Boccigalupe and the Badboys at the Toms River Chili Fest!
Light of Day 2014 DEDICATION:ASBURY ANGELS Asbury Angel Roll Call of 2014 Inductees Donnie Bertleson(Lead singer, The Shots) Jim Giantonio(Talent buyer/Concert Promoter, The Fast Lane, Hitsville) Delores Holmes(Soul singer/Bruce Springsteen Band) Jim McDonald(Concert Lighting Director, Stage Manager, IOTSE Union Chief) Odyessy Moore(Jazz Club Owner, Orchid Lounge) Carlo Novi(Original Tenor sax player Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes) Joseph, William and Albert Rediker(Concert Promoters in 1940's-1950's, Convention Hall) Vinnie Roslin(Bassist/The Motifs,Steel Mill,The Shakes,George Theiss Band) Bobby Thomas(Influential R&B Vocalist) "Guardian Angel" John Hammond
REST IN PEACE JOHN OESER December 11, 1951 - November 2, 2013 Join us for a night of musical celebration 'Johnny O' style! One of the original voices of the Asbury Park music scene since the 70's. John Oeser was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), a rare cancer, March 2013. John is a member of the bands TIMEPIECE and BOCCIGALUPE & THE BADBOYS. John has played in bands such as: The Rusty Chain- South Side - Cahoots - Cold, Blast and Steel 2. Lead singer, percussionist, harmonica player and damn fine songwriter. Please say a prayer for our brother and comrade and join us in celebrating his wonderful legacy. Featuring the music of: Asap https://www.facebook.com/groups/195700177649/ License To Chill TIMEPIECE Boccigalupe & The Badboys With musical guests throughout the night and the original Master of Ceremonies in Asbury Park- DJ Lee Mrowicki. Performances by the remaining members of "CAHOOTS" Tom LaBella, George Theiss, Steve Schraeger, Mike Scailfa, Bocci. The one and only Paul Whistler, Ricky Dee and others.
Bocci & The BadBoys take the stage to celebrate the release of their newest CD : Never Needed Anyone With Special Guest George Theiss (former member of The Castiles & Cahoots) The musical histories of the members of Bocci and the Badboys are as extensive as the history of the Asbury Park music scene itself. ... Asbury Park born-and bred keyboardist Tony Amato, a.k.a. "Boccigalupe," has been a member of almost every band that was part of the 1970’s Asbury Park music scene. Centered around the Stone Pony, the Fastlane, the Upstage Coffee House and other clubs, that same scene gave then-budding musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, and later, Jon Bon Jovi a chance to hone their skills before rising to international prominence. All of the members of Boccigalupe & the Badboys are veterans of hundreds of gigs in dark, smoky bars where sometimes the audience amounts to a handful of people. Through it all, they’ve honed their chops to the point that they know how to work together on stage and in the studio.
Sounds Like: Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Bio: Boccigalupe & The Badboys - They say you have to suffer to sing the blues, play hard to do rock, and possess the wounded heart of an urban player to pull off soul, and Boccigalupe and the Badboys, straight out of the gritty musical history of Asbury Park, New Jersey fit that lofty bill. Fronted...See Full Bio