About the John Cafferty and Beaver Brown Band:
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.
The Spadtastics supported the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement benefit concert last year at Tilly Pond in Darien, CT. They are not just a Grateful Dead Cover Band, per se. They are more a collection of friends who gather other friends around us. They exist for two reasons. First, to celebrate the memory of friend and brother, David Spadaccini. And second, to honor and play the music he – and all of us – love.
Doug Allen wrote a song “Choose Love” in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The song’s message to choose love was inspired by the way Scarlett Lewis chose to respond to the devastating loss of her son. Allen also performed at the 2018 benefit concert in Darien, CT.
Nashville recording artist Doug Allen is a singer/songwriter with a rich voice and tunes with strong hooks that are setting him apart on the country music scene. You’ll hear two songs off his current CD in Major Motion Pictures… including a bar scene with Renee Zellweger in the Universal Pictures Film One True Thing. Doug is a seasoned live performer, having opened for acts like Gregg Allman, Edwin McCain, John Entwistle of The Who, Jewel, The Bacon Brothers and many more. Thanks for taking a listen!
Scarlett Lewis started the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ after the murder of her son, Jesse, at Sandy Hook. She decided to become part of the solution to the issues our society is facing by creating social and emotional learning (SEL) programs to foster the understanding that with the right tools, we can educate and encourage individuals to choose loving thoughts over angry ones.
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!
There are many great opportunities for your company to for sponsor the “Hearts on Fire” Benefit concert and support the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ in honor of Jesse Lewis.
Your sponsorship will support The Choose Love Enrichment Program™, a no cost, comprehensive, SEL program for infant/toddler and Pre-K through grade 12. It teaches students to have healthy and positive relationships, how to manage their emotions and be resilient to the issues they face. Learn more about sponsorship, becoming a vendor and donating to the raffle here:
Please consider a sponsorship, advertising or providing a gift-in-kind. You will be recognized in event promotion and on site at the benefit concert.