| The Kootz Band |
|Wednesday October 3, 2012|
|7:00 PM to 8:30 PM|
The Kootz hail from Essex, Bergen, Union, Passaic, Sussex and Monmouth Counties ... and have been around for nearly 10-years, now! That's a pretty long-run for any band!
Starting out in the late 90's, it all began as a nucleus of 5 or 6 musicians who informally jammed at various member-basements and even played an occasional gig or two... 'back in the day', the band was called 'OMJ' (short for 'Old Man Jam')... By 2001 it was unanimously decided by co-founders Chris Bolger and Glenn Taylor with the full-commitment of the other charter-members, Ben Asher, Tony Dente and (the late) Dr. David Frisch... that this fledgling-outfit would try and make a 'go of it', seeking more exposure and acceptance... as well as gigs!
They continued to hone their repertoire of (mostly) covers of classic rock, pop and blues-tunes from the late 1950's through the 70's... staying 'true' to why they originally started playing together in the first place! It was the 'collective' and genuine 'love' of this genre of rock 'n roll.