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Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:45 am
by hosemasterflex
Grass Gypsys @ Tavern, Plainville MA 10/11/2013

We had a good gig Friday at our most exhausted haunt. Please d/l and check it out, why not? It was a strong gig, solid recording, full room ... we even looked nice. Reactions welcome. Unless you're gonna be an !sshole about it.

norweigan wood
59th st bridge song
three little birds
big time woman
ladies & gentlemen of the world
the traveling song

queen bee
son of a preacher man
proud mary
can't help falling in love

the weight
the seed
born on the bayou
day tripper
wish you were here
lessons from eden
don't do it
burning down the house

lookin' out my back door
don't stop believin'
sweet caroline
immigrant song

one shoe
scarlet begonias
the irish rover
the wild rover
dear sweet baby
shoot to thrill
good times bad times
fly me to the moon

[ bold titles are originals ]

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:20 am
by hosemasterflex
I'm still listening to ^that show, pulling apart what went wrong on the frets and with lyrics and harmonies and stuff. Sorry if the loud patrons are a little annoying, but damn that recording ain't half bad despite.

Here's a song written primarily by Colleen, if I'm not mistaken, performed by Justin Colleen & I a couple years back in RI.

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:09 am
by hosemasterflex
we played a set of 18 originals + encored a cover (Elvis's "Love Me") .... uploading the recording to mediafire, who wants it!! @: Grass Gypsys - 1st Annual Porchfest, Jamaica Plain 7/19/2014


Ladies & Gentlemen of the World
Take Me Away
Some Say
Happen to Be
Hope Remains
Goin' Up To NH, Maybe Goin Up To VT
Matter of Love*
Lessons From Eden*
Can't Stop It*
At the Movies
Traveling Song
Always Washing Everything
(untitled new song)
The Impossible Is Difficult
Can't Get Next To You
Good Friends*
E: Love Me

Colleen Kleya - vocals & percussion
Justin Kleya - vocals & bass, acoustic guitar on *
Kevin Silvia - vocals & acoustic guitar, bass on *
John Bordage - drums


Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:50 am
by hosemasterflex
I don't got pics of this one, but I definitely like the sound this show more... it was eight days prior to ^that one:

7/11/2014 Grass Gypsys @ Tavern from Tower Square, Plainville MA

Take Me Away
I Me Mine
Ladies & Gentlemen of the World
Three Little Birds
59th St Bridge Song
Proud Mary
Son of a Preacher Man
Can't Get Next To You
Lookin' Out My Back Door
Me and Bobby McGee
Lessons From Eden
Queen Bee
Just One Kiss
Little Wing
Olde Toby

Dear Sweet Baby
Good Times Bad Times
Norweigan Wood

Hey Hey What Can I Do
Locomotive Breath
You Don't Know How It Feels
At The Movies
Loving Cup
Good Friends
Matter of Love
Traveling Song

Love Me
Hope Remains
Scarlet Begonias
Long As I Can See The Light
The Impossible Is Difficult
Big Time Woman
Immigrant Song
Consider Everything
Wild Mountain Thyme

...I regret to report that I severly botched the "Fearless" lyrics. It was our first time playing it, and I was mistaken about having a handle on them words. I studied up & know 'em now FWIW! Also, it's really about set one IMO ... we were feeling really smooth and good. :D

Bold titles are original. Weirder titles are mine, normaler ones are Justin and/or Colleen's.

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:08 am
by hosemasterflex
Alright, here's my band's latest gig. One set. All originals, except for one cover ("Love Me", Elvis Presley).

The Grass Gypsys

Colleen Kleya - Lead & harmony vocals, percussion
Justin Kleya - Bass guitar, lead vocals on "Love Me", harmony vocals
Kevin Silvia - Acoustic guitar, lead & harmony vocals
John Bordage - Drums

Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain MA
The Traveling Song
Dear Sweet Baby*
Forever Forget It*
Moonlight Blue
The Country Song
How Do I Know*
Love Me+
Lessons From Eden
The Impossible Is Difficult*
Love Song

All songs written by Colleen & Justin Kleya, except *by Kevin Silvia, and +Leiber/Stoller.


Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:26 am
by hosemasterflex
Our last bar gig was WAY too many originals. We totally got away with it. 8-)

Covers denoted w/ *

Set I:
2 Colors
Moonlight Blue
Goin Up to NH, Maybe Goin Up to VT
Containers Are Things
Hearth Song
When She Comes
Country Lullabye
Lessons From Eden
Something (*Beatles)
Birthday (*Beatles)
Ladies & Gentlemen of the World
Danny's Song (*Loggins & Messina)

... I count nine outta 12 originals in set one.

Set II:
You Can Close Your Eyes (*James Taylor)
Lazybones (*Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael)
Back In Black (*AC/DC)
Olde Toby
Love Song
Some Say
Cold Fry
The Impossible Is Difficult
Can't Get Next To You
Let's Strike Gold
Letting Go
Just Passing Through
Barracuda (*Heart)
Home (*Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros)
Me And Bobby McGee (*Janis Joplin)

I count 17, w/ 11 originals.

Set III:
One After 909 (*Beatles)
The Weight (*The Band)
The Ocean (*Led Zeppelin)

I count three covers, zero originals.

Ratio = 32 songs, 20 originals, 63% original. Not too shabby.

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:03 am
by hosemasterflex
6/14 11 am solo gig @ car show in NK RI

Wrote out setlist, inspired by band gig two days prior. Went heavy on originals. Followed pre-written setlist to the tee once onstage.

Ladies & Gentlemen of the World
She Loves My Automobile (*ZZ Top)
Goin Up To NH Maybe Goin up to VT
Lazybones (*Mercer/Carmichael)
Song of Hopeful Encouragement
But Anyway (*Blues Traveler)
Nothing But Love
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In a Small Town (*Pearl Jam)
She Thinks I Still Care (*George Jones)
The Weirdos
Walk of Life (*Dire Straits)
Hands To Yourself (*Georgia Satellites)
Last Thing On My Mind (*Tom Paxton)
When I Paint My Masterpiece (*Bob Dylan)

I count fifteen tunes, six originals - 40%. Not bad I guess. Felt like a courageous ratio at the time.

Hosemasterflex Performs! (free show DL 6/17/15)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:44 am
by hosemasterflex
Played a mid-week bar gig in Jamaica Plain, Boston. I think it was Thursday, right? 6/17 was Wednesday: it was Wednesday.

We did all originals at this gig (we're getting cocky!), until the encore where we had this weird moment of only being able to think of two songs we know. I wonder if there's something to that; whatever. We did Scarlet cuz we do a lot of harmonies.

It wasn't our greatest show, but it was okay ... mainly it was crazy because we did all originals. The Tavern show a few posts ago was a better listen IMO. Let me know if anyone wants that recording, that one's cool.

At the Midway, out of 19 songs performed, we did one cover (Dead), five of my songs*, and thirteen songs by Justin &/or Colleen. Justin and I switch between guitar & bass throughout the show these days. I'm on bass for seven tunes, guitar on 12 I think it is.


Midway Cafe JP MA

Traveling Song
Goin Up to NH, Maybe Goin Up To VT*
Containers Are Things*
Hearth Fire
Deep Fried Love
Letting Go
When She Comes
Can't Get Next To You

Olde Toby
Lessons From Eden
Cold Fry*
Good Friends
Let's Strike Gold*
The Impossible Is Difficult*
Love Song
Some Say

Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead)

Audio Download


Hosemasterflex Performs Super Mario Theme

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:54 am
by hosemasterflex
12/28/2002 - I played this house party and recorded it, and afterward played this shit on their piano. Sing along if ya know it.

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:02 pm
by Katiemay
Nice! Sounds great. It brings back memories. Certainly was a crowd pleaser!

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:02 am
by hosemasterflex
Thanks, that recording really came out good, eh? I almost played it right too. People are laughing like it was profitable or something, what a fun listen. Makes me want to practice it again.

The Grass Gypsys 3/17/16 Boston

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:18 am
by hosemasterflex
So on St Patrick's Day, we played a single long set @ The Milky Way, and this show has a few nice things goin for it. One, the sound is really really good, the recording's sweet, drums were mic'd up and there was a proper soundman. Two, the crowd was great. Three, our original drummer filled in for John who was away, and that guy is just a special kind of drummer that I love to hear play.

So I'm sharing this one, hope you enjoy, lots of Irish stuff. Original songs are notated with *Kevin Silvia or **Justin/Colleen Kleya:

Mediafire Download

The Grass Gypsys
Thursday 3/17/2016
Milky Way Lounge
Jamaica Plain MA

The Grass Gypsys (opening jam)
Drink It Up
The Irish Rover
Dear Sweet Baby*
Love Song**
Molly Malone
Raggle Taggle Gypsy
In the Town of Ballybay
Finnegan's Wake
Hearth Fire**#
The Foggy Dew#
Olde Toby**#
Wild Mountain Thyme
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Happen To Be*
Misty Mountain Hop
Five Drunken Nights
O Danny Boy
Two More Drunken Nights
The Wild Rover

L to R:
Kevin Silvia (vox, guitar, bass on #), Colleen Kleya (vox percussion), Justin Kleya (vox, bass, guitar on #), Dave Scandurra (vox, drums)

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:02 pm
by willbreathes

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:24 pm
by hosemasterflex
Original songs are notated with *Kevin Silvia or **Justin/Colleen Kleya, says it in there somewhere. You must have had obstructed view during that part, or had a talker in your row, I'm sure. Doesn't explain the shouting, but I can't carry the entire weight of it all now, can I.

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:10 am
by hosemasterflex
So here's a new show, just this past Friday night. It's a real dance show kinda deal; lots of crowd pleasers and some jamming. The originals still make a fair showing, but nothing like last year's set takeovers. Very happy with this show, and with the band right now. We got so far to go, but at the same time, shit, we're working folk w families. Give us a break.

Justin Kleya - Bass Guitar. Swear Ta God.
Colleen Kleya - The Cowbell
Johnny Bordage - The Drum Set
Kevin - The Brick House

The Grass Gypsys Tavern 6/10/16

Set 1
Mercy Mercy Mercy
It Had to be You
Fly Me to the Moon
Dock o the Bay
At Last
#Nothing But Love
Our Love Is Here to Stay
In My Life
Sunny Side of the Street
Three Little Birds
Harvest Moon
Crazy Love
Natural Woman

Set 2
*#Good Man (w/extended intro jam)
*#Lessons from Eden
All about that bass
Feelin alright
*#Olde Toby
Billie Jean
Twist and Shout
*#Broken Mirrors
Loving Cup
*New Speedway Boogie

Purple Rain
Brick House
Sweet Dreams
#Happen To Be
American Girl
Burning Down The House ... ...

*Justin on Guitar, Kevin on Bass
#Original song

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:46 am
by hosemasterflex
Porchfest 7/9/2016 Jamaica Plain MA

This here was fun. I got to play a TON of my own tunes, full band.

Three acts, Old Wave, Jeremy Gallant, Kevin Silvia. Jeremy's and Old Wave's sets are totally worth it, d/l that shiz too


My sets went:

Sweet Mama (Hurry Home Or I'll Be Gone) (cover: Leon Redbone [Neville/Rodgers])
Ladies & Gentlemen of the World
What Category
You Look Good Tonight
All The World's On Sale
The Weirdos
One Shoe
Look At Yourself
We Belong Together (cover: Mariah Carey)
At The Movies

Bad Is Bad (cover: Huey Lewis & The News)
Hardly Solid Softly Pliable
Soft Rock Air
How Do I Know?
Creme Brule
Song Of Hopeful Encouragement
Nothing But Love
In The Hazy Glow Of The Mount'nous Horizon
Consider Everything
Day Of The Jackalope (cover: Clutch)
Happen To Be

Kevin Silvia: vocals, guitar
Lindsey Noguiera: bass
John Bordage: drums

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:31 pm
by The Ubiquitous Smokey


this time, my fault

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:53 pm
by hosemasterflex
YO! Lunch .... someday.

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:57 pm
by ghost
This thread has been around for almost 8 years. I checked it out for the first time recently. I downloaded Porchfest. Kevin, you are awesome. I am sorry that I haven't been enjoying your tunes this whole time.

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Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:22 pm
by hosemasterflex
Wow thank you so much!! I'm workin' at it man!

Appreciate the response, and your taking the time!
:thumbup: :D

Got a gig tomorrow w/John and Brian, who used to play with the Grass Gypsys. I will upload if it's good!

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:36 pm
by hosemasterflex
Grass Gypsys tonight at Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Kind of not focused at work today, we're rolling out two new band members and I'm officially switching to electric from years of live acoustic. Maybe it'll be great!


It was pretty great! I mean there were definitely flubs, but for first time new lineup, pretty good. New drummer, and first-ever keyboard player for the Grass Gypsys.

L to R: Morgan Scott, Kevin Silvia, Mike Carlucci, Colleen Kleya, Justin Kleya

AUDIO <- link:
set list:
Scarlet Begonias
Love Song
Ignore All Warnings
Some Say
Consider Everything
Hold Back The Grey
Happen To Be
Good Friends
Thank You


Love Song & Memphis

Grass Gypsys 12/16/18 Misty Mtn Hop

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:06 pm
by hosemasterflex

Re: Hosemasterflex Performs!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:18 pm
by ghost
^ :thumbup: