Meet GoodMan Fiske. Formed in 2005 when long-time friends Gene Goodman and Ryan Fiske began performing acoustically in the small town of Atco, NJ. The duo spent the next four years experimenting with various sounds that ranged from the southern roots of Country to the edgy rhythm of good old Rock n' Roll. With several songs in place, the duo then turned full- fledged band, joining Shore Bets Management and adding John Kresge and Alex Staff on bass.
Once the band was set, GoodMan Fiske received the opportunity to work with acclaimed songwriter Sean Murphy, aka Rok Dog. Murphy, known for his diverse technique of songwriting, provided emotionally-charged lyrics that allowed Fiske to embrace the musical spectrum and compose creative songs. With three-part harmonies and unexpected elements, Goodman added the finishing touches to ensure each songs unique sound.
After sharing the same stages that legendary acts such as ZZ Top, Puddle of Mud, and Saliva performed on, GoodMan Fiske further solidified themselves as serious artists with the debut of their four-track self-titled E.P. The E.P. attracted positive recognition from fans and critics, due to its catchy tracks like "Redneck American Dream" that Fiske describes as a song with "a great Country vibe and feel-good lyrics."
While performing almost nightly to supportive fans, the band worked on their full length release, "Uncovered". The album release party, held at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia, was a huge success with over 420 fans in attendance.
With a motley sound and strong stage presence, the band continues to grow musically and personally as a whole. GoodMan Fiske cannot be characterized by just one genre. They perform a medley of songs that have the capability of inviting fans to embrace and share their distinct passion for music.
The Nerds…….playing a blend of Soul, Classic Rock, and TV themes. Their stage show and banter was largely influenced by Monty Python and David Letterman’s love of the absurd and Howard Stern’s disregard for tact. More often than not, pointless arguments onstage about trivial matters became a regular part of the act. One of the Nerds most requested bits, came in the way of a sing along inspired by a hot dog cart operator. At lunch one day, Spaz overhear the vendor’s boom-box playing Neil Diamond’s ”Sweet Caroline. When the chorus came around the guy chimed in “Sweeeet Caroline… pah pah pah”. Finding this childishly amusing, Spaz decided to add this to the Nerds set, along with getting the audience to sing the infectious “…pah pah pah…”. It became a regular part of the act, and there isn’t a night that goes by when some reluctant participant isn’t coerced into singing along. “It’s all in good fun, and people love the attention. I hear even Neil Diamond has added it to his live show.” Before long they had developed a strong fan base of people not looking for the same old thing.
The Amish Outlaws
It is a little-known fact that most Amish practice a tradition called "Rumspringa" (literal translation: "running around") in which Amish children at the age of 16 have an opportunity to live free of the strict Amish code of conduct before deciding if they want to come back and be baptized into the Amish church. Surprisingly, virtually all of the youths return.
But sometimes they don't.
Four out of the original six members of The Amish Outlaws were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the Devil's Playground, there was no turning back. In the years since Rumspringa, the members of the Amish Outlaws have become very well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all.
Sharing not only the bond of having left the Amish life behind, but also the deep mutual love of music, needless to say, the Brothers were soon like brothers, and together they delved deeply into the 16 years of American culture they missed, watching endless hours of classic MTV, listening to the radio, CDs, records, tapes... anything they could get their hands on. But just listening and watching was not enough... the Brothers soon decided to form a band that combined their love of the modern world and their traditional upbringing. They met Brothers Jakob and Ishmael (both “English" as we call the non-Amish), making them “honorary Amish" when the two joined the band. Thus, with a bold lust for life and a fire for music and performance that can only come from 16 years of repression, The Amish Outlaws were unleashed upon the world.
In 2007, Brother Big Daddy Abel joined The Amish Outlaws on lead vocals and guitar. A brother and friend to us all! In 2013, Brother Ishmael stepped down to live a quieter life and Brother Elijah Rule joined the fold on guitar. There is no "typical" Amish Outlaws show, but the average crowd can expect to see men in full Amish garb releasing all of their pent up energy with an infectious joy. With a set that is always evolving as the Brothers discover more and more music and culture, The Amish Outlaws constantly surprise the audience and keep them guessing as to what they could possibly play next, from Johnny Cash to Jay Z, Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Bon Jovi to Elvis Presley, The Foo Fighters to Dropkick Murphys, to theme songs from the TV shows they have come to know. Throughout, The Outlaws spin yarns about the Brothers' upbringing and adventures since Rumpsringa. Amish Outlaw gigs are less performances than they are initiations into the life of an Amish Outlaw and parties celebrating the Brothers' newfound freedom.
Jeffrey Gaines is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Harrisburg, PA. Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwrites that emerged in the 1990s. In 1990, he moved to Philadelphia where he sgined with Chrysalis Records. His self-titled 1992 debut, featuring The Band's Garth Hudson on saxophone, organ, and accordion, drew ciritical praise from far and wide and put him on the musical map as a sesitive folk-rock artist. In 2001, Gaines re-recorded versions of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" which hit number 22 on the US Adult Top 40 chart and remained on the chart for 22 weeks. Gaines has performed his original compositions live on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, VH-1, Friday Night Videos, and A&E's Breakfast with the Artists. He has toured with artists including Paula Cole, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, Sting, Shawn Colvin, Edwin McCain, The Bacon Brothers, Joe JAckson, and Stevie Nicks.
Weird Science is THE ULTIMATE 80s Experiment. A professional, energetic, and entertaining group that recreates the sounds, sights, and feeling of that amazing decade of pop culture decadence. Weird Science is avaialble for clubs, bars, private parties, and corporate events. So put on your favorite 80s gear and let's party like it's 1989!!!!
Drop Dead Sexy
Often imitated but never duplicated....Drop Dead Sexy has been entertaining audiences up & down the East Coast with their OVER-THE_TOP stage show and their extensive and creative song repertoire for over a decade. They have established themselves as THE premier party band on the East Coast. With their plethora of stage props and frequent costume changes, Drop Dead Sexy uses anything and everythig they can get their hands on to ensure that a long-lasting and memorable experience is had by all. In any particular set at a Drop Dead Sexy show, you canhear songs from Lady Gaga to Queen to Bon Jovi to Michale Jackson. If you have witnessed the phenomenon that is Drop Dead Sexy and survived, you will not look at othery, ordinary cover bands, the same because you have just experience the best party on Earth.
Michael Allman was born and raised in Daytona Beach, FL. He is lead vocalist and frontman to the Michael Allman Band. Even though Michael looks and sounds very similar to his father, Gregg Allman, he has his own distinctive style of Blues and Rock.
Touring all over the country, Michael is spreading his family's blend of roots, rock, and blues. "I'm a singer and a gypsy who needs to fly another way," Allman said, quoting lyrics from his song It Ain't Me.
Michael performs his original songs from his album "Hard Labor Creek" as well as covering songs from The Allman Brothers Band.
Allman's half siblings are Layla Brooklyn Allman, whose band Picture Me Broken won a regional breakout artist competition as part of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards; Devon Allman, who heads the band Honeytribe; and Ellijah Blue, son of Cher, singer and guitarist for the rock band Deadsy.
Michael's dad is legendary rocker, Gregg Allman; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, rock and blues singer-songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Tommy Conwell is a US guitarist, songwriter, and performer. He is best known as the frontman for the Philadelphia-based band Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers. The band had a #1 US mainstream rock hit with "I'm Not Your Man." and were known for their raw, high-energy live performances.
Hailed as one of the biggest rock bands to come out of Philadelphia, Octane certainly made its mark on the city of Brotleryly Love and eyond. In fact, the unsgined band not only sold more than 65,000 copies of their independent debut release but their single, "I For One", spent multiple weeks as the #1 song on WYSP's charts.
Devoted fans from NY to FL and all along the Atlantic Shore have been following LauraLea for years. Two times winner of the Philadelphia Music Awards for Best Female Entertainer, LauraLea has sold over 15,000 CDs and performs in front of 1,000+ fans every weekend. She was a regular, featured artist, for the 2007 - 2009 seaons of the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field and has performed sold out shows at The Trocadero, The Electric Factory, and TLA in Philadelphia as well as The Bitter End in NYC.
Formed in 1999, The Benjamins are a force to be reckoned with in musical entertainment. Performing over 200 shows and events per year, The Benjamins' high-energy act covers songs from every genre and every era, with a specific focus on the most current and popular songs out today.
The Benjamins, while based in the tri-state area (NJ/NY/CT), cover venues in over 15 states, from Florida to Vermont in the east, to Oklahoma and Nevada in the west. The Benjamins have appeared at major venues across the country, including arena appearances at Madison Square Garden, Izod Center, and The Prudential Center. They have also provided entertainment for numerous private functions, major corporations, and high profile clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Sony Music, MSNBC, and Anheuser Bush. The Benjamins have rocked with major sports teams like the New Jersey Nets, New Jersey Devils, Newy York Giants & Jets, and the New York Knicks. They have also appeared on national and international media outlets, including WPLJ-FM in New York, VH!, FOX News Channel, and many more regional and local outlets.
“Tommy Edward is a man of the people; an old-school, Las Vegas style entertainer with Philadelphia energy. He’s the ultimate Young Turk.”
That’s what the fans are saying. Everyone will be part of the show; everyone will have a great time. Tommy Edward wouldn’t have it any other way. “When I’m entertaining, I want the crowds up front rockin’ & dancin’.” But what makes Tommy great is that he’s always meeting & greeting the more laid back fans with photo-ops, hi-fives, and camaraderie too. He unites the crowd as one; the power of unity elevates the energy & you can really feel it.
Tommy Edward, as Sir Rod Stewart, is in its 14th year running. Tommy has captured the wild hair; the sweet, soulful, raspy voice; & the body language of the real Rod Stewart. Combining the likeness of Rod Stewart with contests, sing-alongs, balloons, freebees, family photos, costume changes, & a great band, Tommy Edward wins over packed houses every night. “I want every fan to say they saw a great show and that they’ll come back…..and they always do.”
Tommy Edward, as Sir Rod Stewart, features a rockin’ band. Melissa Rose is a hot keyboardist that sings & fronts the non Rod Stewart songs. Her high energy makes this act a complete night of entertainment with two sets of Rod Stewart & a set of party rock. Harry Marion is bangin’ on the skins; his drum solo on Losing You is “creamin-standing-o!” Marc Harper, the newest member, plays guitar and hails from LA. Marc brings the wailin’ Van Halen, West Coast style to the act.
Fronted by national Guns N Roses tribute band, Appetite for Destruction, Chad Atkins joins The Jungle, a local GNR tribute comprised of some of the areas hottest musicians including: Brian Quinn, Robert Pirylis, Mike Vlaanderen (all of Octane & Fosterchild fame) and Justin Monteleone of Pawnshop Roses and Michael Passaro of Barometer.
The New Rock Rebellion
Flashback to the 1980s.Bands like Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Van Halen, Def Leppard, & Motley Crue are changing the way live shows are produced. Intimate jam shows transition into huge production performances.
Now, three decades later, enter Rebel Revolution. Recreating the energy of an arena environment with hits past & present, Rebel Revolution boasts musicians familiar with, and can invoke the energy of, that epic experience; from iconic Philadelphia bands & musicians, including:
- Octane: Gregg Tripp
- The Young Rumblers: Ron Mahaffey
- Looks That Kill: Caz Ferrante
- Speed: Jeffrey Herbetko
- Fate 88: Dan Martino