The musicians who will be performing for Mardi Gras for a Cause are listed below. Check back to see the locations and times they will be performing.
Performing some of the best Rock, Funk, Punk Jazz and Blues anywhere, the Bendy Effect always leaves their audiences buzzing.
John Bendy (Guitar, Vox)
Mike Bendy (Bass)
Michael Purcell (Keys)
Kenrick A. McBean (Drums)
Catbird is the musical duo Keith Newman (12-string guitar) and Lynn Reno (electric violin & fiddle). They cover a wide array of classic rock artists, from Crosby Stills and Nash to Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, from Beatles to Pink Floyd. Catbird has been performing around the Hudson Valley since last year, including the Bethel Woods Harvest Festival, Robibero Family Vineyards, the Bashakill Winery and Aroma Thyme Bistro.
An accomplished singer/songwriter, Debbie performs throughout the Hudson Valley delighting audiences. She does unique covers of popular Blues and Rock classics, and has an impressive portfolio of original music.
Delaynie is a wonderful performer who does superb covers of Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams and Emmy Lou Harris, just to name a few, delivering these songs in her own unique way.
E’lissa Jones is a prolific singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Hudson Valley area in New York. E’lissa currently tours the area with her band capturing audiences with her lively performances, catchy melodies, and ripping violin solos. She has released 5 CD’s, toured with legends, and is currently working on the release of her new CD. The musical stylings of the E’lissa Jones band ranges from folk to rock to re-invented popular covers. The E’lissa Jones Band has been together for almost 7 years performing in the tristate area. For more information please visit www.elissajones.com.
E’lissa Jones~ Vocals, Violin, Guitar
Mark McNutt~ Guitar
Max Aronov~ Bass
Michael Hickey~ Drums/Vocals
Frank Sorino is a musician who specializes in classic and progressive rock covers. Known for his ability to take on almost any song request, each show is unique and entertaining. Lovingly known as F-Bomb.
Gayle Donnelly created the Mystery Box in late 2013, choosing a small handful of great local musicians to accompany her on her own Eclectic Blend of Colorful Covers and Aura-Genic Originals.
Gayle Donnelly – keyboard, vocal
Matt Gould – guitar
Jimmy Brogan – bass guitar
Gregg Piller – drums, backing vocal
Gene is a local acoustic performer who consistently delights audiences with his renditions of rock classics.
“My girls and wife are #1. Sometimes they think i’m #2. lol I love to perform and write music.”
Jeremy Langdale and the Band have been playing throughout the Hudson Valley with a fine tuned, tried and true selection of classic blues, funk and R&B. Come on down and get a taste of our earth-quakin’, bootie shakin’, baby makin’ no prisoners taken kinda’ groove!
Jeremy “Big Soda” Langdale – Guitar and Vocals
Sammy Jazz Goldstein – Drums
Sam Smith- Bass
Jim has been hosting the Caffe a la Mode Open Mic weekly for the past eleven years.
“I consider my people to be family”
Marty Koppel is a Singer Songwriter who plays pretty much in the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania area. Sometimes in Nashville.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ QUARTET
The New Orleans Jazz Quartet are Cool Cats … Their Hip, Their Hot, and Their music is a language, sometimes intimate, often boisterous, but always layered with experience and life profoundly lived.
Frank Petrocelli – Saxes
Dan Chester – Trombone
Lew Scott – Bass
David Crone – Piano
Orange County, New York’s premier cover band. We play an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary rock, pop, and indie. A sampling of their repertoire includes Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Santana, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Robert Palmer, Fine Young Cannibals, Maroon 5, Cars, Beatles, Traffic, Eagles and John Mayer.
Peter Cotsis performs an eclectic range of pop/rock songs acoustic and electric from the 70s through today along with his own original music.
The Petty Young Dylan Band are a classic rock band, playing the best of 60’s and 70’s rock and roll. All of the musicians are from Warwick and enjoy bringing fun and music to our local area!!
Some of the songs they love to play are: All Along the Watchtower – Dylan, Cinnamon Girl – Young, Honky Tonk Woman – Stones, Rocking in the free world – Young, Stop Draggin my heart around – Petty, What I like about you – Romantics, White Wedding – Billy Idol and Riders on the Storm – Doors.
Steve Vecchiotti is an accomplished singer/guitarist who has been entertaining audiences in the Warwick Valley area for many years with a combination of fingerpicking and flatpicking that are sure to entertain. Steve will be performing a variety of Bluegrass, Americana, Blues and originals.