Local Musician Cody Bondra brings his Lyrically driven style to Klekolo August 22nd.


Cody Bondra is Lyrically driven Local CT. Musician.

This talented Musician wrote his first song Go at the age of 22 (he is 25 now.)

He wrote the lyrics to the song Go with his father.

Bill Benson featured Cody Bondra on his show -This Old Porch.

The show aired on Nutmeg Tv in April 2017.

Check out the episode here.

Cody Bondra will be playing acoustically @

Klekolo World Coffee

August 22nd 7pm

Cody plays solo and with a full Band.

The Cody Bondra Band  featuees

Chris Sailor (Drums, Vocals)
Eddie Gentle (Piano, Organs, Guitar)
Cody Bondra (Bass, Guitars, Vocals)
Tim Buell (Saxophone, Vocals)

The Band is well described in this excerpt from Digital Earbuds

(* looks like a new drummer is in the band – Chris Sailor (Drums, Vocals))

Cody Bondra band  ~

After DT’s rock star introduction, singer songwriter, Cody Bondra, takes center stage with a little less bravado, but doesn’t lack confidence.

He begins, “We started playing under the name The Cody Bondra Band after I had built up a small fan base playing solo acoustic gigs. I never wanted to be a solo artist; I always wanted to be a member of a band. I wanted it to be a family.

Tim Buell, our saxophone player from Avon, Connecticut, and I have known each other since we were learning to walk, but it took us 20 years to play music together. When Timmy’s ‘on’ there’s no one that can match his energy. He’s my ace in the hole and a great friend with the loyalty of a family member.

Eddie Gentle, our keyboardist, is from Dorchester, Massachusetts. He and I have an interesting music connection. We both loved music, would always listen and discuss it, and write lyrics. But we couldn’t play any instruments. So I started learning guitar and he started learning keyboards. Eddie is the band leader in my eyes. He always writes everything out and keeps us tight. He has his little office on the side of the stage, and when he throws in his organ line or his piano runs, it really brings the music together. He’s also an amazing lyricist. I hope to incorporate some ‘Eddie songs’ in our set this summer.

We’ve had a few bass players, so it’s an unfilled position right now. We just use different ones on the road.

Last, but certainly not least, is Jessie Doty on drums. He’s from Burlington, Connecticut and is the definition of someone raised on Rock N’ Roll. I met him when I played with his father, Con, who I consider one of my guitar heroes. Jessie adds the attitude and emotion to our songs, and that’s always been my dream. He can play anything. I get spoiled playing with him, because I can throw anything at him and he’s always ten steps ahead of me. These guys push me to the levels of a musician I want to become.

When I play solo shows, they’re fun, but when I have my boys with me, it becomes a whole other world. We all have different musical influences which make for an interesting sound. Jessie grew up playing every kind of music imaginable. Tim and Eddie love wide open musical rock. I come from a more lyrically driven background.” – Digital Earbuds

I came across another interesting Interview onJourney of a front man

JOAF interview

More Cody Bondra Info

Find the Music on ReverbNation

Catch them live through their Facebook page.

Thank you for reading please come by the show at Klekolo!










Not for the Faint or Lighthearted – Rope


Rope! is gonna rip out some Rock n Roll

Rope _ Natural _ twisted _ strong

Sal Paradise: Vocals, Guitars, Songwriter

Pat Quinn: Drums, Percussion, Back-up Vocals

Dave Hurd: Bass, Back-up Vocals

Playing  a stripped down version

@ Kleklolo World Coffee

August 15th  7pm

ROPE is a New Haven based trio playing original music, classics, underground gems, lowdown blues and folk.

Rope also digs surf-music and lay it out both electric and acoustic.

Rope’s members are all veteran performers having played in such bands as Bill Bakers Satins, SUBDUEDS (New Haven), Christine Ohlman, Hilton Valentine’s Skiffledog (guitarist for The Animals) to name a few.

Sal Paradise, guitars vocals composer/arranger, has been active in the New Haven and CT Music scene since 1978.

Check out this video of Rope performing their song “How Could You” performed on “the BIG show” with Cosmo & Bobo Recorded at CTV Studios, Hamden, CT

Like ROPE on Facebook.

See you at the show

~ yvette


Mid January Klekolo

Our Espresso Machine  Photo By AL Kim 

This Tuesday January 17 we feature  – Jaclyn Jones 7pm – 9pm.

Classical Guitarist & teacher Jackie Jones is coming to share an evening of her beautiful music with us!

Jaclyn earned her Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Hartt School of Music in 2012 with performing arts scholarships and was selected to perform in three 20/20 Honors Chamber Music concerts. She has been a featured solo artist for the NJ Guitar & Mandolin Society and sponsored Labella Strings concert series. Jaclyn studied under Christopher Ladd and Richard Provost and has performed in masterclasses for internationally renowned artists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Odair Assad, Antigoni Goni, Elena Papandreou, Julian Gray, and Jorge Caballero.

For more info her web site is here

I hope you find the time to come see her live with us at Klekolo World Coffee.


Our Artist through the month of January is Jake Urban .

You can find him on Facebook

And on his blog Jake Urban Art

“My medium of choice is photography. I take digital photographs, process them, and then turn them into 1:1 scale negatives in Photoshop. From there I can print them as a variety of modernized historic photographic prints such as kalitypes and cyanotypes. It is an interesting process where modern technology mixes with historic processes and art mixes with chemistry.” Taken from Jake’s bio.

Jake’s work will be on exhib at Klekolo through January come on by and see.

We have a special coffee that just came in. We will be serving it Monday morning  early.

It will not be on tap all day so come in before 9am to taste this.

It will be served  single brewed (pour over) untill its gone.

Colombia – Yellow Bourbon

This is a micro lot from Finca Las Margaritas located in the district of Caicedonia in the Valle de Cauca of Colombia. This bean is a Mutant   of Red “Bourbon” and Amarelo de Boutacuto” typica”.

This limited supply bean serves up a sweet elegant cup delicate in the mouth. Sharing flavors of soft fruits, florals, vanilla and the earthiness of a Colombian coffee.

This is a special batch when it is gone its gone.

I already added us to the list for next year.

Thank you for reading come by Klekolo any time….

Mon – Thursday 6:30 am – 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 6:30 am – 12am (midnight)

Sunday 7am – 7pm


Klekolo January 2017


Its January 2017

Wow time flies!

Klekolo World Coffee celebrated its first New Year with you in 1994.

We serve High Quality, Organic, Fair Trade, Coffee, Tea and local Pastries.

We host a local artist monthly so keep your eye on our walls and I will introduce our Artist for January soon.

Our live music night is Tuesday.

We host Musicians 7pm -9pm.

Featured Musicians for January 3rd & 10th are:

January 3 – Cameron Sutphin

Cameron Sutphin has been touring and settled in Nashville, he is a local Connecticut talent that is going places!

We are thrilled to have him back at Klekolo World Coffee come share this special event with us!
Transcending the genre of folk Americana, Cameron’s music echoes inspiration from singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young – combining simple melodies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of his own.
Learn More about Cameron on his web page.


January 10 – Bruce Gregori


Bruce Gregori is a musical gem in Connecticut.

This local Musician has it going on!

Bruce shares a bit of his soul through his music you can feel the funk and soul influences at his talented performances. Bruce skillfully wakes a part of your soul as his rhythm flows through his guitar. Bruce has played with Billy Arnold, Taj Mahal and many other Musicians. His Mentor Jackie McClean greatly influenced his musical direction.
Read more about Bruce Gregori’s musical work and influences here

More about Bruce on his website

Thank you for reading come by Klekolo any time….

Mon – Thursday 6:30 am – 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 6:30 am – 12am (midnight)

Sunday 7am – 7pm

Tuesday Live Music 7pm October

frankOCTOBER Tuesdays @ Klekolo

1 Two Virgins – https://www.facebook.com/TheCoffeehouseRecordingStudio

15 The Dress Ups – https://www.facebook.com/TheDressUps

22 The not Mikes –

29 Frank Critelli – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Critelli/59852521448