Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue
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).
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).
"(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.
"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."
"This was a most memorable night of music provided by the quintessential Jersey Shore band. As a music fan you couldnt 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 wont soon be forgotten!"
"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."
"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