PHIL VARCA & THE SLAMJAMMERS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS TOGETHER WITH PARAMOUNT PERFORMANCE
Long Island Guitarist and Band to Open for Robin Trower in October
Huntington, NY (September 10, 2014) On Friday October 24th at 7pm, please join music fans from across Long Island for a very special concert with local legends Phil Varca & The SlamJammers – who will be celebrating 25 years together as a working Long Island band – as they take the opening slot for classic rock innovator Robin Trower at The Paramount in Huntington.
Lead by virtuoso guitarist Phil Varca, the trio – Varca, bass player Tom Porter and drummer Russell Stone, display a finely tuned ability to listen to and play off of each other. Performing together since 1989, the band’s live shows have become one of their greatest assets. Extended improvisational jams and musical interplay have come to define the group’s live performances and reflect their experience.
Throughout their 25 year history, Phil Varca & The SlamJammers has enjoyed many notable performances, including shared bills with: Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Foghat, Dave Mason, Bo Diddley, Clarence “Gatemouth”Brown, NRBQ, Double Trouble, Shemekia Copeland, Chris Duarte, Popa Chubby & John Cafferty.
Phil says: “There’s nothin’ I like more than sharing a bill with another an act and playing to part of a crowd that is there to see someone else. Their people don’t know you & they don’t owe you! We only get one chance to make a first impression…so I love just playing for those people …turning them on to our music for the first time & seeing their reaction!”
The band is currently writing & rehearsing new material slated for future release, including the current single “Come and Get it” and have several east coast and mid-west dates planned for 2014/15.
For more information on Phil Varca & the SlamJammers, please visit www.philvarcaandtheslamjammers.com
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue, in Huntington, NY. For more information, call 631-673-7300 or visit www.paramountny.com
About Phil Varca and The Slamjammers:
The New York based Phil Varca & The SlamJammers is currently celebrating their 25th Anniversary together making music and continue to thrill audiences to this day. The band can rock thunderously with driving rhythms that will shake you out of your seat, then quickly downshift and display sensitive, evocative playing with their soulful emoting. The group’s raw, guitar driven grooves and energy creates a big sound with no frills. Audiences identify and respond to this energy. For them, it is truly a cathartic experience. Hearing is believing!