The Peaceniks
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The Peaceniks

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Reviews from radio people & email reviews from fans"

What people are saying about the Peaceniks!!

American Idol's Sanjaya on WOR's Joey Renolds radio show - "The Peaceniks are all really awesome and really talented!"

"What a beautiful job that is! Moogy Klingman! Barry Gruber! The Peaceniks! What a great sound that is!"
....Joey Renolds - WOR's radio jock after the Peaceniks did a song live on his show -August 2009

Robert Knight's email thanking the Peaceniks for their recent song "A Place Called Haiti" which was played on a variety of shows on WBAI during the week of Jan. 25th, 2010.

"Thanks! It's beautiful in its depth, irony, caring, and nonchalant counterpoint ("Chinese or Italian?").
I played it during the Zinn commemoration on Earthwatch, and again today on the 1pm Haiti Special newsmagazine.
You keep outdoing yourself. Don't stop!"

-Robert Knight - Earthwatch - WBAI

Some emails following the Peaceniks show at NYC's BB King's on Sept. 9th, 2010

<<Hi Moogy - I was so glad I had the opportunity to see The Peaceniks show at BB Kings in New York City. It was such a great show. You have a passionate band who had a great blend of harmonies and really sang and played well together. The level of musicianship that was on the stage was very impressive. I think everyone should give the Peaceniks a listen. You truly portrayed what your band's name says. Peace.
. Look forward to coming out and seeing the Peaceniks again! ........Laura>>

<<It was a fun show! The Peaceniks sounded great! I really enjoyed the show!!! .........Kenee L.>>
<< Thanks Moogy, the concert was fantastic. More Peaceniks! you know, that was really good tonite. ...........Carol B.>>

- various folks


The Peaceniks first album,
"Here come the Peaceniks"
was recently released on Band Together Records. Currently it's in rotation in NYC on WBAI's various radio shows. Peaceniks member Moogy Klingman is currently featured on in a series of interviews with music



The Peaceniks are a rocking jamming band dedicated to peace, love, great rockin' songs and a hippie jam vibe along the lines of the Dead, Phish, the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule (whom Peacenik Moogy use to play with). Their songs are somewhere between the lyrical content of early Bob Dylan, and the harmony sounds of the Beatles.
In the year since they have started playing and recording they have done many shows, concerts and recently put out their first album, "Here Comes the Peaceniks" on Band Together Records. Recently the Peaceniks have been doing a run of monthly Saturday nights at Manhattan's P & G Bar and Grill and breaking house records in attendance! Their monthly Saturday nights continue through May.
This past September, The Peaceniks played at New York's premiere rock club, BB King's. The concert on Sept. 9th, 2009 brought out hundreds of fans. The Peaceniks opened the show and then backed up American Idol's Sanjaya for a long set of his songs.
Over the summer of 2009 the Peaceniks held court weekly at the hot Lower East Side music club owned by Gavin Degraw, "The National Underground". Here, they played songs from their new album and had a "Peaceniks Jam" that went on into the night.
During the summer of 2009 the Peaceniks also performed at several important peace concerts. Opening for Pete Seeger at the New York Friends of Clearwater at Manhattan's Pier 23 in July of 2009. The Peaceniks also opened for Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) at Universal Peace Day concert in August of 2009. The Peaceniks started their career last summer, 2008 with an appearance at Riverside Church for Universal Peace day, August 5th, 2008.

MOOGY KLINGMAN is the co-founder of the Peaceniks, along with Barry Gruber.
Moogy was the original keyboardist for Todd Rundgren and Utopia. He played on 10 Todd Rundgren albums, as well as several Utopia albums. Moogy co-wrote “You gotta have Friends” with Buzzy Linhart. He produced and played keyboards for Bette Midler on her "Songs for the New Depression".
Moogy played keyboards and produced a record for Bob Dylan - "Buckets of Rain" - a duet Dylan did with Bette Midler.
He was musical director/producer, as well as keyboardist on "Music from Free Creek", where Moogy played and recorded with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Keith Emerson among others.
He has also played live for Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Buzzy Linhart and in the 90's - with members of the Allman Brothers/Gov't Mule and a summer tour with blues legend, Bo Diddley.
Moogy has performed at many legendary venues with various groups. From BB King's to Carnagie Hall to Radio City Music hall from NYC's Bottom line to Live radio concerts on WBAI FM and K-ROCK
Moogy has had solo albums out on Capitol and EMI records, as well as on his own label. Many artists have recorded Moogy’s songs including Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Todd Rundgren and Barry Manilow.

BARRY GRUBER is the co-founder of the Peaceniks, along with Moogy Klingman. Barry is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and Peace activist. His former band, Krazy Lyin’ released a CD “If the Moon Could Sing”, and performed all over Seattle and New York. As president of Band Together Records, Barry has also been the Producer or Executive Producer for several CD’s, including PF Sloan (author of Eve of Destruction and Secret Agent Man), Peace Troubadour James Twyman, Kimberly Bass, Afire, and jazz pianist David Arnay.
Barry is also the co-Director of Universal Peace Initiative, an organization that puts on events commemorating the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, turning a day of horror into a re-affirmation of life. Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow (of Peter Paul and Mary), Odetta, Richie Havens, and others have performed at these events.

JIM SATTEN is lead guitarist for the Peaceniks. Jim was Bo Diddley’s band leader/guitarist for 14 years. He also has played for R & B greats, Ronnie Spector, Ben E. King, David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations, Sam and Dave, members of the Allman Brothers Band and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones.

PATTI ROTHBERG is a rock legend in NYC with a gold album "Between the 1 and the 9" and many hit singles such as "inside" reaching the upper levels of the Billboard charts. She has toured with some of rock's biggest stars and just put out a new album this year.