The Cryers
The Cryers
The Cryers
About The Cryers

THE CRYERS have been performing since 1991 throughout the United States and Canada, especially around their home base of New Jersey and New York City. The band's sound is based deep within the roots of rock and roll. It features a solid beat, captivating harmonies, and powerfully-written songs. Along with their original material, the band performs tunes from the vast archives of rock and roll, breathing new life into timeless classics as well as contemporary songs. Sid Berstein, the man responsible for bringing the Beatles to America, called this band "Magical!"

The Cryers are led by founder and musical director, Joe Orlando (, who writes and arranges the band's original work. He books and produces shows, and handles all arrangements required for a band consistently on the road. In addition to The Cryers' own performances, they are constantly working with such legendary artists as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Paul McCartney & Wings), Terry Sylvester (The Hollies), John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley), Joey Molland (Badfinger), and legendary guitarist Albert Lee.

The band's unique sound originates from Orlando's songwriting talents, bass playing and vocals, plus guitarist/vocalist Jimmy McElligott, aka Jimmy Mac. They are supported by keyboardist/vocalist Belle Liao, whose training in classical piano adds another dynamic layer to the band's music. The Cryers are fortunate to have a rotation of talented drummers such as Steve Holley (who performed with Paul McCartney & Wings, Elton John, and Ian Hunter, to name a few) and Owen Goldman.

In 2007, the band released their self-titled CD, "The Cryers," to rave reviews, and their sophomore effort, "Rock & Roll Holiday," to further acclaim in 2011. They have performed at venues such as the Sellersville Theater, Infinity Music Hall, Havana (New Hope, PA), Ram's Head, The Cutting Room, BB King Blues Club (NYC), Hard Rock Café in Memphis, City Winery (NYC), and many more. See the bottom of the Tour page to see all the venues the band have played at.

This year, the band looks to release their third album as well as continue performing throughout the country. They also enter their 12th year of performing with Denny Laine, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the Moody Blues in April. See the Tour page for all upcoming performances.

Latest Album
Rock & Roll Holiday
Available at
Recent Shows
Friday, September 13
The Cryers with John Ford Coley
Fall Fest
Monday, July 1
The Cryers opening for Albert Lee
Club Cafe
Saturday, June 29
The Cryers opening for Albert Lee
Colony Woodstock NY
Friday, June 28
The Cryers opening for Albert Lee
The Kate