Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 8 PM
NAC Sports Training Center | 120 Pheasant Run| Newtown, PA 18940
BATTLE OF THE BANDS IS BACK-
and the encore promises to be even better than our first Battle of the Bands last year.
This fundraiser features live music from local and regional artists that is sure to get you on your feet.
Enjoy a stadium show in an intimate setting that is just for friends of Greenwood House.
Dinner, drinks, dessert, and an auction as part of your ticket purchase.
Casual Attire – Rock n Roll Chic
Check out the video from last year’s Battle of the Bands.
Don’t miss out on this incredible night of music and fun to help support the Greenwood House mission!
Greenwood House’s mission of providing the highest quality of care services to seniors and those we serve in an atmosphere of compassion and dignity, based on Jewish traditions and values.
Proceeds from Battle of the Bands ticket sales, sponsorships and auctions go towards supporting Greenwood House, a not-for-profit, mission-based long-term care organization and comprehensive provider of wellness-focused senior lifestyles and health care services.
Greenwood House is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.
For questions, call Neil Wise, Director of Development at (609) 883-9014
Photo credit: Conni Freestone
Williams Honor, comprised of singer/songwriter Reagan Richards and songwriter/producer Gordon Brown, is the Jersey Shore’s first ever country duo, mixing traditional country along with its modern evolution and their Jersey roots, creating a unique sound they are proud to call their own – Jersey Country.
They started out by doing a very intimate show, then shortly afterwards performed their first big show on stage with Bruce Springsteen. They then embarked on a two-year radio tour across the country, all the while building a beloved fan base aptly named the Williams Honor Army. After countless television and country radio appearances, their self-titled debut album spawned two MusicRow charting singles and took home a win for Best Music Video at the Asbury Park Music + Film Festival, and they were just recently voted Best Band on the Jersey Shore from radio listeners at Jersey pop station 94.3 The Point. They’ve toured nationally and shared the stage with some of the format’s biggest stars, including Old Dominion, Tim McGraw, and Lady A, among others.
Their live shows, whether with their full band or acoustic, are always packed with high energy, comedy, fashion and a style that is distinctly G&R, as they are affectionately nicknamed. They also continue to lend their efforts to some of the top national acts in country, pop, and rock, either writing, producing, and/or touring alongside many of today’s well-established artists.
STEVE CONTE & THE NYC DELUXE
NYC Deluxe is a rock ‘n’ roll band whose longtime members have played together just about everywhere. Collectively, they’ve played with New York Dolls, Billy Squier, Willy DeVille, Paul Simon, Peter Wolf, Steven Van Zandt, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, The Hooters, Roger Waters, Ian Hunter, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Rufus Wainwright, Patty Smyth, Scandal, John Mayer, Roseann Cash and Willie Nile.
Guitar & bass playing brothers Steve & John Conte have been writing, recording & playing music together since they were 9 and 10 years old. Drummer Rich Pagano hooked up with the Contes in the late 1990s, recording many original albums, touring and playing shows together from NYC to the Midwest. When the trio needed a keyboardist, Andy Burton entered the picture in the early 2000s, working on many of those same projects including Steve Conte & Blues Deluxe, their band spotlighting the music of Rod Stewart & Jeff Beck. Guitarist Tommy Williams is the newest member of the group but fits right in to the family, having known Rich since childhood and sharing a similar love for all things British Invasion and Americana.
Together, the boys cover the full spectrum of rock ’n’ roll, from the R&B 1950s side (Chuck Berry, Little Richard) to the 60s Brit pop-rock bands (Beatles, Stones, Faces, Who) and back to Americana (Tom Petty, Dylan, Creedence, Springsteen, Cheap Trick).
The band’s motto, to quote Spinal Tap’s keyboardist Viv Savage, is to “Have a good time – ALL the time!”
Full Code was formed in 2020, during the height of the pandemic. The band consists of Craig Gronczewski, on guitar and vocals. Gronczewski is chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, and one of four Princeton Health doctors who make up the aptly named band. On guitar is Jasmeet Bajaj, MD, medical director of the Critical and Intermediate Care units. On bass, Gabe Smolarz, MD, board certified endocrinologist. On drums, David Barile, MD, medical director of the Acute Care for the Elderly unit. On sax, Sam Benn-Fatah, the hospital chaplain. These docs rock.
Together, they have decades of education and experience, and a passion for what they do. They are on the frontlines of medicine, caring for some of Central New Jersey’s most vulnerable patients every day.
Full Code came together because of the physicians’ shared love of music but the band — and the camaraderie it breeds — definitely helps the doctors to de-stress.
After a day of focusing on test results, treatments and prognoses — and communicating all this information to patients and families — being fully focused on the notes, lyrics and harmonies helps to take them somewhere else mentally and emotionally.