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5/20/23 The 300th Score Show Extravaganza was a huge success! We had an awesome time tonight at The Pub celebrating our 300th band gig! It was so much fun jamming with old Score members, bringing back some tunes and seeing old friends. We'd like to thank former members, but always family: Dave Gager, Dave Blodgett, Walter Jennings and Mark Cormier for joining us up on stage, an honor and a pleasure! Former guitarist, Dave Gager helped open the show on Feeling Alright, and in set two, Dave Blodgett and drummer Walter Jennings jammed out on two past Score favorites, Shimmer by Fuel and The Cult's She Sells Sanctuary. Dave Gager then rejoined to unite the classic six for a superb version of the Grateful Dead's Franklin's Tower. We haven't done those tunes in many years, but it was like yesterday
5/12/23 The Score rocked out Westfield at Shaker Farms Country Club! The first foray into Massachusetts, and only the second show outside of Connecticut, was a success! The crowd, which included many familiar faces from our Joanna's shows, was electric and on the dance floor outside, under the pavilion all night long! We delivered two solid dance sets with all the classics, and left them wanting more as we had to shut down at 10pm due to town regulations. We had a great time at Shaker and thank them for booking The Score! Hope to see the fine folks at Shaker Farms again soon!
4/28/23 The Score had Somers rocking at Joanna's! The crowd was positively massive and enthusiastic as they danced, filling the floor throughout the entire night! The band brought back Summer of 69 by request and Jesse's Girl and Jet Airliner were back in the set list, added to to those dancing staples like Jailhouse Rock, September, Get Down Tonight and Let's Groove. It's always a great time at Joanna's, and we would like to give a big shoutout to Jeff and his staff for taking such good care of us. We are back at Joanna's on August 26th, which is Matt's birthday- 39 again! Hope to see you there!
4/22/23 The Score invaded Sicily's! Sicily's Coal Fired Pizza, the trendy Middletown bar and trattoria was hopping Saturday night as The Score was in the house delivering two searing sets of classic party rock and dance music! The boys had Aaron Montiel back on keys and background vocals for this gig, subbing in for Brett. He did a phenomenal job, of course and the boys had the floor packed with dancers all night long, jamming hit after hit like Get Down On It, September and Uptown Funk mixing in with classics like Old Time Rock and Roll, Jailhouse Rock and Long Train Running. Great vibe as always from the Sicily's, we hope to be back there in the near future!
4/1/23 Callbacks are so important, and when they are for awesome events like the East Berlin Firehouse's Spring Fling… then it's party time! The Score had the honor of performing another amazing Spring Fling, it was a packed house full of dancers as we played all the big hits and classic tunes- firefighters know how to party! We would like to send a big shoutout to the great people who keep East Berlin safe, and especially Cara Farr for being such an amazing supporter of the band and booking us for this special event! We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!
3/24/23 Had another awesome show at Joannas Restaurant in Somers tonight! Jeremy was fighting the remnants of a cold but powered through it with the help of Katie Rogers pitching in on a bunch of songs. Brett did one and Tom did a few too. The floor was packed with dancers as both sections were filled! Big shoutout to Katie and to Jeff and his staff for having us! We are back at Joanna's now April 28th! See you there!
3/11/23 Congrats to Charlie Moss! The Score had the honor of playing Charlie's Bar Mitzvah at Nomad's Adventure Quest on Saturday evening! The event had all the traditional trappings, including an emotional candle lighting ceremony, great speeches from Charlie and his awesome Dad, Jon Moss as well as the somewhat frightning but fun chair dance to the Hora! We provided the pro DJ services through Eric (and some adept Rick Rolling during the speech)as well as the band music during the dinner and dancing! The band honored Charlie's request for a Score special on Born to Run, as well as bringing back some old favorites like Sharp Dressed Man, Taking Care of Business and Some Kind of Wonderful. We had so much fun playing this important event and want to thank the Moss family for having us! If you have a party or an event that needs a band or band/DJ- we have you covered!
3/9/2023 Big news! On Thursday, July 13th, The Score will be back at the East Hartford Parks and Rec sponsored Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Great River Park! It's free and family friendly, so mark those calendars!
3/4/23 Middletown was rocking at Sicily's! The Score was back at the trendy Italian bar and eatery for two powerful sets of classic party rock and dance music. The boys channeled the energy of the crowd as they churned out the hits like September and Get Down Tonight and brought back a couple of tunes including Gimme Some Lovin' and Bad Case of Loving You. Sicily's has the food and the vibe, it's just a cool venue- and we are back in town for another installment of music and fun on April 22nd! See you there!
2/11/23 Valentine's Weekend with The Score! The Score spread some love at The Pub in South Windsor delivering an arrow of rock and roll to the big crowd. The energy was massive, and this was a great show! The dance floor was filled all night long, as the boys pumped out hit after hit, as well as debuting a fun version of Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf and adding Some Kind of Wonderful back to the set too. Katie Rogers joined in on vocals for Mustang Sally, KISS's Rock and Roll All Nite and on Hit Me With Your Best Shot. If you missed it, we had the three sets filmed on Facebook Live, which is on our FB page- check it out for the next best thing to being there, and while you are there, give us a like or share- we'd appreciate that! We would like to thank Greg, Nicole and the rest of the crew at the Pub for having us back and we are coming back on May 20th for our 300th Score Show! THAT will be a party not to miss!
2/4/23 Baby, it was cold outside; the deep freeze set in on Friday, and it was a cold Saturday! But the dance floor was scorching at City Sports Grille in Vernon, as the boys put on two searing sets of classic party rock! We had them dancing with a variety of decidedly warmer tunes like September, a sunny versions of Volcano and Summer of ‘69, as well as Uptown Funk, Let’s Groove and Get Down Tonight. We had Katie Rogers return for some backups and a lead vocal turn on Hit Me With Your Best Shot, and we had Chris Chorney join us for the last half of set two on bass, while Matt moved to guitar! It was a fun night, and it was warmer outside when we were done, perhaps the dancers helped with that! We are back at City Sports in May, see you there!
1/28/23 Joanna's was hopping! The Score had the massive floor full of dancers all night long at Joanna's Restaurant in Somers! The boys cranked out the classics from the big stage at Joanna's, celebrating multiple birthdays with a quick rendition of Beatles Birthday. We brought back Kiss's classic anthem Rock and Roll All Night and it was a party that day with dance tunes like Let's Groove, September, Get Down on It and rockers like Summer of ‘69 and Long Train Running/ Soul Vaccination! We also had a guest vocalist, Katie Rogers, who belted out Hit Me With Your Best Shot! We love playing at Joanna’s, it has everything you need for a great experience- big stage, huge dance floor, lots of room, awesome food and fast service! The Score would like to thank everyone who came out last night and we would like to thank Jeff, Rosemarie and the staff at Joanna's for having us rock out for them! We are back on March 24th, mark those calendars!
1/21/23 The 2023 Score calendar kicked off in Simsbury at The Maple Tree Cafe and the boys didn't disappoint, delivering two big sets of classic party rock and dance music! The band added Celebration by Kool and the Gang, brought back Two Tickets to Paradise by Eddie Money and had some guests too former Score guitarist Dave Blodgett joined in on guitar for China Grove and I Wish, which also featured the amazing Sara Sherman on vocals. The floor was full throughout the night! Thanks to The Maple Tree and Ellen Sebastian for booking us and we hope to see you all again!
12/17/22 The Score puts a bow on Holiday 2022 at City Sports Grille in Vernon! The band had a blast at City Sports, delivering three solid sets of classic party rock and dance music! We are back in Vernon on February 4th for another big show!
12/10/22 The holiday spirit was high at the Old Well Tavern! The Score rocked out three sets of classic party rock for the big crowd in Simsbury! The boys brought back the Joe Cocker classic, Feeling Alright and of course there were some Santa Hats, antlers and Christmas sweaters out on the floor all night, so we did give the naughty and nice our Johnny B. Goode/ Run Run Rudolph medley and we did Springsteen's Santa Claus is Coming to Town! But it was the amazing dance classics like September, Let's Groove, Long Train Running and Uptown Funk that kept them there all night. This was a fun show! We want to wish all our friends a very happy holiday season and we thank the folks at the Old Well for having us back!
12/3/22 Naughty or nice? No problem as The Score passed out gifts of classic party rock to the big crowd at Joanna's Restaurant in Somers! The floor was packed all night long as the band delivered songs like Brick House, I Wish, The Way, and a Christmas classic in Johnny B Goode medleyed with Run, Run Rudolph. We always have a great time at Joanna's! We'd like to thank Jeff and his staff for having us and we look forward to returning on January 28th!
11/19/22 Jersey Night Success in South Windsor! The Score rocked The Pub on Saturday night to another big crowd! We had Chris Chorney subbing in for Matt, who was mildly stricken with COVID and he was excellent! The floor was packed all night as the band mowed through classic dance and rock songs like Brown Eyed Girl, We're An American Band and September! We had a birthday to celebrate as we were honored to do some Beatles while the birthday girl danced on the stage with us! The show was extra special as it was Sports Jersey night, anyone in a sports jersey could win our raffle- a $10 Pub Gift Certificate! We are proud to announce that Kristen Michaud Ruff, decked out in a Briere Flyers Jersey is our winner! Congrats! We are back again at South Windsor's landmark for rock in Feburary for a Valentine's Week extravaganza! Be there!
11/5/22 The Score rocked the City Sports Grille in Vernon on Saturday night, performing two extended sets for the Spare Time patrons! It was a lot of fun, we had some familiar faces in the crowd this time and we made some new friends! There was some dancing tonight, during classics like Get Down Tonight, Uptown Funk, September and Brick House, we had some kids guest on tambourine for Another Saturday Night, this was an all ages show~ added Born to be Wild and we brought the house down with our usual closer, I Want You to Want Me! It's always fun at City Sports- there is so much to do with the family- bowling, arcade, live music- you can have it all for no cover- only fun! See you there next time for our holiday show on December 17th!
10/28/22 The Score returns to Renbrook! Callbacks are always welcome and we have done several shows for Renbrook over the years. We have some connections- Tom taught there, Jeremy has run the summer program forever and was a student there, our former longtime guitarist Dave Blodgett teaches at Renbrook too! So it was awesome to be back again, this time for their Fallfest and unveiling of a new athletic field. It was a magical event, as the boys jammed out two sets of classic party rock for the faculty, family and supporters. AJ Blodgett, Dave's son and a Renbrook student came out and jammed with us on the drums for "I'm a Believer", and we had several tambouriners throughout the night. This was a lot of fun, with great food, lots of desserts and a fine beer garden. We love playing at Renbrook and hope to be back there again!
10/22/22 Massive crowd, loads of dancers, old faces, new faces all equals happy faces! The Score roared into Somers for another serious shot of classic party rock! The boys unveiled a new song- a tango influenced 90s alternative hit- The Way by Fastball, they had the dance floor moving all night long with all the classics! Former Score drummer Mark Cormier was sitting in for two, keeping the beat for the Dance With Me Tonight and Old Time Rock and Roll medley, and it felt as if he never left. We had so much fun with so many friends, family and regulars in the crowd- the energy was high! We would like to thank Jeff and his crew at Joanna's for having us play and treating us so well. We return to Joanna's to open the holiday season on December 3rd, so bring your dancing shoes and your Santa hats!
10/14/22 The big Tommy's Tattoo Convention was a blast! Burlesque, daring feats on stage, pole dancing, art and of course The Score! The boys blasted through their set of classic rock and dance music on the big stage at the Convention Center in Hartford, doing the usual dance hits like Uptown Funk and Get Down Tonight, coupled with a return of the Grand Funk classic We're An American Band and Steppenwolf's Born to be Wild! The Score would like to thank Tommy Ringwalt for having us perform and to JB Productions for giving us pro sound. We hope to do it again!
9/17/22 The Score was throwing strikes at Vernon's City Sports Grille in the Spare Time Bowling Center! The boys gave it their all to the delight of patrons and staff as they absorbed the 2 sets of classic party rock, enjoying dance tunes like Get Down On It and September and classics like Brown Eyed Girl and Another Saturday Night. Matt had the Middle jumping and we had a guest appearance by Chris Chorney of Rock Bottom,who sat in on bass for Hard to Handle and Mustang Sally! We are back in Vernon on November 5th, can't wait!
9/11/22 Callbacks are so important and we were proud to perform for the Ellington Congregational Church picnic at Arbor Park once again. We had MItch Banks behind the kit for this gig and he did a great job for us! We jammed out 2 sets of dance hits to the delight of the crowd! We want to thank the good people of the church for choosing us again, and we look forward to seeing them again!
9/9/22 The boys were back in Somers for a Friday dance party at Joanna's Restaurant! As always, it was a great crowd, balanced with new and old friends. The band brought back Bad Case of Lovin You and Gimme Some Lovin, and reached way back with a spirited return of Rock Around the Clock. The floor was filled to the brim all night long with dancers. We love playing at Joanna's, we return on October 22nd, hope to see you there!
9/3/22 Things were scorching at Sicily Coal Fired Pizza in Middletown! Sicily boasts some amazing food in a trendy atmosphere- a great place to eat and see live music. This was the boys big debut at Sicily and they were on fire, dishing out two sets of dance rock to the big crowd. The floor was full all night to classic dance tunes like Brick House, Superstition and Get Down Tonight as well as rock numbers like Don't Stop Believing, Don't Do Me Like That and Sweet Home Alabama! Newer songs like Uptown Funk and Shut Up and Dance were very popular with the dancers. We closed out with I Want You to Want Me and left them wanting more! We look forward to returning to Sicily, we enjoyed seeing so many old faces and making new friends- hope to see you all soon!
8/20/22 South Windsor was rocking and rolling with The Score! The Score was hot tonight at The Pub, slamming through three sets of classic party rock to an energetic crowd! It started innocent enough, but then the Roller Derby came into town, injecting a lot of energy for the last set and a half of the night. They really responded to newer dance tunes like Shut Up and Dance and Uptown Funk, as well as The Middle, which Matt had the crowd jumping with him! They also were cutting rugs to Get Down On It and Jesse's Girl as well as September and Let's Groove. The Pub is a great place to be for live music and we will be back with Kitten, Greg, Nicole and the crew on November 19th as well as four new dates next year! Can't wait!
8/13/22 The Score returned to City Sports and Spare Time for another solid show! The crowd was small, but mighty in Vernon as the band put out some serious classic party rock and dance music. The toes were tapping and we had some dancers throughout the night too! Don't miss us next time we are back at City Sports- we return on September 17th, it should be a blast for the whole family at this all ages venue!
7/28/22 It was an amazing outdoor high energy jam in East Hartford as The Score scorched through two sets at Great River Park for the Sounds of Summer Concert Series! It was a sort of homecoming as the band has a long history as East Hartford teachers, so we saw so many old friends, made a lot of new friends too as the crowd was dancing to the beat of the band all evening! The band rocked all the classic dance and classic rock tunes; we even had a massive conga going during Volcano! We even had the mayor bopping along! The rain stayed away, the night was perfect and we had so much fun... We want to thank Sean Dwyer and the East Hartford Parks and Rec for bringing us back to Great River Park- can't wait for next year's show!
7/22/22 The Score had the house packed at Joanna's Restaurant in Somers, CT! Joanna's is quickly becoming our home base as they have consistently had some great crowds, and this night was no exception! The dancing was 100% all night long as they were bopping along to everything we threw at them, dance stuff like September, or Get Down Tonight, or rockers like Hey Jealousy and Hard to Handle, they got down! We love playing Joanna's and are grateful for the hospitality of Jeff and his Joanna's crew. We return to Joanna's on September 9th- mark your calendars!
7/14/22 The Score had it shining at Sonny's Place in Somers! Somers is quickly becoming an epicenter of Score-dom, and our debut at Sonny's was another example of success! We had a pretty solid mid-week crowd, playing the stage outside at Sonny's, doing requests and set list tunes, serving up 2 strong sets of classic party rock for the park goers! We had so much fun playing here- we hope to be back again soon!
7/9/22 The Score rocked their debut at the Maple Tree Cafe in Simsbury! It was a packed house, and the floor was filled all night with dancers and inflatable exotic animals! The boys served up 2 scorching sets of dance music, with standouts like September, Let's Groove, Get Down On It and Uptown Funk. We had guest birthday dancers on stage and plenty of fan percussionists! It was so much fun, we thank the staff, the partners, our old friends and new for coming out to the Maple Tree! We hope to be returning soon!
7/2/22 Sparks were flying at Tommy's Annual 4th of July Party at the Pleasant View Golf Club in Somers! The Score provided the tunes for Tommy's (of Tommy's Tattoo fame) Annual 4th of July Party and it was another awesome time for everyone! The boys deftly added My Girl by the Temptations and brought back their version of Garth Brook's Friends in Low Places to go with the usual favorites like September, Crocodile Rock and Uptown Funk! We had our good friend and former Score guitarist, Evan Bellman join us during the third set, playing on several tunes like Sharp Dressed Man, Sweet Home Alabama and doing some blistering guitar work opposite George during Keep Your Hands to Yourself! We'd like to thank Jeff Lipton of Pleasant View, Tommy, our gracious host and everyone that came out to see us play and of course enjoy the spectacular fireworks display. We had a blast tonight and look forward to seeing everyone in Somers again real soon- we are back at Jeff Lipton's other venue, Joanna's on July 22nd and we are also at Sonny's Place on July 14th! See you on the road!
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