A Concert to Benefit the MMRF
The Hit Men are a supergroup comprised of 5 legendary performers who toured and recorded with Frankie Valli, Tommy James, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Elton John and other megastar acts. One of the Hit Men performers is also a myeloma patient – Larry Gates. This group of fantastic musicians were instrumental in the success of some of the greatest songs, and albums and bands of the 60s, 70s and 80s. After decades of accomplishments behind the scenes, longtime friends Lee Shapiro, Steve Murphy, Jimmy Ryan, Larry Gates and Russ Velazquez have reunited to form the group—The Hit Men, traveling all over the world and playing at some of the most well-known and beloved venues around. The group is funny, charismatic and wildly talented. Their show is filled with all the songs we know and love, the stories behind their hits, and anecdotes about their decades of friendships, interweaving success and careers. It is a fun, light-hearted show appealing to fans of all ages, and where this band of brothers makes you feel like old friends and the stage feels like their living room.
Larry Gates, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma five years ago. His bandmates, motivated to do whatever they can to help their longtime friend, will be performing at the Count Basie Theatre. After a successful Stem cell transplant, and working with the MMRF Staff to find the right cancer center and treatment, Larry is feeling better than ever and grateful for a promising future.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St
Red Bank, New Jersey
VIP Reception with the performers at Buona Sera Restaurant
(next to the Theatre)