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THE CAMEOS

New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Group!

THE CAMEOS

New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Group!

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We are the life of the party!

VINTAGE IS BACK!

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
      September 24
      Wednesday
      FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT
      Rain Date:
      Monday
      Sept. 29
      Belleville Township
      Presents: The Cameos
      “Just a Party”
      >> The Big Stage <<
      corner of:
      Franklin Ave & Joralemon Street
      Belleville, N.J
      1st Show: 8:00pm – 9pm
      2nd Show: 9:15pm – 10pm
      September 26
      Friday
      Private Event
      Private Event Puccini’s Restaurant
      1064 West Side Ave.
      Jersey City, N.J
      ~ Invited guests only ~
      PRIVATE EVENT
      September 27
      Saturday
      10:00am – 4:00pm
      3rd Annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show


      Presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America New Jersey State Council
      Join us for a fun-filled day featuring DJ entertainment, vendors, food and vehicle displays At the PNC Bank Arts Center Parking Lot Exit 116 off the Garden State Parkway
      10AM – 4PM (Rain or Shine) All registration fees go directly to support the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center. $20 donation to register vehicle, $5 donation per spectator, Children under 12 are free.
      Rides, Games & Food Carts provided by: Eddie’s Amusements
      Please note we have no ATM on site, bring cash with you for the event.
      For additional information
      call Herb at 732-849-5737
      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”
      REGISTER YOUR VECHICLE TODAY!! CAMEOS
      SHOWTIME: 1pm-2:30
      October 4th
      Saturday
      Fund Raiser
      United Staten Island
      Veterans Organization

      Cameo Doo Wop Fundraiser for:
      Sgt. Michael Ollis Freedom Memorial
      Petrides School
      715 Ocean Terrace
      Todt Hill, N.Y.
      Auditorium-style seating
      Donation: $30.00*
      8am-5pm: Car Show
      7pm-10pm: Cameo Showtime
      *reservation/information:
      call Jim: 718-987-1609
      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 12th
      Sunday
      East Hanover Italian/American Club presents:
      Columbus Day ~ Parade ~
      Cameo Float

      down DeForest ~ and ~Ridgedale Aves
      East Hanover
      Lurker Park
      Ridgedale Ave.
      East Hanover, New Jersey
      PARADE: 2pm-4pm
      *******

      Lurker Park
      Showtime: 4:30-6:00
      October 17th
      Friday
      Private Event
      Cameos Return
      Four Seasons Adult Community
      Four Seasons Adult Community
      Lakewood, New Jersey
      Community Residents ONLY
      PRIVATE PARTY
      October 18th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      American Cancer Society
      PRIVATE EVENT

      “Celebration of Life”
      Hyatt
      102 Carnegie Center
      Route 1, Princeton NJ

      PRIVATE PARTY
      October 31st
      Friday
      Private Event
      Waterside Restaurant
      www.watersiderestaurantandcatering.com
      PRIVATE EVENT
      7800 River Road #B
      North Bergen, N.J

      PRIVATE PARTY

      Invited Guests Only
      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 14th
      Friday
      Private Event
      THE CAMEOS perform at
      The wedding celebration of:
      Georgette Ruvolo & Louis Mirro
      Nutley, NJ PRIVATE PARTY
      November 15
      Saturday

      Middletown VFW Post 2179
      Ladies Auxiliary

      is proud to announce the return of
      “THE CAMEOS”
      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”
      Middletown VFW Post 2179
      Post Home

      One Veterans Lane, Hwy #36
      Port Monmouth, NJ
      Cameo Showtime: 8pm-12am
      Doors open: 7:30pm
      $35/person (Checks payable to: Middletown VFW 2179 Ladies Aux)
      Includes: Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee, and Dessert
      Bring your own snacks, put on your dancing shoes and
      . . . JOIN THE PARTY
      For more information and table reservations Contact Pat O’Grady @ 732-232-0279
      November 16
      Sunday
      Private Event
      THE CHANDELIER
      340 Franklin Ave.
      Belleville, NJ
      Invited Guests Only PRIVATE EVENT
      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 29th
      Saturday
      Public Event
      Knights of Columbus
      39 Washington Avenue
      Lodi, New Jersey
      For tickets/further info:
      Call Carl @ 201-774-0534
      Showtime: 7pm – 11pm
      December 6
      Saturday
      Private Event
      Former Troopers Association
      Annual Christmas Party!
      Spring Lake Manor
      415 Route 71
      Spring Lake, New Jersey

      PRIVATE EVENT
      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 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!
      2015 2015 2015 2015
      January
      16th-18th

      N.J.’s Favorite Oldies Group…
      …going to Sunny Florida!!

      CAMEO DOO WOP WEEKEND…
      at its Finest

      FORT MYERS, FLORIDA! check back soon for more info!
      February 7th
      Saturday
      Public Event
      Italian American Club
      of Lyndhurst (IACL) presents:

      THE CAMEOS
      Doo Wop/Oldies Dance!
      Mount Carmel Parish Center
      146 Copeland Ave
      Lyndhurst, NJ

      check back for
      further reservation info
      BYOB/Snacks..
      & food will be served
      February 21
      Saturday
      Public Fundraising Event
      Athenia Vets
      147 Huron Avenue, Clifton NJ
      $35 pp*
      includes:

      family style chicken dinner; potatoes; veg; salad; dessert
      *beer/soda ~included~
      CASH BAR

      reservations a must!
      for tkts
      call Kevin
      201-757-5956
      April 25th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      LAGUARDIA & ASSOCIATES
      Presents: THE CAMEOS
      Private Event
      Four Seasons @ Metedeconk Lake
      1 Nottingham Way
      Jackson, N.J.
      PRIVATE EVENT
      Community Members Only
      May 8th
      Friday
      Rahway Hot Rods & Harleys
      Presents:
      The Cameos
      The Gran Centurians
      440 Madison Hill Road
      Clark, N.J.
      ~ more info to follow ~
      *check back soon*
      May 9th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      American Cancer Society
      PRIVATE EVENT

      “Starry Night Gala”
      Hamilton Farm Golf
      1040 Pottersville Road
      Gladstone, New Jersey

      PRIVATE PARTY
      May 16th
      Saturday
      Public Event
      Holiday City Carefree
      ~
      proudly presents:
      ~
      The Cameos
      ~
      “Jukebox Saturday Night!”
      98 Bananier Drive
      Toms River, NJ
      Reservations: Call Marian
      @732-244-3429

      SHOWTIME: 7-10:00pm
      July 3rd
      Friday
      Private Event
      The Cameos perform at
      the wedding celebration of:
      Anthony Sasso & Debbie Esola
      Biagio’s Ristorante
      299 Paramus Road
      Paramus, N.J.
      INVITED GUESTS ONLY
      September 26
      Saturday
      *rain date: 9/27
      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!
      October 11th
      Columbus Day Weekend

      Free Outdoor Concert
      Clark Recreation Bldg.
      430 Westfield Avenue
      Clark, NJ
      Cameo Showtime: 4pm-8pm
      December 31
      Thursday
      New Year’s Eve
      *more info to follow*
      *check back soon*
      Regency @ Monroe
      61 Country Club Drive
      Monroe Twp., N.J.
      Ringing in the New Year!
      “Cameo-Style”

    Contact The Cameos by Calling:

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

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