Thursday, August 14, 2014

Details on the Upcoming Oneonta, New York Groovin' the 60s Concert

The ticket link is up for the Groovin' the 60s concert on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in Oneonta, New York.
It's going to be a great night with The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett, Christi Copeland and the Hartwick College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jason Leo Curley. Arrangements and show concept by Mariano Longo and directed by Las Vegas' own Jeanne Bavaro. Don't miss this night. Presented by Orchestral Events. Check out for tickets.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Exciting Preview of Upcoming "Groovin' the 60s" Concerts in New York

In October, Buckinghams' fans within driving distance of Oneonta, New York and North Tonawanda, New York, will have two chances to see and hear the fantastic "Groovin' the 60s' Evening" starring The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, and singer/comedienne, Christi Copeland.

Audiences in North Carolina saw the debut of The Buckinghams' new arrangements for orchestra and symphony, and in February, 2014, Chicago was the debut town for this special night of music you've loved for a lifetime.

If you haven't seen this show, you haven't seen THIS show before, even if you've seen The Buckinghams and Gary Puckett The popular "Groovin' the 60s" concert is not your typical double-bill night of rock and roll songs only by the bands you know and love. That would, of course, be worth seeing, but this fall, you'll have two chances to see this show. Mark your calendars for October:

Sat 10/04/14Oneonta, NYOneonta Theatre
Sun 10/05/14North Tonawanda, NYRiviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center

Produced by Orchestral Events, arranger/conductor Mariano Longo has developed phenomenal arrangements of so many hits from the 1960s in a new show directed by Las Vegas talent, Jeanne Bavaro, and it's a must-see.  You'll see the show with a full orchestra and it will be the highlight of your New York leaf-changing tours if you time it just right.

Watched the video? Get your tickets early! 

Tickets are on sale now for the beautiful Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center. 
Click the following link to get your tickets now:

Next week, we'll share a link for tickets to the Oneonta Theatre.

Do you have The Buckinghams' latest CD, "FlashBack!" yet? Order your copy today!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ron Onesti and co-host Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams on "Backstage with Ron Onesti" on WGN-FM

One of the nice things about two Chicago guys getting together to talk is that it usually involves good food, to go along with the good conversation. Chicagoland boasts one of the best food groups in the world, the group being "hot dogs." A Chicago dog may involve a lot of things. Here's a periodic table that helps you with the condiments of what goes into a 'real' Chicago dog:

                                                       Courtesy of Vienna Beef

So when Ron Onesti and Carl Giammarese got together, where else would be a great spot for a Sunday afternoon than Gene & Jude's, located at 2720 River Road, River Grove, IL 60171 ( Now check out all the restaurant reviews online and see where Gene & Jude's uses the natural casing Vienna Beef dog, and then follow the instructions on the table above when you live out of state, or make sure to put this place on your list the next time you're in Chicagoland for a visit.

But you can't have the dog without the fries. The discussion of french fries is also what Carl and Ron talk about, in addition to rock and roll music and good times.

If you missed the original broadcast, of Jul. 11, 2014, listen to a clip here, courtesy of WGN-FM.

Photo courtesy of Onesti Entertainment, Used with permission.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Carl Giammarese and Gale Sayers help Chicago Cubs celebrate 60s weekend

It's not every day that a kid from Chicago grows up watching TV and one day is on it, playing music as part of a band that will become important first in Chicago, and then will see national acclaim, including days of recording songs on a prestigious record label and then finding yourself looking at a red light belonging to a camera live on CBS's "The Ed Sullivan Show." It's also not every day that a kid can go to Wrigley Field with his dad and younger brother to watch the Cubs play baseball, and then grow up to have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch for the team. Also, to be included in the same weekend celebration with Gale Sayers (#40) one of the greatest legends ever to play Chicago Bears football is simply surreal. That's what it was like last week for Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams, surreal and splendid, a day to remember forever, July 11, 2014.

Read the full story, including the video of Carl's pitch (thanks to Susan Rakis, Advance/Production Coordinator for The Buckinghams), for filming that historic pitch! Click HERE for the full story.

                                                    Photo by Susan Rakis, The Buckinghams

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Announcing The Buckinghams' new CD is Here!

You asked for it, you got it!

Announcing the arrival of The Buckinghams' new CD on Fuel Records! It's called Flashback!

Are you ready to hear new recordings of some of The Buckinghams' earliest hit records? The ones they released first on USA Records in Chicago and played in concert there and all around the midwest when they toured? Pluse all their Billboard chart hits.

You'll really like these tracks. Here's the list:

 GET YOUR OWN COPY EARLY AT The Buckinghams' web site, 

  Visit The Buckinghams' web site and get it today.

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Beatles and Their Influence on America's Teenagers for the Rest of Their Lives

The Buckinghams looked like this in 1966, because of the influence of The British Invasion and, primarily, The Beatles. Rock and roll was never the same again!

This week of February 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of when John, Paul, George, and Ringo, influenced by Elvis Presley and "Hound Dog" and a lot of American rock and roll, came over to America, for a date on the Ed Sullivan Show, and changed American music forever.

NWI Times journalist Tom Lounges, who is also a popular radio host in the northern Indiana area, wrote a thoughtful column published Feb. 6, 2014 about The Beatles' influence. Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams is one person Tom interviewed.

Click on the link to read Tom's complete story:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More Fun in Anticipation of "Groovin' The 60's" The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett and Christie Copeland in Concert, Valentine's Day in Chicago

One of the backstage scenes from Orchestral Events' Mariano Longo (Arranger and Conductor) and Jeanne Bavaro, Writer and Director for the "Groovin' The 60s" show on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in St. Charles, Illinois, at the Arcada Theatre.

In one evening, you'll hear a catalog of songs you know and loved from the 1960s.
Check out this video and enjoy listening to Jeanne and Mariano, a little like Keely Smith and Louis Prima back in the day.

It's not just another concert; it's not like anything you've ever seen before. It's like The Hollywood Palace, and a return to the days of real variety shows with new duets, new songs, and old favorites, in arrangements you've never heard before.

The Buckinghams
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
Christie Copeland
Together with a Full Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Mariano Longo

Tickets available at: Tickets start at $49. Your Valentine's Day is here, with us at The Arcada.