After Midnight

Like a Phoenix rising from the fire, the rockin’ 1970’s are back, and they’re hotter than ever! Classic rock band After Midnight performs something for everyone, replicating the more ambitious and challenging songs of the 70s, selected from Billboard Magazine’s “All Time Greatest Rock Songs Ever Written.”

Performing the right mix of tunes from your favorites; Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Journey, Styx, Led Zeppelin, Chicago and more, they know how to serve it up with a fun-loving party attitude! Experience the pristine vocal harmonies and attention to musical detail that has earned After Midnight opening spots for national headliners; Kansas, Eddie Money, Tommy Tutone and more. See why After Midnight was voted Best Tribute Band in Cincy Vibe Magazine Reader’s 2011 Poll!

America

The year 2010 marked the 40th Anniversary of perennial classic-rock favorite, America. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name”. America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.

America’s journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” and “Sister Golden Hair” were cornerstones of 1970’s Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley’s melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell’s use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek’s more traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics. …continue reading

Chris Botti

Chris Botti Expresses His Love For Romantic Melodies From Across the World In His New Sony CD, “Impressions.”

Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, trumpeter Chris Botti is joined by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, David Foster and Caroline Campbell in a warm, intimate celebration of melodic balladry.

Impressions, trumpeter Chris Botti’s new Sony CD, is the latest in a stellar parade of albums — starting with 2004’s When I Fall In Love and continuing with To Love Again, Italia and the CD/DVD Chris Botti In Boston — that have firmly established him as the world’s largest selling jazz instrumentalist. Add to that a cluster of Grammy nominations and three #1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings. …continue reading

Henry Gross

HenryGrossONE-HIT WANDERER is a one-man-show written and performed by veteran singer, songwriter, recording artist, actor and comedian Henry Gross. On the surface it’s an autobiographical look at his career in the music business. A closer look reveals a story of hope, perseverance, commitment, laughs, tears, disappointments and triumphs.

Born on April Fools Day, 1951, in Brooklyn, NewYork, Henry began playing clubs at age thirteen with his first band. Before long he was performing at the 1964 World’s Fair and spending summers honing his skills at Catskill Mountain resorts. Encouraged by his mom, also a gifted musician, and Gil Hodges, the all-star first baseman of The Brooklyn Dodgers who lived in the neighborhood, Henry’s career rose to amazing heights when, in 1969, during his first semester at Brooklyn College, he co-founded the 1950’s Rock & Roll revival band “Sha Na Na” and that summer became the youngest performer at “The Woodstock Festival.” …continue reading

New Hollow

NewHollow2For the first time in Billboard history, an UNSIGNED teen rock band with NO RADIO play topped Billboard’s 2011 HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Sales Chart with their first THREE singles charting at #1, #3 and #4 positions.

The band’s first single, “SiCK,” released on 11.1.10, debuted at #1 in its first week.  According to Billboard, “SiCK” sold more physical CD singles in 2 weeks than all other artists for the entire year of 2010.  The band’s first single sold over 140,000+ in less than 6 weeks, making New Hollow #1 in Physical CD Single Sales for all of 2010. New Hollow’s second single; “Boyfriend” also debuted at #1 during its first week of release on 1.23.11 and sold roughly the same amount as the first single “SiCK”, but in even less time! Together the first two singles have sold approximately 300,000 copies collectively. Fresh off the success of their record breaking chart debut, New Hollow, released their third single, “Airplanes”, on 5.26.11, topping Billboard’s HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Sales Chart, making it THREE in a row! …continue reading

Paradise Island Band

A six-piece powerhouse dance band based out of Columbus, Ohio, the Paradise Island Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest for decades. Known for a crowd-pleasing diversity of styles, Paradise Island does it all. From rock classics to Motown melodies to blues, funk, and current hits, they play with a power and authenticity that guarantees a party whenever they perform.
Paradise Island features an incomparable line-up of some of the region’s best entertainers. During the summer months, Paradise Island performs at many outdoor concerts, festivals and resort sites like the Round House on Put-In-Bay. Corporate events, private parties, wedding receptions, and club gigs fill out the rest of their calendar, making them one of the “hardest working bands, in show business!”