The Booglerizers, a little hard to categorize; Americana, Roots, Folk-Blues, Jazz, old Time'y, Singer Songwriter.....
This band looks for interesting / fun songs from any and all genres, then they...Booglerize them. The original tunes penned by Richard Dipaolo are also eclectic in form, and a strong part of the bands repertoire.
Backing up the harmonies, the instrumentation generally consists of Fingerpicking and Slide Guitar, with Mandolin, Banjolin, Violin, Tuba, Harmonica, percussion and Electric Guitar.
That is Thos Shipley, a jazz vocalist, recording artist and entertainer whose performances are worldwide.
In the New York club scene, Thos has performed at various jazz venues such as Iridium and Upstairs at Green Street where he opened for future star comedians Mario Cantone and Joy Behar. Before long, he rose to new heights, performing an SRO concert in the Weill at Carnegie Hall, playing the Spoleto Festival and performing in a one-man Off-Broadway show, "Broadway Goes Jazz."
His first New York review by Bob Harrington of the NEW YORK POST hailed Thos Shipley as “On The Way To Stardom.” Internationally, he has performed in Nantes, France at La Nuit Du Jazz, Harry’s International in Singapore and in the famous Gregory’s Jazz in Rome Italy.
Thos Shipley earned him much acclaim by his Italian fans resulting in several appearance included the 2016 headline performer and an award at Isola del Liri’s “ In Music Arte” festival. Mr. Shipley is a 5-time MAC award winner (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist and was discovered by Leslie Ugghams presented by her in a solo performance in Atlantic City.
Music: Acoustic Original and Cover
FoxFire is an acoustic duo offering an eclectic mix of cover and original songs. After meeting through the New Jersey Acoustic Music in the Park (NJAMP) Meetup network of musicians, Carolyn Borger and Jim Nemecek have been playing together since early 2015. Carolyn has been a singer all her life. She has wide vocal range, and she is very well known for her beautiful harmonies.
A talented songwriter who started playing acoustic guitar at the age of 15, Carolyn has since grown into bass guitar and percussion as well. Jim is a rhythm guitarist, vocalist, and burgeoning songwriter with a style all his own. He has been playing and singing since his teens. Together, their unique styles complement one another, and cohesion and harmony are the musical result. FoxFire plays regularly in cafes, restaurants, pubs, showcases, benefits and open mics throughout central and northern New Jersey.
Gray Dog Down
Gray Dog Down creates and performs acoustic flute and guitar pieces as well as pieces which employ expansive sounds emanating from Ferrara’s guitar synths and Robson's experimentation with flute sounds. Their programs, recorded and live, reflect a diversity of mood, by turn lively, mellow and meditative, often linked to local places, people and even the animal friends in their lives. All of their concert music is performed live without backing tracks or computer assist.
Their first, self titled album is a mirror of that stage show with no layered tracks.
Michael Montemurro has been writing and performing in the New York/New Jersey area for over 30 years. His material spans all styles from deeply moving ballads to up-tempo tunes. One of his songs, "Little Things", was performed at Carnegie Hall by Esther Satterfield, the vocalist with The Chuck Mangione Group. Another one of his compositions, "Teenaged Blue-Jeaned Romeo", was chosen by the Nashville Songwriters Association International to be performed at their Summer Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee.
Michael currently performs as an acoustic singer/songwriter in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area, performing at bars/restaurants/fairs/festivals and private affairs. He includes all styles of music including Pop, Rock, Country and Rhythm and Blues, covering artists such as The Beatles, Eagles, Springsteen, Lionel Richie, Hall & Oates, Elvis, Brooks & Dunn ,Lady Gaga and One Direction, etc. Michael also includes some originals as he is first and foremost, a songwriter.
Music: Acoustic Originals
When I write a song, I want it to have character. I want it to make you laugh or think or even bum you out. But above all else, I want it to stick with you for a while.
That's my goal anyway.
I've been playing music since I was 9. Started writing some terrible songs in high school. Got better at in college. Hit my stride in my 20s.
I grew up in the New Orleans area, where music flows through our veins. I later moved to Brooklyn, New York, and now live in New Jersey. Over the years, I've played at some pretty cool places, including Tipitina's, the Howlin' Wolf and Carrollton Station in New Orleans, and the Knitting Factory and Pianos in New York. I put out a CD, appeared on a local TV show and had my songs played on radio a handful of times.
Christina Sophia is a senior at RPHS. Music has been a part of her life since she was incredibly young, thanks mostly to her father. Christina began by playing the clarinet in third grade for the elementary school band and shortly thereafter began piano lessons. “I subsequently picked up the guitar and ukulele by myself and just recently added drums to the mix!” she says. “And currently I'm part of the worship team at my youth group and we're working on writing songs together.”
“In terms of my own personal style, it's hard to narrow down. There were such diverse influences that I grew up with. If I had to describe my style it'd be dark alternative pop with a little bit of soul.” Ms. Sophia is writing more of her own material and working on a recording she hopes to release soon. As for now, she is pursuing a Theater Arts Major at a top drama university. Keep your ears and eyes open for Christina Sophia!