MEMORIAL PARK
    60 Haines Rd
    Bedford Hills, NY 10507

    The Town of Bedford Recreation and Parks Department will host Bedford's first ever "Tri-Festa," a family-friendly food truck festival on Saturday, September 22 from 4–8pm. "Three hamlets, three times the fun!" The festival will feature:

    • Food Trucks
    • Captain Lawrence Beer Garden
    • Live Music (Jake are headlining at 6pm!)
    • Kids Entertainment
    • Community Organizations
    • Inflatables

Battle Of The Firehouse Bands

Jake Wins 1st Place at the 2018 Battle Of The Firehouse Bands!

Battle of the Firehouse Bands PosterThe 2018 Battle Of The Firehouse Bands was held on March 10th as a fundraiser to kick off the 4th Annual New York City Memorial Stair Climb event which will be held on July 1, 2018 at WTC3. Jake and the gang tossed their name into the hat along with eight other FDNY bands for a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize and to help raise awareness for the Ray Pfeifer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting 9/11 first-responders, firefighters and police, with medical needs not covered by insurance.

Jake And The Mountain Men’s bassist, vocalist, and member of the band since its conception, Scott Hickey, personally worked with and was friends with Ray Pfeifer, and represents FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, the hardest-hit firehouse on 9/11. Scott and the band were eager to jump on the opportunity to support a great cause and have a blast while doing it. The show was held at New York City’s infamous Cutting Room, with all ticket sale profits going to the aforementioned charitable foundations.

Each band had just 10 minutes to show off their goods. With a massive selection of cover songs in their bag, Jake decided the best way to showcase their talents would be in the form of a medley of their ‘most kickass’ tunes, followed by The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” which showcases Mussels’ incredible vocal skills, Brendan’s wild guitar windmills, Scott and Dino weaving tight rhythmic undertones, all being held together by Monith’s precise, explosive-yet-musical drumming.

Just before the venue doors were opened to the public, the order of the bands was drawn out of a hat with Jake pulling the opening spot in the lineup. While this gave the group a slight advantage, providing extra time for set-up and sound check, the guys feared that the crowd would forget about their performance after 90+ minutes of seven other bands of a multitude of genres giving it their best.


Jake And The Mountain Men’s performance at the 2018 Firehouse Battle Of The Bands

Luckily, the response was quite the opposite.

When it came time to vote, there was overheard chatter of “what was the name of that first band?” in the room. Present friends and family certainly did their part, but the general public had the final say and Jake ended up solidifying first place.

Photo of Jake And The Mountain Men on stageJake were announced as the winners and were called up to perform an encore. With the show running ahead of schedule, the band was able to perform five encores. With no formalized ideas in mind, the band democratically decided on the fly to perform Steely Dan’s “Peg”, Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny”, Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl”, “Laid” by James, and the previously-teased “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears For Fears.

When the winner’s check of $1,000 was handed over, Mussels suggested donating the money right back to the charity. The band unanimously agreed that this was the best way to spend the winnings; to honor the fallen and the brave first-responders who are still battling their illnesses nearly 17 years later.

Thank You!

Jake would like to send a huge thank you to those of you who supported us and this fantastic cause. There were some absolutely fantastic performances by the bands including After Burn, The Archibald Gander Band, The Aged, Kevin’s Band, Metal Slug, The Russo Brothers, and The Slippery Chickens. We couldn’t have been more proud to have shared the stage with all of the amazing and humble musicians that night.

Be sure to check out our Live Schedule for upcoming Jake shows, and also stop by the Bootlegs archive to download some full-length live shows. Looking to book the band for a private party or a public event? Don’t hesitate, click here!

Jake loves you all!

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Battle of the Firehouse Bands » March 10 @ The Cutting Room, NYC

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018

    Battle Of The Firehouse Bands

    6:30 PM

    THE CUTTING ROOM
    44 E. 32nd St (btw Madison & Park)
    New York, NY 10010
    (212) 691-1900

    Battle of the Firehouse Bands Poster

The New York City Memorial Stair Climb Fundraising Night Presents:

BATTLE OF THE FIREHOUSE BANDS
Saturday, March 10

THE CUTTING ROOM
44 E. 32nd St (btw Madison & Park)
New York, NY 10010

Doors open at 6:30 PM

$20 limited ticket availability* – available online only at nycstairclimb.com

1 Night – 9 Bands from E76, L22, E84, L4, E313, L117, L17, L126, D13, L16, L25, E38, L37

  • Jake And The Mountain Men
  • A Woman’s Worth
  • After Burn
  • The Russo Brothers
  • Metal Slug
  • The Archibald Gander Band
  • Kevin’s Band
  • The Aged
  • The Slippery Chickens

Special guest MC, Lt. Pete Critsimilios

Band order will be drawn at the start of the night. There will be a text to vote at the end
Winner takes all! $1000 cash prize!

*Discounted priority registration for the 2018 NYC Memorial Stair Climb available to attendees

Live @ Tom & Jerry’s Irish House 12/29/2017

  • Fri
    29
    Dec
    2017

    New Year's Eve

    8:00 PM

    TOM & JERRY'S IRISH HOUSE
    987 Route 22
    Brewster, NY 10509
    (845) 278-8900

    FREE ADMISSION

    There's nothing quite like a Jake and the Mountain Men show to kick off the new year. We're not even going to take over the holiday, instead we'll steal you away on Friday the 29th! How convenient! That should give you plenty of time to recover for another evening of partying, amirite?

    Join us Friday, December 29th at Tom & Jerry's Irish House! The music starts at 8pm sharp, don't miss it!

NYFF Burn Center Foundation Fundraiser » 6/16/2017 » Gramercy Ale House, NYC


  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017

    NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation Fundraiser

    5:00pm – 8:00pm

    GRAMERCY ALE HOUSE
    272 3rd Ave
    New York, NY 10010-6313

    UPDATE: Start/End times have changed: 5–8pm!

    Spend happy hour with Jake And The Mountain Men in NYC, and for a good cause!

    • Donate $50 and get beer & house drinks between 5:30–9:00pm.
    • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to FDNY Burn Center in the name of Firefighter Durrell Bronko Pearsall R-4 who made supreme sacrifice on September 11th, 2001.
    • Special guest Chef cooking Southern style BBQ!

Live @ Gramercy Ale House 11/25/2016

Just before the holidays back in November, our friends over at the Gramercy Ale House in New York City had a challenging situation on their hands: Their live music entertainment for a holiday event dropped out at the last minute. The event was intended to be a fundraiser, hoping to raise money for a family-in-need for the holidays. They did what any venue in need of awesome live music would do: They called the Jakephone.

A live show on Black Friday? Could Jake even make it into the city with thousands of frenzied consumerists road raging in their SUVs? Would the anti-consumerists dare leave their pajama-party Netflix binge-fests to get dressed and pay money just to see a cover band in a pub? Were some of us hyper-focused, borderline obsessed, with consumerism?

Probably. Who cares. Chalk that up to a heavy rotation of Peanuts holiday specials if you must.

We thought it over briefly and decided to go for it; it was for a good cause, it would probably be a lot of fun, and if nobody showed up we could say we got paid for rehearsing in a cool NYC venue.

If you’ve had the pleasure of frequenting the establishment, you may be thinking “where the hell can they fit a live band in here?” This was Scotty’s exact thought when he scouted out the place. We’d have to do it acoustic, with minimal percussion, and no effects pedals.

WHAT?! NO PEDALS?!! Yeah right; I’m using artistic license here. OF COURSE we made room for pedals! Duh. I digress…

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Photos ©2016 Drew Podwall

Monith assembled a “light” drum kit consisting of an electronic kick drum, a home-made snare drum, and a makeshift cymbal stand with everything but the kitchen sink attached to it. Staying true to the tradition of Jake irony, it turns out that in hindsight the electronic kick drum has a larger footprint than its acoustic counterpart. Not only that, but it’s a pain in the ass- the rigging of all the wires and pedals caused Monith to injure his hand just minutes before we went live.

With that minor setback aside, the band took the “stage” and tore the flippin’ house down. Folks came up and sang with the band, people danced all night, folks shouted non-stop requests, drunkards stole the band’s jalapeño poppers– just your typical night out in a NYC pub. We even played songs we had never rehearsed or, in some cases, ever heard before- although this is really nothing new for us. There were even a few “Jake and the Moon Men” moments when Dáithí O’Coire (Dave Kerry) from Moonspank got up and sang a few covers, and even an original tune with Jake.

The good news is that not only did we have a blast, but a normally fickle NYC crowd of (mostly) strangers begged us for more and more. After four encores, we decided to call it a night. At this point in time, most of us have young children at home that don’t care how late we were up the night before when the have a pressing urge to break their fast with a heaping bowl of sugary cereal.

Our long-time friend and fan Drew Podwal made it to the show with his camera and his amazing eye. Thanks for the photos, Drew! We owe you a beer.

Set 1
Life On a Chain
No Excuses
Midnight Rider
Santeria
You Wreck Me
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding
Just Like Heaven
And It Stoned Me
I Wanna Be (500 Miles) (feat. Dáithí O’Coire)
Everybody Wants to Rule the World (feat. Dáithí O’Coire)
Beds Are Burning (feat. Moonspank)
My Best Friend’s Girl
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Mama Tried
Dark Hollow
All Along the Watchtower

Set 2
Handle With Care (feat. Paul Fischetti)
Brown Eyed Girl (feat. Paul Fischetti)
The Man Who Sold the World
Radio Radio
Just What I Needed
Blue Christmas
Low
Rain King
Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)/Another One Bites the Dust [Medley] (feat. Dáithí O’Coire)
Friends in Low Places (feat. Mike Meyers)
Hey Ya
Laid (feat. Dáithí O’Coire)
With or Without You/Under Pressure/So Lonely [Medley] (feat. Dáithí O’Coire)
Alright (feat. Dáithí O’Coire)
Africa
867-5309/Jenny

Encores
Blister in the Sun
Jesse’s Girl
Suspicious Minds
Don’t You (Forget About Me) (feat. Dáithí O’Coire)

Tom & Jerry’s: Jake to the Nineties Post-Mortem

Great Scott! Jake has returned safely to the year 2016! Thank you to those of you who traveled back in time with us to the late 1990s as we all had an opportunity re-live an historic Jake lineup and set list.

Did Jake create an alternative timeline?

Did Jake accidentally create an alternative timeline? Was anyone actually ready for Marty McFly’s guitar solo at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance? Can we possibly milk this movie reference any further?

To say the show was both fun and successful would be a profound understatement. Jake owes each and every one of you a huge thanks for making it out to Tom & Jerry’s, and is relieved to hear that all traversed home safely during the insane weather that finished off the evening. Attendance was at an all-time high, and spirits followed suit. Jake is not the few of us on stage, but the collection of all of us together. Thank you, everyone.

Take a peek at some photos and stop by the Bootlegs page to listen along.

And now, we send Jake to the Future!

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Set 1
The Boys Are Back in Town
Santeria
You Wreck Me
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding
Just Like Heaven
Hurts So Good
What I Am
Torn
Walking On Sunshine
Time/Breathe Reprise
All Along the Watchtower
Synchronicity II

Set 2
Shimmer
You May Be Right
Just What I Needed
Low
Revolution
Rain King
Just a Girl
These Are Days
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Africa
Alive
Up On Cripple Creek
Brian Wilson
Blister in the Sun
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
867-5309/Jenny

Encores
Suspicious Minds
Better Man
Life On a Chain
Message in a Bottle

Live @ Gramercy Ale House 11/25/2016

©2016 Drew Podwall

Live @ Tom & Jerry’s Irish House 11/19/2016

©2016 Ashley Covelli

Jake To The Nineties: A Retroactive Rock Show

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016

    Jake To The Nineties: A Retroactive Rock Show

    9:00 PM

    Tom & Jerry's Irish House
    987 Route 22
    Brewster, NY 10509
    (845) 278-8900

    FREE ADMISSION

    Jake To The Nineties

    Get some plutonium for your DeLorean, Jake is going back in time! The late-nineties incarnation of Jake and the Mountain Men are reuniting! Come and relive the golden age of rock music with us!