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Introducing The Cryers' New Guitarist Jimmy McElligott

September 27, 2018
Jimmy McElligott

Without further ado, we introduce to you The Cryers' new #guitarist, Jimmy McElligott, aka Jimmy Mac, to all his many friends and parole officers!

A forty-year veteran of the NYC rock scene (since 1978), Jimmy is currently lead guitarist and vocalist for NYC's club mainstays the Dive Bar Romeos as well as legendary rocker/producer Genya Ravan with whom he had the "Coolest Song in the World" in August 2016 on Sirius XM's Underground Garage.

Jimmy has performed, played or recorded with some of rock 'n' roll's finest including: Tommy James (Shondells), Gene Cornish (Rascals), former Wings members Steve Holley, Denny Laine and Laurence Juber, Mark Hudson (Ringo Starr), Terry Sylvester (Hollies), Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), Ian Lloyd (Stories/Foreigner), Ian MacDonald (King Crimson/Foreigner), John Ford (Strawbs), Kate Taylor, Peppy Castro (Blues Magoos), guitarists Earl Slick & Carlos Alomar (Bowie), Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult), Bobby Bandiera (Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi), bassists Rob Stoner (Dylan), Will Lee (Fab Faux), Moose Bowles (Lou Reed), Gary Van Sycoc (John Lennon), Sal Maida (Roxy Music/Cracker), keyboardists Tom Mandel (Bryan Adams/Dire Straits), C.P. Roth (Ozzy Osbourne/Edgar Winter), horn players Arno Hecht (Rolling Stones), Richie Cannata & Mark Rivera (Billy Joel), Robert Aaron (Bowie/Blondie), drummers Steve Gadd (Clapton, Steely Dan), Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free), Tommy Ramone (Ramones), Brian Dunne (Hall & Oates), Alex Alexander (Eminem/Bowie), Dennis Diken (Smithereens) and many more!

As you can see, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages, we, do not fool around!

Denny Laine with The Cryers Spring 2018

March 13, 2018

The Cryers are very excited and lucky to be entering their 12th year performing with Denny Laine, who will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April as a founding member of the Moody Blues. Come out and see us perform Moody Blues songs like "Go Now," "I'll Go Crazy," and "Can't Nobody Love You," along with Paul McCartney & Wings classics like "Band on the Run," "Live and Let Die," and "Time to Hide," with Denny as the band kicks off their spring tour on April 26th at Knucklehead's Saloon in Kansas City, MO. More dates and ticket info can be found on the Tour page.

2018 Spring Tour Dates

March 1, 2018

In April, The Cryers will kick off their spring tour dates with Denny Laine to help celebrate his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of The Moody Blues. They will also be performing with John Ford Coley. In May, the band will continue to perform with Denny Laine and also open for Joey Molland of Badfinger. The band will also spend Memorial Day Weekend (as they have since 2007) at Abbey Road on the River in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In June, they'll be opening for GRAMMY Award-winning and legendary guitarist Albert Lee. They look forward to playing your favorite Cryers tunes along with some new ones from their upcoming album. Check out the Tour page for tickets and more information about all of the band's upcoming performances. Summer dates will be announced soon!

Congrats Denny!

January 2, 2018
The Cryers with Denny Laine

The Cryers would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to our friend and bandmate DENNY LAINE for his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with The Moody Blues! Denny is a founding member of The Moody Blues, and brought you hits like Go Now," "I'll Go Crazy," and "Can't Nobody Love You," which Denny performs with The Cryers, who have been playing with him since 2006. The induction will take place on April 14, 2018.

Catch the band performing with Denny in 2018 on January 9th at BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York City, January 20th at Imagine Something Yesterday Take III in Upland, CA, April 26th at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO, April 27th at The Club at Classic Rock Coffee in Springfield, MO, and April 28th at Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX. More dates to be announced soon! Ticket and venue info can be found on the Tour page.

Fall Tour

September 13, 2017

The Cryers have kicked off their Fall Tour with Denny Laine on Sept. 8 in Ohio. You still have a chance to help us celebrate 50 years of music and stories throughout Denny's career, including his time with Paul McCartney & Wings and The Moody Blues. The remaining tour includes stops in Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. Check out for dates, tickets, and venue info, and follow us on Facebook at for the latest updates from the road. We hope to see you rockin' out on there with us!

July Performances

June 30, 2017

It's going to be a rockin' summer as The Cryers hit the road to open for Joey Molland on June 29 at the Ram's Head and on July 3 at the Sellersville Theater. Later in July, we will be joining Denny Laine and Terry Sylvester to perform at Tunes on the Dunes on July 17 in Westerly, RI. On July 22, we will be back in our home state of New Jersey for a night of original music with Nalani & Sarina at The Vault in Berlin, NJ. We look forward to meeting old friends and rockin' along with our fans as we perform cuts from both Rock & Roll Holiday and our soon-to-be-released album.

Laurence Juber at The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts

June 10, 2017
A memorable evening of wonderful music and happiness at The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts hosted by The Cryers! Laurence Juber never fails to amaze! Guest Shannon MacDonald traded licks with LJ for the finale and our student openers made us proud! Thank you to all who came out to spend time with us!

On Stage with Three Members of Wings!

May 27, 2017
Many thanks to Gary Gmj Jake, Brit Beat and the weather gods for allowing Denny Laine, Laurence Juber and Steve Holley with The Cryers to perform today after a pretty good downpour! The stage and Sound Crew led by Josh Hawkins are top pros! Three Wings onstage with The Cryers. Things as they should be. Awesome...

See You Tonight At AROTR!

May 26, 2017
Thank you all who were so kind to Denny Laine, Steve Holley and The Cryers yesterday, and made the first show of 2017 so very memorable! This is The Cryers eleventh year as an AROTR House Band and it's like the first time, every time. We had such a great time performing for you and we're looking forward to seeing you all today! Let's meet up for a rocking great time tonight at 9:45, Stage B!

Laurence Juber Returns To Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts June 9

May 18, 2017
Laurence Juber, two-time Grammy Award winner, fingerstyle guitarist, and former lead guitarist for Wings, will be returning to the intimate Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts on Friday, June 9 at 8pm! Please call 732-617-1124 to reserve a spot! It's a very cozy, relaxed venue and a great place to see and hear this talented artist perform. AND, The Cryers will open the performance and join Laurence for a rousing finale! Call the Monmouth Academy for tickets at 732-617-1124.

Thank You, Kent Stage!

May 4, 2017
The Cryers want to thank all of the great folks who came out last night to support live music! Kudos to Tom and all of the great staff at The Kent Stage. Thanks to Denny Laine for having us. Looking forward to the next time.

The Cryers Touring With Denny Laine

January 28, 2017

Celebrating more than 50 years of music and stories with The Moody Blues, The Electric String Band, his legendary solo work and his time as Paul McCartney's chief collaborator in the biggest rock band of the 1970's, Wings!

Joining Denny will be Wings' bandmate, drummer, Steve Holley, who has recorded and toured with so many legendary artists such as Elton John, Joe cocker and Ian Hunter!

The Cryers, one of America's premier independent bands, have been performing with Denny for over 10 years and will be performing an opening set of music from their critically album "Rock & Roll Holiday" and their latest release!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of great music and stories!

Dates will be announced momentarily! Stay tuned!

Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Paul McCartney & Wings) and Wings Bandmate Steve Holley Hit The Road Along With The Cryers

July 20, 2016

It's going to get really hot this August when Denny Laine of The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney & Wings, and Wings bandmate Steve Holley, hit the road along with The Cryers!

Don't miss this high-energy and important journey through rock history through today, where Denny is still writing and recording new music!

Steve Holley, one of the most sought-after drummers today, will be back with his old band mate, for a rocking' reunion!

We're excited as this show keeps growing and evolving. We present Denny in his true light, as one of the most talented singer/songwriters of his generation. We'll cover Denny's career with The Moody Blues, as a solo artist and, of course, his contributions to Paul McCartney & Wings!

Laurence Juber at Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts

June 11, 2016

Many thanks to all the great music fans who came out for Laurence Juber, The Cryers with Steve Holley and special guest, Shannon MacDonald, The World's Greatest Beatles Artist! A wonderful evening of music and warmth at Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts!

Joe Orlando Leader of The Cryers To Appear on The GingerNewYork TV Show in New York City

May 8, 2016

Musical instructor, bassist, vocalist and composer Joe Orlando drops by the GNY TV show for a special acoustic performance. RSVP for studio audience. Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV Studios, Time Warner HD Channel 1993, Friday, May 13th, 2pm.

Two Great Gigs With Denny Laine In NJ/NY

April 5, 2016

Two great gigs coming up for Denny Laine & The Cryers in the NY/NJ area! Here are the places & times. Hope to see you out there!

April 15, 2016
The Vault
150 White Horse Pike
Berlin, New Jersey 08009

April 16, 2016
Benefit for ALS
The Back Stage Pass
33 Railroad Avenue
Ronkonkoma, New York 11779

The Cryers On The Road With Denny Laine

March 31, 2016

Happy Thursday, friends! Most of you know that my band, The Cryers, has been on the road with Denny Laine these past ten years and counting. Denny is a great friend and a mentor, supporting our original music. Denny is one of the most creative writers we've had the pleasure to work with! Hope you will come see Denny and The Cryers as we perform in our backyard at The Vault on April 15th!

Here's a recent article about Denny. A great read!

The Cryers at Abbey Road On The River Memorial Day Weekend

January 30, 2016

Hey, all you Fab music fans! What are you doing Memorial Day Holiday Vacation? Join us for five days of music, family and fun at ABBEY ROAD ON THE RIVER! The world's largest and greatest Beatles inspired music festival in the world! The Cryers with Steve Holley, drummer for Ian Hunter, Elton John and Paul McCartney & Wings, and other great bands from Across The Universe! With The Zombies! Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals! IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC!

The What: Abbey Road on the River
The Where: Louisville, Kentucky
The When: May 26 - May 30, 2016

Belle Liao, The Heart and Soul of The Cryers

December 22, 2015

Belle Liao, the heart and soul of The Cryers. Please read what fearless leader, Joe Orlando, has to say...

"I must take a moment here to tell all of you, my dear friends, about the absolute courage and amazing fortitude of my musical partner, Belle Liao. She played an absolutely fabulous gig with The Cryers on Saturday night, under huge physical pain and emotional stress. She showed what a true professional she is as well as an amazing talent and skilled musician. Kudos to my partner. She has endured ridicule from lesser musicians for her dedication to her craft. Her charts are works of art.

"She'll be angry with me, but I wanted to make it known about our gig on Saturday. An amazing feat of strength and courage. Then on Sunday, an afternoon of recitals at our music school. I hope you will join me in raising a glass to an amazingly strong person and a total professional!"

Record Collector Annual Christmas Party

December 20, 2015

A huge thank you to all of the lovely folks who came out to see The Cryers at The Record Collector tonight for our Annual Christmas Party!

As usual, you made us feel warm, welcome and you were so enthusiastic! It was such a great pleasure to play for you! Have a wonderful holiday!

The Record Collector in Bordentown This Saturday

December 16, 2015

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday at The Record Collector in Bordentown, New Jersey!

It's been an interesting year for The Cryers! We've been all over! Closing out the year in our favorite venue with our favorite people! Don't forget we'll have the newest Cryer, the fabulous Steve Holley from Paul McCartney & Wings and Ian Hunter, keeping time and kicking butt back there on the drums! See you then!

Happy Birthday, Belle!

November 29, 2015

Wishing our own, wonderfully talented, spectacularly beautiful keyboardist, a fabulous Birthday! Long may you rock!

Tearing Up The Blacktop On I-40

November 22, 2015

High noon and back on the road with Steve Holley behind the wheel, tearing up the blacktop on I-40. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank all of the great fans for coming out to see Denny, Steve and The Cryers during our shows in Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Athens, Duluth and Lebanon. Many, many thanks to the venues for looking after us. Thanks to John Salaway for his invaluable help. Much love from here and we will see you soon along the way.

Murray Grove Renewal and Retreat Center's Music Cafe Next Sunday

November 8, 2015

A beautiful, crisp, sunny, Autumn day here in Jersey Central! Speaking of Jersey, The Cryers will be performing next Sunday, November 15 at Murray Grove Renewal and Retreat Center's Music Cafe! Please welcome the newest member of The Cryers' family, former Paul McCartney & Wings drummer, Steve Holley! Hope to see our Garden State friends there! Joe Orlando, Belle Liao, Jeff Otis Brown and Steve Holley!

Wilson Post Article About Our Thanksgiving Food Drive and Concert

November 4, 2015

Here's a feature in the Wilson Post about our Thanksgiving food drive and concert with The Cryers & Forever Abbey Road and Denny Laine's return to Lebanon after 40 years. He spent the summer of 74 there with Paul McCartney & Wings and recorded a hit song in Nashville.

Is Classic Rock a genre on to itself?

November 2, 2015

Is Classic Rock a genre on to itself? With "Rock & Roll Holiday", the latest release by New Jersey's The Cryers, one would answer, "Yes!". From the title track, which opens the album to the hard rocking finale, "Don't Bother Me Please," there is solid writing, great hooks, deep grooves and harmonies reminiscent the '60s, in a kind of Creedence meets The Beatles meets The Rolling Stones kind of way, yet sounding totally modern and fresh! Available on iTunes!

Joe Orlando's Single "Let's Go There" Available Now!

October 22, 2015

Congratulations to our own fearless leader, Joe Orlando, on releasing his single, "Let's Go There," on CD Baby, yesterday! Click here to purchase it for only 99 cents on CD Baby!

Abbey Road on the River 2016

October 8, 2015

The Cryers with Steve Holley will be joining The Zombies, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals at Abbey Road On The River on Memorial Day Weekend 2016! It's going to be EPIC!

Joe Orlando Featured in Gretsch Guitar Catalogue

October 4, 2015

Congratulations to Cryers fearless leader and bassman, Joe Orlando! He was included in the Gretsch Guitar Catalogue, playing his White Falcon Bass at Abbey Road on the River! Thanks to Joe Carducci and the folks at Gretsch Guitars.

Touring with John Ford Coley at The Record Collector and Hersey Park

September 13, 2015

Hey everyone! Hope all are having a great weekend! Coming up for The Cryers are a couple of terrific gigs with our old friend, John Ford Coley! Join us on September 19th at our favorite New Jersey venue, The Record Collector! And on September 20th, John and the band will be in Hersey Park joining up with the 1910 Fruitgum Company at The Music Box Theater!

On The Road With Denny Laine

September 7, 2015

Hope everyone's enjoying the great American holiday with family, friends, food, and of course, music! The Cryers want to thank everyone who came out to rock & roll with us and the legendary, Denny Laine! We played The VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's in Kansas City, Missouri. The Focal Point in St. Louis, Missouri, was our next stop. Then on to The Southgate House in Newport, Kentucky and finally Chicago, Illinois at The Abbey Pub! What a great time we had performing for all of you! The sun is setting behind us as we drive east across Ohio then Pennsylvania. Much love from here...

In Chicago With Denny Laine; Abbey Pub Tonight

September 6, 2015

Good morning Cryers friends and aficionados! Heading out in a bit to The Windy City for our last gig on this swing. We want to thank everyone, all the fans and the venues for the great support Denny and The Cryers have received. A special thanks to the man himself, Denny Laine, for putting on such a great show filled with amazing music. We will see you in Chicago tonight at The Abbey Pub!

Going To Kansas City!

August 27, 2015

We're going to Kansas City! Kansas City here we come! Come on out and join Denny Laine, founder of The Moody Blues and a member of Paul McCartney's Wings throughout their entire career! Plus one of rock's great veteran bands, the Cryers!

We Just Keep Rolling Along

August 19, 2015

Happy Hump Day! It's been a great year for The Cryers! We've played in great venues and met fabulous music fans and friends! The great Wings, Elton John, Ian Hunter drummer, Steve Holley has become part of our little family! We just keep rolling along, now in our 24th year! Join us this September 3rd, as we rock with our good friend and cohort, Denny Laine at Harrah's VooDoo Lounge in Kansas City, MO!

One Soho Square in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

August 11, 2015

Thanks to all who came out to One Soho Square in Old Orchard Beach, Maine for Denny Laine, Steve Holley and The Cryers! Beautiful place with beautiful folks. Thank you, Armand Vachon, for having us out!

The Cryers on WBLQ 1230 AM Westerly, Rhode Island

July 2, 2015

This just in! We found out today that WBLQ 1230 AM in Westerly, Rhode Island will feature The Cryers tomorrow morning and hopefully put us in the rotation! A small step, but a good one! Thank you to those who worked hard for us! To all our friends, thank you for your support! You can listen in online at and ask them to play more Cryers!

On The Road With Denny Laine, Steve Holley and Owen Goldman

June 13, 2015
It's going to be a great few weeks coming up! Recording the new Cryers collection of songs and hitting the road for shows in NJ, PA, NYC and MA with our pals Denny Laine, Steve Holley and Owen Goldman. Check out our schedule and listen to your favorite Cryers tunes on ReverbNation!

Memorial Day at Abbey Road on the River

May 15, 2015
Guess where The Cryers are gonna be this Memorial Day Holiday and where we have been since 2007?! Abbey Road on the River, the best music festival on the planet!

Laurence Juber at The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts

May 1, 2015
Fabulous news! The great Laurence Juber will be making his way to our humble place, the very intimate, Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, for a special matinee at 2pm.
Please call Monmouth Academy, leave a message if we are teaching and we will get back to you ASAP!
Don't miss one of the world's premier fingerstyle soloists right here in our back yard! Also featured are The Cryers!
Reservations $20. Please call 732-617-1124.
The Monmouth Academy of Musical Arts
1230 Campus Drive
Morganville, New Jersey 07751

The Cryers and Denny Laine Are Hitting the Road in Georgia and Tennessee

April 14, 2015

Evening, everyone! Monday night here in Jersey Central, headquarters for The Cryers. We're pleased to say that The Cryers and Denny Laine will be hitting the road again! We'll be visiting Georgia and quite a bit of Tennessee! Hope to see you there! So here it is!

Joining us will be singer-songwriter John Salaway to open the shows, and, some great guests on Wednesday! Gordon Kennedy, co-author of Eric Clapton's "Change The World!" Carmel Helene, whose single, "One Foot Out The Door," drops on the 21st! Phil Kenzie, legendary sax player, who played on "Year of the Cat" and "Jet," will also be on hand! Wow!

Monday, April 20, 2015
Eddie's Attic
515-B North McDonough St. (upstairs)
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-377-4976
Showtime: 8pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2014
3rd & Lindsley
818 3rd Ave, S
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
Phone: 615-259-9891
Showtime: 7pm

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Open Chord Brewhouse and Stage
8502 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Phone: 865-281-5874
Showtime: 7pm

Friday, April 24, 2015
Arts Center of Cannon County
1424 John Bragg Highway
Woodbury, Tennessee
Phone: 615-563-2787
Showtime: 7:30

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104-4866
Phone: 901-278-0034, 901-274-7080
Showtime: 9pm

Thank You Ronkonkoma, Long Island!

April 12, 2015

Thanks to all who came out for the ALS benefit at The Diamond Club in Ronkonkoma, LI last evening! Great to have master muso Steve Holley, of Paul McCartney & Wings and current Ian Hunter Band, behind the kit, keeping it solid and steady! We performed tunes from our "Rock & Roll Holiday" CD, which is available on iTunes!

The Cryers Rock Out For ALS

March 2, 2015
We have fabulous shows on the horizon. Hope to see you there! On April 11, 2015, join The Cryers with Steve Holley as we rock out for ALS at The Diamond Club in Ronkonkoma, NY.

The Cryers and Denny Laine at The Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury, TN

March 1, 2015
The Cryers will be performing their rocking originals supporting the legendary Denny Laine (Paul McCartney & Windows, The Moody Bluyes) at The Arts Center of Cannon County (1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury, TN 371900. For tickets call 615-563-2787 or visit

The Cryers Remember Our Friend, And Drummer, Roger Wolford

January 15, 2014

Bandmate, friend and brother, though you have left us, you will never be far from our thoughts and my heart. These past few years, we have become family. We have traveled many miles. Played many songs. Shared many secrets. The bond we have forged will sustain us through the coming months ahead.

You were and are loved by all who came across your path. You gave us the pleasure of your company. You were kind, compassionate, caring. These are the things we value in people. You had these in abundance, friend.

You were a gift to us. Your laughter was infectious. Your voice, solid, assured. You were a man. You were the heartbeat of The Cryers. We will meet again, someday.

--Joe, Belle, and Jeff

The Cryers Return To Bordentown

May 6, 2013
Dear Record Collector Fans! The Cryers will be returning to Bordentown this Friday, May 10, 2013, to perform The Beatles Classic, REVOLVER, and a set of our original tunes and maybe a few cool covers! We're looking forward to seeing Sue, John and all the great folks at The RC! Missed you!

The Cryers at The Ocean County Library

April 30, 2013
Dear friends! I'll be performing in my adopted State of New Jersey with my band, The Cryers on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at The Ocean County Library in Toms River, NJ @ 7:30pm. We'll be laying down our hard rocking rendition of The Beatles Masterwork, Revolver! Then on to The Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ on Friday, May 10, 2013, for a repeat performance of Revolver and a classic Cryers set! See you there!
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