Tickets to Jackyl, Engelbert, Rock n Roll Blues Fest, Rolling Stones Tribute & More On Sale 4/25
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces exciting new shows for everyone! See The Glimmer Twins- A Tribute to Rolling Stones on Tuesday, June 24th at 8PM don't miss The Rock n Roll Blues Festival featuring Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Vanilla Fudge, Peter Rivera of Rare Earth and Savy Brown's Kim Simmonds. Coming to bergenPAC on Friday, September 12th its Jackyl with Trixter and then Engelbert Humperdinck on Tuesday, October 14th at 8PM these new shows go on sale Friday April 25 , 2014 at 11am be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030.
The Rolling Stones have long been hailed as The Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band in the World. But before they became the corporate machine that they are sometimes referred to as today, they earned this title by wowing audiences worldwide with some of the most electrifying performances in the history of rock-n-roll. Beginning with the recording of the classic album 'Beggar's Banquet' in the late 60's, the Rolling Stones would enter into what is widely considered to be their most creative period that would continue right up through the release of the album 'Exile On Main St.' You will be amazed at the way The Glimmer Twins are able to recreate the look and feel of The Rolling Stones during this period and beyond.
The Rolling Stones single handedly changed the way rock concerts were presented to large audiences when they kicked off their '69 U.S. Tour which is thoroughly documented in the movie 'Gimme Shelter'. By combining the raw energy of the band with the more sophisticated amplification systems for the times, The Stones were able to connect with their mass audiences in sold-out arenas on a whole new level. The Glimmer Twins will give you a close-up view and feeling of what it was like to be in the audience at one of these historical performances.
By 1972 their live performances were creating such frenzy, that many venues needed to utilize a lottery system in order to fairly distribute tickets because of the overwhelming demand. In subsequent years, the audiences kept increasing in size to the point where The Stones were selling out stadiums across the world. Everyone wanted to experience the sensation of seeing The Rolling Stones perform. What makes The Glimmer Twins such a special attraction is their ability to capture the raw energy of the most electrifying performances throughout The Rolling Stones career, and present it in such a way that audiences are able to experience the same sensation of what it was like to be at a Stones concert in their heyday. Because of the uncanny resemblances to Mick Jagger & Keith Richards in their prime coupled with the special attention given to the minutest details both musically and visually, The Glimmer Twins deliver a Classic Rolling Stones Experience to their audience.
bergenPAC is one of the selected venues to present Rock'n'Blues Fest tour, which features an impressive lineup of veteran artists, including The Johnny Winter Band, The Edgar Winter Band and Vanilla Fudge.
Among the other acts on the tour's bill are founding Rare Earth singer/drummer Peter Rivera and Savoy Brown frontman Kim Simmonds. Edgar Winter and his group have been part of the Rock'n'Blues Fest trek for all three years of its existence, while his brother Johnny's band and Simmonds both previously took part in the inaugural outing.
"I love getting together with the great players on this fantastic concert series," says Johnny Winter in a statement.
Adds Edgar, "My brother, the legendary Johnny Winter, is closing the show again this year. We really missed him last time and it's always a special occasion getting to jam with Johnny."
Vanilla Fudge singer/keyboardist Mark Stein, meanwhile, points out, "The last time Vanilla Fudge played with Johnny Winter was when he jumped up on stage with Janis Joplin and jammed with us at [1969's] West Palm Beach Pop Festival in Florida. I'm looking forward to playing with him and brother, Edgar...two rockin' bands!"
It's been nearly 20 years since Jackyl shot out of Georgia with its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock 'n' roll. Equal parts hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock, Jackyl formed in 1991 and brought back rock 'n' roll back -- back to its down-to-earth, wild, fun-loving origins. Full of spit and swagger -- and a "dirty" sense of humor to boot -- Jackyl quickly earned a deal with Geffen Records. Jackyl's live shows were already legendary before the ink dried on the Geffen contract.
The 1992 self-titled debut album went platinum and featured notable rock radio hits like "Down On Me," "When Will It Rain," "I Stand Alone" and, most notably, "The Lumberjack," during which vocalist Jesse James Dupree performed a chain-saw solo. Dupree's chain-saw escapades on album and in concert became one of many Jackyl trademarks. With the release of 'Jackyl' hit the road and barely left it since. Just long enough to record new albums. Touring mates in those early days included Aerosmith, Kiss, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent and Damn Yankees. 1993 saw "Mental *@%.!" featured on 'The Beavis & Butt-head Experience,' a compilation album of songs tied in with MTV's hit cartoon series; it was eventually certified triple platinum. 1994 was one of the most important years in the band's career. The second album, 'Push Comes To Shove,' hit the streets and went gold. That August, Jackyl turned in one of the most acclaimed performances at Woodstock '94 in Saugerties, NY, and the resulting double album 'Woodstock 94' went platinum and included "Headed For Destruction" (a track from 'Push Comes To Shove'.)
New Jersey natives and childhood buddies, Pete Loran and Steve Brown began writing songs in Brown's parent's basement in 1983. They soon added Mark "Gus" Scott to the band and in doing so, Trixter was formed. Trixter began to play the NJ/NY club circuit, building a huge fan base in the process. When PJ Farley joined the band in 1988, they quickly gained international success. In May of 1989, Trixter landed a record deal with MCA Records. Their debut album Trixter was released in May of 1990, producing the hits "Give It to Me Good," "One in a Million," and "Surrender." The album produced three Top 50 singles on the Billboard charts and three #1 MTV videos.
In 1992, the band released their sophomore album, Hear. In 1994, the band recorded a full CD of cover songs in Steve Brown's home studio called Undercovers.
In 2008, Trixter reunited on the stage at Rocklahoma. After 13 years apart, they decided to get back together and play the classic Trixter music that we know and love including a new album, Live In Japan. Recently, guitarist Steve Brown joined forces with Def Leppard guitarist, Phil Collen, to perform on the Mike Huckabee Show on Fox TV. Trixter will be releasing their next studio album on Frontier Records in early Spring 2012 and will be touring the duration of the year in support of the new record.
His name comes from the 1911, century Austrian composer who wrote "Hansel & Gretel." His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last forty plus years, with over 150 million records sold.
Some of the evergreen hits that belong to Engelbert include:(Please) Release Me, After The Lovin, Spanish Eyes, The Last waltz, Am I That Easy To Forget , There Goes My Everything, Les Bicyclettes de Belsize, Winter World Of Love, This Moment In Time, Cant Take My Eyes Off You and the unforgetable Quando, Quando ,Quando
Engelbert Humperdinck has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to the platinum-selling theme song "Lesbian Seagull" for the latest Beavis and Butthead movie. His remarkable voice and extraordinary talent has endeared him to millions of fans around the globe with the MTV generation having just "discovered" what a magnificent musician the rest of the world has celebrated for decades.
Few people realize that several of the major forces in the world of rock n' roll, including Jimi Hendrix and The Carpenters, started out as opening acts for Humperdinck in the late'60's, 70's and '80's. Lets not forget Humperdinck taking #1 away form the Beatles, as well
In 1999 "Humper" recorded The Dance Album as his first album in the dance genre. Released by the red-hot dance label Interhit Records, the album featured newly recorded dance versions of six of Engelbert's greatest hits, along with five original songs. Favorites such as "Quando, Quando, Quando" and "Release Me" are set to an infectious dance beat by dance producer/ remixers Chris Cox and Barry Harris, known collectively as Thunderpuss 2000. The album has enjoyed tremendous success, with "Release Me" hitting Top Ten in the Billboard Dance charts. Says Billboard magazine of The Dance Album: "...brilliantly cool...one of the most fun pop/dance albums of the decade."
With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for "Entertainer of the Year" (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Hardly. In the past few years, he has joined in elite group of musical artists, such as Tony Bennett and Burt Bacharach, who have crossed over successfully to strike a new chord with a younger generation in addition to their core audiences. The Humper has appeared on several MTV programs, including two appearances on "MTV Beach House", "Chilling with the Weaze" and "Oddville."