I felt absolutely honored, and incredibly grateful, when I was asked to play lead guitar for the very first high school run of Rock of Ages in the whole nation! The performances took place at Pinelands Regional High School in southern New Jersey earlier this month. What a blast…and what a workout! Seven straight days of nothin’ but rockin’ rehearsals and shows full of shredding! It took me well over a week to recover, which explains the timing of this post. It was a true privilege to play next to Stephen Strouse on the keyboards, Sean Conlon on rhythm guitar, Don Wittenwiler on the bass, and Brian Majoros on the drums – all very talented. Every student acted and sang phenomenally, thanks to the direction of Chuck Miller. Chuck did an awesome job acquiring all of the professional stage props and equipment that was needed to provide his students with the kind of setup they deserved. Everything from smoke machines and strobe lights to an incredibly efficient sound system was put to great use. Die hard fans, who claim to have seen EVERY performance, came from far and wide to see this special show. Wailing the iconic guitar solo from Don’t Stop Believin’ at front and center stage during the finale – in front of one of the largest audiences I ever had the privilege to play for – was an experience that I will never forget. Kudos to Pinelands Regional!
If you didn’t get a chance to catch Chris Neptune at Fontana’s in NYC last month, not to worry! He’s bringing his Series One Show back to Jersey, where the journey began! The celebration’s taking place at Westside Bar & Grill, in Woodland Park, NJ, on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. There’s no cover, so you can enter for free, but be sure to grab some food and drinks at the bar, and check out the merch table! Don’t forget to bring your ID! You are encouraged to come by early to hear Bradlee Caldor of Caldor Kids, and stick around afterwards to hear Sean Flynn & the Rogues! In the meantime, get in tune by clicking the links below to Like, Follow, and Subscribe!
Come celebrate the past, the present, and the future with Chris Neptune at his one and only Series One Show, presented by CEG! It will be at 9:30 PM on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, at Fontana’s Bar in NYC. This is an open event, so invite your friends! There will also be performances by Liz Turner, Jasmine Marie, The Lighthearted, and Meg Berry! Here’s the link to the official Facebook event (be sure to click and RSVP!): https://www.facebook.com/events/769201486489442/
Tickets are $10 at the door. You must be 21+ so have your ID with you! For advance tickets, call (866) 468-7619, or visit: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5518395&pl=cegpresents
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The story is as follows: This year marks the culmination of the first chapter of Chris Neptune’s career, along with the beginning of what’s yet to come. It all started with Chance for a New Beginning, the first EP to carry the true “Neptune sound,” which led to his second EP, Shūt 4 the Mūn – a more refined sound. SCOPE, his third EP, nicely rounds off the first two EPs. They are not to be treated as a trilogy, yet, these three EPs gel well together – and as a series, they depict the road map of Chris Neptune’s journey thus far: a new beginning, a middle, and an end which can only lead to another new beginning. It is appropriate that we celebrate this entire collection of music as a milestone…and what better way to do so than through an awesome live performance?