In the Groove!

I want you to try something right now. Put on a pair of headphones if you’ve got them nearby.  Click here to play “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes on YouTube. Bring up the volume. Listen for 30 seconds, then pause the video. I’ll wait …. Now here’s a question for you: by the … Read more

Gig Mode

I was recently talking with Ryan, a college student who, as a middle schooler was one of the charter members of The Coffeehouse Project, back when it was an after school program. We were discussing the annual end of the school year rock concerts we staged and how I would be particularly hyped up and … Read more

Here’s Me

What happens when you take “titanic” Belfast accents, add a little Houston heat, sprinkle in some Port of Spain calypso beat and top it off with Wilkes Barre plain talkin’? You Feel Good of course! For several months we’ve been trading ideas and tunes with our community music partners at the Moon Base Project in … Read more

After School in Manville

The Coffeehouse Project, with the sponsorship of the  Manville Recreation Department, is running a nine-week after school music program for the students of the Alexander Batcho Intermediate School. The program is free to the students, will be held on alternating Friday afternoons from 3:30-4:30pm. We had a meet and greet on 1/18 which had 19 … Read more

Promise Band Plays Newark

On a rainy day in late October, The Coffeehouse Project’s Promise Band (minus Dave who was unable to join us that day) had the privilege of going out with members of Stanley Congregational Church and the Chatham High School Key Club on a food run organized by Bridges Outreach of Summit. The Promise Band made … Read more

Dorvil Brothers Debut Unworkable

In addition to opening the day by singing The Star Spangled Banner, the Dorvil Brothers, Chris and Cory, debuted their original song called Unworkable at the Somerset County DisABILITY Services Fair on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  In this rap song, the brothers rhyme about the reality of what they are capable of; so much more … Read more

The 2nd Story Band Rehearses for DisABILITY Services Fair

The Second Story Band is rehearsing for the Somerset County DisABILITY Services Fair on Saturday, October 6th. We’ll be doing two rockin’ sets; one at 10:30am and another at noon. We do The Ramones, The Monkees, Lindsay Lohan and even a couple of TV theme songs. Come see us perform! Each set will be followed … Read more

Somerset Co. DisABILITY Services Fair 2018

Don’t miss two Coffeehouse Project groups performing on Saturday, October 6th! The Second Story Band and The Dorvil Brothers will each do two sets; from 10:30-11:30 and then, again, from noon-1:00. Come cheer us on and learn about the services Somerset County has to offer people with disabilities.

Second Story Band Kicks Off RiverFest

Second Story Band at Bound Brook RiverFest Celebration 2018

We had a blast at Bound Brook’s RiverFest! The Second Story Band had the honor of kicking off the arts festivities on the RiverFest Art Stage at 11:00 am. The festival continued throughout the day with performances, vendors, art, food and more. Visit to keep up to date on more events presented by the Bound … Read more

Celebrating the Music of The Beatles

Senior Music for Wellness September 2018

We had a great performance celebrating the music of The Beatles! One of our Music for Wellness programs had seniors on Boomwhackers, ukuleles, kazoos and shakers – and, of course, everyone was singing! Learn why making music is so good for seniors!