Slim Chance And The gamblers with Special Guest, Glen Burtnik And The Mattison Avenue HillBillys

Slim Chance And The gamblers with Special Guest, Glen Burtnik And The Mattison Avenue HillBillys

The music of "Slim Chance & The Gamblers" is strongly based in Blues and R&B. Our objective is to play for the body, mind and soul in that danceability and lyrical substance are key factors.
Each member brings their own special musical character and influence into the concoction that makes the unique sound that is "S.C.&.T.G...
It's been said that " Their sound seems to fall somewhere between "The Black Keys", "J. Geils" and "War"." Our music is as diversified in the blues realm as Joe Bonnamassa, Bonnie Raitt, or Delbert Mc Clinton. The line up includes: Mario Casella, lead vocals, guitar, Sandy Storm, background and lead vocals, Sandy Mack, harmonica, vocals, Rockin' Randy Ladet, keyboards, vocals, E G.Greene, Guitar and Slide, Jimmy Grant, 7 string bass, vocals, Steve (Night Train) Murphy, drums, and Johnny G. Reo, percussion and drums.
Together we create a diverse sound that all audiences can enjoy, and our fans love to dance to our music.
We think of our sound as being a kind of “Bluesrockafunkadelica, which is Blues, Rock, Funk and Psychedelic music combined,
"Together we take the gamble at laying our time and our love for music on the table. Serendipity has brought me a wonderful band, wonderful friends and now I am blessed with the gift of song".

Glen Burtnik has written and performed in bands since he was a teenager growing up in New Brunswick NJ. After graduating high school, he answered an ad in the Village Voice for Beatles sound-alikes and was hired to play Paul McCartney in the Broadway show Beatlemania. During the run, he forged a lasting friendship with critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, who played John Lennon. Still close friends, Glen often appears with Marshall during his live shows.
Glen has always been involved in the Asbury Park music scene. He played with LaBamba and the Hubcaps and famed Stone Pony house band Cats On A Smooth Surface, with whom Bruce Springsteen would often perform. Glen was invited, but declined, an invitation to work with another NJ musician who was forming a band at that time: Jon Bongiovi (later Jon Bon Jovi).
In 1989 Glen joined successful arena rock band STYX as guitarist, bassist and songwriter. He penned five songs on their 1990 album, Edge Of The Century, co-wrote all the music on their 2004 album Cyclorama and toured internationally with the band for 10 years.
Glen’s compositions have been recorded by many artists, including his chart-topping hits Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough (recorded by Patty Smyth and Don Henley, which reached #1 on the pop charts), and Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom Of A Man, which Randy Travis took to #1 on the country charts. He has performed on recordings by Celine Dion, Meatloaf, John Waite and many others.
Glen’s love for the Beatles manifests in his annual “Beatles Bash” series when he carefully replicates note for note recreations of albums by The Beatles, complete with orchestra, choir, Indian instrumentalists, bells, whistles and everything heard on the original recordings. Glen also appears nationally at the popular Beatlefest conventions annually throughout the year.
For 20 years, he produced his annual charity show Glen Burtnik’s Xmas Xtravaganza raising money for local New Jersey food banks.

$15 Advanced - $20 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

There is a $20 food/drink minimum

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