Temple Hill
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Temple Hill

Suffern, New York, United States | AFTRA

Suffern, New York, United States | AFTRA
Band Pop Rock


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"Best Guitarist on the East Coast!"

Bobby Studley was named best guitarist at the Emergenza US East Coast Finals. - Emergenza US East Coast Finals

"Poughkeepsie Live!"

Temple Hill will be featured on the TV show Poughkeepsie Live on April 30th @ 7 pm. The show will be 30 minutes and will consist of an interview and 2 live performances by Temple Hill. - Time Warner Cable - April 30th 2009

"Temple Hill wins Emergenza Music Festival"

"They will now represent the East Coast in Germany at International Finals"

...Last week that trek took a huge step forward when their band Temple Hill, named after the Newburgh school, won the chance to represent the East Coast in the worldwide music festival called Emergenza.

Temple Hill, who also consists of Bryan Spitzer, Bobby Studley, Jordan Yaeger, and Pat Vazquez, had to endure five rounds of competitions beginning late last year where both the amount of fans drawn and a panel of judges were part of the competition.

They were crowned "NY Manhattan (USA)" Champions on June 28 at Webster Hall in Manhattan and will now be flown to Germany, all expenses paid, to compete with 14 other bands from nine other countries for title of "Best Band on the Planet." That band gets "professional production, a sponsored tour, musical instruments and technical gear."

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http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h304/TempleHill/07042008TimesHeraldRecord3.jpg - Times Herald Record - July 3rd 2008

"Band on the Verge"

Written by Jennifer Klein
Wednesday, 29 October 2008

We felt like rock stars," says Bobby Studley, lead guitarist of Temple Hill. "We let it all out and went crazy." He refers to the band's on-stage behavior that lead them to receive first place at the Emergenza Music Festival National Finals, the world's largest music competition for up-and-coming musicians. Their prize: a chance to compete in Rothenburg, Germany, where the band scored third, performing for a crowd of 25,000 at the Open Air Taubertal Festival among the ranks of Anti-Flag and The Hives. Three years ago front-men JP and Rich Molfetta, twins who grew up singing gospel and R&B, recruited a diverse roster of musicians: Bobby Studley (guitar), Bryan Spitzer (bass), Jordan Yaeger (guitar, beat-boxer), Pat Vasquez (drums). Their collective influences range from Prince and Jonny Lang, to Eddie Van Halen and Jimmy Page. Against a backdrop of grooving bass lines, catchy drum beats, wailing guitar solos and JP's soothing tone, Rich's aggressive vocals make for sweet harmonies and high-energy shows. The band is currently setting up showcases around New York City and working on their second CD, The Drive Home, set for release this January. With a sound that's reflective of everyone's taste and talent, no member is outshined. Studley assures, "We make music that we like and want to listen to. That's the whole point."
- Relix Magazine - Oct. 29, 2008


The Drive Home
(LP - 2007)

Are We There Yet?
(EP - 2009)



Temple Hill is grabbing the attention of music fans around the world and earning a solid reputation for outstanding high-energy shows, strong songwriting and superb musicianship. Beginning with foot-stomping drums and grooving bass lines, Temple Hill adds a hefty dose of guitar riffs and some soulful vocals for an undeniable pop / rock sound. This musical combination has already brought significant success. Last June, Temple Hill won the Emergenza US East Coast Finals at New York City’s Webster Hall and in August headed off to the Taubertal Open Air Festival in Rothenburg, Germany to compete at the Emergenza International Finals where they placed 6th from a field of over 6,000 bands. Additionally, tracks from the band’s first release, “The Drive Home,” have been featured on the television shows “Boston Legal” and “All My Children.”

The band was founded by brothers, Jon Paul and Rich Molfetta, who grew up singing R&B songs, but came to appreciate the beauty of Rock & Roll as they dug deeper into the NYC music scene. Inspired to create a Rock band, JP and Rich recruited a few local musicians, including lead guitarist Bobby Studley (2008 Emergenza US East Coast Finals Best Guitarist) and bassist Steve Buonanotte and began to lay down a few tracks. Soon after completing the recordings, the band submitted to a popular local radio station K104.7-FM for a chance to play on stage at K-Fest, the station’s annual outdoor concert at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, NY. Taking a chance, the band submitted the tracks to the station and won the contest! Temple Hill’s first professional gig was playing in front of thousands of screaming fans, as the opener for Good Charlotte!

After K-fest, Temple Hill revised its roster a few times, finally coming up with the right musical chemistry after the addition of guitarist Matt Handler and drummer Adam Tabas as full-time members. In addition to writing and recording songs for “The Drive Home” which was released last year, the band has played shows all over the New York City metro area, gigging at notable venues like Webster Hall, Sullivan Hall, The Knitting Factory, Crash Mansion, and The Bitter End.

Temple Hill is currently writing new songs and preparing to record their second CD. Keep an eye for a show in your hometown. There’s no doubt that if you come to see Temple Hill, whether at a small club or one of the largest international festivals in Europe, you will leave satisfied.