Good Clean Fun Band
Variety Music of all styles from the 1940's to Now, Celtic, Top 40, Variety Dance Band, Accordion, Bagpipes, Fiddle, Saxophonist
Good Clean Fun was created by Michael Bruccoleri (guitar/mandolin/lead vocals/band leader/emcee), in January, 1997 when he approached a female vocalist/guitarist (Eileen Fogarty), and told her about his idea, which was simply to start the next great wedding and party band.
Their 2-piece band was originally named Brock & Fogarty. By the end of 1997, a full-time drummer (Lincoln Hubley) was added, and by the end of '98, the band's name had been officially changed to 'Good Clean Fun'.
In 1999, GCF was going full swing, and had grown into a 4-piece band, which now included Matt Rocchio (bass guitar/vocals). GCF also had TWO keyboardist/vocalists (Frankie Lees, and Greg Gruber), who were not officially in the band, but who played most major affairs with GCF.
In 2004, the band divided, with the guitarist and drummer going one way, and with Matt and Greg staying with Mike. Frankie remains a free-lancer. The other band became known as Eileen Fogarty and the Very Best, while Mike's band retained the name Good Clean Fun.
GOOD CLEAN FUN 2010: GCF is now a full-time 6-piece band. In addition to Mike, Matt, and Greg, the band also includes: female vocalist Lisa Kenny-LaMere, drummer Roger Murdock, and multi-instrumentalist, Keith Gurland. Keith plays tenor and alto sax, clarinet, flute, penny (or tin) whistle, and piano.
GCF is not in pubs much anymore, but keeps very busy playing weddings, parties, and dinner dances.
The standard line-up is 6 pieces, but GCF can be hired with as few as 3, or as many as 9 (or more), including:
horn section, fiddle, accordion, bagpipes, bodhrán, and even Irish Step Dancers!
THE MUSIC: PICK A STYLE, ANY STYLE .
Good Clean Fun, upon request can play 100% Party Pop, such as: Swing & Big Band, Great American Songbook Standards & Jazz . 50s & 60s Pop Rock, Motown, R&B, and Soul . Calypso & Reggae . 70s Classic Rock, Funk, & Punk . 80s New Wave . Disco & Dance . and 90s to NOW!.
Good Clean Fun, upon request can play 100% Country and authentic Irish music, including: waltzes, jives, hornpipes, jigs & reels, polkas, fox trots, and Irish rock.
BAND MEMBER TIDBITS:
Michael is formerly a member (2003-2006) of the wildly popular 60's band Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone. Additional résumé credits include: Sonny Geraci of The Outsiders & Climax ("Time Won't Let Me"), The Coasters ("Yakety Yak"), The Chiffons ("One Fine Day"), and The Reflections ("Romeo And Juliet").
Greg has also toured with Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone.
Roger is a former member of avant-garde band King Missile (Atlantic Records). He has performed and/or recorded with Joey Ramone, Ronnie Spector, Debbie Harry, Leslie West, The Martinets, The Messyheads, Wide Right, and Laurie and The Sighs, among others, and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and the U.K.
Keith has recently toured with many famous big bands, including Glenn Miller ("In The Mood"), Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey.
He is also a former member of The Micky Dolenz Band (of The Monkees - "I'm A Believer", "Daydream Believer").
Lisa was named "Irish Vocalist Of The Year" 2 consecutive years by The Irish Echo Newspaper.
Matt is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He has played with many in the big time . too numerous to list here.