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Press Release for The Midtown Men Album, Sixties Hits

• August 25, 2011 • Comments (0)

THE MIDTOWN MEN, Four Stars from the Original Cast of Jersey Boys, Release Long-Awaited Debut Album

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2011

While THE MIDTOWN MEN–Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer–have been thrilling concert audiences in over 70 cities across the U.S. and Canada, they have also been busy in the recording studio.  The group’s eagerly-anticipated debut album, THE MIDTOWN MEN :  SIXTIES HITS, featuring classic songs from the 1960s, is now available at THEMIDTOWNMEN.com.

Their musical journey began when they starred together in the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  The four actors shared the stage for over a thousand performances and can be heard on the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling Original Cast Album. Michael Longoria, of the Midtown Men, recalls his time crooning with his future band mates, “We found our own unique sound and chemistry recreating the music of the Four Seasons for the Broadway stage and we continue to discover the magic of that truly amazing era in rock music.”  About their debut album, the group’s J. Robert Spencer explains, “We wanted our listeners to experience the sound and electricity of our live show. So get ready!”

Charles Alexander, long-time senior editor for Time Magazine writes, “This new Fab Four became rock stars in their own right. THE MIDTOWN MEN put their own youthful spin on these ageless songs.  They are helping the pop composers of the ’60s take their rightful place in the Great American Songbook.   And how much do I love this album?  It’s as good as popping Meet the Beatles on my turntable for the first time!”

THE MIDTOWN MEN : SIXTIES HITS features iconic classics such as “Happy Together,” “California Dreamin’,” “Up on the Roof,” “Sherry” and more.  The album’s release comes at the kickoff of the group’s 2011/2012 performing arts center national tour.  Visit THEMIDTOWNMEN.com for tour information and to purchase their new CD.

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The Midtown Men CD is Now Available!

• August 20, 2011 • Comments (4)

The moment we’ve all been waiting for….The Midtown Men’s first CD, “Sixties Hits” is now available on their website STORE.  Yes, I said STORE!  Visit THE STORE to purchase CDs, T-shirts and more.

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Random Q & A: J. Robert Spencer, Part 2

• August 14, 2011 • Comments (1)

Q:  With the mounting excitement over the release of The Midtown Men’s first CD, can  you share your thoughts on producing your own record over the past 6 months?

A:  J. Robert – Well, we are less than two weeks away from the release of THE MIDTOWN MEN’s first CD recording SIXTIE’S HITS!  For the last year and a half we’ve had audiences from all across the country, including Canada,asking, “When’s the CD gonna come out?”  Well, we’re pleased to say that after spending months recording, playing, mixing and adding all the final touches, it’s just moments away.   And I can honestly say that we’re all so proud of our work!  And I know that our audiences that got to know us and love our sound and chemistry from the Broadway Stage, will experience that magic all over again. 

But the wonderful thing about this CD is it was done our way!  Our way as Producers, Musicians, Artists, Arrangers, Engineers, and the fact that it’s completely Independent is so rewarding!  With our incredible 7 piece band from the road joining us on this album, we’ve done more than just record our favorite hits of the 60’s, we’ve recorded THE MIDTOWN MEN experience!  The sound and electricity of what our audiences hear live at a MIDTOWN MEN concert!  To journey with us on this CD through our production and arrangements of The Beatles, The Mama’s and the Papa’s, The Zombies, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, and the Four Seasons is exciting for all of us to share with audiences everywhere!  

The wonderful thing I encountered personally in the creating of our CD was to add my talents as a drummer.  Throughout the album, on certain tracks, when you hear any percussion….whether it’s tambourine, hand claps, cymbals swelling, vibraslap slapping, or bongo’s “bonging”….it’s fun for me to say, “Hey, That’s me!  I added that!”  And that’s what we all added to this project.  Layer after layer of our own individuality but still bringing it together as a group!  Daniel, Christian, Michael and I have delivered the music that we love.  The way we love to hear it….and the way we love to perform it….on all 11 tracks! 

We want to thank you ahead of time for your support and we’ll see you on the road as THE MIDTOWN MEN!  Love J. Robert Spencer

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