The musicians who will be performing for Mardi Gras for a Cause are listed below.
ACOUSTIC NAILED SHUTT
Jams, Grooves, Assorted Rhythms and some good old Grateful Dead and classic rock with acoustic sets of Americana music!
Ken Flood – Guitars and Vocals
Bryan Armistead-Guitar and vocals
Rich (Dog) Walter-Mandolin and vocals
Colleen O’Brien is one of the hosts for the 2018 Mardi Gras for a Cause Young Performers Open Mic. She is a dual enrolled senior at Warwick Valley High School and SUNY Orange. She will be studying Music Business at The Bandier Program at Syracuse University next year. Her dream and passion is to work with recording artists in the Music Industry. She is excited to help raise money for Back Pack Snack Attack Mardi Gras again this year. Colleen is currently working on producing a concert to unite student musicians from all over Orange County as part of her Senior Project at Warwick. Colleen hopes to continue producing, working and volunteering on musical projects and concerts. Other interests include coaching youth soccer and volunteering for the Ambulance Corps.
DAVID CRONE AND the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ QUARTET
David Crone and 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
Rick McCurdy – Bass
David Crone – Piano
FRANK “F BOMB” SORINO AND THE BOMB SQUAD
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.
Frank Sorino – Guitar and Vocals
Mike “A’Bomin’able” Adamo – Bass
Big Don Doughty – Percussion
Gene is one of the hosts for the 2018 Mardi Gras for a Cause Young Performers Open Mic. He 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.”
An acoustic duo, covering a collection of songs from the classics to the contemporary, Hidden Rivers consists of guitarist/vocalist Michael Hickey and vocalist Christy Hickey. The two met performing at various open mics, where they discovered their uncanny ability to harmonize with one another, mesmerizing audiences with their compelling sounds. They have been performing together ever since.
JEREMY LANGDALE BAND
Jeremy Langdale has 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 his earth-quakin’, bootie shakin’, baby makin’ no prisoners taken kinda’ groove!
Rubin Austin – Bass
Michael Purcell – Keys
Samuel Jazz Goldstien – Percussion
Andrew Garrison – Sax
Jeremy Langdale – Guitar and Vocals
Jim is one of the hosts for the 2018 Mardi Gras for a Cause Young Performers Open Mic. He has been hosting the Caffe a la Mode Open Mic weekly for the past twelve years.
“I consider my people to be family”
Keith Newman has been playing the Catskills rock circuit since his teenage years, as part of various bands and in collaboration with other local musicians. As a solo vocalist who accompanies himself on six and twelve string guitar and harmonica, he continues to play a wide variety of acoustic music. His repertoire includes covers by artists including the Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Simon & Garfunkel, Jackson Brown, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd, Jim Croce and many more. For booking call (845) 434-5864.
Two originals songs:
Orange County, New York’s premier cover band! We play an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary rock, pop, and indie!
Guy Callari – guitar and vocals
Mark Damia – keyboards and vocals
Dana Drevitson – drums and vocals
Gary Grzybek – bass
Rick Oberson – Vocals
Pat started playing drums when he was 9 years old and has been playing for 45 years. He played with several bands between 1972 and 1976, playing rock, country/southern rock, and jazz, with a preference for Zepplin, Hendrix and many others from the 60’s. After college, Pat played in a few country-based bands and then took 25 years off to focus on his family. Over the past six years, he created bands with people from his company to play at work gigs. Pat has been playing drums in local Warwick bands, Full Circle with Bobby Messano, The Steve DiVenuta Band, and now Some Guys and a Broad.
Paul’s work has spanned the globe including six Broadway shows, off-Broadway, international performances, recordings, commercials and a command performance at the White House.
PETTY YOUNG DYLAN BAND
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.
Gloria Esch (Glo-Diva) – vocals and tambourine
Michael O’Brien – guitar and “vocals”
Tony Martini (Dr. Martini!) – guitar and harmonica
Paul Romano – bass and vocals
Peter Ladka – drums
Performing for the First Time for Mardi Gras for a Cause Ron will entertain you with a Powerhouse Pop Master Solo Performance you will not believe!!
Let the Good Times Roll!!
The Twenty/20 Band will put a smile on your face, a hop in your dance step, and an excitement to your evening or afternoon. A musical variety to please all!
Jack Higgins – electric guitar, slide guitar, lead vocal
Pattie Gordon – acoustic guitar, lead vocal
Ken Conklin – Percussion
WRAYBAND & FREINDS
This High-energy rock ‘n’ roll band plays classics to current hits, and originals too! Lots of vocal harmonies and wailing guitar solos!