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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!

About Us
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About Us

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 1999, the members of Forever Young are all veteran musicians and 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


For all of our latest updates, please visit and "Like" us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ForeverYoungBandNY

  • Please click here for our performance of "Tonight Could be the Night" (by the Velvets) - recorded Live at the Vista Performing Arts Center.  [Video and production by Carl Botti] 

  • 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)

Live Recordings

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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!

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 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!

  • Saturday, February 10th: 2nd Annual Early Valentine Celebration – Doo-Wop and Oldies, Dinner and More!  A fundraiser concert and dinner / dance for the Libbie Lindsay Little House for Lyndhurst’s Girl Scouts and for the Lyndhurst Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Crew.  7pm – 10pm at Our Lady of Carmel Parish Center in Lyndhurst.  Tickets only $40 (Tickets will not be sold at the door).  Admission includes pasta dinner (BYOB), tables for 8 & 10 can be reserved. Seating is Limited.  Contact Donna with questions or for reservations:  (201) 906-3010.

  • Thursday, April 4th: Daughters of Miriam Center in Clifton, NJ. 6pm. Private event.

  • Sunday, April 7th: Back by Popular Demand … Live at Shortway’s Barn. 991 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

  • Sunday, April 28th: Live at the Mason Jar Restaurant & Bar … Back by Popular Demand  - Join us for a fun afternoon of oldies rock & roll, doo wop & more! 3pm – 6pm. 219 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ

  • Sunday, May 5th: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo [and Rose’s Birthday] with Forever Young at Shortway’s Barn.  991 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

  • Friday, May 17th:  Live at The Vista in Wyckoff, NJ.  Private outdoor afternoon show.

  • Sunday, May 19th: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Haverstraw King’s Daughters Library. 10 West Ramapo Road (Route 202), Garnerville, NY 10923 (845) 786-3800. 2:00 - 3:30 PM.  Visit here to register (or contact the Library): https://haverstraw.librarycalendar.com/event/sunday-concert-forever-young-25630

  • Wednesday, May 22nd: “Autumn Years Living Expo” for 55+.  Crestwood Park Red Barn, 300 West Crescent Avenue in Allendale, NJ. [Rain Date: Thursday, May 23rd.] Tentative time: 9:30am – 2pm. Watch for more details!  Advance registration will be required: call 201-747-2874, email AutumnYearsLiving@gmail.com or visit http://www.autumnyearsmag.com

  • Sunday, June 2nd: Nanuet Street Fair – Main Stage – Orchard St., Nanuet, NY. Performance time TBD

  • Friday, July 12th – Outdoor concert at Atlantic Street Park (adjacent to Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). 7pm. 102 State St., Hackensack NJ. In case of rain, concert will be inside the HACPAC. 

  • Sunday, July 21st:  Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Finkelstein Memorial Library.  24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977.  2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.  Reservations are required.  Please call the library at 845-352-5700 x244 or go to www.finkelsteinlibrary.org/adult-programs .

  • Sunday, October 6th: Oldies / Doo Wop Concert at Haverstraw King’s Daughters Library. 10 West Ramapo Road (Route 202), Garnerville, NY 10923 (845) 786-3800. 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Visit here to register (or contact the Library): https://haverstraw.librarycalendar.com/event/sunday-concert-forver-young-25631

** All dates and times are subject to change

Venues

Contact

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

 

Autumn Years Living Expos - Oldies Concerts

Brightview Lake Tappan - Oldies Concert / Dance Event

Brightview Paramus  - Oldies Concert / Dance / Halloween Party

Carlstadt Boat Club

Cedar Crest Village - Oldies Concert / Dance Events

Church of the Annunciation - Oldies Dinner Dances, Outdoor Summer Concert, International Food Festival

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 Concerts

Elmwood Playhouse Concert Series - Oldies Concerts

Greenwood Lake NY - Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Hackensack NJ Performing Arts Center - Outdoor Summer Concert

Hamlets of Rockland - 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

MacMurphy's Pub

Mahwah Senior Activity Center - Oldies Concert / Dance

Mason Jar Restaurant and Bar

Village of Monroe NY Outdoor Concert Series

Nanuet Hebrew Center [now Congregation Shir Shalom] - Oldies Dance Parties

Nanuet Street Fair - Main Stage - Oldies / Doo Wop Concert

NJ Doo-Wop Association at Paramus Elks Club - Oldies Concerts and Car Rally

Oakland NJ Senior Center - Oldies Concert / Dance Event

O'Grady's  Castle - on the Blue Hill Golf Course

Our Lady of Carmel Parish Center - Fundraiser Dinner / Dance

Paramus Elks Lodge 2001 - Dinner / Dance - Evening of Golden Oldies with Forever Young

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

Shades Repertory Theatre - Oldies Concert

Shortway's Barn

Spampi's Trattoria

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

Village of Ridgewood NJ - Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Kasschau Memorial Band Shell

Village of Suffern NY - Outdoor Summer Concert under the Gazebo

Whiskey Cafe

Yvette and Louis Tekel Senior Residence - Oldies Concert / Dance

 

 

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!

Camille G:  Best oldies band ever! You guys are terrific ...love coming to your events!!! Love the choice of songs and the way you harmonize together.  You guys are the best!

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!

Judy F: It was an amazing performance by Forever Young!  Our community thoroughly enjoyed the evening - let's do it again next summer!

 

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! The Forever Young Band was outstanding this afternoon at Mason Jar playing lots of golden oldies, danceable, singable, good feeling music!

 

Margaret G: Saw you at the Suffern Library and you were GREAT !

 

Laurie C:  As one person said, "perfect weather, perfect band, perfect people."  Beautiful summer night at a pretty park in Hackensack, listening and dancing to Forever Young Band paying the oldies.  A really good band!

Jeannine O: Love you guys. !!!

 

Denise S:  Great music at The Mason Jar today thanks to Forever Young.  Glad you will be back soon!!

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.

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