Bongo Boy Magazine Issue 107 - Page 23

Bongo Boy Records Featured Artist Sister Salvation Became My Saving Grace At The Stanhope House A Concert Review By Ariana Archilla I met Joe Amabile at Artie’s Bar and Grill when he played an acoustic set with Chris Zelenka. Even during an acoustic set where he was sitting down the entire time, I could tell Joe had a knack for stage presence. Joe and Chris kept pausing in between songs to chat with the audience, tell a few jokes, or even make the songs they played the punchline—it was just a fun set to sit and watch. It was interactive—something I think is very important in the entertainment business. I mean, what’s the point of entertaining the audience if you can’t even entertain them on all angles? After the acoustic set, Joe told me he was in a hard rock band and I nearly lost my mind. If he was this fun to watch just sitting down, I could only imagine what he’d be like with a full band with him on stage rocking out. Sister Salvation is a hard rock band consisting of four awesome gentlemen: Joe Amabile (vocals), Joe Amabile JR. (drums), Jeff Lepore (guitar), and Lenny Sours (bass). I finally got to witness Sister Salvation on stage at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ, and boy do I have comments. The Venue First off, the Stanhope House was a great venue for their sound. It was my first time ever going to the Stanhope House to being with and Sister Salvation made my experience there incredible