Homegrown Music Café - @ St. Gerard Majella Church

Next show
June 10 @ 8:00 PM
(doors open at 7:15)

 Double Feature!
Randy Niles



It can be a rarity these days to find artists who possess the type of sincerity, integrity, and connection to their craft which today, folks so desperately crave in a post patient world. NYC based, touring Crooner and Edgy Folk songwriter, Randy Niles, is more than an exception to this model...he is truly the rule. 

With a new EP set for release in 2017, Niles plans on taking his one-man act to the furthest limits by delivering thought provoking songs that can ignite the heart of the most unaware listener. 

Creating a fundamental platform for honest songwriting steeped in folk/soul & blues, Niles digs his roots deep into you with earnest storytelling, which seems to deliver an equal dose of mind, body and spirit. His voice explores ranges that soar from sweet falsettos, to scraping the ground with just enough edge to keep any listener straddling the genre divide.

Matched with a skilled ability to strum/finger-pick complicated, yet musically cohesive guitar phrases, while integrating folky foot drum stomping, and tasteful looping techniques, turns this self-taught troubadour into a one-man multi-instrumental power house. He weaves all of these traits into one seamless body of work, leaving his audiences not only entertained but fulfilled. 

 With an impressive list of accomplishments including opening for artists such as: Rusted Root founder, front man,singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki (Mercury/Island/Touchy Pegg), Singer/Songwriter Ry Cuming /RY X (Jive/Sony, Dumont Dumont, Infectious Music UK), national touring Blues-Rock Singer-Songwriter/Guitarist - Eli Cook (Cleopatra Records), and Billboard charted Country Singer/Songwriter, Craig Bickhardt, Niles has been touring relentlessly in an effort to create not just a catalog, but a brand that folks will easily associate and connect with, and remember for times to come. 

His hopes are to match the growth and maturity he has experienced through the last few years of touring, life challenges, and accomplishments, with an upcoming catalog, and release of music that will forever embed itself in the minds and hearts of his growing fan base and community.

Prideswell





Prideswell is an indie folk band from Bridgeport, CT. They have bits of blues rock, reggae, and funk infused into their sound. Their music is warm, upbeat, and laced with exciting vocal harmonies. It started as a church youth band with a desire to create fun and profound music that uplifts people’s spirits. They released their first self-titled EP on March 1, and are currently focusing on playing and creating new music. One concert-goer said, “They’re super unique. I don’t know any bands in the same category.” About our music, another said, “It’s very honest and moving.” Their influences range from Sam Cooke and Bob Marley to Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam. Throw in a little Mumford & Sons and you’ll start to get a good idea of what they sound like.

Upcoming shows


There is no show in July

August 12
Double Feature!
Katie and Lennon
Rick Bonilla and friends

September 9
Everything Turned to Color
Tim Haufe

October 14
Long Island Singer Songwriters in the Round
Featuring:
Jean-Paul Vest, Martha Trachtenberg and  Tom Griffith


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Ralph Antignano-Producer/Sound Engineer


Joe Antignano, Earl Kerr
Phil Merkel, Rich Russo
Production Assistants

Donna Antignano, Annette Merkel
James Brandenstein
Hospitality/Café