Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hope Concert VII-Count Basie Theatre 12/22/2014

  Bobby Bandiera led the 7th Semi-Annual Hope Concert this past week at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank New Jersey. All previous Hope shows have been held at the Count Basie Theatre very near Christmas, with the exception of the first one which was held in April 2003.
  As in previous years, the bulk of the show featured guitarist/vocalist Bobby Banidiera leading the house band. Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi and Gary U.S. Bonds were on hand as they have been for every Hope Show so far, along with a few artists who had not yet performed at the concerts. I thought this was one of the best Hope Shows and loved the addition of many of the first time performers.
  This years show benefited Horizons in Rumson New Jersey, which helps local children with outreach programs, and the Count Basie Theatres children education programs.
 Here is the setlist with the featured performers noted.

          Marshmallow World-Tim McLoone & The Shirleys w/Amy Broza Lead Vocals
          The Grinch Song-Tim McLoone & The Shirleys
          Angels We Have Heard on High-Tim McLoone &The Shirleys
          Who Says You Can't Go Home w/Jon Bon Jovi
          I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas-Jon Bon Jovi
          The Letter(Joe Cocker cover) w/Jon Bon Jovi
          Same Old Brand New Me-w/John Eddie
          Happy New Year-w/John Eddie
          Maybe I'm Amazed(Paul McCartney cover)-w/Jillian McCoy
          Baby It's You(Shirelles cover)-w/Reagan Richards
          Higher Ground(Stevie Wonder cover)-w/Layonne Holmes
          Be My Baby(Ronettes cover)-w/ZouZou Mansour
          Rockin'Around the Christmas Tree(Brenda Lee cover)-w/ZouZou Mansour
          Maybe Tonight-w/Nicole Atkins
          Sleigh Ride(Ronettes version)-w/Nicole Atkins
          Baba O'Reilly(The Who cover) w/Bobby Bandiera Vocals /Guitar & Lorenza Ponce on violin
          Come on Up(Rascals cover) w/Bobby Bandiera vocals/guitar & Gene Cornish of The Rascals
          Good Lovin'(Rascals cover) w/Bobby Bandiera Guitar/vocals & Gene Cornish Guitar
          Red Wine w/Marshall Crenshaw & Glen Burtnik on guitar
          Sock It To Me Santa(Bob Seger cover)-w/Marshall Crenshaw & Glen Burtnik on guitar
          Tough All Over w/John Cafferty & Gary Gamolini on guitar & Donnie Culp on drums
          The Dark Side-w/John Cafferty & Gary Gamolini on guitar and Donnie Culp on drums
          Baby Baby It's Christmas w/Gary U.S. Bonds
          This Little Girl w/Gary U.S. Bonds
          White Christmas w/Southside Johnny & Gary U.S. Bonds
          Yakety Yak(Coasters cover) w/Southside Johnny & Joey Stann on saxophone
          Nighttime is the Right Time(Ray Charles cover) w/Southside Johnny & Layonne Holmes
          Land of 1000 Dances(Wilson Pickett cover) w/Southside Johnny & Bobby Bandiera on guitar/vocals
          With a Little Help From My Friends(Joe Cocker cover)-All


Tim McLoone & The Shirleys
Bobby Bandiera & Jon Bon Jovi

John Eddie & P.K. Lavengood

Nicole Atkins

Bobby Bandiera & Gene Cornish

Glen Burtnik & Marshall Crenshaw

John Cafferty

Gary U.S. Bonds & Southside Johnny


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