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Drummer Rich Scannella has played with Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga among others.
After touring the USA, Japan, South America, Europe, and Canada he has returned to leading his own group playing everything from pop and rock to blues and funk.
His band features Tony Magistro on guitar and vocals, and Bob Luciani on bass and vocals. Together they bring an amazingly fun and high energy show that has been a favorite of fans in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.
Dibbs Preston , a founding member and lead guitarist for Levi and the Rockats then lead singer with the Rockats has performed on U.S. and international tours including the far east and Europe.
He also has appeared on such well known prime time nationwide T.V. shows such as the Midnight special ,American bandstand and the Merv Griffin show to name a few.
He is now with his great new band Dibbs Preston and the Detonators.
They've played all over the country opening for The Brian Setzer orchestra in '07 and '09. as well as sold out club dates proving themselves to be a great live act.
With a choice blend of rockabilly,classic country and out and out rockers, Dibbs and the Dets' explosive style keeps the fans drinkin'N'dancin.
A Tribute to the music of Steely Dan
Glenn Marrazzo - Band Leader, Bass Matt Sevier - Vocals Peg Talbott-Lane - Vocals Teresa Dansbury - Vocals Jeff Miller - Drums & Vocals Jon Mernyk - Guitar Tony Winkler - Guitar Dan Smedile - Keyboards Nancy Kribbs - Trombone Rich Robinson - Sax David Laich - Trumpet
Richard Bush, former lead singer for the A's has recently released his second CD with his new band The Peace Creeps called "Time Machine."
Recorded at Richard's home studio in Bensalem, Pa., the 12-song CD was co-written by AJay McLaughlin, a Frankford High School friend and poet who has been Richard's writing partner since the early 90s.
The A's had success in the late 70s/early 80s with two albums on Arista Records and the hit song "A Woman's got the Power."
After the break-up of that iconic Philadelphia band, Bush formed a couple of bands but ended up taking 11 years off from the music business before coming back with The Peace Creeps.
"I love the chemistry of this band. I've never been happier with a band in my life," Richard mused recently.
The second album features the current line-up of Bush on vocals, Johnny Marchiano (Iota, Kenn Kweder, etc) on guitar, Roy Fisher on bass, and Jeff Pancoast on drums.
Former A's member, Rocco Notte adds keyboards on the new CD but is not in the performing band.
The new CD is getting regular airplay on several area radio stations including 88.5 FM WXPN where The Peace Creeps also appeared at a free at noon concert recently. It is available to buy on iTunes or at live shows.
Philadelphia rocker Greg Sover looks forward to returning to Puck on Saturday, July 9th, opening for The Peace Creeps.
This performance will be a rare acoustic show with bassist Garry Lee. The duo will perform songs from Sover's newly released debut album SONGS OF A RENEGADE as well as some surprises.
It has been a long time coming for the singer, songwriter and stellar guitarist who became fascinated with the guitar at age 13. His father taught him the French song "La Maladie d'Amour" and Sover took it from there, teaching himself guitar, songwriting and finally singing.
Sover says his music doesn't fit into one particular genre. It includes elements of "blues and rock with a dash of everything else," he says. He has been influenced by artists in multiple genres including Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dwight Yoakam, Jay-Z, Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy and others) and Jimi Hendrix.
Sover chose the album title SONGS OF A RENEGADE because "I believe a renegade is somebody who is faced with obstacles and still overcomes them... in a positive way." Songwriting has been an outlet for him to express his struggles and passions and he believes that his songs resonate with his fans.
Sover first gave notice that he is on track to be the next big thing out of Philly when he won the 2015 Hard Rock Rising competition at Philadelphia's Hard Rock Cafe. His development is due in large part to his band, which is comprised of three Philly veterans with extensive resumes – bassist and album co-producer Garry Lee, guitarist Allen James and drummer Tom Walling. The three are best known as Deb Callahan's solid backing band and their cohesiveness as a unit enabled Sover to develop as an artist and take his music to the next level.
"I needed pro-level musicians," said Sover. "They definitely added the Philly touch that I wanted. I definitely learned control more than anything. I used to play with no dimensions, no dynamics. It was always straight up, straight loud guitar. With these guys I learned dynamics."
Now that SONGS OF A RENEGADE is complete Sover looks forward to performing more shows and expanding his fan base outside the Philadelphia area.
"I'm looking forward to the new venues and the new places I'll get to play promoting this album" said Sover. "I plan on going all over the place. I'm pretty excited about that."
Sover looks forward to returning to Puck with his full band this fall.
Somebody Else's Minty Thang
(yes, it is a strange name) is made of former band members from Somebody Else's Problem, The Junior Mints, and The Thangs - all original bands from the 80's and 90's.
They play a hefty and diverse selection of music spanning Velvet Underground to Bob Marley, to horribly butchered jazz, to acoustic things from Van Morrison and Dylan, or some deeper cuts from Steely Dan, to Willie Bobo or original songs that its members have written while playing together for over 30 years.
The band migrates from as far away as Florida to PA for a single show every July during which the drummer strangles the guitar player live on stage during the playing of their obscure "O Sunny Day" at volume 11 / 300 bpm. (No flash photography during this sensitive ritual please.)
The Revere is a power trio; energetic, dynamic, at times explosive and other times delicate.
From the Philadelphia area, the band is made up of brothers Sean Kelly (guitar, vocals) and Pat Kelly (drums,vocals), and Michael Pearson on bass.
With the online success of their debut concept album "The Great City" (produced by Jason Spiewak, Ryan Carter Newell [guitarist for Sister Hazel] and Rich Smalley.), the band has pressed forward with their newest release, "Behold, the Sea Itself!"
It is part two and the conclusion of their two album narrative.
Join the journey.
Sonnder is an experimental indie rock band based out of Philadelphia, PA.
Fronted by lead singer and songwriter Ryan Weidman, Sonnder also consists of keyboardist Kat Stein, bassist Steve Iannettoni, and drummer Mike Liszka.
Sonnder has recently celebrated the release of their debut full length album entitled "Entanglement" at one of Philadelphia's most celebrated venues, Johnny Brenda's.
Leading up to the release the band concluded a year long singles project in which a brand new song was released during every month of 2015 through the band's website and all online music distributors. The singles project has been culminated into the full length album accompanied by a couple new tracks. The singles project allowed Sonnder to expand their reach farther across the northeastern United States, and to gain attention, air play, and live interviews/performances from Philly's Radio 104.5, WXPN, WMMR, etc. The singles project also has received numerous writes ups from radio journalists, blogs, and more. All singles associated with the project have received critical acclaim. Four of the band's singles including "Drifter," "Backwards Ambition," "Siren Calling," and "Pink" received noteworthy air time and write ups from WXPN's The Key.
The band's current lead single "Along The Way" has received numerous plays on Radio 104.5's "New Music Discovery Show" and "Something New" feature. Sonnder recently shared the stage with well known bands The Dear Hunter and Northern Faces at Union Transfer; one of Philadelphia's most prominent venues.
Now with a more expansive catalog including 2014's debut EP "Thief," Sonnder plans to use the new full length album "Entanglement" to continue to stay positive and honest, pushing themselves artistically while broadening their horizons.
The Fitch Brothers bring raucous rock covers and originals to the stage with an energetic style that you must see to appreciate.
Behind the Fitchtastic sound are five musicians with decades of experience and four-part harmonies so sweet you'd swear they are brothers ... but are they?
Two of the band's long-term members (AJ Fitch & RJ Fitch) have self-produced four albums under the name Ultrasonic Jones.
Many of those songs enjoy a second life as part of The Fitch Brothers live performances.
Expect a SuperDeluxe music experience and a super good time!