Who is The Black Cross Band? Or better yet, why are the Black Cross Band? ... Black Cross are 6 Hunterdon County NJ musicians with a common love for Southern Rock n Roll and a border line obsession with performing live. They feed off of crowd response which is never for wanting at a Black Cross show.
The Black Cross Band first came together as a jam band for a private event many moons ago. The high end guest list of whose who from the local music scene at that event were very impressed and they made their satisfaction known to the host as well as the band members. The response was so overwhelming that the band decided to give it a go as it were ... Black Cross has morphed a few times over the years. With each version the band only got better and better finally resting on it's current line up which consists of:
Kenny Horvath - Lead Guitar / Co-Founder
Lenny DePiano - Keyboards
Tommy Lunger - Lead Vocals
Jamie Tiger - Drums / Vocals / Percussion
Wiley Moody - Bass Guitar
Don Miller - Lead Guitar/ Vocals / Band Leader / Co-Founder
* Talent is the answer that first comes to mind. All six members of The Black Cross Band are seasoned professionals with years of experience in the music business and performing live in concert.
**Commitment to the music they recreate is second. This band will not settle for a just 'OK' performance. Every single performance is approached and presented with the same veracity. Whether they're in front of 100 or 1000, the commitment to the music does not waver.
*** Dedication to bringing you the best version of every song they cover comes in third. If you could be a 'fly on the wall' at a BCB rehearsal you would see for yourself the focus and dedication these guys have to bringing you the best version of every song they play.
In essence, all three of these factors are what separate The Black Cross Band from the others. The saying comes to mind "You've tried the rest ~ Now try the best" .. We'll leave the light on for ya.
To summarize. The Black Cross Band are 6 friends who came together over 10 years ago to form a band that would pay homage to what they consider one of the best genres in music. Then and now.
If you attend a Black Cross Band concert you can look at any member of the band and see the close relationships they all have with each other as well as the fun they have onstage at every show.. The Black Cross Band is family... From holiday gatherings to summertime BBQ's , the band sticks together. That closeness can be seen and felt at every performance. The brotherly love they hold for each other is matched only by their love for the music they make.
If you haven't been to a Black Cross Band show, or maybe you've seen other Southern Rock Tributes and you went home saying "They were pretty good" ... Well my friends and lovers of Southern Rock, you gotta check this band out next time they're around . You will see the difference from the first note played. But be forewarned, The Black Cross Band means to adopt you into their family. That family goes by the name "Black Cross Nation" and as they say "We're coming for ya"
The Black Cross Band is ready willing and busting at the seams to play for you. Whether it be a backyard shit kicker or a sunny day music festival ... 50 people or 5000 ... We'll bring it every time. Just message us here or on our Facebook page @ 'The Black Cross Band' and get your quote today.
As of May 24th, 2021 New Jersey bars,restaurants,theaters and concert venues open at 100% capacity. Face coverings are no longer needed for those who are vaccinated. Some businesses are still requiring face masks when entering the building. But the bars are alive and kick'n once again. Live music is back !!
COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU ~ SOUTHERN ROCK SPECIALISTS ~ THE BLACK CROSS BAND
WE'RE BACK !!!! BUT NOT WITHOUT LOSSES .... WE'VE SEEN MANY OF OUR FAVORITE LIVE MUSIC VENUES FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS FOR GOOD. . . ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE WE WATCHED MANY OF THE LUCKIER VENUES TURN THEIR PARKING LOTS AND BACKYARDS INTO OUTDOOR CONCERT STAGES .. WE STAND AND APPLAUD EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. OUR HATS ARE OFF TO YOU ALL FOR CHOOSING TO SWIM UPSTREAM. ONE LOVE .
PLEASE CHECK OUR SCHEDULE AS MORE DATES ARE ADDED REGULARLY. AND PLEASE GET OUT THERE AND SUPPORT US AND THE VENUES THAT SUPPORTED LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE BEGINNING .!! .. IF YOU DON'T SEE US PLAYING THEN GO SEE ANOTHER LIVE BAND .. SUPPORT ~ SUPPORT ~ SUPPORT !!!!
Kerwins encore performance
A LITTLE ZZ TOP FROM A GIG AT THE BRIDGEWATER EAGLES RIDERS IN THE FALL OF 2020.
Video captured by Donna Rubinetti at Jambeque 2022
Video captured by Penny Marshall
Video captured by Marcy Collins at Maggie Murray's. November 3rd 2018
Kerwins / 2022 . January
VIDEO CAPTURED BY ONE OF NEW JERSEYS BIGGEST LIVE MUSIC FANS ... PENNY CHARLES ... THEY SAY YOU HAVEN'T MADE IT TILL PENNY GETS YOU ON VIDEO ... LOL
Another one caught by Penny Marshall .. Thanks Penny !!
We wish we still had that hair .. lol ... A little fun for Halloween 2021 at American Spirits Roadhouse .
Penny Marshall strikes again with this great capture of us performing 'I KNOW A LITTLE' by Lynyrd Skynyrd with our former front man JOHN KASPER .. Tons of fun.
We love having fun with this great song written by Charlie Daniels