Classic Rock Experience Concert for a Cause
V is for Veterans and Alive N Kickin Productions Present
DATE Friday, October 12, 2018
TIME 8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)
Melrose Memorial Hall
590 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
TICKETS ALL AGES RESERVED SEATS $34.00, $39.00, $44.00, $49.00 +VIP $99.00
+VIP Tickets Include

Barry Goudreau, formerly of the Rock group BOSTON, defined the classic rock guitar sound for a generation. Now he's back with a new band, Engine Room and sharing the stage with multi-platinum recording artist and #1 hitmaker John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band -- featuring critically acclaimed actor and saxophonist Michael "Tunes" Antunes for a very special show to benefit PAARI and Guitars for Vets.

Sponsored by V is for Veterans (a local organization that presents events for groups throughout New England that provide services for Veterans) this is the first in their Classic Rock Experience "Concerts for a Cause" series.

You'll hear John Cafferty's #1 hits "On The Dark Side" (from Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack), "C-I-T-Y", "Tough All Over", "Hearts on Fire" featured in the movie "Rocky IV" PLUS BOSTON's top hits like "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Smokin'," "Foreplay/Long Time", "Hitch A Ride" and many more.


see Barry Goudreau's Engine Room Videos here

The legendary "East Coast Rock'n'Roll" group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the "Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack". The hit single "On the Dark Side" held the "Number-One" position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for five consecutive weeks.

The album sold over 3 million copies and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.

The title track from the group's 1985 follow-up album "Tough All Over" became their second "Number-One" single on the Billboard Rock charts and the song "C-I-T-Y" reached the Billboard Top 20.

John Cafferty's solo track "Hearts on Fire" was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film "Rocky IV" and he received his second double Platinum soundtrack award.

Over the years John has placed 35 songs in major motion pictures.

Today John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band continue to tour and bring their exciting live shows to fans around the world.

In 2012 they were inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame.

JOHN CAFFERTY - Vocals and guitar
STEVE BURKE - Keyboards

Barry Goudreau's Engine Room Videos


Guitarist Barry Goudreau, former member of the multi-platinum selling band, Boston, recently announced the formation of his new band Barry Goudreau's Engine Room. The blues/rock outfit includes his former RTZ bandmates Brian Maes on lead vocals and keyboards, as well as Tim Archibald on bass. Both Maes and Archibald were members of Peter Wolf's House Party Five, playing on two of his records and touring the world extensively. The band is rounded out with "Old" Tony Depietro on drums and Mary Beth Maes, Terri O'Soro and Joanie Cicatelli on background vocals.

The CD covers the whole spectrum of blues and rock, from the stripped down blues of "All Mine" to the all out rock assault of "Need". Longtime friend of Goudreau's and legendary bluesman James Montogomery, sits in on harp for Layin' it Down {In Beantown}. The record was produced by Maes in his studio with Goudreau recording the guitar tracks in his own home studio. "Brian was able to step up and fill the creative void left by Brad Delp's passing, I couldn't have done it without him" says Goudreau.

Barry describes his approach to the development of the CD. "I wanted to look back to the acts of the late sixties and early seventies when they were reinventing the blues in new and exciting ways". I learned to play lead guitar playing along with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's records and was then turned on to Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin and other English acts kicking it up with big guitars and big drum sounds. The Allman Brothers, Delaney and Bonnie and Derek and the Dominos were also big influences on my playing style. I think we achieved that feel on this record".

The band will be playing shows in support of the CD, with the shows touching on all of the acts Goudreau has been involved with over the years. "We will be covering songs from my time in "Boston", my solo record, "Orion the Hunter", "RTZ", the "Delp/Goudreau" CD and of course this newest CD. This will be the first time I have performed songs from all of the acts I have been with. I'm really looking forward to it," Goudreau says.

To check out the band and hear samples of the new songs GO HERE.

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