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The Hit Men: The Ultimate Rock Concert at the Union County Performing Arts Center

April 13, 2024 @ 8:00 pm

$39.00 – $59.00

Relive Rock’s greatest hits with The Hit Men – five fantastic musicians who have shared the stage with legendary artists, including members of Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Wings, Alan Parsons, Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John, Journey, The Who and Cream.   In this Ultimate Rock Concert, The Hit Men celebrate their associations with these mega-stars, share their first-hand experiences as eyewitnesses to rock history, and perform classic hits you know and love…  “Layla”, “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Eye in the Sky” and many more… just the way you remember them!

In 2019, members of The Hit Men were recognized by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville with the organization’s first-ever “Road Warriors Award”, given to honor “their years of dedication to the music and the countless miles they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.”

With backstage stories, multi-media and top of the charts classic rock hits from so many different rock legends, a performance by The Hit Men is like seeing 10 Rock Legends for the price of one!  Come hear the soundtrack of your life.  Come see The Hit Men.

The Hit Men are:
Steve Murphy:  A drummer/singer/producer/engineer who has been heavily involved in the NY music scene since the late ’80s. The artists he has performed and recorded with are some of the most famous and recognizable names in music over the last 60 years. He became passionate about music and performing at an early age. His first big break came in 1998 when he was asked to work as a vocalist in the studio with legendary producer Phil Ramone on a project for Elton John. His voice was featured on dozens of national commercials including The Army’s “Be All You Can Be” campaign. He was a member of The Alan Parsons Live Project touring over 40 countries. He has also toured with Jack Bruce (Cream), Eric Burdon and the Animals, Chuck Negron (3 Dog Night), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Dave Mason, Todd Rundgren, Steve Augeri (Journey) and more.

Tommy Williams: A guitarist/vocalist who has worked with rock and pop music’s most influential names. He was the musical director and guitarist for Debbie Gibson, the music prodigy who burst on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16.  Featured on her #1 hit “Lost in Your Eyes”, Tommy did two world tours with Debbie and music directed 3 of her best-selling albums. Tommy has also performed with The Hooters, Tommy Shaw of Styx, Steely Dan, Denny Laine of Paul McCartney & Wings, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander, and more.

Gregory Smith:  A bassist and vocalist who has collaborated with so many rock legends that it’s hard to keep track! His resume reads like a “who’s who” of classic rock, including work with Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Alan Parsons, Blue Oyster Cult, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Turtles, Dokken, Denny Laine of Wings, Glen Frey of the Eagles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, and more. Greg appeared in the film Wayne’s World as a member of Alice Cooper’s band, performing “Feed My Frankenstein”.

Mike DiMeo: A gifted multi- keyboard expert and singer. His years as the organist for Tommy James and The Shondells opened the door to his long list of collaborations, including performances with Deep Purple, Johnny Winter, and Bonnie Tyler, to name just a few.

Mark Newman: An ace stringman (guitar, mandolin, lap steel and dobro), Mark is the type of singer whose warm and expressive voice sounds like an old friend. Mark’s musical journey has taken him around the world several time, sharing the Stage with notables such as soul legend Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds, Bobby Whitlock of Derek & The Dominoes, and the inimitable Sam The Sham.

To purchase accessible seating, please call UCPAC’s Box Office at 732-499-8226.


Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065 United States
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