Golden Oldies, Doo Wop ... and More
It feels great to be able to perform again in front of live audiences! If we previously performed for you and had a show cancelled due to the pandemic, please immediately contact us so that we can get you back on our schedule. Likewise, if we haven't previously performed for you and you have an upcoming event you would like us to perform at, please let us know!
Forever Young has established itself as one of the NY /NJ metro area’s premier Golden Oldies & Doo-Wop party and dance bands.
Members of the group include Stuart Iselin (piano & vocals), Barney Griffin (lead guitar & vocals), Joe Riccio (bass guitar & vocals), Kenneth Conti (sax & vocals), David Barckett (organ/synthesizer & vocals) and Bruce Pollack (drums & percussion).
Forever Young regularly perform at oldies dances, concerts, “sock hops,” dinner dances and parties, car shows and rallies, night clubs and bars, libraries, charity and other town and community events, as well as birthday, anniversary and retirement parties, weddings and reunions.
Forever Young has opened for such groups as Jay Siegel and the Tokens (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) and The Persuasions (world renowned acapella group). In addition, the band has performed shows for the late doo-wop impresario Ronnie Italiano and the New Jersey Doo-Wop Association and backed up members of the Del-Vikings (Come Go with Me).
We pride ourselves on being true to the doo-wop harmonies and the oldies classics and enjoy our part in keeping this music alive. Forever Young plays ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s oldies from the likes of Dion & the Belmonts and The Duprees to Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. Based on the audience and venue, the group has expanded its repertoire with the addition of Motown, R&B and 'vintage' classic rock hits from The Temptations, Sam & Dave, Spencer Davis, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton and more.
With five strong and experienced lead singers backed by lots of tight doo-wop style group harmony and instrumentation, Forever Young is able to provide exceptionally wide variety and range to its sound.
Established in 2000, the members of Forever Young are all veteran musicians and are residents of Rockland and Bergen Counties.
➔Why not include Forever Young in your plans for an upcoming event?
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Forever Young regularly performs throughout the NY/NJ metropolitan area at oldies dances, concerts, “sock hops,” dinner parties and dances, car shows and rallies, night clubs and bars, libraries, charity and other town and community events, as well as oldies oriented birthday, anniversary and retirement parties, weddings and reunions.
The following are some of our recent and upcoming gigs.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, August 28th: Summer Outdoor Concert Event at Church of the Annunciation. 50 West Midland Avenue. Paramus, NJ 07652. 1pm – 6pm. Open to the Community. We will be performing three sets throughout the afternoon. We invite you to join us! Please contact the Church for more info.
Thursday, September 8th: MacMurphy's Pub. 8 Godwin Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Outdoors - under the tent. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Reservations are recommended: (201) 444-0500.
Sunday, September 11th: Shortways Barn. 991 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 18th: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Finkelstein Memorial Library. 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977. 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM. We played to a full house at this concert.
Friday, September 23rd: Private Event (Oldies / Doo-Wop Dinner Dance Party). We can play at your private party or event too. Please contact us!
Sunday, October 9th: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Haverstraw King's Daughters Library. 10 West Ramapo Road (Route 202), Garnerville, NY 10923. (845) 786-3800. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. We played to a full house at this concert.
Sunday, October 16th: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Mahwah Public Library. 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. (201) 529-7323. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Advance registration required. (Note – we are sorry there are no more seats available. Not only are seats at our concert completely filled up, the waitlist is also filled up.)
Saturday, October 29th: Oldies / Doo-Wop Halloween Party. We can play at your private party or event too. Please contact us!
Monday, December 26th: Private Oldies / Doo-Wop Holiday Party. We can play at your private party or event too. Please contact us!
Thursday, December 29th: Private Pre-New Year's Oldies and Doo-Wop Concert and Dance Event in Oakland, NJ. We can play at your private party or event too. Please contact us!
Saturday, January 21, 2023: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert sponsored by New City Library. 2pm. Due to renovations at the Library, concert was held at Clarkstown Learning Center, 9 Lake Road in Congers, NY. We are sorry, registration for this event has closed as there are are no more seats available.
Sunday, January 22, 2023: Private Oldies / Doo-Wop Birthday Party in Montville, NJ. We can play at your private party or event too. Please contact us!
Thursday, January 26, 2023: Private Event - Rochelle Park Senior Club - Oldies / Doo-Wop Concert and Dance. 2:00 PM in Rochelle Park, NJ. We can play at your private party or event too. Please contact us!
Saturday, February 4, 2023: Back by Popular Demand ... Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Pearl River Public Library. 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965. 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, February 11th: Oldies / Doo-Wop Concert and Dinner / Dance Fundraiser for the Libbie Lindsay Little House for Lyndhurst’s Girl Scouts and the Lyndhurst Municipal Alliance’s Anti-Substance Abuse & Pro-Mental Health Programs. 7:00-10:00 PM at Lyndhurst Senior Center, 250 Cleveland Avenue, Lyndhurst. Tickets $40 (tickets will not be sold at the door). Admission includes a Delicious Pasta Dinner, Dessert and Beverages. BYOB. For tickets, please mail your check, payable to “Lyndhurst Girls’ Association” to Donna Shinnick, 617 Lake Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Sunday, February 19th: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Ramsey Free Public Library. 30 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446. (201) 327-1445. Music starts 2pm. We are sorry, registration for this event has closed as there are are no more seats available.
Sunday, March 5th: Back by Popular Demand ... Shortways Barn. 991 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 12th: Daughters of Miriam Center in Clifton - Private Event. We can play your private event or party too. Please contact us!
Saturday, March 25th: Back by Popular Demand ... Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Mahwah Public Library. 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. (201) 529-7323. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. [This is our fourth time returning to Mahwah Library!] Advance registration required: Registration opens for Mahwah library cardholders four weeks before the date of the event. All of our others are welcome to register two weeks before the event. Please register as soon as you are able. All of our shows at Mahwah Library have been filled to capacity.
Friday, March 31st: Oldies/Doo-Wop Concert & Dance at The Vista in Wyckoff, NJ. 2PM. Private event.
Sunday, April 16th: Oldies / Doo-Wop Concert at Ridgewood Public Library. 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. (201 670-5600.
Thursday, May 18th: Oldies / Doo-Wop Concert and Dance at Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains, NJ. Private evening event open to Cedar Crest Village Residents. (Note - due to renovations in process, there is a small chance this date may change.)
Sunday, June 11th: Back by Popular Demand ... Shortways Barn. 991 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Below are some of the many venues we perform at:
Bergenfield Public Library - Oldies Concert
Finkelstein Library - Oldies Concerts
Haverstraw King's Daughters Library (Oldies Concerts and Dinner Dance Party)
Mahwah Public Library - Oldies Concerts
New City Public Library - Oldies Concerts (both in-person and online)
Pearl River Public Library - Oldies Concerts
Ramsey Free Public Library - Oldies Concert
Ridgewood Public Library - Oldies Concert
Suffern Public Library - Oldies Concerts
Valley Cottage Public Library - Oldies Concerts
Carlstadt Boat Club
Cedar Crest Village (Oldies Concert / Dance Event)
Church of the Annunciation (Oldies Dinner Dance, Outdoor Summer Concert)
Clarkstown Learning Center (Oldies Concert)
Crowne Plaza (Oldies Dance Party)
Daughters of Miriam Center (Oldies Concert)
Elmwood Playhouse Concert Series (Oldies Concerts)
Greenwood Lake Concert Series
Helen Hayes Hospital Concert Series
Holiday Inn (Oldies Dance Party)
Hudson House (Oldies Dance Party)
Lake Valhalla Country Club
Lyndhurst Senior Center (Fundraiser Dinner / Dance)
Mason Jar Restaurant and Bar
Village of Monroe Outdoor Concert Series
Nanuet Hebrew Center [now Congregation Shir Shalom] (Oldies Dance Parties)
NJ Doo-Wop Association / Paramus Elks Club - Oldies Dance and Concert Performances and Car Rally
Oakland Senior Center (Oldies Concert / Dance Event)
Piermont Outdoor Concert Series
Pomona NY Cultural Center (Oldies Concerts)
Presentation Church (Oldies Dinner Dances)
Private Parties and Weddings at many of the area's top restaurants, halls and hotels
Reform Temple of Rockland (Oldies Dance Party)
Rockland JCC - Oldies Concerts
Rochelle Park Senior Club - Oldies Concert / Dance Event
Shades Repertory Theatre (Oldies Concert)
Suffern Gazebo (Outdoor Summer Concert)
Temple Beth Haverim (Oldies Dinner Dance)
Town & Country Caterers
What our fans are saying about Forever Young
Jim 'n Peg (The Dance Bums): "The best 50s and 60s band around!" Forever Young makes our heart dance. We love ya guys. Our kind of music - playing all our favorite songs. We love to dance and you are our favorite band!
Joseph S: For my friends and family who live in the area, and would love to enjoy a thoroughly fantastic six-person musical band, who are very serious about their musicianship, their vocal harmonies and their always surprising song selections ("This Magic Moment", "Have You Heard", "My Girl", "Sixteen Candles", "Ooo Baby Baby", "Desperado" "God Bless the USA", "Good Lovin'", "Happy Together", "The Worst That Can Happen", "Don't Be Cruel", "Looking for an Echo", "Lay Down Sally", "All Shook Up", "It's Only Make Believe", and a perfect rendition of Little Anthony's a cappella hit, "Just Two Kinds of People in the World", and on and on... the Forever Young band will always entertain you and bring you much joy through their great music!! Please do yourself a favor and check them out!!
Nancy B: You guys [Forever Young] were INCREDIBLE! My parents have already gotten so many calls to comment on how amazing the band was. Thank you all for making the day so special for my dad. It was a day we will never forget and a huge part of that was the band and the energy you brought to the party. You were a pleasure to work with too! And I know who we will be hiring at the next big family event! Please let me know if you guys ever need a review, reference, etc. You guys are the best! Keep Rockin'. Nancy 🙂
Finkelstein Memorial Library: We had such a fun weekend grooving to the tunes of the Forever Young band at the library! Thank you to our incredible performers for the wonderful music and to our community attendees for the positive energy. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Kathleen C: They were GREAT. Sung great songs that everyone knew and sung along with. Would very much like to see them again. Great Job Guys.
Sophie F: They are awesome! Saw them at The Mason Jar last Sunday!
Margaret G: Saw you at the Suffern Library and you were GREAT !
Jeannine O: Love you guys. !!!
Denise S: Great music at The Mason Jar today thanks to Forever Young. Glad you will be back soon!!
Camille G: I totally agree .... great day ... you guys are terrific!
Micki V: Forever Young can't wait for your next concert!
Victoria V: Good Times!
Greta D: My Favorite Band! The Best!!!
Debbie F: You guys are awesome musicians! I enjoyed listening and dancing to your music. I'd definitely see you guys again!!! 🎵🎼🎶💃💃💃
Karen G: Fabulous Concert! Really enjoyed the music!! Hope to see you again soon.
Anne S: So Cool!
Ira B: Go Forever Young !!!
Tracy U: They really are awesome!
Barbara S: Fabulous concert. So glad we were able to be there.
Music Connection Magazine: Forever Young has managed to keep the act going for more than two decades. It's hard to keep doing what you do unless you really love it. In the case of this outfit, enthusiasm and affection for the genre are loud and clear.