Harwinton Park & Rec Concert
rockin' the '60s!
Relive the era we all loved with Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals, Tony Pasqualoni on bass, Loren Evarts on piano and vocals and John Rispoli on drums. This hot band of high level pro musicians, who have been playing together in an assortment of bands since the '80s, will have you on your feet singing and dancing from start to finish and leave you smiling at the end of the show!
The band started in June of 2015 after being asked to play The New Haven Arts Council’s 50 Year Anniversary Party on Audubon St in New Haven. It was a '60s themed party and the council was having trouble finding the right band for the event. Pierce suggested his classic rock band, The Scramble, which already knew many 60’s songs. With a bit of rehearsal, and about 15 strategic new songs added, they could play an entire night of '60s music. He re-named the group for the event, '60s Satisfaction, and the party was a huge success. Both the band and the audience had such a great time, the guys said,” Ya know, maybe we should do this more often, let alone, we already owned the tie dye t-shirts," and as they say, the rest is history. '60s Satisfaction was born.
The band picked up several more shows right away through Pierce’s contacts in CT Park and Rec organizations and they were off and running. One administrator commented that the group was the perfect band for people who come out to summer concerts. '60s Satisfaction has top notch players, is fun, upbeat, and everyone can sing along. What more can you ask of a summertime concert!
Band Member Bios
Pierce Campbell – acoustic & electric guitar, vocals, tambourine, lava lamp
Pierce studied guitar and theory at Ithaca College while getting a major in Liberal Arts and a minor in Economics. He was appointed to the position of Connecticut State Troubadour by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism for 2007 and 2008 and has been playing guitar and singing most of his life, receiving high praise for his versatile and high quality musicianship. Pierce is a full time musician and has released five solo CD’s and four with The Kerry Boys, an Irish music group he co-founded 25 years ago. He plays over 260 shows a year throughout the Northeast at municipalities, libraries, festivals, Irish pubs, coffeehouses, and senior centers. He performs solo and also leads The Funky Butt Jazz Band, and the Pierce Campbell Jazz Duo/Trio.
During the 1990's, Pierce performed with The Five Satin’s, who had the 1959 hit, “In the Still of the Night”. During that time the group performed at Madison Square Garden, The Meadowlands Arena, Symphony Hall & The Spectrum in Philadelphia and The Beacon Theater in New York along with countless other clubs and discos throughout the east coast.
Pierce spent 15 years writing and recording songs for Drew's Famous Party Mix/Turn Up The Music. These recordings are distributed by Drew's through the country at all Party City stores as well as online. If you ever bought a party CD, chances are you've heard some of Pierce's studio work!
Loren Evarts - Keyboards, trombone, hammered dulcimer, vocals
Loren has performed professionally in the CT area in a variety of musical situations for over 40 years. He has played and sung in rock, jazz, and even a disco group, as well as a Portuguese band, when he was 15. He was leader, composer and arranger for the new age/jazz ensemble Confluence, and Sliders, an eight-piece band featuring 5 trombones. Besides keyboards, he has been known to perform on trombone and hammered dulcimer, and sang second bass in Chorale Connecticut. For 10 years he was the organist/pianist at North Guilford Congregational Church and is currently at Milton Congregational Church in Litchfield.
Loren studied jazz piano with noted composer/jazz pianist Anthony Davis. At the University of Bridgeport he studied jazz under Neil Slater, and composition with David Barnett. He subsequently received his Master’s degree in music education, taught for several public and private schools, and is now an instructor for five colleges. He did doctoral studies at Boston University. Loren was a resident at Ragdale Foundation in Illinois.
Loren has recorded 4 albums of original music, and has done studio work for numerous artists. One of his pieces was a finalist in the London Chamber Music Ensemble competition.
Tony Pasqualoni - bass, vocals
Tony Pasqualoni has been playing electric and acoustic bass for over forty years in various rock, jazz, folk, and top forty bands in clubs, restaurants, tents, and Quonset huts all over New England and New York. He acknowledges the influence of his late teacher Linc Chamberland for distracting him from reality for several years to study artistic and technical aspects of music. A mechanical engineering degree and day work as a technical support engineer allows Tony support his musical habit and family of four. Recently Tony has also been working part time as a stringed instrument builder and repairer, both independently and with a “major musical instrument retailer”.
- Drums, Percussion
East Haven, CT
John received his BS degree in Music Education from Southern Connecticut State University and has been teaching and playing professionally for over 25 years. Some live and studio performances include: Axiom Jazz Quartet, The Convertibles, Street Temperature, Sonny Costanza, Les Julian (Parents Choice Award for Children's Music) Jonathan Edwards, Bobby Buster, Dan Cipriano (Wilson Pickett), Funky Butt Jazz Band, Jeff Pevar (Ricki Lee Jones, James Taylor) and Marvin Stamm ( Paul McCartney).
His studies in acoustic and electronic music include sessions with Ed Soph, Jim Mola, David Garibaldi, James Stavris, Rick Liso Nick Forte and Peter Erskine.