“The Hit Men,” Bring Classic Tunes to the Paramount
Spencer Cohen, Feature Writer
The musical tribute act, The Hit Men, performed a list of classic songs at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Apr. 13 in Peekskill, NY.
The Hit Men are a group of performers that either toured or performed with brand name musicians from Billy Joel to Cat Stevens and Frankie Vallie and Carole King. Since 2010, this group of artists—consisting of founder and keyboardist Lee Shapiro, lead guitarist Jimmy Ryan, bassist Jeff Ganz, percussionist Russ Velazquez, and drummer Steve Murphy—have been touring together playing familiar tunes for audiences all over.
“The band is very tight,” Patron Peter said. “Totally professional from top to bottom.”
This was the second time The Hit Men have performed at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, the first being back in April 2016.
“It’s just an all-around excellent performance,” Patron Ray said. “Second time I’ve seen them.”
The group performed in front of a large projection screen, which at times, showed photo montages and videos throughout the show.
Some of the tunes that were performed included Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World,” and Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.”
“I think, overall, they were fabulous,” Patron Donna said. “I definitely wasn’t disappointed.”
Like with all shows at the Paramount, audience members traveled from near and afar.
“I’m from Baltimore and I’m just up here for the weekend,” Patron Stuart said. “Having a wonderful experience. Well worth the price.”
To see clips from this performance, follow the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater’s Instagram account @paramounttheaterhv: https://www.instagram.com/paramounttheaterhv/
For a full list of our upcoming shows see our events calendar on www.paramounthudsonvalley.com