Fans and Friends Treated to an Amazing Experience with The Midtown Men

• January 13, 2015 • Comments (3)

The Midtown Men invited fans to join them in Midtown Manhattan last night for “an intimate concert/cocktail party celebrating the launch of our new ‘Live In Concert’ album and National Public Television Special.”  Midtown Club Fan Correspondent Heather Powell was thrilled to share the experience with those of us who were unable to attend.

Live In Concert/Launch Party

Sunday, January 11, 2015. Stage 48, NYC


We were invited to “Join the party in New York City” and what a party it was! Part concert, part cocktail party, filled with stars, (Stevie VanZandt, Tommy James, Kate Taylor, La La Brooks and cabaret legend Marilyn Maye), long-time fans, and personal friends of the Men. The venue was intimate, very unlike the larger concert halls and theaters where I had previously seen the Men perform. The energy was palpable from the moment I entered, people buzzing around greeting old friends and meeting new ones. Everyone had a heightened sense of excitement for the evening. But the energy of the pre-show, while crackling with anticipation, could not compare with the explosion that occurred when The Midtown Men ran out onto the stage and told us all to “Get Ready.”

The Midtown Men with special guest and friends, Stevie Van Zandt and Tommy James



You know, I think it’s fair to say that this is a group with consummate professionalism; every show they do is their “A-game.” They have performed at state fairs, small theaters, and the Kennedy Center, and they always treat their audience with the utmost respect. That said, they completely rocked the entire night. They were clearly in their element in Midtown Manhattan, surrounded by friends and friendly faces alike. I really enjoyed seeing them relax a bit and show their fun personalities even more than usual.




During two 30 min sets, they sang a good sampling of the favorites, such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” and “Happy Together.” They also introduced us for the first time to TMM versions of “In My Life” by the Beatles, with a heartfelt introduction and vocals by Bobby, “Good Lovin’” (The Rascals), with Daniel in the lead and some rockin’ new choreography, and “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield), with soulful vocals by Christian Hoff. Daniel brought the whole house down with “Cry for Me” without even splitting his pants (as pointed out by Christian afterwards).




My personal favorites from the night were, in no particular order:

1) Michael Longoria’s just completely ridiculous vocals in “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.” I think Etta James would be proud. And maybe a little jealous.

2) The genius arrangement and blending of the guys’ 4 unique vocals/styles in “My Eyes Adored You.”

3) Christian Hoff’s dancing. The man is just smooth.

4) Motown Medley. Enough said.


Another amazing part of the whole night was being able to meet and connect with other TMM fans. This group attracts some quality people, and it was my privilege to get to know a few of them last night. They were equally as excited to be there as I was, and some had comments of their own:

Tricia: “What an amazing night, the room was electric, the guys were on fire, great way to start the new year!”

Pam S.: “It was a thrill to see the guys having as much fun as we were. Also loved the new material, especially ‘In My Life’ and ‘For What It’s Worth.’”

Pam G.: “The audience’s reaction to Daniel Reichard’s ‘Cry For Me’ was epic…the standing ovation was almost deafening!”




Finally, at the end of the evening, the guys were gracious enough to talk with the fans, take pictures, and just generally revel in all the merriment that they helped to create. Making sincere connections with their audience has always been a talent of all four of them and tonight was no different.



It was a really special night, and a great way to launch into 2015 with TMM. Other fans across the country who are reading this already know what I am talking about. And those who have not seen a show yet, get to one ASAP. You won’t regret it.

A huge thank you to Heather for your awesome contribution to the Club. Fans, if you want to share your experience from last night’s festivities, post your comments here and email your photos to

Category: Concerts, Fan Stories, The MEN

Comments (3)

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  1. Carol says:

    Would have loved to have been there! Can’t wait to see them again,but don’t know when that will be. Waiting impatiently! I was spoiled with 4 shows in 2 years; eventually they will come back somewhere that I can get to! Congrats to them on all their success, they deserve it!

  2. Pamela says:

    Thanks for such a great write up, Heather! You really captured the mood and energy of the night. It was a fabulous time and so special to share it with old and new friends. Looking forward to many more great times!

  3. Tricia Rittereiser says:

    tjank you Heather for this great recap of another awesome MM event! Always fun to be a part of them, and then read about it the next day! Look forward to many more!

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