When Central New York wants to rock to the best of 80’s and 90’s rock, they don’t have to look any farther than hometown favorites Hard Promises. The band is infused with talent beyond compare and have shared the stage with the likes of such artists as Eddie Money, Dickey Betts, Blues Traveler, Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult, Great White, Spin Doctors, and the legendary B.B. King, to name a few.
The setting for a night of 80’s and 90’s rock couldn’t have been chosen better than Exit 33 at the Turning Stone’s The Gig. For those of you that haven’t had the opportunity to check out Exit 33 at Turning Stone Resort and The Gig, it’s a must see venue and the perfect spot to feature the rock and roll talents of many talented artists. With a killer venue, Hard Promises took the stage and began right into getting the crowd pumped and out on the floor dancing with numbers such as Bon Jovi’s “Born to Be My Baby”, Journey’s “Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin” and REO Speedwagon’s “Roll With The Changes”. But it was the interactive Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian” and Van Halen’s “Jump” that sealed the crowds fate as they traveled in time back to the days of hair bands.
With band members Jeff Gordon on vocals, Kevin Farrell on electric guitar, John Goodwin on keyboards, Pete Levante on drums, and Todd Troubetaris on bass , they continued to draw in the crowds and rock them throughout the night with their talents. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, special guest George Nastos, bass player for Rick Springfield, who was also playing at the Turning Stone, decided to sit in an accompany Hard Promises on “Running Down a Dream”, a Tom Petty song that put the performance over the top.
If you haven’t had a chance to take in either Hard Promises or The Gig at the Turning Stone, both are worth the drive for a night of rock and rolling and reliving the days of hair bands and all that was great in the 1980’s and 90’s