The Jersey Shore Rock-N-Soul Revue, presented by Count Basie Theatre, a 1,550 seat circa 1926 theatre in downtown Red Bank, New Jersey began in February of 2005, a brainchild of Theatre owner Numa Saisselin who summoned Bandiera confident in his ability to pay tribute to the great artists of the rock and roll era. Each concert is designed to highlight the collective work of an individual artist or genre and so far has included nods to the legendary Roy Orbison, Phil Spectors Wall of Sound and duos Simon & Garfunkle and The Everly Brothers. The next Rock-N-Soul Revue will take place in February and tribute artists of the British Invasion.
The band, compiled by Jersey Shore rock and roll veteran Bobby Bandiera, is an all-star ensemble featuring the finest musicians the community has to offer. Confirmed artists for the November 18 engagement include: Gold Record award winning singer/songwriter Bob Burger (guitar, vocals), Mick Seely (keyboards, vocals), Kevin Kavanaugh (keyboards, vocals), Joe Bellia (drums), Joey Stann (sax) and Maureen McCrink, Leona Holmes and Lisa Bouchelle (backing vocals), with additional band members and special guests to be announced.