Long Island Band Mazarin Stages Homecoming at Mulcahy's Tonight
Fresh from its smash, sold-out show at the Cutting Room in Manhattan, Long Island's own legendary rock 'n' roll band Mazarin, the original "Slaves to Rock and Roll," is coming home to celebrate the release of its new CD, Live Forever, with a special concert at Mulcahy's in Wantagh tonight, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Natives of Port Washington, the Mazarin brothers-front man Doug Hochlerin and his brother, drummer Marc Hochlerin-will be joined in their high energy program (which left the overflowing Cutting Room audience screaming and stomping for more) by current members of the band-guitarists Scott Duryea, Elliot Negrin, and Ari Lesser; keyboardist and original Mazarin member Glenn Mack; and percussionist Wayne Sabosto.
Guest artists include Joey Perez of the Long Island's famed Broken Arrow band; Eamonn O'Rourke, fiddler from Kathy Mattea's country/bluegrass band; and sax man Kevin Suppina. Mazarin's program ranges from some of its classic originals, which are included in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, to songs from its acclaimed new CD, currently being aired on radio stations in Long Island and Woodstock, NY.
Among Mazarin's classic songs are "Single Living in New York," "Rockers," and "The Only One," which the Huffington Post recently named "a classic, timeless pop song" with "a 1950's swing, a 1960's kick, and funny 1970s lyrics."
Live Forever, Mazarin's exciting and acclaimed new album, includes 15 original songs "everyone different," according to Doug, and every one marked with the energy, passion, attitude, and high-power harmonies well known to Mazarin audiences.
Mazarin is the only group ever voted New York's No. 1 rock band three times by Good Times Magazine. The band was listed in 1980's radio "best of" compilations with Bon Jovi and Twisted Sister and was invited to represent New York City at the South by Southwest Festival, the famed Austin, Texas, showcase of bands from around the world. Mazarin's veteran musicians have played with members of a who's who of music-history-making, chart-topping bands, among them, Kiss, the Billy Joel Band, Average White Band. Gary U.S. Bonds, Mountain, Orleans, Twisted Sister, Hot Tuna, the Bryan Adams Band, Nirvana, and many more.
Opening for Mazarin on October 19 will be the PureMotion, Connecticut's dynamic rock, funk, jam, reggae, and jazz band in its first Long Island performance.
Mulcahy's, a premier landmark on Long Island, is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. Come early to enjoy a drink from bartenders named the best on Long Island by the Long Island Press.
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
3234 Railroad Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
Mazarin and special guests
"Rock it Up!"
Admission: $15 at the door.
For more information, call 516-783-7500.