News from 2012
Bob's Brother's Band

 
December 30, 2012

Congratulations Arthur and Brianne Kirk!! We all had a great time celebrating your wedding. Pictures are posted. This was a great event and our first time playing at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen. The facility is top notch and so is the staff. The crowd was fantastic with dancing starting immediately or in some cases sooner. We really enjoyed meeting everyone. Special Thanks to Bernie Pernot for joining us on keys and Beth Ippolito for jumping in on vocals. They both did a fantasic job. Best wishes to Art and Brianne for a long and happy marriage. We think they are off to a good start, several times Art told us we had to check with the boss.

 

December 24, 2012

Congratulations Adam and Mary Barrett!! We all had a great time celebrating your wedding. Pictures are posted. What a great way for the band to start playing after a lay off. It was a picture perfect event for a wonderful couple. Mary's brother joined with John to play and sing for the Father/Daughter dance. We had a great guest drummer and a delightful guest singer along with several folks who joined us on stage to sing and dance. Many happy returns!

Join us New Years Eve at the Nines.

 

October 15, 2012

Wow! What a great night at the Hunt Ball. This is always a fantastic event and we really look forward to seeing the friends we've made over the past few years. Dancing starts immediately and never stops. Just when you think it can't get better, Vince and Kathy Ercolamento showed up and Vince joined us on stage for a good part of the first set. Needless to say, he blew the crowd (and the band) away. If you get a chance, catch Vince with Prime Time Funk. Thanks to all of the organizers for a great night! Pictures are posted.  We are taking a break for a while. We return in December. See you then!

 

October 8, 2012

Congratulations to Jeff and Whitney Jackson! It was an honor to play at your wedding. Bob got to introduce his brother's band, John got to be the proud uncle and a great time was had by all at the Auditorium. Pictures are posted.

 

October 1, 2012

Congratulations to everyone responsible for making the first United Way Gala in the Valley a huge success. The evening started out with Elaina getting a distinct reminder that she is part of Bob's Brother's Band's Livestock Tour. You'll have to ask her about it. Pictures are posted.

 

September 28, 2012

Sorry for the late post. We had a fantastic time at the Village Tavern in Geneseo. Thanks to everyone who showed up despite the rainy weather. We hope to be back next year. Pictures are posted.  Join us September 29th for the Livingston County United Way Gala. 

 

September 8, 2012

Congratulations to Mike andd Cassie Tucci. We had a fantastic time celebrating their wedding.Pictures are posted.  Join us September 22nd at the Village Tavern in Geneseo.

 

August 25, 2012

We had a great time at our first Leicester Summer Concert Series performance. It was a beautiful evening with a lot of great folks. Bernie joined us again on keys, doing a great job while Paul and family enjoy some time away and we got to hear Tim eloquently extol the virtues of living in rural Livingston Country based on his recent driving experiences in Rochester. Thanks to everyone who came out, the volunteers, and the sponsors. Pictures are posted.

 

August 21, 2012

We had a great time at the Mount Morris Italian Festival! Thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and volunteers for making this a special event. We don't have pictures, so please send us some if you have them.

Join us Wednesday the 22nd in Leicester from 6:30 - 8:30. We'll be at the gazebo.

 

August 12, 2012

August 4th we played the BZ tournament and had a fantastic time as always. Thanks to the Stanton family, all the volunteers, and to those who donated. Russ Flint filled in on guitar and vocals and did a great job as always. Pictures are posted.

Back to where we started, the Avon Rotary Corn Festival! It was a beautiful day and we were deighted to get the chance to play again. Pictures are posted.

 

July 29, 2012

Wow! It started out a bit laid back with everyone just enjoying a beautiful day and good food and friends, but when it got going it was just time to hang on for the ride at the Penders' summer party. Pictures are posted.

July 28, 2012

We had a great time at Vitale Park. Special thanks to Bernie Pernot who filled in on keys and vocals and did a great job and to Russ Flint for his always stellar job sitting in on guitar and vocals. Steve also joined us on a tune as he recovered from his daughter's wedding. As always, Thanks to everyone who put the event together and to Bob from Livonia music for the sound system. Pictures are posted.

 

June 23, 2012

What a beautiful night to open the Geneeo Summer Concert Series. Thanks to all of the organizers, volunteers and folks who came out. Special guest Russ Flint came up and did a great job fronting the band. Pictures are posted.

 

June 15, 2012

Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to the Matusak Family. Justin fought as hard as anyone could, but today he moved on. Justin is not only part of the Matusak family; he is part of the Avon family, the Village of Avon Family, and the BBB family. We'll always treasure the time we had with him and there are so many stories. Most of all we'll remember a great young man who never stopped smiling, encouraging others, and fighting. Justin, you taught us all so much and this community loves you. Peace be with you. Here are some Pictures of Justin and BBB.

 

June 11, 2012

Saturday was a great day for golf, food, friends, and music. The St. Agnes Golf Tournament was a huge success again this year. Thanks to all of the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and participants. Pictures are posted. Join us Friday June 22 at 7:00 in Geneseo as we kick off the Geneseo Summer Concert Series in the park.

 

June 5, 2012

It felt like we played a United Nations party, but it was Elaina's and Bella's graduation. It was so cool seeing people from Germany, France, Israel, Costa Rica, and more. Of course the important thing for the band was that people brought an amazing assortment of wonderfully eclectic food. Congratulations Elaina and Bella on your graduation! Pictures are posted.

 

May 28, 2012

It was another beautiful day on the farm for our annual Memorial Day party. Thanks to John and Janice for hosting and thanks to everyone who came and donated to the Avon Food Pantry. You out did yourselves again.

Brent "Boo" Stothers did a great job sitting in on drums and helped Durf with the sound. Thanks Boo. Justin Matusak joined us for a couple of tunes on guitar and added a tasty solo on Dixie Chicken. Pictures are posted.

 

May 15, 2012

Thanks to Steve and Mary Ellen for including us in their wedding. It was a great day and you are a fantastic couple. Here's to a long and happy life together. Pictures are posted.

 

May 7, 2012

What a fantastic weekend!!! We were honored to play the final show at the Statesmen. Thanks to Karen, Bruno, all the staff, and everyone who showed up for a great time.

The next day we played at the benefit for the Irish Children's Program. This is a great cause and a great time. We love being part of the program and enoying the day with the other bands. Thanks to the organizers and all who donated their time and talent. A special shout out to Durf who ran the Sound for the entire event. Pictures should be available later this week from both gigs.

 

March 25, 2012

What a great party! We had a fantastic time with the Mendon Community Theater. Wonderful folks, great food, and lots of dancers! Pictures are posted.

 

March 19, 2012

Just when you think it can't get any crazier, it's St. Patrick's Day at the Avon Inn!!! We had a great time and so did all of our green friends. Pictures are posted.

 

March 5, 2012

Wow, Swain Ski Resort never fails to be a great time for Bob's Brother's Band. We played in the new Shawmut Pub upstairs and what a great room that is. Scott and all the staff there do a great job and after eating dinner there I can also tell you the wraps are great! Thanks to all of our old Swain friends who came out to have a good time and all the other folks who surprised us and traveled down to see us. Thanks Swain Pictures are posted.

 

February 12, 2012

Thanks to all of the volunteers, contributors and participatants who made the Teresa House benefit a tremendous success. Pictures are posted.

 

January 29, 2012

Nothing said here can really convey the experience the Avon community shared last night as everyone gathered to help and to celebrate two outstanding men, Dave Whitney and Justin Mutusak. We are very grateful to have been a small part of this event.

A capacity crowd gathered at the Avon Inn to share the evening with Dave and Justin. The Avon Inn hosted the event and did a tremendous job. We are not going to single out organizers and contributors because there were many and we would certainly leave someone out. Thanks go to all of the volunteers, organizers, and contributors.

Events like this show the spirit of a community and Avon has a generous and graceful spirit. Pictures are posted.

 

Please join us February 11th in Geneseo to benefit the Teresa House.

 

January 3, 2012

2011 finished strong with 3 parties in December. First, we played for Coast Professional at their holiday party. Thanks to Krista at Coast for organizing this event and for all the folks at Valley Oak Event Center for making it work. Also, thanks to Mike O’Brien for Running sound while Durf finished his recovery from surgery. Next we played a going away party at Salmon Creek for a young man headed off to serve his country. We truly enjoy these events and seeing communities come together to support their young people heading off to serve. Thanks so much to Kim for organizing the event and for letting us be part of it. We were joined by Russ Flint on vocals and guitar. Russ does a great job and we had a lot of fun playing with him. We were also joined by several impromptu backup singers! We capped off the year on a high note with a hugely successful party at the Nines! Craig and his crew put together a great evening and boy did people come out to bring in the New Year with a bang. There was great audience participation, highlighted by Lieutenant Jake joining us on guitar for “Brown Eyed Girl.” Jake, thanks for your service.

 

Well, another year is in the books and we're having as much fun as ever, although the equipment seems to have gained weight over the years. It never gets boring getting a bunch of friends together and making music for people willing to humor us and listen to it. Our goal from the beginning has been to play a couple of times a month and we were pretty on target with 24 shows in 2011. We also have an informal goal of doing 20 - 25% of our shows as community service. We had 5 community service engagements this past year, which puts us in the ball park.

 

We would like to thank the following people, organizations, and venues for having us play at their events: The Corning VFW, The Statesman, The Teresa House Benefit, The Valley Oak Event Center, The Genesee Valley River Dance, Zion Church in Avon, Caledonia’s Fireman’s Family Fun Days, Lovin’ Cup, Marcus’ and Alissa’s Wedding, The Avon Inn, The Zeglin – Sawczuk Wedding, The Warsaw Kiwanis Club, The Genesee Valley Hunt Ball, The Big Tree Inn, The Avon Rotary Corn Festival, The BZ Golf Tournament, Livingston County Country Club, The Geneseo Summer Concert Series, Avon Saturday Night Out, Duffy’s, St. Pat's at the Avon Inn, Coast Professional, Salmon Creek Country Club, and The Nines

 

All of the BBB family got involved at various times this year. We also got to play two joint engagements with The Sam Pallet Band from Corning. That was a first (and second) for us. Some guest performers and sound engineers this year included Russ Flint, Mike O’Brien, Kate Phillips, Conrad Phillips, Seamus Donegan, Justin Matusak, Madison, and Jake, as well as a number of partiers who came up and helped us with background vocals and stage fun during the shows.

 

Best wishes for a Happy New Year !!

 

John, Paul, Tim, Gerry, Dan, Elaina, Dave, Durf, Steve, Beth, Bill, and Don of Bob's Brother's Band

 

On to 2012!

 

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