Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Chicagoland Music Fave, Mike Bruccoleri, to Set Sail with The Buckinghams for Concerts at Sea 2022 Cruise

Recently, The Buckinghams were invited to fill in an opening on one of their favorite cruises, the Concerts at Sea, coordinated by longtime fan favorite producer, Tammy Selee, for Harmon Travel. When invited, Carl and Nick were delighted to return to see longtime cruise fans and friends who make these journeys extra special.

However, as it turns out, guitarist Dave Zane had a conflict during that week at sea and would not be able to join the group for this event. Fortunately, music professional and friend well known to The Buckinghams, Mike Bruccoleri, was available and will be joining The Buckinghams for this event.

Many of you already know Mike from his tour days with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, or as the bass player for Sonny Geraci's band, The Outsiders, whose band Dave Zane also played with for five years. Mike is also longtime friends with Bruce Soboroff and Rocky Penn, so he’s no stranger to The Buckinghams or their music.

In addition, Mike and his wife, Traci, sing as a duo, plus they have their own Good Clean Fun Band, featuring music from decades you know and love.

In fact, if you check out this video, you’ll find Mike on vocals and look who else you know—Rocky Penn playing drums for the Good Clean Fun Band:

Mike is an outstanding musician in his own right, playing bass, mandolin, and guitar, and he's a vocalist.

Here he is singing Buddy Holly’s “Well, All Right”:

For Buckinghams fans who ask, rest assured you’ll be able to see Dave with the band again on Saturday, December 4, 2021, as the Arcada Theatre presents the super-popular Cornerstones of Rock show.

As you know The Cornerstones of Rock feature The Buckinghams, The Ides of March, The New Colony Six, The Cryan’ Shames, and The Shadows of Knight.

This concert always sells out, so check the website early to grab your seats before they are gone.

You can also find Dave playing regularly with Jay and the Americans as lead guitarist and vocalist as well as his own Zanesway and The Bigger Picture Bands. Coming up, he has a Halloween show with the band, Left Side of the Dial, at the Mishawaka VFW in Indiana.

Meantime, please help us welcome our friend Mike Bruccoleri and you’ll get to meet him and his wife Traci, onboard the beautiful Sky Princess. It’s not too early to mark your calendars, but you’re just in time to get the few cabins remaining for the exciting Concerts at Sea 2022 “Where the Action Is” Caribbean Cruise, setting sail Jan. 15–22, 2022, from Ft. Lauderdale.

For more details on the cruise and all the bands performing, visit www.ConcertsAtSea.com and read the previous story about the fun you'll have on the cruise:

Where there is great music, there are always great musicians. And where there are great musicians, there is always fun and fellowship. Happy Sailing!