The newly opened Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, on 97 Main St., Stony Brook, NY, is hosting a range of live event performances in February.
The first event is on Feb. 5 from 3-4 p.m. featuring George Cintron & Danny Miranda.
This will be followed by The Como Brothers on Feb. 12 from 3-4 p.m.
The next event is on Feb. 19 with Buddy Merriam from 3-4 p.m.
On Feb. 25 the Long Island Comedy Festival featuring Paul Anthony, Maria Walsh and Rob Falcone will be held at 8 pm.
Lastly, on Feb. 26 MJT will be performing from 3-4 p.m.
Events during regular visitor hours are free with admission ticket purchase. Events after hours require separate ticket purchases. More details and for tickets visit: https://www.limusichalloffame.org/tickets-and-gift-cards/
Danny Miranda’s influences and musical palette range from Roots, Americana, Jazz, Pop, Heavy Rock, and everything in between. Danny’s touring experience began in the early ’80s in and around the New York City club scene and has become the choice player for the likes of Brian May, Paul Rodgers, and many other top-tier performers and musicians. Whether playing arena rock or an intimate folk or jazz club, Danny fits the bill. A true student of the game and a masterful musician.
George Cintron is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who is a founding member of the group “Cintron”- a band that dominated the 1980’s tri-state club circuit. Guitarist for Windborne Music shows touring throughout North America including Tributes to: Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, The Doors, Michael Jackson, Las Vegas Production of Queen’s Musical “We Will Rock You.” Has also played with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Enrique Iglesias
Matt and Andrew Como, are musicians (singers, songwriters and performers) from Long Island who are passionate about their songwriting, heartfelt lyrics, and recording original music. Combining a pop and rock easy-listening sound with a blues vibe, they have written and recorded multiple albums and EP’s of original songs.
Their latest songs have been recorded with Grammy-nominated engineer Kenta Yonesaka at Germano Studios in New York City. Matt and Andrew have toured the East Coast performing at venues such as the Hard Rock Café and The Cutting Room in New York City along with performances around the country from Hollywood California to Texas’ South by Southwest, Florida, Boston, New York City and more.
Matt and Andrew have had songs being featured in TV shows such as E! Networks’ Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MTV’s The Real World, and The Oxygen Channel’s Best Ink and on global in-store playlists for H&M, Zara, Pull Bear among others. Their videos have been playlisted in US stores like Walmart, Costco, BJs and others.
The Como Brothers have established themselves as singer-songwriters working with industry legends such as drummer Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Saturday Night Live band, Late Night with David Letterman), keyboardist Andy Burton (Little Stephen & the Disciples of Soul), Aaron Sterling (Taylor Swift), and many more.
Celebrating 43 years together, Buddy Merriam & Back Roads are one of the North East’s longest-performing bluegrass bands. They have released 7 CDs and Buddy has produced 2 books of his original mandolin compositions. Over the years the group has entertained at the Grand Ole Opry, World of Bluegrass for the IBMA in Owensboro and Louisville K.Y. and Nashville Tenn. BM&BR have played at most of the large bluegrass festivals in the NE and 2 tours of Ireland, Scotland & England. Buddy is the long-time host of the popular Blue Grass Time radio program on WUSB 90.1fm every Wed. 6-8 p.m. since 1991.
Buddy is a founding member of the 501 (c)(3). Mandolin Heritage Association and currently working on a 200-tune transcription/video project that is the beginning of an archive of his music. He is a proud recipient of a Long Island Sound Award from the L.I. Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.
Buddy Merriam & Back Roads 2023 includes Buddy on the mandolin, Ward Cloughen on string bass, Beaumont Tamchin on guitar, Adam Becherer on the fiddle and powerhouse vocalist Nicole Evans. For more information visit www.BuddyMerriam.com or follow on Facebook/Buddymerriam.
MJT is a musical force of nature and long-time fixture of Long Island’s live music scene. The Godfrey brothers’ musical trifecta is built on Matt’s ambidextrous virtuosity, playing simultaneous keyboards and synth bass, Jordan’s bombastic, edge-of-your-seat drumming and David’s atmospheric chord melody guitar parts and soulful vocals. The Godfrey brothers’ magic has captivated audiences opening for Slash and Miles Kennedy and backing diverse, national touring acts like Yellowman, Stone Bwoy, and Tash Neal.
The Godfrey brothers first gained national attention in 2009 by sneaking out of a homeless shelter to win the fabled Amateur Night contest at the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC. Having grown up playing music as a means of survival, the Godfrey brothers are so close and familiar with one another, they are able to morph as a unit, moving through space and time with a collective mind share that is a wonder to behold.
MJT’s live show showcases the band’s unique blend of groove, heaviness, and emotion with interwoven melodies, complex harmony, counterpoint, timing, and sheer intensity. Heightening the sense of orchestral grandeur emanating from the 3-piece live band, MJT has evolved from an underage virtuoso jazz combo into a world-class musical powerhouse of epic proportions, delivering ambitious compositions without losing the energy and soul of rock music.
The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 12 noon through 5 p.m. Admission prices are: Adult $19.50, Seniors (65+) and Veterans $17.00, Students (w/ID) $15.00. Children under 12 are free. Tickets and now gift cards can be purchased online at the LIMEHOF.org website and at the door.
The first exhibit features replicas of clubs, with videos of artists performing, ads, posters, instruments, and an exact replica of a typical 1970’s stage, with vintage equipment and sound system. There is also a permanent “Hall of Fame” with plaques and exhibits recognizing over 120 inductees, as well as areas for a library, classrooms for educational programs and master classes, a surround -sound theater and a gift shop with music and entertainment themed memorabilia.
There are a wide range of compelling visual elements and rare artifacts on display throughout the building. Inducted artists who have donated their memorabilia include Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Debbie Gibson, Blue Öyster Cult, Twisted Sister, and families and estates of Harry Chapin, Guy Lombardo, John Coltrane, and so many more. Donations include various musical instruments, performance outfits, rare posters and photos, handwritten lyrics, and much more.
LIMEHOF has a new event calendar page https://www.limusichalloffame.org/museum/
GIFT CARDS now available online, as well as admission tickets: https://www.limusichalloffame.org/tickets-and-gift-cards/