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New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Group!

THE CAMEOS

New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Group!

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Check out our events schedule below to attend one of our entertaining concerts!

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Welcome to TheCameos.com ! The place on the web to find out all you wanted to know about NJ's favorite oldies group. Be sure to check out our Appearance Schedule to find out where and when you can see the Cameos perform LIVE!

You can purchase one of our CD's by sending us an email to thecameos@yahoo.com.

  • VICTOR ROD

    VOCALIST

    SUNRISE:
    March 23, 1942

    SUNSET:
    January 14, 2013

     

    Lead 1st/2nd Tenor, Victor was born in East NY and moved to The Bronx as a child. His first group experience was with The Shalamors of 180th St., then The Cashmeres of 138th St. Victor received success as part Lead and 1st Tenor of the group, The Delmonicos, formed in 1958 which he was an Original, with recording in the early 1960′s, with labels such as AKU RECORDS and JODA RECORDS. He rejoined The Delmonicos as Lead and Baratone for gigs unfilled. He joined John Kuss and The Excellents with their big hit: “CONEY ISLAND BABY”. He did all the Opening Shows and 1st Tenor for nearly a year. He joined The Creations in 2003, becoming their main Lead singer. He recorded a CD with The Creations in 2005. During that year, Victor and The Creations became Kid Kyle & The Kool Kats with a 10 year old young boy.

  • CHRIS CERULLO

    VOCALIST

    Chris Cerullo, Lead Vocals/Baritone/2nd Tenor, born in Garfield, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University where he founded his first Acapella Group: Vito & The Twilights, performing in and around the college campus. With The Twilights, Chris recorded 4 songs on 2 Acapella compilation CD’s for Starlight. He later founded the Acapella group: Remembrance where he received UGHA’s “Rookie Group of The Year” honor in the late 90′s and recorded two original tunes which received air play on WCBS FM. Then Chris moved on to a group called: Goodfellas, playing around NJ. Filling in his time between these groups, Chris sang lead for various classic rock bands around the state and last year appeared in a 2-week off-Broadway musical production of Saddamn the Musical where he played the lead part of Saddamn.

  • DAN UGARTE

    VOCALIST

    Danny was born in the South Bronx and started singing at an early age. He sang with a group called The Cordials and recorded Dawn is Almost Here on the Seven Arts record label. After moving to New Jersey he started singing with Eric And the Plazas and recorded I Wish in 1963. In 1964 he recorded Danny Boy with Nicky Addeo and The Plazas on the Revelation label. After doing a lot of background work, he joined Sound Investment in the early 1980′s. He’s now joined The Cameos – Welcome, Danny!

  • JOHN BASILONE

    VOCALIST

    I am proud to say that I was born and raised in a Newark, New Jersey Housing Project named “Steven Crane Village”. I started getting involved with music when I was 12 years old, listening to my big brother, Angelo Basilone, the Lead Singer of the great acapella group known as “The Savoys”. My friends and I decided to start our own band, at the age of 15, and we called ourselves “The Five Reasons.” Believe it or not, one of our very first gigs was a wedding at a club called “Joey’s” which was located on Bloomfield Avenue in Newark. Not only were we influenced by “The Savoys” but you may have heard of another well known person, who also was born and raised in “Steven Crane Village” (named Frankie Vallie) and that’s why we called ourselves “The Five Reasons”.

  • Paul Stuart

    Band Leader
    Percussionist & Vocals

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    Paul has been playing drums since the age of 9. Born in Scranton Pennsylvania,. Paul was influenced by some of the greatest drummers in history Ed Shaughnessy, Louie Belson and Buddy Rich. Paul studied drums privately with the well regarded Frank Marripodi from Watchung, New Jersey. In addition, Paul continued his musical studies with The Glenn Weber Drum Studios in West Orange, New Jersey and attended Fairleigh Dickenson School of Percussion. Paul has had the opportunity to play with many well known groups including one of New Jersey's Top Show Groups, "The Galahads", Jerry Vale, and the Allan & Rossie band. He has performed at the Garden State Arts Center (PNC) with all three of these groups. He's had vast experience in Studio Work and is very proud to have been chosen to "carry on" The Cameos name at the wishes of it's founder: Mr. Roger "Bassman" DelRusso." The Show must go on and Paul will see to it that Roger's wishes are fulfilled to the extreme!

  • Cathy Carbone

    Tenor Saxophone

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    Cathy (Facchinei) was born and raised in Summit, N.J.. Growing up in a musical family, Cathy began playing the saxophone at the age of 6. Guided by their father's love of music, Cathy, her sister and two brothers formed a group appropriately named The Brothers and Sisters. They performed in the tri-state area, including summers at the Poconos and Catskill Mountain Resorts; Las Vegas and Disney World; just to name a few. As teenagers, they recorded two original songs under their own record label and appeared on The Jerry Blavat Show in Philadelphia and Someone New in New York City. By the age of 16, Cathy auditioned for the "all-girl" band in the Broadway Musical Sugar, an adaptation from the movie Some Like It Hot, produced by David Merrick and Gower Champion, and was awarded 1st chair. Her inspiration was the saxophone style of the famous Sam Butera, of Louis Prima's band; Sam Butera and the Wildest. Cathy has over 20 years experience performing with her family and is very proud to be a member of another 'family' group: THE CAMEOS.

  • Arno Petronzio

    Keys & Vocals

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    A born and raised Jersey Boy, and inspired by his father who played drums for over fifty years, most notably with the group The Toppers, Arno began playing piano at the age of 8 years old. He has over 40 years of performance history and sings both lead and harmony vocals.

    Playing in various bands all over the New Jersey and New York area, from the Jersey Shore to the East Village, he has performed all types of music from Doo-Wop and Acapella to Classic Rock and everything in between. Arno also toured Canada in the late 70’s with a nine piece disco soul band! His inspiration comes from such greats as the Duprees, Johnny Maestro, The Four Seasons, Yes, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles and Elvis.

    Today, Arno welcomes his role as The Cameos’ Keyboard Player, Vocalist and Musical Arranger. Together with his band mates, he welcomes the challenge to recreate the original sounds of the 50s and 60s for all fans and lovers of this bygone musical era to enjoy.

  • Rick Jackson

    Lead Guitar

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    Born in Passaic and raised in Clifton, New Jersey, Rick began his musical "career" in elementary school performing as a trombonist in the concert, orchestra, jazz and marching bands. Heavily influenced by various genres of Top 40 music and harmonies of the 1960's, with his ear "glued" to the radio, he began learning guitar and bass guitar on his own and was soon forming groups and playing various community events and talent shows. Rick has performed for over 40 years in the NJ, NY and PA metro areas with local, regional and national acts including Norman Fox & The Rob Roys; The Students; The Solitaires; The Blue Notes (25+ year member), Just Cruisin', Jukebox Gold, Mixed Company, The Rock Daddy's as well as several oldies, classic rock and country bands. He has performed shows with vocalists from The Crests, The Duprees, The Belmonts and Frankie Lymon's Original Teenagers. While Rick has worked with The Cameos as their "fill-in" guitarist on several occasions, he is proud to join "NJ's Favorite Oldies Group" as their regular member. Welcome aboard, Rick!,Ja

  • Mike Guaragna

    AKA Mike Garner
    Bass

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    You might not know the name, but chances are you've heard his work. Mike first started playing guitar at the ripe old age of 4, taught by his dad Mike Guaragna, Sr. who was a quite a jazz guitarist himself. After seeing 4 lads from Liverpool on the Ed Sullivan show one night in February of 1964, the music bug really bit. Soon after that, Mike joined his first band and switched over to bass as his main instrument. Ever since then he has been touring, and playing in music venues and recording studios from one end of the country to the other.

    Over the years, Mike has put together a very impressive resume of performance, recording and commercial work from coast to coast, while also playing with and opening for a host of national and local acts. His body of work has incorporated a variety of musical genres ranging from Rock n' Roll, Progressive Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Funk, Country and Oldies, performing with Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, The Regents, and many others before joining The Cameos. He has also released 3 solos CDs as Mike Garner since 2005.

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    The Cameos Events Check us out at the following locations. Be sure to check back often as we are always updating our events schedule.

    • EVENTS

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      DATE VENUE ADDRESS MORE INFORMATION
      April 26
      Saturday
      North Central District Elks
      Veterans Committee presents:

      THE CAMEOS
      Showtime: 7:30-11:30 pm
      Nutley Elks #1290
      242 Chestnut St.
      Nutley, N.J.
      Tickets: $45 person*
      includes: Hot buffet/Open Bar
      *ALL PROCEEDS GO TO ALL
      OF OUR VETERANS PROGRAMS

      For tickets call: Frank @ 201-207-2743
      May 2nd
      Friday
      PRIVATE EVENT
      PRIVATE EVENT The Palace @ Somerset Park
      333 Davidson Ave.,
      Somerset, NJ
      PRIVATE EVENT
      PRIVATE PARTY
      May 3rd
      Saturday
      PRIVATE EVENT
      “Casino In The Park
      “Lincoln Park, Jersey City
      Jersey City Dickinson H.S.
      Class Reunion: 1964-1965
      Featuring: The Cameos
      Showtime: 7pm – 11pm
      PRIVATE EVENT
      Classmates ONLY call:
      Patricia Bellucci-Bacon
      201-200-5453
      PRIVATE PARTY
      May 9th
      Friday
      6-9pm
      “Hot Rods & Harley’s
      ~Kick Off Event ~
      “The Cameos Acapella!

      Luciano’s Italian Restaurant/Lounge
      1579 Main Street, Rahway, NJ
      http://www.lucianosristorante.com
      *For tickets contact:
      Jack Burket: 908-380-2092
      Rich Knudsen: 732-986-2297
      Steve Cohen: hrandhvendors@yahoo.com
      Tom McTamney:
      tom@libertyharley.com
      or 732-381-2400
      Tickets: $45 person*
      Hot/Cold Hors D’oeuvres,
      Stationary Vegetable Display,
      Pasta Station, Hot Antipasto Bar
      Door prizes, 50/50 & much more!
      PLUS: 3-hour Standard Open Bar
      May 10th
      Saturday
      American Cancer Society
      “Starry Nite Gala”
      Hamilton Farms GC
      1040 Pottersville Rd.
      Gladstone, N.J.
      PRIVATE PARTY
      May 14th
      Wednesday
      Private Event
      South Plainfield 1962 H.S. Committee featuring:
      THE CAMEOS

      Private Event
      Resorts Casino Hotel
      1133 Boardwalk
      Atlantic City, N.J.

      Private Event
      Classmates:
      CALL NANCY GILLEN @
      386-441-1439 or
      386-453-1941
      Private Event
      May 17
      Saturday
      Pavinci Italian Grill
      “Lakeside Dining”
      453 River Styx Rd
      Hopatcong, NJ
      SHOWTIME: 9:30
      Reservations suggested:
      973-770-4300
      May 24th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      The Regency @ Monroe
      proudly presents:

      THE CAMEOS
      PRIVATE EVENT!
      Regency @ Monroe
      61 Country Club Drive
      Monroe Twp., NJ
      PRIVATE EVENT
      June 1st
      Sunday
      Private Religious Jubilee Event
      Eagle Oaks Golf
      & Country Club
      20 Shore Oaks Drive
      Farmingdale, NJ
      Showtime 8:00pm
      PRIVATE EVENT
      June 3rd
      Tuesday
      The Cameos
      PNC Bank Art Center
      **appearing with The Duprees
      PNC Bank Art Center
      Holmdel, NJ
      *for FREE tickets go to:
      www.gsafoundation.org

      or call: 732-888-0550 Ext. 7057
      SHOWTIME: 1:30 – 3:30
      GATES OPEN @ 12 NOON
      June 7th
      Saturday
      Branches
      Dinner Buffet Show

      Presented by:
      Talent Spectrum, Inc. &
      NJ Star Productions, Inc.

      Doors open: 6:PM
      Showtime: 8:PM

      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”

      123 Monmouth Rd,
      Rt. 71 North
      West Long Branch, NJ
      For tickets/reservations:
      732-542-5050
      June 14
      Saturday
      Whiskey Cafe
      www.WhiskeyCafe.com
      1050 Wall St.
      Lyndhurst, NJ
      201-939-4889
      reservations a must!
      1ST SHOW: 9:30 PM
      2ND SHOW: 11:15 PM
      June 18*
      Wednesday
      FREE Outdoor Concert
      *Rain date:
      June 19
      Warren Township Recreation Commission Presents:
      “Cruisin’ to the Oldies”
      “Car Cruise” 6:00 pm
      (open to all Vintage, Classics & Hot Rods)

      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”


      Warren Municipal Grounds

      (next to Library)
      46 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ

      *General Info: 908-753-8000 ext 270
      **For “Car Cruise” Info Call Joe: 908-963-2063

      Cameo Showtime:
      7:30–9:00pm
      Bring your lawn chairs!
      June 21st
      Saturday
      $50 pp* Beefsteak Dinner*
      *includes beer/wine soda
      & CAMEO show!!
      Belleville K.O.C.
      98 Bridge Street
      Belleville, NJ
      For tickets Call ED @
      973-216-1022
      July 4th
      Friday
      Rain Date:
      July 5th
      FREE Outdoor Concert
      Soldiers Memorial Field
      Soldiers Memorial Field
      5 Myrtle Ave.(off Ashland Rd)
      Summit, New Jersey
      CAMEO SHOWTIME:
      7:00pm to 9:00pm
      fireworks to follow
      Bring your lawn chairs!
      July 8th
      Tuesday
      FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
      City of Linden welcomes back
      THE CAMEOS
      Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade
      400 N. Wood Ave
      Linden, NJ
      Showtime: 7:30-9:30
      July 12th
      Saturday
      FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
      Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Jersey City Feast!!
      99 Broadway
      Jersey City, NJ
      Showtime: 8pm to 11:30
      July 13th
      Sunday
      FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
      THE CAMEOS KICK OFF
      SUMMER CONCERT SERIES!!
      Borough of Fair Lawn
      Memorial School Parking Lot
      1st and Berdan Avenues
      Fair Lawn, NJ
      CAMEO SHOWTIME: 8pm to 10pm
      Bring your lawn chairs!
      July 19th
      Saturday
      FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
      Bradley Beach Township
      Presents: THE CAMEOS

      “Oldies Concert”
      Bring your lawn chairs!
      RILEY PARK
      701 Main Street
      Bradley Beach, NJ
      Showtime: 7pm – 9pm
      bring your lawn chairs!
      July 26th
      Monday
      Saturday
      The Cameos return to:
      “Il Vecchio Cafe
      Calandra’s Italian Village
      234 Bloomfield Ave
      Caldwell, NJ 07006
      www.calandrasitalianvillage.com
      SHOWTIME: 8pm
      July 28th
      Monday
      FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
      Rain Date: TBA
      LA GUARDIA & ASSOCIATES ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS:
      “Woodbridge Summer Concert Series”
      Woodbridge High School Soccer Field
      ~ Samuel Lupo Place ~
      Woodbridge, New Jersey
      CAMEO SHOWTIME: 7pm – 9pm
      “meet and greet”
      after the show
      Cameo t-shirts/photos/CD’s available!
      Bring your lawn chairs
      August 2nd Saturday
      Rain Date
      August 3rd
      CAMEOS RETURN TO…
      Rose Garden Nursing Home
      1579 Old Freehold Road
      Toms River, NJ
      CALL “EARLY” TO REGISTER YOUR VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE!!

      Kevin Bassinder:: 732-505-4477
      CAMEO SHOWTIME: 1:00 – 2:30
      Hors de vours to be served

      R.S.V.P. REQUESTED…
      but all are welcomed!

      Kevin Bassinder at: 732-505-4477
      BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!

      August 9th

      Saturday
      CAMEOS RETURN TO: GREENBRIAR #1 ADULT COMMUNITY GREENBRIAR #1
      ADULT COMMUNITY

      1 Darley Circle, Brick, NJ
      PRIVATE AFFAIR
      COMMUNITY RESIDENTS ONLY
      August 10
      Sunday
      Free Outdoor Concert by:
      La Guardia & Associates Entertainment
      Bring your lawn chairs Etra Lake Park
      Disbrow Hill Rd.
      East Windsor, NJ
      Showtime:
      6pm-7:30
      August 16th Saturday Holy Rosary Church
      “La Festa Italiana” Street Fair
      344 6th Street
      Jersey City, NJ
      Cameo Showtime:
      7pm to 11pm
      Food/Souvenir
      Vendors available.
      August 24
      Sunday
      Free Outdoor Concert
      Rockaway Gazebo Committee presents:

      The Cameos

      Rockaway Gazebo
      * in event of rain:
      Methodist Church
      1 Hoagland Ave
      Rockaway, NJ
      Cameo Showtime: 3-5pm
      Bring your own lawn chairs!!
      August 28th
      Thursday
      FREE Outdoor Concert Buchmuller Park
      *next to ice skating rink
      GPS: 1203 Paterson Plank Rd
      Secaucus, NJ

      CAMEO SHOWTIME: 7pm to 9pm

      Bring your lawn chairs!

      August 30th

      Saturday
      Check Back Soon
      More Information Follow Check Back Soon More Information Follow
      August 31st
      Sunday
      Private Event
      The Ponds Condo Association
      Featuring: The Cameos!
      100 Waterside Blvd.,
      Monroe Twp. NJ
      Private Event
      PRIVATE COMMUNITY
      RESIDENTS ONLY EVENT
      PRIVATE EVENT
      September 6
      Saturday
      Whiskey Cafe
      www.WhiskeyCafe.com
      1050 Wall St.
      Lyndhurst, NJ
      201-939-4889
      reservations a must!
      1ST SHOW: 9:30 PM
      2ND SHOW: 11:15 PM
      September 8th
      Monday
      Private Event
      South Plainfield 1964 H.S.
      Committee featuring:
      THE CAMEOS
      Private Event
      Resorts Casino Hotel
      1133 Boardwalk
      Atlantic City, N.J.
      Private Event
      CLASSMATES ONLY
      Contact: Davey Sacco @ 908-756-0874 or 908-227-5946
      PRIVATE EVENT
      September 20
      Saturday
      Pavinci Italian Grill
      “Lakeside Dining”
      453 River Styx Rd
      Hopatcong, NJ
      SHOWTIME: 9:30
      Reservations suggested:
      973-770-4300
      October 4th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      Michele Astone and
      Craig Signorile Wedding

      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”

      Kenilworth Inn
      60 S. 31st Street
      Kenilworth, New Jersey
      PRIVATE EVENT
      October 11th
      Saturday
      $55 pp Buffet Dinner*
      *includes beer/wine/soda
      Food catered by Brownstone
      Our Lady of the Magnificate
      2 Miller Rd.
      Kinnelon, NJ
      For tkts & reservations
      call Bob: 973-838-8865
      October 17th
      Friday
      Private Event
      Cameos Return
      Four Seasons Adult Community
      Four Seasons Adult Community
      Lakewood, New Jersey
      Community Residents ONLY
      PRIVATE PARTY
      October 25th
      Saturday
      Pavinci Italian Grill
      “Lakeside Dining”
      453 River Styx Rd
      Hopatcong, NJ
      SHOWTIME: 9:30
      Reservations suggested:
      973-770-4300
      November 1
      Saturday
      Whiskey Cafe
      www.WhiskeyCafe.com
      1050 Wall St.
      Lyndhurst, NJ
      201-939-4889
      reservations a must!
      1ST SHOW: 9:30 PM
      2ND SHOW: 11:15 PM
      November 2-9
      CRUISE
      Artists Line Up:
      The Cameos, Dion,
      The Temptations, Brenda Lee,
      Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Lloyd Price, Jan & Dean’s Beach Party starring Dean Torrence,
      Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters,
      Kenny Vance & The Planotones, The Duprees, Ricky Nelson Remembered
      with Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, The Legendary Teenagers,
      Little Peggy March, The Excellents, Al ‘Lil Fats’ Jackson,
      Elvis Tribute Artists, Comedian Joe Piscopo and Jerry Blavat

      Presented by
      La Guardia & Associates Entertainment & Productions

      for tickets/further information:
      www.maltshopcruise.com
      or call 877-700-MALT (6258)

      November 15
      Saturday
      VFW POST 2179
      Welcomes The Cameos
      One Veterans Lane
      Port Monmouth NJ
      CHECK BACK SOON
      for reservation information!
      November 21
      Friday
      Public Event
      N.J. Knights of Columbus Chapter 1
      welcomes back:

      The Cameos
      “Charity Dinner Ball”
      *incl: formal sit down dinner, coffee, tea, dessert
      with Open Bar
      Ravello’s
      138 Eagle Rock Ave.
      Hanover, NJ
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
      BY CALLING:
      TOM @ 201-873-0507
      Tickets $75* pp
      *incl: formal sit down dinner, coffee, tea, dessert with Open Bar
      DINNER TO BE SERVED…
      FOLLOWED BY CAMEO SHOW
      November 29
      Saturday
      The Cameos
      return to:

      “Il Vecchio Cafe
      Calandra’s Italian Village
      234 Bloomfield Ave
      Caldwell, NJ 07006
      www.calandrasitalianvillage.com
      SHOWTIME: 8pm
      December 13
      Saturday
      This is a Public Event
      Kenilworth Veterans Center
      **limited seating available
      Reserve your table EARLY!
      33 South 21st Street
      Kenilworth, NJ 07033
      Contact: Bob Stephens
      © 732-672-2457
      (h) 732-561-2775

      MORE INFO TO FOLLOW . . .
      …CHECK BACK SOON!!
      December 20
      Saturday
      Pavinci Italian Grill
      “Lakeside Dining”
      453 River Styx Rd
      Hopatcong, NJ
      SHOWTIME: 9:30
      Reservations suggested:
      973-770-4300
      December 27
      Saturday
      Whiskey Cafe
      www.WhiskeyCafe.com
      1050 Wall St.
      Lyndhurst, NJ
      201-939-4889
      reservations a must!
      1ST SHOW: 9:30 PM
      2ND SHOW: 11:15 PM
      December 31
      Wednesday
      Open to Public Event
      New Years Eve…
      Cameo-Style

      Clearbrook Cultural Center*
      Halsey Rd *off of
      Clearbrook Drive
      Monroe, NJ
      reservations a must!
      More info to follow;
      check back soon
      for ticket price &party pkg!

    Contact The Cameos by Calling:

    (201) 796-1929 or (201) 264-9718

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