Monday, December 19, 2016

December Musician of the Month


Singer-Guitarist-Songwriter-Writer/Blogger from Neptune NJ (b. 1958), Al-Vis has performed in the Asbury Park area for nearly 4 decades, including with the following acts:
JP Gotrock, Big Danny, The Hudson River Sloop Singers, Chik-A-Boom, Blue Plate Special, Vini Lopez and The Disco Rejects, Mike and Al-Vis, Patty Tracy, Spring Lovelle, Gary Cook, Andrew James Hughes, Cook Smith, Tim Cusack, Mystery Date, Dave Mains, Carol Barbieri,  Jo Wymer and many others.
Notable Venues:  The Wonder Bar(Asbury Park), Leggetts(Manasquan), Mrs Jays(Asbury Park), Quack Quack(Asbury Park), The Brighton Bar(Long Branch), The Deck House(Asbury Park), The Stone Pony(Asbury Park), The Fast Lane(Asbury Park), The Boat House (Belmar), Bar Anticipation(Lake Como), The Porch(Spring Lake), The Clearwater Festival at Sandy Hook, The Clearwater Festival at Asbury Park, Long Branch Beachfest, The Saint(Asbury Park), The T-Birds Cafe(Asbury Park), The Headliner(Neptune), Kellys(Neptune), Clancy’s(Neptune), Jenkinsons (Point Pleasant Beach), The Columns(Avon), The Norwood Inn(Avon), The Beachcomber(Seaside Heights), Brewsters(Bradley Beach), Langosta Lounge(Asbury Park), Belmar Fishing Club, The Paramount Sessions(Asbury Park), The Bitter End(NYC)
Notable recordings ( “Transforming” by Spring Libutti; “Don’t Stop The Dreaming” by Big Danny and also featuring E-Street drummer Vini Lopez; Several studio cuts by Vini Lopez and The Disco Rejects; Andrew James Hughes (several CDs and singles including “Stir Fed And Spoon Fried”, see
Current CD: Road Construction, available on my web site. Single “New Jim Crow Blues” available in my Reverb Nation store. Producer: Cook Smith, LA East Productions.
Other musical activities: Board Member, Society Of Associated Performers 1990-1994; Entertainment Coordinator and Board Member, NJ Friends Of Clearwater (1988-2008); Blogger and author of several works detailing life as a musician in the Asbury Park area during the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and beyond.

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Al-Vis on Reverb Nation

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