CoolCore, Kelly, Ellis, and Flynn
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
Watch & Listen
Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.
His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz's first gigs were in the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he reflects was a "crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show." Right from the start he was immersed in rock ‘n’ roll as theater, and learned from George and others playing CBGB’s at the time that included the Ramones, the Cramps, Richard Hell, whose band, the Voidoids he joined that rock ‘n’ roll should be dangerous. He reflects, "Musicians like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols weren’t just bands. They were a threat to society."
Joint-jumping, guitar-fired blues grooves and rock n’ roll classics that pay tribute to the masters. Clapton, Allmans, Stones, Stevie Ray, Skynyrd, ZZTop plus the Blues heroes that make the genre great. Played with spirit, energy and reverence
Kelly, Ellis, and Flynn
Up and coming band Kelley, Ellis and Flynn is a new collaboration of veteran musicians playing soulful, rocking blues. They are known for their creative interpretations of blues, blues rock and R&B classics and original songs, instrumental virtuosity, dynamic vocals and energetic performances. Individually they've played with a diverse group of artists including Mark Knopfler, Billie Jo Spears, Mississippi blues singer John L. Watson, Plainfield Slim, BB and the Stingers, Bailey and the Boys, The Association's Jim Yester, jazz guitarist Harry Leahy, NJ club stalwarts Bittersweet and Calico, NJ Blues Hall of Famer Johnny Charles and others. Band members are Kevin Kelley; guitar, vocals and keys, Tony C Ellis, bass and vocals and Jim "JAMO" Flynn, drums and vocals. At the Stanhope House they'll be joined by ace keyboardist Bob Stasiak.
$20.00 - $30.00
$30 VIP Seating, or $35 cash at the gate.
$25 Obstructed View Seating, or $30 cash at the gate.
$20 Standing Room Only in advance, or $25 cash at the gate.
MUST CALL FOR TABLE RESERVATIONS immediately following the purchase a ticket (973)347-7777
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.