80’s REVOLUTION - NJ’s Most Talked About 80’s Tribute PARTY Band
A TRIBUTE TO THE 80’S…
80's Revolution is one of the most exhilarating 80's Tribute Party bands in the NY & NJ area that is wowing audiences each time the band hits the stage.
Brian Silver (formally of the popular 80’s cover band “The Flossie Band”, and Route 80's Band), has strategically put together a rocking 80's tribute show that everyone will enjoy. Brian, along with other important figures behind the scenes, has spent countless hours seeking out some of the best talent within the Tri-State to bring you back to the “GNARLY “ 80's.
Stage front is where the action begins... 80's Revolution features a dynamic-duo of incredibly talented female singers to share the lead and back-up vocals on any given song, where they lend their own style and energy.
Amy Tominac and Gloria Carpenter, along with substitute singer Gina Marie, bring their talent and showmanship to each song; and are the initial fuel to this HIGH ENERGY 80’s Tribute production.
Together, with one of the most powerful bands and incomparable VEGAS STYLE BIG LIGHTS & SOUND PRODUCTION, 80’s
Revolution has the crowd singing and dancing all the way to their cars at the end of each performance.
Bass Guitar, Lead and Back-up Vocals
Former co-founding member of the Route 80's Band, Brian now starts a new journey with The 80's Revolution.
A Bergen County native, he moved to Morris County in the early 90's.
Playing in the tristate area for over 30-years, he has performed with some of the biggest bands of the time, including The Flossie Band, Ego, The Fashion, and original recording project Partners in Crime.
Performing in the 80's with The Flossie Band, their audiences regularly drew well over 1,000 people on any weekend night performance. The Band released its first 45 RPM Single "Attitude" and "Just Like Me". That release was soon followed up by the release of their album self-titled "The Flossie Band" with the single "Hollywood". That year, they would go on to win the WDHA Homegrown Album of the Year and Artist contest.
The Flossie Band also won the Aquarian Weekly's best band contest.
For the past decade, aside from working with many top recording artists, Brian has focused on writing original pieces and studio work.
He establishes himself as an in-demand sideman, providing not only Bass, but vocals and keyboards.
Brian is the co-founder and heartbeat of his new project, "80's Revolution".
Lead and Back-up Vocals
"Amy is a gifted, versatile, professionally trained and seasoned Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist and Actress.
She has privately trained for over 20 years to continue to master her craft.
Her passion and unique way of making each song her own shines through with every note and performance!
Amy attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in NYC under the direction of acting coach,
Judith Robinson, who has worked with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Stella Adler, Stanislavinski, Lee Strassberg and Meisner.
Amy has been a member of a Traveling Dinner Theater group for over 16 years. She appeared in a major motion picture, “The Stepford Wives”, with Nicole Kidman and has also dabbled in Independent Film.
As the Lead Singer of The Stanhope House Rhythm and Blues Review House band, Amy had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Rob Thomas’s drummer of Matchbox 20, as well as, being the opening act for the late Johnny Winter. She has been in numerous recording studios, cover and original bands, including the former lead singer of the Route 80's Band. Amy is currently co-writing original music with other well-known musicians.
As lead singer in The 80's Revolution band, Amy brings her high energy and incredible vocal range to recreate the music you love from musical icons that defined the 80's.
Amy's musical interests are diverse, influenced by Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Amy Lee (Evanescence), Kari Jobe, Whitney Houston, Alanis Morisette and Janis Joplin....just to name a few.
Just like the 80's, full of energy and awesome tunes, 80's Revolution is exhilarated to bring you Amy Tominac!"
Lead and Back-up Vocals
Gloria is a gifted and multi-talented vocalist with an extensive repertoire.
Every style from big band jazz to classic rock to the most soulful ballads are delivered in a clear and authentic manner.
Her background in theater and dance comes through in her performances exuding a bright and vivacious presence whenever she steps on stage.
As a lead vocalist, she works with many of the top entertainment agencies in New York and has performed at many elite venues including The Apollo Theater, The Plaza Hotel, The Waldorf Astoria and Merkin Hall at Lincoln Center.
Gloria's experience includes performing and recording with several Top 40 acts as well as original projects including: R&B recording group "Mercedes and Mink", and the all-girl band "After Hours". She has worked with the harmony driven jam band, the Dancing Goats, and alongside rock artist, Orrin Bolton (of the acclaimed Bolton family).
Gloria’s voice can also be heard on CD's including: "Crazy on the Same Day" and "Common Ground" by folk artist, David Ippolito; “Solid” by Chris?na Gaudet - featuring new songs by the legendary Allen Toussaint and “Off My Horse” by country/rock artist, AJ Croix. In 2013, she released a CD/Album entitled "Poison Arrow" with her original pop/rock band, Chance Taken.
Most recently, she enjoyed singing for a Cher tribute band called Dark Lady and she is currently performing with the NJ based country band NASH EAST using her birth name, Gloria Lynn.
Lead and Back-up Vocals
Originally, from Rockland County, NY, Gina began her musical career as a lead vocalist for the NJ-based band Street Hassle. After performing with Street Hassle for a little over a year, she landed a spot as lead vocalist for First Class, a wedding band affiliated with Frank Bennett Entertainment. Gina performed as lead vocalist with First Class for over 15 years. During that time, she also performed with other well-known NJ bands such as Fortune Orchestra, Skyline Drive Entertainment, Mission Band and Eddy D Orchestras.
In the early 2000’s Gina entered the “New York Idol” contest, which was held by Joe Cossi of Mix 102.7 Radio, and was one of three top finalists. Gina went to the studio in NYC as part of the contest where she performed “Boogie Oogie Oogie” live on the radio and was heard by millions of listeners, many of which called on the air to cast their vote for her.
Gina also helped to create two corporate bands, Band Plan and The Bayer Necessities. She is a lead vocalist for both bands, which perform at many corporate events.
Gina’s musical influences include Donna Summer, Melissa Etheridge, Celine Dion, Pink and many, many more. She has an appreciation for a wide variety of genres, including R&B, Rock, Country and Pop.
Guitar and Back-up Vocals
Originally hailing from scenic Hudson Valley, New York, Shane is a blues, country and rock rooted guitar player and original artist.
Over a period of barely three years, he has taken off
from playing in the basement to touring the United States of America and beyond.
He began making his first moves with his career in 2011 performing as a regular guest with Rusty Paul; elder son of the legendary Les Paul.
In 2012, at 18 years old, he joined full time with the Jason Casterlin Band - a six-piece countryrock outfit based in the Hudson Valley, NY.
In 2014, he relocated to Nashville, TN and was immediately brought on the road by a fast rising Nashville artist, Ty Bates. In addition, Shane performed nightly with the ship band on board of Carnival's luxury cruise liners across the Gulf of Mexico. These musicians consisted of musicians from Nashville and LA.
In 2015, Shane would tour all over the USA in the Aaron owens Band, a four piece "outlaw" country, rock and blues group that has shared the bill with acts such as Charlie Daniels, Blake Shelton, Gretchen Wilson, Willie Nelson, Gary Allan, Frankie Ballard, Chris Young, and more!
More of 2016's adventures have included a collaboration with Elvie Shane - an incredibly talented country music singer and songwriter feature on the final season of American Idol.
Today, Shane is still touring extensively with over 150 shows per year, and continues to pursue new projects and new ways to break through to the next level.
80's Revolution is excited to welcome this new, versatile, young man who has an arsenal of experience under his belt.
Keyboards, Lead & Back-up Vocals
Musician, songwriter, producer, recording engineer, music business executive and entertainment lawyer, Jamian Probber has worn many hats.
As a songwriter Jamian has had songs published on Polygram, Island and CBS records.
In the music industry he worked as East coast professional manager for Motown's music publishing company, Jobete, Creative Coordinator at CBS Songs, President of Pickwick Music and Vice President of Marketing for MPI representing Joe Raposo, including his work with Sesame Street, and others.
As a Recording Engineer he has managed, produced and engineered at recording facilities for both MCA and CBS.
Additionally he has written and produced jingles for major corporate accounts including Disney, TWA and Seiko.
Jamian has worked with Julian Lennon, Chaka Kahn, Michael Bolton, Angie Stone, Boz Scaggs, Heavy D, P.Diddy, Carlos Alomar, Melanie Marcus Miller, Amiee Mann, Mathew Suite, Dan Hartman, Stevie Van Zandt and the Vels; to name a few.
Through his law practice, Jamian practices entertainment law, copyright, real estate, financial and estate planning.
He is a full voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
He continues playing out live and pursues his songwriting and production work through his label and production facility Tin Pan Digital.
Veteran drummer, Don Holocher, originally hails from Queens, New York. As a child, the incredibly expansive music scenes from New York City to Virginia Beach exposed him to live encounters with giants such as Queen, Humble Pie, Freddie King, Albert King, and even a personal meeting with John Mayall, of John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers. Thus began an eclectic musical journey for Don, beginning in the vein of non-commercial classic rock, and transcending over the years through blues, rock, grunge, and beyond. His early drumming influences include Simon Kirke, Ginger Baker, Phil Ehart, and Ian Paice, to name a few.
At age 12, Don sustained an injury that amputated two fingers on one of his hands. He quickly developed his own unique technique to adapt and continue drumming, and did not waste any time doing so - he even got back on the drums while still in a cast!
In 2001, Don produced an album titled "Two Roads" by Obstacle Illusion, and played drums on every track. The album was released on Broken Records.
Don Holocher is a family man, and took 20 years off from the concert circuit to raise his family. Now he is back on the scene and better than ever, with an amazing arsenal of experience and influences to back him up. He also performs in Paradyme Void, a rock alternative band based in Ottisville, NY!80’s Revolution is excited to have Don on board and be a part of the bands journey.
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17 Robert Street
Wharton, NJ 07885
Phone: (201) 400-0099
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