Come see us on our two-week Florida Tour!

The Chris O'Leary Band Florida 2017 Tour ScheduleWe’re tak­ing the show on the road, going on a two-week tour of Florida start­ing Jan­u­ary 14 and going through Jan­u­ary 28. We’ll be play­ing in some of Florida’s best blues clubs from New Smyrna Beach to Key Largo on the Atlantic coast and Engle­wood to Marco Island on the Gulf coast. On the way down to Florida, we’ll be stop­ping in clubs in Wash­ing­ton DC, Bal­ti­more, and Rich­mond. We’ll be play­ing all your favorites from our first four CDs plus some new tunes on our upcom­ing fifth CD.

Please check the cal­en­dar and come on out and see us if we’re in a town near you. It’s gonna be a whole mess of fun!

Join us at The Towne Crier for New Year’s Eve!!!

We are delighted to be return­ing to one of our favorite music venues in the Hud­son Val­ley this New Year’s Eve, The Towne Crier Cafe in Bea­con. We’ll be joined by Sari Schorr and her band deliv­er­ing their high energy blues-rock sound. The chefs in the kitchen are plan­ning a mem­o­rable New Year’s Eve feast buf­fet, includ­ing a vari­ety of appe­tiz­ers and entrees, capped off by dessert — sump­tu­ous choco­late truf­fles, petit fours and fresh fruit. Also included for din­ner guests: a com­pli­men­tary bot­tle of cham­pagne per cou­ple. Get your tick­ets now!

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On the road again: PA, OH, Western NY

Live at Blues Now!

We’re head­ing out this Tues­day for a series of shows across west­ern NY and down into PA and OH: Trea­sure Lake Ski Lodge (6/9 Dubois, PA), Sports­mens Tav­ern (6/10 Buf­falo, NY), That Other Place (6/11 Corn­ing, NY), Moondog’s (6/12 Pitts­burgh, PA), and the Court Street Grille (6/13 Pomeroy, OH). Com­plete details are on our web­site at Come on out and see us if you’re in the area, we’ve got lots of new music for you!

Heading south to Florida!

We’re start­ing our run to Florida, and our first stop tonight will be at Jonathan’s Land­ing in Mag­no­lia, Delaware. We’ve got gigs lined up in North Car­olina, Ten­nessee, and Wash­ing­ton DC, in addi­tion to a wide range of Florida loca­tions for the next cou­ple of weeks. Come on out and see us if we’re in your neigh­bor­hood! It’s gonna be a whole mess o’ fun. See our full cal­en­dar list­ing on our web­site for dates and details.

Band website and calendar are back online!

Thanks to the wiz­ardry of our awe­some web­site designer and tech guru, Susan Brkich, the band’s web­site, includ­ing the cur­rent cal­en­dar, is back up and run­ning at a new (tem­po­rary) loca­tion: If you need some­one to design and build your web­site, Susan is the best!!

The Chris O’Leary Band Live at The Falcon on April 3rd

The band has just returned from a suc­cess­ful short tour of Europe, with a live DVD of their Switzer­land per­for­mance com­ing later this year. Below is a clip from Switzer­land to whet your appetite for their upcom­ing gig at The Fal­con on Thurs­day, April 3rd. It’s an early show, with the music start­ing around 7pm, so make your din­ner reser­va­tions and come hear the band’s lat­est tunes and tales.

Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Band this Weekend!

Take a break from all your hol­i­day shop­ping and prepa­ra­tion this week­end, and kick back and relax with us at one (or both!) of our shows in the Hud­son Valley.

First up is Brian’s Back­yard BBQ in Mid­dle­town on Fri­day night (Dec. 6th), where you’ll find great bar­beque to go along with the music. Sat­ur­day night you’ll find us at McAuley’s Tav­ern in Pough­keep­sie, where pizza and wings reign supreme. For details and direc­tions, check out the Cal­en­dar page on our website.


Join us this Friday, September 20th, at McAuley’s in Poughkeepsie!

Late addi­tion to our cal­en­dar — heck, it’s so new we haven’t had time to actu­ally add it to the cal­en­dar! Please come join us at McAuley’s Tav­ern (347 Hooker Avenue, Pough­keep­sie 12603) this Fri­day night at around 9:30 for great live blues, swing, and what­ever else we feel like playing.

Date Change: Playing at 12 Grapes in Peekskill Sept. 14th!

We’ll be play­ing at 12 Grapes in Peek­skill, NY next week­end, on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 14th, instead of the fol­low­ing week­end. Make your reser­va­tions for din­ner and the show now! We hope to see you there on the dance floor.

Join us at The Falcon tonight!

Frankie and Chris

Come for din­ner and stay for our show at The Fal­con in Marl­boro, NY tonight, with the tri­umphant return of our bassist Frank Ingrao!

Kick off the Band’s Summer Tour at Brian’s Backyard BBQ

Come join us at Brian’s Back­yard BBQ in Mid­dle­town, NY this Fri­day, June 21, as we kick off our sum­mer tour sea­son to states all across the US. We’ll be play­ing some new tunes as well as all your favorites from the first two albums. We sug­gest you call for reservations.


Helsinki Hudson this Thursday

Thurs­day May 16th
This is a spec­tac­u­lar club nes­tled right in the heart of Hud­son, NY, just a short drive north or south for Mid-Hudson Val­ley folk and Albany area folks. Please come out and sup­port us. We’ve been rolling out a bunch of new tunes that will be on our next CD and would love to share them with you!


We’re back at the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont this weekend!

We’re thrilled to be play­ing at the Turn­ing Point Cafe in Pier­mont, NY, once again. The show starts at 9pm on Sat­ur­day, April 13th. We hope you’ll come out and see us! It’s a cozy place, so make sure to buy your tick­ets (which reserves yours seats) online now!

Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Concert at The Chance, Dec. 6th

We’ll be play­ing a set this Thurs­day at the Hur­ri­cane Sandy Relief Ben­e­fit Con­cert being held right here in the Hud­son Val­ley at The Chance in Pough­keep­sie, NY! This is a fundraiser for the Red Cross, with 100% of the ticket sales ($20 per per­son) going to sup­port the relief efforts. Many other great musi­cians will be per­form­ing, the event starts at 5pm, so come on out and help us to raise money for the vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Sandy. Go to our cal­en­dar page or The Chance web­site at for details and to buy your tick­ets in advance.

New Destinations: Delaware and DC

We’ll be hit­ting the road this week­end for shows in Delaware and Wash­ing­ton, DC. On Fri­day night, join us at Bethany Blues BBQ in Lewes, Delaware (near Rehoboth Beach) for some bar­beque and blues. Sat­ur­day we head inland to per­form at the world famous Madam’s Organ Blues Bar and Soul Food Restau­rant, in the heart of Adams Mor­gan in down­town DC. Details are on our web­site cal­en­dar. If you live in one of these locales, come on out and see us!

Join the Band at Fundraiser “After Party” this Saturday in Newburgh, NY

The Greater Hud­son Val­ley Fam­ily Health Cen­ter has opened an after hours event to their fundraiser this Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 3rd. This event takes place at Anthony’s Pier 9. It is a great oppor­tu­nity to lis­ten to The Chris O’Leary Band and sup­port a great cause.  As of today, fans of the Chris O’Leary Band can buy Pil­lars After Party tick­ets for $50 from GHVFHC via Regina McGrade at (845) 220‑3152. Doors open at 10 pm and includes open bar and nib­bles. All Pil­lars Din­ner guests wel­come to stay through.

LIVE DVD Recording at The Falcon, October 11th!

We are record­ing a live DVD dur­ing our show on Thurs­day, Octo­ber 11, at The Fal­con in Marl­boro, NY. It will make the video extra spe­cial if YOU are all there in the audi­ence! Come for din­ner (make your reser­va­tions now!) and stay for the show, which starts at 7pm (so you’ll be home early on that school night). It’s guar­an­teed to be a blast!!

Come See the Band Play in Middletown, NY Friday, Sept. 28th

The boys are back from Europe and ready to play! Come on out to Brian’s Back­yard BBQ in Mid­dle­town, NY this Fri­day night to hear their sto­ries from their Europe tour and get your blues fix! Get there early to get a seat and some great bar­beque; the band goes on stage @9 pm. We hope to see you there!

Pictures from the NY State Blues Festival

Fans wait­ing on line

Time to sign auto­graphs at The NY State Blues Festival

Cool Shirt!

Willa look­ing good

The nicest man around and he can also play guitar

Nice shirts!

Andy Stahl on tenor sax


Not only do they toot their own horn, they sing too

The Chris O’Leary Band in Syracuse July 14–15 at New York State Blues Festival

It’s a Double-header in Poughkeepsie on June 29th

The band will be bring­ing every­thing a blues fan could want to Pough­keep­sie this Fri­day night, June 29.

Look­ing for an early evening, art and live blues? Come hear the band play out­doors in the sculp­ture gar­den at Vas­sar College’s art museum (just inside the front gates of the cam­pus), right after you take a half-hour tour of the newly-designed sculp­ture gar­den at 7pm. Light refresh­ments will be served.

Can’t get to Pough­keep­sie till later in the evening for your blues fix, or have tick­ets to a play the Vas­sar Pow­er­house? Swing on over to the BeechTree Grill on Col­legeview Ave. at the north end of Vassar’s cam­pus from 10pm onwards to hear the band tear­ing it up in this pop­u­lar local din­ing and drink­ing establishment.

They’re sure to be play­ing many of the songs from their just-released sec­ond CD, plus all your old favorites. We’ll see you there!

The Chris O’Leary Band in Poughkeepsie on June 29th

The Chris O’Leary Band will be play­ing on Vassar’s cam­pus at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Cen­ter from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Can’t get there that early? Well, then head on down the road to the BeechTree Grill later that night from 10 pm onwards to see them play there!