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The Half Brothers!

🕔July 9, 2018 0 comments
  • August 12, 2018
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stan hails from Middletown Conn. He sang most of his life in Catholic schools and in plays and minstrels. He started taking guitar lessons in fifth grade and continued as a result of his mom’s pressure for a little over a year. He never put the instrument down after that. Early on, he was in a very popular band, “The Critic’s Choice” which stayed together for 5 years. The band was performing throughout his years in high school and achieved some notoriety in New England.

Upon graduation from Central Connecticut State College in 1973, he moved to Freehold New Jersey to work as a high school history teacher. There he met his half-brother, Heshy, and the two began playing music together in March of 1974. Acting upon the encouragement of some fellow teachers, the two played for a few small teacher get-togethers and then were persuaded to try out the sound in a bar. They landed a night at a dive called “The Happy Pickle”, which was in Red Bank. They liked the response and kept it going by getting a somewhat permanent gig at “The Red Ranch”, in Brielle.

The rest is history. The two have continued to change outside of music but still remain the same. Heshy has since retired from teaching, and Stan has moved to Howell High School as a Supervisor of two departments.


As always, we urge you to drink responsibly–please use a designated driver to make sure everyone has a fun and safe day!

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