A ZEPtember Evening with Joe Merrick
This is the first Lawrence Supergroup and Friend reunion EVER ! featuring many great bands from The 60's 70's 80's era reuniting with Lawrence friends for this World Vision Charity Event with many more players than listed here and a Great Lineup.$10.00 Donation at the door. Important special Guests (some secret) EVENT PERFORMANCE TIMES: 1:45PM TILL 2:00PM EVENT STARTS BY FIRING UP THE PA WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BY A SHORT WORLD VISION PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY ACOUSTIC MUSIC AND THEN 2:00PM TILL 2:30 PM THE FLAHERTY BROTHERS WILL OPEN THE SHOW 2:30pm till 3;00pm" THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE" will perform for the first time in Many many years 3:00pm -3:40pm Joe Sciuto will be performing a tribute to The Rolling Stones with SIB HASHIAM - formerly of the band "Boston" Vinny DiTommasso, Andy Vallerio and other special guests 3:45PM T-4:30PM JOE HOMSEY JIMMY MARINO AKA FORMER MEMBERS OF "THE HEAVENS" .. Years of experience has molded this band into what it is today. A very dynamic tight band with lots of feel, rock , blues and a little bit of soul. FEATURING JOE HOMSEY, JIMMY MARINO,JIMMY NELSON, WITH SPECIAL PRE ARRANGED SPECIAL GUESTS JOE SCIUTO AND MORE (PLEASE CONTACT THE BAND IF YOU WISH TO JAM WITH THEM IT MUST BE KEPT IN THE TIME FRAME 4:35 - 4:50 WORLD VISION PRESENTATION 5:00 -5:50pm Aaron Denny and "Gingerfoot" featuring ,John Medeiros Jr. Aaron Denny and Robbie Barton in memory of Tim Cannon 6:00pm -6:50pm THE IRREGULARS FEATURING ERIK PRESTON JOHN SWARTZ AND HIS BAND Erik has been playing for many many years with several well known bands including The B Street Bombers,and Erik has developed a fantastic Jimmy Hendrix Tribute show in the past.Who knows what Erik will pull out of his vast catalog of music.With special guests. 7:00pm -7:30pm CHARLIE FARREN IS GOING TO PLAY A SET FOLLOWED BY A LITTLE JAMMING WITH FRIENDS LATER IN THE SHOW..OR EARLIER We are very fortunate to have Charlie who has written and recorded with among others The Joe Perry Project, and his own signed band _"Farreheight "and many other international stars.Charlies portion of the show is sure to be a highlight of the evening 7:35PM -8:30PM THE BAND "SOMETHING ELSE with .Joey Delilah, Bob Ramey,Jim Sambataro,Billy Loosisian,and Tom McQuillan on drums.Billy Loosisian who has made a name for himself playing with people like Peter Wolf, Willy Alexander and Poor boys and others will be Re-joining his band from 30 years ago This is a very special event for this band who haven't been on the same stage together for over 30 years. all top notch players This in itself is long awaited show.and desired by many..Dont miss it ! Its possibly a once in a lifetime event for these talented group of musicians,Due to Time restraints no guests will be jamming on this set any guest jam will be limited and pre arranged. 8:40- 9:30 pm ROBBIE BARTON AND FRIENDS. Robbie formerly of Trapper, Roughhouse,The Robbie Barton Band, Too Shy and more has opened for Aerosmith,,Alvin Lee,Edgar Winter Rick Derringer and more will be playing a set to include Bobby Jackson on guitar vocals harmoniy Mike Bistany on drums,Jim Jim Sambataro on bass also includes special guest :singer songwriter guitarist Duncan Mclore and a set of MONTROSE songs with JOHN LEVESQUE- who has sung the band "Montrose" and has worked with Eddie Money .Yes you read it right !! THIS WILL BE A TRUE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SHOW APROXIMATELY 9:30 PM- closing people who have requested to jam and haven't yet can let me know in advance if they want to jam and a list is already under way.Please.must have instrument.Please try to confirm with me so that I can list names If your name doesn't appear on this list your not listed to play.I just started this list so give me a couple of days to catch up.band Jam list Bobby Turcotte Joe Sciuto CHARLIE FARREN BRIAN GIDLEY VINNY D'TOMASSO RICK SOUCY LAURA VAUGHN A SEPERATE SIGNUP LIST IS ALSO ON THE PAGE volunteer list Donna Jackson Faith McNeil Bobby Turcotte Frank Skusivitch Christine Osullivan Charlene Chagnon Maureen Titone Arsenault Titone, Jim Ruttlege Bobbi Sarcione THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND THE PERFORMANCE TIME AND BAND LISTING IS SURE TO CHANGE THIS IS A FIRST TIME SUPERGROUP AND REUNION OF FRIENDS FROM THE GREATER LAWRENCE AREA EVER !. THESE BANDS WERE VERY WELL KNOWN IN THE AREA BACK IN THE 60'S 70'S 80'S HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN ON THE SAME STAGE FOR MANY YEARS, THE BAND "SOMETHING ELSE" IS REUNITING AFTER 40 YEARS with .Joey Delilah, Bob Ramey,Billy Loosisian,and Tom McQuillan on drums THE BAND THE CRYSTAL EMPIRE WILL BE REUNITING AND PERFORMING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS . " LUNCHBOX "FORMERLY KNOWN AS "THE HEAVENS WITH JOE HOMSEY ,JIMMY MARINO,JIMMY NELSON WILL BE PLAYING AND JAMMING WITH OTHER PLAYERS "THE IRREGULARS WITH ERIK PRESTON,AND SPECIAL GUEST JOE SCHIUTO ARE PERFORMING ROBBIE BARTON FORMERLY OF TRAPPER,WILL BE PLAYING WITH A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE INCLUDING BOBBY JACKSON,MIKE BISTANY,DAVE CLARKE,JOHN MEDEROUS SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE : JOHNNY LEVESQUE FROM THE BANDS MONTROSE, WILD HORSES AND WHO ALSO HAS PERFORMED WITH EDDIE MONEY AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS. CHARLIE FARREN KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY AS A GIFTED SINGER SONG WRITER AND FORMER MEMBER OF THE JOE PERRY PROJECT, FARRENHEIT WHO IS RAPIDLY RE-EMERGING ONTO THE MUSIC SCENE DONT MISS THIS VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE SHOW LOADED WITH THE AREAS MOST TALENTED MUSICIANS.UNCONFIRMED RUMORS OF SEVERAL HORN PLAYERS AND PAST PLAYERS FROM THE B ST BOMBERS AND M'TABOO ARE RUMORED TO BE COMING WHAT BETTER PLACE BUT UNClE EDDIES AT SALISBURY BEACH.THIS IS A CHARITY EVENT THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO WORLD VISION AND TARGETED TO A BOY AND HIS VILLAGE TO HELP BUY FOOD SHELTER AND EDUCATION FOR THE EXTREMELY POOR .$10.00 DONATION AT THE DOOR .IN ADDITION LET ME SAY THAT MANY MANY PEOPLE WHO WE ALL KNOW AND GREW UP WITH FROM TOWER HILL SOUTH LAWRENCE PROSPECT HILL,MINGYA VALLEY ANDOVER METHUEN PLEASANT VALLEY AND FROM AS FAR AWAY AS FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA ARE COMING TO THIS EVENT .IT MAY BE THE FIRST AND MAYBE LAST TIME YOU SEE A LONG LOST FRIEND OR GROUP OF FRIENDS IN MANY YEARS.DONT MISS THE OPERTUNITY TO PARTY WITH ALL YOUR OLD FRIENDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND THE ALL GREATER LAWRENCE AREA HANG OUTS AND HEAR THE BEST AREA BANDS FROM BACK THEN THAT ARE STILL SOME OF THE BAST BANDS THAT ARE STILL ROCKIN" !!! LOOK AROUND HERE ON THIS SITE .YOULL FIND SOME OF YOUR OLD FRIENDS TALKING ABOUT THIS EVENT.EVERYONES COMING !!!!! This event started as a question. If there was a super group of musicians from the greater Lawrence area from the 60's 70's 80's who would be in it? Many names were mentioned. Joey Homsey, Jimmy Marino,Robbie Barton,Billy LoosisianErick PrestonJoey Delilah,John Tomaselli and of course names of those who have achieved greatness like Charlie Farren,Joe Perry,James Montgomery the list went on. Several of these musicians saw this post and thought it would be a great idea if this thing actually happened.I decided to take it to the next level and find a venue and immediately Ski Mentioned that Mike from Uncle Eddies at Salisbury Beach has always been a supporter of local bands and was there back in the day when all this great music took place.I contacted Mike and he immediately loved the idea.We booked this officially as an event just a week ago >The response has been tremendous.This has rapidly grown and is continuing to take on a life of its own. This will be a day of music from these and any other musicians from the Lawrence area musicians on Aug 10th 2014 from 2pm till closing bands and musicians from the Greater Lawrence area from the era of 60's 70:s 80"s and today. who will be jamming, collaborating , hanging out ,showing up with entire bands and playing music all day and into the night.The daytime schedule will be filled quickly as the night is getting full so let me know if you want to play.The evening will be those of who have been requested by the original post to play who were in well known bands and are in current bands. Joey Homsey will be playing with Jimmy Marino and Lunchbox and people like Robbie Barton,Joe Delilah,Bobby Turcot, John Tomiselli,and more will be jamming .Johnny Del will not be playing with Gyro Lula as previously announced due to double booking but Johnny Del wishes he could come and sais he will try to make some part of the show if possible . Erick Preston will be playing with his band The Irregulars and jamming with Robbie Barton will be playing with his band and jamming with other musicians like Charlie Farren and other musicians.Others who I have been in contact with and waiting final confirmation. William Loosigian confirmed and comin,Sulley of Godsmack contacted me with interest Im still trying to reach Robbie Merrill,James Montgomery,have all been invited.I have communicated with Charlie Farren is coming.,Even Joe Perry has even been invited !!! Many other names of musicians everyone knew back in the day are coming.This is going to be a Histoical and crazy event,and we love crazy right ? Make sure you spread the word.The word is getting out outside facebook and that's good.More will be revieled.
Label: Guilty Dog Records
Bio: Joe Merrick has been working ceaselessly in the Boston area over the last 30 years on a steady incline building his career as a singer/songwriter. Equally at home as a soloist or band leader, Joe's original music is always a crowd pleaser. He writes about the simple things in life as well as the ...See Full Bio