The History of Rock & Soul featuring Pauly and the Goodfellas
The Blue Notes
Dance to the Holidays!
Beginnings The Premier Tribute to Chicago
Rock This Town Orchestra
Theo Peoples-former lead singer of the Temptations (1992-1998) & the Four Tops (1998-2011)
Two Divas and a Piano
A Temptations Revue featuring Barrington Henderson
The Magic of Rob Lake
Another Tequila Sunrise-Eagles Revue
The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
The Cast of Beatlemania
The 70's Project
Elements -Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute
Gloria Estefan Tribute Show
Magic of Motown
Tapestry-The Carol King Show
The Music City Sidemen featuring Tim McDonald
The Ronald Reagans BIG '80s Show
Scarab - A Journey Experience
Hittin the Note
KlymaxxThe R&B all female funk band KLYMAXX is KLYMAXXTIC! Still going strong their music is a staple on the radio and in dance clubs around the world. Belting out hits like, “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting in the Ladies Room” the group’s name is synonymous with classic women’s anthems. Their beautiful ballad, “I Miss You”, was Billboard Magazine’s #3 song of 1986 and still to this day is played when love is in the air. Continuing into the 90’s with the #4 R&B hit, “Good Love” followed their sultry Neo-Soul groove entitled, “Private Party” showed evident that they could flow with the changing music trends. Much of the group’s success can be credited to Cheryl Cooley, Co-founder and original member. She has personally nurtured the group’s unique sound by overseeing the infusion of 80’s funk with a modern swag. Her enthusiasm and vision have transformed KLYMAXX into a leaner meaner entity producing live music that delivers dynamic vocals and uncompromised grooves. These ladies are serious about entertaining their fans and continuing with the KLYMAXX legacy.
The ManhattansTaking their name from the popular mixed drink, The Manhattans began their legendary musical journey. After placing third in a competition at the Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, their undeniable musical star power earned them their first recording contract. Joe Evans, a former Motown musician, who had started Carnival Records eagerly signed The Manhattans. It didn’t take long before their first major hit “I Wanna Be (Your Everything)” broke onto the Pop and R&B charts. And the hits just kept coming. With “Searching For My Baby” and “Follow Your Heart” selling records by the hundreds of thousands, the group was on their way to national recognition. In a mere three years, songs like “Baby I Need You” and “I ‘m The One Love Forgot” firmly established The Manhattans a place in musical history. This earned the group NATRA’s “Most Promising Group” award. After moving to King Records (Deluxe Label), their smooth sound and repeated quality songwriting, soon brought court from Columbia Records, a subsidiary of world renowned CBS. This accomplishment afforded them the power of self-producing and collaboration on their albums. From their inception and throughout their career, with their classic songs “There’s No Me Without You”, Kiss And Say Goodbye” and “Shining Star”, The Manhattans set a new RIAA standards for platinum sales. Numerous awards and a Grammy proved again just how resplendent the group had become to their artistic community and the hearts of their fans. Throughout the decades, with one enduring song after another, this exalted super group continues to leave their mark on the world-touring stage. They perform at numerous charity events and make appearances at lofty high profile festivities such as former President Clinton’s Christmas Gala. The late “Original” founding member Edward “Sonny” Bivins vowed to preserve the integrity of this priceless musical gem. He gathered the vocal styling of Charles Hardy, Harsey Hemphill, Alvin Pazant & Kenneth Jackson, to complete the modern day lineup and seek out new horizons. The group continues to record and perform songs, with melodies and harmonies that few of us will ever forget. This lineup carries forth, the musical tradition of The Manhattans for generations to come.
The History of Rock & Soul featuring Pauly and the Goodfellas"THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL" was born in America’s south; the musical child of gospel, ragtime, and the blues. It was first heard in the cotton fields, plantations and in the small towns and villages on both sides down the mighty Mississippi River. It was new, different, special, and held a beat and a feel that, once heard, could not be denied. It traveled up the Mississippi at a time when Americans were struggling to find their new identity after a depression, a war, and social upheaval that would change the face and sound of not just America, but the entire continent. This new sound transformed the lives of everyone who heard it, black and white, and it struck a musical chord deep in the heart of North American youth, who sang and danced it into the mainstream with a joy and a drive that could not be denied. That music was SOUL! Soul transformed the American musical landscape and it became the sound of a new, youthful generation, bringing with it a fresh, funky sound that made it impossible to deny. With Soul’s arrival, North America saw and heard a new kind of entertainment, with Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, and a galaxy of other Soulful stars that took the continent by storm. That Soulful sound is still with us today, stronger and funkier than ever, and tonight we bring it to you live with all its excitement!
The Blue NotesHarold Melvin and The Blue Notes legacy band member Lloyd Parks, the only surviving member of the original band has given his blessing for The New Blue Notes. The Legacy will live on and prosper in the new era. The American R&B and Soul vocal group that hit the Philadelphia scene by storm in the 1970's is alive and well in the form of The New Blue Notes. Teddy Pendergrass and Harold Melvin's legend lives on through band leader Bernard Fullen, said to vocally resemble Teddy Pendergrass. About Mr. B- Benard Fullen: Hailing from North Kingstown, he started singing at the tender age of 8 years old. He started singing in the church choir. After church services he would sing (doo woops) with people such as: Tiny Tavares, of the Group Tavares, Ben Powers, from the TV show Good Times and Mr. Manny Barros, who was his inspiration and mentor. Jeffrey Osborne and he were stable mates. They both crafted their skills in Manny's mother's basement, later tagged Alice's basement, where many of the youth practiced. There, they learned to sing and dance versions of the hits of Motown. Unlike Tiny Tavares, Ben Powers, and Jeffrey Osborne, who went onto fame. Benard pursued another carrer path in business at the time. It was his dear friend Manny Barros who inspired him to visit the passion and to sing once again again publicly. Music has always been his passion and his first love. It was a pleasure to embrace his friends presence once again. In 2010, he was invited to join the group "The Denny Terrio Dance Party" with the legendary Denny Terrio who was the dancer who taught the actor John Travolta how to dance in the movie Saturday Night Fever. He became one of the lead vocalists for the group, and it felt good to sing a note. One year later, he received a telephone call from Lloyd Parks who is the only surviving original member of the group, "Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes." He was then invited to become the lead vocalist for the legendary "Lloyd Parks and His New Bluenotes." He humbly accepted the offer and still remains the lead vocalist today. He also performs tribute concerts to "Mr. Teddy Pendergrass" upon request.
Dance to the Holidays!Spinning new twists on old holiday favorites, Dance to the Holidays sashays into the spotlight with a sizzling lineup that includes Dancing With the Stars winners Tony Dovolani and Karina Smirnoff; and So You Think You Can Dance finalist Jonathan Platero. Also appearing are Legacy and London’s Strictly Come Dancing star Oksana Dmytrenko and American Idol finalists Rayvon Owen and Adanna Duru. Ollie Marland, who has worked with Gwen Stefani, Cher, Katie Perry, and Tina Turner, provides musical direction and arrangements. Choreographer Jaymz Tuaileva has worked on Dancing With the Stars, Donny and Marie’s Las Vegas Christmas Show, and So You Think You Can Dance.
Beginnings The Premier Tribute to ChicagoMix together a group of extraordinarily talented musicians with a long list of experience in the music field, add in a love and deep respect for the music of the band Chicago and you have Beginnings: The Premier Tribute To Chicago. These veteran musicians have worked with such famous artists as Peter Frampton, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), Blood Sweat & Tears, and have even appeared in the Broadway musical Rock Of Ages. In February of 2016 the band added the crowning touch when it was joined by former Chicago guitarist, Donnie Dacus (Hot Streets & Chicago 13). Donnie was quoted as saying “These guys are so good it’s scary!” Performing without the use of pre-recorded tracks, concert audiences get to experience a vibrant and highenergy live performance of some of the greatest songs from the golden age of Chicago, such as Saturday in the Park, 25 or 6 to 4, Just You ’n’ Me, Hard To Say I’m Sorry, and of course, Beginnings. Beginnings has appeared to rave reviews at such prestigious venues as Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center, Bally’s Atlantic City Resort Casino, Busch Gardens Tampa “Real Music Series”, The M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas, The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun, South Point Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, The Norris Theater in Palos Verdes, CA, The Villages in Florida and the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Raceway to name just a few. The music of 2016 Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago spans more than four decades and includes five #1 albums and 20 top-ten hits. These timeless classics are guaranteed to be enjoyed by music fans of all ages when performed by this talented group of musicians, Beginnings.
Rock This Town OrchestraROCK THIS TOWN ORCHESTRA shows have the entire audience dancing from the very first song with their contagious high energy vibe and their colorful stunning stage props bringing a theatrical visual effect no other acts have these days. In addition to the regular show, the band offers a unique ROCK THIS TOWN ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, Ideal for the Christmas Holiday Season, designed with a similar colorful visual stage concept to entertain audiences while bringing the holiday spirit playing your favorite Christmas songs. The Band is formed by professional world class musicians, Anthony Bambino (Guitar and Lead Vocals), Claudio Galinski (Drums) and Paul Ranieri (Bass) carrying endorsements and support from over 16 major companies in the music industry, fired up by a powerful horn section. This energy packed show has been entertaining audiences throughout the USA and continues to expand their horizons with rave reviews
Theo Peoples-former lead singer of the Temptations (1992-1998) & the Four Tops (1998-2011)Theo Peoples (born Theoplis Peoples, III on January 24, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an African-American R&B/soul singer. The son of a preacher, he performed at local landmarks, like the Al Baker’s and Seventh Inn, pursuing solo success before being discovered by Ron Tyson at the Majestic Hotel in St. Louis. Peoples was chosen to replace Richard Street in the legendary Motown group The Temptations in 1992. His first recordings with the group were released in the box set Emperors of Soul (1994) where he sang lead on "Givin' U The Best," "Elevator Eyes" and "Blueprint For Love." Renowned music producer, Richard Perry, worked with the Temptations to make the album For Lovers Only (1995) and included the song "Night and Day," on which Peoples sang lead vocals. The track was later featured in the film What Women Want (2000). After Ali-Ollie Woodson left the Temptations in 1996 due to his battle with throat cancer, Peoples assumed the role of lead second tenor/baritone for the group. Although he was replaced by Barrington "Bo" Henderson before the album's release, Peoples made significant contributions to the multi-platinum and Grammy Award nominated Phoenix Rising. He wrote and sang "This Is My Promise” and sang lead on the group's #1 hit "Stay.” Six months after parting ways with the Temptations in 1998, Peoples was asked to join the Four Tops, another classic-era Motown act. The group had recently lost original member Lawrence Payton, and the remaining Tops hand-selected Peoples to take his place. When lead singer Levi Stubbs had to cease touring, he handed Peoples the torch, giving him his personal blessing to take over as the Four Tops’ front man. Peoples continued to tour and perform with the Four Tops until he left the group in 2011. As a member of the Tops, Peoples is probably most noted for his performances of "Always and Forever," a track originally released by the funk group Heatwave in 1977. The song was featured in The Four Tops 50th anniversary live special, From the Heart (2004). Earning the singular honor of the only man to be a member of the Temptations and the Four Tops, Peoples has performed for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He has also had the opportunity to perform with Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and perform at the Super Bowl XXXII Halftime show. Peoples has released several solo albums including Down Time (2000), Listen 2 Your Heart (2002) and Chemistry...You and Me (2004).
Michael CavanaughMichael Cavanaugh is the new voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook and a charismatic performer, musician and actor, made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out. His latest album, The Way I Hear It, was released in April 2017, and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart. Handpicked by Billy Joel to star in Movin’ Out, Cavanaugh evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man, and appeared in the show for 3 years and over 1,200 performances, receiving accolade after accolade, culminating in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations. Michael began playing at age 7, when his parents bought their first piano. Encouraged by family and friends, and inspired by his hero Billy Joel, Michael formed his first band at age 10 and began playing local functions, fine-tuning the craft that would become his chosen career. His first full time gig as a musician was an extended engagement in Orlando Florida at a piano bar called Blazing Pianos. In January of 1999, Michael received an offer that would unknowingly change his life, with an opportunity to play Las Vegas at the famed New York, New York Hotel and Casino. It was there that Billy Joel spotted Michael and joined him on stage one fateful night of February 2001. It only took 2 songs before Billy was convinced that he had found his new Piano Man, Michael Cavanaugh. Michael closed up shop at New York, New York and moved to New York City to work alongside Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp, to shape the Broadway Musical that would be called Movin’ Out. With the close of Movin’ Out at the end of 2005, Michael began touring in his own right, creating a show that reinterprets the modern pop/rock songbook. Michael soon became one of the hottest artist’s in the private events market. He continues to perform worldwide for company and charity events as well as sporting events including PGA tour events, the US Open, the Indy 500. It wasn’t long before Symphony Orchestras discovered Michael’s talents and audience appeal. He accepted his first orchestral booking, “Michael Cavanaugh – The Songs of Billy Joel and More” which debuted in April 2008 with the Indianapolis Symphony and continues to tour today. In October 2008, he signed with Warner/ADA to distribute his first CD, In Color. In June 2010, Michael debuted his second symphony show in the Generations of Rock series entitled “Michael Cavanaugh: The Songs of Elton John and More” and then debuted his third symphony show “Singers and Songwriters: the Music of Paul Simon, Neil Diamond and James Taylor,” in 2012. In 2015, He debuted his fourth symphony show: Rockin’ Christmas with the Pops. He continues to tour all four symphony productions along with performing shows with his band in Performing Arts Centers and other public venues.
Two Divas and a PianoA Tribute To ELTON & CHER “Two Divas & A Piano” Gene Sironen and Heidi Thompson are an award-winning husband-and-wife team, performing together for over 25 years in casino lounges, major production shows, cruise ships, symphonies and corporate events. Thompson is best known for her portrayal of CHER, with 18 years as a mainstay in the Las Vegas production of Legends In Concert, as well as, national TV appearances on “The View,” “The Nanny,” and more. Her comedy and wit are second to none. Sironen was a mainstay for 10+ years in the Las Vegas production of “Legends In Concert” with his “Tribute To The Righteous Brothers,” wherein he was named “Best Male Singer in a Las Vegas Production Show.” His impersonation of ELTON JOHN became a highly successful second act, performing with symphony orchestras, on cruise ships, and corporate events. Together, Thompson and Sironen bring a unique energy to the stage with their own brand of comedy, duets, audience participation and more. Experience, professionalism and dedication have given them the longevity to perfect a highly crafted show, garnering laughs, applause and happy audiences wherever they perform. This combination of tribute acts has been highly successful, as both CHER & ELTON have had six decades of hits, starting in the 60’s, and are loved by audiences of almost all ages and demographics. With songs like; Crocodile Rock, Believe, Saturday Night’s Alright, If I Could Turn Back Time, and duets like; Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Rescue Me and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, this show guarantees an exhilarated audience every time.
A Temptations Revue featuring Barrington HendersonWho is Barrington Henderson? Well if you don't recognize the name, you most certainly have heard the voice! With a professional career that spans more than two decades, Barrington Scott Henderson, aka "Bo" is a diverse singer, songwriter and producer who seemed destined for a career in music. Born in Washington, PA and raised in a musical family, his first exposure to music would come from his mother, Joyce, a Jazz vocalist who has performed with jazz greats, including Miles Davis. Joyce came to realize that her son shared her passion for music at age three. By age five, Bo had learned to play several different instruments.
Bo joined Lakeside, a successful R&B group originating out of Dayton, Ohio in 1986 and was featured on several albums, most notably, "Power", and "Party Patrol". Bo also sang lead on Lakeside's hit ballad, "Bulls-eye" and shared lead on their remake of the Beatles' classic, " I Wanna Hold Your Hand". Bo also wrote and arranged vocals on, "I'm Sorry" which was featured on R&B Vocalist, Phil Perry's, album, "One Heart, One Love" (1998).
In 1998, Bo joined The Temptations and enjoyed much success with the famous group for over five years. Bo debuted with The Temptations on the album, "Phoenix Rising" which went double-platinum, for which Bo was featured on lead vocals and music video for the hit song, "How Could He Hurt You?". The Temptations' follow-up album, "Ear-Resistible" garnered a Grammy Award for 'Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album' for which Bo was again featured as lead vocalist on, "Kiss Me Like You Miss Me", "It's All Right to Be Wrong", "A Little Bit Lonely", and shared lead vocals on, "Elevator Eyes", "Proven and True", and "Party". In addition to being lead vocalist on The Temptations' 58th album, "Awesome", Bo's original composition entitled, "My Baby" is also featured. Bo with the Temptations after 2000 Grammy win for Ear-Resistible
The Magic of Rob LakeOne of the world’s most celebrated illusionists, Rob Lake’s mindblowing illusions have dazzled and entertained millions across network television, in Times Square, on the Vegas strip, Atlantic City, and before sold-out audiences in casinos, arenas, and theatres worldwide. His astonishing original illusions are uniquely presented as awe-inspiring storytelling on the grandest scale. Named “The Top Illusionist in the World” by Caesars Entertainment, the world’s largest gaming organization, Rob is internationally renowned for his mesmerizing and award-winning illusion spectacular. In 2008, Rob became the youngest magician in history to receive the holy grail of the magic world — the Merlin Award – as ‘International Stage Magician of the Year.’ This award is magic’s highest honor and the industry equivalent of an Oscar. Rob has also served as magic consultant for network TV series, feature films, and has created illusions for today’s most famous magicians. Rob’s magical effects can be seen in numerous theatrical productions across the globe including the smash hit musicals The Phantom of the Opera, and in over 900 productions of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Over the last few years, Rob has headlined in venues around the world bringing his physics- and sometimes even death-defying illusions to audiences at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, and even the White House.
Another Tequila Sunrise-Eagles RevueANOTHER TEQUILA SUNRISE is America’s top Eagles Tribute band. Originally formed in 2001, this New England based tribute band has performed all over the country. They offer a sophisticated performance encompassing all the best hits from The Eagles, as well as solo material from Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. From soaring ballads to heavy rockers, with sweet vocal harmonies and jangling guitars, they cover it all. Over the years, the band has added unique features to its shows such as playing Eagles albums in their entirety. Originally founded in 2001 as SPREAD EAGLE: A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES, the band was later renamed ANOTHER TEQUILA SUNRISE in 2009. With the formation of ANOTHER TEQUILA SUNRISE, LLC in 2012, the band has emerged with an all-star lineup of musicians and they have been in high demand ever since. The band has continually raised the bar and musicianship with each incarnation, and the current lineup is second to none! With several of the members dating back to the early days, the core of the band remains strong and tighter than ever. The band members are: Rick Steinau as “Randy Meisner – Timothy B. Schmidt” http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001525219341&ref=ts Keith Brindle as “Don Henley” http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1349251801&ref=mf Jeff Griffith as “Glenn Frey” http://www.griflyn.com/artist-jeffgriffith.html Mike Fretwell as “Joe Walsh” http://www.facebook.com/mike.fretwell.5?fref=ts Jeremy Beek as “Don Felder – Stewart Smith” https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.beek.7?fref=ts Jon Audette as “Joe Vitale” Steve Brodi as “Scott Crago”
The Ultimate Michael Jackson ExperienceThe “UMX” Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience Show Starring Joby Rogers The “UMX” show celebrates the music and dancing of the Legendary ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson. This multimedia theatrical experience takes audiences on a musical journey through the life of one the greatest and inspirational entertainers of all time. “UMX-The Ultimate Michael Experience” starring Joby Rogers is very high energy production dedicated to the Music, Dancing and Spirit of the iconic Michael Jackson. Starring Joby Rogers, the only Tribute Artist with the distinguished honor of being personally chosen by Michael Jackson in a signed statement as an “Official Substitute” & the only Tribute Artist to ever appear credited on the Cover of “Rolling Stone Magazine”. The UMX has performed to sold out audiences all over the world for more than a decade including Every State in the USA & World Wide in 13 Countries on 4 Continents. “UMX” is the essential Michael Jackson Tribute Show! The UMX Show can be Presented to accommodate Any size Venue or Event!
The Cast of BeatlemaniaThe Beatles music set the pop rock standard for most of the 1960's. Now, in the 2000's, The "Cast" of Beatlemania recalls the memories of that exciting era when the Fab Four ruled the world of rock 'n' roll.
In the early 1960's, The Beatles not only became a musical force but a sociological entity as well. Their hair, clothes and humor all contributed to their amazing impact.
Probably the most celebrated of rock groups, The Beatles dominated rock music from the early 1960's until they formally disbanded in 1970. Originally inspired by such U.S. performers as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, The Beatles recaptured most of the freshness and excitement of the earliest days of rock 'n' roll.
Even today, The Beatles remain universally popular in a music culture that thrives on look-alike and sound-alike bands. They were and remain unique in time through the artistry and talents of The "Cast" of Beatlemania.
The 70's ProjectPaying tribute to the greatest Billboard hits from one of the most influential and musically diverse eras ever, the 70's PROJECT takes you on a spectacular trip back to the 1970's and the quintessential musical styles that defined an era and inspired a generation. From Peter Frampton to Wild Cherry, from American Pie to That's the Way uh huh uh huh, the 70's PROJECT recreates a truly magical musical experience that will have you signing, dancing, and longing for your bell bottoms and lava lamps once again!
Elements -Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute
Elements have created the ultimate stage show by an incredible 12 piece group comprised of some of the northeast's finest musicians playing today.
Elements performs a breathtaking show laced with all of the classic hits such as September, Can't Hide Love, Boogie Wonderland, Fantasy and more...
You will be captivated by this one of a kind production of timeless classics as Elements performs hit after hit to perfection. This stage production also has a wonderful multi media program that is a show within itself.
Gloria Estefan Tribute ShowFrom a small hallway behind a door marked #7 emerges congas,timbales and bongos with rhythms that invade the soul and make your body shake like a quarter mile dragster….Nikki Torres and Bill Ciaramelli are the culprits. The power duo of singer and drummer/musical director are tightening up their last est project consisting of some of the most highly regarded musician in New York.
Gloria’s Sound Machine are paying tribute to Ms Gloria Estefan and her long time collaborates and husband Emilio. Like this renowned couple, This husband and wife team Nikki and Bill were introduced through the business and music that they love. With hours of rehearsal and miles of touring and venues from New York to California, it was meant to be. As they joined their passion and their lives, they combined their many years experience to develop an extraordinary musical homage to the song stress ,the people and the 7 Grammy award winning music that keeps us all wanting more.
Fronted by Ms Nikki Torres she has sang backround and toured all over the world with many major artists. Covering some of her Latin hits such as Oye Mi Canto to her #1 ballad Anything For You, this show is a Must see..With an anxious group of talented musicians ,they are ready to play and ready to bring a new level of excitement to any stage, any arena, any audience that does not just want to sit but wants to stand and sing and get involved. Join us ! Get involved ! “GET ON YOUR FEET”.
Magic of MotownBringing the unforgettable songs of Motown back to your venue is "The Magic of Motown". This dynamic and driving tribute spans more than a decade of Motown classics -- every one of the songs performed are among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history.
The show features four of the best male vocalists performing Motown music in the US today and one female singer to accommodate the great female vocalists of that era.
The show features the great harmonies and choreographed dance steps of the Motown era and features a 6 piece back-up band that is a show in itself. The musicianship is second to none and many of the players have backed up or opened up for many of the original Motown artists.
David PowersDavid Powers is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his guitar virtuosity, on stage charisma and as an artist who can do it all. A seasoned performer, he takes inspiration from a variety of musical genres and flawlessly blends them into his own unique, unforgettable acoustic renditions.
At an early age, David began playing guitar and drums and honed his skills playing local clubs throughout the tri-state area. In the 1980’s his original rock band, Rock Alley, opened for and performed with over 100 nationally touring acts including: David Lee Roth, Dokken, Ratt, Twisted Sister and Winger. In 1988, David founded Starr Ridge Studios and successfully built one of the top audio and video production studios in New York. Working with over 3000 artists, under David’s guidance, Starr Ridge Studios has been nominated for 3 Grammy’s and 1 RIAA Award. In addition, since 2000, David has owned Mindride Enterprises, home to Mindride Music and Mindride Records.
As an artist David has released two highly acclaimed solo albums. His debut Album, POWER OF ONE (2006), features David not only engineering and producing the album, but singing and playing every instrument on the record which resulted in two songs charting in the Top 20 of Sound Clicks Rock Chart. LOUDER, released in 2009 includes a full band, infectious melodies and David’s legendary guitar playing.
Additionally, in 2006 David was a top three finalist, out of 2800 entrants, in Guitar Player Magazine’s GUITAR HERO competition. Since 2010 David has focused on the pursuit of a solo career, primarily as an acoustic artist as well as fronting the highly applauded acoustic trio Miss Leading The Blind. He also regularly performs for Operation Smile and the Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities events in New York. David’s endorsements have included Michael Kelly Guitars, Buddha Amplifiers, D’Addario and Fender.
The Music City Sidemen featuring Tim McDonaldYamaha endorsed, Ranch King Records Recording Artist Tim McDonald is a multi-talented, versatile pianist and singer/songwriter whose talent has earned him the reputation as being one of the best in country music today.
Tim grew up in Paducah, KY where at the age of 5 he began studying classical piano. He received a scholarship to Montreat Anderson, studying music theory and expanding his musical repertoire into jazz, funk and alternative. Enlisting in the U.S. Army, he joined the Army Band and attended and taught at the esteemed Armed Forces School of Music.
Tim, who now resides in Nashville, has been called the Brad Paisley of country piano and is a highly sought after session artist and has toured with some of the biggest artists in the music business including Olivia Newton-John, Blake Shelton, Hank Williams Jr, Pam Tillis, Mark Chesnutt, Josh Gracin and guitar legend Johnny Hiland. He has performed at some of the most prestigious stages around the world including The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and The Sydney Opera House. Tim also appeared on Seasons 2 through 5 of the hit TV show “Nashville” as a member of the Luke Wheeler Band As a solo artist, Tim has written and produced five country and four jazz albums. His current single “DAD”, off his latest album Life Worth Livin’, has been featured on numerous Top 20 Country Song Lists on radio stations across the country.
“There are two types of maverick artists: the ones who adopt different styles as a way of switching costumes, and the ones who take a variety of musical concepts and subvert them wholly to their own ideas, and their own identities. Tim McDonald is clearly the latter. Tim's a musician, his voice an instrument in which he romanticizes fans of every genre he touches. No matter what musical genre you are craving Tim McDonald is neither an outlaw, nor a good ol' boy, nor a bro, nor a balladeer; he's a musical powerhouse with his own twist on classic country, pop, jazz, and dozens of other genres.” - O. Hernandez and C. Williams, FHR World Entertainment Network
The Ronald Reagans BIG '80s ShowThe Ronald Reagans BIG '80s Show is a 1980's tribute band based out of New York City. This fully-costumed act performs a family friendly, high energy show fit for all ages.
The band has performed for the U.S. Congress, shared the stage with Jimmy Buffett, rocked with celebrity chefs Guy Fieri and Andrew Zimmern at the NYC Wine & Food Festival and has played from Boston to The Bahamas.
Scarab - A Journey ExperienceThe Journey Experience”, is the closest re-creation you will see to THE supergroup of the 70’s and 80’s. An absolutely dynamic stage show with four part harmonies live that other bands could only dream of doing. The Internationally touring tribute act performs a 2+ hr concert with all the sights, sounds and of course songs that made Journey famous the World over. Come see “SCARAB..” and “Experience” what Hundreds of Thousands of fans all over the Country are raving about.
Project PresleyChance is a multi award winning "Elvis Presley Tribute Artist" with more than 25 years in the "Elvis Entertainer Business". Chance has been a part of the Elvis Presley phenomenon since the late 1980s, when he was first discovered in Southern California by none other than Bill Medley of the 1960s 'blue eyed' soulful musical super duo, "The Righteous Brothers". Chance is also alumni of the award winning Las Vegas celebrity look-alike production shows, LEGENDS IN CONCERT & AMERICAN SUPERSTARS (1990 to 2000), and most notably, from 2000 to 2012, over 7,000 performances with Casino Arizona's SHOWSTOPPERS LIVE, in beautiful Scottsdale Arizona. That's two shows a day, 6 days a week, for nearly 12 years!!! Today, Chance continues to tour both nationally and internationally with his "Salute to Elvis" tribute show… Chance is more than your everyday Elvis Tribute Artist. He's an accomplished actor, recreating a legendary character... As seen on stages across America, Europe and Asia. Chance has also been seen in movies and television, including but not limited to: MTV, VH-1, HARD CORY, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ABC/CBS/NBC NATIONAL NEWS and multiple other international and regional 'talk shows'. MOVIES: Death Becomes Her, Honeymoon In Vegas, Psycho Sushi. MUSIC VIDEOS: Cheryl Crow's "Leaving Las Vegas" and Go West's "King of Wishful Thinking" (Featured in the movie 'Pretty Woman'). Chance's secret is believing it's not so much the voice that is most important, but it's knowing how to become the man himself on that stage! It's basically the attitude of Elvis Presley... Shy but confident... Knowing exactly what he's doing! Chance isn't Rich Little or Jimmy Fallon doing a 'spin' on Elvis Presley. He's Chance Tinder, the actor, recreating a character... Much like actor Joaquin Phoenix portraying 'Johnny Cash', entertainer/actor 'Jamie Foxx' as the great 'Ray Charles', or Val Kilmer as 'Jim Morrison'. Chance doesn't simply imitate or sing the songs, he acts the way Elvis did, moves the way Elvis did, and adds the slender nuances of expression that only an actor will add after invested hours in studying for his role. What Chance does as an actor portraying Elvis is very similar to what Val Kilmer did in "The Doors." Kilmer, Julliard-trained actor, sang Jim Morrison's songs so well that even the surviving band members couldn't tell the difference... And the same has been said of Chance! Through all of Chance's experiences in show business, none has given him more gratification and fulfillment than paying tribute to his childhood hero, the legendary "KING OF ROCK & ROLL", Elvis Presley!
Hittin the NoteHittin’ The Note- a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band is a powerful 8 piece group that faithfully recreates the music of one of the finest bands of all time. Since its founding in 2016, northeast-based Hittin’ The Note has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic ABB sound around and throughout the Northeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ‘60s and ‘70s come alive again. If the band has learned anything from performing these songs, it is the realization that even though The Allman Brothers Band has shut down, their music maintains the same power over people just as it did 45 years ago. It is a phenomenon Hittin’ The Note gladly verifies every time they hit the stage. Hittin’ The Note recalls that unique period in American rock, when psychedelia ebbed and The ABB informed us what jazz, rock, country and blues could sound like. Comprised of musicians with decades of performance experience, the members of Hittin’ The Note bring their shared love of The Allman Brothers Band to life when it comes time for Hittin' The Note.