Local Noise: Tommy Strazza

“Every bar, coffee shop, club, both famous and not-so-famous, in the Tri-State Area,” laughs Tommy Strazza, about the places he’s played on the journey leading up to the release of his latest album, Songs From The Escape.

The songs on the CD are glimpses into the mind of Tommy, …

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Local Noise: The Strangers

If you happened to wander into The Court Tavern inNew Brunswick, or Crossroads in Garwood, or The Saint inAsbury Park, and heard some eerie sounds emanating from the stage that brought back shades of Jim Morrison and The Doors, but with a modern tinge, you probably stumbled upon a performance …

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Local Noise: Dave Polemeni

Dave Polemeni was part of the burgeoning New Jerseyrock scene back in the late ‘80s, and had the hair, the look, and the big rock hooks to match. His band, Boystown, was a staple on the Jersey scene, and had record labels constantly checking them out. “In 1989 we recorded …

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Local Noise: Blue Halo Effect

Blue Halo Effect is a collaboration between two prominent New Jersey musicians, both of whom spent time in various Jersey bands as well as touring with national artists. They found they not only shared a musical vision, but actually lived in close proximity, leading to the formation of the project.…

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Local Noise: Evie Archer

Evie Archer has taken quite a circuitous route to the career she always seemed destined for, that of singer-songwriter. She started writing at a very young age, but after forays into other professions and career paths, she always seemed drawn toward the creation of songs and the craft of writing. …

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Local Noise: After The Reign

After The Reign have become the premier country band on the Jersey circuit. They have two releases out, Hillbilly Clubhouse and Almost Famous, and have supported those releases with shows opening for major artists such as Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Sawyer Brown and Josh Thompson, …

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Local Noise: GreenStep

I have traveled around the world quite a bit in my life, and I’ve seen a lot of misfortunate places and people,” says Chris Stone, talking about his new project, GreenStep. “So I had the bright idea of naming the band more around a cause and a concept. My ultimate …

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Local Noise: Wood Shampoo

Wood Shampoo was initially the brainchild of Murph Daniels, but the group really came to fruition when he partnered with guitarist Tommy Byrnes to create the unique and eclectic sound that has become their trademark. I caught up with Murph to ask him how the project came together, and what …

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Local Noise: Amanda Fama

Singer-songwriter Amanda Fama chose the name Here To Stay for her recently released debut album. The title has a double meaning, in that while it comes from a song she wrote about a summer love, it also reflects the fact that she intends that both she and her music are …

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Local Noise: Down To Fox

One of the highlights of the recent Jersey Shore Music Fest was an appearance by Down To Fox, an eclectic yet intriguing new band quickly developing a following. “We’re trying to capture the power and emotion of rock and soul, while infusing the elements of catchy, melodically-driven music and tight, …

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