Boccigalupe & The Badboys

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The Original Sounds of Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA


New "Nothing But Trouble" Album Launch

News is that the way over due album "Nothing But Trouble" will be completed January 23, 2006. The release date for Europe is February 18th with a special party at your venue!

“Back in the early days of the Stone Pony (mid-seventies), three bands ruled the Asbury Park music scene: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, The Shakes and Cahoots. They defined the blue-collar rock and soul dubbed the Sounds of Asbury Park.” ---- Backstreets, the official Bruce Springsteen fan publication

The musical histories of the members of Bocci and the Badboys are as extensive as the history of the Asbury Park music scene itself.

Asbury Park born-and bred keyboardist Tony Amato, a.k.a. "Boccigalupe," has been a member of almost every band that was part of the 1970’s Asbury Park music scene. Centered around the Stone Pony, the Fastlane, the Upstage Coffee House and other clubs, that same scene gave then-budding musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, and later, Jon Bon Jovi a chance to hone their skills before rising to international prominence.

All of the members of Bocci and the Badboys are veterans of hundreds of gigs in dark, smoky bars where sometimes the audience amounts to a handful of people. Through it all, they’ve honed their chops to the point that they know how to work together well on stage and in the studio. The results of their studio efforts are available on the first band’s, independently produced album, "It's My Turn Now" on Sound City Music. Recorded at Shorefire Recording Studios in Long Branch, fans of the band are already clamoring for a follow-up album.

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The musical histories of the members of Boccigalupe and the Badboys are as extensive as the history of the Asbury Park music scene itself.

Asbury Park born-and bred keyboardist Tony Amato, a.k.a. “Boccigalupe,” has been a member of almost every band that was part of the 1970’s Asbury Park music scene. Centered around the Stone Pony, the Fastlane, the Upstage Coffee House and other clubs, that same scene gave then-budding musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, and later, Jon Bon Jovi, a chance to hone their skills before rising to international prominence.

All of the members of Boccigalupe and the Badboys are veterans of hundreds of gigs in dark, smoky bars, where sometimes the audience amounts to a handful of people. Through it all, they’ve honed their chops to the point that they know how to work together well on stage and in the studio. The results of their studio efforts are available on the band’s new, independently produced album, "It’s My Turn, Now,” on Sounc City Music. Recorded at Shorefire Recording Studios in Long Branch, fans of the band are already clamoring for a follow-up album. “It’s My Turn, Now” includes two songs written by E-Street Band guitarist / impresario / producer/songwriter/actor Little Steven Van Zandt, “Forever,” and “Until The Good Is Gone.”

Even guitarist Billy “Wonder” Walton, in his mid-20’s the youngest member of Boccigalupe and the Badboys, has been on enough bandstands to know how to play in ensembles both small and large. Boccigalupe and the Badboys are the latter, with a full complement of horn players adding punch and body to the band’s hard-driving blues and roots-rock rhythms. Amato’s soaring Hammond B-3 keyboard treatments add spice to the mix at live shows, while most members of the band alternate between lead and backing vocals. Walton and Amato began working together when Walton was just 17.

Other members of Boccigalupe and the Badboys include:

Bass Kelly Tyrell, the newest member of Bocci & the Badboys is comfortable being one of guys. Influenced by Stax Volt records and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, Kelly began playing trumpet at the age of seven, continuing with French horn and classical piano. Favoring the low-end styles of Duck Dunn, Carl Radle and Nathan East, she soon found her love of bass. Coached in the New York music scene by Howie Wyeth, she began working with original NYC bands including Momo, Rubber Dahls (with Ian Roure), Larry Stevens and Rob Stoner, Asbury Fever and all-girl bands, No Discipline, Belle of the Ball and Life AfterTarzan.

Saxophone - Danny Alvaro - composer, and keyboardist who can be heard on over two dozen independent recordings and films. He has performed at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Glenn Miller Swing Festival, and The B.B. King Blues Festival; and has played in 32 states across America as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, Italy, and Switzerland. Daniel has been heard on HBO, The Movie Channel, Cinemax, Lifetime, Pax TV, and The Food Network; and he has performed or recorded with B.B. King, Joe Sample, Chubby Checker, KRS-One, Gary U.S. Bonds, the Cadillacs, and DJs Eddie Baez & Jonathan Peters

Trombone Pete Mauer’s extensive background includes experience going back to the 1970s with Cold Blast and Steel, Sam & Dave and Aretha Franklin, Bon Jove and a host of others.

Drummer Tim Moss has been part of the Hollywood, LA and Seattle music scenes, playing with the Wallbangers, Billy’s Room, Landfill and Linsk, under manager Mark Weiss. Under the tutelage of Joe Nevelo, Moss began playing the drums nearly 25 years ago. Moss was introduced to the band after teaching guitarist Walton’s younger brother to play drums, and has been playing on-and-off with the band for the past two to three years.