Kenny Vance & the Planotones to Perform at Bridge Street Live, 9/28
Kenny Vance & the Planotones will play Bridge Street Live on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $42 GA, $72 VIP Dinner & a Show, to order, visit http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/282075.
Among today's great vocal pop musicians, Kenny Vance and The Planotones have voices of original and inviting dimension. The group, Kenny Vance, Johnny Gale, Kurt "Frenchy" Yahjian, Jimmy Bense, keyboardist Chip Degaard, and Tony Gallino on Drums, redefine oldies with vocal authority and freshness. As exemplified by their signature song "Looking For An Echo", their material is influenced by the music of the '50s and '60s, but they consistently bring a unique and musically sophisticated point of view. In this sense they are classicists, opening the eyes of a new generation to a rich historical musical style. With their cool and sultry musical approach, they give a gift to those who are discovering them for the first time!
As a kid in New York, Kenny Vance was captivated by the magic of rock'n roll. At the age of fifteen, he was hanging around the famed Brill Building, meeting other singers and songwriters. Eventually he formed the successful group Jay and The Americans, who had the distinction of opening for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for each of their first U.S. performances.
Kenny remained with Jay and The Americans throughout the group's eleven-year history, touring extensively and recording fifteen albums, which included the hits Come A Little Bit Closer, Cara Mia, She Cried, and Only In America. In the years that followed, Kenny Vance began an expansive career that kicked off with producing the first record for Walter Becker and Donald Fagen - Steely Dan. Kenny went on to compose, supervise and produce a long list of scores and soundtracks for feature films and television. He gave the film of the Alan Freed story, American Hot Wax, its musical life by recreating the groups of the 50's and 60's for the screen. The Planotones were formed for that film and gave their first on-screen performance. In addition, Vance served as musical director for Saturday Night Live and music supervisor for the films "Animal House," "Eddie & The Cruisers," and "Looking For An Echo." As an actor, Kenny has appeared in "Hurly Burly," "Billy Bathgate," "American Hot Wax," "Eddie & The Cruisers," and in the Woody Allen films "Manhattan", "Stardust Memories", "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Husbands and Wives".
Kenny's passion is singing. One he always maintained throughout a long and successful career in the entertainment industry. He re-formed The Planotones in 1992 and has brought this passion, along with his soulful vocals, to new heights.
In 2002, Kenny Vance was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame; in 2007, he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame.
The VIP Dinner & A Show Ticket guarantees reserved seats, table service and your selected Three Course Meal Option! Choose from Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian for your Entree. You must arrive between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM for Dinner. No Refunds or Exchanges.