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Posted By Mr. Hand on December 29th, 2015

“Closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…” Well friends, it has come time for us to turn out the lights. It has been an extraordinary 20 year run for this band. We are so thankful for the opportunities to perform at some incredible events and meet so many great people along [...]


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Show Report: The Phoenix Room

Posted By Mr. Hand on April 20th, 2010

Sometimes the last-minute, unexpected shows turn out to be the most memorable and fun. And that was the case at The Phoenix Room this last Saturday night.

As you may or may not know we had a show originally booked in Omaha that fell through, but thankfully our good friend Blake from The Phoenix Room invited us to play at his place in Norfolk. We were a little nervous about what kind of turnout we would get without being able to do much promotion, but we had a great group of die-hards show up and make the night a lot of fun!

Once again we played several of our new original songs – “The Color Blue,” “New Fix,” “On Your Own,” “Second Start,” and “20 More Ways.” We hit the studio in just under 2 weeks, so you can expect to hear these songs more and more at upcoming shows and throughout the summer shows as well!

Now on to the photos from The Phoenix Room…

Phoneix Room – last minute show added!

Posted By Bret on April 15th, 2010

Just confirmed today we’ll be playing at the Phoenix Room in Norfolk this Saturday night!

We’ve been riding the scheduling roller coaster with some recent schedule changes. As you may know we had to cancel our previously scheduled show for this Saturday at Kennedy’s Bar & Grille in Omaha. We’ll be back in Omaha in May and have some other things lined up for the summer and into the fall at the Arena Sports Bar & Grill and Two Fine Irishmen. And we’re working on getting things lined up for future dates at Kennedy’s as well.

Much thanks to Blake at the Phoenix Room for making Saturday’s show happen!

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Schedule change!

Posted By Mr. Hand on April 9th, 2010

We had a last minute schedule change to let you know about. We will now be playing at Mt. Marty College in Yankton, SD on April 24th.

Previously we were scheduled at The Depot in Norfolk for April 23rd & 24th.  We will still be at The Depot for one night on the 23rd. Sorry for any confusion!

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Show Report: Rhonda’s Speakeasy

Posted By Mr. Hand on April 8th, 2010

A return visit to Rhonda’s Speakeasy was in order. It had been a couple months, but playing there never felt so good. We were able to debut a few more original songs including “The Color Blue,” “Someone New,” “Second Start,” and ” New Fix.” We’re eager to get these new songs recorded but it was great being able to share them with our Sioux City friends.

All in all it was a very good weekend, we really appreciate everyone that made it out to party with us. We can’t wait to do it again! In fact, we won’t have to wait too long as we’ll be back at Rhonda’s on May 14th & 15th. Mark your calendars now!

Show Report: Jo Jo’s

Posted By Mr. Hand on March 30th, 2010

So this past Saturday Pierce was celebrating their annual Alumni weekend and a friend of ours was having a going away party. Add those things together and what do you get? A wild night that had Jo Jo’s busting at the seams!

The funny thing is that this is not unusual at Jo Jo’s! They always seem to be the site for some great parties. We were glad we could be there and add to the good times.

On a side note, we debuted another new original Mr. Hand song called “On Your Own.” We have studio time booked for the end of April so we continue to prepare for that by playing these new songs for you. We’ll be debuting several more new songs over the course of April, so we hope you get the chance to make it out to an upcoming show and hear the new songs!

Show Report: St. Pat’s

Posted By Mr. Hand on March 22nd, 2010

What a weekend! After 4 years we made a return to Dougherty’s Pub to rock the O’Neill St. Patrick’s weekend celebration. And what a crazy 3 nights it was!

O’Neill is the Irish capital of Nebraska, in case you didn’t know, and if you’ve ever attended their celebration it’s obvious why they hold that title. They simply throw a St. Pat’s party that can’t be matched. The fact that revelers will travel to O’Neill from all over Nebraska (and beyond), is proof.

This was our 7th or 8th St. Pat’s (depending on which band member you ask) and it was equally as memorable as the others. Great crowds and our first attempt at live webcasting a show made it a very interesting time for us. If you didn’t happen to catch any of our video streams from the weekend, you can view the archived videos.

We’re planning to do more live webcasts as we refine our process and also deal with different venue capabilities. But we’ll be sure to give you a “heads up” when we plan to do it again. Now on to the pictures…enjoy!

Streaming live from St. Pats

Posted By Mr. Hand on March 20th, 2010

Last night we successfully streamed our show from Dougherty’s Pub in O’Neill, NE. And we’re gonna do it again tonight!

We play a short set starting at 5pm, followed by our full set starting at 9pm. Saturday night is usually the craziest night of the St. Pats celebration weekend in O’Neill. We can’t wait!

To view the show, go to the TV page on our site which will be the home for this and any future live streaming events.

Show Report: The Phoenix Room

Posted By Mr. Hand on March 10th, 2010

This past Saturday was a great night at the Pheonix Room in Norfolk, NE. Awesome crowd, ice cold drinks and just a really good time. We were able to debut a new song too, which for now is titled “20 More Ways.”

We’re going to continue to play that new song and start adding a few others to our setlist at upcoming shows. Please let us know what you think of the new songs, we love to hear your feedback!

Thanks to everyone that made it to the Phoenix Room this weekend! It was good to see you all and we hope you had as much fun as we did! We have this weekend off but next weekend we’ll be in O’Neill, NE for their big St. Patrick’s celebration. Hopefully we’ll see some of you there!

Mr. Hand added to Summerfest

Posted By Mr. Hand on March 5th, 2010

We received word this week that we’ve been selected as the openers for Summerfest at Divot’s in Norfolk, NE on June 26th! Some of you may remember that we played at this show last year as well opening for Ivory Star, Eddie Money and Heart. This year is another great lineup with Night Ranger, Loverboy and Rick Springfield! The Rude Band will close the show. It’s gonna be a concert that you won’t want to miss!

We’re going to be playing 1 longer set to start the day off, then we’ll return to the stage after Night Ranger’s set to do a short set before Loverboy.

Tickets are on sale online or by phone at 1-888-355-0553. You can also visit Norfolk Lodge and Suites or Lou’s Thrifty Way in Norfolk to purchase tickets.

The band schedule looks like this:
Mr. Hand – 3 pm (Jagermeister Stage)
Night Ranger – 5 pm (Summerfest Stage)
Mr. Hand – 6 pm (Jagermeister Stage
Loverboy – 6:30 pm (Summerfest Stage)
Rick Springfield – 8 pm (Summerfest Stage)
The Rude Band – 10 pm (Jagermeister Stage)

Here’s a video from last year’s Summerfest:
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Show Report: Kennedy’s Irish Pub

Posted By Mr. Hand on March 2nd, 2010

Kennedy’s was the scene of the latest Mr. Hand Rocktopia! It had only been about a month since our last stop there, but it was good to be back. There was a great turnout that included many friends, so you know we had a great time!

We must thank all those friends who came out! Some even drove as far as Sioux City!

We’ll be eagerly awaiting the return trip to Kennedy’s which will be on April 17th. See you then!