An Intimate Evening With Local Band The Successful Failures

The Successful Failures are lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Mick Chorba, Rob Martin on drums, lead guitarist Pete Smith and Ron Bechamps on bass. They’re a local Indie-Rock, Americana singer-songwriter, rock-n-roll band based in Chesterfield, NJ with quite a large following.  We met about a year or so ago when they opened for Men Without Hats. I was a guest in the audience taking photos of the bands and they liked the photos that I took of them.

Since then, we’ve been in touch, then we came together this past January and I photographed them for their upcoming new album. I’m not going to share those images yet until the artwork is finalized. However I’m very excited, because not only are they an incredible band, they are super nice. We have the same interests, and sense of humor. I love seeing these guys live and wish that I can do so more often.

They played at Randy’s Man Cave recently amongst musical greats encased forever both in vinyl and CD. With this as their background, the audience was a mixture of fans, family and friends, I have to say that this was one of the best live performances I have ever seen. And not because they played some songs of my favorite band, The Beatles, either 😉

I love musicians, and to photograph them live, is a rush, because deep down inside I think part of me wants to be onstage too.

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Here’s Mike Devito, of the School of Rock All Star Band. He’s going to be touring with The School Of Rock All Star Band at Lollapalooza this summer. Mike came up and did an original jam with a birthday related improvisational. It was pretty awesome!IMG_7063The_Successful_Failures_Randy_Nows_Mancave.jpg IMG_6638The_Successful_Failures_Randy_Nows_Mancave 1.jpg

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I like to call this image, “Changing of the Guards”.

As Ron was playing it looked like he was also “browsing” the records to see what he wanted to buy later LOL

They ended the evening with their version of John Denver’s Country Road, and invited everyone to sing along as loud as they could. And yes…I did just that because I love that song.

Below are videos from Commish TV, I highly recommend that you subscribe to their channel.  You can see me sitting on the floor taking pictures and sitting on the chair to the left, my foot “tapping” to the beat. I do my very best not to get in the way of other people who are there to enjoy performances. There was another video crew there, and the space was small. However everyone was very nice and seemed to understand our purpose.

I’d like thank The Successful Failures and Randy for allowing me to be there as always. The band has a YouTube Channel and are on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  You can purchase their albums on iTunes and Amazon. Like I mentioned earlier, they are going to release a new album soon, so subscribe to their newsletter on their website and follow them on social media.

And, be sure to follow me here on my blog, subscribe to my newsletter, and follow me on Instagram and Facebook.  If you’re a record label, band promoter, musician or in a band looking for a photographer, contact me.




 

The Insomniacs, Spanking Charlene and The Doughboys Instead of a School Event

Once again, Randy Now did it again! This time it was for his GARAGE A GOGO WEEKEND held on September 18th and 19th, 2015.Randy Now Garage A GoGo Weekendat The Open Arts Stage Theater in Bordentown was rocking to three incredible bands. The first night was The Insomniacs, Spanking Charlene and The Doughboys. The second night was The Droogettes, Sorala, Palmyra Delran and The Grip Weeds. I wasn’t able to make it the second night though 🙁

I was a torn about letting my daughter attend Bingo Night at her school or come with me to the concert. At her elementary school, Bingo Night was my committee that I would help out with and run. But this night was something that I wanted to go to, and I thought, you know what? She’s really into The Doughboys, and she’ll love the other two bands. I decided to bring her with me, and her other two friends were helping their dad in the back too. And guess what?  THEY.LOVED.EVERYONE.

First up was The Insomniacs,  are from NJ and WOW!!!! Check out their new vinyl single here. And look for their album on iTunes -Just Enjoy It!
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Then came Spanking Charlene from NYC. The girls were super impressed with the lead singer, a powerful woman. They LOVED her! Check out their album Where are The Freaks.
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Then came The Doughboys! Plus Myke Scavone was about to go on tour with The Yardbirds in October and November 2015, so that was pretty exciting. Now he had something in common with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Paige. The Doughboys have been covering songs by The Yardbirds for a long time. I wish that I could’ve seen one of those shows.

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This photo was shot during the song as seen from the below video.

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Gar Francis on lead guitar just wails….The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go

The amazing Richie X. Heyman on drums.The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go

Performing Bo Diddly and Mona.The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go The Doughboys Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography playing at Randy Now's Garage Weekend a Go-Go

My daughter and her friends had a very good time, might I even say epic? They were so impressed with seeing a strong woman singing and wanted to meet her, and got to get their pictures taken. This to me and my friends, who were the other parents there, agreed, gave our girls an education into music and culture that was different than the norm.

As always, I want to thank these bands, The Open arts Stage and to Randy Now at Randy Now’s Man Cave located right here in Bordentown, NJ. If it were for Randy, then none of these act would in such a great venue like this in our little town.  Love you Randy!!!!!

The Pink Mile

UPDATE: The dear sweet woman for whom this glorious event this was for, has passed away this evening, November 21, 2015. As you read this post and view these images, please think of her, her family,  friends and the community.  I met Kelly for a brief moment, and seeing how much she was loved, the photos on her Facebook profile, made me smile. Say a prayer, or a special thought for them all. From what I understand, these photos brought much comfort and joy to them, and I say to, that the honor was all mine. Please leave a lovely comment for the her family and her friends. Thank you everyone. 

Our community does a lot of wonderful things for people. A woman, a daughter, a sibling, a wife, and a mother, has cancer, and is fighting hard. She just came home from the hospital. Battling cancer for 7+ years is hard. I don’t know her, but I want to now. My friend contacted me, because she put together a last minute fundraiser to help the family with meals and money to get through these days.

We met at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Bordentown Township, NJ. They walked a half mile to their home, and then another half mile back to the starting point, this included members of her family, including her mother. What transpired was amazing.   ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography1 ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography2 ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography3 ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography4

I got up on a very tall ladder and with the help of others, arranged all of these people and children into one large group photo.
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The balloons were placed on their front lawn.

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I was more towards the back of the walkers, but as you can see, the love of people towards the family was true.ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography13ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography12 ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography14 ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography15 ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography16

That’s her daughter in the middle with her besties.ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography17 ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography18

Family photo back at Holy Cross Lutheran Church where we all met and ended. ThePinkMile_TeamKelly_DeirdreRyanCommercialandEditorialPhotography19

Our adult choir lost a dear friend, a fierce, fun loving, full of life woman last week. Today is her viewing, and tomorrow, we are going to sing her funeral Mass. It’s going to be so hard. So, I needed this event, and I know my friend was looking down on me yesterday, I can’t explain it, I just know it. Thank you everyone for letting me be a part of something truly wonderful.

Third Annual Restaurant Week In Bordentown, NJ

The very last issue of The Register News that covers the Bordentown, NJ area featured Restaurant Week during March 29th. 2015-April 3rd 2015.

Below are the photos of what I shot during that Restaurant Week at Tuscano’s The Farnsworth House, The H.O.B., Marcello’s, Under The Moon, Jester’s Cafe, The Vault, and Oliver’s. What that week is was a Prix Fixe Menu price to sample all of the restaurants in town.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0203 April Sette and Dave Worth of Bordentown City enjoy dinner at Toscano’s on Sunday evening, and diners enjoy their meal at Toscano’s on Sunday evening, Sunday, March 29, 2015, the first day of Third Annual Restaurant Week that ran to April 3rd along Farnsworth Ave. in Bordentown City.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0204

Colleen Gore of Bordentown City, Todd Radison of Middletown, NJ and Caryssa Horodysky of Philadelphia, PA enjoy their drinks while diners enjoy their meal at The Farnsworth House.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0205L-R: Jim Tobik, Dean Buhrer, Mary Barnes, Samantha Barnes, Lane Hirschfeld, Jordan Schmidt, Walt Klauder and Karoline Heimbach, all of Bordentown City, are down at The HOB in the dining area in the back.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0206 Mario Acevedo of Trenton, NJ gets a tomato pie ready for take out at Marcello’s Restaurant & Tomato Pies, while diners enjoy their meal.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0207Diners enjoy their meal at Under The Moon during the Third Annual Restaurant Week.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0208 A large group of happy diners at Jester’s Cafe.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0209 Lisa McGrady serves up dessert to L-R: Lisa Markhoff, Bruce Markhoff, Katie Kelly and Lucas Kelly(not shown) at The Vault Sunday evening.RestarauntWeekDeirdreRyanPhotographywww.deirdreryanphotography.com_0210Suzanne Wheelock of Bordentown City enjoys an early lunch at Oliver’s Bistro March 31, 2015, during the Third Annual Restaurant Week.

It was sad for me because Bordentown has MANY great events that need to be covered and not just once a month. There are many reasons why I’m sure that The Register and The Messenger Press was shut down.  It’s not my place or my business to speculate.

Below tells a little bit of the history of what many of us remember when it was called The Bordentown Register. This is from the link http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/bordentown/ which is part of The Bordentown Library:

“The “Bordentown Palladium” was founded in 1845 as a weekly community paper serving the Bordentown region of Burlington County, New Jersey, an area six miles south of Trenton. The newspaper was renamed “Bordentown Register” in 1851 and renamed again in 1966 to“Register-News”. Over its 160 years of publication, the newspaper has chronicled the history of the Bordentown region, including local news for surrounding towns of Fieldsboro, Florence, Roebling, Columbus, Chesterfield, Mansfield, and Yardville, marriages and death notices, legislative news, judicial announcements, business and social concerns of the area. Of special note is the news of hometown soldiers in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Wars and subsequent.

However as of this year, 2015, The Register News would’ve been 170 years old.

I started with The Register News when I got out of college, using my Nikon FM film camera. My best friend, Vanessa was one of the many editors working for The Packet and it’s various papers back then. I was sent out to cover everything from grand openings to high school sports. Manual focussing, manual flash, manual everything 🙂  I was a part time photographer who used to cover what couldn’t be covered by their full time photographers including my friend, Phil McAuliffe.

I’m still with The Packet Press, but I haven’t been called in to photograph anything in a loong time. I miss this type of work because I got to go out, the crazy deadlines, getting all of the names(first and last), where they are from of everyone in the photos, meeting new people, and going to different places(sometimes I would shoot for different papers under The Packet Press). A lot of times, people got to know me, which was really nice.

The printed paper and magazine industry has changed a lot over the years. I know a lot of good men and women who have had to change with the times, re-invent themselves. I’m one of them.

Uncle Floyd and Les The Mentalist Perform In Bordentown, NJ

Acts like these are getting fewer and fewer, so when you see a show that reads Uncle Floyd with Special Guest Les The Mentalist, then you should buy a ticket, bring friends and see the show.

Randy Now hosted the performance at the Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ on May 16, 2015.

The first act was Les the Mentalist, and what he does is help bend the way your brain perceives things, he makes you think and is really damn funny too. Truly Les’s act is one to catch!

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After Les The Mentalist’s act was Uncle Floyd! If you’re from New Jersey growing up, you’ll remember him from his tv, The Uncle Floyd Show  I remember watching this on UHF channel 48 I “think”….closer to NYC in Northern NJ it was on another UHF channel. But Uncle Floyd is a vaudeville comedienne, who is also a fantastic piano player. (A little known fact about myself, I’m a classically train pianist, so when I hear someone who’s good, I mention it, because it’s literally a joy to my ears.)

Myself and the audience were laughing so hard we were crying, we had such a great time! People, you really need to see Uncle Floyd live in person. lesthementalistunclefloyd87 lesthementalistunclefloyd100 lesthementalistunclefloyd107 lesthementalistunclefloyd122 lesthementalistunclefloyd128 lesthementalistunclefloyd138 lesthementalistunclefloyd142 lesthementalistunclefloyd147 lesthementalistunclefloyd154lesthementalistunclefloyd150 lesthementalistunclefloyd164 lesthementalistunclefloyd166 lesthementalistunclefloyd178

Peter Tork and The Shoe Suede Blues Concert Shot By Bordentown Photographer

On Saturday, November 29, 2014, my buddy Randy Now, introduced Peter Tork and his band The Shoe Suede Blues on stage at the Open Arts Theater in Bordentown Township. This is my second time seeing Peter and his band perform here and I was super excited again. I’m a huge fan of The Monkees and I really like that Peter is doing the blues. You can check out his music by clicking on this link

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

He played music from his new album Step by Step and of course quite a few by The Monkees. The photo above is where he’s playing Daydream Believer and parts of the song he lets the audience sing. It was AWESOME!

After taking this shot I was in the back with my friends singing quite loudly, I sing in a church choir 😉

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

This woman, was filling in for one of his band mate and she was fantastic! Not only could she sing, but she was great on slide guitar and bass. Lauren Ellis was her name I believe.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

The above image was taken during the song A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues photographed by Bordentown, NJ concert photographer, Deirdre Ryan Photography.

2nd Annual Bordentown, NJ 4th of July Fireworks Display

On Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Joseph Lawrence Park in Bordentown Township, hosted by The Foundation for Bordentown Traditions, held the 2nd Annual Independence Day Firework Celebration. The Foundation for Bordentown Traditions has spent the last 12 months fundraising to bring back the fireworks.

I volunteer for this wonderful organization. That day I was stationed at the 50/50 tent at the entrance of the park, welcoming everyone and encouraging them to help raise money for next year’s fireworks with a 50/50 ticket. This year’s winner bought theirs during The Street Of Dreams Car Show in June and won $1107.50! I love being a part of this group of volunteers, it’s one of the ways that I can help to give back to my community.

That night they had a local celebrity Dunk Tank; the money to dunk your favorite Bordentown Resident into the Dunk Tank. All money raised from the Dunk Tank went directly back to the Foundation. 50/50 tickets were sold and the winner was announced that evening around 8PM. This is one of the only ways the Foundation was raising money the night of the fireworks. There were free face painting, inflatables, live music, and local restaurants in the food area.

 

 

 

 

 

Selling Lemonade For A Lego Set

Little boy sells lemonade to buy a Lego set. Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Our 4 year old next door neighbor, Cole, wants to buy the Star Wars Death Star Lego set. So with the help of his mom, he put up a lemonade stand in front of his home in Bordentown City during the Annual City Wide Yard Sale on June 7th, 2014. Each cup was 25 cents. I’m not sure how much he made that day, but that Lego set he wants costs $400. Good luck buddy!

Little boy sells lemonade to buy a Lego set. Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

A Weekend of Art, Irises and Dogs

Local artist, Al Barker of Bordentown City, paints the Clara Barton Schoolhouse.

 

Local artist, Al Barker of Bordentown City, paints the Clara Barton Schoolhouse in during “Paint the Town En Plein Air” on Saturday May 10th, 2014. Many artists came together throughout the town to paint that day. After the artists finished their pieces, they were displayed at Farnsworth Gallery located in the Bonaparte Antiques building, 375 Farnsworth Avenue and for sale at the end of the day. 


The Annual Iris Festival in Bordentown, NJ

Franklin Carr was an international prize winning Iris hybridizer, and he was a lifelong resident of Bordentown, NJ. This is why we have an Iris Festival. 


The Annual Iris Festival in Bordentown, NJ

Betty Ann owner of Betty Ann’s Beauty Salon on Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City, won 2nd place for her Iris Arrangement during the Iris Festival in Bordentown City on May 10th, 2014.


Dog Park in Northern Community Park in Bordentown Township  grand opening.

On May 10th, 2014, the new Dog Park in Northern Community Park in Bordentown Township had it’s grand opening. Above: Gregg Wexler of Bordentown Township with one of his dogs, Autumn, enjoying the the new park.


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It was a gorgeous day for all of the events that happened in one day!

The Bordentown Elks Raise The Honor and Remember Flag

The Honor and Remember Flag was raised on Saturday, April 27, at 2PM, at The Bordentown Elks, 2085 on 11 Amboy Road Bordentown, NJ. The Honor and Remember Flag was raised on Saturday, April 27, at 2PM, at The Bordentown Elks, 2085 on 11 Amboy Road Bordentown, NJ. This flag recognizes the sacrifices of our military who have been killed and their families.

Patrick and Amy Moore’s son, Army Spc. Benjamin G. Moore, age 23, of Robbinsville, N.J.was killed in action on January 12, 2011 in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. The Mores belong to a group called Rolling Thunder, a group of people who educate and help others to never forget our POW, MIA and Deceased military men and women.

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Past Exalted Ruler, Jeff Becker, assists Patrick and Amy Moore with raising the Honor and Remember flag. 

 

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Bordentown Elks Honor and Remember Flag Raising Ceremony photographed for The Register News by Deirdre Ryan Photography.

 

Patrick and Amy Moore saying a few words of thanks after the Honor and Remember flag has been raised.