FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2015
CAMP WARREN’S BIG RoaD
“CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY,”
CELEBRATING SPRINGSTEEN ALBUM ANNIVERSARIES AND THE HOLIDAY SEASON – FOR TWO, SPECIAL CHARITABLE CAUSES
Lake Como, NJ – On November 19, 2015, BIG RoaD – a new entertainment production company formed by Terry Camp and Jesse Warren – will present “Christmas Comes Early.” This big band concert event will feature the “Born to Run 40 All Star House Band” formed by Camp and Warren for their 40th Anniversary “Born to Run” show at Bar Anticipation on August 13, 2015. November 19th will be a celebration in three, again at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ - celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s legendary album, “Born to Run;” the 35th Anniversary of Springsteen’s “The River;” and the early holiday season.
The night will benefit two charitable causes: #TeamFran and the Jersey Shore’s own, Holiday Express. The earlier August 13th show raised over $11,000 for CFC Loud N Clear - a post-rehab drug addiction care and support organization based in Farmingdale, NJ.
The Born to Run 40 All Star House Band
November 19 will again feature the eleven-member, “Born to Run 40 All Star House Band” created in August, backing featured performers. Springsteen’s “Born to Run” album will be covered and celebrated, as well as songs from “The River” and – in the spirit of the season – Christmas songs. Co-producer, Jesse Warren, states, “Stores start holiday displays in late October these days. So, it’s never too early to swing to holiday classics – especially with our All Star big band.” The night will also feature artist collaborations and jams for which the Shore is famous.
The full line-up of popular Shore artists will include:
Gary U.S. Bonds
JoBonanno (from JoBonanno and the Godsons of Soul)
Eddie Testa (from The Eddie Testa Band)
Jillian Rhys McCoy (Kings of Suburbia)
Bob Polding (from The Bob Polding Band, as regularly featured on “The
FAN,” WFAN-AM radio)
Sean Loughlin (from The E Street Shuffle)
Joe Cartwright (from Bent Mushroom)
J.T. Bowen (from Red Bank Rockers)
Anthony D'Amato (Remember Jones)
Additional guest performers are likely.
The “Born to Run 40 All Star House Band” features:
Mark Leimbach (Gary U.S. Bonds)
Kevin Gilmore (Eddie Testa Band)
Dennis Miele (Godsons of Soul)
Joey Stann (Springsteen, Jukes)
Tony Perruso (Jukes)
Tommy Meares (Jukes)
Tommy Labella (Holme)
Joe Belia (Jukes, Kings of Suburbia, Marshall Crenshaw)
Sheri and Lori Gilmore
#Team Fran is a support campaign for Francine Trupiano, who was diagnosed with stage IV, Glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer on June 28th - and then had craniotomy surgery on July 1st. Funds raised by the November 19th show will support Trupiano and her family with out-of-pocket medical expenses and cost of living expenses as her disease inhibits Trupiano’s ability to work. Originally from Cliffside Park, NJ, Trupiano resides in Staten Island with her family and frequently travels to attend Springsteen shows and Shore musical performances. Co-producer Terry Camp states, “Fran is a mother of two, college-age boys and a wife and hairdresser. She is also clearly very, very loved by many.”
Trupiano is close friends with Susan Bittan, the wife of E Street Band keyboard player, Roy Bittan. Susan Bittan created the #TeamFran campaign to uplift and support the spirits of her good friend. When Springsteen and his E Street Band appeared as surprise guests for Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” finale on the Comedy Central network in August, each member of the band including Springsteen posed for a photo holding a “#TeamFran” sign. The next day, the photos appeared on social media, where postings of similar #TeamFran photos have since blossomed. They include such luminaries as Stephen Colbert, John Varvatos, Steve Carrel, Tommy Lee, Jon Stewart, KISS’s Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Jerry Ferrara, David Cassidy, Springsteen and his band, as well as a wealth of caring friends and family.
Trupiano attended the August 13th “Born to Run 40” show at Bar Anticipation. The producers arranged a surprise, private meeting with Max Weinberg, a special guest and E Street Band drummer, so that Fran could thank him for the #TeamFran photos that the band did.
On the Saturday following that show, Trupiano posted to Facebook a long account of her story, fears and financial concerns “as the bills start piling up and my work availability becomes increasingly limited,” she stated. “That’s when it hit me,” Camp states, “that it wouldn’t be that hard to re-unite our All Star House Band for another show.” Camp adds:
If you see an opportunity to help someone, if you see an opportunity to lift someone up, take it – because care and support are contagious …. Ultimately, Fran’s story is a good one to know and you may someday apply elements of it in your own life. So, stop for a minute, take a breath, and smell your roses.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Trupiano at:
And her Facebook page is at: www.facebook.com/francine.trupiano
The Holiday Express mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness, during the holiday season and throughout the year.
Founded in 1993 by Tim McLoone, Holiday Express works year-round to deliver music, food, gifts, and human kindness to adults and children in need, including the mentally and physically disabled, the isolated, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless, and children with serious illnesses. With a constituency of more than 16,000 throughout the metropolitan tri-state area, the group’s priority is to serve those who are desperately in need and often forgotten.
The Holiday Express “from-the-heart” troupe of musicians with several dozen support volunteers, bring music, friendship, hope and joy. Programs include a meal, gift bags, raffle prizes, face painting, crafts and the company of colorful characters including Frosty, the Grinch, Santa and lots of elves.
Bar Anticipation hosts as part of its own “Throwback Thursdays” series and offers a variety of drink specials all night long. The producers state, “As always, we’re thrilled to again be working with Tom Jannarone and his Bar Anticipation team. That place is cream of the crop for a diverse and quality entertainment experience – and a natural venue to carry on the legacy of Jersey Shore rock and roll.”
Thursday, November 19 at Bar Anticipation, Lake Como, NJ
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and live music begins at 7:00 p.m. The show is expected to end by 11:00 p.m. Admission is age 21 and over.
Tickets for this benefit event are $15 in advance plus on-line service fees and $25.00 day of show at the door.
Tickets may be purchased starting Friday, September 11, at noon via the Facebook Event page (link below). The on-line sale ends November 16, after which remaining tickets may be purchased at the door the day of the show.
Event details, ticket link and frequent updates are at the Facebook Event page:
BIG RoaD is a new entertainment production company formed by Terry Camp, an attorney with Budd Larner, P.C., Short Hills, NJ and longtime member of the Shore music community, and newcomer Jesse Warren of Howell, NJ. Camp and Warren have collaborated on past, charitable events including the August 13th Born to Run 40th Anniversary show that sold out at Bar Anticipation.
703 16th Avenue
Lake Como, NJ 07719
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E-mail Jesse Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (908) 309-0426