Bands

Antoinette Montague

ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE hails from the Great City of Newark, is loved and highly respected as a great crowd pleasing New York Jazz, Blues, and more performer. Antoinette is an international entertainer, educator, producer and promoter of events. Ms. Montague hosts a Saturday morning Jazz radio talk show on WHCR 90.3fm celebrating multi generational Jazz artists and legends!

Blues People

A NY/NJ blues band featuring Kelton Cooper (vocals/guitar), Mike Griot (bass), Victor Burks (vocals/keys) and Gene Lake (drums). Comparisons to the Meters, Luther Allison, Keb Mo' and even Earth Wind & Fire. Check out our upcoming gig calendar.

Bob Lanza Band

There is only one way to play the blues: From the heart with ferocity as if your life depends on it. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Lanza from the wilds of north New Jersey leaves no doubt as to motivation with the four scorching releases following his debut Things Ain’t So Bad. Years with Floyd Phillips and the Mudflaps and backing legends like James Cotton prepared his audition as a new blues guitar hero.

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans

Brad Vickers learned on the job playing, touring, and recording with America’s blues and roots masters: Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Odetta, Sleepy LaBeef, Rosco Gordon, and Pinetop Perkins—with whom Brad had the good fortune to play on the Grammy-nominated discs, “Born in the Delta” (Telarc) and “Ladies’ Man” (MC)—to name just a few. Now his own group, The Vestapolitans, offers a good-time mix of originals and covers spanning blues, ragtime, hill country breakdowns, and more great American roots ’n’ roll.

Charlie Apicella & Iron City featuring Madame Pat Tandy

Charlie and his band Iron City are world renowned for keeping the grooving, blues-drenched legacy alive! Charlie Apicella was voted onto the 84th and 86th DownBeat Readers Poll for Guitar. The musical DNA of Charlie’s sound is blues and they have teamed up with the soulful Madame Pat Tandy, the First Lady of New Jersey Jazz to deliver dynamic performances around the NYC area and beyond.

Dave Keyes

Solo or Sideman, Everyone Knows Dave Is King of the Keys. Native New Yorker, keyboardist, singer and songwriter, Dave is a 30 year veteran of the Blues and American Roots music scenes. Dave’s music finds its roots in deep blues, soul and rock and roll. These roots are the foundation of his recent albums and vibrant live shows. His well-received previous albums are rambunctious sets of mostly original material that range from New Orleans second line funk to slow sensual blues, swaggering shuffles and boisterous rocking boogie woogie.

Debra Devi

“Imagine you're preparing a list of today’s top female blues/rock guitarists. If you don’t include Debra Devi, your list is not complete," says American Blues Scene. Devi plays "dreamy blues-rockers and blistering jams" (Relix) flavored with her soulful voice and expressive guitar playing. She's opened for Ana Popovic, Joe Louis Walker, Joan Osborne, Jesse Malin and Marshall Crenshaw, and has performed with Kate Pierson (B-52s) and Cindy Cashdollar. Devi's popular blues glossary The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John) won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for outstanding book on music.

Eliza Neals

Standing before one of America’s truest art forms with an unconditional passion to give the Blues everything she’s got. Eliza Neals, a Detroit born blues-rock star on the rise, honors the gut-wrenching, soul splitting intent the American roots of contemporary blues represents with inspired songwriting, live performances, and magic not seen in years…

Johnny Charles Band

Johnny Charles' guitar influences are vast...from early Yardbirds to Roy Buchanan to the jazz style of Harry Leahey. He’s a W.C. Handy/Blues Foundation regional award winner and has shared the stage with blues greats such as B.B. King, Roy Buchanan, Jimmy Vaughan, John Mayall, Johnny Copeland, Hubert Sumlin, and Ronnie Earl. Each night the band delivers blues, blues rock, soul, and funk - both cover tunes and originals.

Jump Back

A New Jersey based blues-influenced band with a rock solid drive featuring Emilio Ramil on drums and John Dee on Bass. Jack Pic's blistering leads and guitar work combined with Wayne Kessler's tasteful rhythm guitar and unsurpassed ripping harmonica leads complete the band and it's sound. All four take turns on the mic for a rich vocal presence. Original compositions blend seamlessly with crafted covers of rock, blues & R&B influences.

Regina Bonelli

Regina grew up in a musical family in Brooklyn, New York. She began playing piano at five years old. Regina then learned to play guitar on the Martin guitar given to her by her father for her sixteenth birthday, shortly before he passed away. Regina began writing songs when she hit the teenage years, inspired by blues and soul singers of the 60's and 70's. Regina has two children, which she raised as a single mother. Life and love gave her good reason to sing the blues. Regina has shared the stage with the Temptations, Blues Traveler and Bobby Rush, to name but a few. Regina Bonelli's band delivers an authentic, gritty blues and soul sound.

Roadside Louie and the Dusters

The band is Roadside Louie on vocals/harp, Mike D'Agati (guitar/vocals), TJ Walker (piano/vocals), Bill Stuve (bass/vocals), and Lester K (drums/vocals).

Son Lewis

Silk City Recording Artist Son Lewis has been an active figure on the NJ Blues scene since the early 1970's. He has worked in performance as a solo artist and with The Son Lewis Band and (recently) The Fabulous Rhythm Aces now for nearly 50 years. His music has been featured on TV in NCIS and in both major studio and independent films, as well as world-wide Blues Radio and Podcasts. Son has proven to be a faithful and loving interpreter of classic Blues and traditional Americana music in live performance, TV, radio, and on recordings.

The Jersey Swamp Cats

This northern New Jersey piano & guitar driven band features Gerry Gladston(vocals/piano), Don Leich (vocals/guitar), Larry Ghiorsi (vocals/bass), and Chris Reardon (vocals/drums). They specialize in blues, New Orleans R&B, rockabilly, old school rock n' roll, and jump blues. Check out their 2019 album release "Go Cat Go," heard on blues and roots radio stations across the U.S. and in Europe.

The Powertones

The Powertones are a crowd-pleasin’, jump swingin’, roots rockin’ band from Central Jersey. Their motto is simple: “If the audience is having fun, we’re doing it right!” They stand out from the crowd with their authentic sounds of an era when big cars ruled, Drive-in theatres were hot and Rock & Roll was young. The band features Gladys Bryant (bass & vocals) & Mike Post (guitar & vocals) and performs as a duo, trio, or a full band.

The Robert Hill Band

Robert Hill has won awards for his slide guitar work and his songwriting. He has shared the stage with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Debbie Davies, Kim Simmonds, Rory Block and Chris Smithers, to name a few. The five piece Robert Hill Band includes guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and two stellar vocalists, Joanne Lediger and Paulina Hill. They have performed at major blues festivals throughout the U.S., and toured Spain twice. Stellar guitar work and outstanding vocalists - these guys are pros, the real deal!

The Trevor B. Power Band

Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll band based out of Northern New Jersey. In 2019, Trevor finished recording his debut album "Everyday Angel" at Sonic Boom Studios with Anthony Krizan, Spin Doctors, Lenny Kravitz, and Noel Redding. It was met with critical acclaim and notched “The Best of 2019” sitting in at #24 on Roots Music Report. In 2021 with Anthony Krizan providing unrivaled oversight, Trevor returned to Sonic Boom Studios to record a new album "What is Real". Trevor B. Power proves that tumultuous current events inspire the voice of the people.