Its been a while since I jumped in here on Reverbnation. The Joey Kelly All Stars played the 3rd Annual Johnny Thunders Birthday Bash At The Bowery Electric On June 15th, 2012. The All Stars this year:Johnny Rao on Guitars, Joey Vasta On BassGuitar,Frankie Dell on Drums and yours truly on vocals. We picked 3 Johnny songs this year that seemed to fit the band well. We opened w/ "Hurt Me" done differently than Johnny recorded it. Then the band featured the lovely Donna Destri who assisted me on the tune "Great Big Kiss" and finally the band closed with "Personality Crisis". Thank You Steve Krebs for the help in launching The Joey Kelly All Stars last year and inviting the band back this year in 2012. We had a blast and look forward to the next time!
"Joey Kelly's All Stars" played The Bowery Electric for the "Johnny Thunders Birthday Tribute" put together by good friend Steve Krebs. This was a who's who of Lower East Side Royalty featuring Jessie Malin, Allison Gordy, Lenny Kaye ending up the night with Walter Lure & Jeff Magnum. All my Rock and Roll buddies were on this bill. The All Stars Of Staten Island featured some long time friends and gifted musicians that I try and play with whenever I can. Johnny Eggz (from The Mighty Pragmatics) on guitar and vocals, Johnny Rao (David Johansen, Syl Sylvain & Michael Monroe) on guitar and vocals, Joe Vasta (Mink DeVille & Billy Idol) on bass & Jon Ihle (Ian Lloyd). We decided to do some classic NY Dolls & Johnny Thunders songs people would remember. And it was a night to remember! I posted one of the live songs from that night on Reverbnation,"I Wanna Be Loved"
Hey everybody, I just wanted to share with you that the new BUDDY LOVE album is in the can. Finally the master recordings have been sent out and are ready for Mastering & Duplication. We've waited over a year for this moment and now it's finally here. Thanks to all our Friends & Fans for being so patient. We should have the record in your hands shortly. Don't Forget ALL MOBBED UP @ Cha Cha's on the boardwalk in Coney Island every Friday nite until Labor Day 2010. Come see what all the noise is about!
Hey Gang, I just finished recording a studio song with my friends Johnny Rao(David Johansen and Helen Schneider) & Tommy Price(Billy Idol & Joan Jett) from Staten Island. The song is called "GHOST" and it sounds GREAT! We will be doing some more recordings together in the near future so stay tuned. If you'd like to hear the tune, you can go to: www.myspace.com/buddybutler www.myspace.com/johnnyrao and give it a spin. We hope you enjoy it! Joey Kelly