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Phone: 732-842-9000
99 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

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Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue

THE JERSEY SHORE ROCK-N-SOUL REVUE

The Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue is an ongoing project of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ to pay tribute to the great artists of the rock and roll era and the body of work they produced. Founded by Music Director Bob Bandiera and Numa Saisselin, CEO of the Count Basie Theatre, the band is an all-star ensemble of the Jersey Shore’s finest musicians. Each concert pays tribute to the body of work created by a single artist or a genre created by a group of artists. The Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue is a concert presentation in which the material at hand is performed, arranged, rearranged and interpreted.

The Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue debuted in February 2005 with “A Tribute to Roy Orbison,” and since then has created shows including “A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel and the Everly Brothers” (August 2005), “The Wall of Sound: A Tribute to the Music of Phil Spector” (November 2006), “The British Invasion” (February 2007), “The Motown Sound” (May 2007), “Layla and Other Assorted Eric Clapton Songs” (August 2007), “California Dreaming” (November 2008) and “Bands of Brothers” (February 2009), and “Music of the American Graffiti Era” (October 2011).


ABOUT THE MUSIC DIRECTOR: BOB BANDIERA
 
The Music Director of the Rock-N-Soul Revue is singer, songwriter and guitar player Bob Bandiera, who has been called, “The Jersey Shore’s best kept secret in rock and roll,” by Chorus and Verse. Before starting his own band, he played with the Shore bands Holme, and then Cats on a Smooth Surface who played a legendary series of Sunday night shows at the Stone Pony in the summer of 1982 and was frequently joined on stage by Bruce Springsteen. Since 1986 he has been a member of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. He joined Jon Bon Jovi for the tour supporting his 1997 solo project, Destination Anywhere, appeared on the benefit recording A Very Special Christmas Vol. 4 in 1999, and served as Musical Director for A Very Special Christmas Vol. 5 in 2000. He was Music Director for events at The White House, and most recently joined the full Bon Jovi band for their wildly successful Have A Nice Day and Lost Highway tours. He has also played with Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Bob has also been the Music Director for The Hope Concerts at the Count Basie Theatre, which have raised over $1 million for local charities. His three solo releases are Bandiera, Dog Loves You, and Is My Father There? Bob’s web site is www.bobbandiera.com.

ROCKNSOUL REVUE
 
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

The Jersey Shore has always been home to a rich community of musicians and performers. The musicians of the Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue are among the very best singers, musicians and performers working today.

The band lineup varies from show to show according to the material, and the singers and musicians who have played past shows include: Ray Andersen (vocals, guitar, percussion), Joe Bellia (drums, percussion), John Berry (trumpet), Lisa Bouchelle (vocals), Everett Bradley (percussion, vocals), Bob Burger (guitar, vocals), Jim Celestino (guitar, vocals), Ricky Collins (vocals), Doug DeHays (saxophone), Josh Dion (drums), Jerry Gaskill (drums), Layonne Holmes (vocals), Kevin Kavanaugh (keyboards, vocals), Tommy LaBella (saxophone), Jose Loo (vocals), Lisa Lowell (vocals), Bobby Lynch (keyboards), Graham Maby (bass), Mike Mahoney (drums), Mike Mancini (piano), Ed Manion (baritone sax), Hugh McDonald (bass), Maureen McCrink (vocals), Tommy Meares (trombone), Billy Morris (guitar), Neal Pawley (bass, trombone), Ken “Mr. Popeye” Pentifallo (percussion), Steve “Muddy Shews” Schewchuk (bass), Mick Seeley (keyboards, vocals), Joey Stann (sax), Lance Stark (drums) and Tony Tino (bass).

 

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE JERSEY SHORE ROCK-N-SOUL REVUE

"(Music Director) Bobby Bandiera has spent years plying his craft in venues along the Jersey Shore, but his Friday night concert at the Count Basie Theatre most surely was his finest hour.”

--Asbury Park Press
 

"Audience members responded with a standing ovation. The versatile band proved adept at slow-building melodrama but also showed it could pull off lean-and-mean rockabilly. All the musicians are competent in their lead vocal slots, and the show became magical when Bandiera was singing. When it comes to evoking Orbison's spirit, you really have to hear Bandiera to believe him."

--Newark Star Ledger
 

"This was a most memorable night of music provided by the quintessential Jersey Shore band. As a music fan you couldn’t ask for anything more. The Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue gave the sold out crowd their all! This was a tremendous night of music that won’t soon be forgotten!"

--The Two River Times
 

"The show proved to be a fitting tribute to the songwriter that had inspired so many musicians, not only those on the stage Friday night, but all over the world."

--Upstage Magazine
 

"The event felt…like an invitation to a high-school party with all the popular kids hosted by the coolest cat in town."

--Chorus & Verse
For more information about the Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue, contact the Count Basie Theatre office at (732) 224-8778 x105.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Numa C. Saisselin at Count Basie Theatre
(732) 224-8778 x105
info@countbasietheatre.org

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