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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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Our live performance will leave you speechless!

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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
      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
      Halloween & Pajama Party
      www.WhiskeyCafe.com

      All types of Costumes –
      1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes
      PLUS Special Prize for Pajama Costume
      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”
      1050 Wall St.
      Lyndhurst, NJ
      201-939-4889
      reservations a must!
      1ST SHOW: 9:30 PM
      2ND SHOW: 11:15 PM
      DJ DENNIS

      Playing all Your Favorites from
      the Pajama Party Movie!!
      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 12
      Wednesday
      Public Event
      Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey


      www.lionseyebanknj.org
      Featuring: THE CAMEOS
      The Liberty House
      76 Audrey Zapp Drive
      Liberty State Park
      Jersey City, N.J.
      *ON-LINE TICKET PURCHASE*
      CLICK ON LINK BELOW:
      //goo.gl/i4cAez

      http://goo.gl/i4cAez
      $150.00 per person*
      *price includes:
      hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner,
      auction and entertainment!
      November 14
      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.
      East 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 22
      Saturday
      Reserve your table EARLY!!
      The Cameos are coming back to…
      Calandra’s Italian Village
      (Il Vecchio Café)
      234 Bloomfield Avenue
      Caldwell, New Jersey
      Showtime: 8:00 pm
      Reservations suggested
      973-226-8889 (ext. #1)
      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 11
      Thursday
      B.Y.O.B
      restaurant
      Cameos are back @ Luce! Luce Italian Restaurant
      115 Bloomfield Avenue
      Caldwell, New Jersey
      www.lucerestaurant.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 18
      Thursday
      Laguardia & Associates
      THE CAMEOS are heading back to…
      Heminway’s ~ Café ~
      612 Blvd
      Seaside Heights, NJ
      www.hemingwaysseaside.com/
      732-830-1255
      Showtime: 7pm
      December 19
      Friday
      Public Event
      Christmas with
      The Cameos

      and Park Avenue
      with Special Guest DJ Augie
      7pm to Midnight
      The Chandelier
      340 Franklin Avenue
      Belleville, New Jersey
      $60 per person*
      Family-style sit down dinner
      Cash Bar available *includes tax/gratuity

      FOR TICKETS CALL:
      973-759-2500

      December 20
      Saturday
      Private Event
      P R I V A T E
      Holiday Party!
      By Invitation Only
      PRIVATE EVENT
      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!

      Tickets go on sale November 10

      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”

      2015 2015 2015 2015
      January
      16th-18th

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

      CAMEO DOO WOP WEEKEND…
      at its Finest

      The Commons Club
      9930 Coconut Road
      Bonita Springs FL 34135
      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 10th
      Tuesday
      Public Event
      N.J. Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts presents:
      “An Affair To Remember”
      THE CAMEOS
      NJPAC
      1 Center Street, Newark, N.J.
      New Jersey Performing Arts Center


      check back for
      further reservation info
      February 15th
      Sunday
      THE CAMEOS
      and
      CHARLIE THOMAS AND THE DRIFTERS
      The Gran Centurions
      440 Madison Hill Rd.
      Clark, NJ
      (732) 382-1177
      FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW
      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
      March 7th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      INVITED GUESTS ONLY The Venetian
      546 River Drive
      Garfield, N.J.
      PRIVATE EVENT
      April 10th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      LAGUARDIA & ASSOCIATES
      “Staten Island Club” Social
      Renaissance Homeowners Social
      ~ Renaissance Ballroom ~
      1 Renaissance Blvd.
      Manchester, NJ
      PRIVATE EVENT
      Community Members Only
      April 24th
      Friday
      Private Event
      The Cameos perform at the
      Wedding Celebration of:
      Therese Rottini Duffy
      ~ and ~
      Charles “Chuck” Cocozzo
      Il Villagio Restaurant
      651 Route 17 North
      Carlstadt, New Jersey
      Private Event
      ************
      INVITED GUESTS ONLY
      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
      June 19th
      Firday
      Outdoor Concert
      Summer BBQ and Doo Wop Show!
      featuring: THE CAMEOS!
      *******************************************
      (2) Cameo Shows: 7:30 – 8:45 pm
      9:15 – 10:30pm
      American Legion Post 1575
      136 Jay Street
      Katonah, NY
      *Bring your lawn chairs*
      For ticket price and info:
      call the post AFTER 12 NOON
      914-232-1575
      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
      August 15th
      Saturday
      CAMEOS RETURN TO: GREENBRIAR #1 ADULT COMMUNITY GREENBRIAR #1
      ADULT COMMUNITY

      1 Darley Circle, Brick, NJ
      PRIVATE AFFAIR
      COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 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
      October 15th
      Thursday
      Public Fund Raiser and Dinner
      55 Kip Center Committee presenting:
      The Cameos

      “Doo Wop/Sock Hop”
      The San Carlo
      620 Stuyvesant Avenue
      Lyndhurst, New Jersey
      http://www.thesancarlo.com/
      Tickets go on sale
      *after Dec. 31 2014

      *Contact Lorraine: 201.247.0007
      October 16th
      Friday
      Private Event
      Cameos Return
      Four Seasons Adult Community
      Four Seasons Adult Community
      Lakewood, New Jersey
      Community Residents ONLY
      PRIVATE PARTY
      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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