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December Saturdays at Off The Grid NYC

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Brunch just got a little louder!  Starting December 2nd, 1PM.  Get Off The Grid and Come Join The Noise!

Peace Love and Vocal Harmonies

November Tuesdays at Johnny Utah’s NYC!

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Thrilled to announce my collaboration with Johnny Utah’s for the remaining Tuesdays of this month.  The show starts at 6PM.  Come Join The Noise!

Peace Love and Vocal Harmonies

Brian Ripps & The Brit Pack

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

August & Everything During

Friday, August 11th, 2017

There’s plenty of August left.  Pick a day, and COME JOIN THE NOISE

Wonder – Live @ The Gramercy Theater, August 1, 2017

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Full set from Terminal 5 – 2/4/2017 – Opening for Wyclef

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

To anyone and everyone who came out to support, sang along, clapped along, or yelled along with me – Thank you so very much!  And for anyone who wasn’t able to be there, enjoy this video.  There’s plenty more to come.  

Opening for Wyclef @ Terminal 5, NYC!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I announce this continued collaboration.  Please come out and see the show on Saturday, February 4th at Terminal 5 in New York City.

I can’t wait to see y’all there.  Make sure you’re ready to make some noise!

Peace Love and Vocal Harmonies


Sunday Set List 10/16/2016

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

After we get another few weeks in, I’ll do a side by side comparison and we can start to compile some statistics.  Not only that, but I’ll also be creating some Spotify playlists to reflect our efforts.

What an adventure it has been to feed not only off requests, but also whims of the day, and mid-song communication leading us to make all sorts of decisions, take all sorts of chances and use the music itself plus everything contained therein to carve out a path.  We had three set-list premiers this week, and an awful lot of weaving in and out.  Pretty sweet.  Enjoy the ride!

The Killers – Smile Like You Mean It
Green Day – Longview
Dolly Parton – Jolene
[The Roots – The Seed 2.0 —> Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait]
Don Henley – Boys of Summer
Blink 182 – All The Small Things
Jimmy Eat World – Sweetness
[Derek & The Dominoes – Layla —>Kings of Leon – Use Somebody]
[Silver Sun Pickups – Lazy Eye –>Stereophonics – Dakota]
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Tom Petty – Running Down A Dream
Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care
Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman
[Big Country – In A Big Country (intro) —> The Turn – Prove It]
John Mayer – Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
Hozier – Take Me To Church
X Ambassadors – Unsteady *(First play)
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Vertical Horizon – Everything You Want
Led Zeppelin – Fool In The Rain
Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart
Dion – Run Around Sue
Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life —> Interlude (*NSYNC – It’s Gonna Be Me)
Madonna – Like A Virgin *(First play)
Fuel – Shimmer
Brand New – The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends
Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Queen – Somebody To Love
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
The Cardigans – Lovefool *(First play)
Alanis Morrissette – You Oughta Know
The Monroes – What Do All The People Know
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Patrick McDermott – One Hit
Brian Ripps – Verge of Breaking
Lady Gaga – Medley (Poker Face, Bad Romance, Papparazzi, Lovegame, Born This Way)
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Kings of Leon – Waste a Moment

Seven Thousand Miles Home

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

After a weekend that featured six thousand miles in the air plus another four hundred on the ground in 24 hours, I was ready to get back to The Playwright to show New York City what Sunday night is all about.

My return from the Seattle area, coupled with John Lennon’s birthday put a couple ideas in my head for some directions the set list might head in, but as always the requests poured in, the themes emerged and we took the ball and ran with it.  The crowd was loud as always and we continued our streak of non-intermissions with the final runtime of this show clocking in at 3hr 52m.  There are some Sunday night mainstays as well as some new additions plus the imagination of an international audience.  Enjoy!  We’ll see y’all next week.

Neil Young – Rocking In The Free world
Britney Spears – Toxic
Muse – Time Is Running Out
Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Kinks – All Day & All Of The Night
Hozier – Take Me To Church
Men At Work – Land Down Under
Fuel – Shimmer
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel
Boston – More Than a Feeling
Pearl Jam – Black
Foo Fighters – All My Life
The Beatles – Ticket To Ride
Backstreet Boys – Larger Than Life
Blackstreet – No Diggity –> Nirvana – You Know You’re Right
Kings of Leon – Waste A Moment
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
U2 – With or Without You
Metallica – Whiskey In The Jar
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Radiohead – Creep
Alanis Morrisette – You Oughta Know
Reel Big Fish – Beer
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army
Smashing Pumpkins – Today
Elvis – Suspicious Minds
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U
Green Day – American Idiot
Soundgarden – Outshined
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
Temple of The Dog – Hunger Strike
Van Morrison – Wild Night
The Beatles – Hide Your Love Away
Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis
Green Day – Holiday *(First play)
Everclear – Santa Monica
The Offspring – Gone Away
Weezer – Hash Pipe
Foo Fighters – Everlong —> The Beatles – A Day In The Life
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

It Finally Feels Like October

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

It was yet another marathon at the Playwright Tavern – a modest 3h 45m set, selected one by one between Patrick, myself and our international audience on the corner of 49th & 7th, in the center of the universe.

Once again, our dear friend Mike Casill came to the rescue as we ran into some early evening automotive troubles.  So, it was only appropriate that we gear our first couple of songs to our rock hero of the evening, who helped us out so much.  We had some brand new additions on the spot (marked below), and did our best not to repeat too many songs from last week while still hitting some staples for our faithful requesters, week in and week out.  Enjoy the list.  See y’all out there this week!

Foo Fighters – My hero
The Beatles – Help
Lovin Spoonful – Summer In The City
AWOLNATION – Kill Your Heroes
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Pearl Jam – Daughter
Journey – Separate Ways
Metallica – Whiskey In The Jar
One Direction – Story Of My Life
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
Tom Petty – Learning To Fly
The Black Keys – Lonely boy
Billy Joel – Matter trust *(First play)
KISS – Rock & Roll All Night
The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
Temple Of The Dog – Hunger Strike
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name
Phill Collins – In The Air Tonight
Black Sabbath – War Pigs
Hootie & The Blowfish – I Only Wanna Be With You
BORNS – Electric Love
Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
Hoosier – Take Me To Church
Mr Big – To Be With You
Counting Crows – Mr Jones
Alice In Chains – Man In The Box
Kings of Leon – Waste A Moment *(First play)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul To Squeeze
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesday’s Gone
Sublime – Date Rape
Jack White – Love Is Blindness
Foo Fighters – All My Life
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
The Turn – Something In The Air
Kings of Leon – WALLS *(First play)
The Fray – Cable Car
Foo Fighters – Everlong

Peace Love and Vocal Harmonies