The Will O'Connor Live Acoustic Show Acoustic Cover Trio
About the Band

A northern New Jersey acoustic group, The Will O'Connor Live Acoustic Show is dedicated to thoughtfully performing great music from the '50s to the present. With songs ranging from Van Morrisson to the Barenaked Ladies, Pink Floyd to Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones to the Talking Heads, their songlist has been described as "a music-lovers iPod on shuffle."

The idea is to provide a musical performance that makes for great listening and audience participation on a Friday or Saturday night, but that also can serve as an atmospheric backdrop to conversation for a quieter after-work crowd during the week.

Performance Schedule
Every Thursday @ Dino & Harry's
163 14th St, Hoboken NJ - (201)659-6202
First Saturday of the Month @ Elysian Café
163 14th St, Hoboken NJ - (201)659-6202
Special Engagements
March 17th: St. Patrick's Day @ The Shillelagh Club
6:00-7:00pm & 8:00-10:30pm
648 Propect Ave., West Orange NJ - (973)325-9338
Sound Clips

The following were not recording in a studio, but are room recordings from a recent acoustic performance.

We hope you enjoy listening!

Yer So Bad (clip)
Tom Petty Cover
882kB - 0:37 [listen]
Into The Mystic (clip)
Van Morrison Cover
1.3mB - 0:53 [listen]
I'm On Fire (clip)
Bruce Springsteen Cover
1.1mB - 0:47 [listen]
Wild Mountain Thyme (complete song)
Scots/Irish Traditional
5.2mB - 3:36 [listen]
The Parting Glass (complete song)
Irish Traditional - a cappella
3.0mB - 2:05 [listen]


Will O'Connor
Known for driving guitar rhythms and expressive vocals, Will has been gigging in pubs and restaurants across northern New Jersey for nearly a decade. With his broad taste in musical styles, Will's guitar and vocals easily guide the group through their expansive playlist. His talents have brought him to Germany and Ireland, where he performs annually as part of the Ardmore Pattern Festival in Co. Waterford.
Jenny Lyden
Equipped with djembe and congas instead of snare and sticks, Jenny lays down an eclectic beat for the Live Acoustic Show. The drumming began almost ten years ago, when she sang and played with the Notre Dame Folk Choir, travelling domestically and internationally. A former choir director, she shares vocal duties with Will, weaving harmonies into both familiar and unexpected places.
Jeff Sassaman
Bassist Jeff Sassaman is a native of Philadelphia, PA. Jeff has a music degree from Berklee College of Music and studied with bass icon Whit Browne. An integral part of the Live Acoustic Show's sound, Jeff also performs regularly across the country for Broadway, orchestral and jazz engagements. He has had multiple performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher hall and Alice Tully hall just to name a few.


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