Friday, August 16, 2013

Somers Point's New Official Log



Monday, May 6, 2013

Somers Point Beach Concerts 2013


The free Somers Point Beach Concerts will be held on 13 consecutive Friday nights, June 14 through September 6 and Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 7pm ‘til 9:30pm.  


June 14

Jumpin Johnny Sansone & his New Orleans Allstars: Blues Music Award Winning R & B / Louisiana Rock 'n Roll
Jumpin' Johnny Sansone on YouTube
June 21

Mingo Fish Trap: South by Southwest Award Winning Funky Jammin' Big Band
Mingo Fish Trap on YouTube 
June 28

The Billy Walton Band:
Jersey Shore Rock 'n Roll Guitar Hero
The Billy Walton Band on YouTube
July 4

The Bob Campanell Band:
South Jersey Rock 'n Roll Icon
Not Available
July 5

The Jeremiah Hunter Band: Party Dance Band with original performers from The Soul Survivors & Fullhouse
The Jeremiah Hunter Band on YouTube
July 12

Kinsey Report: Reggae, Funk, R&B featuring Donald Kinsey. Co-Producer with Bob Marley & Peter Tosh
Not Available
July 19

Walter Trout & His Band:
International Blues Rock Star
Walter Trout on YouTube
July 26

Bonerama: New Orleans Jazzfest Headliners ~ Trombone Led Funky Brassy Rock 'n Roll
Bonerama on YouTube
Aug. 2

Vini Lopez & License to Chill:
Grammy Winning Original Springsteen E Street Drummer;
Classic Rock / Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
Vini Lopez & License to Chill on YouTube
Aug. 9

Southern Hospitality: Victor Wainwright, JP Soars & Damon Fowler. Emerging Funky Rock Supergroup from Florida   
Southern Hospitality on YouTube 
Aug. 16

Preston Shannon & his Band:
"Mr. Beale Street" Blues, R&B, Memphis Soul
Preston Shannon and his Band on YouTube 
Aug. 23

Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band:
Blind Genius of the Blues from Bourbon Street
Bryan Lee & Blues Power on YouTube 
Aug. 30

Dr. Bobby Fingers Band with Danny Eyer:
Popular Sing - A - Long Dance Party
Dr. Bobby Fingers on YouTube
Sept 6

The Eddie Morgan Jazz Ensemble with special guest Jackie Greggs: Funky R&B, Jazz & Swingin' Vocals


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tony Mart’s Revival


CELEBRATE THE CLASSIC ROCK ‘N ROLL OF THE JERSEY SHORE

Experience the rich legacy of the Golden Years of rock ‘n roll at the Jersey Shore at Greate Bay Country Club Friday evening, May 10th when the Tony Mart Allstars will be rockin’ and jammin’ in “The Music that Made Tony Mart’s Famous”.  Join Dr. Bobby Fingers, Bobby Campanell, Danny Eyer, Howard Isaacson, Jimmy “Old School” Glenn and Rich Kurtz as they perform the greatest hits of Bill Haley and his Comets, Conway Twitty, Duane Eddie and Joey D and the Starlighters.

Dance to “Shout”, “Rock Around the Clock” and “Peppermint Twist”!  

Hear the sounds of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels; sing along to “The Weight” and “I Shall be Released” and feel the power of the moving tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band known as “Levon and the Hawks” in the summer of ’65 at Tony Mart’s. 

Party with the sensational live sounds of the ‘70’s and relive the songs of the immortal “Eddie & the Cruisers” from the movie that was filmed at Tony Mart’s in 1982.

A delicious full dinner buffet will be served by the award winning chefs at Greate Bay at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.  A cash bar will be open the entire evening.  Tickets for the dance party, show and dinner are only $35 plus $5 gratuity.  Reserve your seat or tables of 8 by sending an email to Tonymarto@aol.com or calling 609-653-6069.  For a full dinner menu and preview of the list of hit songs to be performed go to www.Tonymart.com.

CLASSIC ROCK SONG LIST RELEASED FOR “THE MUSIC THAT MADE TONY MART’S FAMOUS” GREATE BAY COUNTRY CLUB

~ 7-10pm May 10, 2013

Attached is the recently released list of the famous songs to be performed by the Tony Mart Allstars at “The Music That Made Tony Mart’s Famous” on Friday, May 10, 2013.
For reserved seats or more information go to www.Tonymart.com  send an email toTonymarto@aol.com or call 609-653-6069.

Reserve your seat today.  This will be a great dinner dance party and show!

THE MUSIC THAT MADE TONY MART’S FAMOUS

            (Dates denote years artists performed @ Tony Mart’s)

Rock around the Clock  - Bill Haley & his Comets (1963-64)
Shake Rattle & Roll  - Bill Haley & his Comets (1963-64)
Ain’t that a Shame  - Fat’s Domino      
Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (1962-65)
Runaway - Del Shannon (1964)
Honky Tonk -  Duane Eddie & the Rebels (1963)
What’d I Say - Ray Charles
Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee & the Starlighters (1962-64)
Shout   Joey Dee & the Starlighters - (1962-64)
Rainy Day Woman  -  Bob Dylan
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
The Weight - Levon & the Hawks/The Band (1965)
I shall be Released - Bob Dylan/The Band
CC Ryder/Jenny Take a Ride - Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels (1963-65)
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Reading
Sunshine of Your Love - The Cream
What’s Going On? -Marvin Gaye
Hungry Heart    - Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run -   Bruce Springsteen
Rosalita  - Bruce Springsteen
Dark Side - “Eddie & the Cruisers” (filmed 1982) Written & performed by John Cafferty & Beaver Brown

Encore – Help from my Friends  - The Beatles/Arrangement Joe Cocker/Leon Russell & Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Jersey Gumbo Kickoff Party ~ Free Gumbo Tasting and Live Entertainment 

On Friday, May 17, 2013 the kickoff party for the “Jersey Gumbo Cookoff and Music Festival” will take place at Chef Richard Spurlock’s Main Street American Café.  Everyone is invited to celebrate the kickoff of the Jersey Gumbo Fest that takes place June 15, 2013 at the Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #1, 447 Bethel Road, Somers Point.

On Friday, May 17th Tony Mart’s will present a free show featuring “Mojo Mozart and the Mardi Gras Swingers”

 with free tastings of Carmen Marotta’s “Jersey Crab Gumbo” and Chef Richard Spurlock’s signature chicken and andouille gumbo.  The party starts at 6pm with the live performance from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Chef Richard Spurlock will feature an a la carte menu with 2 different kinds of Gumbo served with potato salad Cajun style, Jambalaya, Shrimp Po Boys and several other Louisiana specialties.  The band will be performing Louisiana, New Orleans and Mardi Gras favorites and everyone is welcome to dance and sing along.

Guests are welcome to bring their own beer and wine to accompany their orders of Chef Richard’sspecialties and more information will be available at Tonymart.com.  Chef Richard Spurlock’s Main Street American Café is located at 6002 Main Street in Mays Landing.  Call 609-625-5500 for reserved seats.

Nancy Marotta
tonymarto@aol.com






Saturday, March 16, 2013

Gregory's bartender Tom Milburn


                                                        Gregory's bartender Tom Milburn 

Friday, May 11, 2012

2012 Somers Point Beach Concerts


THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOMERS POINT BEACH CONCERTS

With the demise of Bay Shores, Tony Marts and other rock and roll night clubs that featured live entertainment, Somers Point  has kept the music tradition going by presenting free community concerts on the beach every Friday night all summer long.

Now in its 20th year, the 2012 beach concert schedule is better than ever, and includes a good mix of local talent and top flight national recording acts that play a variety of music styles that should please everyone.

Carmen Marotta, son of Tony Marts’ owner Anthony Marotta, and producer for the Beach Concert Committee, said this year’s line is, “Truly Amazing!  It’s unbelievable that a Free Summer Concert Series, in a small town, can present this many international recording artists of headliner stature.”

“We’re doing a lot of extraordinary, exciting things to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this phenomenal concert series with 14 magical shows on the beautiful Somers Point beach,” Marotta said.

The stars this summer include the a cappella Doo Wop vocals of the renown Persuasions, blues rock guitarist Walter Trout, famous recording artists The Commander Cody Band and harmonica virtuoso Rick Estrin and the Nightcats.

On a few nights the audiences will be entertained by more than one act, some of them jamming together, including the Scott Kirby Band - Margaritaville Radio’s most requested artists, with local legend Lew London, the Persuasions and the Shakes, and Dr. Bobby Fingers with Howard Isaacson and the Hawkins Road Band.  

The series will begin on Friday June 15th with the electric violin led roots rock and blues of the Lionel Young Band, a multiple winner of international blues awards.  

On June 22nd the musical stars of HBO’s Treme, funky, trombone led New Orleans band, Bonerama will make their Somers Point debut with their three trombones playing Led Zeppelin and the Allman Brothers on the Beach.

Classic rocker Bob Campanell will return for his regular July 4th gig with his band that includes local java fueled guitarist Danny Eyer, and two days later on Friday, July 6th the beach scene will showcase the Jeremiah Hunter Band, a dance party group includes former members of the Soul Survivors (“Expressway to Your Heart”) and Fullhouse, who some will remember from the old nightclub days.       

On Friday, July 6th the Beach Concert Committee will commemorate the 20th  Anniversary Season by honoring Beach Concert Founder, Nick Regine, with a special, well deserved presentation. Nick, who obtained the commitments from the local businesses to start the beach concert series, also founded the Somers Point Jazz Society, which brings great jazz music to the clubs throughout the winter season.

According to Marotta, “We’re going to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with two special ‘double header’ concerts that will begin at 6:45PM on July 20th and July 27th in the heart of our season.”  

On July 20th the internationally renown Persuasions will perform a 75 minute a cappella show followed by a good old Somers Point Rock ‘n Roll Dance party with The Shakes, and on July 27th, pianist Dr. Bobby Fingers and Hawkins Road Band perform a jam concert with guest stars Howard Isaacson and Ernie T’ Trionfo.

Except for the 6:45 starts on July 20 and 27, Somers Point Beach Concerts are presented Friday nights from 7 until 9:30PM.

Jersey Shore guitar hero Billy Walton, from South Side Johnny’s Asbury Jukes, will rock Bay Ave on August 10th, having recently returned from their latest UK tour where they have a strong fan following.

The Midiri Brothers Band will present their world class tribute to Benny Goodman on August 17th, with special guest banjo virtuoso Franny Smith playing his traditional New Orleans musical celebration.

International blues guitarist Walter Trout will perform August 24th, while Jill West and Blues Attack will play on August 31st.

The 2012 Summer Season will close out on September 7th, Good Old Days Weekend, with a musical blessing from Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys.   

For more info, schedules and links to the website of the performing artists, please refer to SomersPointBeachConcerts.com.  

For Press contact call Carmen Marotta at 609-457-1316.
tonymarto@aol.com

2012 20TH ANNIVERSARY BEACH CONCERTS

June 15th - THE LIONEL YOUNG BAND
Multi Blues Award Winning Violinist

June 22nd – BONERAMA
Rockin’ Funky Trombone led Brass Band from New Orleans

June 29th - THE COMMANDER CODY BAND
Country Swing and Rockin’ Boogie Woogie Recording Stars

July 4th - THE BOB CAMPANELL BAND FEATURING DANNY EYER
Jersey Shore Rock ‘n Roll Icon with his favorite lead guitarist

July 6th - JEREMIAH HUNTER BAND
Favorites from The Soul Survivors & Fullhouse

July 13th - RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS
World Class Jump, Swing Blues Recording Artists

July 20th - THE PERSUASIONS PLUS THE SHAKES
Legendary Doo Wop Vocal Stars PLUS Motown Party Dance Songs

July 27th - DR. BOBBY FINGERSBAND PLUS HAWKINS ROAD
Popular Sing-a-long songs PLUS The Best Country Rock

August 3rd - SCOTT KIRBY WITH LEW LONDON
One of Margaritaville Radio’s most requested Artists

August 10th - THE BILLY WALTON BAND WITH ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA
Jersey Shore Rock ‘n Roll Hero with New Orleans Piano

August 17th - THE MIDORI BROTHERS BAND FEATURING FRANNY  SMITH 
Swingin’ Tribute to Benny Goodman & New Orleans Favorites

August 24th - WALTER TROUT
International Rockin’ Blues Guitar Headliner

August 31st - JILL WEST AND BLUES ATTACK
Western Pennsylvania’s #1 Party Dance Band

September 7th  - REVEREND RAVEN AND THE CHAIN SMOKIN’ ALTAR BOYS
Rockabilly Swing & Roots Rock ‘n Roll