Paul Kares is a nonprofit organization whose mission is dedicated to educating aspiring chefs or musicians, focusing on kids and young adults who show interest and passion for culinary and musical arts. Paul Kares will weave together how these passions could be the foundation for life-long career for young people who are not necessarily college-bound and how they can hone their skills to be a personal chef, sommelier, performer, or all the above. Plus, Paul Kares will get them the tools like musical instruments, knives, etc for the students who can’t afford them and will donate to school systems that need equipment for their classrooms.
Your $35 ticket includes your concert ticket & dinner! Beverages available for purchase (full bar available) Enjoy an evening of songs and stories from the incredibly talented and accomplished musicians that wrote them!
ED SHOCKLEY: : Ed Shockley has been making music professionally since he was barely a teenager. He has spent his adult life writing and recording music with bands as a lead vocalist and drummer. At the same time, Ed has recorded and performed live, supporting dozens and dozens of talented artists.
KEITH MACK: Keith Mack is a celebrated rock guitarist who has backed many of music’s iconic voices over the last 40 years.
He grew up in Rehoboth Beach, De and moved to NYC in the 1980's. To start the journey, Keith teamed with one of rock's greatest singers, Patty Smyth when he joined the band Scandal. The group went on to produce hits like "Goodbye to You", "Love's Got a Line on You" and the chart topping single and album "The Warrior". Patty Smyth and Scandal went on to tour worldwide also making appearances on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Even show.
After Scandal, Keith joined the band CRIES with fellow Delaware resident Ed Shockley and his brother Michael. They recorded a record for RCA and although it had success overseas, the recording was never released in the U.S.
Keith then went on to tour and record with Joe Cocker, Paul Young, among many others. These tours included appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno as well as other television appearances.
In 2013 Keith then hit the road with CYNDI LAUPER for her world tour. Among the memorable dates were shows in Israel and a run opening for CHER in the U.S. Keith was also a part of the FRONT AND CENTER PRESENTS CYNDI LAUPER, a live concert filmed in NYC at the Highline Ballroom celebrating the 30th anniversary of LAUPER’s Grammy Award winning debut album. Keith will also be releasing a new Album with CRIES band mate, Ed Shockley. The new project, WHAT HAPPENED, from SHOCKLEY & MACK will feature songs they crafted during the CRIESdays but never released. The first single I WANNA FEEL ALRIGHT is set for release on July 8, 2022.
CLIFF HILLIS: Cliff Hillis is an award winning singer/songwriter based in the Philadelphia area whose music evokes the sunny pop of the 70’s and has garnered national radio airplay. Hillis has co-written with critically acclaimed songwriters such as Rhett Miller, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Kelley Ryan and Dan Bern.
Tracks from the new album "Be The Now" have been getting airplay on Triple A radio stations such as 88.5 WXPN, 89.7 WTMD and 90.5 The Night.
When he’s not recording and producing albums for himself and others in his studio, Hillis also tours with various bands including Smash Palace, David Uosikkinen’s “In The Pocket”, Patty Smyth as well as The Orchestra (featuring former E.L.O. members).