Tony Macsata Band
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Tony Macsata Band

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Tony Macsata’s Beyond is a minimalist’s dream. Guitar, bass and drums (and a brief smattering of keyboard) comprise the album’s entire ensemble, and the record itself needs only five concise tracks to convey its message. This is either a function of Macsata’s talent for managing his songs and keeping them in constant motion, or a result of studio time being damned expensive. Either way, after listening to Beyond, you feel like you have gotten everything you wanted from Tony Macsata.

Then again, this could also be a result of a producer’s input, which in this case happens to come from Aaron Katz, songwriter, percussionist, and vocalist for Percy Hill. Katz also lends his percussion talents to Macsata’s album, though its style is quite a bit different from his work with Percy Hill. The album also features Patrick Dole on bass and Julie Macsata on background vocals.

Though the album’s strength is in its simplicity, it also can be one of its faults. For example, the album’s opener, “West Again,” begins with a basic four-chord verse progression that you feel like you’ve heard before. But the tune thankfully drops into a chorus that slides through brilliant harmonies by Tony and Julie. Julie’s voice adds a great deal of power to Tony’s lyrics whenever she appears on the album.

The highlight of the album is the halfway-point song, “Soul Set.” Tony has the chance to display a greater portion of his vocal range, and Dole’s bass line pumps energy through a very groove-oriented verse and chorus. The record also ends on a high note with “One World.” The song’s acoustic foundation is in the vein of Jack Johnson, as is its ecologically friendly message; the album closes with Tony and Julie repeating the lyric “And we have just one world.”

The record, though short, establishes Tony Macsata as an exceptional singer-songwriter and should spark a great deal of interest in him from the Connecticut local music scene. (Self-Released)

-Keith McBride
- Northeast Performer


"Beyond" EP, songs can be found on or "Beyond" can be purchased at



Tony Macsata Band's sound is a combination of many influences from 60's rock to today's singer/songwriters and modern rock. The latest incarnation of the Tony Macsata Band began in September 2007 with Adam and Scott Harlow joining the band. Tony Macsata Band has played in venues all across Connecticut and Mass. Connecticut venues include: Webster Underground, Hartford. Mickey Finn's, Somers. Elements, Granby. The Main Pub, Manchester. The Beachcomber, Old Lyme, B&G Lounge South Windsor. Sully's Pub Hartford. Massachusetts venues include: Skybar, Somerville. Abbey Lounge, Somerville. Kirkland Cafe, Somerville. Fire and Water, Northampton. Felt, Boston. Cantab Lounge, Cambridge. O'Brien's Pub Allston, Church Boston, Copperfield's Boston, Tommy Doyle's Cambridge, Lizard Lounge Cambridge.