(914) 714-8059 (Stu)
(848) 702-5212 (Joe)
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?
For booking, and additional information, please contact Stu Iselin (914-714-8059 or email@example.com ) or Joe Riccio (848-702-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
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Please click here for a video demo of the band (brief music excerpts from recent live performances)
Please click here for an audio demo of the band (brief music excerpts from recent live performances)
Forever Young is honored to be featured in the Summer 2023 issue of Bergen County's "Autumn Years" Magazine.
Please click here to read or print out this feature article on the band!
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 upcoming gigs.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday, June 11th: Back by Popular Demand ... Shortways Barn. 991 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 20th: Village of Ridgewood Outdoor Summer Concert at the Kasschau Memorial Band Shell. 125 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ. 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. (We are honored to be a part of their 65th anniversary celebration!)
Saturday, June 24th: Back by Popular Demand ... Live at The Mason Jar Restaurant & Bar. 219 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. We will be indoors - in the large party room.
Thursday, June 29th: Montvale Free Public Library - Outdoor Summer Concert. 12 DePiero Drive, Montvale, NJ. (201) 391-5090. 7:00 PM.
Wednesday, July 12th: Suffern Free Library – Summer Concert on their New Outdoor Patio! The patio and lawn area have a capacity of up to 200 people, so we are looking forward to a really awesome time! 210 Lafayette Ave. (Route 59), Suffern, NY 1:30 PM. In event of rain, our show will be moved indoors.
Sunday, July 16th: Back by Popular Demand ... Live at The Mason Jar Restaurant & Bar. 219 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. We will be indoors - in the large party room.
Thursday, July 27th: Outdoor Oldies Dance Party at The Vista in Wyckoff, NJ. 2pm. Private event.
Sunday, July 30th: Private Event in Rockland County, NY. We can play at your private party too. Please contact us for details!
Thursday, August 3rd: Township of Saddle Brook, NJ. Outdoor Summer Concert. Watch for details!
Thursday, August 17th: Live on Stage at Oakland Public Library, Two Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ. 2pm. Registration is required. Please click here: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/10549440
Friday, August 18th: Hackensack Performing Arts Center – Outdoor Summer Concert (indoors in case of rain). 7pm – 8:30pm. 102 State Street, Hackensack, NJ
Sunday, August 20th: Back by Popular Demand ... Live at The Mason Jar Restaurant & Bar. 219 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. We will be indoors - in the large party room.
Thursday, August 24th: We are excited to be performing an outdoor summer concert for the Town of Clarkstown, NY at the brand new West Nyack Hamlet Green and Firefighter Park (directly across the street from the West Nyack Post Office), 721 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY. 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. In event of rain, concert will be held at the nearby Clarkstown South High School (31 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack, NY).
Sunday, August 27th: MacMurphy’s Pub. 8 Godwin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Outdoors – under the tent. 1:30pm – 4:30pm. Reservations recommended: (201) 444-0500
Saturday, September 9th: MacMurphy’s Pub. 8 Godwin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Outdoors – under the tent. 5pm - 8pm. Reservations recommended: (201) 444-0500
Sunday, October 1st: New City Library, 198 South Main Street, New City, NY 10956. We are excited to be performing at the library’s Official Grand Reopening (following their extensive renovations)! Weather permitting, we will be outdoors (otherwise our concert will be moved indoors). Watch for more details!
Sunday, January 21st: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Ridgewood Public Library. 2:00 PM. 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 (201) 670-5600.
** All dates and times are subject to change.
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
Montvale Free Public Library - Oldies Concert
New City Public Library - Oldies Concerts (indoors and outdoors - both in-person and online)
Oakland Public Library - Oldies Concerts
Pearl River Public Library - Oldies Concerts
Ramsey Free Public Library - Oldies Concert
Ridgewood Public Library - Oldies Concerts
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 Dances, Outdoor Summer Concert
Clarkstown NY Department of Parks and Recreation - Outdoor Oldies Summer Concert
Clarkstown NY Learning Center - Oldies Concert
Crowne Plaza - Oldies Dance Party
Daughters of Miriam Center - Oldies Concert
Elmwood Playhouse Concert Series - Oldies Concerts
Greenwood Lake NY - Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Hackensack NJ Performing Arts Center - Outdoor Summer Concert
Helen Hayes Hospital - Concert Series
Holiday Inn - Oldies Dance Party
Hudson House - Oldies Dance Party
Kruckers Catering and Picnic Grove - private event
Lake Valhalla Country Club - private event
Lyndhurst NJ Senior Center - Fundraiser Dinner / Dance
Mason Jar Restaurant and Bar
Village of Monroe NY - 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 NJ Senior Center - Oldies Concert / Dance Event
Piermont NY - Outdoor Summer 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 NJ Senior Club - Oldies Concert / Dance Event
Saddle Brook NJ - Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Shades Repertory Theatre - Oldies Concert
Temple Beth Haverim - Oldies Dinner Dance
The Vista - Oldies Concerts / Dance Events (both indoors and outdoors)
Town & Country Caterers - private events
Town of Clarkstown - Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Township of Saddle Brook NJ - Outdoor Summer Concert Series
West Nyack, NY - Brand New Hamlet Green and Firefighter Park - Outdoor Summer Concert
Village of Ridgewood NJ - Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Kasschau Memorial Band Shell
Village of Suffern NY - Outdoor Summer Concert under the Gazebo
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 favorites. We Love to dance and you are our favorite band!
Autumn Years Magazine (Summer 2023 issue): "If you go to a Forever Young performance, prepare yourself for a good time and know that the music will inspire you to get up and dance, and probably sing, too." [This is a short excerpt from the wonderful feature article on Forever Young. Please click here for the full article.]
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.
Golden Oldies, Doo Wop ... and More
(914) 714-8059 (Stu)
(848) 702-5212 (Joe)
or email@example.com (Stu)
or firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe)