By on August 21, 2013


 Five of the New York tri-state area’s most accomplished musicians have joined forces to form the Bon Jovi tribute band, 1 WILD NIGHT.


THE ROSTER: Former Tango Down vocalist, Alex Barbieri; keyboardist, Gordon “G.G.” Gebert, previously of Ace Frehley and Angel; guitarist, Bob Conroy, and bassist, Mike Winters, of the well-known metal tribute, Streets; and drummer, Russ Wilson, of the Richie Scarlet Band. All members have extensive experience performing in venues ranging from clubs to arenas in both original and
cover acts.


When asked what his inspiration was to establish this tribute, Barbieri replied, “I know I can do this well. Jon Bon Jovi has been a big influence on my singing style since I was 15. I think that’s why my left foot bops involuntarily when I’m at the mic.” He added, “I feel very blessed to be working with such talented musicians and all-around great guys! I couldn’t be happier with the line-up. I feel that we’ll be one of the most authentic, professional Bon Jovi tributes out there. Conveying the essence of Bon Jovi’s live performance — positivity, amazing music and that open interaction with the audience, that’s what we’re about.”


When asked how he came to join this venture, Drummer, Russ Wilson responded, “I was immediately impressed with Alex’s vocal and writing ability, and I discovered that my long-time friend, Mike Winters, was involved. And knowing his unbelievable talent and drive, it was an even bigger draw. But when we all got together for the first time, I knew right then that we had a rare chemistry, and that sealed the deal for me.  Paying tribute to such an iconic band with these guys is a pleasure and a lot of fun.”


Guitarist, Bob Conroy, who also performed in Kivel Records’ Goodbye Thrill, added, “Quality tribute bands play incredible venues like casinos, theaters, colleges and festivals – places with great people, amazing sound and atmosphere. That’s our goal: To deliver outstanding performances, playing music we love while entertaining the masses.”


Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30 p.m. – Dudley’s Parkview, New Rochelle, NY (21+)

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.