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Remember Jones is a one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer, storyteller and bandleader with a throwback vibe and authentic energy. Collaboratively supported by a large ensemble of musicians, the band has played to countless packed and sold-out ballrooms, clubs and theaters throughout the country.
Remember Jones’ debut album, Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!, was created after raising close to $19,000 through nearly 300 small donations via IndieGoGo. Their subsequent release, Tranquilizer!, was recorded at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, under the production of Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim). Remember Jones was named one of Paste Magazine and Daytrotter’s Top 10 R&B/Soul Artists of 2017.
n addition to touring and supporting two albums worth of original material, Remember Jones presents and fronts multiple productions which have also gained wide popularity. BACK TO BLACK, a recreation of the Amy Winehouse album and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen in a 20-piece arrangement, have helped Remember Jones develop a diverse audience. The company has performed Jeff Buckley's Grace album in its entirety as a collaboration with Grammy-nominated guitarist and Grace co-writer Gary Lucas and a 50th Anniversary concert experience of the musical HAIR.
Remember Jones has shared stages with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Buster Poindexter, Nigel Hall, The Hip Abduction, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, and more. In the vein of putting their spin on others’ material, Remember Jones released Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?!, a single in celebration of Dean Martin’s 100th birthday, sharing studio time with Dean’s daughter, Deana Martin.
Whether you see him fronting a piano, a four-piece band, or with a soul orchestra of 25, Remember Jones evokes the energy of the great front men and women, with one of a kind song styling and expert storytelling that keep audiences on their toes and emotions in the moment.
The Schramms havejust released their 7th album, Omnidirectional, on the venerable Hoboken Independent Bar/None record label. Frontman, guitarist and songwriter Dave Schramm is perhaps the best known as an original member and lead guitarist for Yo La Tengo, but over the years has worked with many other notable artists, including The Replacements, Freedy Johnston, Teddy Thompson, Soul Asylum and Kate Jacobs. Joined by drummer Ton Metz (The Human Switchboard, Glenn Morrow's Cry for Help, Tammy Faye Starlite) and Al Greller (Peter Stampel & the Bottle Caps, Yo La Tengo, Beat Rodeo), the three have played together as The Schramms since their first album Walk to Delphi in 1990.
Swingadelic began in 1998 as the neo-swing movement was cresting. Upright bassist Dave Post gathered his jazz and blues playing friends together to play engagements atNew York City's Supper Club, Swing 46 and Window's on the World, the former restaurant atop of the World Trade Center. The band has continued to play for swing dance groups, concerts, festivals, weddings, special events and private engagements. Swingadelic has maintained a six-year residency at Swing 46 in NYC where they perform every other Monday as a ten piece "little big band." They have seven CDs and has been recording for the Zoho Music label since 2011. The CDs have been on the JazzWeek Radio charts top thirty and garnered many critically acclaimed reviews in jazz publications such as Jazz Times and All About Jazz. Their latest ZOHO release is called "Mercerville" a collection of the songs written by the legendary Johnny Mercer who was not an iconic figure as a lyricist and composer for the American Songbook but was a celebrity and entertainer throughout the 40s and 50s.
Cliff Westfall is a New York City-based honky tonk songwriter. A proud son of Owensboro, KY, his debut album, Baby You Win, made multiple Best of 2018 lists, not only in the US but also in Canada, Ireland, the UK and Switzerland. Come see why PopMatters called his music "some of the most cunning and richly melodic country to grace us in the genre's contemporary era."
Manouche Bag is a French gypsy jazz ensemble with pop sensibilities. They have been the house band at Madame Claude Bis in Jersey City since 2008. Manouche Bag is led by guitarist and vocalist Mattias Gustaffson, and features multi-instrumentalist Bryan Beninghove, guitarist Jim Kaznosky, and bassist Brian Glassman.
Multi-award winning group MaximaAlerta… “Latin Group of the Year” byCommunitarian Media Network; Premio ARTE 2017 for “Best Latin Band”, “NewJersey’s Best Latin Group” by Cine & Novelas; Union City ArtistAward; and final entry on the Latin Grammy’s.
Maxima Alerta was one of Cuba’s best known and loved fusion bands. The group is now based in the NYC area and is known for its fusion of Cuban Music and other genres forming a fresh hip sound. From son cubano to conga, from cumbia to merengue, from rap to ballads… all with a fresh modern sound taunting audiences on their feet.
In 2005 Máxima Alerta was nominated to Cuba disco as “Best Album Rap, Dance and Hip Hop” which garnered the group great popularity both nationally and internationally, as well as topping the charts. Later in 2009 the group returned to the top of the charts with the song "La Figura" (“Ay Lola”) recorded with the multi-award winning and internationally renowned group Gente de Zona. In 2016, Maxima Alerta released its new song"Vive la Vida" with an accompanying music video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9YEtBVjltIc
Gregory McLoughlin is a Jersey City based bass player and singer whose original songs have been performed and recorded by several Hudson County musicians, including Ross Sandler, Anthony Tamburro & Abbe Rivers. His band, Gregory's Lemonade, plays catchy original songs with four part harmonies, influences ranging from the Beach Boys to the Band.
James Calleo is a singer/songwriter, has been calling Hoboken home since 2013. Calleo’s music, inspired by his travels around the country and the world, is deceptively mellow; the songs seem to start off with easygoing guitar strumming and then slowly, the band leads them into something multi-layered and surprising. Whether the tunes are built from big heart or big energy, they tell us stories. Well crafted stories.
Erin Lee Kelly is a New York City songwriter whose music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine). Her original tunes have earned her national attention as one of the freshest, funniest, and insightful performers for kids (and their grownups). Accompanied by percussionist Philip Joseph and bassist Tony O of the Up Past Bedtime Band, she creates a highly interactive family concert featuring seriously silly songs and stories.
“An exhilarating live performance!” ~ Brooklyn Arts Exchange
“I love your catchy songs!” ~ Eve Tannery, 69 News, WFMZ TV
Laura Doherty acoustically rocks your kid’s world with breezy folk-pop tunes from her 5 Parent’s Choice award-winning CDs, which feature her adorable puppet friends Muddy Puddles, Jazzasaurus, and Domingo the Flamingo! Doherty has performed hundreds of shows at premier venues and festivals across the country, including Lollapalooza, Nashville's Pilgrimage Fest, Austin's SXSW, NYC's Brookfield Place, Philly’s World Cafe Live, and many more! "Doherty writes the perfect pop song for kids, light and breezy" - Chicago Tribune
School of Rock Hoboken's House Band program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in their school's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community, and perform live shows at local rock venues throughout the year.
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