The indigenous sounds of Staten Island musicians will spill over onto Brooklyn on October 18 at The Way Station in a live music show. The night of live music, dubbed as “Staten Island Invades Brooklyn”, features native Staten Island musicians who will perform the borough’s traditional music – all in one Prospects Heights venue.
According to James Coyle, there’s not one particular sound coming from the Staten Island, and people from the same borough have different sounds. Coyle is a booker for The Way Station. Coyle, along with his wife who is also booker for the bar, put together one night of music made up exclusively of Staten Island talents. Coyle said the musicians from Staten Island are really talented, and the borough won’t run short of talented musicians.
“Staten Island Invades Brooklyn” will be highlighted by Tom Cintulla and the Buffalo 24, the popular fusion jam band performing in the last slot of the show. The crowd will be warmed up by one-man-band, acoustic guitar-based Vinny Bunnicelli. Carl Gallagher & the Off-Track Bettors will follow. Yeti, the dream-punk trio that recently released their third album, will also have a one-hour slot in the show. This is the first time for all four bands to perform in one venue.
The Way Station, owned by Andy Heidel and located at 683 Washington Avenue, features a different styles of music, from indie rock to jazz. The bar serves craft beers and cocktails during performances. While there is no cover to watch the show, a donation of $5 is suggested by venue operators.