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The Hit Men

The Hit Men
May 11, 2018
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Friday, May 11, 2018 6:00pm Buy Tickets
The Hit Men:Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more!
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The Hit Men:Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more!
THE HIT MEN are artists that were among the most influential pop music artists of the second half of the 20th century, and all share a common denominator: at some point during their careers, each had at least one of THE HIT MEN playing behind them, on the road, or in the studio. 
This supergroup, consisting of Lee Shapiro, Jimmy Ryan, Jeff Ganz, Russ Velazquez and Steve Murphy, either played, sang or performed on stage with one or more of these artists, creating or recreating live, some of the most memorable hits of the era, including “Who Loves You,” “Oh What a Night,” "You're So Vain," “The Loco-motion,” “Mony Mony,” “Joy to the World,” and many more,

Lee Shapiro is a producer, arranger, singer and musician who not only arranged some of the Four Seasons biggest hits as the Music Director of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, but also collaborated with artists ranging from Barry Manilow, Tony Orlando, and Tommy James.

Jimmy Ryan began his career in the 1960s as lead guitarist, singer and a songwriter for TheCritters. He was Carly Simon's music director for twenty one years, and his guitar is heard on works by Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Elton John and many others.

Jeff Ganz is a bassist and singer who has worked with an eclectic array of artists including Blood Sweat & Tears, Johnny Winter, Cheap Trick, Lou Reed, Dr. John, Vanilla Fudge along with jazz greats including Gerry Mulligan, Tito Puente and Larry Coryell.

Russ Velazquez is a singer, composer and arranger whose credits read like a musical "Who’s Who." He has collaborated with artists from Sting, The Ramones, and LL Cool J to Luther Vandross, Korn and Paula Abdul. He has earned four Emmy Award nominations for his songs on Sesame Street and his song “2BA Master” hit the top of the children’s music charts on RadioDisney.

Steve Murphy is a drummer and singer, who has toured with The Alan Parsons Project, Jack Bruce, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Dave Mason, Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), The Turtles, Mickey Dolenz, Gary Puckett, Mitch Ryder and over a dozen more major artists from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

THE HIT MEN connect with audiences on a level rarely seen by today’s musical artists. From the classic songs we all know and love, such as “Oh What a Night” & “You’re So Vain,"  to the backstage stories never told until today, a HIT MEN show is like no other, as they combine the music & the memories alongside exciting multimedia footage & visuals, evoking an unforgettable musical and visual experience.

Box Office:   563-690-4758 / 800-582-5956

Thurs–SatOpen 3 hours prior to show
Must be 21 or older.
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