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10/12/19 The Score rocked the Elks Club on a public welcome Saturday night party! The band was firing on all cylinders for the show, entertaining the crowd with two strong sets of classic party rock. The boys had them dancing during Long Train Running, Get Down Tonight, Uptown Funk, Brick House and Play That Funky Music. There was a request for Bob Seger's Old Time Rock and Roll and the band obliged with a solid off the cuff offering to the delight of the requester. The band also brought back Feeling Alright and Jesse's Girl tonight. We want to thank Dianne for taking such good care of us and we had a great time with the Elks and the public that joined us and look forward to returning to New Britain!
9/28/19 The Score jammed out at The Old Well Tavern! The boys from West Hartford set the stage ablaze at the Old Well with three scorching sets of classic party rock. We had Mitch Banks back behind the kit for this one and he was amazing all night long! The crowd was tearing up the dance floor from start to finish and the band had to do three encores to satisfy the revelers! There were so many highlights including a throbbing Get Down Tonight, a ripping offering of Hey Jealousy, a full Conga line during Volcano and a Jeremy Banks New Jersey special with Born to Run! We also brought back I Can't Go For That and gave Bye Bye Love by The Cars a whirl for the first time! We had a great time at The Old Well, and we can't wait to be back in Simsbury on November 23rd! See you there!
9/21/19 Birthdays are fun! The Score had a great time performing at The Traditions Clubhouse in Southbury for a a 50th birthday party! It was great to see a few familiar faces and we enjoyed making many new friends as the party goers were dancing all night long! If you have a party, reunion, corporate event or other function, check out The Score!
9/14/19 The house was rocking at Strykers Cafe in Berlin to support the big Desmond's Army Animal Advocacy benefit! The Score blasted out three solid sets of classic party rock with Mark Cormier sitting in on drums and Nate Edwards filling in on sax, and the revamped Score lineup did not disappoint the Army or the mass of regulars! The band added some new tunes to the mix, including a tribute to Eddie Money with Two Tickets to Paradise, and a return to the set with Gimme Three Steps and a soulful version of Train's Calling All Angels! The dance floor was packed all night, as people jammed out to dance tunes like Brick House, and September and we had a conga line during Volcano! We also had guests in the fold, Jimmy from Sick Since Sunday was on the kit for two tunes including Three Little Birds, and Josh McGee stepped in on guitar for a few including a ripping version of Pride and Joy! There were many amazing raffle prizes to give away and the food spread was awesome, well worth the $10 cover, which of course helped the cause! We had such a blast playing for Desmond's Army and for Strykers and we loved that we made so many new friends. A big shout out to Marc Michaud and his crew for putting this all together- they do it right at Strykers! We look forward to seeing them again- and we are back at Strykers Cafe for the Holiday Party on December 14th, so dig out those Santa hats!
9/7/19 The Score rocked The Yarde! It was another Saturday night of classic party rock when The Score stormed into Enfield! The boys had Nate Edwards subbbing on sax, and he was showing off some smoking solos. Nate, a jazz trained player, definitely has chops! The band also had the patrons dancing and bopping all night long with some strong playing and solo trade offs during Pride and Joy, After Midnight, and Hey Bartender. The crowd also enjoyed our fun versions of Uptown Funk and Get Down Tonight as well as a new tune, the Bob Marley classic, Three Little Birds. We always have a great time at The Yarde and thank Christine and the crew for their hospitality and look forward to seeing everyone again! If you need a solid party rock band, look no further than The Score!
8/31/19 The Score rocks Sunset Grille in Watertown! It was a beautiful night by the lake at The Crestbrook Golf Course as the band rocked out the big outdoor stage at Sunset Grille! The boys had Mark Cormier joining us on drums, and he delivered a solid backbeat all night! Evan was on fire all night with some smoking solos during songs like Pride and Joy, and Long Train Running. The patrons were bopping to Shut Up and Dance and Uptown Funk, but the biggest positive reaction was for Chicken Fried which had everyone up and singing along! We were really impressed with Sunset Grille, the venue is beautiful, the food was top notch and the staff was nothing short of amazing! We'd like to thank Tyler, Jeff and the entire Sunset Grille staff for taking such good care of us all night long. We hope to be back in Watertown for another big gig on the lake!
8/25/19 Another beautiful, sunny "Free Ride" with Center Streets and The Score in West Hartford Center! The gang was jamming out in front of the Toy Chest, had the hometown crowd dancing, moving and grooving as they biked, walked and scooted down Farmington Avenue and around the closed streets in the center. We got great reactions to all the songs including September, Riding in My Car, Johnny B. Goode, Vehicle and Long Train Running! This was the biggest Center Streets crowd yet- we had a blast performing and enjoyed seeing so many friends as well as a lot of new faces. We were happy to take the time and we look forward to seeing you at next year's big festival!
8/11/19 Two big benefits and a debut are coming up on the classic party rock docket, so strap on those dancing shoes! We are back at The Center Streets Bike Fest on Sunday 8/25 for a weather permitting performance in support for local bike safety! This is a great event as West Hartford Center closes to vehicles to allow a "free ride"- family friendly and free! We also have a debut upcoming on 8/31 at the Sunset Grille in Watertown as we hit Crestview Golf's 19th hole- sure to be a great time! And we are the band for Desmond's Army Animal Rights Benefit at Strykers Cafe on 9/14- $10 donation gets you in the door and access to the huge food spread, great music and raffles! Hope to see you at one or all- check out our schedule for more dates- If you need a great party rock band, check out The Score!
7/20/19 It was hotter than Hawaii at The Pub in South Windsor as The Score rocked out the big Luau bash with three memorable sets of classic party rock and dance! The band was running on all cylinders for the big event, getting big responses and a full dance floor all night long from the revelers. It was great to see so many friends and awesome to make so many new friends! The boys had a lot of fun with tunes like Uptown Funk, Brick House, September and a fun version of Chicken Fried, and put on another powerful serving of Long Train Running. Evan had a facemelting solo during Pride and Joy and Matt and Evan traded fills on Moondance. Shut Up and Dance was a hit with the crowd, and looks to be a keeper. Having a Party was another solo fest which featured nifty tradeoffs from Brett, Tom and Evan and Mustang Sally kept the floor packed and had Tommy show off why he's nicknamed Stixey with his stellar drum solo. We also brought back the beach flavored Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw by Jimmy Buffett. We even took requests adding Jesse's Girl and a late request for Atlanta Rhythm Section's Spooky. This started out as a Hawaiian Shirt Night concocted by Matt to inject some extra fun into the night and The Pub took it to a new level by going all out! Greg and the Pub Crew had the bar decked out with tiki torches, Hawaiian themed decor and leis while everyone was in luau spirit by wearing Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts- this was a true tropical party with big money 50/50 raffle winners and even prizes for the best Luau outfit! It was hot outside, but it was a scorcher inside too thanks to the efforts of The Score, The Pub and all the people who attended! Thank you! We had a blast at the Luau and we are back in South Windsor in October, so be on the lookout!
7/16/19 Our next gig is the Hawaiian Luau Party at The Pub in South Windsor! The Pub is always a hot spot for fun, and this night will be only better with food and drink specials and the Hawaiian shirt theme! Don't miss it, it's going to be a great party! Also, we are coming up on The Center Streets Bike Fest in August, which will have us on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford rocking out for the riders, walkers and skaters- an awesome family fun event put on for a good cause. We have our debut at Sunset Grille in Watertown on 8/13, should be an awesome time. Speaking of good causes- mark 9/14 on your calendars for the Desmond's Army Animal Advocates fundraiser at Strykers Cafe in Berlin- $10 donation gets you in the door, raffles and free food spread- hang out with 99.1 WWPLR and The Score! We go north to the Yarde Tavern on 9/7 for another night of classic party rock and dance... And finally, we have just booked our first 2020 shows, debuting at City Sports in Vernon on January 11th and March 14th! See you on "The Road"!
7/12/19 Honor, service and country is what the American Legion is all about and The Score was proud to be the entertainment at their 100th Anniversary Convention! This was the second year in a row that we were the band of choice and the boys did not disappoint with two long sets of classic party rock! The floor was full of dancers all night long as The Score dished out classics like Sweet Home Alabama, Riding in My Car, Let's Groove and The Authority Song. The conga line initiated by Tom Donato during Volcano was epic as about 30 people were bouncing around the room! They also introduced a solid version of Walk the Moon's Shut Up and Dance, which really got people moving, and patriotic songs like Chicken Fried and Lee Greenwood's Proud to Be An American had the the entire group on their feet! We also had some guests, lots of people on tambourine and a couple of Legionnaires joining the band as vocalists on songs like Jenny Jenny (867-5309) and the showstopping I Want You to Want Me. The band played an extra 40 minutes as the crowd was totally in party mode! We had a blast with the Legion and we loved that we were able to make some new friends. Thank you for your service, we were glad to be a part of your big celebration! If you need a solid classic party rock band for your event, look no further than The Score!
6/22/19 The Score hits one out of The Yarde! The boys went north to rock out the Yarde Tavern in Enfield, providing another solid night of classic party rock! The band added Jimmy Buffett's Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw, as well as some favorites like China Grove, The Boys are Back in Town, Uptown Funk and Brick House. It was awesome to see familiar faces as well as some new people at the show, we had a blast playing at The Yarde! We'd like to thank Christine and the crew at the Yarde Tavern for having us and we look forward to returning in September!
6/15/19 School was out and it was time to celebrate in Simsbury! The Score rocked out The Old Well Tavern with another night of classic party rock, this time with our old friend and bandmate Dave Blodgett back in the saddle to give Evan Bellman the night off. We brought back some older tunes as the boys from West Hartford reached a little back into their Glastonbury past and returned with a smooth offering of The Stray Cat Strut, an emotive Marshal Tucker's Can't You See, strong versions of Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way, and Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, plus a slow and sweet rendition of Wonderful Tonight back to the setlist,. We also jammed out to favorites like Long Train Running, Sweet Home Alabama and We're An American Band, and mixed in some new stuff like Uptown Funk! The dance floor was hopping all night long and a fun time was had by all! We'd like to thank everyone that came out to see us play at The Old Well, and we'd like to thank our good friend Dave Blodgett for stepping in and thanks to Frank and the Old Well staff for another great night! We will be back in September on the 28th, see you there!
6/2/19 There was a little more to celebrate in West Hartford this past Sunday! The rain held off, it was bright and sunny as The Score rocked the pergola at Blue Back Square just down the block from Celebrate West Hartford! The square has such a great sound with a natural reverb that is perfect for live music! The boys gave the hometown the crowd their uptempo classic party rock and dance, getting the crowd moving all afternoon long! Evan Bellman was scorching the fretboard on Pride & Joy, September was a hit, Uptown Funk was a crowd pleaser and we brought back a sunny version of Volcano to close out the show! It was great to see friends and family as well as so many new faces stopping by as they came and went to the fair! We had a blast at Blue Back and maybe we'll see you again at the Pergola- of course there's always next gig- keep the party rocking by coming out to the Old Well Tavern on 6/15 or The Yarde Tavern on 6/22- Don't forget the dancing shoes!
5/4/19 QUATRO de Mayo- sure, It's a lesser known "holiday", but the sombreros were flying at Strykers Cafe in Berlin as The Score did the rock and roll prequel to Cinco de Mayo! The boys from West Hartford had the crowd bumping and grinding throughout the night at the best little bar around, as they whipped out the usual favorites. The floor packed up during the second set, for classic dance grooves like Get Down Tonight, September, Play That Funky Music and Let's Groove and for rockers like China Grove, Hey Jealousy and The Boys are Back in Town. Matt donned his sombrero and tried to jump around during the Middle, but it fell into the hands of some fun loving hombres and made the rounds all night long! We also had a surprise visit from our good friend and former keyboardist/ multi-instrumentalist Aaron Monteil who rescued Matt from a devastating hand cramp by jumping on bass for a couple of tunes, moved to guitar for a couple like After Midnight and then stood in on drums to close the night out with Pride and Joy , showing his ability to play anything at any time! This was a high energy, fun night of classic party rock. The band would like to thank Marc, Heather and the crew for taking good care of us- we will be back in September- see you there!
4/27/19 The Score returned to The Pub in South Windsor and brought the house down! What an amazing venue! The Score had many old friends in the crowd tonight, some new friends and plenty of future friends as the dance floor was full all night long! The band delivered as expected, three strong sets of classic party rock including another smoking version of Long Train Running, a hot offering of Vehicle and a smooth I Can't Go For That. The night also featured a return of some tunes including We're An American Band, Don't Mess Around with Jim and with Matt on guitar, Jesse's Girl to the playlist. The Pub is such a great place to see a band- the place has energy, good food, solid service and the stage! Greg and company do it right, so it's always a great experience- So check us out when we return for the Hawaiian Luau in July- wear a Hawaiian shirt, eat and listen to the sweet sounds of The Score!
4/20/19 Another smoking hot show in the books when The Score scorched through three sets of classic party rock at The Old Well Tavern! We had Mark Cormier sitting in on the kit and Tom's 89 year old Dad and local legend Joe Donato joined us for three songs including Mustang Sally and I'm a Believer and the place erupted with applause for his playing! the crowd also responded to September, Superstition and Don't Do Me Like That, among other tunes. We love playing the Old Well and we will be back on June 15th, with more dates on the horizon, so hope to see you "over the mountain"!
3/30/19 Callbacks are everything and The Score was proud to be chosen to perform another Spring Fling Scholarship Fundraiser for the East Berlin Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary! It was another successful night at the Firehouse for the band as they cranked out classic rock and dance tunes all night long The band brought back Don't Stop Believing which had the crowd singing along, and again had Soul Man in the fold. Uptight (Everything's Alright) had the floor moving and Matt had the crowd jumping during the Middle! Jeremy worked the crowd with gusto, and Evan Bellman was ripping solos all night, including a duel with Tom Donato's sax during Brick House. Uptown Funk closed the second set which ushered in a successful raffle and the third set had strong tunes like Vehicle keep the dancing going until fulfilling a request for Sweet Home Alabama which had a nice Brett Proctor keys solo to close out the night! We love jamming for the fine folks of the East Berlin Firehouse- thanks to Cara Farr and the Ladies Auxiliary for bringing us back- we look forward to the next time!
3/23/19 The Score rocked The Yarde Tavern! It's always fun at this landmark for music and The Score delivered again with three solid sets of classic party rock! KC and the Sunshine Boys' Get Down Tonight set the party rolling along with September and Let's Groove. Another beautiful version of U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For had the crowd at attention and the band brought back Margaritaville. The boys debuted Kool and the Gang's Get Down On It and had the floor filled with dancers, including a couple dressed as the Blues Brothers, which set off an impromptu return of Soul Man to the delight of the crowd. Evan Bellman had the crowd mesmerized by his axework on Pride and Joy., and Long Train Running just flat out rocked! The band also had Mitch Banks sit in for a few songs while Tommy had a drink and took the opportunity to bring back Cheap Trick's I Want You to Want Me. The Yarde Tavern is the place to be, and we will be back north in June! See you on "The Road"
3/16/19 Serious St. Patrick's Day Debut at The Dawg House in Meriden! Shenanigans was had by everyone when The Score donned Green to serve up some classic party rock in Meriden! The boys had a great show, with Mark Cormier sitting in on the drum kit, unveiling some new tunes, jamming with a guest and making a few new friends along the way! The boys from West Hartford had a few new songs to offer up including some Irish favorites like U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, The Boys are Back in Town, Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl and an Evan Bellman vocal turn on Whiskey in the Jar, which really brought the crowd in. During Whiskey, Coconuts Band Lead vocalist/ guitarist joined us for some backups and then strapped on a Stratocaster for NRBQ's Riding in My Car, and an impromptu version of NRBQ's 12 Bar Blues with Joe taking the vocal. The band also brought back Jesse's Girl and had the place rocking with some of the usual favorites like Long Train Running, Let's Groove., September and Uptown Funk! We'd like to thank Bianca and everyone at The Dawg House for having us rock out for their St. Patrick's Party! See you next time- until then Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much!
2/24/19 The Score made a triumphant return to The Old Well Tavern delivering three scorching sets of classic party rock for the massive, energetic crowd! This show was a tight affair, with the band firing on all cylinders, there were new tunes, songs brought back and requests too! The boys from West Hartford had the floor jumping all night, and not just during The Middle, as the dancers were out in force from start to finish. The band added a tight, rocking version of Huey Lewis' Heart of Rock and Roll and a Disco-licius offering of KC and Sunshine Band's Get Down Tonight. We also brought back Dancing in the Moonlight and obliged an impromptu request for Runaround Sue by Dion and Pride and Joy too! It was an all around strong performance for The Score have to thank Frank and the staff and we look forward to returning to The Old Well Tavern in April! If you need a classic party rock band, look no further than The Score!
2/9/19 Valentines and Birthdays in South Windsor! The Score rocked The Pub in South Windsor, supplying another night of classic party rock to a packed house! The Pub had it going on tonight as it was wall to wall dancing all night long! the boys had the floor moving, bumping and grinding with Hot versions of Superstition, Uptown Funk, Long Train Running and Having a Party! The band performed a request for some Southern Rock and whipped off Sweet Home Alabama and a soulful Can't You See which we morphed into Hey Jude. Tommy even broke out the smoke machine which added some cool ambiance to the gig! This show was a great time for everyone and we can't wait to return in April and then in July for our Luau show! Thanks to Greg, Brenda and the entire staff at The Pub for having us back! We love The Pub! See you next time!
1/12/19 Keep the 2019 party rolling! The Score Tour went north to The Yarde Tavern in Enfield and had the packed house moving and shaking all night! This was an awesome gig and the energy was flowing as we left them wanting more. Things were percolating right from the start and we had some great versions of Brandy, Play that Funky Music, Vehicle and Born to Run to fuel the fire. We brought back Hey Jealousy and Uptown Funk brought the house down! We thank the staff at the Yarde Tavern for having us jam out for them. We had a blast at the Yarde, made many new friends and look forward to returning in June!
1/4/19 Kicking off the New Year right in Berlin! The Boys from West Hartford opened 2019 with a bang at Strykers Cafe! The band ripped through three solid sets of classic party rock for the best little bar around, keeping the dance floor moving all night long! Tom was handing out glow necklaces to ring in the New Year as the dancers enjoyed the music! Favorites included Born to Run, September and I Wish, it got interactive as the band had a glow ring toss on Matt's head while he was jumping during the Middle! We love playing for Marc, Jill and the folks at Strykers and can't wait to be back in Berlin!
12/2/18 The best gig of the year-could be! The Score had the house shaking at The Pub in South Windsor with a packed house! The boys put together 3 strong sets, we had some guests and the dance floor was full of energy all night long! We had the Langford Elementary School holiday party joining our usual friends, supporting their teaching comrade Tom Donato. We had Mark Cormier sitting in for a few including I Wish and our holiday special, the Bruce Springsteen version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. We had Dan sit in for a bunch in the third set and John Surowiecki was jamming with us on keys at several points during the night, including a lead vocal/keys turn on Black Magic Woman. The boys did several requests like 500 Miles and Midnight Rider. We unveiled two new songs for us, Tom Petty's Don't Do Me Like That and The Authority Song, which both rocked of course! Standard Score classics like Long Train Running, Me and Julio and Hey Jealousy all had that jump and verve! This gig was H.O.T.- special thanks to Greg, Brenda and the entire Pub Staff for their support - we are back at The Pub on February 9th for the Pre-Valentine Party, so bring your sweetheart or just come on down and look for someone special- we will come to party!
11/9/18 The Score rocked Simsbury! It was a fun night at The Old Well Tavern as the boys from West Hartford jammed out some excellent classic party rock! We love the nice stage at the Old Well and we had a crowd to match tonight! There was a lot of dancing as we saw old friends and new faces bubbling with energy during tunes like Let's Groove, The Middle, Hard to Handle, Hey Bartender, Born to Run and we did requests like Having a Party and Burning for You! We want to thank Frank and the awesome staff at the Old Well Tavern for having us and for their generous wings and goodies at the end of the night! We look forward to seeing you again in Simsbury, so keep checking the schedule!
10/13/18 The Score went "Yarde"! The boys from West Hartford rocked the house in Enfield with two extended sets for the good people at the Yarde Tavern! We made plenty of new friends as we had the dance floor pumping all night long, especially after the playoff game ended when a fun group of patrons bumped and grinded through the set of classic party rock! They loved the energetic dance set with Uptight (Everything's Alright) Uptown Funk, Brick House and Play That Funky Music, and also was impressed as they were transported to Exit 7A on the Turnpike during Jeremy's spot on performance of Born to Run! By the end, we had a large group screaming for more, which is always a great compliment. We had veteran drummer Mark Cormier back, sitting in for Tommy and he was awesome with high energy! We had a blast at The Yarde Tavern and would like to thank Christine and her staff- we can't wait to return to Enfield next time! If you need a solid, high energy classic party rock and dance band, look no further than The Score!
9/29/18 The Old Well Tavern was jamming with classic party rock as The Score rocked three awesome sets! The band was clicking with favorites like Born to Run, Vehicle and Rock This Town. The Boys are Back in Town made a return and Matt strummed a solid Hey Jealousy! To close the night, Evan exerted a facemelting Don't Fear the Reaper to the delight of the crowd! The second set featured Mark Cormier sitting in on drums, and he was awesome; Mark will be subbing for Tommy at The Yarde Tavern on October 13th. We are happy to announce that we are returning to the Old Well on November 9th. We'd like to thank all the fine folks at the Old Well that came out for the show! See you all soon!
9/23/18 Raise your glasses high! The Score rocked the MarlBrew! The Score was the headlining act at the Marlbrew Beer Fest at Carter Hill Farms in Marlborough and they did not disappoint! With about twenty local breweries represented as well as a couple of food trucks, The Score cranked out three sets of dance rock including a smooth version of Brandy, a return of I Wish and crowd pleasers like Sharp Dressed Man and Keep You Hands to Yourself . The Dance floor was moving throughout the night, beer was flowing and great food was served up all day! CC and The Gearheads opened and we had a genuine German Oompah Band playing during Score breaks to give that real Ocktoberfest feel! Carter Hill Farms is a really cool place- The barns, General Store, Goats and Roses Restaurant, fire pits this place is just COOL! We'd like to thank Burt for having us at the Marlbrew and to Mitch at Carter Hill for supplying the venue- we hope to do more in Marlborough!
9/13/18 Let's do the time warp! The Score had their old axe master, Dave Blodgett, sitting in for Evan Bellman at Strykers Cafe in Berlin, which meant dipping into the old set. The band brought back quite a few tunes including a harmonyfest on Ringo Starr's It Don't Come Easy, a bouncy Me and Julio, a solid version of Badfinger's No Matter What and a powerful version of The Cult's She Sells Sanctuary that featured Brett Proctor on drums! We also did a lights out version of Cat Steven's Another Saturday Night and the ever popular I'm a Believer. And for the let's just show off moment, Brett Proctor broke into Little River Band's Cool Change and the band joined in for a never before performance in front of an impressed crowd. It's always fun to play for Marc and the Strykers crew and we always love when Dave joins in! Can't wait to return to Strykers Cafe, but for now... on to the Marlbrew on Sunday 9/23!
This just in: The 9/23 Marlborough Chili Cookoff has been changed to MARLBrew, a beer festival that is not specifically chili oriented... It's CRAFT BEER Oriented! $10 tickets, but kids are free! Sounds good to us- See you on the 23rd!
7/28/18 Callbacks are important! The Score returned to The Pub in South Windsor and again rocked the socks off the joint with three solid sets of classic party rock! The band had Mitch Banks behind the kit and he brought a powerful rock flair to the group as the boys brought back a dance inspiring version of Volcano to the energetic crowd, as well as an Evan led I Will Walk 500 Miles, a smooth version of Stray Cat Strut and Jesse's Girl with Matt on guitar. The usual favorites were in place and had the place jumping of course! It was nice to see familiar faces and to meet new friends. The Pub is a fabulous place to see live music and we are happy to report that we have just been asked to return - see you all on December 1st, so mark those calendars!
7/13/18 Friday the 13th- what could go wrong? Well, everything and NOTHING! The long and short is there were no stopping the fun for the Score show honoring the American Legion Convention in Trumbull! This gig started off with loads of potential issues as we needed a sub for Evan and had no opportunity to practice with our replacement, fillin axeman Josh McGee. Then, Tommy was sent to Boston for managers meetings and we needed a sub drummer too! So we enlisted our former multi-instrumentalist friend Aaron Montiel, who would be back from Europe two days before the show. Until he got stuck in Dusseldorf in an airline snafu. The day before the show. You can't make this up! So after many attempts at locally fixing this potential disaster, we were able to get Mitch Banks to drive all the way from Boston and make the magic happen. And the show was AWESOME! No ladders, broken mirrors or seven years bad luck, we rocked the Trumbull Marriott and had the veterans at the American Legion convention rocking all night to a powerful dose of classic party rock! Mitch steadied the ship, Josh rocked the house, we even played Freebird by request and it was great! The ladies there were literally bowing during Wanted Dead or Alive and the floor was packed for most of the night! At one point hotel gatecrashers joined us and kept the party rolling even longer than expected! This was a wonderful night of honor and classic rock. The Score would like to thank Kim Usmani for booking us, the Legion for having us and being such a great audience, to Josh McGee for working hard to learn our songs and rocking the house. We would like to thank Aaron for trying and Mitch for making it happen- we will be seeing you behind the kit for a couple of gigs this summer as well! We had such a blast and hope to see you again at the next convention! If you need a great party rock band, look no further than The Score!
6/15/18 The Score Returned to the Well! The Score rocked the Old Well Tavern in front of a spirited crowd with Dave Blodgett manning the guitar, sitting in for Evan Bellman. The boys brought back the Stray Cat Strut, Jesse's Girl and Magic Carpet Ride for the occasion to the delight of some of our longtime fans! Blodge also supplied lead vocals for Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting and he lent his voice for some soaring harmonies! It was great to jam with Dave again- he's coming back to fill in in September at Strykers Cafe. We'd like to thank Frank and the staff at the Old Well Tavern for having us, we sure do love the stage and we hope to be back in the fall!
6/9/18 The Score went Yarde! The Score had an awesome time in their return to the Yarde Tavern in Enfield rocking out 3 strong sets of classic party rock! The boys had the floor full for much of the night, as the patrons were fully engaged in the fun! We had several tambourine players and Matt had the place jumping with a lively workout during The Middle The band did some requests including a return for Hey Jealousy and Roadhouse Blues as well as some of the favorites like Let's Groove, Vehicle and. Long Train Runnin'. They know how to party at The Yarde, so make sure you are there the next time when we return in October!
5/26/18 The Score Invaded Berlin for another hot night of classic party rock! The band was back at home base for the Memorial Day weekend rocking out at Strykers Cafe. The boys played some themed music such as We're An American Band, and added some hot tunes including Let's Groove, Born to Run and Taking Care of Business. The band was joined by Dave Blodgett for a few including a birthday request song of Midnight Rider, and vocals on Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting. The band also had Josh McGee jump in on guitar for Sweet Emotion, and Wanted Dead or Alive as well as during The Boys are Back in Town! Strykers has always been a home away from home for The Score, we want to thank everyone who came out as well as Marc and Heather for having us! We are back in Berlin in September- hope to see you then!
5/19/18 Congrats to the Avon High School Class of '78! The Score had the honor of performing at the 40th Class Reunion, bringing the revelers back to the 70s with some awesome classic party rock! The dance floor was rocking all night as the band moved through all the best of the 70s like the Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire, Billy Joel and more! The band also did an impromptu version of Amie by the Pure Prarie League to the delight of the organizers! The Score wants to thank the Class of '78 for allowing us to be a part of their big day! This was such a fun night and we hope to see the members of Avon '78 on the road! If you have a class reunion to plan and need a stellar rock band, look no further than The Score!
4/21/18 It wasn't just another Saturday night, this time, The Score brought the house down at The Pub! The boys from West Hartford rocked South Windsor in their debut with three scorching sets of classic rock and dance! They had the floor moving all night long, making new friends, hanging out with old ones, everyone had an awesome time! The band had the lights going, loved the stage and hit home runs with favorites like dance tunes such as Let's Groove, a request for Burning for You, Having a Party, I Saw Her Standing There, a throbbing version of Brick House and Wanted Dead or Alive. Of course, we also welcomed Brett Proctor back for his first public show with the band, and it was like he never left! Matt had the place going crazy with The Middle, jumping all over the dance floor. Jeremy worked the crowd all night long and Evan smoked some amazing leads too. We had the patrons rocking and rolling with us, shaking the tambourines and even had a guest vocalist who did a fine Beatles rendition with the band. It was so much fun playing at the Pub and the energy was infectious. We can't wait to return to South Windsor and play for Brenda, Kitten, Greg and the Pub crew again! Hope to see everyone soon!
3/24/18 The Score was on fire for the East Berlin Firehouse annual Spring Fling! It was an important show for the band as we entertained the raucous crowd of firefighters with some killer classic party rock! This was not just a special show for local first responders, but the show we say goodbye to keyboardist Aaron Montiel and hello to the return of former Keymaster Brett Proctor! Aaron will be moving on to new endeavors but he will always be a part of the Score family- and we hope to see him very soon! The show itself was a complete blast with both Aaron and Brett joining us for the gig, showing off their multi-instrumental powers, Brett playing keys, bass and singing lead on Don't Stop Believing, while Aaron besides keys, claves, drums and lead vocals on Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting added trumpet to his massive instrumental resume giving The Score a bonafide hot horn section! This expanded group had the floor rocking all night long as the firefighters danced the night away to favorites like Brandy, Riding in My Car, Brown Eyed Girl, September, Uptown Funk and The Boys are Back in Town. The Score would like to thank the East Berlin Firefighters and the Ladies Auxilary for putting on the benefit- we had so much fun and can't wait to perform at the Firehouse again! If you need a classic party rock band, look no further than The Score!
2/24/18 200 gigs! The Score's 200th Show at Strykers Cafe in Berlin was truly an extravaganza! First, to really understand how awesome this show was, you had to be there, and gauging the size of the crowd, you probably was there! This show had all the fixings and the cherry on top- massive energetic crowd, key guest performances, acoustic stuff during a set break and songs that were brought back after years on the shelf! The boys kicked off the big night in classic style, bringing back the traditional opener, a Joe Cocker influenced version of Feeling Alright and then the set moved into high gear! Solid offerings of Magic Carpet Ride and Only the Good Die Young returned to the fold after years off the setlist. Matt returned to guitar for a bring back of Hey Jealousy, joined by longtime Score members Dave Blodgett on bass and Walter Jennings on Drums! Blodge also played the 4 stringer for an impromptu version of ABBA's Dancing Queen and added lead vocals and lead guitar to Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting and She Sells Sanctuary! Mitch Banks sat in for three-quarters of set 2 as Tommy took a break, keeping the beat for the boys. We fufilled a few requests like I Will Walk 500 Miles and Matt had spring in his step for the energetic Middle by Jimmy Eat World, getting the large crowd jumping along with him! Evan was smoking hot on guitar all night and Aaron was tickling the ivories and Tom was on fire with his sax! Jerome kept the party going all night getting everyone involved! The place was packed and everyone was having an amazing time! We had a great time as always at Strykers Cafe - Marc, Heather and the crew run the best little bar around- if you haven't been to Strykers, you are missing a great time! We return to Berlin in May- see you there!!
1/28/18 Strykers Cafe= Home Base! The Score was back in Berlin for a smoking hot night of classic party rock! The boys unveiled two new songs for the crowd, "a super fine" version of Brandy by Looking Glass and a beautifully lilting offering of King Harvest's Dancing in the Moonlight! The night was a rocking affair with power tunes like Long Train Running, Born to Run and September with Mitch Banks sitting in for half a set, and another soulful jam of Marshall Tucker's Can't You See into Hey Jude. It was a small but energetic crowd at the best little bar around, and we will keep the ball rolling- our next show will be The Score's 200th gig and on February 24th, we will do it at Strykers! We can't wait!
1/12/18 The Score returned to the Old Well Tavern in Simsbury after several years away and rocked the joint! The boys from West Hartford struck a smoking three sets of classic party rock that featured many highlights including hot performances of the dance classics like Play that Funky Music, Brick House and I Can't Go For That. The dance floor was filled during a cool melding of Can't You See and Hey Jude. Plus, they brought back the Stray Cat Strut, She Sells Sanctuary and a cool impromptu stripped-down reworking of Don't Fear the Reaper that featured only Aaron, Matt, and Evan. This was one of the great shows, and fun was had by all! The Score will be back at the Old Well Tavern in June, so we hope to see you again soon!
1/7/17 This just in! The Score has just booked another show at the best little bar around- Strykers Cafe! So join us on Saturday night 1/27 for another night of classic party rock! Can't wait to see everyone soon!
12/16/17 Holiday fun, Keno Night and Rock and Roll in Wolcott! The Score was leaving it all on the table at Johnny B's treating the crowd to three hot sets of classic party rock. The boys thrilled the crowd having the floor move and shake all night with tunes like Long Train Running, September, and Born to Run! The end of the night was awesome as well with Aaron jumping in on drums for a few including Learn to Fly and I Want You To Want Me! Then Aaron wowed the barflies on lead vocals with a smoking version of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and a set ending Piano Man. This was an all-around fun night and we hope to see the great folks at Johnny B's again soon!
12/2/17 The Score kicked off Strykers Toy Drive! The Score helped spread the holiday cheer for the good people of Berlin with three superb sets of classic party rock! This show was extra special- donators enjoyed a free drink if they brought a new unwrapped toy, and we had Mitch Banks sitting in on drums. There was a large fun-loving crowd at Strykers. taking in some great tunes including holiday rock staples Run Run Rudolph and the Bruce Springsteen version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The band also brought back hot version of She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult, and took requests during the final set, wowing the crowd with a fun offering of (I Would Walk) 500 Miles by the Proclaimers , Aaron led us with some Dancing Queen by ABBA and an impromptu set ender of Another Brick in the Wall, which featured a scorching solo by Evan Bellman. We had so much fun last night at Strykers, seeing so many familiar faces as well as new. As always, the crew at Strykers makes it easy and we look forward to our next show at Strykers Cafe- we're back on February 24th!
11/23/17 Hey Score Fans! Don't miss our big December 2nd Show at Strykers Cafe in Berlin, CT- the show will be part of the Strykers Toy Drive, so bring an unwrapped new toy to the show and get a free drink! This is a great charity event, so come on down and help kids during the holiday season!
11/18/17 The Score rocks Savin in West Haven! On Saturday, The Score rocked Savin Rock School Holidayfest in West Haven with a strong set of dance tunes mixed in with a nice version of Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus is Comin' to Town and a request for Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting and an impromptu return of Help. The kids were doing the worm, break dancing, running around joyfully in circles and the twist with their parents throughout the concert, as lots of holiday fun was being had by everyone! We had a few kids jamming out on the tambourine and bells during the set as it was an interactive affair. Aaron Montiel, the Savin Rock music teacher, and Score keyboardist/ multi-instrumentalist conducted a successful holiday song singalong with the students and their parents backed up by various Score members. He also wowed the crowd when he switched to drums on a few songs. We had a blast hanging out with the folks at Savin Rock! They rocked!
11/11/17 Freedom isn't free as we get together to honor our soldiers who protect our ideals. The Score joined up with several bands and solo/duo acts at the Turning Tide in New London to honor our Veterans. The Veteran's Benefit was cooking with some excellent BBQ and Baked Ziti, as well as some great live acts including The Score! It was a long set of awesome classic rock and dance as the band rocked their way through some great music including I Wish, The Boys are Back in Town, and Diggin on James Brown! The boys of the Score would like to thank Chris and everyone from the Turning Tide for having us jam out at this important occasion, as well as a huge shoutout to the Band The Remedy who helped out, came early and provided a drum set after the original host band unexpectedly left the rest of us high and dry. We look forward to returning to the Turning Tide in the future!
10/20/17 The Score rocked New London! The boys from West Hartford went south for their debut at the Turning Tide in New London and they put on a strong show for an energetic crowd, The Turning Tide boasted a unique stage complete with a peninsula and pole that juts out into the audience, which made for really cool crowd interaction opportunities! The crowd was jamming to the tunes, particularly the Stevie Wonder tunes, Superstition and I Wish, as well as Uptight (Everything's Alright)! There were many standout songs including Vehicle, Long Train Running and I Saw Her Standing There. We were joined by John Surowieciki, sitting in on keys for several songs like Crazy Little Thing Called Love and The Boys are Back in Town and contributing smooth lead vocals for Black Magic Woman. We had a fabulous time at the Turning Tide and look forward to returning there on 11/11 for their Veteran's Day Benefit Concert. We will be a part of a four-band day, time slots to be announced, hope to see YOU there!
10/13/17 The Score smashed the superstitions in East Hartford! It was Friday the 13th and not a black cat to be seen as the boys from West Hartford jammed for two extra long sets of classic party rock to an enthusiastic crowd. We had Justin Blackburn behind the kit for the second gig in a row, sitting in for an injured Tommy Szymuc, and he was on fire, contributing to the formidable energy of the night. Standout songs included a return for Having a Party, a rousing version of Born to Run, a smooth version of Moondance and an epic jam of Don't Fear the Reaper! The boys also did a medley introducing Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London merged with Sweet Home Alabama and Kid Rock's All Summer Long to the delight of the crowd. The boys also unveiled a super version of Jim Croce's Don't Mess Around With Jim! We were joined by Carmine himself for several tunes and added another dimension to the band. It was an awesome night playing for the good folks at Carmine's in East Hartford, and we look forward to playing there again.
9/23/17 The beat went on! The Score rocked out at their favorite venue, Strykers Café in Berlin, this time with Justin Blackburn sitting in on drums for Tommy Szymuc, and he put on a show! The band was firing on all cylinders offering up three scorching sets of classic party rock for a large, energetic crowd. Justin added a lot of flair to this one, spinning sticks, adding backup vocals, to go with his joyful drumming style. The boys brought back Queen's Fat Bottom Girls after a four-year absence. Other highlights included Justin Blackburn drumming and sang lead vocals on Taking Care of Business, September had the dance floor filled up as did Superstition, I Wish and Uptown Funk. Matt and Evan had the twin guitar attack on The Boys are Back in Town. This was another awesome night of rock at the best little bar around! Thanks Marc and Heather for having us back, can't wait to return on December 2nd!
9/15/17 First impressions are the most important and it is safe to say that The Score's debut at Johnny B's in Wolcott was an impressive one! The boys rocked the Wolcott pub with three smoking hot sets, each more sizzling than the one before as they mixed in the dance tunes with the classic rock staples like Sweet Home Alabama, I Wish, Burning for You, We're An American Band and Let's Groove. The boys also brought back a slinky offering of the Stray Cat Strut. The show lasted until after 1 AM and we definitely left them wanting more! We loved playing for Johnny B's and hope to return to Wolcott again!
8/27/17 The Score hit a home run at The Center Streets Bike Festival! It was the perfect day as The Score served up some home cooking in West Hartford Center at the Bike Festival in front of at least 2000 participants as they road bikes, scooters, skated, jogged or walked the closed course for this benefit to raise awareness for community bike safety and access. The band rocked out two strong sets in front of the Toy Chest and had the throngs of people on their feet, dancing and enjoying the sunshine! The upbeat set included strong versions of classic tunes like September, The Boys are Back in Town and Summer of 69. The band brought back a tight version of Free Ride, as an homage to the bikers! We had blast jamming out for the home crowd and for Center Streets and look forward to seeing you all again next year at his fine event! If you have a big event and need a solid classic party rock band, look no further than The Score!
8/3/2017 The Score rocked out for the home crowd at Blue Back Square in West Hartford in front of hundreds of fans and passerbys who stopped to listen to the music under clear skies and bright stars! This gig was special indeed, as the band reunited with many old friends and maybe the next generation! The guest list was stellar, with former lead guitarist Dave Blodgett and Drummer Walter Jennings returning to the fold for several tunes including a powerful rendition of the old favorite, She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult and Marshall Tucker's Can't You See, which is looking to be a keeper! Mitch Banks, a vet of many Score sit-ins, joined us for several tunes including 867-5309, September and Diggin on James Brown, and finally the next generation has arrived as Danny Aliberti strapped on the guitar and joined in for an awesome performance of Blue Oyster Cult's Burning for You, which also featured Aaron Montiel handling the drums on that one! The boys also unveiled a dance-inspiring version of Kool and the Gang's Celebration. The crowd response was great over two hours of Score classics straight, making for a night to remember! The band loves playing West Hartford, and we will see Blue Back next time, but for now join us for the City Streets Bike Festival in the Center on 8/27, and if you need a classic party rock band, book The Score!
6/23/17 The Score was back at Carmine's in East Hartford and it was a superb night for dinner and dance! The boys powered through three strong sets of classic party rock as the dance floor moved and shaked. Carmine, the longtime veteran musician joined us for a few in set one and all of set three, lending us his voice and shredding on the guitar. The boys added a new number, Tower of Power's Diggin on James Brown and brought back a powerful version of Marshall Tucker's Can't You See into Hey Jude with Carmine on lead vocals The night ended with a haunting Don't Fear the Reaper as we left the crowd wanting more. We had a great time at Carmine's and can't wait to be back again!
5/20/17 The Score Rocked Strykers! The boys returned to one of their favorite venues, Strykers Cafe and jammed out three strong sets of classic party rock to an energetic crowd! The band brought back some old favorites including a powerful version of Grand Funk's We're An American Band, Matt's return to guitar for Van Morrison's Moondance, Aaron banging drums for a return of Blue Oyster Cult's Burning for You and the Foo Fighters' Learn to Fly, and a bouncy take on Queen's Crazy Little Thing Called Love. The floor was really moving during the R&B and disco numbers and it continued on with the Doobie Brothers tunes and Cheap Trick's I Want You to Want Me. All in all, it was another awesome night in Berlin- A special shout out to Marc, Heather and all the good people at Strykers! We will be back in September, so if you missed this Strykers show.... You know what to do!
4/1/17 Another five-alarm party at the East Berlin Firehouse! The Score rocked out the Ladies Auxiliary Benefit and did not disappoint with their three smoking sets of classic party rock! We had a return of our old friend Brett Proctor, who sat in for a few songs on bass, vocals, and keys. joining us on Sweet Emotion, I Saw Her Standing There, Vehicle and China Grove! The Floor was full through the night and it was an awesome night of dancing and partying! The Score always has a good time at the Firehouse and we look forward to the next time! If you need a strong party band for your bar, club or event- look no further than The Score!
3/26/17 Giving back is something that The Score takes seriously and Johnny's Jog 5K Run for Charity is one serious charity! The Jog has been giving back for 7 years to various charities that help children. This year, the Jog benefitted the Covenant Prep of Hartford, The Mary Tango Foundation and the Miracle League of CT. The Score was part of the festivities, strategically placed mid-course to cheer on the runners! The band was rocking the runners along with an energy driven version of Johnny B. Goode and continued with upbeat classic tunes like Born to Run and Long Train Running! It was a bit damp and rainy, but that didn't stop us and it didn't stop the joggers! A special shoutout goes to Justin Blackburn, who sat in on drums for this fun event! The Score was honored to help out the fine folks at Johnny's Jog and look forward to seeing everyone again!
3/25/17 Callbacks mean a lot and when America's On Tap gave us a buzz to rock out the Hat City On Tap in Danbury, we were all too happy to oblige! We had such a fun time at the Hartford On Tap, and this event was no different- awesome beer, great food, interesting vendors and a killer band! The Score, perched way up high in the arena "crow's nest" pumped out four sets of high energy rock for the revelers as they sampled from the 100 craft beers. The band brought back a couple of old favorites including Cheap Trick's I Want You to Want Me, and KT Tunstall's Black Horse and the Cherry Tree and the crowd was digging cool tunes like Roadhouse Blues, Hey Bartender, and a raucous version of Uptown Funk! We ended the night with 1-95's Tim Sheehan joining us and singing You May Be Right and then we closed the deal with the arena singing along to Piano Man! The Score thanks the great people at America's On Tap and we hope to meet up again!
3/4/2017 The Boys were back in Town to help the Lollipop Tree Preschool! The Score rocked Wampanoag Country Club to support an amazing local preschool, Lollipop Tree as they kicked off their big fundraiser! This event was a lot of fun as the teachers, staff, and friends of Lollipop danced and cheered the tight two-set Score performance! It was a special night for The Score as well, as Steve "Hollywood" Martinez made his band return to sub in for Evan Bellman. And it was like Steve never left as he was smoking through leads and rhythms all night long especially on Jenny 8675309, Pride and Joy and Keep Your Hands to Yourself. We brought back Tush in his honor as well as Margaritaville. Long Train Running was hot as usual and Matt blasted off a nifty bass solo during Uptight (Everything's Alright). The Score wants to thank Lollipop Tree for having us at their event, we had so much fun, the food was great and the venue was awesome! We hope to see you all soon!
1/6/17 The Score kicked off 2017 with an awesome show at Strykers Cafe in Berlin! The bar was packed with patrons who were treated to three solid sets of classic party rock! The floor was jamming during songs like Brick House and Uptown Funk, and they were bopping to a return of Riding in My Car and You May Be Right. After Midnight rocked hard with smoking solos being traded by Evan, Aaron and Tom and Evan wowed the crowd using the vocoder during Sweet Emotion. We love playing at Strykers in Berlin, it really is the area's best little bar! We return to Strykers in May- see you there!
12/30/16 Enfield was on fire a day early with The Almost NYE Party at the Yarde House Tavern! The Score rang in the Eve with force as they had the Yarde's massive crowd bumping and grinding all night! The sets were formulated with rocking dance tunes and the results were amazing. The first set was a powerhouse featuring discolicous versions of Let's Groove, Brick House and Play that Funky Music. Set one also boasted awesome guitar work from Evan Bellman on Pride and Joy, and the band put out an epic offering of Born to Run! Set two cooked with Long Train Running and Uptown Funk, as well as a heartfelt version of Don't Stop Believing. Keep Your Hands to Yourself brought the crowd in from the other room for set three and the ball kept rolling all the way until we left them wanting more! We also brought back Sharp Dressed Man and ELO's Evil Woman, always favorites and we closed the night with an encore audience participation event with Wanted Dead or Alive! We thank everyone who joined us for the Almost NYE Party and we had a blast at the Yarde Tavern! We are looking forward to returning to Enfield real soon.
10/29/16 Callbacks say it all! The Score returned to the Irish American Home to perform at their Annual Sports Dinner, rocking out two sets of high energy tunes for the party! Many awards were given, including to their national champion hurling team and the food was awesome of course! Highlight songs included Brown Eyed Girl, U2's Angel of Harlem and the dance floor was shaking for September and Uptown Funk! It's always fun playing for the Irish Home whether it is for their giant Summer Shindig beer and food truck festival, The Annual Sports Dinner or in the bar, and we look forward to jamming out for them again! If you have a private party, corporate event or a bar that needs an awesome classic party rock band at a reasonable price- look no further than The Score- we are booking for Winter 2016-17 and beyond!
10/22/16 Let the good times flow! The Score brought down the house at the XL Center Expo for the Hartford On Tap Beer Festival! The glasses were held high all day as the beer cascaded from almost 100 craft beer vendors from all around the region. The Score jammed hard on the large stage, putting four sets of awesome classic party rock! The boys brought out some new tunes including a return of a soulful version of U2's Angel of Harlem, and a hot offering of Mark Ronson's/Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk, which had the crowd in a frenzy! The band also had the crowd bopping during a powerful cover of Long Train Running, they were dancing for Brick House and Uptight (Everything's Alright), Aaron got rave reviews for his work on Nothing from Nothing and Matt went absolutely nuts jumping during an infectious version of the Middle! There were only highlights to this gig, probably a top five Score show ever. We have to give Tim Sheehan from I-95 a huge shoutout for suggesting us and we thank Jeremiah and the entire On-Tap crew for having us this perform this year and we hope to work with the Hartford On Tap in the future.
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