Tarrytown Music Hall is Proud to Present
First Annual “Rock the Hall” Talent Showcase & Competition
September 8, 2018
Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main Street
Dear Rock The Hall Finalist Band:
We would like to express our appreciation for your participation in our first Rock The Hall competition, and to congratulate you for making it to the final playoffs. There were over 117 bands who entered; the listening judges took great pains to listen to — and then decide upon this year’s roster of artists who will take the stage this evening. You wowed us!
This has been a very exciting process and we hope you have also enjoyed Rock The Hall, planning, promoting, and performing this evening. Tarrytown Music Hall is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving our community by presenting world-class musicians and performing artists right here in Westchester, offering theater education opportunities for young people and proving our historic, landmark theater can be a showcase for renewable energy! Ticket sales only cover a portion of the theater’s annual operating costs. Rock The Hall proceeds will go to support the long-term success of The Music Hall.
Thank you for your talent, perseverance, and participation! We wish you the very best and hope you will be a friend of The Music Hall for years to come.
Bjorn Olsson, Executive Director & The Music Hall/Rock The Hall Team
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2018
Webster Bank, Franzoso Contracting, Phelps Hospital Northwell Health, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Saw Mill Tavern, and 107.1 The Peak
Rock the Hall is…
Open to all musical genres, and to solo artists as well as bands.
Open to anyone who wants to enter, at any stage of his or her musical pursuits, all you need is a passion for music and the acumen to win over our judges and audiences.
Artists must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enter or have the consent of a parent or guardian; no participating artist can be an employee, or related to any employee of TMH or any of our Sponsors.
Registration materials and songs must be submitted by July 15, 2018
Artists/bands will be notified by August 15, 2018
Artists/Bands must be available to perform on September 8, 2018
How To Enter:
- Fill out an entry form and pay a $20.00 non-refundable entry fee.
- Include digital access to 3 songs, 2 of the 3 must be original material. Accepted formats include links to artist website, social media, and/or YouTube.
Rules & Regulations
TMH and assigned judges will listen to songs blind (without knowing the name of the band or band members).
Semi-finalists will be selected and invited to perform at the Rock the Hall Talent Competition on Sept. 8, 2018 at The Tarrytown Music Hall.
Each band or solo artist will perform no longer than a 15 minute set (songs subject to approval by TMH).
Drums and amplification will be provided.
Finalists will be judged by a panel of industry professionals whose decisions are final based on the following criteria: Musicianship, Originality, Audience Response, Quality of Sound, Showmanship.
Each competing band receives four complementary tickets in order to gain awareness and build their fan-base for the show.
All songs performed by the Artist(s) during the contest, attributed to the artists in any media, or used while the band is participating in the contest (original and/or cover songs) must not infringe upon the intellectual property rights, or defame or invade the publicity or privacy rights, of any third party, living or deceased. Creative Materials may not contain “sampling” from other songs, music, sound effects, or any other elements in which the Artists do not have the necessary rights to, title and interest, including copyright.
- Opportunity to perform on the stage of The Music Hall in 2018/2019 season
- Consultation with producer extraordinaire Rob Fraboni (Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Tim Hardin, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, and Bonnie Raitt)
- A 2-3 minute EPK Video produced by Factory Underground ($1,500 value)
- A half-day of recording/consultation at Shelter Island Sound Studios in New York City (value: $750)
- $200 Rock Island Sound Gift Certificate
- Paid Gig Opportunity at the Saw Mill Tavern
- Gift Certificates to The Music Hall
- A Music Hall promotional poster featuring you and/or your band – a true work of art!
- Bragging Rights
Rob Fraboni, Producer extraordinaire
Grammy-winning producer and audio engineer Fraboni is well known for his work with Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Tim Hardin, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, and Bonnie Raitt, and as Vice President at Island Records where he oversaw the remastering of the entire Bob Marley catalog. He produced the soundtrack on Martin Scorsese’s groundbreaking concert movie, The Last Waltz, which included an all-star cast of famous rock and roll performers. He built and designed the legendary Shangri-La studios in Malibu to the specification of Bob Dylan and the Band and is referred to as a “genius” by Keith Richards in his bestselling autobiography Life.
Steve Addabbo, Shelter Island Sound
Steve Addabbo is a Grammy winning producer, musician, writer, recording engineer and owner of Shelter Island Sound Recording in NYC. Steve’s production and engineering work on Suzanne Vega’s first two albums set a new standard for the singer songwriter genre. Suzanne’s second album, “Solitude Standing”, with the worldwide hits “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” went multiplatinum. Steve also co-produced Shawn Colvin’s Grammy winning debut album, “Steady On.”
Recent projects include mixing the 18 CD 2017 Grammy winning, Bob Dylan “Bootleg 12 The Cutting Edge”; Bob Dylan’s Bootleg X, “Another Self Portrait”, unreleased recordings from 1970, recording Jeff Buckley’s “You and I” from 1993, producing Richard Barone’s “Sorrows and Promises Greenwich Village in the 1960s”, and Steve’s own debut album, “Out of Nothing”.
Scott Seltzer; Music Without Borders
Scott Seltzer, a concert booking and marketing consultant, works with Music Without Borders, which programs many of the events that you see on the Music Hall stage. Other venues he works with include the South Orange New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY and the Garde Arts Center in New London CT, among others. He previously was the Programming Director at the Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre PA, and the General Manager at the Paramount in Peekskill. He has twice been a New Artist Showcase Judge at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Always a passionate consumer of live music, he’s also a singer/songwriter in his spare time.
Chris Rodriguez, aka, “Coach, 107.1 The Peak. Coach has a reputation for being brutally honest on the air and speaking his mind. He is a music industry veteran born and raised right here in New York’s backyard.
Chris Herrmann, 107.1 The Peak. Program Director and DJ Extraordinaire
Ethan Isaac; Factory Underground, Lead Singer, Edison
Rhonda Schoen , Editing Engineer and Producer
As editing engineer for Sterling Sound in New York City, Rhonda Schoen has worked extensively with some of the world’s most renowned artists, producers and engineers, covering all genres of popular music. Nicknamed “Blades” for her precise editing skills, Rhonda has helped craft the final versions of numerous radio singles, LP’s, EP’s, and club tracks. Her clients include some of the biggest names in the industry : John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Madonna , Queen, Peter Tosh, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Brian Eno, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Julio Inglesias, Billy Idol, Billy Squier and many more. In addition to her expertise working with analog tape, Rhonda was responsible for the digital transfers and digital editing of some of the first CD compilation box sets , including Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads. She has compiled monthly samplers for numerous record company releases for Polygram , Arista and Island Records. Born in Brooklyn, Rhonda now lives in Tarrytown, N.Y.
John Ciulla, CEO, Webster Bank