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."

Our wish is to provide a music that makes for great listening any night of the week, that could be either an atmospheric backdrop to conversation or maybe a reason to get out of your chair and get dancing.

Performance Schedule
Every Thursday @ Dino & Harry's
163 14th St, Hoboken NJ - (201)659-6202
Saturdays Throughout 2018 @ Elysian Café
Jan. 27th, March 31st, May 26th,
June 30th, Aug. 29th, and Nov. 24
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.
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.
Jenny Lyden
Nick grew up near Scranton, PA. His dad, a full-time musician, loved to nurture his son's passion, even having Nick, then a kid, sit in on drums with his trio. After earning a music degree from Temple University, Nick came to the NYC area and now teaches and performs in a variety of projects ranging from jazz to early rock n' roll, country/folk, pop and R&B. He also frequently travels abroad as sideman and co-leader of the jazz trio, Pericopes+1.


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