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!

 

About Us

Forever Young has established itself as one of the NY 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?

For booking, and additional information, please contact Stu Iselin (914-714-8059 or matchpoint@optonline.netor Joe Riccio (848-702-5212 or jdr550@aol.com


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Upcoming Engagements

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 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.  201-261-6322.  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.  As seating is limited and we are expecting a full house, please be sure to register as soon as possible.  Click here to register:  

  • 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.  Note - seating is limited and advance registration is required.  Please click here to register (or call the library):  https://haverstraw.librarycalendar.com/event/sunday-concert-series-forever-young [We are expecting a full house, so please don't delay registering!]

  • Friday, October 14th: Back by Popular Demand ... Live at The Mason Jar Restaurant & Bar.  219 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ  07430.  Music starts 9 PM.  We will be indoors.

  • 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.  Note - seating is limited and advance registration is required.  Registration is now open for Mahwah Library cardholders.  For all others, registration opens on Sunday, October 2nd.  Please click here to register (or call the library): https://mahwah.librarycalendar.com/event/forever-young  [We are expecting a full house, so please register as soon as you are able.]

  • Saturday, October 29th: Lakeside Restaurant and Bar58 Lake Drive West, Wayne, NJ 07470.  Music Starts 8:15 PM. 

  • Saturday, November 19th: Back by Popular Demand ... Live at The Mason Jar Restaurant & Bar.  219 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ  07430.  Music starts 9 PMWe will be indoors.

  • Saturday, February 4, 2023 [Note  this change of date]: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Pearl River Public Library 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY  10965.  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Venues

 

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 Concert

Pearl River Public Library - Oldies Concerts

Suffern Public Library - Oldies Concerts

Valley Cottage Public Library - Oldies Concerts

 

Carlstadt Boat Club

Church of the Annunciation (Oldies Dinner Dance, Outdoor Summer Concert)

Crowne Plaza (Oldies Dance Party)

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)

Lakeside Restaurant and Bar

MacMurphy's Pub

Mason Jar Restaurant and Bar

Village of Monroe Outdoor Concert Series

Nanuet Hebrew Center (Oldies Dance Parties)

NJ Doo-Wop Association / Paramus Elks Club - Oldies Dance and Concert Performances and Car Rally

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

Shades Repertory Theatre (Oldies Concert)

Shortways Barn

Spampi's Trattoria

Suffern Gazebo (Outdoor Summer Concert)

Temple Beth Haverim (Oldies Dinner Dance)

Town & Country Caterers

Whiskey Cafe

What our fans are saying about Forever Young

 

 

 

 

Jim 'n Peg (The Dance Bums): Great band! Forever Young makes our heart dance. We love ya guys.  Our kind of music.  We love to dance and you are Peg's favorite. Thanks for a fun Sunday!

 

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!!

 

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!!

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!!! 🎵🎼🎶💃💃💃

 

Anne S:  So Cool!

 

Ira B: Go Forever Young !!!

Tracy U: They really are awesome!

 

Barbara S: Great 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.

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