The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge Band was formed in March of 1968 in NY and had their first of many hit records, The Worst That Could Happen, in 1969. They have performed at every major concert venue over the years including Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The Beacon Theater and Radio City Music Hall…..and shared the stage with a diverse group of legendary artists such as Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, The Beach Boys and Steppenwolf. The Bridge has also made many classic television appearances performing on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Mike Douglas Show and The Della Reese show amongst others.
The band consists of original members James Rosica ( Bass player and vocalist ) and Joe Ruvio ( vocalist ). Both were members of the local Long Island, NY garage band called 'The Rhythm Method'. Louis Agiesta ( Drummer ) toured with the cast of the famous 'Jesus Christ Super Star Show' before becoming a member of the band in the early 1970s. Joining the band in the early seventies are Martin D'Amico (Keyboards and vocalist), and, James Sarle ( Lead Guitarist ) who played on a few of the early Brooklyn Bridge recordings before actually becoming a member of the band in the mid-1970s. Newest member John Williams has performed with The Horizons and The Devotions and brings a strong tenor voice to the group. Rounding off the ensemble is lead vocalist Joe "Bean" Esposito. Joe is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter whose career spans the 1970s to the present day. His songs have been recorded by Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Labelle, Stephen Stills and others. Esposito was a member of the band Brooklyn Dreams, best known for their collaboration with Donna Summer on "Heaven Knows" and "Bad Girls." In the 1980s, he's best known for his performances of the hit songs "Lady, Lady, Lady" from the 1983 film Flashdance and "You're the Best" from the 1984 film The Karate Kid. Esposito also supplied vocals on Brenda Russell's 1988 "Piano in the Dark," as well as a duet with Laura Branigan on "Come Into My Life" from the Coming to America soundtrack (1988). Joe adds a new dimension to the group with his many hit songs and smooth R&B tinged vocals.