At Wall Street Rocks, our mission is simple: Harness the power of music to bring about change for America’s heroes. With a little help from our friends across the financial sector, our benefit shows aim to raise awareness and funding for veteran and first responder charities such as Hope 4 The Warriors and Operation Finally Home. These courageous men and women have our backs every day, and now, Wall Street Rocks has theirs.
This year's event is very special and will feature a killer all-star band made up of amazing musicians and artists. We have a limited amount of tickets for you to get up close and personal with
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top),
John Popper (Blues Traveler),
Carmine Rojas (David Bowie),
and our special musical director/keyboard player, Martin Guigui.
Come and participate in a special evening of music.
Your ticket purchase is tax deductable and the proceeds will go to two incredible veteran charities.
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William Frederick “Billy” Gibbons born December 16, 1949 is an American musician, producer and actor, best known as the guitarist of the American rock band ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving Sidewalks, who recorded Flash (1968) and opened four dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top’s First Album in 1971. The albums that followed, Rio Grande Mud (1972) and Tres Hombres (1973), along with extensive touring, solidified the group’s reputation as a hard-rocking power trio. In the 1980s, ZZ Top released their three biggest-selling albums: Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990). A wave of music videos for the hit singles “Legs”, “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, and “Sharp Dressed Man”, among others, became mainstays on MTV.
ZZ Top’s unique blend of boogie and humorous, sometimes raunchy, lyrics, supported by Gibbons’ blues-based prowess, continues to attract fans. Billy Gibbons as member of ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He was ranked at number 32 on the 2011 Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
In recent years, Gibbons has made appearances with other artists and acted on television shows, most notably Fox Television’s Bones. In 2014 Billy appeared of the season premiere of the nationally televised Live From Daryl’s house performing solo with Daryl Hall and his house band. Billy continues to perform live dates with his All Star Band and expects to release his first solo CD sometime in 2015.
John Popper, born March 29, 1967 in Cleveland, OH, is an American musician and songwriter. He is most famous for his role as front man of the rock band Blues Traveler performing harmonica, guitar and vocals. He is widely considered a harmonica virtuoso, and is listed by harmonica manufacturer Hohner as a “Featured Artist” an accolade reserved for only the best and most successful players. Also a prolific songwriter, he has composed the majority of the lyrics and music of Blues Traveler’s songs.
Blues Traveler built a large following with its extensive touring, sometimes performing over 300 dates a year, and first gained a reputation in the jam band scene of the 1990s. They crossed over into mainstream pop/rock radio success with their 1994 album “four”, which garnered the group extensive media exposure. They received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1996 for “Run-Around”, a song that Popper composed.
In 1990, Popper began to perform as a solo artist in addition to touring with Blues Traveler. Several songs that originated as Popper’s solo pieces have become part of Blues Traveler’s repertoire, and vice versa. Popper has co-written songs with Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Chris Barron, and Jonny Lang. He also frequently appears as a guest performer with musicians both famous and obscure, from a diverse variety of genres. He has performed with, among others, jam bands Spin Doctors, Dave Matthews Band, Phish and most recently, The Allman Brothers Band; bluesmen Eric Clapton and B.B. King; singer-songwriters Jason Mraz and John Mayer. Popper has toured with the USO, both with Blues Traveler and solo.
Patty Smyth, both with her hit band Scandal and as a solo artist, has always been, at heart, a rock and roll chick, and that’s no truer today for the mother of six, now back on the road and raring to play for fans new and old. If Smyth did nothing but marry New York punk poet Richard Hell (with whom she had her oldest daughter Ruby), then noted tennis punk and commentator John McEnroe (who had three kids of his own and then two more with Patty), that would be amazing enough, but she’s also earned both Oscar and Grammy nominations and recorded a series of hit singles and albums. Scandal burst onto the scene in 1982 with a self-titled debut that turned out to be the best-selling EP in Columbia Records history, featuring the hit single, “Goodbye to You,” a song Smyth co-wrote with original Scandal member Zack Smith. Aside from “Goodbye to You,” a #1 MTV video, Scandal included the hits “Love’s Got a Line on You” and “Win Some, Lose Some” and of course the title track from the group’s first full-length album, The Warrior, released in 1984. The hits continued with “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” a song Patty wrote featuring a performance by Don Henley which became Smyth’s biggest hit ever.
With new songs being recorded for an upcoming release and a Christmas CD, COME ON DECEMBER which was put out in 2015, Smyth is looking forward to a busy new year. As for the current scene, Patty suggests: “I don’t play to a pre-recorded track or have 15 dancers on-stage. There are no smoke and mirrors. We feel that people are yearning for music that’s real. It’s just the four guys and I, out there seriously kicking some ass and having fun.
Keith Mack is a celebrated guitar player who has backed many of rock's iconic voices for the last thirty years. Having toured and recorded with legends like Paul Young, Joe Cocker and most recently Cyndi Lauper on her world tour, Keith has built one of the most impressive rock 'n' roll resumes around. In the 1980's Keith teamed with one of rock's greatest voices, Patty Smyth and joined the band Scandal. The group went on to produce hits like "Goodbye to You", "Love's Got a Line on You" and the chart topping single and album "The Warrior". Keith and Patty have been working together on new material for an upcoming release. This is coming off Patty’s 2015 Holiday CD that Keith co-produced and co-wrote three of the original songs on the disc. Keith’s solo career saw the release of THE MOMENT in 2014 with nine original tracks. The CD brings Keith's voice to the forefront on every song...from the opening mandolin and hard driving Hammond Organ on "The Secret of Fire", to the ever hopeful power ballad "Kind Word", and the bluesy soul searching track "When Right is Wrong", Keith brings an honest and emotionally charged soulful sound to his debut CD. Keith will be following up THE MOMENT with new music released throughout 2017, with the first single, IF ITS REALLY TRUE, having been released this summer.
Voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest drummers of all time, Aronoff is arguably the most sought-after recording and touring beat master ever. Ignited by the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Aronoff's passion for drumming fervently grew and carried him from the kit in his childhood living room in the Berkshires to Bernstein at Tanglewood to Mellencamp, Etheridge, Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles - his heroes - and beyond
Martin Guigui is Grammy nominated music Producer and award winning filmmaker. Guigui has produced over 30 music albums, has directed 8 Films, written 16 screenplays, Executive Produced 8 movies. Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, son of Famed Symphony Orchestra Conductor Maestro Efrain Guigui, Martin had an eclectic upbringing in New York, Puerto Rico and Vermont, mentored by his Father, Martin began playing Violin at age four, his concert debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony at age 12, performing Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in D Major. An accomplished Pianist and Hammond B-3 organ player, among others Guigui has worked with James Cotton, Billy Gibbons, Daryl Hall, Sheila E, John Popper, Jose Feliciano, Smokey Robinson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eric Johnson, Joan Osborne, Bo Didley, Grace Potter, Phish, Don McClean, Rita Coolidge, Jake Owen, Kris Allen, Laverne Baker, Randy Scruggs, James Montgomery, Bill Sims, Eddie Money, Talking Heads, Mathew Sweet, Steve Forbert, NRBQ and produced among others Bret Michaels, Smokey Robinson, The Slip, Jim Infintino, Alysha Brillinger, Jamie Lee Thurston, Gordon Stone, Kip Meaker and Chad Hollister. Guigui, a Grammy voting member, a skilled composer in Independent Films & children’s TV programming. Guigui has received numerous songwriting Billboard Awards, ASCAP Performance Awards, Caesar Award, Estabrook Award, Best Director at the USA Film Festival for “Swing”, which also won “Best Music” at Park City Music Film Festival, twice honored by City Of Los Angeles for artistic contributions to music education. Martin is co-founder and President of Sunset Pictures and Old School Records, performs charity concerts regularly for HonorVet, Prevention Of Child Abuse, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Rock For Diabetes, Cancer research.
Guigui is a member of the DGA, WGA, SAG, NARAS, ASCAP. Martin was a standout high school basketball player, plays in the “Entertainment League” with the likes of Chris Brown, Adam Sandler, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Sugar Shane Mosley, Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Brian McNight, Justin Timberlake and many other members of the entertainment industry who love to play the game.
A finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, Benton Blount knows to trust his instincts. Repeatedly through his career, he has moved forward by walking through an open door, even if making that step defied logic at the time. I’ve had to stop wondering why all my dreams seem to keep coming true and moving me forward, Blount says. I’ve learned to trust that singing and writing songs is what I m supposed to do, because every time I focus on my music, new opportunities suddenly present themselves. I know people look at me, with my tattoos and appearance, and they don t think I look like a country singer, he says. When I sing, I have a gruffness to my voice that s different than most country singers too. But when I start to talk, you can hear that I m as country as cornbread. And the songs, with their real-life stories and positive outlook on life, have more in common with country music than anything else. Country music is where I belong!