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"Last Perfect Thing ready to quit their day jobs"

The chant gets louder “LPT, LPT, LPT.” As the lights dim, the rush of excitement takes over.

Last Perfect Thing takes the stage to a sold out crowd of fans, friends and family, as headliners at New Jersey’s Stone Pony.

Despite the fact that club local, Bruce Springsteen is not in the audience, it doesn’t change the aura of the legendary rock haven. The “house that Bruce built” is now feeling like home to another Jersey band. Last Perfect Thing is basking in the spotlight with their opening song, “Take Me Away.”

Greg Wilkens and Mike Smith are the original members of the group. Drummer, Chris Donofrio, joined next followed by lead guitarist, Jeff Teeter. Greg says it’s been worth the wait to get this foursome together. They grew up in neighboring towns. All played in various bands during high school. Eventually, it all came together. Endless hours of writing and rehearsing have paid off, but these four know it’s just the beginning. Their day jobs range from theater crew to wine seller. Mike even teaches music for a living. He laughs, “It’s ironic, isn’t it? I make a living with music. What I really love to do is play in the band. But I don’t make any money doing that yet.” That illusive ‘yet’ is within reach.

The audience continues to cry out for more. Greg, center stage, steps to the microphone, Mike, sings along, in perfect harmony. No, really. These guys aren’t your typical rock band. Their blend of rock, punk and pop holds the key to their universal appeal. Along with guitars, keyboards and drums, they’ve added an element of sound that is often missing; that extra dimension in vocals that makes their sound complete. The crowd sings back, rocking, swaying, and bouncing to the beat. You can tell that Last Perfect Thing gets it. More importantly, you can see their fans get it too.

Midway through their set, Greg invites some members of another local band on stage. As they regroup, a hush comes over the crowd. Although LPT prides itself on its original work, their covers are just as good. This one is a stunner. The group on stage breaks into a rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” that blows the crowd away. Without question, Last Perfect Thing lives up to the expectations of a headlining band.

When the night ends, the Cinderella effect wears off pretty quickly, and it’s back to the grindstone. The group has secured a producer, and is currently cranking out a new CD. And they’re keeping hours only a driven, hungry, struggling band could maintain. Jeff says a day in the life of LPT is pretty typical of any working band: work, rehearse, sleep; work, rehearse, sleep.

In their few spare moments, the band still finds time to keep up with their Web site on myspace.com and their new venture, http://www.lastperfectthing.com/. In the long run, this band of twenty-somethings knows it’s all worth it. Last Perfect Thing is ready to travel down that long road to success. - MSNBC


Discography

Single - "Charles"
EP's - Self Titled 5 Song
LP's - "The Signal"

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You may know Last Perfect Thing as a fan among the sea of faces at many of their headlining shows. Or, you may know Last Perfect Thing as the guys you hung out with at the bar last week. The beauty of a band on the brink of taking off is that you can know them from both angles. It’s no secret these guys have been around for years, working hard to book their own tours and constantly expanding their fan base. There’s nothing different about sharing a beer with Greg, Mike, and Jeff than any other friend, but the moment they go on stage, it’s hard to believe “I know them!”. With a natural ability to write solid songs, they also deliver a tight and powerful live show, converting every audience member into an instant fan. Not only can these boys show you a good time while they perform on stage, but recording incredible and full-sounding albums has always been their forte. After selling out pressings of their last albums, they are preparing to bring to light songs that will undoubtedly give this band wings to soar out of Asbury Park and into every radio, television, and city. After all, good music is the last perfect thing we have.

W/ SICK OF SARA
Sep 04 2009 8:00P The Saint - Greg’s Birthday Smash!!!!!! -Asbury Park, New Jersey
Sep 15 2009 8:00P Regal Beagle - Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 17 2009 8:00P 46/20 - Knoxville, Tennessee
Sep 18 2009 8:00P Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Sep 19 2009 8:00P Zakk’s Coffee House - Murfreesboro, NC
Sep 21 2009 8:00P The Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 24 2009 8:00p The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
SUPPORTING KINGS X - N. AMERICAN TOUR 2009
8/7/2009 Raleigh NC - Volume 11
8/8/2009 Springfield - VA Jaxx
8/9/2009 Pittsburgh PA - Pepsi Roadhouse
8/11/2009 Hartford CT - The Webster Theater
8/12/2009 Sellersville PA - Sellersville Theater
8/13/2009 Asbury Park NJ - Stone Pony
8/15/2009 Southbridge MA - ADC Performance Ctr.
8/16/2009 Poughkeepsie NY - The Chance
8/17/2009 Virginia Beach VA - Peppermint Beach Club
8/19/2009 Charlotte NC - Amos'
8/21/2009 Marietta GA - The Local
8/22/2009 Fayetteville NC - Jester's
8/23/2009 Nashville, TN-Mercy Lounge