810 Bristol Pike Croydon, PA 19021

(215) 788-2855

Special Events

 
Open Mic Night Featuring Dana Collins Monday November 11th From 8-12

Thanksgiving Day Open From 6 Till Close


Black Friday Brunch Friday November 24th from 11-2

Sushi Night Monday December 4th From 6-11
 

Special Events

  • John Richards

    • 11/22/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

  • Thanksgiving Day

    • 11/23/2017

    • 6:00pm - 12:15am

    Our bar will be open from 6 till close on Thanksgiving! Nasty Nog will be our featured drink of the day!

  • Cappy Hour

    • 11/23/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Late night happy hour at the dog and bull! Food and drink specials from 9 till close!

  • Black Friday Brunch

    • 11/24/2017

    • 9:00am - 2:00pm

    After fighting the crowds on Black Friday come out for delicious food specials, bloodymarys, and mimosas

  • Funky Friday Happy Hour

    • 11/24/2017

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Come start your weekend off right with fun, funk, and food!

  • Jeff Zambino

    • 11/24/2017

    • 9:00pm - 12:00am

  • Michael Leggerie (Sat. Brunch Jam 11am-2pm)

    • 11/25/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Michael Leggerie is a Classically trained pianist with a dual major Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Classical Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is also a singer songwriter who performs, composes, teaches and produces in all styles of music.

  • Soul Custody Trio

    • 11/25/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Soul Custody's rock and soul music is given life by a group of musicians who bring a wealth of talent and experience that, when combined, delivers on every level.

  • (Sunday Brunch) w/Keli Vale Jazz

    • 11/26/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Philadelphia native Keli Vale started her musical career in duos, trios, and bands, singing R&B, Classic Rock, Pop, Motown, and anything else anyone wanted to hear. In her 25+ year career, she's also sung on worship teams and in Gospel choirs, and has also done musical theater. Her specialty for over a decade now is Jazz, and she has built quite a relationship with the local Jazz Community. Keli has two professional studio recordings. Her first, from 2013, is a full band CD of classic standards and two original compositions, complete with rhythm and horn sections called “Whose Life is This?” Her latest, released in September of 2016, is a bare bones, vocal and guitar recording called “Sweetness” which includes eleven originals and three classics, and was created with guitarist and co-writer Nick Bucci. In 2010, Keli began to study piano to accompany herself for the sake of adding solo performances to her schedule. She now plays a smooth, jazzy mix of Jazz Standards, R&B, some Classic Rock, and Pop on her mostly solo itinerary, which includes several venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. She also does several duo gigs with guitarist and writing partner Nick Bucci, many Jazz trio and full band shows, and fills out her schedule with cocktail hour, corporate, and private party engagements.

  • Brian Elliot

    • 11/26/2017

    • 4:00pm - 8:00pm

  • John Rodden

    • 11/29/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

    John Rodden is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Villanova, PA. John is also the frontman of the alternative rock band No Outlet. From picking up a guitar at age 10, John has had passion for music as long as he can remember. Through playing numerous high school talent shows, coffee shops etc all throughout his teenage years, he continued to widen his music tastes. With influences varying from bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Weezer and Jimmy Eat World, John started writing his own music. With these influences, he formed the the band No Outlet in high school with his best friend and drummer Alex Lerman. The band's debut full length is expected out this year. Asides from writing music with No Outlet, John plays acoustically all around the area at local bars and restaurants. By playing all of the classic hits of the 90's/2000s along with some originals thrown in here and there, you are guaranteed an entertaining night with "sing alongs" everyone can sing and dance to.

  • Stephen Anthony

    • 11/30/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

    Stephen Anthony has been working the acoustic scene since 2001 playing the Philadelphia and suburban based areas to the Jersey shore with bands bands from "Chasing Katie" ,"Whiskey lipstick" and "She's Trubble" Playing some of the timeless classic songs from the 70's 80's and 90's to pairing up with some of the most talented musicians and playing solo, covering some of today's popular country and pop songs. People are always encouraged to join in and sing along to there favorite songs.

  • Funky Friday Happy Hour

    • 12/01/2017

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Come start your weekend off right with fun, funk, and food!

  • Mike Estabrook

    • 12/01/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Biography Mike Estabrook is a solo acoustic artist based out of Atlanta, GA . Originally from Sayville, NY, Mike has been playing guitar for over 14 years. He moved to Atlanta in 2007 and has had several solo and group projects that have been showcased throughout the city of Atlanta. His live performances in Atlanta began in 2008 when he joined Days Unchained as their guitarist and back up vocalist. He then started up an acoustic duo with Kerry Wentworth playing guitar and sharing vocals in Minutes to Live. His group work also includes father/son duo Up and Left , and The Brooks, where he shares the stage with Ben Brookes Belcher. He has more recently gained an interest in developing his solo career, with a broad new set list tapping into some alternative and classic rock acoustic sounds. Aside from discovering a fresh way to deliver the live musical goods he has come to be known for, Mike?s choice of material proves he is an artist who seeks originality and color with his music. Mike has a true ear for music and is a perfectionist in his art. His soulful voice carries layers of John Mayer, 311, Alice in Chains and Neil Young with a little bit of something you just can't find anywhere else. ..

  • Gypsy Mother

    • 12/02/2017

    • 9:00am - 1:00am

    Gypsymother is a local New Jersey duet composed of singer BryAnna Pratt and guitar player and song writer Sean Harrington. Gypsymother is a flexible and adaptive duet, which plays music in various different genres of music including: alternative rock, pop, soul, mo-town, blues, classic rock, and Americana! They also play some well written and composed original acoustic tunes which are always very well received by any audience. This is a fun, easy going, and friendly group who plays music for the love of music. Gypsymother plays as a duo, trio, or as a four piece band, depending on the venue. They have played as a soft duo in classy restaurants, and loud in your face music at the local watering holes. This fun group is on the upswing, and becoming very popular in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area.

  • David Dzubinski (Sat. Brunch Jam 11am-2pm)

    • 12/02/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Biography Physical/psycho/spiritual radical new jazz jams

  • Dick Gratton Sunday Brunch Jazz

    • 12/03/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    DICK GRATTON started playing guitar in 1948 after hearing his father's extensive collection of jazz and big band recordings. Inspired by guitarists Les Paul, Gene Bertoncini, Tony Mottola and Wes Montgomery, Dick started performing in groups in high school and shortly thereafter joined a group in 1957 working New Jersey night clubs in the Trenton area and Atlantic City. Self taught on guitar and bass, Dick has performed with the late great jazz pianist Dick Braytenbah as well as recording artists such as Philadelphia based vocalists Suzanne Cloud, Denise Montana, Miss Justine and Connie Rainis, Trenton area jazz vocalist Wenonah Brooks, saxophonists Denis DiBlasio and Richie Cole and the late great jazz guitarist Tal Farlow. Area night club appearances include the Greenwood Grill, the Mill Hill Saloon, the Tremont Lounge, the Centre House Pub, the Urban Word Cafe, and Marsilio's Restaurant in Trenton NJ, the Nassau Inn in Princeton NJ and the Farnsworth House and Bordentown Yacht Club in Bordentown NJ. Dick has also made concert performances at the Trenton NJ Mill Hill Playhouse, the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton NJ and the Jazz and Blues Showcase Series in Medford Lakes NJ, led jazz groups at annual dinners for the American Federation Of Musicians Of Trenton NJ, performed at many of Trenton's official functions such as annual Trenton Preservation Awards ceremonies and Heritage Days Festivals, played in Bordentown NJ for annual Cranberry Festivals and Iris Festivals and performed in a six piece jazz group with special guest saxophone artist Richie Cole at the 1998 Trenton Jazz Festival at Waterfront Park in Trenton NJ, opening for legendary jazz performers pianists David Benoit and Alex Bugnon, Latin pianist Eddie Palmieri and vocalist Oleta Adams. Dick has played with Tal Farlow in guitar workshops in Philadelphia PA as well as night clubs in Philadelphia PA and the Jersey shore. In addition to his self-produced CD "THE GUITARS OF DICK GRATTON" recorded during the summer of 1998 at his Bordentown NJ studio, Dick is also featured on recordings of vocalist and composer John Calu, jazz vocalists Linda Lee, Wenonah Brooks and the late smooth jazz vocalist Evelyn Anderson. He has played both concert guitar and steel string guitar on engagements. Recently Dick has been working occasionally with jazz vocalist Linda Lee and author/vocalist/composer John Calu.

  • Sushi Night

    • 12/04/2017

    • 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Enjoy freshly rolled chef inspired sushi rolls every other first Monday of the month

  • Joe Robinson

    • 12/06/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

    I’ve had a lot of fun playing music over the years. My old friend Mike McGarry inspired me to pick up the Bass back in 1974 and I’ve been playing ever since. My first gig was the arts festival at Neshaminy High School back in 1975 with Jamie Thompson and Jim Misina. Jim and I were new to playing live and we were seriously nervous. Since then I’ve had the pleasure to play with some of the best players in Bucks County and beyond including the late Danny Degennaro, Mikey Jr., Jamie and Randall Thompson, Jim Misina, Gwen Umpstead Lefevre, Gene Yeager, Yvonne Mizrahi Blackwell, Paul Urban, Lou Zalvino, Richard Ray Farrell and many many more. Here is a partial list of some of the venues I’ve had the pleasure of being a regular performer. Trump Plaza Casino Atlantic City, NJ, The Dizzy Dolphin Lounge at The Hilton Casino Atlantic City, NJ, The Buck Hotel Feasterville, PA, The Washington Crossing Inn Washington Crossing PA, The Bolero Hotel Wildwood, NJ, The Lobster Loft Sea Isle City, NJ, The Logan Inn New Hope, PA, The Yardley Inn, Yardley, PA. The list goes on. I have been in rock bands, blues bands, a few three piece midi bands, and have performed countless solo acoustic shows all over Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. From Clapton to the Beatles to Gershwin and Sinatra, from Stevie Wonder to Stevie Ray Vaughn, I cover a wide range of material and look forward to playing for your next big event.

  • Dane Rosenfeld

    • 12/07/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

  • Cappy Hour

    • 12/07/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Late night happy hour at the dog and bull! Food and drink specials from 9 till close!

  • Funky Friday Happy Hour

    • 12/08/2017

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Come start your weekend off right with fun, funk, and food!

  • Mia Johnson

    • 12/08/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Originally from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, MIA JOHNSON has been in Philly making music for over a decade. She got her start busking her original songs on South Street, then onto Philly venues, the recording studio, and independent tours of the East Coast and Midwest. Over the years she has performed as a solo act with just acoustic guitar, in a full rock band, and currently performs her music regularly in the acoustic trio called TWO-AND-A-HALF CHICKS which includes herself on lead vocals and guitar, ERIN RYAN on CELLO, and STEPH HAYES on DRUMS. The sound is rhythmically varied, rich in melody and very chill to really rockin' with influences of folk, blues, reggae, gypsy punk and of course, rock n' roll. Although the group plays Mia's original songs, they also have a long list of cover songs ranging from The Pretenders to Madonna, Elvis Costello to Tom Petty and beyond. Mia shows her versatility performing the role of JUNE CARTER in DAVID STONE: THE JOHNNY CASH EXPERIENCE which is the premier full-band JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW and the only Johnny Cash Tribute ever to be selected by the State of California (even over Johnny's original band) to play the 40th anniversary commemorative concert at San Quentin State Prison on February 24, 2009, celebrating The historic performance of Johnny Cash at the facility in 1969. Mia has recorded three albums of her original music and is now in pre-production for her fourth due out in 2010. Her 2004 release DRIVER is available on iTunes and CDbaby.com She also appears as backing vocalist on STEPH HAYES and THE GOOD PROBLEMS 2006 release entitled DIRTY BEAUTY, as JUNE CARTER on THE JOHNNY CASH EXPERIENCE's 2007 release LIVE AT THE GLOBE and on various recordings over the years by several artists including CHRIS KASPER, SCHOOLY D, JAMES KLUEH, THE PRINCES OF BABYLON, ADAM BRODSKY, MICHAEL DUTTON and STAGAZER LILY.

  • Jeff Selby

    • 12/09/2017

    • 8:00am - 12:00am

  • Michael Leggerie (Sat. Brunch Jam 11am-2pm)

    • 12/09/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Michael Leggerie is a Classically trained pianist with a dual major Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Classical Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is also a singer songwriter who performs, composes, teaches and produces in all styles of music.

  • (Sunday Brunch) w/Keli Vale Jazz

    • 12/10/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Philadelphia native Keli Vale started her musical career in duos, trios, and bands, singing R&B, Classic Rock, Pop, Motown, and anything else anyone wanted to hear. In her 25+ year career, she's also sung on worship teams and in Gospel choirs, and has also done musical theater. Her specialty for over a decade now is Jazz, and she has built quite a relationship with the local Jazz Community. Keli has two professional studio recordings. Her first, from 2013, is a full band CD of classic standards and two original compositions, complete with rhythm and horn sections called “Whose Life is This?” Her latest, released in September of 2016, is a bare bones, vocal and guitar recording called “Sweetness” which includes eleven originals and three classics, and was created with guitarist and co-writer Nick Bucci. In 2010, Keli began to study piano to accompany herself for the sake of adding solo performances to her schedule. She now plays a smooth, jazzy mix of Jazz Standards, R&B, some Classic Rock, and Pop on her mostly solo itinerary, which includes several venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. She also does several duo gigs with guitarist and writing partner Nick Bucci, many Jazz trio and full band shows, and fills out her schedule with cocktail hour, corporate, and private party engagements.

  • Julian Rosso

    • 12/13/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

  • Mark Macmanus

    • 12/14/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

    Mark Macmanus is a singer-songwriter from Central NJ. Mark has been writing and performing his original compositions and vast array of covers since 1997. Since 1997 Mark Macmanus has been playing in duo's, trio's and solo gigs performing all over NJ, PA, NY, VT and Austin Texas. Mark is no stranger to music festivals and events as he has participated in the first 3 Utica Music Festivals ('07, '08 & '09) , the Texas Rockfest (2009) and several "Art All Night" events in his home town of Trenton, NJ. A typical Mark Macmanus show will include covers from some of Mark's biggest influences: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Steely Dan, U2, Elvis Costello, Squeeze as well as some of Mark's clever and catchy original songs sprinkled in throughout the night. As John Lennon once wrote, "A Splendid Time is Guaranteed for all!"

  • Cappy Hour

    • 12/14/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Late night happy hour at the dog and bull! Food and drink specials from 9 till close!

  • Funky Friday Happy Hour

    • 12/15/2017

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Come start your weekend off right with fun, funk, and food!

  • Harry Walther Band

    • 12/15/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Harry Walther - Veteran Singer Songwriter from the Philadelphia area that has been entertaining fans with acoustic shows as well as classic high energy rock shows with the HWB, The Harry Walther Band for last 15 years. Performing a wide scale of classic covers as well as original songs ranging from rock to folk to country rock which Harry calls Rock n Roll but has been label by others as Americana. With the great line up that Harry has put together in the HWB band the live shows never fail to rock the house down.

  • (Sunday Brunch) w/Keli Vale Jazz

    • 12/16/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Philadelphia native Keli Vale started her musical career in duos, trios, and bands, singing R&B, Classic Rock, Pop, Motown, and anything else anyone wanted to hear. In her 25+ year career, she's also sung on worship teams and in Gospel choirs, and has also done musical theater. Her specialty for over a decade now is Jazz, and she has built quite a relationship with the local Jazz Community. Keli has two professional studio recordings. Her first, from 2013, is a full band CD of classic standards and two original compositions, complete with rhythm and horn sections called “Whose Life is This?” Her latest, released in September of 2016, is a bare bones, vocal and guitar recording called “Sweetness” which includes eleven originals and three classics, and was created with guitarist and co-writer Nick Bucci. In 2010, Keli began to study piano to accompany herself for the sake of adding solo performances to her schedule. She now plays a smooth, jazzy mix of Jazz Standards, R&B, some Classic Rock, and Pop on her mostly solo itinerary, which includes several venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. She also does several duo gigs with guitarist and writing partner Nick Bucci, many Jazz trio and full band shows, and fills out her schedule with cocktail hour, corporate, and private party engagements.

  • Carl Gandolf

    • 12/16/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Carl Gandalf has been performing in rock and blues bands throughout the Philadelphia area for decades. He is recently back to performing solo, using his trusty strat, harps, and a vintage drum machine. He plays groove versions of blues, rock, soul, reggae and even a standard or two.

  • Mikey Ragz Sunday Brunch Jazz 11am-2pm

    • 12/17/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

  • Soul Custody

    • 12/17/2017

    • 4:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Streets of Rome

    • 12/20/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

  • Christine Warren

    • 12/21/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

    Christine is a solo acoustic guitarist, singer, and entertainer with over fifteen years’ experience performing in restaurants, pubs, and private events (e.g. Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, and Retirement Homes). Born and raised just Northeast of Philadelphia, Christine has a developed a wide networkof supporters, whom she is happy to call friends after many years of playing Philadelphia, Delaware, the New Jersey Shore, as well as Bucks County where she was born and raised. Christine studied music from the age of 11 years old, and then received a formal education in Music from Bucks County Community College, where she studied classical and Jazz. Her early influences come from a Mother who loved Motown and a Father who loved the standards (e.g. Frank Sinatra, Frankie Vallie, and The Beach Boys) and lastly a Bell Bottomed wearing Aunt who rocked to the 1970’s classics (e.g. Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and The Carpenters).

  • Cappy Hour

    • 12/21/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Late night happy hour at the dog and bull! Food and drink specials from 9 till close!

  • Funky Friday Happy Hour

    • 12/22/2017

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Come start your weekend off right with fun, funk, and food!

  • Faraway Guys

    • 12/22/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

  • Michael Leggerie (Sat. Brunch Jam 11am-2pm)

    • 12/23/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Michael Leggerie is a Classically trained pianist with a dual major Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Classical Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is also a singer songwriter who performs, composes, teaches and produces in all styles of music.

  • The Mix

    • 12/23/2017

    • 9:00pm - 12:00am

    Philly-born Vic Monaco picked up his first guitar when he was 8. He continued to take lessons for 6 years until a jazz book hurt his brain. Thus, a pop/rock cover band career ensued. His first residency came with Fox-Chase-based Hot Ice, which marked the start of a long musical collaboration with guitarist/singer Bill Mecaughey which continues to this day in The Mix.In addition to Mecaughey, The Mix is comprised of veteran bassist/vocalist Ric Lake and well-known Bucks County drummer/vocalist Bill Walp. The band’s largely acoustic show features mostly tunes from the 1960s through 1980s. Think The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, America, Fleetwood Mac, The Monkees and Bruce Springsteen. While those names are very familiar, The Mix’s tunes are often songs you just don't hear from other bands such as "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" and "Hand Me Down World" by The Guess Who or "Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen. And then there's the acoustic Beatles set, which has quickly become a fan favorite. "This feels very comfortable from a musical and personal perspective,” said Vic. “I've known both Bills for quite some time and they are good people first, talented and open-minded musicians second. Ric feels like an old friend and his talent on the bass and vocals has taken The Mix to another level."

  • (Saturday Brunch) w/Keli Vale

    • 12/24/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Philadelphia native Keli Vale started her musical career in duos, trios, and bands, singing R&B, Classic Rock, Pop, Motown, and anything else anyone wanted to hear. In her 25+ year career, she's also sung on worship teams and in Gospel choirs, and has also done musical theater. Her specialty for over a decade now is Jazz, and she has built quite a relationship with the local Jazz Community. Keli has two professional studio recordings. Her first, from 2013, is a full band CD of classic standards and two original compositions, complete with rhythm and horn sections called “Whose Life is This?” Her latest, released in September of 2016, is a bare bones, vocal and guitar recording called “Sweetness” which includes eleven originals and three classics, and was created with guitarist and co-writer Nick Bucci. In 2010, Keli began to study piano to accompany herself for the sake of adding solo performances to her schedule. She now plays a smooth, jazzy mix of Jazz Standards, R&B, some Classic Rock, and Pop on her mostly solo itinerary, which includes several venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. She also does several duo gigs with guitarist and writing partner Nick Bucci, many Jazz trio and full band shows, and fills out her schedule with cocktail hour, corporate, and private party engagements.

  • Pop Fiction

    • 12/27/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

  • Lynsay Salera

    • 12/28/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

  • Cappy Hour

    • 12/28/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Late night happy hour at the dog and bull! Food and drink specials from 9 till close!

  • Funky Friday Happy Hour

    • 12/29/2017

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Come start your weekend off right with fun, funk, and food!

  • Dustin Beck

    • 12/29/2017

    • 8:00pm - 12:00am

    Dustin Beck is a piano player and singer specializing in New Orleans standards. He also enjoys Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Funk.

  • David Dzubinski (Sat. Brunch Jam 11am-2pm)

    • 12/30/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Biography Physical/psycho/spiritual radical new jazz jams

  • Mike Leggerie

    • 12/30/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Michael Leggerie is a Classically trained pianist with a dual major Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Classical Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is also a singer songwriter who performs, composes, teaches and produces in all styles of music.

  • Dick Gratton Sunday Brunch Jazz

    • 12/31/2017

    • 11:00am - 2:00pm

    DICK GRATTON started playing guitar in 1948 after hearing his father's extensive collection of jazz and big band recordings. Inspired by guitarists Les Paul, Gene Bertoncini, Tony Mottola and Wes Montgomery, Dick started performing in groups in high school and shortly thereafter joined a group in 1957 working New Jersey night clubs in the Trenton area and Atlantic City. Self taught on guitar and bass, Dick has performed with the late great jazz pianist Dick Braytenbah as well as recording artists such as Philadelphia based vocalists Suzanne Cloud, Denise Montana, Miss Justine and Connie Rainis, Trenton area jazz vocalist Wenonah Brooks, saxophonists Denis DiBlasio and Richie Cole and the late great jazz guitarist Tal Farlow. Area night club appearances include the Greenwood Grill, the Mill Hill Saloon, the Tremont Lounge, the Centre House Pub, the Urban Word Cafe, and Marsilio's Restaurant in Trenton NJ, the Nassau Inn in Princeton NJ and the Farnsworth House and Bordentown Yacht Club in Bordentown NJ. Dick has also made concert performances at the Trenton NJ Mill Hill Playhouse, the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton NJ and the Jazz and Blues Showcase Series in Medford Lakes NJ, led jazz groups at annual dinners for the American Federation Of Musicians Of Trenton NJ, performed at many of Trenton's official functions such as annual Trenton Preservation Awards ceremonies and Heritage Days Festivals, played in Bordentown NJ for annual Cranberry Festivals and Iris Festivals and performed in a six piece jazz group with special guest saxophone artist Richie Cole at the 1998 Trenton Jazz Festival at Waterfront Park in Trenton NJ, opening for legendary jazz performers pianists David Benoit and Alex Bugnon, Latin pianist Eddie Palmieri and vocalist Oleta Adams. Dick has played with Tal Farlow in guitar workshops in Philadelphia PA as well as night clubs in Philadelphia PA and the Jersey shore. In addition to his self-produced CD "THE GUITARS OF DICK GRATTON" recorded during the summer of 1998 at his Bordentown NJ studio, Dick is also featured on recordings of vocalist and composer John Calu, jazz vocalists Linda Lee, Wenonah Brooks and the late smooth jazz vocalist Evelyn Anderson. He has played both concert guitar and steel string guitar on engagements. Recently Dick has been working occasionally with jazz vocalist Linda Lee and author/vocalist/composer John Calu.

  • New Pony

    • 12/31/2017

    • 9:00pm - 1:00am

    Formed in 2006, New Pony is an energetic Philly funk band. The band's musicianship is tight and the chemistry between the band members translates into an electric energy on stage that draws the crowd in and doesn't let them go. The Philadelphia City Paper recently said of them, "they groove, they rock, they make you dance and they throw one of the best parties around." The bottom line about this band is this: if you go to hear New Pony, what will be obvious from the first riffs of the guitar, a growl from the Hammond B-3, the funky beats on the high hat cymbol, and the opening groove set by the bass, is that these guys came to play. <p> New Pony has a vast repertoire comprised of their own original songs and an array of funk and rock covers, all of which are done with a unique New Pony twist. In any given set, the guys can go from an original to an Aretha classic, a wah-wah drenched Beatles cover, to a classic by the iconic Meters, back to an original, and end with their own take on a Led Zeppelin standard. And the crowd will be sticking around for the next set, guaranteed. <p> The band began as a quartet, but two years ago added vocalist and percussionist extraordinaire Robert McNaull, and then added a part-time three-piece horn section - you can hire them with or without the horns. In their time together, they have become one of the most sought after and entertaining bands on the local and regional scenes, having played all over Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Delaware, and Chester counties. The band also makes regular trips to Baltimore, NYC, Delaware, and the Jersey shore, and they've opened for a number of national acts such as The Budos Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bernie Worrell, Papa Grows Funk, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. <p> Looking ahead to 2013, New Pony already has a lot of shows booked. They're also presently mixing their 2nd CD and are looking towards a spring release.

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