Marco Benevento at The Saint in Asbury Park

New Jersey native Marco Benevento took the stage at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ for a weekend of live music in a most intimate setting. The Saint, with a max capacity of 150, is one of the last small sized venues of its kind. If you haven’t had a chance to catch a show at The Saint, the diminutive size becomes a catalyst for a most memorable experience.

Friday night was filled with instrumental jams, dancing, and light-hearted interactive jokes between the crowd and band. Songs like “The Real Morning Party” and “Limbs of a Pine” had the band and crowd vibrating in unison for the duration of the night. A most unexpected and beautiful cover of “Fearless” had the entire room silenced holding on to every note, building up, to let it all out for a funky fun rendition of “Benny and the Jets”. Marco also invited local singer-songwriter Nicole Akins to the stage for a bluesy rendition of “Dazed and Confused”.

This weekend also included the debut of Benevento’s new song “The Saint” in honor of this iconic venue. This new song as well as several vocal tracks will be on his new album “Swift” which will be released in September.