The Guilty Pleasures

The Guilty Pleasures

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The Guilty Pleasures are an acoustic group that can bring a crowd to any venue with their mix of a wide variety of party songs that cover many genres from today's hits to 80's and 90's to hip-hop, country and more!

Biography

What do you want in cover band? Is it a well-rounded list of songs and versatility? Is it professionalism? How about a full night of entertainment and experience in the NJ scene? The Guilty Pleasures are an acoustic cover band that can not only do all of the above but can also rock harder than two acoustic guitars would normally allow.

The Guilty Pleasures have been known to deliver just what their name implies, good music with a little bit of something that everyone can enjoy. With a large song library and lots of energy, the Guilty Pleasures cover all the bases from current hits, to 80’s pop to 90’s rock, some country, hip-hop and everything in-between. The Guilty Pleasures offer a full night of fun-filled entertainment with a huge song selection.

The Guilty Pleasures are a combination of two of New Jersey’s local musical acts that have each had their fair share of success. Having known each other for over a decade, the Guilty Pleasures have a combined professional musical experience of over thirty years between the three members. The Guilty Pleasures in their present and past musical endeavors have shared the stage with such acts as the Benjamins, No Code (the Pearl Jam tribute), Pezhead and have opened for the Fixx. Their separate gigs have included many of NJ’s hotspots and colleges, including; The Starland Ballroom, the Stone Pony, the Saint, the Crossroads, The NJ State Fair, and in NYC: The Blue Room, the Knitting Factory, the Alphabet Lounge and Kenny’s Castaways. Colleges that they’ve played include Rutgers University, Drew University, Lehigh University and the College of New Jersey. In addition, members of the Pleasures have performed numerous weddings and private functions.

Before turning to covers, Kerry Drexler, the brainchild of the project, made his mark on the Garden State with his psychedelic, heartfelt and multi-layered folky ballads. In early 2008, he recruited singer Nick Fiorello and guitarist Thom LoGiudice. Nick and Thom had been making their own waves in NJ with the energized hard rock band Witty’s Crusade. Together, Kerry, Nick and Thom are poised to make an impact on the cover scene and are finding their way to a bar, college or event near you.

Set List

The Guilty Pleasures will gladly play anytime, anyplace. Sets are usually approx. 50 mins with a 10 min. break. A typical night consists of 2-3 sets although we can be flexible to fit your needs.

Here is a sample of some of the songs that appear in the Guilty Pleasures' setlists

Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive
Dave Matthews Band - Lie In Our Graves
John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
Foo Fighters - Everlong
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Fuel - Shimmer
Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places
Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
Goo Goo Dolls – Slide
Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
James – Laid
Live - Selling the Drama
Matchbox 20 – How Far We've Come
OAR – Crazy Game of Poker
Oasis - Wonderwall
Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Tom Petty – American Girl
Tom Petty – Mary Jane's Last Dance
Red Hot Chili Peppers- Dani California
Paul Simon – Me and Julio
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage/Eclipse
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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