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THE CAMEOS

New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Group!

THE CAMEOS

New Jersey's Favorite Oldies Group!

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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
      February 7th
      Saturday
      Public Event
      Italian American Club
      of Lyndhurst (IACL) presents:

      THE CAMEOS
      Doo Wop/Oldies Dance!
      Donation: $40.00
      Lady of Mount Carmel
      Parish Center

      146 Copeland Ave
      Lyndhurst, NJ
      BYOB/Hot & Cold Buffet
      **Advance tickets only**
      for tickets call Pat’s Place:
      201-991-5100

      Walk-ins NOT permitted
      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


      For Tickets & Info go to

      http://new-jersey-volunteer-lawyers-for-the-arts.ticketleap.com/njvla-gala-2015/
      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
      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”
      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/wine/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
      March 13th
      Friday
      LaGuardia & Associates
      Presents: The Cameos
      “Westfield Chapter of UNICO Dinner”
      The Gran Centurions
      440 Madison Hill Road
      Clark, NJ
      Showtime: 8-10:15pm
      more info to follow
      check back soon
      March 27th
      Friday
      New England Doo Wop Society
      Home of the New England
      Doo Wop Society!

      presenting its 34th consecutive concert
      “Dancing all night long”
      with The Cameos &
      Jimmy Gallagher* (*from The Passions)
      Billy Dee & The Rockets (from Boston)
      Cedars Banquet Facility
      375 Island Pond Road
      Springfield, MA

      *tickets $35 per person
      available from:

      Gary @ 413-478-0901
      Bob @ 413-786-1929

      Doors open: 6:15
      Showtime: 7:30
      April 4th
      Saturday
      “Let’s Do It Again”

      featuring: The Cameos
      Park Avenue & DJ Augie
      The Brookside Lounge
      (formerly The Essex Manor;
      now under new ownership)

      41 Broughton Avenue
      Bloomfield, N.J.
      reservations suggested
      $50.00 per person*
      *includes:Pasta Stations; Carving Stations;
      Oriental Stir-fry Stations;
      beer-wine-soda coffee, tea, desserts
      Cash Bar available
      *Call Lorraine: 973.748.6590

      “CLICK HERE TO VIEW FLYER”

      April 10th
      Friday
      Private Event
      LAGUARDIA & ASSOCIATES
      “Staten Island Club” Social
      Renaissance Homeowners Social
      ~ Renaissance Ballroom ~
      1 Renaissance Blvd.
      Manchester, NJ
      PRIVATE EVENT
      Community Members Only
      April 11th
      Saturday
      Public Fundraising Event
      Masonic Lodge of Bayonne
      proudly WELCOMES
      ~ The Cameos ~
      888 Avenue C
      Bayonne, NJ
      Showtime: 8-10pm
      check back for
      more info!
      April 18th
      Saturday
      Public Event
      Knights of Columbus
      39 Washington Avenue
      Lodi, New Jersey
      Italian Buffet Dinner*
      $45 per person*

      *includes beer/wine/soda
      (cash bar available)

      Showtime: 7pm – 11pm

      For tickets/further info:
      Call Carl @ 201-774-0534

      April 22nd
      Wednesday
      Public Event
      LaGuardia & Associates presents:
      “Saddle Brook Women’s Club”

      Golden Oldies Night”
      The Venetian
      546 River Drive
      Garfield, N.J.
      $55.00 per person*
      *includes 4-course dinner,
      coffee, tea, dessert, Tricky Tray
      Entertainment by THE CAMEOS
      (Cash Bar available)
      RESERVE YOUR TABLE SOON!
      Contact: Diana @ 201-741-4427
      (NO walk-ins will be permitted)
      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 6th
      Saturday
      PRIVATE EVENT
      The Renaissance at Monroe
      Welcomes: THE CAMEOS
      101 Medici Blvd
      Monroe Twp., N.J.
      COMMUNITY RESIDENTS ONLY
      PRIVATE EVENT
      June 13th
      Saturday
      PRIVATE EVENT
      Four Seasons @ South Knolls
      Warmly Welcomes: THE CAMEOS
      68 Huntington Drive
      Jackson, N.J.
      COMMUNITY RESIDENTS ONLY
      PRIVATE EVENT
      June 19th
      Friday
      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
      June 21st
      Sunday
      Outdoor Show
      Rain or Shine
      City of Long Branch Presents:
      THE CAMEOS
      Cruise to the Jersey Shore
      CAR SHOW & CONCERT
      The Great Lawn
      28 McKinley Street
      Long Branch, NJ
      Showtime: 1pm – 2:30
      Please bring lawn chairs
      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
      July 4th
      Saturday
      Outdoor Concert
      *rain date: July 5th
      *************
      Township of Summit
      *************
      Welcomes back

      The Cameos
      Soldiers Memorial Field
      5 Myrtle Ave (off Ashland)
      Summit, N.J.
      Showtime: 7-9pm
      (fireworks to follow)
      Bring Lawn Chairs
      August 1st
      Saturday
      Outdoor Show
      Creative Entertainment
      Presents: The Cameos
      Lou Booth Ampi-Theater
      @ 2nd & Ocean Avenues
      North Wildwood, NJ
      Showtime: 8pm – 9:15
      Bench-style seating provided
      Lawn chairs also welcomed
      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 16
      Wednesday
      FREE Outdoor
      “Just a Party” On the Big Stage*
      *corner of Franklin Avenue
      and Joralemon Street
      Belleville, New Jersey
      Showtime:
      between 6-10pm
      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 2nd
      Friday
      Steven Crane Village
      Family & Friends Reunion

      Presents: The Cameos
      The Brownstone
      351 W. Broadway
      Paterson, N.J.
      ~ more info to follow ~
      *check back soon*
      October 11th
      Sunday
      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 April 1st

      *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
      October 17th
      Saturday
      Private Event
      Columbian Foundation
      proudly welcomes:The Cameos
      The Birchwood Manor
      111 N. Jefferson Road
      Whippany, N.J.
      PRIVATE PARTY
      November 20
      Friday
      Public Event
      N.J. Knights of Columbus Chapter 1
      WELCOMES back: The Cameos
      “Charity Dinner Ball”
      Ravello’s
      138 Eagle Rock Ave
      E. Hanover, NJ
      $75.00 per person*
      *incl.formal sit down dinner;
      coffee, tea, dessert …
      with Open Bar
      ***********************************
      (Cash Bar available)
      Reservations required
      Call Tom @ 201.873.0507
      November 21
      Saturday
      Public Event
      The Villages Entertainment Committee
      Presents: The Cameos
      Clubhouse
      100 Dag Hammarskjold Blvd
      Freehold, New Jersey
      (Auditorium-style seating)
      for further info
      call:
      Joe @ 732-863-1809
      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”

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