The musicians who will be performing for Mardi Gras for a Cause are listed below.
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
Tom Gagliardi – Percussion
Joe Gryzcho – Bass
Blue Sky is a hard rocking blues and classic rock cover band playing all over the Hudson Valley NY and Northern NJ. Blue Sky has been playing your favorites by The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more since 2008!
J.P. Conques – vocals and guitar
Paul Guglielmo – guitar
Donna Cardillo – keyboards
Bob Antes – bass
Geoff Seville – drums
Lead guitar/vocals PLAYIN’ WITH FIRE BAND. Lead guitar/vocals Wrayband. Session guitarist Record Plant East and various Recording Studios.
George Harrison would have been 75 in 2018. This special performance will be a tribute to his music and life. Several of The Dark Horses, a powerhouse line-up of Orange County musicians, bring to life Harrison’s musical legacy from his Cavern Club days with the Beatles through his solo career, including collaborations with Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, and The Traveling Wilburys.
Paul Binotto – Bass Guitar and Vocals
Mike Hickey – Drums and Vocals
Melissa Pinglora Mahony – Chanteuse and Vocals
Gloria Esch – Vocals
Michael O’Brien – Guitar and Vocals
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
Village Billiards: 11/23/2015
Photographer: Greg Rhein
Active in the New York Tri-State Area, playing Old School Hip-Hop, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Top 40 & more.
Eve Starr, “Vixen of the Kitchen”, nigh-life luminary, bon-vivant, and trouble-maker, has been stirring the pot of NYC nightlife fabulousness for many years. This southern born debutramp rapidly established herself as a fresh and sparkling jewel in the blinding tiara of NYC drag.
E’lissa Jones is is one of the hosts for the Mardi Gras for a Cause Young Performers Open Mic. She is a beautiful singer, prolific songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist. She is an exceptionally talented artist with a wide range that includes a dark and melancholy voice with a velvety quality. Her songs embrace audiences with her powerful melodies and expressive lyrics. Influential styling ranges from folk music, rock, in her catalogue of over 250 original songs.
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 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.”
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
Samuel Jazz Goldstien – Percussion
Jeremy Langdale – Guitar and Vocals
Gary Rixner – Trombone
Jim is one of the hosts for the 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”
Joshua Tree is an Acoustic Roots/Americana/Folk Trio. This high-energy group delights audiences regularly at venues throughout the Warwick and Hudson Valley.
Deborah Anne Fisher – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Ukelele
Stephen Vecchiotti – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Mandolin
Al Muller – Percussion
THE MARDI GRAS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
The Mardi Gras Jazz Ensemble debut performance on Fat Tuesday will weave the sounds of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that uplifts and warms the soul and spirit for this special occasion.
Jeff Ciampa – baritone guitar
Tomas Martin Lopez – percussion
Steve Rubin – drums
Rick Savage – trumpet & flugelhorn
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.
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
Tom Ciriello – 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!!
Stereo Mikes is an acoustic duo performing in and around the Orange County and New York’s Hudson Valley. Members Michael Gailie from the rock band Tangent and Michael Holmes, accomplished original recording artist and former founding member of Groovy Tuesday have great renditions of folk, funk, soul, rock & alternative eclectic mixes.
STEVEN WING & BRIAN GENS
Two fantastic voices so obviously meant as a duo, the art takes on a new dimension.
A 9-piece band from Warwick, Uncle Shoehorn’s Funky Dance Party takes audiences on a unique journey through America’s musical heritage including selections and styles from all notable US regions. With a heavy emphasis on New Orleans funk selections from the Funky Meters, Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Galactic and Allen Toussaint to blues music including Delta-style blues from Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters and Chicago blues from the likes of Butterfield Blues Band, Son Seals, Magic Sam, Little Milton and many more. Uncle Shoehorn explores selections from across the wide spectrum of American musical styles including Blues, Funk, Soul, R&B, Rock & Roll, Folk, Classic Country, and even a taste of Bluegrass.
Tony Vee – Lead Singer and Guitar
Todd Lapenna – Guitar and Vocals
Max Aronov – Bass Guitar
Warren “Skunk” Congdon – Drums and Vocals
Rick Savage – Trumpet
Barton Schindler – Tenor Sax
Eric “the Nooch” Iannucci – Trombone
Not at this coming performance:
Joe Biglin – Keys and Vocals
Mike Staples – Percussion