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Akiva the Believer

Akiva the Believer is a Master Drummer who is reintroducing drumming back into Jewish prayer settings. He is the first ordained "Holy Drummer" since the Temple was destroyed thousands of years ago.

Akiva plays at synagogues, retreats, drum circles and concerts around the world. Akiva played with the father of Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l. Later he played with Paul of Peter, Paul & Mary. In recent years he has been playing with a who's who of Jewish music including Shefa Gold, Alberto Mizrachi, Craig Taubman, Gad Elbaz, Debbie Friedman, zt'l., and Storahtelling. Lately, he is branching out, playing in folk, gospel, and interfaith settings.

Akiva's first CD, "The Rhythm of G!d" is finally out and available here.

HE is working on his first book: "Holy Drumming: A Manual for Drummers Accompanying People at Prayer", b.n. He has been asked to teach his approach at the major Jewish seminaries. He has opened a school, The Holy Drumming Institute and graduated his first class. Akiva has been working on his invention, "The Electrified Tambourine."

Akiva lives on a beach in Huntington. There he runs a small shul where people come to sing, pray, and dance!

 

Anthony Raffa

Anthony Raffa is honored to perform in this years 2017 Long Island Fall Festival. This is the 25th year Anthony has performed at the Huntington festival. Anthony will be performing a musical tribute to the late John Denver. Marking the 20th anniversary of John's passing, all are invited to join to remember John Denver and join in to sing along on the lawn of the Harry Chapin Main Stage on Saturday October 7 @ 3:00pm.

Anthony Raffa's musical credits have spanned a wide range of professional performances throughout the country. As a children's musical theater director and event producer for John Denver, Anthony performed musical scores with John, Kenny Loggins, Olivia Newton John, Carlos Nakai, Peter Kater and many other fine artists. Anthony's early performances include opening for Hall and Oats, The Charlie Daniels Band.

In recent years, Anthony was cast as in the Theater Three Musical stage producation of "Almost Heaven, The Songs and Stories of John Denver."

You can find Anthony performing Tribute Shows and original compositions weekly at restaurants, waterfont clubs, nightclubs, private and corporate events, weddings, public settings and more.

For further information, please visit Anthony's website at the following: tributemusic.tv - tributeconcertseast.com - longislandweddings.com and Anthonyrafffa.com


 

BACKTRAX

BACKTRAX is a Long Island rock cover band playing the Classic Rock songs of the Classic Vinyl era, covering a wide range of bands from The Beatles, Wings, Eagles, Rolling Stones to Black Crowes, Heart, Rush, Led Zeppelin and more...
Joe Corridore (lead guitar) and co-founder of the local band Touch of Grey renamed the band after the addition of Said Hamdan (lead vocals-formerly of Uncovered) with a renewed focus on more popular rock covers in and beyond the mainstream…great songs you will remember and some you may have forgot!
The versatility of the band is further accentuated by their harmony vocals from band mates Barbara Corridore, Bassist Bob Daniels and Joe Borgese on keys (all of which also sing lead vocals of various songs). Rockin' Steady on the back-line is Gene Drum on Drums and Percussion.

 

The CaveMollies

Just when it seemed that NY had lost its once steamy romance with straight forward classic rock music ... in crawls the CaveMollies, one of the finest rock-n-roll bands you've seen in a very long time .... A well oiled machine of attitude, powerful vocals, soaring harmonies, scorching guitars, driving rythyms, vintage keys and harmonica - All wrapped up in a big rubber band of raw musical energy. This isn't just a bar band , it's musical journey to a time when great rock bands looked and sounded ...well ... like this!

Bearing musical influences ranging from Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Faces, Yardbirds, The Who & Led Zeppelin, The CaveMollies have distilled these many inspirations into a sound which is very much their own. Their uncompromising attitude and exciting performances bring that old fashioned rock-n-roll enthusiasm to their audiences each and every time.

If you love rock music of the sixties and seventies, these guys truly are the real thing ! .. Cavemollies are a very much alive part of a dying breed, seasoned pros who know how to keep audiences on their feet, interested and coming back for more.

Featuring former members of the Billy Idol Band, Riot and Joan Jett - as well as all individually having many hundreds of gigs under their respective belts - The CaveMollies are :

John Marino - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Rick Ventura - Guitars
Phil Feit - Bass Guitar, Vocals
PJ Mumola - Drums, Vocals & Precussion
Joe Weitekamp - Pianos, Organs and Vocals

For Booking Info, Contact GFI Promotions at 800 940-2120
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Christopher John Campion

Christopher John Campion is a singer-songwriter/author from Huntington, NY known, most notably, for his rollicking off-Broadway music-monologue-multimedia piece, Escape From Bellevue and the critically acclaimed memoir of the same name that followed on Gotham/Penguin Books. In 2016 he released the full length album, Watch The Gap, touring and opening shows for M.Ward and Violent Femmes. His new EP Split Milk comes out October 2017 and he will be playing dates behind it through 2018. Christopher John Campion is also one of the essayists honored in Fordham Press's forthcoming book "The Writing Irish of New York" due out in early February of next year.

 
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