"The Group" is absolutely awesome! A killer classic rock band with a great backbeat....they are the real deal, totally authentic...they really connect with their audience and deliver the goods! DON'T MISS THEM! FIVE STARS!!"
Melody Maker Magazine
“THE GROUP” IS AN AMAZING CLASSIC ROCK BAND AND THE PERFECT ENTERTAINMENT SOLUTION FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, CORPORATE EVENTS, WEDDINGS, NIGHTCLUBS, FUNDRAISERS, AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS! "THE GROUP" PERFORMS THE VERY BEST IN CLASSIC ROCK HITS FROM THE 60S AND WAY BEYOND, INCLUDING ARTISTS SUCH AS THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES, THE EAGLES, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, BILLY JOEL, BOB SEGER, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, AND MANY, MANY MORE!
“The Group” specializes in Classic Rock and performs regularly at Corporate Events, Private Parties, Charity Events, Fundraisers, Nightclubs, and Weddings, for between 50 and 5000 people in the NYC Metro area, Florida (Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale area), NJ, PA, CT, MA, the UK, and Japan. A few examples of past gigs include:
•Wounded Warrior Project – Veterans Day Fundraiser Event – New York City
•Planet Hollywood - Times Square, New York City - A charity event to benefit disabled children
•Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, CT – Gala Fundraiser and Auction for 900 people to benefit the school’s development programs
•Marriott Marquis Hotel – Times Square, New York City – “Hedge Funds Care” fundraiser to benefit abused children
•The American Yacht Club – Rye, NY - Private Gala Party for 250 Members & Guests
•The Harvard Club of New York City - Benefit for HIV/AIDs in South Africa
•The Pierre Hotel – New York City - Fundraiser for U.S. Senator Jon Corzine
•Splashlight Studios – New York City - Private Party for CEO of a leading Global Investment Bank
•Briarcliff, NY Private Estate - “High Society” Wedding with 2000 guests
•The Players Club, New York, NY – Private Party attended by HBO management and other leading media executives and their families
•Greenwich Red Cross – Auction award for Annual Fundraiser
........and many, many more!!
The Group is:
Don Baptista - Bass & Vocals, Gery Hatrix - Guitar & Vocals,
David Lippey - Drums, Brian Lippey - Guitar & Vocals,
Darrell Nickens, Mark Vidovich - Keyboards
Born and raised on the mean streets of Newark, two brothers David and Brian and their cousin Don discovered the joys of making rock and blues music at a very young age, and after many years of practice and hard work went on to form "The Group." Later, their high school friend Gery joined the band, and many years of incredible music, cool gigs, and enormous fun ensued.
Their music is real. It is authentic. It is cool. And...it gets people moving!
Together for decades, the members of "The Group" share a lifelong passion for rock n roll, friendship, and the magic of connecting with their audiences by making great music together!
MAXIMUM MUSIC + MAXIMUM FUN = YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH "THE GROUP" : CLASSIC ROCK THAT MOVES YOU!