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The Bookends Band

  • Harrison Tavern 7 Purdy Street Harrison, NY, 10528 United States (map)

It started back in 1976 on North Avenue in New Rochelle, in a pub called “Beau Brummels”. Chris Brown and Joe Summo, both from Pelham, would become known as Bookends. They would play their acoustic guitars and sing to a room packed with friends and fans. Audience participation was always the norm and an eclectic mix of cover tunes and originals would entertain the crowd all night. 

As their popularity grew, so did the band. Elements such as bass, accordion, and even a trombone were tried. Eventually evolving
into a more traditional rock band instrumentation, (bass, drums and keyboards), they became The Bookends Band. The larger
band allowed them to play more high-energy songs and would
often play at the local college functions. Though the size of the
band and venues grew, they never lost sight of their formula for success. The early cover tunes and originals were adapted for the instrumentation of the larger band. 

After a twenty-or-so year hiatus, the band would get back
together for an occasional reunion, and now plays regularly at
some of Westchester’s finest country clubs. Often, for some of
the same “kids” from the North Avenue days.

In their Harrison Tavern debut, the Bookends Band features Chris Brown on acoustic guitar and vocals, Lou Bellofatto on keyboards and vocals, Doc Alcott on bass and vocals, Tony Summo on electric guitar and vocals, and Mark Marble on drums.

Earlier Event: October 8
Gary Adamson Acoustic Duo
Later Event: October 15