Side Show Gypsy Band, features members, Joe Mele-Electric guitar, Marcus Live Ruggiero- Vocals/Acoustic, James Cappello-Bass, Sonny Speed-Keys and Brian Melick-Percussion.
Side Show Gypsy (Band songwriter Marcus Live Ruggiero) transforms real life experiences of Love, the quest for the American Dream and everyday life into their own Americana roots rock originals that is sure to leave their audience in awe of their sound.
Side Show Gypsy Band, according to Ruggiero, began with a series of original songs that Ruggiero composed as far back as twenty years to present day. Three years ago, Ruggiero started to compile his songs that he felt were good, but they weren’t built for a listener that had a short attention span in the radio world. He came up with an idea of a stage performance to introduce his songs in a different light. He needed a band to create his soundtrack and vision that he was dreaming of. With his love of Mozart and a creative vision, Ruggiero gathered his musicians that he wanted to create his soundtrack. Although the band is in its beginning stages, this show is just one of a ten concert local series in which immediately following the band will hit the recording studio and record this epic stage performance live. A dbl LP vinyl is slated for fall 2019, with a national tour planned.
Ruggiero hopes to add more stage props, actors, and actresses to aid in telling his story.