Press Releases

April 13, 2016
For Immediate Release:

Dylan B-day Bash

The Brad Delp Foundation Celebrates Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday at Charity Event
Londonderry, NH (Friday, April 8, 2016) – On Tuesday, May 24th, at 7:00 PM, area musicians will gather at the annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration at Tupelo Music Hall to raise money for The Brad Delp Foundation. Now in its 7th year, the fundraiser’s theme is “Absolutely 1966 Revisited,” and will feature songs from that memorable year by Dylan, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and many other legendary bands.
Mike Girard of The Fools has reformed “The Burning Sensations” for the evening, featuring members of Danny Klein’s Full House, The Fools, and Brad’s own Beatle Juice. Girard says, “Every year this show brings some of the area’s finest musicians together for a great cause. Those of us who knew and loved Brad are proud to do this in his name.”
“Because of his love for the music the 1960’s, The Brad Delp Foundation not only wanted to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, but also the 50th birthday of so many great songs that Brad loved,” according to host, Bobby Livingston.
“I can’t think of a better way to honor Brad than with a night filled with his favorite songs performed by some of his favorite people.” adds Foundation director Meg Sullivan.
Organizers also announced that the Del Fuegos’ Woody Geissmann, Boston legend Charlie Farren and the up and coming Americana band Russell Hill will be appearing. Other performers include Bob Jennings and Julie Foster, Amy Fairchild, Boneshakerz and The Bobby Livingston Band.
“All funds raised through ticket sales and raffles will be given to The Brad Delp Foundation which was created by his children, family and friends for the purpose of carrying on Brad’s legacy of compassion, generosity, and kindness. The Brad Delp Foundation seeks to honor Brad’s memory by awarding music related grants and funding for school music programs and music therapy programs for both children and adults with disabilities.
Tickets for the evening are $15, and are available in advance at: https://tickets.tupelohall.com/ or at the door. Tupelo Music Hall is located at 2 Young Road, in Londonderry, NH.
For information on The Brad Delp Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.braddelpfoundation.org.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact bobby.livingston@rrauction.com

For Immediate Release:
Support The Brad Delp Foundation at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA for a very special event. Sunday, October 5th will see the release of “Two Days a Week”, produced as a 45 rpm vinyl in a limited edition pressing of 500 records, featuring two previously unreleased Brad Delp songs written, produced and recorded with Steve Baker: “Sunday In The Dark” and “Tuesday”.
The concert features an all-star lineup of Brad’s friends and collaborators performing the music they wrote, recorded and played together
The night will be kicked off with a very special appearance by RTZ, featuring Barry Goudreau, Brian Maes, Tim Archibald, and David Stefanelli. Beatle Juice, the band Brad affectionately called his “hobby band”, will also perform with veteran singers Jimmy Rogers, Buddy Bernard, Bob Jennings and Mike Girard of The Fools.
The evening also features a rare performance from members of Brad’s former band, Howard Roark And The Architects. The reimagined lineup features John Muzzy of Beatle Juice and David Stefanelli on drums, Rich Bartlett of The Fools on guitar, the incomparable Steve Baker on keys, plus Joe Holaday and Roger Kimball sharing the bass duties. Roger played with the original HRATA and also played with Brad in his high school band The Monks. Brad’s formidable vocal shoes will be filled by Fortune frontman Bob Vose, Michael Payette who shared time with Brad in the studio and Beatle Juice vocalist Bob Jennings.
This special evening closes with all of the participating musicians on stage for a Grand Finale of some of Brad Delp’s favorite tunes followed by a meet and greet.
Tickets are on sale now at www.regenttheatre.com and VIP tickets include a copy of “Two Days a Week”.

Dylan B-day Bash


** Breaking News from The Brad Delp Foundation **
In celebration of Record Store Day 4/19/14, the BDF is pleased to announce that two previously unreleased Brad Delp songs will soon be available on vinyl! “Sunday in the Dark” and “Tuesday” are both collaborations with Steve Baker. Collectively called “Two Days a Week”, the limited edition 45 will be released in October.

Stay tuned for more updates!


A Message from Jenna Delp.

It’s official. The live DVD from the “Come Together – A Tribute to the Life of Brad Delp” is done. There will be a party to celebate this release on December 19th at Tequila’s in Danvers, MA. Ernie and the Automatics will be playing that night.

Check in at www.ernieandtheautomatics.com soon for release details about pre-orders. The proceeds from the DVD sales will be donated to Music Drives Us, a Boch foundation, and also The Brad Delp Foundation.

Hope everyone can make it or at least order a CD. It will make a great holiday gift. It’s an excellent DVD.

Hope to see you at Tequila’s!!

~Jenna


Monday May 12, 2008

For Immediate Distribution

Media Contact: Bill Faulkner | 603.601.1112 | bill@billfaulkner.com

BRAD DELP FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS
TO NEW ENGLAND MUSIC PROGRAMS

HAMPTON, NH | The Brad Delp Foundation is awarding two significant grants this week, according to foundation director and spokesman Bill Faulkner.

The presentations are to The Nashua Community Music School of Nashua, NH and Plugged In of Needham, MA.

“With these donations, we at the Brad Delp Foundation are pleased to further our mission to continue on Brad’s spirit of generosity and giving”, said Jennifer Delp,
foundation President. “We are particularly pleased to be making donations to organizations in Brad’s home region of New England, as he always took pride in his ability to help out in the community where he always felt happiest, and most at home.”

Delp, lead singer for the bands Boston, RTZ and Beatle Juice, was well known not only as a gifted singer but as a quiet, humble humanitarian. During his lifetime,
Brad was particularly generous with his time and talent, playing many benefit concerts each year and otherwise supporting causes that he believed in such as children’s
causes, anti violence organizations, school fundraisers, hunger and shelter programs, among many others.

“We are extremely grateful to the Brad Delp Foundation for this grant.” said NCMS Executive Director Gillian Hinkle. “It is our mission to make music instruction accessible to
families of all income levels. In today’s economic environment this has become increasingly difficult and we would not be able to accomplish our goals without their assistance.”

“At Plugged In, we provide a compassionate and nurturing learning environment based on a love of music and a desire to help others. In this environment, kids feel safe taking
risks, they gain self-confidence, and they are comfortable accessing and expressing their natural feelings of generosity and kindness to others”, said Sandra Rizkallah of Plugged In,
“In his life, Brad Delp exemplified many of these same ideals. We are proud and honored to receive a grant from the Brad Delp Foundation to help young musicians find community and carry on Brad’s humanitarian efforts.”

“We’re delighted to present major operational grants to these organizations” said Faulkner, “and look forward to supporting students, schools and other music related organizations in the future.”

The Brad Delp Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable entity, was created by his children Jenna and John Michael, family and friends for the purpose of carrying on Bradley’s legacy of compassion,
generosity, and kindness. Brad had an uncommon ability and desire to listen, understand, and care about people. The foundation seeks to honor Brad’s memory by awarding music related grants, scholarships and funding for school music programs.

The Nashua Community Music School is a non profit, 501(c)3 organization. Nashua CMS believes that learning and performing music is a valuable experience that not only provides a different area of knowledge;
it also instills discipline and learning techniques which can be used in other areas. Most importantly, it provides the satisfaction of performing music, which remains with us throughout our lives. It is their goal to
provide the Nashua community with a broad spectrum of learning, performing and listening opportunities in music and to provide vocal and instrumental lessons with the finest teachers available. More info at www.nashuacms.org

Plugged In is a non-profit program for teenagers that teaches kids how to be in a rock band and, more importantly, about the importance of giving back to the community. Twice a year, there are benefit concerts
and all the students vote to choose the organization for which the concert will raise money. Plugged In is about bringing young people together through music, teaching them the importance of using their music to
make positive change in the world, and helping them gain self-confidence. Our goal with Plugged In is to have the charitable aspect of the program be so meaningful for our students that they will continue using
their music to help others throughout their lives. More info available at www.pluggedinband.org

Donations to The Brad Delp Foundation can be made by mail at P.O. Box 1046,
Lynnfield, MA 01940, or directly through the foundation website www.braddelpfoundation.org

Business correspondence and inquiries should be directed to
The Brad Delp Foundation, attn: Bill Faulkner, 408 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.


Monday, January 14, 2008

For Immediate Distribution

Media Contact: Bill Faulkner | 603.601.1112 | bill@billfaulkner.com

Jo Ann Geffen | 818.905.5511 | jgeffen@jagpr.com

BRAD DELP FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS

HAMPTON, NH | The Brad Delp Foundation, created in honor of the lead singer for the bands Boston and Beatle Juice, is awarding its initial grant this week, according to foundation director and spokesman Bill Faulkner.
The presentation to the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be made at the NAMM winter conference this week in Anaheim, CA by Delp’s daughter Jenna.

“This seems like a perfect organization for our first grant, one that is so in keeping with everything my Dad stood for as a musician and as a human being.” said Jenna Delp, “Not to mention the Beatles connection which he would have loved as well. We think it sounds like the perfect way to start giving back in Dad’s memory!”

“We’re delighted to present a major grant of $15,000 to this fine organization,” said Faulkner, “and we look forward to supporting students, schools and other music related organizations in the future.”

Delp was well known not only as a gifted singer but as a quiet, humble humanitarian. During his lifetime, Brad was particularly generous with his time and talent, playing many benefit concerts each year and otherwise supporting causes that he believed in such as children’s causes, anti violence organizations, school fundraisers, hunger and shelter programs, among many others.

The Brad Delp Foundation, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was created by his children Jenna and John Michael, family and friends for the purpose of carrying on Bradley’s legacy of compassion, generosity, and kindness. Brad had an uncommon ability and desire to listen, understand, and care about people. The foundation seeks to honor Brad’s memory by awarding music related grants, scholarships and funding for school music programs.

Donations to The Brad Delp Foundation can be made by mail at P.O. Box 1046, Lynnfield, MA 01940, or directly through the foundation website www.braddelpfoundation.org. Business correspondence and inquiries should be directed to The Brad Delp Foundation, attn: Bill Faulkner, 408 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.

Donations can be made to: The Brad Delp Foundation, P.O. Box 1046, Lynnfield, MA 01940.

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (www.lennonbus.org):

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 11th year of touring, the venture is proud of its brand new bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences. The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors including Maxell Corporation, Apple, NAMM, Roland, Godin Guitars, Edirol by Roland, Sibelius, Audio-Technica, Sonicbids, Digidesign, Aphex Systems, Sony, Musician’s Friend, Neutrik, Glyph Technologies, Ampeg, Ableton, Mackie, Crate, Apogee, Disc Makers, Antares, Smart Technology, Bogen Imaging, IK Multimedia, McDSP, SKB, Ultimate Support, PureVolume.com, Planet Waves, Spectrasonics, Music Player Network, Native Instruments, and Boss . The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

For Immediate Distribution

Media Contact: Bill Faulkner | 603.601.1112 | bill@billfaulkner.com

BRAD DELP FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED

HAMPTON, NH | A charitable foundation in memory of singer and humanitarian Brad Delp was recently established to carry on his
spirit and legacy of compassion, generosity and kindness.

According to foundation spokesman Bill Faulkner, the idea for the foundation came from Brad’s adult children Jennifer and John Michael as a way to honor their father.

“To honor our father’s memory, the foundation will give grants to in-need school systems, programs and individuals that provide music education”,
said Jennifer and John Michael, “Funding in the form of grants and scholarships will also be given to individuals that desire to continue their own musical education.”

Delp, lead singer for the bands Boston and Beatle Juice, was well known not only as a gifted singer but as having had an uncommon ability to listen, truly seek to understand and care about people.

During his lifetime, Brad lived a vegetarian, non-violent lifestyle and was particularly generous with his time and talent, playing many benefit concerts
each year and otherwise supporting causes that he believed in such as children’s causes, anti violence (to people and animals) organizations and school
fundraisers, as well as those that helped hunger and shelter programs, among many others.

As gifted a performer as he was, Bradley is remembered as a far better person by family, close friends, bandmates and fans around the world.

Donations can be made to: The Brad Delp Foundation, P.O. Box 1046, Lynnfield, MA 01940.

Business correspondence and inquiries should be directed to The Brad Delp Foundation, c/o Bill Faulkner 408 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.