FOR DEC 15th AT
1409 QUEEN ANNE RD, TEANECK NJ
PR WEB, Teaneck, NJ - Composer and arranger Lance Ong, who is battling Stage IV Lung Cancer, is the catalyst for a benefit concert starring four national acts on December 15, 2009 at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. The event is being organized by WFDU DJ and Keeping the Blues Alive Award Winner, Bob Putignano, and Nicole Hart's Manager, Mark Meding, to raise funds to offset Lance's medical expenses. Lance is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Hackensack University Medical Hospital. As a self-employed musician, he is uninsured.
Mr. Ong has produced, written and arranged over 700 songs. His credits include a Grammy Award-winning record by Andre Crouch, a first round Emmy nomination for CBS Sports, and recordings with David Sanborn, The Pointer Sisters, Grand Funk Railroad, Michael Murphy, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Anne Murray, Johnny Halliday and Sylvie Vartan, Trini Lopez, Erykah Badu and many others.
In recent years, Ong has been involved in recording and performing with Nicole Hart, whose debut CD called "Treasure" was recently released on April 14th with the national label, Blues Leaf Records. The CD debuted at #14 on the Living Blues Charts and climbed to #3 on BB King's Bluesville Charts on Sirius/XM radio. The recording was reviewed in the November issue of the industry standard magazine, Blues Revue stating, "Fans who enjoy the blues-infused eclecticism of established stars Shemekia Copeland and Janiva Magness will find Hart a kindred spirit...The tight, versatile band is anchored by arranger Ong's masterful piano and organ - the CD's other "Treasure."
Ong and Hart were married August 8th, 2008. According to Nicole, “Lance is a very positive person and is battling for his life. The title track of the CD is named after a song written for Lance because he is a treasure to all who know him. What we need most now is your prayers, positive thoughts and energy. As always, we thank you for your love, your support and your friendship."
Mark Meding states, "Nicole and Lance are going through a rough period in their lives right now, and they really need the support of their friends, family and colleagues to get them through this time. Lance and Nicole are very loving people and want to express their gratitude to everyone who has and is willing to help give them support."
Benefit for Lance Ong
December 15th, 2009
1409 Queen Anne Road
Doors open @ 6pm show starts @ 7pm
$10 Donations at the door, all proceeds going to Lance Ong 4 National acts with loads of guest players such as the great Hubert Sumlin & Rob Paparozzi
Acts Include: Gil Parris, David Keyes, NYBJS IBC Winner Steve Johnson, Gina Fox, Johnny Fedz and Da Bluez Boyz and, of course, Nicole Hart with many special guests. Also, our very good friend Bob Porter of WBGO will be stopping by.
For more information, contact:
Mark Meding or Bob Putignano, Concert Coordinators
Mark Meding m.meding@
Bob Putignano bob8003@
To Donate please go to the following address: http://thenrgband.com/
Management: Mark Meding, FM Management LLC, 917.797.8462
Booking: Harty Wiedemann, TA733, Blues Boys & Divas Talent, 850.875.2587
Doug Tacket, Road Dawg Touring 303.670.9950
Radio Promotions: Rick Lusher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blues Leaf Records, Joe Morabia, www.bluesleaf.com
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