I attended a wonderful concert on Saturday, February 25th and here I am with a review!
The 100-year-old Dunellen Theatre is a wonderful, smaller venue making it an intimate kind of gathering there on Saturday night. Plus, connected to the theatre is Zupcos Bar and Grill with great bar food that they served at tables in the theatre. Every row had tables. Don't you want to go...
Now for the music:
Completely new to me, the band Resurrextion aka ResX was very very excellent. They rocked out the house right with all original music although the very last song they played "Almost Cut My Hair" was to honor David Crosby. Very cool...
>> Learn more about the band on their Facebook!
Singer/Keyboard Phil Ippolito
Guitar Joey Herr
Guitar Spider Daniels
Drums Johnny Burke
Bass Frank Ripnyak
The second band up was Anthony Krizan. Blues rock par exellente. Anthony plays electric guitar like a house on fire. This set featured all original music plus many songs from the CD Dust & Bones. His band included the very best musicians with a stand-alone harmonica player and a fantastic horn section and percussionist. Very, very, excellent!
>>For more information, see the band's Facebook page!
Here are the exceptional musicians that make up Anthony's band:
Guitar/Vocals Anthony Krizan
Drums John Hummel
Bass Muddy Shews
Keys John Korba
Percussion Fred Macarone
Trumpet Tony Perruso
Trombone Benjamin Clapp
Saxophone Joey Stann
Harmonica Sandy Mack
The Last band standing was Colossal Street Jam. They played wonderful original music. The highlight of the show was when Anthony and Tony Perruso joined in for a bit of jamming. Hats off to Tony Perruso who managed to steal the show from all those excellent musicians with his trumpet, whoa! The last song was a tribute to Stevie Wonder: "Superstition."
>> More info on their website!
Colossal Street Jam's excellent musicians are:
Vocals Gene Potts
Guitars and vocals Sal Marra
Bass Tony Flora
Drums and Percussion Dave Halpern
Hammond B3, Piano, Fender Rhodes Eric Safka
An overall wonderful night of music in a wonderful theatre with tables in every row!
This has been Photophobic Blonde host of Flipside Radio!