Cross Roads dedicates this page to all our Friends and Partners that make Live Music possible.

To Our Friends:

Everyone can agree that in just a few short months there has been a vast amount of talent on our stage. Superb performances by exceptional musicians are what it’s all about. And it’s going to get better! With great local bands and sensational national acts, the future for Live Music here at Cross Roads is undeniable!

To Our Partners:

We recognize and appreciate the tremendous cooperation of the individual musicians and bands that work together with Tom and our staff. Cross Roads couldn’t have such fantastic live entertainment without your support. And as one large talent in the music industry put it, "It’s the responsibility of everyone to contribute to success", You guys and gals are GREAT!.

-Thanks To All-

AVALANCHE, Ron Gioia: guitars/sound/vocals, General Gator: drums/percussion/vocals, Howie "The Viking" Rippell: bass guitar/vocals, Mark Siversten: bass guitar/vocals. AVALANCHE, is a Professional 3 piece CLASSIC, SOUTHERN & NEW ROCK POWER TRIO with polished and seasoned musicians who have all mastered thier instruments. In addition all members have exceptional singing voices for live performances as well as the recording industry,

B.B. & THE STINGERS, Bernie Brausewetter (aka B.B.), Joe Nevolo (drums), Ralph Jones (Bass / Vocals) - The Central Jersey version of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, an innovative, versatile heavy blues trio, One of New Jersey's hardest working blues acts

B.B.Q. BOB & THE SPARERIBS, Bob Pomeroy, harmonica, guitar, vocals, Ira Spinrad, guitar, Ron Tulier, bass, Scott Byrne, drums. A roster of NYC-NJ blues veterans who have the chops to back up their considerable record collections. BBQ Bob's harp traces guitarist Ira Spinrad's lead lines in glorious style. Those two do a lot of chasing each other. In place of a twin guitar attack, Spinrad and Pomeroy trade licks between distorted harp and guitar. True telepathy at times. (Rob O'connor -


BIG DANNY & THE JERSEY DRIVERS, Big Danny Gallagher, Lead vocals, rythm guitar and Hawaiian lap steel , Kirk Budelman, Lead guitar. " Big Danny and his band pumps out a brand of frenetic, blues based rock & rolll that is strong enough to jumpstart even the deadest battery" (Robert Santelli, APP)

BILL KIRCHEN AND "TOO MUCH FUN" Bill Kirchen, guitars & lead vocals, Johnny Castle, bass & harmony vocals, Jack O'Dell, drums & vocals. Heavily steeped in traditional country music, honky-tonk, western swing, nitro-fueled rock 'n' roll and truck-driving songs, Bill KIrchen is one of the most frighteningly talented guitarists playing American roots rock today. His sense of humor and finesse come across whether he's playing Western swing, rockabilly, boozy honky tonk weepers, hammer-down rock 'n' roll, or those trademark guitar licks which he created for that seminal Commander Cody classic, "Hot Rod Lincoln,

BILLY RYAN, LAZYBONES AND THE BLUESCASTERS, Billy Ryan, guitar, vocals, Bill Lilley, harmonica,vocals, David Meyers, bass, Buzz Adler, drums

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL, Vinnie Roslin, 4-String Bass, Fretless 5-String Bass, Vocals & Arrangemnets, Robin "The Queen of Harps" Roselle, Harmonica, Vocals & Arrangements, "Bobby D" DeCotiis, Guitar, Lead Vocals & Arrangements
"Mean Dean The Piano Machine" Babajko, Keyboards and Vocals, Roger Gory, Drums and Vocals
. Formerly "Red Bank Boogie", BPS was founded in 1998 and reformed in 2001. Personnel changes have elevated the band to new dynamics of sound and talent. BPS offers a contemporary blend of premiere Chicago-style Blues as well as nostalgia from the Swing and Boogie-Woogie eras. Blue Plate Special stimulates their audiences auditory taste buds while it ignites the aficionados' ear as well as the first time Blues listener - playing a non-stop barrage of rippin' and soulful Blues.

BOB MARGOLIN Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin is a Blues guitar player and vocalist carrying on the deep Chicago Blues style, and creating his original music today. From 1973-1980, Bob played guitar in the band of Chicago Blues legend Muddy Waters, touring worldwide and recording, and learning to play Muddy’s powerful music directly from him.

THE BOB SMITH BAND Bob Smith, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Paul Strong (second lead & bass), Ray (Key Lime) Kriesller / Tom "T-bone" Tillinghast (Drums), In the tradition of the blues bands of yesteryear, The Bob Smith Band has gained prominence and recognition in many areas of the USA through dedication, hard work and travel. Original tunesand covers of the best known Blues Classics!

THE CASTLE BROWN BLUES BAND, Castle Browne - guitar & vocal s, Pete Farley - bass, Ray Kriessler - drums, John Pittas - piano & organ

GARY CAVICO Blues guitarist/singer has been playing and singing the blues since the late sixties. He has a solo acoustic act and performs in local clubs and coffee houses. He can also be seen on Sundays performing with FLATHEAD DAVE AND THE MAGNETOS. Click on Gary's name for his website and mp3 music samples.


DANTE LACHICA Professional Photographer, owner DAMICA STUDIO, The Digital Portrait Studio, Collingwood Auction. Ph. 732-213-0692 / 732-918-1890. e-mail

Chuck Lambert, lead vocals and guitar, Gary Funicelli, guitar, Chris DiCicco, harmonica, Pete Maier, drums, Chuck Lambert Band is a 5-piece powerhouse combo. While drawing upon the influences of many Blues genres, such as Chicago and Texas-style blues and Kansas City jump, they also inject an original perspective into their performances.


HI-WAY 13 BLUES BAND - Four piece, high energy, electric blues band. John Bastiani-Guitar & vocals. Keith Mulhare-drums. Tim Lautz-keyboards. Bill LaGreca-Bass.

, Sam Cooper, Mike Folk, Frankie Ravaschiere. ...doing three-part vocal harmonies and three-guitar assaults on great rock & roll, soul music, reggae, blues, country rock, southern rock, classic rock, heavy metal, oldies, originals, etc.....


MATT O'REE & THE BLUES HOUNDS Matt O'Ree, Lead Guitar - Vocals, Eric Lee Collier, Bass Guitar, Bob Pantella, Drums. Matt O'Ree, a man and his Stratocaster cranking out the blues, has all the trappings of a genuine guitar hero. This 29-year-old guitar slinger plays with fire in his fingers and blues in his soul. Anyone who has experienced his music will only say but the best. At age 13, he sunk his roots in the blues-Albert King, Howlin’ Wolf, to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. After establishing a good foundation, at age 15 started playing in various bands, honing his skills through time and pure dedication.

THE NIGHTHAWKS Mark Wenner (Harp/Vocals), Pete Kanaras (Guitars), Jan Zukowski (Bass/Back-Up Vocals), Pete Ragusa (Drums/Vocals/Back-Up Vocals. Touring and recording for three decades, the Nighthawks have certainly gained cult standing on the east coast where fans, who regard them as "The World's Greatest Bar Band," loyally follow them from show to show.

BOBBY RADCLIFF, I went to see Bobby perform in a small, half-empty New York club. From the first note there was no doubt that Bobby Radcliff had it all. He is not only an awesome guitarist, ranking alongside his finest "guitar hero" contemporaries such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard..., but an equally exciting singer, especially placed among the very top echelon of R&B vocalists.
-HAMMOND SCOTT Black Top Records

RICHARD SKELLY ! THE LOW BUDGET BLUES PROGRAM WITH RICHARD SKELLY. Thursday, 8-10 p.m., WRSU-FM Blues, News, Interviews and Concert Happenings (732) 932-8800 126 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08903. E-Mail:

THE SANDY MACK BAND A founding member of two popular Shore blues bands: The Treble Brothers and The Tonemasters. Sandy has always been here when we needed him. He's a GREAT performer and a true friend! Blues Revue Magazine has said about his latest CD: "Mack is a convincing singer with an unforced style and serious harp skills".

THE SLICK AGUILAR BAND, Slick Aguilar, Guitar and Vocals. Mr. Do-It-All ! This guy can play ! A very versatile guitar player, Slick played with KC & the Sunshine Band, Wayne Cochran, David Crosby and Jefferson Starship-The Next Generation. Close your eyes and go to heaven, his guitar chops are limitless. While constantly busy, Slick always has time for us, a really GREAT guy !

THE SONNY KENN BAND Sonny Kenn, guitar and vocals, Victor Bayers on drums, Dan Mulvey on upright bass. The Jersey Shore's smokin'-est guitarist, the legendary Sonny Kenn has been burning up the coast since opening for Jerry Lee Lewis in 1965 at age 15. "One of the legends of Asbury Park" -Bruce Springsteen, "Authentic" -Huey Lewis. "Peels the paint off the walls" -New York Magazine. Bob Santelli (author, "The Big Book of the Blues") wrote: "It's hard to imagine the Jersey Shore music scene without the musical input and vast talent of Sonny Kenn, he truly deserves the title, 'legendary'."

STRINGBEAN & THE STALKERS, Ken Sorensen, vocals, harmonica, guitar, Sonny Kenn, guitar, vocals, David Meyers, bass, Vic Bayer, drums, Neil Thomas, accordion, piano, organ

THE VOODUDES Dave Ambrosy- Vocals and Drums, Gary Ambrosy- Vocals and Guitar, Andy B!- Vocals and Percussion, Jim Beckerman- Vocals and Keyboards, Fred Saunders- Bass. What is this voodoo that the VooDUDES do? It's funk. It's blues. It's boogie-woogie and honky-tonk. It's New Orleans rhythm-and-blues, Southern soul and Caribbean party music, all taken apart and put back together with the ingenuity of a child destroying a favorite toy.

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