Thursday, July 7, 2011

TIm McLoone & The Shirleys Rock "Tim McLoone's Supper Club In Asbury Park"

Tim McLoone and The Shirleys

Tim McLoone

The Shirleys

Maureen McKrink

Amy Broza

Layonne Holmes

Tim McLoone

Barbara King
On Saturday night, July 2 I traveled to historic Asbury Park, New Jersey but not to visit the world famous "Stone Pony".  My mission was to see and hear one of the best bands at the Jersey Shore, "Tim McLoone and the Shirleys".  They were performing at the brand new and glorious "Tim McLoone's Supper Club" that has in a relatively short period of time become the "Go to" place for great live music in New Jersey.  Tim McLoone is a living legion in Monmouth County, NJ and seems to have unlimited energy when it comes to not only music but also business, too.  Tim currently has several restaurants he owns and operates in addition to frequently performing with the various bands he has put together. In addition, Tim generously supports various charities throughout Monmouth County. The supper club he built in Asbury Park can rival any supper club you find in the country including New York City.  It's a great venue for live music with first-class acoustics and lighting.

This wonderful band put together by Tim includes the following top professional musicians:
     Tim McLoone: Piano & Vocals
     Shirleys: Amy Broza, Maureen McKrink & Layonne Holmes
     Stephen Munter: Sax
     Bobby Boyd: Drums
     Roger Taylor: Guitar & Vocals
     Jim Celestino: Guitar
     Michael Gribbroek: Trumpet & Flugehorn
     Mark Murphy: Bass

At tonight's sold out performance, the band performed some of the best songs from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's to the delight of the audience. They covered great R & B Classics, Rock, Country and even Broadway songs. One of the best features of this new supper club is that Tim has provided a large dance floor in front of the bandstand and it was always full of happy dancing customers starting with the first note the band played.  What's better than getting to hear and dance to some of your very favorite songs played by a live 10 piece band? Sadly, there are few places left that provide this kind of venue and all my live music followers need to make plans right now to get down to see some of the many acts Tim has booked for the rest of the summer. If you want to catch Tim McLoone and The Shirleys, and you should, make sure you have your dancing shoes on! I have listed their future schedule below:
     7/16/11: McLoone's Rum Runner
     7/31/11: Monmouth Park Concert
     8/3/11: Sandy Hook Beach Concert
     8/6/11: McLoone's Supper Club
     8/20/11: McLoone's Rum Runner
 Before the concert and during the first break, we were also treated to the wonderful voice and piano sounds from Barbara King. The acoustics Tim has built into this supper club are perfect for Barbara. Her voice never sounded better.  You can hear Barbara every Thursday night at McLoone's Rum Runner in "Historic Sea Bright, New Jersey".


  1. Band of Tim McLoone and the Shirleys is famous and one of my favorite as well and love to attend their shows but wasn't lucky enough this time to see their musical show in jersey even after being there in new jersey. By the way nice post and glad to hear about the event again.

    1. Thanks for good words about Tim McLoone and his great band! He will still be performing through the fall so maybe you will get another chance to hear him. Glad you liked the post also!


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