On Friday April 26, 2019 www.t2conline.com was invited to a press preview of The Hit Men’s Homecoming Show they were planning to perform Saturday night April 27, 2019 to a sold out crowd at The Cutting Room. The Press Preview was hosted by Jonathan Clarke,( Q104.3’s “Out of the Box”.) Each member of the group told stories of some memorable moments working on the road.
The Hit Men – Lee Shapiro (keyboards and vocals), Jimmy Ryan (lead guitar and vocals), Steve Murphy (drums and vocals), Russ Velazquez (keyboards and vocals), Jeff Ganz (bass and vocals). Shapiro is the former musical director for Frankie Valli’s Four Seasons; Ryan is the former musical director for Carly Simon.
The Hit Men have been selected by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum™ in Nashville to receive a special award “for their years of dedication to the music, and the countless miles … that they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.”The award was presented to each member of the band by Ariana Gates (daughter of the late Larry Gates, vocalist, composer, lyricist and former member.)