Calendar of Events

February 2023
February 12, 2023
Super Bowl of Songwriters w/ host Frank Critelli
Show Starts:
3:00 pm
Show End:
6:00 pm
Doors will open approximately 30minutes prior to show start time.
Entry Fee:
and up allowed
About the Show and the Artist:

The Sunday Buzz Matinee 

Songwriter Showcase Hosted By Frank Critelli

Seth Adam 

Hello, my name is Seth Adam.

It is unconventional to offer a biography written in the first person. As the cliché goes, rules were meant to be broken...

I am a 45 year old singer-songwriter, born and raised in Connecticut. I reside near the great city of New Haven with my wife and daughter. I’ve been playing music, in one form or another, since I was 5 years old. I got my start performing in front of audiences when I was in the elementary school chorus. Rock & roll got a hold of me just before my teen years, and I performed my first “rock & roll band” show at one of those old moose/elk/insert-animal-type halls when I was 14. I've been hooked on the rock & roll ever since.

Here's the part where I tell you what I am currently doing with my career.

2016 was a turning point in my career as I wrote and recorded songs out of a hobbled-together home studio space. Playing all of the instruments, engineering, producing, and everything else-ing on my own resulted in an EP called East Rock. The experience inspired me to continue to do much of the same for the foreseeable future, sidestepping the formal recording studios. In January 2018, I released a single (and video) called ‘Anytown,’ written in response to the events in Charlottesville VA the summer before. On February 14th 2020, I released a single called ‘At Different Ends,’ reflecting on the division and loss of wonder in American society from the perspective of one lonely observer. Shortly after the COVID pandemic began in 2020, I started constructing a formal home-studio space, finishing it in April of 2021. During that time, I also wrote and began recording songs for my fourth full-length album. This album, titled Fits and Starts and Stops, will be released in September 2022.

Here's the part where I give you some history, drop some names, and tell you about some influences.

I describe my music as singer-songwriter/Americana/folk/rock. That’s a lot of sub genres, but probably the best way to characterize it. My earliest influences were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Kenny Rogers. My dad used to play their records for me when I was a kid. In my teenage years, I embraced hair-metal, progressive-rock, and grunge phases - music I still enjoy to this day. I consider the music I write now to be the most heartfelt and sincere. My biggest influence is Counting Crows with Led Zeppelin coming in at a close second place. In recent years I’ve come to nearly deify The Beatles and Son Volt. Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Wilco have also been tremendous influences on my work. Lyrically, I like to have something important to say in my songs.

I love making music. It's how I make a living. It takes a lot of work and it pays off. In 2007, my song ‘Get Out’ was licensed to Volkswagen for their Sights & Sounds campaign. In 2008, then Fox entertainment columnist in NYC, Roger Friedman, called me “the hardest-working, best live act in indie rock.” In 2010, I received a nice hometown nod from The New Haven Advocate’s reader’s poll, winning the Best Rock Band category. For my 2013 release, Steel Tempered Pride, I had the good fortune of working with David Immerglück, guitarist for Counting Crows, James Maddock, and Camper Van Beethoven. In 2016 I was nominated for Male Performer of the Year for The New England Music Awards, and again in 2017 for Songwriter Of The Year. Through the years, I’ve opened for Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Grammy-winning Robert Cray, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, The Alternate Routes, Will Hoge, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Ken and Drew from Sister Hazel, Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty), Mayer Hawthorne, and more.

I also like dogs. I think they're cool.

See you soon!

Charlie Diamond

Wrestled an alligator, fought a tornado, and been everywhere twice. Ran away with the circus when I was 16 and spent a few years as a rigger. Started writing songs when I was hiking the Appalachia trail. Thoroughly convinced I've been reincarnated and landed in the wrong decade. I write a lot about the mountain I grew up on. Spend a lot of time in corners talking to myself.

George Mallas

George Mallas is a Singer/Songwriter based in North Salem, NY. Having been a student of the piano since age 6, the instrument is a natural extension of who he is. His experiences in life, love and family have profoundly inspired his songs, his style, and his passion for playing.

George was influenced by some of the great singer/songwriters of his youth, namely Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Cat Stevens. His songwriting started at this time during his early teen years.

George recorded his first album in 2015 titled "Small Reminders." Shortly thereafter, George started writing and recording a new collection of songs for his 2018 release titled "unscathed." "unscathed" is a beautifully produced album featuring talented musicians throughout. The album also features writing collaboration with lyricist Melanie Berti.

George's new LP(10 tracks) album titled 'Let the Day Decide is due out June 26, 2022.

George is also part of the musical troupe, The Four Horsemen Songwriters which include singer/songwriters David Ray, Mike Latini and Dave Goldenberg.

George also co-hosts the Facebook Live show Sandro, George and the OG each Tuesday night at 7pm. The show features a different singer/songwriter each week.
Frank Critelli writes songs and
often performs live. Many times solo, and sometimes accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators.

For over 30 years, he's played in streets and subways, clubs and coffeehouses, barrooms and classrooms, colleges, festivals, theaters, and in his kitchen.

Frank Critelli co-host The Local Bands Show on 99.1fm WPLR-New Haven and w/ Rick Allison.