Wonder Wheel Music Marathon 2012 – part 2 - Rock 'n Surf on the Coney Island boardwalk!
Join us for this FREE FAMILY EVENT. Coney Island boardwalk, in front of Deno's Wonder Wheel. THIS Sat. Aug 18 – will be seven rock/ other bands 2 pm – 8 pm
2 pm – 8 pm
2 pm Victor Vega, w/ special guest “El Padrino”
3 pm Bodhi Infusion
4 pm The Final 7
5 pm Terra Stigma
6 pm Steve Marchena
7 pm Witches In Bikinis
MC: Jim Fetzer, of Fetzer Entertainment
Last Saturday, Aug 4, seven surf bands performed:
Commercial Interruption, Strange But Surf, Purple k'niF, The Clams, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!, Alien Surfer Babes
MC: Deb Noble, aka "Blue Stingray"
Band bios for Saturday, Aug 18:
Bodhi Infusion was founded in mid 2011. Our name comes from the Bodhi Sattva – the bringer of enlightenment and prosperity.
All of our members are from Long Island although some of us have originated from Brooklyn to Queens. However we are a true Long Island homegrown band.
A four piece power blues band with female vocals leading the way, our goal is to infuse happiness, peace and a feeling of joy through our musical sounds. We play rockin blues through the ages from the old masters to the present as well as original music.
Blues with an Edge – Check out our website @ www.bodhiinfusion.com.
El Padrino, also known as BLP, was born in Panama City, Republic of Panama and was brought to the United States at an early age where he resided in Fayetteville, NC. BLP discovered that he could change his voice and impersonate various artists. He began to write song after song and came up with the idea of putting different formats of music together with strong Latino influences. Being Panamanian, he decided to work on the famous Dancehall Reggae voices such as Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra, El General, Shaggy, Super Cat, etc. Not only is BLP able to change his voice and style but he is lyrically sound in both Spanish and English. BLP has had the honor of being one of the few, if not the only Panamanian rapper, to obtain permission to remix classic Salsa songs from El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, and Tito Puente Jr. He was also named the most versatile latino artist by the NW Phoenix and is one of the Salsa lyricists for Victor Vega, established Salsa Vocalist in NY. He has the ability to do Dancehall Reggae, Reggaeton, Merengue Hiphop, Soca, and his signature style “SalsaRap.”
Final 7, in existence since early 2012, consists of some of the top musicians and vocalists in Long Island. Cynthia and Gloria, our two female lead vocalists, have years of experience behind them and they happen to be sisters from a musical family of ten children. Mike, our male lead vocalist has been singing since the ripe old age of 6; influenced by some of the greats of the 70’s he came into his own with Pegasus back in the 80’s, where he played the Long Island circuit for 13 years. He can also add a little piano and trombone to his talents. Our guitar player, Gasper, brings strength and versatility to the band. As a vet of the NewYork music scene, Gasper has seen and done it all. Covering hard core leads or melodic rhythms is second nature for him. A musician since the age of 5, our drummer, Logan, is also fluent in trumpet and violin. John can also pluck some great bass lines across the musical spectrum, from heavy metal to country and everything in between. With years of experience in the circuit, John is the perfect fit to our rhythm section. Our keyboard player JC has fingers of magic. JC is a vet of the New York music scene and has played with some top bands.
With the combination of talent and experience in Final 7, you will most certainly enjoy the music, but will be amazed by our choice of tunes, as you will be listening to music that no other bands or radio stations play. However, we guarantee you will know the tunes. Please call Mike at Poseidon Adventure for bookings.
Steve Marchena is an American classical, rock and jazz guitarist. He is the founder and leader of the Hypaspace, founding member of both The Back Bay Guitar Trio and Superbug and has taught guitar at the Berklee College of Music. He has also toured the USA as a solo artist. He grew up in Walpole, Massachusetts and began playing guitar at the age of 15. He later became a student at Berklee, where he graduated with honors. He has shared the stage with Al Di Meola, Nuno Bettencourt, J. Geils and many other famous guitarists. In addition he has toured with musical theater productions such as: Beehive, Leader Of The Pack, Smokey Joe's Cafe, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and Always... Patsy Cline. His many tours have included Canada, The United States and Europe.
Terra Stigma is a five piece alternative, grunge rock band from Long Island, NY, who have played with many national recording artists at many of the Long Island and New York City venues. Their sound is similar to a pleasant mixing of Mudvayne, Nirvana, and Daughtry. With an intense and passionate sound they have built a solid following, proving the grunge is far from d...ead.
Terra Stigma, which includes founding members Justin Aaron (Lead
Vocals) and Shawn Stuart (Bass) plus new addition Jared Elliot (Guitars), Jay Royer(Guitars)
and Dan Andree (Drums)
The summer started with a bang getting the opening slot on the Evans Blue tour at Ollies/Revolution in Amityville, NY. They will also be opening for 12 Stones in September. Another highlight of the summer is the Wonder Wheel Music Marathon on the famous Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday Aug 18
The last incarnation of the band released two well received CD EPs (2007,2011) with producer Marc Jordan (Velvet Revolver, The Cult) which were Mastered by Tom Baker (Deftones, Seether) and gained a reputation for hitting the streets hard, playing hard live since 2005 in over 200 venues including Sullivan Hall, CBGB's, Arlene's Grocery and Mulcahy’s of Wantagh and scoring opening slots for national acts such as Rev Theory, Taproot, Adema, Reach 454 and Phantom Planet. More of the same is expected with this hard hitting new lineup in 2012.
For more information about Terra Stigma, please visit
Victor Vega is an independent Latin singer who has established himself as one of New York’s most vibrant, eclectic, talented and unique performer. Born in New York he also grew up in Puerto Rico, listening to all kinds of music and was influenced by the diversity of genres you can only be exposed to in a city such as New York and Puerto Rico. Although with little to no experience, Victor made his debut at The Puerto Rican festival in the summer of 2000 in Newark New Jersey where he opened for Viti Ruiz. This proved to be a learning process since Victor dove into the world of entertainment with no guidance and direction but quickly learned the ins and outs of the industry.
Since then Victor has performed in many, many venues events such as lounges, festivals, network television, radio appearances and live shows. Victor had the privilege to perform in events with entertainers of different genres from Latin to Dance. He has performed on stage along with many well known and renowned artists from all genres. Over the years Victor has learned to master his craft with the help of a few individuals who advised, guided and gave him tips and pointers to help him tap into his potential.
- 2005 Youth Grand Marshall of the Atlantic City Puerto Rican Day parade
- Number #1 on the Radio & Records Latin Charts
- Honoree of the A.C.P.R Gala December 16, 2005
- 2004 Spokesperson for the National Poison Control Center
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