The Fifth has taken over the Jersey shore rock scene; following in the footsteps of such greats as Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band , Bon Jovi , and many others. This fierce female-fronted foursome will not be denied their place in Rock 'n' Roll history. The chemistry between the members of The Fifth is a melting pot of influences and is the backbone of their music.
Zeppelin, The Ramones, and Blondie (to name a few) are embodied in the freewheel creative spirit that is "The Fifth". Their eclectic sound is a combination of rock, punk, & dance delivering an energy force onto any world stage.
Sönzená, The Fifth's first full-length album captures the band's bold evolution into a true rock instrumental powerhouse. "Compositionally Unique" is an apt description for The Fifth's first album, something that sets the tone for everything else that's yet to come.
It takes only a few seconds to recognize that The Fifth is something totally different. Their collective performance is so raw, so stripped to the bone, that it is impossible to ignore. Their purpose is to have fun, explore rock n' roll and share an engaging, hi-energy performance that connects with the audience.
Just put on their music and play it LOUD!
Greetings from The Sound Odyssey Band! Want to ensure that your next event is a RAGING SUCCESS' Then GO ON A SOUND ODYSSEY! For your most cherished occasions, including wedding receptions, banquets, corporate events or private parties of any kind, SOUND ODYSSEY DELIVERS! Serving all of NJ, metropolitan NY, CT, PA and beyond. We are a high-quality, high-energy, professional 6-piece ensemble, all hailing from the metropolitan NY-NJ area. We cover popular music from every notable era, style and genre from as far back as the 1940's, right up to the hits of the present day. Rock, Classic Rock, Pop & Top-40, Jazz, Samba, Waltz, Novelty, Line-Dance, Rhumba, Cha-Cha, Swing, Big-Band ----- we cover it all, and play something for virtually everyone at your affair! We'll tailor the music to your event. (And, we easily tailor our sets for nightclub, hotel, lounge or restuarant settings!) For our musicians, music is not a 'hobby', but a true calling. Individually & collectively, we have well over 100 years of experience entertaining people via LIVE MUSIC, from every background, and for every budget!
It has really always been Nick's dream to create a song that people like. With his inspiration, he gathered a few of his friends together and began creating music. It turned out that through a simple act of singing Green Day, he found Anthony. The rest is pretty much history. This doesn't exactly answer the question of who our influences are. But we can proudly say that we are our own influences. Nick and Anthony both get ideas off eachother and plan for bigger and better things. We have our own distinct sound. We are pretty sure that Anthony's voice doesnt really sound much like anyone elses. When Anthony sings it, he adds his own style and his own techniques into his voice. Meanwhile, Nick's guitar playing is different in its own way too. We believe that every band sounds different. If you feel like we sound like another band, then tell us! We hope you enjoy, though.
***We Perform @ Bars,Private and Corporate Parties, and Weddings/Cocktail Hours as a Solo, Duo, or Trio and can have a Saxaphone Accompany any event*** The Jamie Brown Experience is a mixture of spirited exuberance and savvy experience. Known around the shore for our original and unique line-up, our outfit caters to many genres and bands that fans love to hear. JBE's style has been described as an acoustical jamband, stemming out of the rock/reggae sound. Our live performances have become our staple, developing a style that incorporates inventive medleys each night. At any given show, fans can expect to hear everything from classic rock artists, such as Bruce, Billy Joel, the Stones, Beatles, and the Dead, to modern top 40 bands, like Jack Johnson, Sublime, Dave Matthews, Gavin Degraw, the Killers, and the Fray. Taking covers and adding our own touch to the song, in turn, makes it one of our own. Our following has grown accustomed to our style of play, watching us segue in and out of tunes all night long. In fact, they request our famous medley style at each of our shows. A great example would be our medley, The Joker>40 oz. to Freedom>Bubbletoes or Steal My Kisses>Stir it Up. Feeding of the success of the acoustical duo, Seeing Double, Dave Darrar and I established throughout the Jersey shore over the past 5 years, JBE has developed a jam band sound that keeps crowds on their feet for the night on its own. This style doesn't need sequences or tracks to support its sound. It's pure, unadorned, and very musical. Some of the Jersey shore's finest professional musicians have consistently worked alongside me, adding raw instrumentation and vocals to an already genuinely original sound. Frank Restivo is an established bassist/vocalist who was laying the bass lines for the band formerly known as Mr. Habit. Frank's innovative style brings rock, reggae, blues, soul and many other sounds to the mix. To complete the band, Drew Bramley, a highly toted percussionist/drummer from the Jersey shore, was brought into the Experience. Drew began outfitting himself in several original bands before jumping into the cover band scene. Adding multiple blends of rock, reggae, ska, jazz, funk and other styles, Drew rounds out the Jamie Brown Experience . JBE brings a soothing, beach sound to the people of the Jersey shore. I, myself, bring husky, heartfelt vocals to every song I sing. These vocals are complemented by a consistent 6/12 string guitar, and at times, the hypnotic rhythms of the harmonica. With Frank and Drew's help, I consistently perform in solo, duo and trio outfits, successfully, on a weekly basis throughout the year. The Jamie Brown Experience has been rapidly adding to its fan base and repertoire since its inception in October, 2006. Our playing is best suited for the Jersey shore. One fan said, "The Jamie Brown Experience sounds like summertime." I couldn't have said it better. Rather than book a "run-of-the-mill" band, take a chance on the Jamie Brown Experience. We are available for bars, private and corporate parties, and weddings. I have been a solo acoustic act for cocktail hours for the last 8 years myself. You and your regulars will realize it’s the weekend and you won't be disappointed. Jamie, Frank & Drew