SOMERVILLE, NJ - Band X takes over for an early evening of live music on Division Street Saturday night, June 1st, from 6-9 p.m.
This is the second week of live Saturday night music performances held throughout the summer by the Somerville Summer Stage.
BandX, with its original founding members Ann Murphy and Al Albanese, have been performing all through northern NJ for the last 16 years. They began as a basic bar band, performing over 70 gigs a year at such places as the Canal House in Wharton NJ, The Exchange in Rockaway NJ, Adams Beer Garden in Rockaway NJ, Arthur’s in Sparta NJ, Bogeys in Clifton NJ, UsedtoBe’s in Mantaloking, Kerwin’s in Dunellen and many others. Currently, BandX prefers to perform at private events and functions like the Annual Clambake for the Wharton Chapter of the American Legion.
Ann Murphy - Vocals.
Al Albanese - Guitar and Vocals
Ann and Al were the founding members of BandX almost 20 years ago. Al has been playing guitar in and out of bands since he was 17. Ann has been singing since she can remember. Both have very strong roots in classic rock with Al having studied Jazz and music composition and also is strongly influenced by Blues, Jazz and Funk.
Rich Denninger - Drums
Rich is a seasoned musician who also plays in a Who Tribute Band called "Bargain". BandX only does one Who song, so we keep him fresh with many varied styles.
Drew Milano - Bass
Drew has been studying and playing bass since he was in high school and was a music major in college. He began as a recording engineer and has worked with many people in the industry as an engineer. He has kept the bottom alive in many cover bands over the years.