Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 3:00 pm
All-Star Rock 'n' Rollers Heat Up The Season With Rock ‘n Roll + Christmas Classics
Everyone Has A Christmas Wish. Maybe This One Is Yours... What if some of the greatest musicians who performed on some of the greatest rock 'n' roll records ever cut decided to get together to create a band of their own?
What if the guys in that band included a former Music Director of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons? What if the guitar player who had been Carly Simon's music director for 21 years was onboard too? And what if the rest of the group had recorded or performed with such music industry luminaries as Elton John, Carole King, Sting, Three Dog Night, Jim Croce, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Cheap Trick and Alan Parsons amongst others?
Snap of the fingers, wave of the wand and ... your wish is granted. Meet THE HIT MEN, whose credentials, showmanship and sheer hard-rockin' talent are unmatched by any other group in modern music. But what if you had a second wish? What if THE HIT MEN decided to celebrate the holiday season with a concert that combines your favorite Rock and Holiday tunes?
Second wish granted! Keyboardist/vocalist and group founder Lee Shapiro, lead guitarist/ vocalist Jimmy Ryan, bassist/vocalist Jeff Ganz, keyboardist/percussionist/vocalist Russ Velazquez and drummer/vocalist Steve Murphy aka, THE HIT MEN, whose gift to you is their red-hot holiday show, Rock ‘n Roll + Christmas Classics.
This hit-packed, fun filled celebration includes number one hits by Frankie Valli, Tommy James, Jim Croce, Carly Simon, Three Dog Night, Journey, Carole King and Cat Stevens sprinkled with holiday tunes performed in HIT MEN classic rock style – including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Happy Christmas (War Is Over),” “Christmas Baby Please Come Home” and an explosive big-band swing arrangement of “Jingle Bells.”
"We perform these classic holiday songs in the fashion of the people we toured with, recorded with ... or were ourselves," says Hit Men founder Lee Shapiro, with a smile. "We made sure to choose songs that were not just fluff," Shapiro adds. "And because we've gotten to know our audience well, we know what kind of music best strikes a chord with them. So Rock ‘n Roll + Christmas Classics is for them. We want them to enjoy it all -- and know that it comes from us."