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Sister salvation

Frenchtown, NJ | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Frenchtown, NJ
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Hard Rock




"Steel Waves Radio"

Sister Salvation came out with no holds barred for our launch show at Artie's Bar & Grille in Frenchtown, NJ on Tuesday November 21st. The band kicked the night off with some cover tunes such as Buckcherry's Lit Up, and alternated the show between covers and their rockin originals. Frontman Joe Amabile and his band know how to work the crowd to their advantage. We are looking forward to seeing the band again real soon! - Susan Alexa Steele

"Sister Salvation opening for SPONGE"

We had a great time rocking out to Sister Salvation - Nancy Jennings - After Hours with Nancy Jennings

"On air personality Lunatic fist give his impression"

“Lunatic Fist sez... What can I say!? Sister Salvation are a breath of fresh air! Great song writing that is unique while giving the listener hints of greats from the past! It's a pleasure to share their music and I look forward to hearing more!!! -- Lunatic Fist On Air Personality Tuesdays 12-3 PM EST” - Lunatic Fist

"Babyface Finster has A Sister people are talking about!"

What do you get when you take a successful cover band, and let them start doing things like write their own music? Generally you get one CD of original music that the band will carry around and sell at all their cover shows for the rest of their career. Now that's nothing to be ashamed of; everyone owns their own creative license and determines what is best for them and their career. But the reason I mention it- is because the new original band called sister salvation is the exception to that.

The New Jersey cover band Babyface Finster; is a 4 man cover band that selected their name from a cartoon in order to showcase the fun concept they want to emit. They are made up of vocalist (and band businessman) Joe Amabile, his son and drummer, Joe Jr, guitarist Jeff Lepore and bassist Chris Harvey (aka. Lenny Sours).

Musically I have seen them perform a show that spans a lifetime of music! I've seen them successfully perform songs from 5 decades - to a crowd of singing and dancing fools who kept trying to leave "after this next song" and ended up closing the club. (yeah, that was me ...)
When they are in the "Finster" Zone you can feel the fun-loving energy as guitarist, Jeff L. and Bassist Chris come out onto the dance floor to engage the audience. Frontman Joe A. tells jokes between songs - even drummer Joe Jr. is back there smiling and throwing drum sticks in the air. But when they transform into their other "entity" Sister Salvation - well that, my friends, is something I wonder if the band themselves even knows about.

I've seen both bands and as a spectator it's obvious which band they are gonna be when they hit the stage-Baby face are the guys that play your local pubs, outdoor picnics, and work parties; they are the guys you used to play baseball with or who you share a school carpool with. They are your neighbors up the street who you invite to your picnics and feel comfortable asking for a cup of sugar. But Sister Salvation...that band is made up of rock stars. Larger than life performers who you just wish you knew! Each member stands a little taller, and seems a little prouder on that stage when they are doing their original music, and that's a great thing to recognize because it means, no matter what happens in their careers, they are doing something they love-don't we all wish to have that claim to fame! Bravo, Sister, Bravo!

The group has been playing together for 2 years as a cover band so they already have the chemistry and stage communication down pat. They know how to perform together and read each others signs. It's a great solid base and with that skill mastered, the rest of the day is about the creating-and something tells me they enjoy the creative outlet so much that song writing is downright fun for them!

Describing their music is a creative practice in itself, they call themselves hard rock but that's still vague for me. I like to think of them as "lifetime rock" since you can hear influences from a lifetime of music in them. They take the best of the genre's and combine it into a creative rock and roll tune for our enjoyment! their recent single, Rewind, was released recently and is a great example of the energy they put into their shows- here's a link-you decide! Rewind on Spotify

Because they have a super networking/marketing guru in Joe Amabile, they are hitting the big stages pretty quickly for a relatively new band. They have opened for national recording artists like Sponge and are scheduled to open for Richie Ramone and play on the bill with Tantric, Saving Abel, and Puddle of Mudd next month. Getting in front of those large audiences is key- and they know it! My advice, keep writing songs and start discussing names for your tour bus....Josie's a good one! - Steel Waves Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



  Sister Salvation is a hard rock quartet from NJ. They began as a cover band project " Babyface Finster band ".  After a short time they amassed 600+ plus Facebook fans as Finster and realized that they had something special. The band began to entertain the thought for writing original music. 

   The band having years of music experience began to focus on writing original material. the band is comprised of Joe Amabile on lead vocals, his son JR. on drums, nephew Chris Harvey on bass and Jeff Lepore on guitar. The synergy for the originals clicked as Joe and Jeff had worked together in the past in original projects and Jr and Chris were hungry to make music. Chris and Jeff both lend their writing abilities to the band with the lyrics mostly being penned by Joe. 

   All members draw from certain genres of rock to hard rock that they enjoy which makes their music very original. Each song is something new and delightlful to the ears. The energy and love for music truly show in a Sister Salvation live performance. In a short time they have been the direct supporting act for 90's rockers Sponge, been picked to play with Ritchie Ramone, Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel and Tantric to name a few.

The band still currently plays as its alias BabyFace Finster (  however musically concentrates on its originals with Sister Salvation. Using its growing fan base on both ends to continue to drive its growth. 

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