It seems the winter in NYC is not going away anytime soon. So we decided to come out of out hibernation sooner After months of practice we landed a show with DAMON JOHNSON OF BLACK STAR RIDERS. Our cool friends BLOODWORK will also be on the same bill /http://www.bloodworktheband.com/
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2014 is what I would call the year of self reliance. We manage to consistently step up our game by choosing our spots. We started the year with our first acoustic performance and a band interview on the Rew and Who show in January. For those who missed it click on the link below.
A few weeks after that segment we shared the stage with our long time peers AnAkA. This show made sense because it was a gig that seem to come in full circle. The ashes rose that night. The "Wing Nutz" made their presence known. basically they took over and thank you so much for that belief and love.
We purposely avoided doing stuff in the early winter of 2014 and focus on the newer material. Once the weather let up we shared the stage with Los Angeles trouble makers LA GUNS. It was business as usual doing shows in our lovely NYC ( the land of dying clubs ). Thank you Traci Guns for having us. Before we knew if we were asked to be part of the KOREFEST 2014 at Knitting Factory in June. That was a blast and had experience the event with our own eyes. The summer also allowed us to be part of the Coney Island Music festival run by Brooklyn son Jerry Farley, thank you so much.
June also allowed us to finally hammer out a deal with Nicky Camp and Kevin Castle which finally allowed us to bring it back to the homefront in Queens, NY at Blackthorn 51. We played alongside with Megaforce artist IKILLYA and our friends Mahavatar. That night for the first time Tired Wings had a guest guitarist to jam with us on the song Whiskey to Go. That was mega fun. enjoy the link below.
Little did we know after this gig Rev Mongoose was playing in pain and the band was told that he needed time off for a surgery. We had to turn down shows as the Rev was in recovery and rehabbing. God works in mysterious ways because once The Goose was stronger the band was asked to be part of the Project Independent Living Loud tour. Our presence and hard work was seen on a live feed as we delivered a crushing set. Enjoy the link below of that performance and interview
As the year was wearing down, Santos Partyhouse came knocking at our door. At this point the band took another positive shift on the throne. Being in this band is a lifestyle and it requires your spirit to play ROCK -N- ROLL. Little did we know our drummer had desires to do afro-beat music. Being in a band with a reputation of a work ethic we already had a replacement the week of that show. We did our final show with Angel that evening, within a few days we ended up with alternative drummer Jason , the real test came in the form of gelling fast enough to do a show and we did.
Not only did we do this but we were to finally switch up our set list. We were finally able to do staple songs like Mammoth and Scorpion. Our unadvertised final show of the year was at the avant gard venue PaperBox. We earned new friends that night and was expose to lots of impressive rock bands and artist within a more of expressive scene. This show was our testing ground with a new line up.
As of this writing pre-production for the Tired Wings COLLECTIVE had re-continued from the 2013 recording sessions. As of this writing 6 songs are in and is set for a future release.
Yeah !!! Yeah !!! Yeah !!!
October / November 2014
Our next show we will be taking over Santos Party House !!! November 8th baby !!!
For those who missed out our Project Independent Living Loud performance via its live feed , here is a recording off our performance followed by a interview !!!
NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW LATEST WRITE UP OF OUR LAST SHOW WITH IKILLYA !!! THANKS AGAIN TO YOU GUYS AND GALS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT, ESPECIALLY MICK MCDONALD, DAVE BALL and ANYA SVIRSKAYA, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS AND THE HARD WORK YOU DO !!!
FINALLY TIRED WINGS IS BACK TO THE HOMEFRONT @ BLACKTHORN 51 WE WILL BE PLAYING ALONGSIDE WITH IKILLYA MAHAVATAR WRENCH TSUL KALU ALSO A LITTLE SURPRISE WILL HAPPEN AT THIS EVENT. YEAH !!! YEAH !!! YEAH !!!
JUNE 2014 RIGHT OFF THE HEELS FROM OUR KNITTING FACTORY EVENT FROM THE KOREFEST 2014 WE WERE ASK TO PARK TAKE AT THE JERRY FARLEYS OUTDOOR FESTIVAL IN CONEY ISLAND. SEE YOU OUT THERE THIS WEEKEND BABY !!!! YEAH !!! YEAH !!! YEAH !!! https://www.facebook.com/events/856957751000515/
JUNE 2014 THANK YOU TO THE NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW FOR YOUR SUPPORT LETS GET HIGH !!!
Yes things are back on track !!!! Yeah !!! Yeah !!! Yeah !!!
What a awesome way to start the year. During the past few years I always wanted to do acoustic versions of our songs, this month we had that opportunity on the Rew and Who Show in New York City. We got to introduce our new drummer and what better way than doing that by letting the music do the talking. We did a medley of
In the Wind - ( a cover song of The Godz ) Down for the Cause Mountain Song plus an interview with each member
" Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place "
I don't know who said this exactly but if you told me we would end the year with a new drummer and still maintain the bands musical integrity I would have not believed it. While my ideas have been imitated by a few of NYC local acts, one thing cannot be taken away. Tired Wings songs. It all boils down to music, and in the last few months, we've gotten back to rehearsing our music, and writing new material. Thank you to our friends at Bull Spike Radio for showing us support. Now that all is clear, we can't wait to do shows for you guys, and once again be a part of Rock Against Dystrophy. Thanks to the guys at the AnAkA camp, especially Tony. thanks for showing us the mindset of "THE WARRIOR", and Ashes Within for reminding me how a band rolls. In 2013 we saw first hand who is down for the cause. Thanks to Faster Pussycat for putting us back in gear. John Gard and Eric Moore of The GODZ for reminding us that ROCK AND ROLL is why we are here. Joe Hogan for being there during our transition. Dc Skarsgard for coming in when we needed you. And to the Wings Nutz street team for helping me keep a cool head during those times. See you in 2014 !!! Stay high....
In November of 2012 Tired Wings took a discordant turn. While this was not the original goal for Tired Wings, we stood together and decided to take a hiatus. During our attempt to reconnect as a band, we decided to do some shows in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and after these shows we made attempts to get in the studio for preproduction of the follow up of our album, "While You Were Sleeping". It was this time that I realized the band was not on the same page,and began to make plans to reform it with another line up down the road. What came next was a total surprise. Leaders from local bands that took under their wing during our primal days supported me in looking at my options. Who knew I had allies? What really took me by surprise was our bass player, Jeffrey Hinz. He reminded me every day how important it is to him to keep the band going. I will always love support my brother in the music Luis, but I realized that his focus is now on a musical journey with his other band. I wish him nothing but love and urge people to check him out. It became obvious that Jeff and I had to look for a new drummer to work exclusivively with us. As for the Tired Wings camp, we are going through a transition, and when we are ready to rise from the ashes, you'll be the first to know. I can't wait to share new music with you. The songs we are preparing to record feel like my children, and I will not abandon them just because the band went through a rough patch. Thanks for all your positive feedback and remember, it's just music, so stay high. Yeah!!! Yeah!!! Yeah!!!
While the band is waiting for their comrade to figure out his situation. The Tired Wings Collective has planted its very first seed. The name of the song is called "In the Wind"(acoustic hillbilly mix), this is the same In the Wind written by Eric Moore and The GODZ. It features different local musicians from the New York Area coming together and playing along with acoustic instruments. Rev. Mongoose can be heard fiddling along on his banjo while singing along to a different vibe of sound. Here is a free download the link to the song. http://www.reverbnation.com/tiredwings
Being in a band is family. Coming from the streets of the Bronx, one saying comes to mind, "I ride with my brother, I'll die with my brother." Tired Wings has recently had a big challenge in our "Family". A member of Tired Wings has asked for a time out during this winter to handle very personal matters. With that said, Tired Wings will be on hiatus until further notice. This does not have any bearing on the Tired Wings Collective. As of this writing Rev Mongoose has been in the studio tracking the first Tired Wings Collective song.The details of the future of Tired Wings are discussed with Rocksposure, click on the link to get the details. http://www.rocksposure.com/tiredwingsnycphotoreview.html
NOVEMBER 2012 - Our final gig of 2012 will be at Connolly's Klub 45 in New York City
August 2012- We will be part of the MALAFEST @ DINGBATZ IN NEW JERSEY - CHECK OUR FACEBOOK FOR INFO
July 2012- Look out Brookfield, Connecticut We will be playing in the town of Brookfield @ The Room venue
July 2012 - TIRED WINGS @ ST VITUS We will be changing our set list for this show. This show will only feature songs from out 7 string guitars instead of out mix shows of 6 and 7 string. It will be our heaviest set to date.
MAY 2012 - TIRED WINGS WITH JOE LYNN TURNER @ OLLIES POINT at AMITYVILLE, NY
Pinch me please, we will be sharing the stage with Joe Lynn Turner. Former singer of Rainbow and Deep Purple. It is funny because we will also be sharing the stage with the first band that took us out on Long Island , Black Water RIsing. Amazing !!!
APRIL 2012- TIRED WINGS @ THE GRAMERCY THEATRE
I am truly humbled and this proves that putting egos aside for the common goal will produce results. Thank you Jeff for dealing will my tough love approach. Luis thanks for being a soul brother and for helping me create my songs to the stage. Other than gas money for the van I dont know how else to thank you brother. The world is ours !!! Can you dig it !!!!
MARCH 2012- NO REST FOR THE STONER.
When I said 2012 will be big I was not kidding. We will be sharing the stage with FASTER PUSSYCAT @ AMITYVILLE, NY
" THE ART OF GETTING SHIT DONE- REV. MONGOOSE "
MARCH 2012- STEVE VENTURA MEMORIAL
We will be doing the honors and play our style of rock and roll in his memory.
March 2012- We recently got word that a peer within our local scene here in NYC has passed away. I got word from the band Drop Down was helping to do a fundraiser for a fallen scene supporter Steve Ventura. We will partake in this fundraiser at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NYC. We will rock the stage the way Steve would have wanted all the bands to do.Here is how I remember him. This was taken in October at Rock Against Dystrophy. See you on the other side \m/
After our double duty last month we somehow gathered a buzz and was asked to do a show at Rockville Centre, NY. With a name like that we had to do it. It has the name Rockville. So here you gp guys. See you in 25 days !!! Yeah !!! Yeah !!! Yeah !!!
January 2012 - Our first show of the year. 2 places in 1 night !!!
Ok we done did it, but we did it to see if we can do this. We will start the year with a double bang by doing a show at Club Unknown in Greenpoint,Brooklyn. Right after that we will speed to the Red River Inn in the Yaphank , NY area. I may be going out on a limb here but I predict that 2012 will be a big year for Tired Wings. Thank you to our family , friends and love ones for your support. Lets get high baby !!!
2011 was an amazing year for Tired Wings. Right off the bat we had am insight interview with Steelhead Entertainment, making our band the most played on its website for all of 2011. In February, we made our iTunes debut through the Rock against Dystrophy compilation album with our fan favorite song, Scorpion. Also in February, we embarked on the quest to record our very first full-length studio album, 'While You Were Sleeping..." During the middle of our recording in the month of April we found the 3rd piece to the puzzle in the form of Jeffrey Hinz, our new bass player, refered to us by one of our "WING NUTZ', solidifying the connection we have with ur public. While laying down the final vocal tracks in the studio, we prepared Jeffrey for our first show of 2011, a private show at the Gowanus Ballroom on June 17th for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser. August also saw the launch of www.tiredwingsmusic.com !!! 2011 also exposed us to bands we shared the stage with such as Charetta, Machine Elves, Queen V and Metalfier, who are not only good to see live but some are down to earth. Check out those bands, you wont regret it. Our friends of the moment within this scene of NYC, ANAKA, ASHES WITHIN,SADISTIC LOVEBOX, ANYA SVIRSKAYA,MARK AFTERDARK,NICKI CAMP, NJ VIXEN, VERISMO, ROCK AGAINST DYSTROPHY,CASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, SCORPIONS LAIR@ BULL SPIKE RADIO, DJM2J@THE WAREHOUSE ON WHCS@ HUNTER COLLEGE,DOMINO COUTURE FOR MAKING THOSE CRAZY CLOTHES FOR REV. MONGOOSE AND LIANG FOR YOUR INSIGHT HAVE A ROCKIN HOLIDAY AND A GREAT 2012 !!!
Just want to take a time out to say thank you to all of our friends and family and all of our 'WING NUTZ" for showing so much love at our recent shows and helping us push our CD "While You Were Sleeping..." The response we have received has helped to put us in a greater position than before. i want to take attention away from the band for a moment to talk about a cause I hold dear to my heart. i want to mention two of the strongest and most inspirational people I know, John "Turbo" Shatesky Jr and Josh 'Jay Scorpion" Shatesky. They are the co-founders of Rock Against Dystrophy. i can go on forever and talk about this, but instead here is their website. Please read about these true hero's of mine. I'm sure you will find inspiration to come out and support the October 1st Rock Against Dystrophy event. The location information of the event is on our event calendar . See you there in October. Yeah !!! Yeah !!! Yeah !!! http://www.rockagainstdystrophy.org/
During August 2011, Tired Wings took a natural step into the world of iTunes. On August 9th, 2011 our first full length album 'While You Were sleeping", made its debut. Thanks to Hanna Ho from CD Baby, for your help in making this dream a reality. Thank you Luis for providing your drum ability. Thanks to Joe Hogan for dealing with my crazy guitar tuning and for having the patience in dealing with us. Mr. Jeffrey HInz , even though you were not on the record thanks for coming down and checking out our record of during the final day of mixing down the record. The world is ours !!!