Please join us in our 4th Weekend & Final Event of our Plainfield Arts Council
Queen City October Music Festival !
First Unitarian Society of Plainfield 724 Park Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey
Saturday October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tickets: Free Will Offering
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Wayne Olivieri 'I'm A Music Man ' From Eclectic Mind LP
Wayne Olivieri (Wayne O) has been singing since the fourth grade when he joined the Saint Mary's Boys Choir from Plainfield NJ.He grew up singing at church every Sunday and performing concerts with the choir.
After 8th grade he started his first band and never looked back..............All through high school years he was singing in a band.......And at the age of 17 was playing full time in clubs in New York City like CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, The Lime Lite ,The Village Gate and more. Playing on the same bill as The Ramones, The Talking Heads, Blondie, and a plethora of others.
He performed up and down the east coast and Moved to Asbury Park NJ where he performed at legendary clubs like The Stone Pony , The Fast Lane and others.
It was there where he met and became good friends with John Bongiovi (Jon Bon Jovi). Wayne and Jon stayed friends for over 17 years and performed many times next to Jon and the band. Opening shows etc…He became a regular at The Stone Pony ......one of the most famous rock Clubs in the world at the time(and still is) where he opened and headlined many times for acts like David Johansson, Huey Lewis, Southside Johnny , Cindy Lauper, Beaver Brown, Rick Derringer, Billy Idol and many more.
Wayne Continued to play in Europe and America over the years then took some time off to start a family and raise his daughter. After a long hiatus (and divorce) Wayne is happy to be back writing and recording with new found energy and creativity.
Dave “Snakeman” Runyan
Born and raised in Plainfield n.j. heard this blues coming from neighbors houses and it went right threw me ,my influences were misery and pain, got my first harp in 1969 ,and met Mr. Superharp, 3 years later he taught me about playing from my heart , and gave me a one word lesson (TONE). I am a true Plainfield boy living threw the riots of the 60"s fighting my way to school and fighting my way home my family goes back 3 generations in Plainfield.
Made my living driving 80,000 lb trucks and play blues to release my emotions, not for a dollar ! Blues a human condition from the heart from my soul ,if you ain't got them you can't fake them.
Snakeman Runyan Blues Band - You Talk Too Much