Light of Day Festival 2018
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Gary U.S. Bonds
Gary U.S. Bonds (born June 6, 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA) is an American R&B and rock and roll singer and songwriter.
A rare distinction for Gary is that he managed to transcend the decades with hits. His inspiration for Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt, who had grown up on Bonds' music led to a chance meeting in 1980. A friendship developed and, shortly after, a musical collaboration which resulted in Bonds' "Dedication" and "On the Line" LPs, with singles: "This Little Girl Is Mine,” "Out of Work," "Jole Blon" and "Daddy's Come Home". Reviews noted “…His gritty, soulful and powerful vocals… even better than before…”
While he has continued to perform, Gary also keeps active as a songwriter. His success as a songwriter even garnered him a nomination for the Country Music Association's "Songwriter of the Year".
Dramarama is a Los Angeles based alternative rock band always fronted by singer-songwriter John Easdale. The band was formed in New Jersey in 1982 and disbanded in 1994. The band formally reunited in 2004 following an appearance on VH1's Bands Reunited reality show. Amid renewed interest since the Bands Reunited episode and a large-scale appearance at KROQ-FM's annual Inland Invasion festival concert (attended by more than 78,000 fans), Dramarama has since been touring nationally. In 2005 they released a new, full-length studio CD titled Everybody Dies. The current band consists of original members Peter Wood (guitar) and Mark Englert (guitar) along with longtime members Mike Davis (bass) and Tony Snow (drums). Dramarama has recorded new material that remains unreleased as of 2015.
Johnny Pisano's Punk Rock Pizzeria
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bass Player, Johnny Pisano has toured internationally in the music scene for over 30 years. Working with artists both in recording studios and on the road, Johnny has performed alongside Bruce Springsteen, Billie Joe Armstrong, Steven Van Zandt, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Mike Peters, Ryan Adams, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, Deborah Harry, Kate Pierson (B-52’s), Leonard Graves Phillips (The Dickies), Cheetah Chrome, Peter Criss, David Johansen, Robert Gordon, Jimmy Vivino, Glen Matlock, Handsome Dick Manitoba, The Counting Crows, Nancy Pelosi, Fred Armisen (“SNL”), and many, many more.
Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan
A North Jersey roots rock/Americana band led by lead singer/songwriter Joe D’Urso, began their career in the early '90s. Their raw raucous style is keenly similar to the likes of fellow American rockers John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan. D'Urso, has been critically acclaimed for being a passionate songwriter and an earnest performer with a deep love for making music. Joe independently released their debut, Rock-Land, in 1993. Mirrors, Shoestrings & Credit Cards followed three years later and led the band to opening spots for Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Wilco, Joan Osborne, the Allman Brothers, and Bruce Springsteen. In 1998, he signed to Capitol/Right Stuff and issued their third release, Glow, in 1999. A year later, considered to be one of his best works, Rock and Roll Station was released. He and the band have released a total of 13 albums and continue to tour the world.
The King Sings The Boss
An act titled The King Sings the Boss, which is just what it sounds like. In other words, an Elvis impersonator will sing Springsteen songs as Elvis himself might have done.
Mark A. Wright, a British singer-songwriter and Elvis impersonator, is the man behind The King Sings the Boss. Springsteen aficionados may recognize him for having contributed his version of “Two Hearts,” under his own name, to the 2003 compilation, Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen.
$45.00 - $75.00
Tickets Available at the Door
$20 Food & Beverage minimum per person
Line-up (in order of Appearance)
King Sings The Boss
7:00 - 7:20
Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan
7:30 - 8:00
Johnny Pi's Punk Rock Pizzeria
8:15 - 8:55
9:05 - 9:50
Gary US Bonds
10:05 - End