Related Musical Projects and Endeavors
RELATED MUSICAL HISTORY & ENDEAVORS...
THE ATLANTA CAFÉ BAND (2014- )
Paul Sobolewski has joined up with a kickin’ NJ blues-rock project ! Aside from performing for club gigs and festivals, their well-received 2015 CD release of original songs Waiting All Night will soon be followed by a second release in 2017. Paul Sobolewski: Lead guitar and vocals; Charlie Ohlweiler: Lead vocals and guitar; Wallace Wrede: Bass guitar and vocals; Bob Vrenchak: Drums. For exciting new developments and info: www.theatlantacafeband.com
THE RADIO KIOSK (2006 - )
Kate hosts a weekly internet radio show, streamed on www.HomegrownRadioNJ.org which features freely formatted music, world commentary, phone interviews, and in-studio special guests. Travelers, story-tellers, and musicians welcome! Memorable interviews include John Hall of The John Hall Band and Orleans, Ralph Litwin of the cable TV show “Horses Sing None of It”, and a very special “Earth Day” interview with world-renowned songstress, Judy Collins! Check out her numerous shows and interviews archived on www.Mixcloud.com
Quartermoon: 2002-2007: A folk-rock project which included the creative musical geniuses of Jim Gilheany of Kings in Disguise (bass/vocals) and Jamie Coan of From Good Homes (mandolin, violin, vocals). Their rendition of Dylan’s “I Believe in You” appears on IndieCDs Recording Group’s "Thinking about Bob Dylan." Quartermoon shared the stage on more than one occasion with Professor Louie, Miss Marie & The Crowmatix of The Band fame!
Chapel on Main: 2001 to 2005, Kate&Paul spear-headed and hosted the monthly Open Mic & Showcase along with numerous benefits and concerts at the old chapel building of the First Presbyterian Church, Hackettstown, NJ. Many a young and old budding artist made a debut on this stage and would go on to make their musical mark. Concert highlights included Quartermoon with Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, A Concert for Peace, An evening with Tim Carbone with Len Mooney.
Old No. 9: (1980-1989) A hard-working 5-piece C&W! and country rock band. Kate Sobolewski (lead vocals and acoustic), George Otis (lead vocals and bass)/Mike Esposito (bass) Frank Mrozak (drums and vocals), Paul Sobolewski (lead guitar and vocals), Brett Welcher (pedal steel). Aside from packed roadhouse gigs, Old No. 9 won a radio contest for their version of Bonnie Raitt's "Down in the Country" and opened for Hank Williams' Driftin' Cowboys.
Tom Barth's Rockin' NJ: (1982-1988) Original and cover 60s and 70s R&B tunes. Aside from Paul Sobolewski on lead guitar, members included Tommy Barth of "The Music Box" and the "Barth Vader guitar" fame (lead vocals and guitar), Mike Esposito (bass), Kevin O'Mally (drums). RIP Tommy.
S.S. Cargo Band: (1977-1979) A four-piece pop-rock club band covering popular female and male artists of the day (Heart, Rondstadt, Fleetwood Mac, The Cars, Queen, Bowie, Springsteen..) Aside from Kate and Paul, members included Cecil Lyons (bass and vocals), and James Karo (drums and vocals). Kate's "first band"~
RBI (Rock and Blues, Inc) (2007-2013) - A three-piece power blues-rock band. Members included Oscar Olivera (drums), John Scheid (lead vocal, keys, bass), and Paul Sobolewski (guitar). Most memorable gig - Mini Blues Festival at Centenary College's Lackland Center.
The Blues Elixir Band: (1970's - 2013): Hailing from the Morristown, NJ area, this popular band with a rich history covered Southern Rock and Classic Blues-Rock songs. They were a mainstay at one of Morris County's finest roadhouses Bernie's Hillside Lounge, and performed for many events and parties. A most memorable event was their appearance to a packed house at The Historic Blairstown Theatre, November 2013. In last formation members included: Mike Brady (guitar and vocals), Paul Sobolewski (guitar and vocals), Joe Brady (bass), Jim Sventy (most recent drummer), Dave Welch (keyboards), Dave Hedden (percussion), and Joe Bezzone (lead vocals) along with many other talented artists sitting in on harmonica, horns, and vocal harmonies~
SLIDE home: (1992-1997) R & B/soul club band with the fabulous Gary Gullbergh on lead vocals, Joe Piccarelli (bass), David Oscard (drums) and Paul Sobolewski (guitar).
RAVEN: (1975-1978): Prog rock including light shows and smoke bombs! Aside from Paul Sobolewski on lead guitar, members included Ben Sisson (bass and vocals), Mike Oakley (lead vocals), Tim Bodeman (guitar), and Gordy Wilhelm (drums). Memorable gigs - two benefit concerts for NORML at the Rahway Theater. Recorded demo at the old Myxolydian Studios.