• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • September 24th, 2018

    reCAP :: Party Rock: 80s, 90s, 2000s and Today’s Top 40 :: 2018.09.21

    Words by: Victoria Caputo
    Photos by: Geoff Tischman

    The Cap was brought back quite a few decades, thanks to the help of the amazing Party Rock! Party Rock brings together songs from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and today’s Top 40. Their talent roster includes some members of other cover bands, including Jessie’s Girl, the 80s cover band who rocked The Capitol Theatre back in August. The instrumental members consisted of Patrick (Guitar), Meg (Guitar), Jason (Piano), and Charlie (Drums). On the vocal side of things for the male performances were Mat, Qua, Robin, and Paul. For the female songs, main vocalist Joie brought down the house along with Gabby and Jessie.

    Party Rock brought major, much loved throwbacks to their set. Their song choices included some of the biggest hits from artists such as The Killers, Journey, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, and Pink. The music and vocals completely exceeded expectations. Their show consisted of major twists and turns, like when lead female vocalist Joie came out and killed the first verse rap of “No Diggity’ by Blackstreet. The band mixed and mashed songs throughout the performance, keeping the crowd excited and on their toes all night. They even threw in the 90s classic rap that everyone knows and loves, the theme song from the The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

    Not only was the talent there, but the entertainment didn’t disappoint either. The classic 90s outfits were showcased throughout the night’s performances, some of which were inspired by the artists themselves. When vocalist Paul performed “Sweet Caroline”, he came to stage in a sparkly, sequenced jacket, a look we’ve seen many times from Neil Diamond himself. When the band performed “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, vocalists Paul and Joie came out in the widely recognized cheetah print coat and jacket that the artists are known for wearing.

    I was front row the whole night on the floor for Party Rock, and it was definitely a party the whole time. The band’s energy radiated throughout the crowd and had the entire audience on their feet the whole night. Each band member gave their all to the performance, and the crowd definitely appreciated it. Port Chester certainly hopes Party Rock joins them again sometime soon to rock The Cap all over again!