33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Tommy Tutone are classic '80s rockers led by vocalist and guitarist Tommy Heath, best known for the worldwide smash "867-5309/Jenny". The group's first single, 1980’s "Angel Say No," hit the American Top 40 during a tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, That was enough to bring the debut album, ‘Tommy Tutone’, into the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart for 13 weeks over the summer of 1980. But it was 1981's "867-5309/Jenny" that sent the group to the top of the charts in a 27 week run--"Jenny" topped the Billboard Mainstream Rocks charts for three weeks, and it's runaway AOR success quickly crossed over into the Top 40. . . Peaking in early 1982, the single hit number four and went gold in a run of nearly 30 weeks on the Hot 100, spending a staggering 8 weeks in the Top 10. The album that accompanied it, Tommy Tutone 2, spent 30 weeks on the Top Pop Albums chart, peaking at #20.
From the moment their first album hit, touring, television and radio were the steady diet of Tommy Tutone. As mentioned, their first national tour in the summer of 1980 saw them support Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as Petty consolidated the success of "Damn The Torpedoes". Tommy Tutone toured with the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, ZZ Top., The Tubes, Cheap Trick, America, Eddie Money, and more. In fact, it was Jenny McPhee, backing vocalist for the Tubes, that inspired Tommy Tutone's signature song. The group was an MTV staple and appeared on American Bandstand, Fridays, and a host of other shows of the era.
The fall of 1983 saw the release of "National Emotion", their third album and their third straight Billboard Top Pop albums charter. They toured extensively for the album, though into 1985, but it was their final album for Columbia Records.
In 1994, Heath returned, using the name Tommy Tutone for a new release, Nervous Love. Heath continues to this day as Tommy Tutone; he released Tutone.rtf in 1998. The "Nervous Love" LP saw a retitled reissue called "A Long Time Ago" in the summer of 2011. Recent years have seen Tommy on 2016's "Lost 80s Live" Tour, 2018's "Best In Show" tour with Rick Springfield, Loverboy, and Greg Kihn, as well as Milwaukee's Summerfest and a host of other major appearances. Tommy is in pre-production for a new studio release marked for late 2019 or 2020.
THE CRYERS have been performing since 1991, throughout the U.S.A. & Canada, as well as their home base of NJ/NY. The band's sound is based deep within the roots of Rock 'n Roll. It features a solid beat, captivating harmonies, and powerfully written songs. Along with their original material, the band performs with gutsy exuberance, tunes from the vast archives of Rock 'n Roll, breathing new life into timeless classics as well as contemporary songs from the cutting edge. Sid Berstein, the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, calls this band "Magical!"
The band's unique "rootsy" sound originates from the songwriting talents of bassist/vocalist Joe Orlando (www.joeorlando.com) and guitarist/vocalist Jeff Brown. They are dynamically supported by keyboardist/vocalist Belle Liao and drummer Tommy Seesellberg. Orlando's powerful, soothing voice and melodic bass lines, influenced by the early days of Rock 'n Roll, are complimented nicely by Brown's seasoned vocals and gritty guitar sound chiseled from the Rock 'n Roll bedrock of the 60's and 70's. Liao's sweet harmonies and classically trained keys are the icing on top, and the hard rockin' beat of Seesselberg, drives the sound home with one of the strongest two and fours in the business, honed from his days on the road performing with Rock Star Legends.
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