Archive for July, 2011

Test Your 1960s Music Knowledge …

• July 31, 2011 • Comments (6)

In keeping with the 1960’s music theme of The Midtown Men, I thought this would be fun – TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC FROM THE 60’s. 

Can you name the title and artist of these 20 songs from the 60’s? Send your answers to by August 13th and the person with the most correct answers will win a Midtown Club souvenir. (Please feel free to comment, but don’t put your answers in the comment section.)

Answers will be posted on August 14th.  Have fun!

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The Midtown Men Play with Conan’s “Horn Guys”

• July 26, 2011 • Comments (1)

Audiences at The Midtown Men concert at Chumash Casino Resort last weekend got an added treat – The Men’s horn section was none other than Conan O’Brien’s “horn guys”!


From left to right:  J. Robert Spencer, Michael Longoria, Mark Pender (Trumpet), Rich “La Bamba” Rosenburg (Trombone), George Shelby (Sax), Daniel Reichard and Christian Hoff.

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California Dreamin’, Midtown Men Style

• July 21, 2011 • Comments (0)

Just doing some “California Dreamin” with The Midtown Men , who will be sharing their fabulous 60’s sound with a private group tomorrow night at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.  Have a great time, guys, I know the audiences will!

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Tickets Going Fast For Dixie Carter PAC Concert

• July 14, 2011 • Comments (0)

Tickets went on sale on July 8 for The Midtown Men concert at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon, TN, and they are going fast.  I checked in today and found only 165 seats available for the August 27th show!  Great news for The Midtown Men, but for those of you planning to attend, don’t let it turn into bad news for you!   Click here to buy your tickets now.

According to their website, The Dixe Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center brings another season of arts to Huntingdon, Carroll County, and West Tennessee. From coveted fine art performances to the locally produced Fun on the Farm Jamboree, The Dixie is the venue for adults and youth alike to enjoy an array of talent.

On Saturday, August 27, 2011, The Midtown Men will be the main event entertainment for a Night of Stars at The Dixie.  This Annual Fundraiser is to celebrate The Dixie’s 7th Season.  The elegant evening begins with mingling, light music and heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction of memorabilia and other various Dixie PAC items in downstairs museum area, followed by main event entertainment:  The Midtown Men.

 Hors d’oeuvres 6:30, Show 7:30; $50 donation/person (includes tax) Semi-formal Attire

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Random Q & A: Michael Longoria, Part I

• July 12, 2011 • Comments (0)

Q: Out of the whole set of songs that you do for The Midtown Men, what are your favorites to perform?…..

A:  Michael – I love it when we tell the audience that we’re going to do our version of Motown, and then we bust out with the moves of the Jackson 5. I just like that when we sing it, I feel like we’re kind of bringing Michael Jackson and all that sound back. And even though we don’t sound exactly like them, and we’re doing it our own way, it‘s beautiful because when Michael Jackson was a child, the entire nation identified with this kid and fell in love with this kid. And I grew up seeing his journey, so to kind of bring it back to that pure and innocent time in his life is so special for me, for us to do. As a group, I love that song.

And you know, I don’t’ know why I love this song so much, but I just love “Bye, Bye Baby”. But then you listen to the lyrics and it’s so shady and sad….he’s talking about this girl he can’t be with because he has somebody already … but I love singing it. It’s something about where it fits in all of our voices, and where it is in the show, it’s just a really cool song.

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The Midtown Men and Yogi Berra, An All-Star Combination

• July 7, 2011 • Comments (0)

Imagine my surprise and glee when I picked up this week’s Sports Illustrated magazine and saw the cover shot…none other than Hall of Famer Yogi Berra.  How apropos that SI’s “12th Annual Reunion of Heroes from the past” should lead off with one of baseball’s most beloved icons on the same week as The Midtown Men will help celebrate that same hero. 

In a related SI interview, Berra is asked the question “Where are you now?”  “Where am I now”, answers Mr. Berra, “I’m at the Yogi Berra Museum.  Come on over.”

What a wonderful opportunity to do just that  this weekend.  Come out and share in this special celebration as The Midtown Men (Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer) bring their signature sound to the hits of the 1960s in this special performance – with master of ceremonies Joe Piscopo – to benefit the Yogi Berra Museum’s educational programs.

Where:  Montclair State University, Normal Ave & Valley Rd, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 (YOGI BERRA STADIUM)
Date:  July 9, 2011
Time:  5:00 pm.  Gates open at 5:00; concert from 6:00 to 8:00

To purchase tickets call (973) 655-2378 or e-mail

All tickets are tax deductible and benefit the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

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It’s A Girl!

• July 4, 2011 • Comments (3)

Congratulations to Melissa and Christian Hoff, who welcomed baby Ella Susanne into the Hoff family on Sunday, July 3rd.  Ella joins brother Eli and sisters Erika, Elizabeth and Evelyn in the ever-expanding Hoff family.

Christian shared these thoughts on being “blessed with another absolute miracle…God is good all the time and when He allows us to be an intimate part of His eternal plan in this way it puts the world in perspective. Life is precious, protect it, honor it and enjoy it!”

We wish the Hoffs many more blessings in all aspects of life.

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Happy Independence Day!

• July 4, 2011 • Comments (0)

The Midtown CLUB would like to wish The Midtown MEN a happy and safe 4th of July holiday! 

Have a great show tonight, guys.  We hope the Kalispell, MT audience appreciates how lucky they are to be spending their 4th with you!  And we look forward to welcoming them to the CLUB tomorrow.

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