October 21, 2018
Live Course Entertainment
Sax Plus One - Kelsey & Kim's, Atlantic City
Sax Plus One is an instrumental acousticgroup that plays jazz, rock, and funk as well as jazzy takes on popular music. The uniqueness of Sax Plus One comes from the fact that the groupfrequently works as a duo and features a sax player plus one of any number ofmusicians playing guitar, piano, bass, or drums! The group is constantlychanging to meet the needs of its patrons as well as to provide flexibility andcustomization in the sound of the music! You decide what the group soundslike! For the Atlantic City Marathon 2017, the group will feature JoeStrazz (saxophonist, composer/arranger, and educator) and John Demko (guitaristand educator).
GARAGE KEPT - Finish Line, Bally's Dennis Courtyard, Atlantic City Garage Kept, the band, was formed out of a group of friends who used to get together on Tuesday nights in the garage of Butch McCaffrey. When after a few years, the music started to sound to the players good, it was decided to try and play in public and see if others felt the same way. Playing a set at a block party of the Beach Haven Fire Department, the public was very receptive to the music and the sound. The band formed and gave themselves the name GARAGE KEPT in June of 2012. Since that time, players came and went, and ultimately, in 2014, the final version evolved. Pete Anderson, original member, hails from Beach Haven. He is the drummer, vocalist, and harmonizer supreme. Butch McCaffrey, the other original member, plays rhythm guitar (acoustic and electric), harmonica and vocals. Brian Weiss, a member since 2013, plays lead electric guitar and vocals. Kenny Thornhill joined the band in 2014 when our other bass player sailed away to the Florida Keys on his sailboat. Kenny's distinctive bass with Brian's space filling leads rounded out Garage Kept and made the band a favorite in Southern Ocean County. Playing predominantly on Long Beach Island, the group is booked at local bars with a hectic schedule. Year round weekend gigs are the norm, and customers love their interpretations of 60's and 70's classic rock.
DJ JASON E – Garden Pier on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City Atlantic City born and raised, DJ Jason E is hailed as one of the mostsought-after DJs in the Atlantic City and Philadelphia club scene. He is theOfficial Nightclub DJ / Mix Show DJ on 99.3 Kiss FM and 95.1 WAYV, DJ Jason Ehas been featured in Esquire Magazine and have been voted "Atlantic City’s# 1 Resident DJ in the AC Weekly Nightlife Awards" for 2014 and 2012. Heis best known for his 14-hour marathon music sets at the legendary Studio Sixbut, you can catch him performing at the hottest nightclubs from New York Cityto South Beach. His unique style of high-energy music, fused with hard-hittingbass lines has created a loyal fan base. For bookings go to djjasone.com or facebook.com/djjasonemusic
Dj Lu'Ap - Washington Ave., Margate Dj Lu'Ap has been djing in the south jersey/philadelphia area since 1998. He specializes in top 40 mashups and edm. His music is available to listen via http://bit.ly/djluapmixes (copy and paste on browser)
for booking email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also check out his vlogs on youtube at http://bit.ly/djluapvlogs
DJ JoJo Borsello – AC Boardwalk at Chickies & Pete’s, Tropicana, Atlantic City You can hear JoJo weekday mornings 530-9am on the #1 rated “ZXL Morning Show with JoJo & Scotty” on 100.7 WZXL. He enjoys sports gambling, craps and an occasional cigar. He's married - so ladies hands off! JoJo appreciates free meals, drinks on the house, comp rooms, and not having to wait in lines. When not on the radio you might catch him spinning illegally downloaded music in some of the South Jersey’s finest venues. He's not a hard worker but makes up for it with his positive attitude and republican views. Become a fan of the ZXL Morning Show with JoJo & Scotty on Facebook. Bookings: Joe.Borsello@gmail.com
Dave Hangley Band - Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City Dave is more than just a country artist with a unique sound. Born in New Jersey and spending his life between Philadelphia and New York City he has put an interesting twist on his musical tastes. “Coming from a very large Irish/Scottish family, I have always had a strong love of country and folk music. Growing up in the 80s & 90s, I spent a lot of my time as a kid standing in front of my dad’s stereo system rocking on my air-guitar along to bands like AC/DC and Def Leppard,” said Hangley. Hard rock is just as big of an influence on his music as country was. Dave loves finding ways to blend the two together, experimented with his own sounds and lyrics. After Dave competed in a national country talent search – he caught the bug. Since then, there’s been no doubt in Dave Hangley’s mind about what he wants to do. He’s devoted all of his spare time to working on his music. “I can’t wait to get it out there and have people hear my music and hopefully, to enjoy it along with me!”
Steve Rosenfeld - Ventnor Gazebo on the Boardwalk, Ventnor
Steve began his music career in Brooklyn, as a solo acoustic performer in NewYork local bars. 25 -years later he still enjoys performing at well-knownlocales like McFadden's on 3rd St in Philadelphia. Steve is also a member ofthe regional band, Beyond Therapy,which performs classic and modern rock covers. He donates his time regularlyperforming in various benefit shows for The Atlantic City Marathon Series,Barbara Cook, For the Cure, Susan B. Komen For the Cure, Small Steps in Speech,Variety, The Children's Charity of Philadelphia, Animal Orphanage and AnimalWelfare Association.“I feel blessed to be able to play music for others. Givingback is important to me,” stated Rosenfeld. He is owner of AutomationIntegration Technology, a Consulting, Systems Integration and Training Servicesand Electronic Instrument Repair, specializing in Pro Audio Equipment includingGuitars, Amps, Keyboards, Mixers and Speakers. For bookings or businessservices, call 856-719-0280 or 609-217-0391.
Either Way - Steve & Cookies by the Bay, Margate EITHER WAY BAND is a fun local rock/pop/blues/soul band handling an eclectic mix of covers and original music. They have been playing gigs for the past seven years in South Jersey bars, clubs and restaurants like Vagabond’s in AC, The Cove and Laguna in Brigantine, Bocca and Maynard’s in Margate, Charlie’s in Somers Point, Hi-Point in Absecon, Mott’s Creek Inn and JD’s Pub in Galloway, Yesterday’s in Marmora. Either Way is known locally for their work at charity events, local special events like Margate Fun Fest, Atlantic City Seafood Festival, the Atlantic City Marathon and quite a few local weddings.
Either Way's mix of classic rock and the sounds of today, such as recording artists The Black Keys, Led Zepellin, Jack White, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Justin Timberlake and Red Hot Chili Peppers, reach a wide and varied audience. Those dynamic sounds carry over to their original music.
You can find Either Way Band on Facebook showing several videos and photos and follow them for updates. I can also forward you some updated material from them personally at your request. Please give us a call. We can’t wait to perform for you!
For booking contact John Zappas at (609) 432-9286.
Nikki Briar & the Sweat Briar Band - Kennedy Plaza for both the 10K & 5K on Saturday and the Marathon & Half Marathon Sunday
TASTE OF COUNTRY, A LICK OF ROCK! Hot, sassy, country rocker Nikki Briar will get your boots stompin and hands clappin, guaranteed!!! With performing over 200 shows a year she clearly holds up to her reputation as one of the hardest working country touring artist on the east coast, sliding herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world! This Jersey Girl has the heart of a country music superstar and has performed with national southern rock and country acts.
Nikki records and performs in Nashville and has showed people that a Jersey Girl can rock the country music scene as good as any southern bell. She performs and tours various states such as New Jersey, New York, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Briar has performed with southern rockers BlackBerry Smoke and Chris Janson at the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ.
In 2015, she was a featured artist at the TASTE OF COUNTRY music festival in Hunter, NY. There she had the chance to perform on the same stage as Tim McGraw and Billy Currington. Also, she has performed with national and international acts such as LoCash, Parmalee, Chase Bryant, Cassadee Pope, Blackjack Billy, Outshyne, Granger Smith, Rodney Atkins, the Outlaws, Steven Lee Olson, Meghan Linsey, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Big Country.
To date, Nikki Briar has released over 20 original songs going back to 2011 with her album, “A Soldier’s Princess”. Her latest single After The New Wears Off took it to whole new level of quality country music. She is set to release an additional three more singles by the new year. Her latest music video for After The New Wears Off was featured on Vevo’s country music videos. Also, her song has been streaming and requested through national and international radio stations.
Aside from the impressive amount of performers Briar has worked with and the growth of her popularity in a short period of time, she is a proud army wife who sings the national anthem professionally for various military and charity events, including the annual NYC and Atlantic City marathons.
In 2012, she formed her own band called the SweetBriar Band that became a professional and well-established band. Nikki Briar and The SweetBriar Band enjoy rockin' out at various venues from casinos and music festivals to line dancing events and rodeos to concerts. What makes Briar unique from other artists is that she instructs line dancing at all her shows, so whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, be prepared to get up and move!
In 2013, Briar's popular radio single COUNTRY THANG reached country music indie charts and has since been nominated for various awards, including SONG OF THE YEAR, ALBUM OF THE YEAR, and ARTIST OF THE YEAR. She now has an official line dance going viral on YouTube choreographed by the talented Matt Thomson of Monteray Ent.
DANCIN IN THE HEADLIGHTS includes 9 songs, 2 of which Briar wrote, is colorful and rockin from one song to the next! "Unknown Soldier" and "Jersey Girl" which Briar wrote along with Nashville songwriter, Mike Kuhl, depict the realness of Briar and her life experiences as a military wife, a patriot, and a proud Garden State Cowgirl!
Nikki Briar's first country album, "A Soldier's Princess", clearly represents the heart of patriotism and the definition of country music. Each song is lyrically captivating and instrumentally unique. Briar's voice will leave you breathless.
Due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Nikki devoted her time and talent in developing a touring hurricane benefit concert series called "Rock Those Jersey Blues Away," which to date has raised over $10,000 for various organizations helping people, animals, and businesses in need all over the Garden State and continues to date. As a proud Army wife, Briar works with various organizations where proceeds of her songs are donated to military charities and other groups such as the US War Dog Association.
Cantor Ralph Goren – Atlantic Ave. at Gihlcrest, Margate
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