Among today's great vocal pop musicians, Kenny Vance and The Planotones have voices of original and inviting dimension. The group, Kenny Vance, Johnny Gale, Kurt "Frenchy" Yahjian, Jimmy Bense, keyboardist Chip Degaard, and Tony Gallino on Drums, redefine oldies with vocal authority and freshness. As exemplified by their signature song "Looking For An Echo", their material is influenced by the music of the 50's and 60's, but they consistently bring a unique and musically sophisticated point of view. In this sense they are classicists, opening the eyes of a new generation to a rich historical musical style. With their cool and sultry musical approach, they give a gift to those who are discovering them for the first time!
As a kid in New York, Kenny Vance was captivated by the magic of rock'n roll. At the age of fifteen, he was hanging around the famed Brill Building, meeting other singers and songwriters. Eventually he formed the successful group Jay and The Americans, who had the distinction of opening for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for each of their first U.S. performances.
Kenny remained with Jay and The Americans throughout the group's eleven-year history, touring extensively and recording fifteen albums, which included the hits Come A Little Bit Closer, Cara Mia, She Cried, and Only In America. In the years that followed, Kenny Vance began an expansive career that kicked off with producing the first record for Walter Becker and Donald Fagen - Steely Dan. Kenny went on to compose, supervise and produce a long list of scores and soundtracks for feature films and television. He gave the film of the Alan Freed story, American Hot Wax, its musical life by recreating the groups of the 50's and 60's for the screen. The Planotones were formed for that film and gave their first on-screen performance. In addition, Vance served as musical director for Saturday Night Live and music supervisor for the films "Animal House," "Eddie & The Cruisers," and "Looking For An Echo." As an actor, Kenny has appeared in "Hurly Burly," "Billy Bathgate," "American Hot Wax," "Eddie & The Cruisers," and in the Woody Allen films "Manhattan", "Stardust Memories", "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Husbands and Wives".
Kenny Vance Kenny's passion is singing. One he always maintained throughout a long and successful career in the entertainment industry. He re-formed The Planotones in 1992 and has brought this passion, along with his soulful vocals, to new heights.
In 2002, Kenny Vance was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame; in 2007, he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame.
The VIP Reserved Ticket for this show guarantees preferred, reserved seats, table service and your Prix Fixe Dinner Menu Option! Choose from Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian for your Entree on the next Ticketing Screen. No Refunds or Exchanges. You must arrive before 8:00 PM for Dinner.
Tim Krompier’s comedy is like a delicious meat dip, a layer of autobiographical wit on the bottom, coated with physically charged character work, and scrumptiously topped with aging frat boy self deprecation. If you don’t like Tim at least you know what to have for dinner.
Having headlined in comedy clubs, theatres, and showcases across the country, and with weekly spots in New York City and Long Island; Tim Krompier has blossomed into a stand-up comedy maven. His mom always thinks he is blossoming into something. Tim’s journey to two-drink minimum glory and sold-out shows is an unlikely one, having only been ten short years since he made his income as a break-dancer, professional party emcee, and entertainment industry lothario. His wife knows in actuality she is the only woman he has ever known outside of his mother and sisters.
Tim Krompier has been performing his whole life. As the second son in a house full of 5 sisters, he had to think of creative ways to get attention in the midst of unceasing boyfriend drama and fluctuating hormones. At the age of 6, Tim was forced into tap lessons simply because it was where his mother was dropping everyone else off. Tim was raised in a hurricane of extreme home femaleness but blessed with plenty of material that would serve him unexpectedly in his future endeavors on stage.
Having attended community college out of high school, Tim realized he couldn't sit still for long enough to study and also has terrible penmanship. He took a job as a dancer and emcee for a deejay company, and quickly became the hottest ticket on the Bar Mitzvah, Wedding, and Prom circuit. He single handedly cornered the market on Irish guys that can dance the Hora and do the Electric Slide. His years of practice opened the door for him professionally as a hip-hop and break-dancer in music videos, commercials, and corporate parties. In the late ‘90s, having realized Tim’s quick wit and off-the-cuff humor, a friend in the music industry hooked him up with a company that writes and produces comedic programming for radio stations across the country. Tim soon started doing freelance writing and character voiceovers for radio stations across the land.
Life was good until a car accident in 2003 left Tim unable to dance but with the time and passion to pursue writing full-time and finally get on stage and make fun of his interesting journey through life. Since then, Tim became a staff-writer for United Stations Radio Networks, where he creates daily humorous program outlines that are used by syndicated stations across the country. People from New York to Los Angeles now get to get to hear Tim’s comedy voiceovers on everything from Jersey Shore fist pumping to married golfers who love sexting their mistresses. Tim headlines at clubs across the US and Canada and continues to be in high demand for private and corporate events.